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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
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3
Forest Cottage Ref: SRY

"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.

Prepared to Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard, this spacious, single-storey cottage nestles just below the castle and overlooks a grazing field leading to Ardmaddy Bay. Entrance porch leading to shower room with toilet. Spacious modern kitchen/dining room. Comfortable, light sitting room with open fire. Twin bedroom. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom (one 2ft 6in bed). Bathroom with toilet. Large sun porch overlooking the sea.

  • Full oil-fired central heating included
  • Fan and convector heaters
  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • Sky TV
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Drying cupboard
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Food processor
  • Enclosed garden
  • Children’s sand-pit
  • Double glazing
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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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£326-£1060
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Taigh Nam Broc Ref: SVVN

Standing in an elevated position, high above Craobh Haven Marina, with splendid views across the Sound of Jura and towards Mull, Taigh Nam Broc is a stunning contemporary holiday home. Tucked away near the end of a track this spacious and magnificent house offers peace and tranquillity. Craobh Haven offers a chandlery, a very good bar and restaurant and some of the best marina facilities in the country. From the doorstep there are plenty of walks, cycling and a riding stables. A sailing school and boat trips to see the wildlife and Corryvrecken, the world’s 3rd largest whirlpool, operate from the marina. Golf, fishing and hill walking can also be found close by. Nearby is Arduaine National Trust Gardens and a short drive away in Ardern is a village store, pub and seafood cafe. In the surrounding area, Kilmartin Glen is steeped in history and rich in archaeological and historical remains. Oban offers a more extensive range of services, with good shopping, a leisure centre, seafood restaurants and ferries to the Inner Hebrides including Mull, Iona, Staffa and Tiree. A day and night telescope adds a thrill to star gazing and wildlife-watching highlights include sea eagles, golden eagles and puffins, while otters, seals and deer can be seen along the shore. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, rugged glens and sea lochs, this is truly an ideal base for touring the west coast of Scotland, or just relax on the balcony and take in the views. Shop and pub 400 yards.

Large living room with wood-burning stove. Large dining room with tiled floor and patio doors to decked area. Spacious kitchen with breakfast area. Double bedroom/study with 6ft bed. Separate toilet. Basement: Utility. First floor: Sitting room. Master double bedroom with 6ft bed, dressing area and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip & link beds) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - logs included
  • Gas, electricity, full central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine (in utility)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with large decked area and furniture
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Secure cycle store (in garage)
  • Private Water Supply
  • No smoking
  • NB: Drop in garden from edge of flower bed

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£700-£1824
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