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Selection of Accommodation Providers in
Argyll and Bute

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This is Rampant Scotland's page of links to sites offering accommodation ranging from 5-star hotels to camp sites in Argyll and Bute.

For other areas of Scotland and a page with all the links for the whole of Scotland, see the map on the Accommodation Index

Individual Locations in Argyll and Bute

Achaban House, over 160 years old, is a former manse, less than one mile from Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull. The location makes it an ideal choice for those wishing to explore the historic Island of Iona, the birthplace of Scottish Christianity. The Ross of Mull offers many beautiful beaches and walks due to the unique geology. Rich in abundant bird life and home to golden and white-tailed (sea) eagles amongst other large birds of prey. Treshnish Islands, with their colony of puffins and other sea birds, is nearby. Fingal's cave and the basalt columns on the Island of Staffa are world famous. Both Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering accommodation are available.

Airds Hotel, Port Appin, Argyll (approximately 20 miles north of Oban and 27 miles south of Fort William) is a family run, luxury 4-star hotel and gourmet restaurant. There are special themed weekends and culinary experiences and painting holidays. There are twelve bedrooms, all of which are individually decorated with designer fabrics and wallpapers and flat screen televisions with satellite channels and DVD players are a feature of all bedrooms. See also the review at Great Places to Stay by travel writer Vivien Devlin on the Rampant Scotland site.

Anchor Hotel, in the heart of Tarbert, Loch Fyne in one of Argyll's most popular resorts in an idyllic waterside setting at the head of the harbour. The hotel now boasts a new sauna and sunbed. The restaurant has Scottish seafood specialities such as lobster, scallops and langoustines, along with traditional venison, lamb and Scottish beef. The hotel is personally run by resident chef-proprietor Carolyn MacDonald.

Ardlui Retreat has a five-star luxury holiday house and three luxury lodges on the banks of Loch Lomond at its northernmost tip in the village of Ardlui. There is private, lochside accommodation to suit parties of all sizes and there are special offers available throughout the year. Alt-Na-Lairag holiday house features four double/twin bedrooms (one en-suite), huge dining kitchen, dining room, spacious sitting room, cinema lounge with plasma TV and satellite, sauna & hot tub and utility room all with modern furniture, fittings and fixtures. Each of the three Loch Lomond Lodges can sleep up to six adults.

Self catering property at Ardnacross, is on a 1200 acre farming estate on North East coast of the the Isle of Mull. There are three separate self catering houses of different sizes - the "Farmhouse" sleeps twelve, the "Square" is for up to six people and there is one bedroom in the "Dairy". The Web site has useful pages on activities in the area and a history of Ardnacross.

Ardoch Cottage is in the charming village of Gartocharn at the southern end of Loch Lomond and provides award-winning, bed & breakfast accommodation with Four Star Grading from the Scottish Tourist Board. The cottage was originally a toll house on the old military road running between Stirling and Dumbarton Castles and has been restored by the present owners and all three bedrooms have en-suite WC/shower, television and Tea/Coffee making facilities.

Argyll Arms, Bunessan, Isle of Mull, Argyll is right on the waterfront in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The hotel lies at the southern point of Mull, close to the Isle of Iona, famous for its beautiful Abbey and links to Saint Columba. The hotel is therefore a particularly ideal place to stay for those wishing to visit Iona.

Barndromin Farm is a working hill farm overlooking Loch Feochan and conveniently located just 6 miles south of Oban. All bedrooms comprise: either twin or 5' double bed, WI FI Access, tea and coffee making facilities and private bathrooms or showers. Facilities include Parking on site, garden, residents lounge, continental or full cooked breakfast. Dogs welcome by arrangement. The farm stretches up to the heather moorland inhabited by grouse, sheep, cows, roe deer, butterflies, red squirrels and many other wild animals. There is fishing available locally too.

Captain’s Folly is a spacious self-catering apartment located within the prestigious Argyll Mansions building in the bustling seaside town of Oban. With views across Oban bay this accommodation has been beautifully refurbished retaining many original features. This charming retreat is a perfect choice for a holiday exploring the West Coast of Scotland and the Gateway to The Isles. The first floor luxury accommodation has one double bedroom, a modern kitchen with dining table, a cosy reading room with Balcony window over the seafront and a comfortable lounge with window seating from which to watch the ferrys coming and going from the harbour.

