Situated on the former slate mining island of Easdale, 15 miles south of the town of Oban in Argyll, Chattan is a family-owned traditional style cottage built to an exceptionally high standard in 1999, which has been completely refurbished in 2015. Located to the east end of this car-free small island, it offers unrestricted views from the accommodation across the Firth of Lorne towards the Isle of Mull. The cottage sleeps up to six guests in two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom.
The accommodation at Chattan includes a spacious double and twin bedrooms upstairs with a further double bedroom on the ground floor. The generously sized bathroom has a heated Easdale slate floor, and a bath with shower. The cottage also benefits from having a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, ironing board and iron and Nutribullet blender. The kitchen is well equipped with utensils for cooking and has a gas hob. The living area has a digital television, with Sky TV sports package. There is a south-facing patio with garden furniture to the rear of the property, which is accessed via French doors from the kitchen. There are several games and books to keep you entertained, children’s travel cot and high chair and unlimited free fuel for the wood burning stove. The property has efficient storage radiators in the lounge, with wall-mounted Dimplex heaters in the bedrooms. The rental charge also includes bed linen and towels. There is free wi-fi in the property.
“Chattan is a beautiful cottage, where so many happy holiday memories can be made. It’s situated only 75 metres from the slipway where the passenger ferry berths and when you stand at the front door all you can see are hills, sea and islands.
We love sitting on the patio at the back of Chattan, having our breakfast in the morning sun. By afternoon, we’re round the front of the cottage, on a bench or perched on the wall, looking over to Mull or watching the ferry coming and going with locals and visitors.
There’s so much to do on such a small island: we love exploring the rocky shoreline, picking up pieces of slate and shells and finding fool’s gold embedded in the rock. The panoramic view from the top of the hill reveals a lush landscape, with ever-changing light and shade on far-off islands. From above, the island reveals its history of slate mining which stopped in the late 19th century. In summer, people meet and swim in one of the quarries at the back of the island: the cool, salty water invigorating and refreshing.
Back at the cottage, the living room is cosy and comfortable with a wood-burning stove and television, books and games to keep us entertained. The kitchen is perfectly equipped to prepare a beautiful meal which we enjoy around the dining table. The wood-panelled bathroom has a heated Easdale slate floor and a generously-sized bath with shower.
The upstairs bedrooms – one double, one twin, are carpeted and comfortable and have blackout blinds to help you get a good night’s sleep, whilst the downstairs double bedroom has view to the front of the cottage and across the Firth of Lorne.
Staying at Chattan makes us feel like we are a million miles away from our cares and worries. The island’s relaxed charm helps us unwind and we’re always sorry when it’s time to go home.”