An Lionadh(sleeps 8 + 2) is stunningly located with amazing views out to 13 islands, on the edge of the Atlantic on the car free Island of Easdale, 30 minutes South of Oban on Scotland's beautiful and wild West Coast.
An Lionadh is a unique detached house in a fantastic location with what has been described as 'the best view on the West Coast'. Located on the Western shore of the tiny car free island of Easdale, An Lionadh looks out to the islands of Luing, Scarba, Jura, Colonsay and Islay to name but a few. Offering home from home accommodation for 8 people in 4 bedrooms, there is room for an extra 2 on camp beds if you bring your own bedding. It is a spacious house with electric heating and plenty hot water aswell as a cosy stove in the kitchen. There are 2 double rooms, one twin room and a bunk room with a single bunk on the top and a double on the bottom with an ensuite toilet, 2 of the bedrooms and the bathroom are downstairs. All linen and towels are provided and a separate washing room means there is plenty space. There is a large sitting room with a piano, guitar, TV DVD player (lots of DVDS), a craft corner and lots of games and books. Free WIFI.
There is a large garden with an infinity lawn dropping down to your own stony beach which shines with the Fool's Gold to be found all over the island. Dogs are welcome.
Easdale Island is a haven from the hustle and bustle of life. There are no roads and no cars, which are not needed as the island is so small. To transport your luggage and small children the islanders use wheel barrows parked by the ferry shed. An Lionadh is just a few minutes walk from the small foot ferry which takes approx 3 minutes from the pier at Ellenabeich and departs every half hour or on demand for much of the day in the Summer season.
There is a lively village hall which regularly hosts popular bands, theatre companies and artists and the icing on the cake is the award winning Puffer Bar and Restaurant which serves lunches, teas, suppers and has a wide selections of beers, ciders and gins aswell as all the usual drinks.
A walk around the island takes around 20 minutes and it's industrial past of slate mining is clearly evident with lots of sea quarries which can be great for swimming, fishing and skimming on a summers day! The wild flowers are taking over the island and in the summer the colours are simply beautiful.
Seafari boat trips run from the pier and you can visit the famous Corryvrechan whirlpool aswell as search for the local dolphins, Minke whales and basking sharks. Eagles, deer and otters can also be seen. Dophins, basking sharks and otters are regularly seen cruising infront of the house.
Children will be entertained by crabbing, building stone sculptures, visiting the folk museum on the island, playing in the playpark and the endless favourite pastime of skimming stones. The island hosts the World Stone Skimming championships every September. The adults will mostly be content to gaze at the ever changing view and exploring the nooks and crannies of the island.
There are lots of things to do off island, from visiting the busy town of Oban which has all the leading supermarkets and shops and a wonderful seaside holiday atmosphere, to exploring other nearby islands such as Luing where there is a fascinating new Atlantic Islands Centre which explores the islands' slate mining past.