Chase The Wild Goose is a a small ‘village’ of only eighteen woodland holiday lodges located on the edge of the Argyll Forest Park, north of Dunoon, on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll, looking out towards Ben Mhor. There are inns and restaurants not far away and Dunoon is only a few miles away.

Creagard Country House on the Isle of Luing in the Firth of Lorne, Argyll, is a group of four 19th Century Stone Quarriers Cottages combined into one substantial Architect Designed Residence, is situated in the heart of the Conservation village of Cullipool, just 100 metres from the sea with magnificent views of the coastline of the Isle of Mull and the Firth of Lorne. The self-catering accommodation sleeps a total of 7 people.

Creag Bhreac B&B, Strathlachlan, Near Strachur in Argyll offers a delicious and filling breakfast which will sustain you till lunchtime while you take advantage of the marvellous and numerous activities to be found in the area. Evening meals can be taken at near-by Inver Cottage restaurant which has a stunning loch-side location and delicious award-winning food or can sometimes be ordered by prior arrangement at Creag Bhreac. They can also provide a taxi service to and from the restaurant. Pets are welcome with a small charge and there is a large secure off-road gravelled parking area for residents. Pack lunches can be arranged at owners discretion. Guest Facilities include 1 x Double and x Double/Twin rooms, garden, parking on site, guests get own house keys. Dogs welcome by arrangement. There are no ensuite bathrooms.

Creggans Inn in Strachur, Argyll overlooks Loch Fyne. The restaurant has fabulous views across the loch, log fires, and a bar lunch menu including Loch Fyne oysters, smoked salmon, freshly caught langoustines, venison, hill-lamb and other Scottish specialities.

Dailanna House is rated a 4-star bed and breakfast establishment by Visit Scotland. It is situated in an a large garden with fine views southwards over Locheil to the hills of Ardgour, ten miles west of Fort William on the romantic Road to the Isles. All bedrooms (two doubles, a twin and a triple) are en-suite with baths/showers, tea/coffee makers, clock radios, hairdryers, electric blankets and centrally heated. Home cooking is a speciality - Full Scottish breakfast including porridge, oatcakes and home made marmalade or your choice from our extensive menu. Large residents TV lounge, garden and parking on site. wonderful view over Locheil.

Druimneil House Bed and Breakfast in Port Appin, Argyll, has three well appointed bedrooms. The double room boasts a four poster bed and there are 2 further twin rooms. There is also a self catering cottage in the grounds and gardens that surround the main house. Overlooking Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Shuna, Druimneil House is located in the picturesque Appin countryside approximately 20 miles north of Oban. Parking on site, garden, residents lounge. Evening meals are available.

Dunadd Cottages, 4 miles north of Lochgilphead in Mid-Argyll, provide self catering holiday accommodation at the foot of Dunadd Hill, site of a 5th century fort which was the capital of the Kingdom of Dalriada. The two cottages are can accommodate up to four people (2/3 in the smaller one) and are named after kin of Fergus mor mac Eric, an early leader of the Scots.

Dungallan House Hotel in Oban, was originally built in 1870 by the Duke of Argyll for his summer residence at the edge of town. It is in a secluded position offering tranquillity and superb views to three sides over Oban Bay, the Isles of Kerrera, Lismore and Mull and the sound of Kerrera. There is also an award winning restaurant. Automobile Association 2 Stars and Rosette for culinary excellence. Scottish Tourist board 4 Stars.

Dunheanish Guest House is the perfect base for anyone who wants to have the Oban town centre 5 minutes away, with easy access to shops, restaurants and the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry terminal where you can sail to the island of Mull to enjoy the scenery and wildlife or perhaps Iona with its peace and tranquillity. For those warm summer evenings, you can sit in the garden and perhaps enjoy a glass of wine whilst relaxing after a busy day watching the various boats come and go, with a chance to enjoy a magnificent west of Scotland sunset. Guests arriving in Oban on a late ferry from one of the islands are welcome. Dunheanish is approximately 10 minutes walk from both the train station and the ferry terminal and for those flying into Glasgow airport it is approx a 1.5 hour drive to Oban. Guest facilities include 4 x double, 1 x twin and 1 x single room. full cooked or conrinental breakfast, garden, parking on site, luggage storage, guests get own house keys, Wifi, King size room. No Pets allowed.

