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Grebe Cottage

Balvicar, Isle Of Seil, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 1002290)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Beautiful cottage with everything you could need in it.”

    Spotlessly clean & very comfortable. Beautiful village and local people all very friendly & helpful.

    Spotlessly clean & very comfortable. Beautiful village and local people all very friendly & helpful.

    - Mr Brookbank, June 2021

The property

Balvicar 1.9 miles.

This quaint, mid-terrace cottage is situated in a remote location, in the small village of Ellenabeich, near Balvicar on the Isle of Seil, Scotland.

Internally, the property has been renovated to provide a contemporary base for couples, friends and small families looking for a rural retreat in the peaceful countryside.

Look forward to spending your evening in the open-plan living space, curled up with your loved ones and catching up with your favourite shows.

The Smart TV enables people to watch TV, TV on demand and also stream from the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime.

The all-in-one music system allows for connectivity to phones, ipods and to streaming services such as Spotify if people have an account.

The kitchen has everything you could need to rustle up a delicious meal for the whole family, to be enjoyed at the dining area over a well-deserved glass of wine, with a convenient dishwasher so you barely have to lift a finger to wash up!

The property benefits from two well-presented bedrooms, both of which rest on the ground floor, comprising of a king-size and twin.

Both bedrooms have a range of quality furnishings to store your personal items, with access to a family bathroom where you can enjoy a long soak in the tub after a tiring day.

Use the enclosed garden area to the rear for sitting out in the afternoon sun with a refreshing beverage and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining.

This lovely rural area of the Isle of Seil provides an escape to a peaceful location with plenty of trails for walking and cycling.

Just over two miles away is the Isle of Seil Golf Club for those sporty types, with easy access to the coast and a number of lakes and rivers for all manner of watersporting activities, including fishing, sailing and kayaking.

For garden enthusiasts, all 20 Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute are within easy reach of the property.

An Cala garden is only a 2 minute walk from the cottage.

Further afield is the resort town of Oban, which offers a large selection of pubs and restaurants for that fine dining experience, whilst the centre also offers a choice of shops and supermarkets for all of your amenities.

Discover a number of historical attractions, including McCaig's Tower, which dates back to the 19th century and provides panoramic views across Oban Bay.

Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds and guided tours of Oban Distillery are two of the many attractions available in Oban.

Return to Grebe Cottage for a relaxing evening with your loved ones in this contemporary dwelling.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove (starter pack included)
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV with access to Netflix or Amazon Prime, a DAB+/FM Bluetooth internet stereo all-in-one smart music system with Spotify connect
  • Superfast broadband WiFi
  • Books and games
  • High chair available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed lawned garden with shed, barbecue and seating area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 0.1, Shop 0.1, Restaurant 0.1, Coast 0.1 & Beach 0.1miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Oban 14 miles.

The village of Balvicar is found on Seil, the most northerly of the Slate Islands, attached to the Scottish mainland by the Clachan Bridge, built in 1793 and now famously known as the 'Bridge over the Atlantic' as it spans the narrow strip of ocean. This is a very peaceful and tranquil area, with an abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery which is wonderful for walking, birdwatching, cycling, boating and fishing. Balvicar's village shop and post office boast a wide range of groceries, newspapers, fishing tackle for sale and golf clubs for use at the adjacent Golf Club. The two other inhabited slate islands, Easdale and Luing, are reached by a small passenger ferry and a car ferry respectively. Not to be missed are the high adrenaline boat trips by Sea-fari and the more sedate trips by Sealife Adventures, which offer a wide range of marine eco-tours that include visits to the Gulf of Corryvreckan, home of the world's third largest whirlpool, whale and dolphin watching as well as the chance to spot basking sharks and a wealth of seabirds.