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This busy port is 'The Gateway to the Isles' but it's also perfect for exploring Argyll to the south and the Highlands to the north.

Oban is the ferry port that starts many a Scottish island adventure but this pretty and vibrant town deserves a much closer look in its own right.

The crescent shaped hills that surround Oban Bay forms the port town of Oban, where there are plenty of excellent shops, cafes and restaurants, many of which overlook the picturesque bay, in fact Oban has a great selection of seafood restaurants which is why it's known as the 'Seafood Capital of Scotland'.

One of the town's most prominent features is McCaig's Tower, the grand Victorian folly that looks more like a misplaced Roman Coliseum high above the town; the views from there over the town and far out to sea are well worth the effort. There are also great views at Dunstaffnage Castle, once the stronghold of the McDougalls, nowadays offering superb panoramas over the Firth of Lorn.

To get active try kayaking, gorge walking, coasteering and more at Stramash Outdoor Activities or for less energetic activity why not stroll the Arduaine Gardens, learn about local history at the free War and Peace Museum or surround yourself in traditional music at the Skipinnish Ceilidh House.

Oban cottages also give you a great base for visiting the nearby islands of Mull, Iona and of course, Staffa with the unique and world-famous Fingall's Cave rock formation.

There's a lot to do in and around this small town so why not start searching for Oban Holiday Cottages.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Antler Cottage Ref: 25367

This attached holiday cottage overlooks a lochan with views of the countryside and mountains. Nearby Oban, widely acknowledged as the ’Seafood Capital of Scotland’, is a prosperous tourist destination, fishing port and ferry terminal, with shops, bars and restaurants. Take a ferry trip to Mull, Staffa or Iona. Visit castles and gardens, Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, Oban Distillery, Inveraray Jail and Sea Life Centre. Enjoy walking, diving, sailing, canoeing, rally karting, golf, mountain biking and fishing. Glencoe and Fort William offer climbing and skiing. Shop 1½ miles, pub ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and patio doors/3 steps to dining room. Kitchen/breakfast area. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (£20per week November-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Oil Rayburn. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£0-£0
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
The Lodge Ref: SRX

"Breathtaking views over the Sound of Seil"

In a magnificent setting by the sea, Ardmaddy Castle sits in its own bay with unrivalled views over Seil Sound and the world famous local islands, designated one of Scotland’s National Scenic Areas. Graded ‘4 Star’ by the Scottish Tourist Board, these four cottages (SBZ, SRW, SRX and SRY) and Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) are set in secluded, peaceful locations around the estate and offer an ideal base for exploring this stunning part of the West Coast of Scotland.
The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and are a delight for gardening enthusiasts. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife with porpoise, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, deer, eagles and wealth of seabirds often seen. Sailing, rowing and motor boats are all available for guests to hire, and there is free fishing on Ardmaddy’s stocked hill loch. There is also a central games room with table tennis, darts and a pool table, whilst Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) and The Stables (SBZ) have their own games room. Guests can also use the castle’s tennis court.
The bustling harbour town of Oban known as the ‘Gateway to the Islands’ is only 12 miles away and has wonderful seafood restaurants, shops and bars. From Oban there are boat trips to the Inner Hebridean Isles, including Mull, Iona, Staffa, Colonsay and Tiree. For the outdoor enthusiast, local activities include horse riding, coasteering, canyoning, canoeing, sailing, diving and golf. Fort William and Glencoe are a short drive away offering very popular climbing and skiing. Explore beautiful gardens and ruined castles in an area rich in historical legacy or take a leisurely walk or cycle along one of the many forest tracks. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, the Sealife Centre and Inveraray Jail. Or relax and enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty surrounding the cottages at Ardmaddy. Shops 12 miles, pub/restaurant 2½ miles.

Originally the gate house on the private road to the castle, this comfortable property has been refurbished to Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard, whilst retaining much of its character. Steps to entrance and small, well-equipped, fitted kitchen with ceramic cooker. Small, cosy sitting room with dining area and open fire with back boiler. Twin bedroom. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and wash basin. Both bedrooms have built-in units. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Porch leading to an enclosed, well-kept garden with views over the glen.