Dunmore Court is on the shores of West Loch Tarbert in South Knapdale, just seven miles from the village of Tarbert on Loch Fyne, Argyll. The estate has 120 acres of countryside and the self catering accommodation consists of four cottages within converted traditional farm buildings with one other larger semi-detatched former estate cottage adjacent. All come with fully equipped kitchens and washer/dryers. Online availability and booking enquiry facilities are on their Web site.

Dunvalanree Hotel Port Righ, Carradale Argyll, is a family run licensed hotel and restaurant in Carradale set right next to the sea offering a warm welcome, laid back but attentive service, a comfortable nights sleep after a meal cooked from fresh ingredients by the chef/proprietor serving great local food in the restaurant. Dunvalanree offers excellent value, quality accommodation in a tranquil and beautiful setting, with private garden overlooking the bay below, as well as the mile long beach at Carradale Bay behind the property. Chef-Proprietor Alyson Milstead's menus feature local seafood and farm produce. Everything really is home made from fresh ingredients and the results speak for themselves!! Dunvalanree's wine list features a number of carefully selected examples and there is a wide selection of malt whisky (over 60), Loch Fyne Ales beers as well as soft drinks. Guest facilities include 2 x Double, 2 x Double/Twin and 1 x Twin rooms, full cooked breakfast, evening meals, lunch, bar, sitting room, garden, parking on site, luggage storage, guests get own house keys.

Ford House in Argyll offers comfortable bed & breakfast accommodation and is ideally situated for spending a relaxing time walking the local forest paths or exploring nearby Kilmartin Glen, which has one of the most important concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland. There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six mile radius of Kilmartin, with 150 of them being prehistoric. The remains of the fortress of the Scots at Dunadd, a royal centre of Dal Riata, are located to the south of the glen, on the edge of the Moine Mhòr or Great Moss. The Kilmartin House Museum of Ancient Culture is located within the village itself. Ford and Kilmartin are a 2 hours drive from Glasgow airport, and a further 15 minutes from Glasgow city centre. The nearest railway station is at Oban, which is served by frequent trains from Glasgow. Ford House offers art exhibitions and workshops, live acoustic music and artists’ residencies. Guest facilities include 1 x Double, 2 x Twin, 1 x Single, 2 x Family and 1 x Triple rooms, full cooked breakfast, evening meals, sitting room, parking on site, housekeeper, luggage storage, Wifi, conservatory. Dogs welcome by arrangement.

Gigha Hotel is a family run hotel just a few hundred yards from the ferry terminal on the island of Gigha off the west coast of Kintyre with views over Ardminish Bay towards the mainland. The hotel menu includes local produce such as prawns, clams and lobsters and the Isle of Gigha cheese.

Glenaros is a working Scottish estate on the beautiful Isle of Mull, Argyll. Aros was originally a Viking settlement and there is an Iron Age fort a short walk away. There are five individual cottages on the estate and the site has details on each one plus an On-line reservation enquiry form.

Glengorm Castle is situated on the Northern tip of the Isle of Mull near Tobermory, overlooking the Atlantic and has views over 60 miles to the Outer Hebrides and Islands of Uist, Rhum and Canna. The Castle was built in 1860 and sits at the headland of Glengorm's vast area of coastline, forestry, lochs and hills. Glengorm truly stands apart from the surrounding Western Isles, already known for its dramatic scenery, due to its tranquillity and sheer natural beauty. The Castle provides very special accommodation and offers guests a wonderful place in which to relax. The interior is very warm and comforting. Log fires and a dram watching the sunset in the library is the perfect way to spend an evening. There are five en-suite rooms (4 x double and 1 x double/twin) all furnished to a high standard. Guest Facilities include Full Cooked Breakfast, sitting room, garden, parking on site, uests get own house keys.

Glenreasdale House provides B&B or self-catering in a converted mansion overlooking West Loch Tarbert and the Knapdale Hills,on the Mull of Kintyre, Argyll, six miles from the small fishing village of Tarbert Loch Fyne. It is near to the ferry terminals for Islay, Gigha and Arran and deer frequently visit the rhodedendron-filled garden. Dogs are also welcome (there are five West Highland White Terriers already there!).

