Tour Scotland Crinan Ferry Oban and Argyll Holiday Cottage. Crinan House is an excellent base from which to explore Argyll and the Western Isles. Many places of interest are within easy reach, including Kilmartin House Museum and the Ancient Standing Stones and Circles. Forest trails and hill walks amidst the Inverinan and Knapdale forests beckon, and there is always the pleasure of returning to a warm and cosy home, where a crackling open log fire awaits. Lochgilphead, with its variety of shops, restaurants, swimming-pool and facilities for golf, is 8 miles away. Here, the Castle Riding Centre runs highly enjoyable riding courses, and the Kilmory Woodland Park boasts an Iron Age fort, bird hide and lochside views. A little further afield, Inveraray has a truly memorable setting, the brilliant white arches of Front Street reflected in the still waters of Loch Fyne. Attractions in the town include Inveraray Jail, now a museum recounting prison conditions from medieval times up until the 19th-century, and the neo-Gothic Inveraray Castle which is home to the Combined Operations Museum and recalls the intriguing wartime role of Inveraray as a training centre for the D-Day landings.