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Bay View Apartment

Oban, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 11798)

4.7

Excellent

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "The apartment has a very homely feel to it."

    You just naturally settle in...and the view of the bay? Oh, that's priceless!!

    Reviewed by Ijeoma VictoriaNov 2021

  • "We have been to this flat many times and always enjoy our holidays there."

    Some shortcomings are the heating system stoage heaters ( some do not work ) and back up portable heaters. This works but can be cumbersome. Also the cooker gave some problems and we tended to avoid useing it . One major problem which should be mentioned is the difficuty/ expense of parking. There is no free parking in Oban and street parking near the flat is costly and only paid for for two hours at a time ( awkward ) and may not always be available. The nearest public car park ( 24 hours ) is five minutes walk away and only a little less expensive. Staying at the flat for two weeks the parking fees were well over £100 .Guests should be aware of this.

    Reviewed by EdwardSep 2021

  • "This was our 11'th visit to this apartment."

    I think that is self explanatory, see previous reviews. I strongly feel that the amount of emails from Sykes pre holiday is excessive and quite impersonal as its quite obvious they are computer generated. One telephone call a week before the holiday would suffice and bring a personal touch.

    Reviewed by DilwynAug 2021

  • "In many many ways, the cottage was absolutely perfect."

    We loved the retro vibe and the views were spectacular. Everything was scrupulously clean and extremely comfortable - ideal for a relaxing break, with only a couple of quibbles. (1)The cooker was not entirely user friendly. We had particular problems with the gas grill, which, when in use, caused the cooker knobs to become unbearably hot and impossible to handle. (2) The bathroom was clean and spacious, but the lack of a walk-in shower caused problems for an elderly member of our group. Also, as a party of five, we would have appreciated, if not a second bathroom, then at least a second toilet. Of course, we were aware of the facilities when we booked, but none the less it might be something to consider for the future. But perhaps the greatest inconvenience was the very inadequate water supply, which made it impossible to have a shower and difficult to fill the kettle.

    Reviewed by MoiraAug 2021

  • "Not for everyone as everything inside is very dated, however for us that made it better as it is so charmingly vintage."

    It was immaculately clean and the view is to die for.

    Reviewed by BrynAug 2021

  • "Great location."

    Fantastic views.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "Five star accommodation in a five star location."

    Well appointed apartment with traditional good taste. One of the best. Looking forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2021

  • "Great place to stay fantastic view Great place to stay fantastic view"

    Reviewed by JoyJul 2021

  • "The location of the apartment is fantastic & the views from the lounge window amazing."

    It's kitted out with all you might need. Not the most modern but very clean & extremely comfortable. There is no parking outside but free parking was easy to find if prepared for a 10 minute walk or so. We were very happy there & likely to return

    Reviewed by JoanSep 2020

  • "The apartment was very central so all the local shops were easily accessible."

    The views from the sitting room were amazing and it was very relaxing watching the boats whenever we were in.

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2020

  • "I can’t recommend this holiday flat enough."

    The living and dining room area is very spacious and has a breathtaking view of Oban Bay. We were lucky enough to experience some amazing sunsets and people were lining the promenade in front of the flat to take photos whilst we enjoyed it with a glass of wine and a fish and chip supper from the takeaway just around the corner that is recommended by Rick Stein. The parking is a bit of a pain. We decided to absorb parking fees into our holiday budgeting. Basically you need to pay to park between 9 am and 6 pm, but you can have 30 minutes free and then only 2 hours in the same place. We were always out and about so we were fine with it. The pluses with this holiday accommodation are so many that the parking feels insignificant. There’s a lovely seating place behind the flat protected from the wind that catches the sun, we took a paddle board and used it in the bay and stored it just outside the back door, the nearest beach is 2 kilometres away and you can walk or jog there, locals are very friendly, the bath is full length, the kitchen is very well equipped.... I hope you all enjoy staying there as much as we did. Many thanks to the owner

    Reviewed by LindsayAug 2020

  • "The cottage was as described."

    Very comfortable, excellent location, with a brilliant view. Parking was an issue as there is no parking provided with the apartment and it was hard to find anywhere free to park during the day.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2020

  • "Great place to stay because we have been here before we knew we were getting exactly what we wanted."

    Reviewed by JoyJul 2020

  • "This was my second stay that I had worked towards and dreamed of for 13 years and I was not disappointed."