Highfield in a peaceful location about 9 miles from Oban in Argyll has 5 touring caravan pitches for Caravan Club Members only and a caravan to let. It has been running since 1987 in a half-acre site bounded on one side by mature woodland offering good shelter and with pleasant open views over croft ground to hills and mountains beyond.

Kelvin Hotel is conveniently situated in the centre of Oban, on one of the oldest streets in the town. It boasts wonderful views over the waterfront, towards Mull and beyond. Furthermore, it is within easy reach of excellent transport links; the ferry terminal, with boats heading for the Isles, and the bus and train stations are all nearby. Set within a Grade B Listed Building, it is one of the oldest in Oban, and provides a pleasant environment for you to relax in after a long day, with a comfortable lounge and small bar. The hotel offers fully en-suite rooms, with options including bed & breakfast, half or full board.

Knockderry House Hotel is a small privately owned and run country house hotel in the village of Cove, on the Rosneath Peninsula, Argyll. The house dates from around the mid-19th century but was enlarged by major extensions by William Leiper in the last decade of the century. He had freedom to experiment and the resulting mixture of turrets, balconies, dormer and bay windows can be seen today. The talented designers Daniel Cottier, J Gordon Guthrie, and Leiper himself, were responsible for the very fine examples of stained glass, woodwork, and fireplaces which can be seen throughout the building.

Loch Gorm House is located in Bruichladdich Isle of Islay, where Islay's only independent whisky distillery can be found along with wonderful sandy beaches. It is a Scottish Tourist Board recommended five star Bed and Breakfast guesthouse that has been recently refurbished so that the three rooms offer well-appointed accommodation, some with spectacular sea views across Loch Indaal. The accommodation includes: A twin/double room with views over the garden with designer private bathroom across from the bedroom door with bath, shower, washbasin and wc; the other two rooms are both double rooms with stunning views and designer en-suite bathrooms. Guest Facilities include full cooked breakfast, sitting room, garden, parking on site, uggage storage and guests get own house keys.

Loch Melfort Hotel, Arduaine, by Oban, Argyllis situated overlooking Asknish Bay, beside the famous Arduaine Gardens. In the modern extension. all the bedrooms have large patio windows so that in fine weather you can either sit on your balcony (first floor) or terrace (ground floor) enjoying the views down The Sound of Jura. The hotel is a masterclass in Scottish hospitality, offering tradition with the comforts of modernity and great, effortless service without stuffiness. In its restaurant the finest local produce is cooked to perfection. The magnificent National Trust for Scotland Arduaine Garden is right on the doorstep and a gentle stroll amongst the beautiful rhododendrons, before dining in the award winning AA 2 Rosette Restaurant, or informal Chartroom II Bistro, will make your stay even more magical. Guest facilities include 3 x Double/Twin and 2 x Double rooms, full cooked or continental breakfast, evening meals, lunch, bar, afternoon tea and cake, sitting room, garden, parking on site, housekeeper, luggage storage, guests get own house keys, Wifi, children's play area, King Size Room available.

Lochnell Arms Hotel, North Connel, is 5 miles north of Oban on the banks of Loch Etive, next to Connel Bridge, Argyll. Great views of Ben Cruachan in the east and out toward Mull in the west. There is a bar with lots of malts and a restaurant with home cooking using fresh local produce.

Mayfield Bed and Breakfast is in Torlundy, 3.5 miles North of Fort William on the A82 towards Inverness. It is a pet free family bungalow with mature gardens, plenty free off road parking, Free WI-FI and secure storage for bikes. You can enjoy a traditional Scottish breakfast while taking in the breathtaking views of the north face of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Mayfield is an ideal base for many outdoor pursuits such as hill walking, climbing, skiing and biking etc. as well as more leisurely strolls or days out exploring the scenery further afield by cycle, car or motorbike. Several major rivers are within a few miles, offering excellent fishing and kayaking. If you're cycling, Torlundy is on the cycle path connecting Fort William and Nevis Range. In the winter Nevis Range becomes one of Scotland's leading ski centres, Mayfield bed and breakfast is one of the closest B&B's to the mountain gondola chairlift - three miles by car.

