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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
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
Katie’s Flat Ref: 27584

This ground floor holiday apartment has views from the garden across to Oban and the surrounding hills. Adjoining the owner’s home it is an ideal base for touring Argyll and the Highlands. The busy town of Oban is within walking distance and has a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, or ferry trips to Mull, Iona, Colonsay and Tiree that leave from the harbour. Nearby sea-safari trips offer a chance to glimpse dolphins, whales and eagles. Outdoor activities include fishing, golf and sailing and there are forest trails for cycling and walking. Shop 3/4 mile and pub serving food 1½ miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining area/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Decked garden with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Step in garden.

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£239-£629
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3
Craiguillean Ref: SRW

"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.

Reached via an unmetalled road, and gloriously situated at the water’s edge, this traditional property has its own mooring and jetty overlooking Seil Island. A stone-built, single-storey cottage, it has been extended to provide spacious accommodation prepared to Visit Scotland ‘4 Star’ standard. Entrance porch to spacious breakfast room with divider to large, modernised kitchen with dishwasher and ceramic cooker. Off the kitchen is the utility room with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, and drying cupboard. Large sitting/dining room overlooking the sea, with open fire. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with wash basin. Large bunk bedroom with additional full-size bunk bed (for +2). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • NSH included
  • Fan and convector heaters
  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • Sky TV
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Drying cupboard
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Food processor
  • 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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£485-£1341
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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
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Lochnell Cottage Ref: SBBE

With magnificent views over Loch Etive and the Falls of Lora, this spacious detached single-storey cottage is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing holiday in a quiet rural location. The cottage is a short drive from Oban, a bustling town with ferries leaving for many of the islands including Mull, Iona and Kererra. Travel north to Fort William and admire the rugged mountains. Travel south along the varied coast of southern Argyll with its many coves and beaches. Boat mooring and salmon fishing can be arranged on arrival. Sealife Centre, castles, gardens and great walking are some of the activities to enjoy. Shop 3 miles.

Large living/dining room with electric fire, laminate floor and French doors to decking areas. Large well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area and fitted units. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Three twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet/cloakroom.

  • Electric coal-effect fire included
  • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs (one flatscreen)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large enclosed decking areas
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Ground floor facilities
  • No smoking
  • NB: Drops in grounds to the beach, sea
    20 yards

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£601-£1675
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Cill Dara Apartment Ref: CC523143
Cill Dara Apartment is located in a quiet cul-de-sac within the heart of the West Coast town of Oban, only a 10 minute walk from the shops, seafront and promenade where you can watch a diverse array of yachts/boats/ferries, or even a seaplane, coming and going in the bay. This first floor holiday apartment is well presented and includes everything you need in self catering accommodation, as well as benefiting from having its own enclosed garden and off road parking for three cars. The three bedrooms are beautifully co-ordinated and each is a good size. The lounge is comfortable and provides a lovely space to relax in after a day exploring Argyll. The kitchen is located off the lounge and there is a separate dining room to enjoy family meals.

First Floor: The accommodation is all on first floor level has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: with electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD, radio/CD player and a good selection of games and DVD’s.
Dining room: with wooden table and chairs.
Kitchen: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: with king-sized bed.
Bedroom 2: with two single beds.
Bedroom 3: with double bed.
Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi available. Enclosed garden with decking, outdoor seating and drying line. Wooden stairgate in permanent position at the top of the stairs. Off road parking for three cars.

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£290-£555
Shortlist
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.

WAS
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£612-£824
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Caolas Cottage Ref: W40692

Conservation village

Set in the former slate quarriers village of Ellenabeich, this single storey timber chalet with mature private garden offers affordable holiday accommodation and a base from which to explore the area. Simply stroll around the conservation area, taking in the breathtaking scenery, or pay a visit to Easdale Slate Island with its museum and restaurant. Oban is just 16 miles from Ellenabeich, offering boat trips, shopping and many restaurants, and the Argyll coastline is fringed with beaches and walking paths ideal for cyclists, walkers and fishing enthusiasts. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower. Separate toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Lawned garden and furniture.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

Excellent sea views

At the base of dramatic cliffs on the western edge of Seil Island, the neat white-washed cottages of Ellenabeich were built by the slate quarrymen working on nearby Easdale Island. In its heyday 600 families lived both here and on the Island and the industry thrived until 1881 when severe storms flooded the quarry. Today Ellenabeich is a peaceful and picturesque holiday destination. The property was originally the workshop of the late C. John Taylor. In a beautiful location on the waters edge facing the jetty with wonderful views of the seascape. The ground floor apartment is ideal accommodation for 2/4 people and can also be booked with property W40217 to sleep up to 8 people. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Laminate floors throughout.

First £10 electric central heating and electricity included, remainder by coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Portable barbecue. Ample parking.

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£209-£610
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