We stayed here over Christmas, two family groups consisting of young adult, teenagers and parents. the whole booking process from start to finish has been incredibly easy and by far the easiest of any holiday home we have booked before. Sam is a fount of knowledge including recommending where to buy our turkey from, the local butchers, to supplying photos of the oven to see what we would be able to fit in on Christmas day! The house is a beautiful old Victorian place with four large bedrooms, comfortable beds and three lovely bathrooms which meant you never felt it was crowded. A lovely decorated Christmas tree was also in the sitting room, which had a warming log burner with a basket of logs ready to use. There were presents left for our two teenagers which was a lovely gesture. Also a miniature bottle of whisky and bowl of tea cakes was left in the dining room which very quickly disappeared!! The kitchen has to be the best equipped kitchen in any place we have stayed on holiday. We cooked a big Christmas dinner, as well as baked cakes and biscuits during our stay. There is a whole array of spices to use as well as food which I presume has been left by others. A pet hate of mine is arriving at a rented house and finding there isn't even any soap left but at Springbank everything is provided from all cleaning equipment, soap, toilet rolls and washing up liquid. In the village, a short walk from the house, there is as mentioned a fantastic butchers, a post office that sells papers and a green grocers too. There are walks from the house and we would recommend the nature reserve two miles up the road for a walk or two. The views from the front door were outstanding and gardens well maintained. The property is also dog friendly which was a big plus point for us. This was truly a real home from home.
We - 4 persons - spend one week in this wonderful house. The house was very clean, beautiful decorated, warm and spacious. It's only 5 minutes walk to the Inn and the village centre. 20 minutes drive to Oban from where you can take a ferry to Mull. We had great weather so we spend every evenig at the Loch Etive to see stunnig sundowns. We will visit again!
We were a party of 6 adults. The house was easily spacious enough and a mix of old and new, lovely original fittings mixed with modern. Kitchen is perfect for cooking, we did more here than in any other holiday house we have stayed in. Excellent range of equipment. A lovely new dining room which linked onto a utility room where you could dry walking gear, and included an extra fridge which was a good store for all the wine and beer. Three bathrooms and 4 bedrooms upstairs were immaculate and towels and linen were of a high quality. All in all the house was a delight but what I wasn't expecting were the amazing views...you could lay in bed and look out over Loch Etive, or lay in the bath and look out over hills and trees. The garden is beautiful too...but not enclosed so we spent a lot of time shouting on our dog :-).