Melfort House near Oban Argyll in a family home of Matthew and Yvonne Anderson which provides bed and breakfast inspired by Matthew's passion and talent for cooking and Yvonne's love of entertaining and eye for elegant interiors. There are three luxurious guest bedrooms with total comfort and relaxation in mind. All have ensuite bathrooms with shower and superking size beds dressed with crisp fresh white bed linen. Graceful antiques, comfortable seating and spectacular views make the rooms havens of relaxation. Each room has a hairdryer, tea and coffee, heated towel rail, LCD TV and a DVD player. There is a comprehensive DVD library which guests are invited to use. Guest facilities also include parking on site, guests get own house keys, garden, sitting room, evening meals and full cooked breakfast

Mull Holiday Cottages are three privately owned and managed self catering units close to the coast of the Isle of Mull - Riverside and Keeper's Cottage are adjacent to each other at Aros Bridge, midway between Fishnish and Tobermory. Corry Cottage is situated a few miles away on the outskirts of Fishnish. Riverside Cottage sleeps four people, while Keeper's and Corry Cottages sleep six people.

The Neuk Guest House, north of Fort William, is within a few minutes walking of the "Corpach Basin" canal bank and the famous, historic "Neptune's Staircase". Accommodation consists of a family room with a double and single bed and ensuite bathroom which can be configured for 3 singles for an extra £5; a double room with ensuite bathroom and views over Loch Linnhe & The Mamore Mountains; a family room with a double and single bed and ensuite bathroom which also has views over Loch Linnhe & the Mamore Mountains. The Neuk provides an ideal base for those who wish to explore the surrounding area either walking, cycling or motoring. Sports readily available include sailing, surfing, canoeing, mountain biking, moutaineering, orienteering, trail biking and horse riding. Full cooked breakfast, residents lounge, garden, parking on site.

The Old Manse Guest House, Dalriach Road, Oban, Argyll was built in 1863 for the Church of Scotland. The Victorian building, just above the town centre, has been lovingly restored and refurbished by the present owners and has been in the final shortlist for "Simply the Best", recognised as one of the most authentic independent guide books to Scotland and Scottish accommodation. The gardens have been landscaped and nurtured to provide a beautiful haven to relax.

Roineabhal Country House is in the heart of Argyll at Kilchrenan, Taynuilt, close by the shores of Loch Awe, mid-way between Inveraray and Oban. The family run guest house offers superior accommodation and the best of Scottish/Continental fare in secluded surroundings.

Rosslea Hall Hotel overlooks the Firth of Clyde in the picturesque village of Rhu, close to Helensburgh. Its romantic setting makes Rosslea Hall simply perfect for a fine Scottish wedding and for the business traveller the hotel offers a professional level of service with all the amenities you will need whilst away from the office. From Glasgow, over the Erskine Bridge, a scenic coastal drive and you're there.

Sandvilla Guest House in Oban, Argyll, provides bed and breakfast accommodation in a terraced Victorian sandstone villa, within walking distance of Oban town centre and Oban bay.

Tigh na Mairi B&B Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire. The historic village of Fort Augustus is on the most southernly tip of Loch Ness and like most of the surrounding districts is steeped in history and mystery!!!! with the occational sightings of Nessie, our famous Loch Ness monster. There are 3 bedrooms one of which is on the ground floor, two have king size beds which can be split into single beds to become 2 twin rooms and beds added to make up a triple/family room. Prices range from £30 per person to £35 with a £10 supplement for single occuppancy. Discount of 50% for children under 12 [conditions apply]. Upstairs bedrooms have stunning views over the Caledonain Canal and surrounding mountains; the ground floor room has views of the mountains and towards the River Oich which runs behind the house. Guest facilities include 1 x Double, 1 x Double/Twin and 1 x Triple rooms, full or continental cooked breakfast, sitting room, garden, parking on site, guests get own house keys, Wifi. Dogs welcome by arrangement.

Western Isles Hotel in Tobermory, Mull offers its guests a unique experience. It is not like the normal contemporary hotel you would get in a city centre. There are a lot of references to a bygone age but the standards of comfort and quality are what you would expect from such clearly competent hoteliers. See also the extended, illustrated review at Great Places to Stay on the Rampant Scotland site.

For Rampant Scotland's links to sites offering accommodation ranging from 5-star hotels to camp sites in other areas of Scotland or for a page with all the links see the map on the overall Accommodation Index.

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