Our Chalet on the West Coast
We have a holiday property at Tralee Bay Holiday Park, on a breathtaking part of the west coast of Scotland just north of Oban. The chalet sleeps up to seven and has special adaptations and items for those with MND including an adjustable bed, tracking hoist, a wet room, and riser/recliner chair. The chalet will suit all members of the public and people affected by Motor Neurone Disease.
The Chalet and a Guest’s Perspective
The holiday park lies adjacent to the beach at Ardmucknish Bay and it offers views down the Firth of Lorn, with the island of Kerrera and Mull filling the horizon. It’s a Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Holiday Park with a David Bellamy gold award. Facilities include a children’s play area, mini golf, launderette, nearby forest walks, and Tralee’s popular Rally Karting Centre is close by.
Oban is just 10 miles away and the town can be accessed by road and rail. There’s plenty to see and do in Oban, including open days at the town’s famous distillery and the excellent Oban War and Peace Museum. The skyline above Oban is dominated by a building known as “McCaig’s Folly”, which bears a striking resemblance to the Colloseum in Rome. Oban is often described as the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’ – there are a number of award winning restaurants in this coastal resort serving a wealth of local produce. A new Oban Passport was launched last year at Oban’s first ever Festival of the Sea, a celebration of Argyll’s dazzling marine environment, and passport holders can take advantage of special restaurant deals and participate in prize draws.
The West Coast Islands
Scotland’s largest ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne has an extensive service from Oban. The largest local island sailed to by Caledonian MacBryane is Mull. Disembarking at Craignure, those with a fascination for history can enjoy ancient Duart Castle – once home to the chief of the Clan MacLean and boasting spectacular views from its battlements. Further west, along the coast, sits Mull’s picturesque capital Tobermory, with its gaily-painted buildings sitting on the banks of a peaceful bay. To the west of Tobermory lies the town of Dervaig, and wildlife enthusiasts can embark upon cruises to sightseeing spots like the seabird haven of Fingal’s Cave on Staffa, and the island of Iona.
A short distance from the Cal Mac south pier is the ferry slipway for Kerrera, which lies just across the water from the Tralee Bay Holiday Park. From here the independent Kerrera Ferry crossing takes just a few minutes. It’s a six and a half mile long island, home to less than 50 people, and the quiet roads make it an ideal place for a walk or cycle. There are no shops on the island but there is a friendly tearoom for tourists. A pleasant drive south of Oban also allows you to cross the Atlantic, by car or bike, on a bridge to the Island of Seil.
To Discuss Reductions and Find Out More
Reductions are available for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease. To find out more please contact Mairi Hughes at MND Scotland on 0141 332 3903 or email: mairi [dot] hughes [at] mndscotland [dot] org [dot] uk
**Please note when booking online, the full undiscounted rate will be shown, however if you are eligible for a discount, this will be applied and confirmed in the confirmation email***