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The Alexandra Lifeboat

SuperhostCuan Ferry, Scotland, United Kingdom
Boat hosted by Michael
6 guests1 bedroom6 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the boat to yourself.
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
The Alexandra offers a unique opportunity to stay in an 110 year old life boat on the shores of Cuan Sound. Situated on Argyll’s rugged coastline, this is the ideal location for kayakers, walkers and those wishing to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Alexandra is nestled in the bay along with our other lifeboat The Mary Heather, both are part of our small campground facilities here at Cuan Ferry, they both share the shower and toilet facilities provided a short walk away

The space
Alexandra has 6 berths set around a central table, each with a reading light, charger point, pillow and pillow slip, we do not provide linen however we can provide a sleeping bag with liner for a small additional charge. The galley has a two ring hob, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge and a small sink with cold running water. Crockery, pans and cutlery are all provided. The covered cockpit entrance to the lifeboat provides an outdoor sitting and drying area.
The toilet, shower, scullery and drying facilities are situated in our uniquely designed timber cove approximately 25 metres from the lifeboat.

Guest access
The Alexandra is situated on the edge of Cuan Sound, as part of the facilities provided here at the Argyll Kayaker Cove. The Cove offers access to the rugged Argyllshire coastline with stunning views and opportunities for exploration. As a designated marine area of scientific interest, there is an abundance of wildlife and nature to be enjoyed, from seals and dolphins to otters and sea eagles! Feel free to go through the gate and walk the coast in the direction of the pillon.

Other things to note
The minimum charge for a night in Alexandra is £60 For upto two people. Additional guests are £20 per person, per night.
We do not provide linen just pillows with cover. If required we can provide a sleeping bag with liner and a towel for £5/ person to cover laundering costs.
We readily accept pets but now charge £5/ night to cover additional cleaning
The Alexandra offers a unique opportunity to stay in an 110 year old life boat on the shores of Cuan Sound. Situated on Argyll’s rugged coastline, this is the ideal location for kayakers, walkers and those wishing to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Alexandra is nestled in the bay along with our other lifeboat The Mary Heather, both are part of our small campground facilities here at Cuan Ferry, they both share…

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Heating
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Cuan Ferry, Scotland, United Kingdom

Cuan Sound is a tidal stretch between the Islands of Luing and Seil, that connects two very unique Island communities. Both of which are incredibly vibrant and welcoming, and offer a range of different activities. The Island of Luing- the home of the famous Luing cattle and quarries "that roofed the world" -is only a short ferry ride away and hosts the recently opened Atlantic Islands Centre, a cafe and museum full of stories and history of the surrounding islands! This is a perfect base to take a boat trip, cycle ride, or walk around the shoreline if you are not a kayaker yourself! There are also a variety of lovely pubs and cafes in the area if you fancy a more relaxed excursion.
Cuan Sound is a tidal stretch between the Islands of Luing and Seil, that connects two very unique Island communities. Both of which are incredibly vibrant and welcoming, and offer a range of different activit…

Hosted by Michael

Joined in December 2015
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A family of Joiner and Builders, who have lived and worked in the area for over 40 years. Michael and Caroline are both enthusiastic about the West Coast of Scotland and hope to share a little bit of their home with you.
During your stay
We are situated close by in Cuan House attached to The Cuan Bunkroom and always happy to offer a hand, whether it be to provide information on the local area and the best places to explore, or to sort any other queries you might have. The wi-fi is sketchy but if you make your way towards Cuan House you should be able to access the bt home hub 2 with key code 2c4924de8d
We are situated close by in Cuan House attached to The Cuan Bunkroom and always happy to offer a hand, whether it be to provide information on the local area and the best places t…
Michael is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
Pets are allowed

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