  • Partial NSH and panel heaters included
  • Fan and convector heaters
  • Sky TV
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Drying cupboard
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Food processor
  • Double glazing
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to
    Friday

  • Open fire(s) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Freezer meals and food available at cost
  • Over 3,000 acres of grounds
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Use of hard tennis court
  • Fly fishing
  • Shared games room with darts, snooker and table tennis
  • Sailing, rowing and motor boats available for hire
  • Private water supply
  • NB: Loch close by and drops within the extensive grounds

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£280-£863
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Seaview Ref: 30141


Enjoying stunning views across the sea to the island of Kererra, this well-equipped first floor holiday apartment is situated in the centre of the bustling harbour town of Oban. It is ideally placed for those wishing to explore the west coast by day and sample the variety of restaurants and bars in the evening. Argyll is steeped in history, with breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife. Visit unspoilt beaches, castles, museums and gardens, or take a short boat trip from the harbour to one of the inner isles, including Mull and Iona. Forest trails offer leisurely walks or mountain biking and a variety of other outdoor pursuits are available. Glencoe, Fort William, and Inveraray are easily accessed. Great public transport can be found close to the property. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

External stairs to entrance. First floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer.
Wi-fi. Shared patio. Car park (foc). Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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£294-£777
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Ideal base for visiting the Isles

Esplanade Court is situated in a particularly superb location overlooking Oban Bay, on the lovely west coast of Scotland. The holiday apartments have qualified for the STB 4 Star rating. They are equipped and furnished to a good standard with each one having a panoramic view over the bay and out to the isles of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Oban is a lively west coast town with lots going on for the visitor. It is central for touring the west coast, or take a boat trip to the above islands and Iona which leave daily. There is a lovely sandy beach at Ganavan which is 1½ miles away. There are some very good restaurants in which to eat dinner in the evening, after maybe a days climbing, walking or enjoying some of the wonderful animal and plant life which the west highlands has to offer. Elevator to all floors.

Lift to apartment entrance: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Travel cot on request. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store on request. No smoking.

All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared payphone. Wi-fi (in lobby). Visit Scotland 4 Star.

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£612-£824
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Dalvuie Beag Ref: 26396

Dalvuie Beag is a small, traditional detached West Highland holiday farmhouse situated in a peaceful location beneath the slopes of Ben Lora. Surrounded by fields with views of distant mountains and close to the sea, lochs and beaches, the farm has a small herd of cattle and flock of sheep with conservation of rich natural history a priority. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Sun room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms with sloping ceilings: 1 double with en-suite toilet, 1 twin.

Open fire in living room, mutli-fuel burner in dining room (initial fuel included). NSH and electric panel heaters included (£25per week November-April). Electricity, bed linen, towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Grassed area with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Table tennis and cycle hire (by arrangement). Pet free of charge (kept under control - working farm). No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds, 80 yards.

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£301-£752
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3

Degnish Farmhouse sits proudly alone within a 1100-acre working hill farm at the western end of Loch Melfort and has spectacular panoramic sea and adjacent island views. Surrounded by abundant wildlife, including otters, seals and birdlife and with easy access to golf, horse riding, sea kayaking, fishing and sailing, this comfortable south-facing detached holiday property offers a perfect retreat in a glorious setting.
The house has been lovingly re-built to a very good standard, with underfloor heating, double glazing and an emphasis on the wonderful views.
Ideally based for exploring the west coast, there are plenty of ferry trips nearby to Mull, Arran, Gigha, Islay, Colonsay or Tiree. The bustling harbour town of Oban, known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, is a scenic drive north and is home to an array of shops and restaurants. Inveraray Castle, historic Kilmartin Glen, and the Crinan Canal make for wonderful days out. Ardmaddy Castle and Gardens are 3½ miles over the hill, and can be accessed on foot, by 4-wheel drive or via the road to Seil Island. Guests enjoy free access to the gardens and are also welcome to use the estate’s tennis court. Small motor boats can be hired at Ardmaddy. Free fishing can also be arranged on the estate’s well-stocked hill loch.
There are plenty of hill and forest trails for mountain biking and leisurely walks, or visit one of the magnificent local gardens. Whilst there is the farm and miles of coastline to explore, there is also an enclosed garden and covered outdoor BBQ area ensuring the safety of younger children whilst allowing the grown-ups to enjoy an al-fresco lunch. Shop and pub 5 miles.

