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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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Seileachan Ref: 19172

A well presented chalet bungalow, situated in lovely gardens sitting area and a stream, in an AONB. Beautiful view out to the west over Luing and Jura. Great for enjoying magnificent sunsets. Visit the town of Oban, take trips by ferry to Mull and Iona, evening cruise to Colonsay with dinner, or visit Arduaine Gardens (NT) close by or just relax and enjoy the splendid holiday location on the terrace. Shop 4 miles, pub 200 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children). Shower room with toilet.

Electric heaters and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream in garden.

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£242-£578
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Mara Ref: 30094


This second floor, holiday apartment overlooks the ferry port in Oban, where you can watch the ferries leaving for the Hebrides. For those wishing to explore the west coast by day and sample the variety of restaurants and bars in the evening it is in an ideal location, with the town centre only a short walk away. Argyll is steeped in history, with breathtaking scenery and an abundant of 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. Buses, trains and taxis are on your doorstep and Oban is home to a small cinema, whisky distillery and leisure centre. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Steps to entrance. All on second floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electric heaters (in bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Cycle store. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£243-£653
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

A handsome and lively Victorian town, Oban is the gateway to the Highlands, and its rugged landscape of wild heather moors and mountains tumble into the sea. Beautifully situated on Oban’s esplanade, these three upper floor apartments (refs UPY, UPZ & UQA) enjoy superb views over the bay and their name-sake islands of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Each has been decorated and furnished to a high standard with great attention to detail including the added luxury of the 550 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. They provide spacious, airy and comfortable accommodation, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment Highland style! From Oban’s bustling harbour, there are daily boat trips to the surrounding islands, where an abundance of birds and wildlife can be spotted. Visit the castles of Dunollie, Ardmaddy and Dunstaffnage, as well as Torosay and Duart across on Mull. There is a Sea Life Centre close by, and the annual Argyllshire Gathering, featuring the Highland Games. The Oban Distillery offers an interesting guided tour and a must see is McCaig’s Folly.
For a day out, Glasgow has many attractions including the Gallery of Modern Art, the People’s Palace and the Transport Museum. More unusual places to visit include the Piping Centre (a national centre for the promotion of the bagpipe), the aromatic and peaceful Garden of St Nicholas and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. For those seeking an outdoor lifestyle, there can be no better choice than this stunning part of the Highlands. Wonderful walking, climbing, sailing and both lake and river fishing can all be enjoyed locally, with sea fishing on the doorstep. Riding, cycle hire and golf are available and skiing from Fort William in winter. An ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. Shops 100 yards.

Shared entrance, elevator and staircase to fourth floor: Spacious living/dining room with modern fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Electricity, central heating (electricity rads), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (coin-operated)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • No garden
  • Parking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Seafront 50 yards

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£343-£790
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
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. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Travel cot on request. Parking (3 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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£766-£1003
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
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. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Cot. Parking (1 car).

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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£766-£1003
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Bothy Ref: SGW

The Kilchoan Estate enjoys an idyllic and peaceful setting, facing south on the north shore of Loch Melfort. Delightfully secluded near the end of a 5-mile single-track road, it commands magnificent views over the loch and the islands of Shuna and Luing, to Scarba and Jura beyond. From Kilchoan, one can explore the islands in the rowing boat provided or wander in the hills, discovering quiet lochs and havens abundant with wildlife. Loch trout fly fishing is available on two hill lochs, with riding, golf, water sports and steamer trips locally. Oban (35 minutes’ drive) offers shops, bars and restaurants. Shop/payphone 5 miles (petrol 20 miles), a choice of restaurants can be found within 7 miles.

Set near the farm in a small courtyard, this traditional, cosy little cottage is full of character and offers comfortable compact accommodation. Living/dining room with open fire and kitchen area. Double bedroom with shower room and toilet off.

  • Patio

  • Open fire – coal at cost, logs £3 per tea chest
  • Electricity by meter reading
  • Electric heaters
  • Heated towel rail
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Shared washing machine (at cost)
  • Garden furniture
  • Parking
  • Loch trout fly fishing (April–mid September)
  • Sea fishing
  • Private pier with boat (May–September), life jackets provided foc
  • Natural spring water supply
  • Easy walking access
  • NB: Drops in grounds close to sea

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£246-£582
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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 Slate 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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Seaview Ref: 26026

With spectacular uninterrupted sea views across the Atlantic to the islands of Easdale, Mull, Luing and beyond, this holiday property has an enviable shore side location. Situated on the Isle of Seil and linked to the mainland by the famous ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’ it is an ideal base for touring. Coastal and hill walks, watersports, fishing, golf, sea-fari adventure and ferry trips are all close by. Visit archaeological sites, beautiful gardens and castles. For wildlife enthusiasts, a variety of birds, otters, seals, porpoises, dolphins and even whales have been spotted from the property. Shops, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). First £10 electricity and NSH included, remainder by key meter. Bed linen and towels included. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£0-£0
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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
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/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom with French doors and en-suite wet room with toilet.

Elec CH by meter reading. Freeview TV. Satellite TV (basic package).

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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£286-£585
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2


Set in a peaceful location, this detached holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, is tastefully furnished and well-equipped. There is a quiet beach, Dunstaffnage Castle and Scottish Oceans Explorer Centre (including a cafe) are all within a 5-10 minute walk. Oban, a small, bustling fishing town, with an array of shops, bars and restaurants, is close by. From the harbour there are regular ferries to the Inner Hebrides, including Mull, Staffa and Iona, all bursting with a wonderful habitat of wildlife. Explore famous castles, stunning gardens or enjoy one of the many local forest walks. The area is well-known for its easy cycling paths or forest tracks for mountain biking, including the Sustrans cycle track from Ballachulish to Oban. Bonawe Iron Works at Taynuilt, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, Oban Distillery, Inverary Jail and the Sea Life Centre make for great days out. The property also acts as a great base for exploring local islands, including Easdale, Luing, Mull, Islay, Kerrera, Iona and Staffa. Other popular activities in the area include diving, sailing, canoeing, golf and fishing or try the Segway course at Tralee Bay. Glencoe and Fort William are easily accessed and offer popular walking, mountain biking, climbing and skiing centres. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 2 steps down to 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned area, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 4-acre, natural, landscaped grounds with courtyard. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Pond 8 yards. 6 steps and hill leading to cliff in grounds.

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£249-£785
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
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. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Dishwasher. Freezer.

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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£202-£604
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