An Cala

Self catering holiday cottage, Connel



An Cala

Situated in Connel

Situated only yards from the Sea taking in the picturesque views and sunsets of Loch Etive this cottage oozes a home from home feel.

The majestic Connel Bridge with its magnificent “Falls of Lora” rapids – where the tidal sea meets with fresh Loch water creating a kayaker's playground, can all be viewed from your very own lounge window, just sit back and watch the world go by.

Argyll is renowned for its abundance of wildlife on land and Sea with porpoises, golden eagles, otters and even bottlenose dolphins recently spotted under the Connel Bridge.

This contemporary cosy cottage completely refurnished in Autumn 2019 to comfortably sleep six guests across two double bedrooms and one twin; a double and bathroom on the ground floor with another double, family bathroom and twin on the first floor.

The living area features a large wood-burning stove with comfortable seating to complement this sociable spot with its large open windows to look out at the vast views – making it ideal for guests to gather and share their stories of the day's activities. The open plan dining area is perfect for enjoying a meal while still taking in the sunset views.

The fully equipped kitchen to the back of the cottage boasts an additional conservatory dining area – perfect to sit and chat surrounded by beautiful views as your food cooks. The private garden, which you can access from the kitchen is ideal for BBQs. Alternatively, there is an excellent gastro pub and restaurant within walking distance.

Al Cala is situated in Connel, 4 miles from Oban “Gateway to the Isles” with great public transport links to Oban, Fortwilliam and Glasgow from the bus stop nearby; or for those who feel like a good hike, Beinn Lora is a mere 3 miles away. Walk the path to the top and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views across Mull, down to Jura and across to Ben Cruachan. Alternatively, for a more relaxed walk, you also have Tralee Beach in the same location.

An Cala is a perfect base for thrill-seekers, wildlife watchers, Munro baggers, foodies and those who just want to sit back and enjoy the view.


Accomodation at a glance

Comfortably sleeps 6 across 3 bedrooms - two upstairs on the first floor one on the ground floor.

  • x1 double bedroom - first floor 
  • x1 standard twin room - first floor 
  • x1 double bedroom - ground floor
  • x1 family bathroom (bath with shower) - first floor
  • x1 bathroom with shower (small step in) ground floor 
  • Bed linen and towels provided and made up for arrival
  • Highchair & travel style cot available on request during booking (bed linen not supplied)
An Cala at a glance 

Interiers -

  • Mesmerising views of Loch Etive & Connel Bridge
  • Large wood-burning stove - initial fuel/logs included, thereafter, please source from local shop, garages or tescos in town.
  • Dining table for six guests 
  • Well-equipped kitchen with copious space – with further seating area
  • Nespresso Citiz coffee machine & filtered coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and board 
  • Underfloor heating – kitchen and upstairs bathroom only
  • Oil central heating
  • TV/ DVD player 
  • Free Wifi & 4G mobile signal

Exteriors - 

  • Patio seating area off the ktichen with garden furniture - ideal for BBq's and dining Al-fresco
  • BBQ (coal not supplied)
  • Enclosed garden for x1 dog
  • Private car parking for x2 cars
  • 10mins drive from Oban
  • 2min walk across the road to the pub & restaurant
  • Public transport available right outside your door 
  • An Cala is non-smoking/vaping throughout
  • House available from 4 pm on the day of arrival until 9.30 am on the day of departure
  • Deposit 25% of the rental price to confirm the booking
  • £250 refundable security deposit (pre authorised on day of arrival)


April - Oct: changeover day is Saturday.

Nov - March: short breaks anyday arrival (Except Christmas & New year)

x1 dog allowed, please book them in during the booking process. 

Independent Private Chef available to cater for Special Occasions (please see FAQ for more info)


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Unfortunately Not Accessible for wheelchair users 

Bedroom 1 (double bed) on lower ground floor with shower room (small lip to enter shower)

bedroom 2 & 3 upstairs on first landing  

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