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in Argyll and Loch Lomond

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Members on this page offer B&B accommodation in and around:
Oban (5) - Loch Lomond (3) - Helensburgh (1) - Dunoon (1) - Isle of Arran (1)

Please note that double/twin room prices are per person per night based on two persons sharing. To make enquiries or bookings, please contact the proprietor direct via phone, fax or email as detailed on the relevant entry. If you are outside the UK, first dial the appropriate international dialing code for your country (011 from the States for example), then dial 44 and omit the initial 0 of the number given in these pages, before dialing the remaining digits.

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Loch Etive

The road south along Loch Linnhe, leads to Oban, a popular tourist destination set in magnificent scenery and with good access to Loch Awe, Loch Etive and Loch Fyne. Oban is the starting point for ferries to several islands, including Mull.

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The harbour at Oban

Mull's main centre, Tobermory, is set around the bay, lined by colourful 18th century houses. A Spanish Galleon, the Florencia, part of the Armada fleet, put into the bay after the destruction of the Armada in 1588. The galleon blew up, or was blown up by treachery, and sank with the loss of 350 men. Her reputed cargo of treasure sank with her and has never been recovered despite many attempts.

From Oban the road winds south through Lochgilphead, along Loch Fyne and then down to Campbeltown, almost at the tip of the Kintyre peninsula. Near the head of Loch Fyne is the imposing Inveraray Castle, not far past Crarae Gardens famous for its rhododendrons and azaleas. Throughout this area are numerous well known gardens in addition to Crarae: Arduaine; Younger Botanic Gardens; Ardmaddy Castle; Kilmory Woodland Park and others.

East of Oban, after Connel, the road leads through the Pass of Brander then past Kilchurn Castle at the head of Loch Awe. Turn south at Tyndrum, and then at Crianlarich, towards Loch Lomond and its 'Bonny Banks'. This area is Scotland's first National Park with a new visitor centre on the banks of the loch.

A few miles from Loch Lomond on the north side of the Clyde estuary with lovely views is Helensburgh, birthplace of John Logie Baird, inventor of television. On the line of the 350 million year old Highland Boundary Fault, Helensburgh is technically in the Lowlands although just a short distance away are the much older rocks of the Highlands. Hill House, designed by the renowned Glasgow architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and built in 1902-3, is open to the public. More of Mackintosh's work can be seen in Glasgow itself - the Willow Tearooms on Sauchiehall Street and the Art School on Garnet Hill for example.

Only a short trip from Glasgow is the Isle of Bute. This picturesque island is about 15 miles long and less than 5 miles wide. Once a popular holiday destination during Victorian times, Bute still has much to offer with hills in the north, lots of sandy beaches, ruined chapels and forts, yachting, fishing, golf, etc. The gardens here benefit from the Gulf Stream which gives the island a mild climate enabling palm trees and other exotic plants to grow here. One of the main visitor attractions is the spectacular Mount Stuart House with its Gothic architecture and sumptuous interiors.

Further south down the coast of Ayrshire, with views across to Bute and Kintyre, is Ardrossan from where the ferry leaves for the Isle of Arran. Despite its small area (about 20 miles x 10 miles), the island is considered as 'Scotland in miniature' for its variety of scenery and sights. These include Brodick castle, a distillery, forests, mountains, waterfalls, beaches, standing stones, etc. Arran's highest point is Goat Fell at 2866 feet high.

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ROINEABHAL COUNTRY HOUSE
Roger & Maria Soep
Kilchrenan - By Taynuilt - Argyll PA35 1HD
Tel: 01866 833207 / Fax: 01866 833477
Email:
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  • 2 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • Open Jan - Dec
  • B&B 37.50 Pounds Sterling
  • D, B&B 67.50 Pounds Sterling
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4 stars Set in the heart of Argyll, we have walks, teeming with wildlife, offering the photographer and artist inspiration at every turn. Climb 33 Munros in the area. Oban (18 miles), Inveraray, Glencoe are all within easy reach. Enjoy the finest food sitting next to a log fire.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for Lounge TVs in rooms Foreign language spoken Evening meals by arrangement Credit cards accepted Child rates and facilities Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Hairdryers Ground floor bedrooms Agents commission given
Taste of Scotland
Dogs by arrangement
Wheelchair accessible

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AROS ARD
Liz & Patrick MacLean
Croft Road - Oban PA34 5JN
Tel: 01631 565500
Email:

  • 2 double/family/triple (en suite)
  • Open Jan - Dec
  • B&B 23 - 28 Pounds Sterling
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4 stars This modern eco-friendly house offers superb views over Oban and the sea. Bed-sitting rooms have inward opening French doors, fridge, video, king size and single bed. Particularly suitable for parties of 4 to 6 persons. Green Tourism Silver Award. Warm welcome to guests.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for TVs in rooms Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Hairdryers
Dogs by arrangement

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INVERCAIRN
Mrs Margaret MacPherson
Musdale Road - Kilmore - By Oban PA34 4XX
Tel/Fax: 01631 770301
Email:
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  • 2 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • Open April - Sept
  • B&B 25 - 30 Pounds Sterling
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4 stars Beautiful rural location, set in a picturesque Highland glen, yet only a short drive (4 miles) from busy Oban - gateway to Mull, Iona and Staffa. Within easy reach of Arduaine Gardens and the Atlantic Bridge. Many guests return year after year to enjoy our comfortable home and warm Scottish hospitality. Ample safe parking.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for Lounge Payphone Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Hairdryers Ground floor bedrooms Agents commission given
Scotland's Best certificate