Spacious open-plan living room with wood-burning stove, sun room and dining area all with wooden floors and well-equipped kitchen with tiled floor. Utility and games room in double garage. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms each with 5ft bed; one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Family bunk bedroom with additional bunk beds (for +2). Family bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, air source central heating (underfloor in first floor bathrooms and all of ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot.
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Electricity range included
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • Games room
  • Natural water supply from hill spring
  • Pets to be kept under control
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access

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£726-£1927
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Kerrera View Ref: 25673

In an enviable location in the heart of Oban, this modern second floor holiday apartment enjoys wonderful views across the bay and out to the islands beyond. From Oban’s bustling harbour, there are daily boat trips to the surrounding islands, including Mull, Staffa and Iona where porpoise, dolphins, whales and basking sharks are often spotted. Local activities include walking, mountain biking, kayaking and skiing. There are plenty of castles, gardens and historic sites to explore or literally on your doorstep there are a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Oban also has a cinema and leisure centre. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

All on second floor: Living room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£281-£728
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

Idyllically perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Firth of Lorne, just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic ocean, these stylish and romantic havens offer magnificent sea and island views. Each boasting its own suntrap patio, perfect for enjoying the spectacular sunsets, they sit in a little row in the delightful village of Ellenabeich beside a bar serving the excellent local beer and food. Connected to the mainland by the world famous ‘bridge over the Atlantic’, Seil Island lies 16 miles from Oban and its ferries to the Isles. Luing ferry is 5 miles. Walkers will find glorious scenery to explore, and from the nearby pier, seafaris with a marine biologist provide fascinating wildlife sightings. Shop 100 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower over bath and toilet.

Elec convector heaters by meter reading. Freeview TV. BBQ. Hot tub.

Both properties: Elec by meter reading. Bed linen and towels inc. DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. W/machine. Freezer. Patio and furniture. BBQ. On road parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children. NB: Low wall on patio with drop to sea.

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£343-£704
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Island View Ref: W43044

In a unique location on the beautiful Seil Island, reached by the famous Bridge over the Atlantic, this single storey, former slate-worker’s terraced cottage boasts a balcony with stunning sea views, and is an ideal holiday base. Enjoy leisurely walks, sea fishing, watersports, golf, and an abundance of wildlife. Sea-fari excursions from the village offer boat trips to the famous Corryvreckan Whirlpool. There are fascinating archaeological sites, beautiful castles and gardens within easy reach. Oban has shops, seafood restaurants, bars, and ferries to the surrounding islands, including Mull, Staffa and Iona. Shop 50 yards, bar/restaurant 50 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric woodburner in living room by key meter. Underfloor central heating and electricity by key meter. Bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Balcony and furniture. Barbecue/fire pit. On road parking. No smoking. NB: Lochside position.

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£268-£580
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3

"Breathtaking views over the Sound of Seil"