    I was delighted to find that the owner had not fallen victim to 'modernisation mania'. Finding a charming traditional accommodation is now akin to finding the proverbial Needle in a Haystack. The furnishings are comfortable and perfectly in keeping with the original style of the flat. The views and proximity to the harbour are unsurpassed as are the lovely personal touches.

    Reviewed by KathleenMar 2020

  • "Fantastic view of the sea from the living room, in a prime Oban location, with plenty to keep us happy."

    However, parking is a real issue, with no clear instructions as to where to find free parking. From the photos we knew that the apartment was not modern, but with an unacceptably soft bed mattress, dripping taps, no instructions on things like recycling, and lack of basics like a drainer for washing up, spare kitchen bin bags or enough coasters to protect the wooden tables, the place was uncomfortable and we considered leaving early. No doubt it would suit some people well. But without some simple changes I would not want to stay there again.

    Reviewed by DorleAug 2019

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable accommodation."

    The best view in Oban. Very welcoming.

    Reviewed by JoyJul 2019

  • "The accommodation was outstanding we wanted for nothing even down to a welcome cup of tea (awesome) the view from the window and balcony was amazing I could of sat and drank in the atmosphere and not of moved all week (beautiful)."

    A very special thank you to mrs mcdougal ,we enjoyed it so much we have rebooked for November, can’t wait

    Reviewed by AlexanderJun 2019

  • "As usual another fantastic week at Bayview apartment , unfortunately parking is ..."

    As usual another fantastic week at Bayview apartment , unfortunately parking is a little more difficult due to the shortsightedness of Argyll and Bute council increasing parking charges and converting normally free areas to metered parking , that aside it is still a beautiful location and free parking is available within a 10 minute walk

    Reviewed by DilwynJun 2019

  • "Great location."

    Great views. Close to ferry terminal. No hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2019

  • "The time it took Sykes to reply to my complaints and pass on the information to the owner was unacceptable."

    A written apology would have been nice. At first Sykes didn't seem to take my feedback seriously and sent a standard email reply. The follow up customer service is appaling

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2019

  • "Very clean and comfortable apartment."

    Very spacious inside. Views over Oban bay to Karrera ever changing from balcony and large windows are amazing. Does not state having wi-fi in the description but it does which was a pleasant surprise. I would definitely book this apartment again.

    Reviewed by StefanSep 2018

  • "On arrival little personal touches made all the difference loved the fresh flowers."

    Best view in the whole of oban and a lovely place to stay. Already booked to come back.

    Reviewed by JoyJul 2018

  • "It was so comfortable."

    And very near everything. Balcony was a great place to sit at night. Very very pleased with holiday flat

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2018

  • "This apartment has beautiful views across Oban Bay to the Isle of Kerrera."

    It is central to all shops and restaurants and now has Wi-Fi too. Although the weather was very cold, there was ample heating in the flat. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by NanetteMar 2018

  • "The best apartment/accomodation in the town."

    Couldn't possibly stay anywhere else when visiting Oban.

    Reviewed by CraigSep 2017

  • "Amazing views from the window, wonderful place to have a relaxing break from life."

    Fully kitted out kitchen so didn't have to eat out every night,though lots of great restaurants within only a few mins walk

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2017

  • "From first moment of entering the flat, immediately 'wowed' by the room, space, freshness and of course the views."

    so handy for access to oban centre.really great.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2017

  • "There was too much rubbish sent by you before our holiday,it would have been nice to have enjoyed our holiday before you sent more holiday ads."

    but other then that all was fine andycol

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2016

  • "Excellent view over the bay to the mountains."

    Lovely, clean, spacious apartment. All amenities close by. Enjoyed holiday very much, thank you!

    Reviewed by FrancesAug 2015

  • "The apartment was excellent, situated overlooking the bay with a balcony that could not have been better."

    It was very clean and had everything we needed. We left with heavy hearts wishing we were staying longer, one of the best holidays ever.

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2015

  • "A beautiful cottage with fantastic views over the bay."

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2015

  • "Bay View Apartment was centrally situated, and convenient for town."

    The large picture window in lounge area with magnificent views.Spacious and comfortable, and had everything we needed for our weekend break.

    Reviewed by MaryNov 2014

  • "Our second visit to this property and it won't be the last!"

    Excellent location in centre of town with magnificent views irrespective of weather. The owner was extremely helpful and obliging.

