This delightful little inn style hotel nestles invitingly at the foot of rolling hills close to the shores of Loch Melfort, in the quiet roadside hamlet of Kilmelford, 14 miles south of Oban.
Part of the hotel was originally an old drovers' inn, however the majority of the hotel was built during the Victorian era. The name Cuilfail (pronounced 'cool-fail') in Gaelic appropriately means "Sheltered Corner".
The atmosphere is one of total peace and tranquillity.
Address: Cuilfail Hotel, Kilmelford, By Oban, PA34 4XA
The development consists of seven traditional cottages built right on the shore line and within the small west coast village of Craobh Haven.
The cottages have been purpose built for self-catering and afford a very high standard of comfort and amenity. They are fully equipped and furnished throughout with fully fitted carpets, whole house electric heating and efficient coal and log open fires.
All houses have spectacular views overlooking the inner islands and out to Mull, Jura and Scarba Islands.
The ground floors are all open plan and have been carefully designed to provide the atmosphere and character of the West Highlands, and with great attention paid to comfort and cleanliness.
Kitchens are fully equipped and provide washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, dishwasher, food mixer etc. for all your self catering needs.
The open plan lounge areas have comfortable suites and other soft seating of the highest standard, Freeview digital television and DVD player.
The larger houses sleep six and have on the first floor a bathroom with shower, double-bedded room, 1 twin bedded room and one bunk bedded room. Bunk beds can be made up as two single beds if required. An extra occasional bed can also be provided if required. All bedrooms can accommodate a cot.
The smaller houses sleep 4 and have ground floors as per the larger houses. First floors have bathroom with shower, one double bedded room and one twin-bedded room. Both rooms can accommodate cots and are of course self-catering.
Address: Colonsay Cottage, Craobh Haven, by Lochgilphead, PA318UA