The village of Craobh Haven (the first word is pronounced ‘croove’, after the Gaelic for a small tree or shrub) is a small, relaxed and welcoming community which was established in 1983.
Comprising only about 40 houses, it nestles on the north shore of the Craignish peninsular overlooking a group of small inshore islands which now shelter a yacht marina. The stunning views take in the local islands of Shuna, Seil and Luing, as well as many better known islands from Jura in the South to the highlands of Mull in the North.
The village is particularly friendly and welcoming to visitors, having been built specifically to offer a top-quality marina for the MalinWaters area. You can now enjoy the busy coming and going of yachts visiting the marina every day throughout the year. It is the ideal spot to get you away from your daily routine, where you can relax and enjoy the peace, and where children can play and explore in safety.
The blue arrow in the picture shows the location of the cottages just a short stroll from the village.
Local Features within and near Craobh Haven
There are so many things to do immediately in and around the village that there is really little need to spend too much time in the car once you’ve arrived.
Village Pub – The Lord of the Isles has just been refurbished and has an excellent reputation, not only for creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, but also for introducing high quality restaurant dining and serving tasty bar meals for all the family.
Riding Stables – The BHS-approved Lunga Riding Stables is just behind the village, offering Western riding, trekking and hacking on pedigree Appaloosa horses.
Sailing and Watersports – Unfortunately, Craobh Haven Watersports will be closed for the 2016 season. Usually, it can provide RYA dinghy sailing courses, boat hire and canoes, right in the village, just a few minutes walk away.
Boat Trips – Duncan Phillips’ Farsain boat trips (07880 714165 or firstname.lastname@example.org) among the numerous local islands have been wowing visitors for the past 20 years.
But if organised activity is not your thing, there is plenty of bird and sealife spotting to be done and lots of easy and spectacular walks and views right from the doorsteps of the cottages.
Craobh Haven is also very close to the village and yachting centre of Ardfern, with
- the hugely popular pub, the Galley of Lorne
- The Crafty Kitchen wholefood cafe and international craft shop