In a magnificent setting by the sea, Ardmaddy Castle sits in its own bay with unrivalled views over Seil Sound and the world famous local islands, designated one of Scotland’s National Scenic Areas. Graded ‘4 Star’ by the Scottish Tourist Board, these four cottages (SBZ, SRW, SRX and SRY) and Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) are set in secluded, peaceful locations around the estate and offer an ideal base for exploring this stunning part of the West Coast of Scotland.
The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and are a delight for gardening enthusiasts. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife with porpoise, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, deer, eagles and wealth of seabirds often seen. Sailing, rowing and motor boats are all available for guests to hire, and there is free fishing on Ardmaddy’s stocked hill loch. There is also a central games room with table tennis, darts and a pool table, whilst Caddleton Farmhouse (UNP) and The Stables (SBZ) have their own games room. Guests can also use the castle’s tennis court.
The bustling harbour town of Oban known as the ‘Gateway to the Islands’ is only 12 miles away and has wonderful seafood restaurants, shops and bars. From Oban there are boat trips to the Inner Hebridean Isles, including Mull, Iona, Staffa, Colonsay and Tiree. For the outdoor enthusiast, local activities include horse riding, coasteering, canyoning, canoeing, sailing, diving and golf. Fort William and Glencoe are a short drive away offering very popular climbing and skiing. Explore beautiful gardens and ruined castles in an area rich in historical legacy or take a leisurely walk or cycle along one of the many forest tracks. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, the Sealife Centre and Inveraray Jail. Or relax and enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty surrounding the cottages at Ardmaddy. Shops 12 miles, pub/restaurant 2½ miles.

Large carport with dry, level access to large games room/cloakroom leading to spacious living room and well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen, 4-oven Aga, low level ceramic hob, combination microwave, dining and sitting areas and open fire leading to large conservatory overlooking the garden and sea. Larder. Utility room. Drying room. Cloakroom. Twin bedroom with adjacent shower room and toilet (suitable for disabled). Large sitting room with piano, open fire and stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, bidet and toilet. Second double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Second twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two steps up to very spacious attic-style twin bedroom with two additional full-size single beds (for +2).

  • Full oil central heating included
  • Child fireguard
  • Baby alarm
  • Two Sky TVs
  • Aga included
  • Combi microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Food processor
  • Large garden with patio
  • Garage space
  • Children’s play area with sand pit
  • Games room with table tennis, small snooker table and darts
  • Piano
  • Kennel available
  • Wheelchair access – facilities for the disabled Category 1 (ground floor only)
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fenced stream outside garden and drops within grounds

  • Open fire(s) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Freezer meals and food available at cost
  • Over 3,000 acres of grounds
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Use of hard tennis court
  • Fly fishing
  • Shared games room with darts, snooker and table tennis
  • Sailing, rowing and motor boats available for hire
  • Private water supply
  • NB: Loch close by and drops within the extensive grounds

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£863-£2447
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Goose Cottage Ref: SNNB

Of a high standard, Goose Cottage is a single-storey holiday property set in shared, mature and spectacular grounds. Wildlife is usually plentiful and there are fine views towards Oban Bay and the loch from the garden area. Oban town (shops, bars and restaurants) is 1 mile; from its bustling harbour, boat trips leave for Mull and Iona. Enjoy Glencoe, Inveraray, sea safaris from Easdale. Shops 1/2 mile, pub ¼ mile.

12 steps to entrance. Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi (from January 2015)
  • Small garden with patio, furniture
  • Shared natural, unspoilt grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • NB: 18 steps to viewpoint and unfenced loch and cliff in adjacent grounds

Note: Goose Cottage can be booked with Coach House SNNC to sleep up to 6 people

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£310-£1077
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

Close to Loch Seil, enjoy boating and fishing

These two stone holiday cottages are set in a courtyard in the owners’ grounds, close to the beautiful Loch Seil. You can fish on the loch using the small boat that has been provided (available free of charge), or simply enjoy the lovely scenery and good local walking. Fishing enthusiasts can also try their luck catching some salmon, or enjoy sea fishing, both of which can also be arranged. Half a mile away is a small private beach, whilst the famous ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’ to Seil Island is just a mile away. Easdale is 7 miles. To the north is Oban, 10 miles, a busy fishing port, with an 18-hole golf course, many shops, a cinema, indoor pool, tennis and squash courts, and a good choice of restaurants. Visitors to Oban, which is overlooked by the Greek/Roman-style MacCaig’s Folly, also benefit from opportunities to catch a ferry to any of the several islands off shore. A grocery order may be placed with the owner in advance (pay on arrival) and a small boat is available free of charge. Shops 4½ miles, pub 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Both properties: Panel heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Pools in garden.

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£185-£520
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