    Reviewed by DilwynOct 2014

  • "Property is special for being right on the harbour & in proximity of all necessary supermarkets etc."

    Reviewed by JanineJun 2014

  • "The view is to die for from the lounge windows and the location was first class, the rest was an added bonus."

    Reviewed by TheresaJun 2014

  • "Most enjoyable holiday in excellent surroundings."

    Reviewed by MaureenMay 2014

  • "Oban is a great place to stay with lots of good eating places, lots to do in the town, and in the surrounding area, in all weathers."

    The apartment is in the ideal location. The apartment is very charming, and the views from the sitting room are stunning. The owner is thoughtful and has been very helpful, and we cannot wait for our next stay.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2013

  • "I would recommend this property."

    Huge sun-trap at back of property, fantastic views, very large lounge and great balcony overlooking Bay.

    Reviewed by WesleyAug 2013

  • "The stunning location and view from the apartment was the best you could ask for."

    The owner was kind and considerate in every way.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2013

  • "The location was superb - stunning views - the place spacious and clean."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. Good value for money as well.

    Reviewed by TomMay 2013

  • "Can't imagine a cottage more perfect!"

    Charming, comfortable, clean and the views - absolutely amazing! The Oban Chocolate Factory is right across the street - great tea, coffee, chocolates and WIFI!

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2013

  • "We have stayed in many of the options in Oban over the past twenty years, this unit was by far the best."

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2013

  • "The apartment is spacious with an excellent view."

    The owner was helpful and even took the trouble to drive us around the town for orientation.

    Reviewed by MaurineAug 2012

  • "A nice flat, very spacious with excellent views."

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2012

  • "This is a very charming apartment with a wonderful view of the bay and islands beyond."

    Very convenient for all facilities with great eating places just around the corner. We shall be returning often!

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2012

  • "A lovely apartment with great views from the balcony."

    It is in the centre of Oban and only a short walk away from all the amenities.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2012

  • "The setting and location is super and the property is charming and comfortable."

    We have stayed here many times and are always happy to return. The surrounding area is one of the most spectacular in the country and we are always finding new places to explore.

    Reviewed by EdwardFeb 2012

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The property

A cosy and comfortable first floor apartment set close to the centre of Oban town.

Wonderfully located on the harbour front, this apartment is ideal for families or friends wishing for a relaxed holiday in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.

The apartment boasts three bedrooms and a kitchen with dining area, which looks onto the rear courtyard.

The jewel of this apartment is the spacious sitting room with open fire, dining area and a large picture window with a stunning view over the harbour towards the Isle of Mull.

The balcony allows you to relax and enjoy a cold drink, whilst admiring the sunsets.

The town of Oban is perfectly placed to explore the west coast of Scotland, from where you can take a ferry to explore the Inner Hebrides, or you may prefer to walk or cycle in the surrounding hills and mountains.

Alternatively, explore Oban itself with its many shops, cafes and bars.

Slightly further afield is the Cruachan Power Station, where you can take a tour inside a mountain.

The renowned Arduaine Gardens are well worth a visit to see how the Gulf Stream produces a collection of beautiful plants.

A welcoming apartment with something to suit everyone, whatever the season.

Summary

  • All first floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room (seats 4) with dining area, open fire, electric fire and access to balcony.
  • Electric heaters and oil filled radiators with electric fire and open fire in sitting room
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, CD, radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of coal for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free of charge car park 10 mins walk
  • Small rear courtyard with furniture
  • Front balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Children aged 8 and over only
  • Note: This property is situated above a jewellery shop.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

OBAN

Fort William 45 miles; Glasgow 95 miles.

The bustling town of Oban rests amidst the picturesque hills surrounding Oban Bay, on the stunning west coast of Scotland and offers an abundance of bars and restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. The town's beautiful streets are awash with a wide choice of shops and boutiques, whilst the Oban Distillery is easily accessible occupying a central position within the town centre. Take a trip to the Scottish Sealife Sanctuary situated on Loch Creran, offering crystal clear waters inhabited by a variety of enchanting marine creatures. The tiny Isle of Lismore is just a short ferry ride away, boasting a wealth of wild flowers and home to 130 differing species of birdlife, whilst the Isles of Mull and Iona are a great location for a day trip. An ideal base for a unique and unforgettable holiday.

Note: Children aged 8 and over only.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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