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LA CALA
Mrs Mairi Jackson
Ganavan Road - Oban PA34 5TU
Tel: / Fax: 01631 562741
Email:
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  • 1 double (en suite)
  • 1 double (priv.facs)
  • 1 single
  • Open March - September
  • B&B 30 - 35 Pounds Sterling
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4 stars Tastefully appointed Georgian-style home set in pleasant gardens. Beautiful situation by the sea, with breath-taking panoramic views of the islands. 1 deluxe en suite double. 1 single and 1 standard double available together for party of three sharing private bathroom.
Private parking TVs in rooms Tea/coffee facilities Vegetarian diets catered for Lounge Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby Four poster bed No smoking Hairdryers Animal free house

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BLARCREEN HOUSE
Shelley & Steve Perkins
Ardchattan - By Oban PA37 1RG
Tel: 01631 750272 / Fax: 01631 750132
E-mail:
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  • 2 kingsize double (en suite)
  • 1 double/twin (en suite)
  • Open February - November
  • B&B 38.50 - 58.50 Pounds Sterling
  • D, B&B 63.50 - 83.50 Pounds Sterling
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4 stars
Welcome Host
Luxury furnishings, timeless elegance in secluded Victorian house by Loch Etive. Spacious bedrooms, king four poster beds, superb loch views, deluxe accessories. Colourful garden borders, woodland walks, malt whisky by the log fire. Excellent home-made food and hospitality. Licensed. Oban 11 miles. Connel 6 miles.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities TVs in rooms Four poster bed Evening meals by arrangement Vegetarian diets catered for Lounge Payphone Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Hairdryers Agents commission given Credit cards accepted
Animal free house

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LOMOND VIEW COUNTRY HOUSE
Grace & George Brown
Tarbet - Loch Lomond G83 7DG
Tel: / Fax: 01301 702 477
Email:
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  • 2 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • Open Jan-Dec
  • B&B from from 30 Pounds Sterling
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4 stars
Welcome Host
Welcome to our home on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, built with you especially in mind. Magnificent scenery and beautiful loch views from all bedrooms. Breakfast watching the cruise boats sail by. Romantic packages available. Glasgow Airport 40 minutes drive.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities TVs in rooms Payphone Ground floor bedrooms Wheelchair accessible Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for Lounge No smoking Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby Hairdryers Credit cards accepted Animal free house
Scotland's Best certificate

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ARDOCH COTTAGE
Mabel and Paul Lindsay
Main Street - Gartocharn - Loch Lomond G83 8NE
Tel: 01389 830452 / Fax: 01389 830452
Email:
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  • 2 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • Open Jan - Dec
  • B&B from 30 Pounds Sterling
  • Dinner, B&B from 52 Pounds Sterling
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4 stars
Welcome Host
18th century toll cottage providing luxury accommodation overlooking farmland to Ben Lomond. Guests private lounge with crackling log fire. Edinburgh, Trossachs, Stirling all within easy reach. Glasgow International Airport 25 minutes drive. Business Excellence Award winners 1997 and 1998.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for TVs in rooms Lounge Payphone Evening meals by arrangement Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Hairdryers Credit cards accepted Ground floor bedrooms Agents commission given
Dogs accepted by arrangement

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WATERS EDGE COTTAGE
Colleen & Donald Robertson
Duck Bay - Arden - Luss - Loch Lomond G33 8QZ
Tel: 01389 850629
Email:
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  • 3 double (en suite)
  • Open Jan - Dec
  • B&B from 30 Pounds Sterling
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4 stars
Welcome Host
Victorian lochside cottage, quaint and charming, furnished with antiques and curios. Imaginatively decorated rooms. Delicious breakfasts and stunning views , together with an air of peaceful tranquillity, guarantee a romantic and relaxing visit. Stroll to quality restaurants. International golf course nearby.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for TVs in rooms Lounge Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Four poster bed Hairdryers Ground floor bedrooms Credit cards accepted Agents commission given
Scotland's Best certificate
Wheelchair accessible

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LETHAMHILL
Jane and Douglas Johnston
20 West Dhuhill Drive - Helensburgh G84 9AW
Tel: 01436 676016 / Fax: 01436 676016
E-mail:
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  • 2 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • Open Jan - Dec
  • B&B from 30 Pounds Sterling
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4 stars
Welcome Host
Lethamhill has spacious, individually designed rooms, great beds and original en-suites. At breakfast, fresh local produce predominates. Strictly non-smoking. Near Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House and the West Highland Line. Loch Lomond 5 miles. Glasgow Airport 40 minutes drive. AA 5 Diamonds.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities TVs in rooms Lounge Payphone Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Child rates and facilities Hairdryers Four poster bed Agents commission given Credit cards accepted
Scotland's Best certificate

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BELMONT HOUSE
Daphne & Graham Perks
2 Edward Street - Dunoon PA23 7JF
Tel: 01369 701287
E-mail:
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  • 2 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (priv.facs)
  • Open Jan - Dec
  • B&B 30 - 35 Pounds Sterling
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4 stars A beautifully restored Victorian house where you are offered a warm welcome, a relaxed atmosphere and touches of luxury, with spectacular views down the Clyde. Guests can enjoy the comfort of a beautiful sitting room, complete with decanters of sherry and malt whisky.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities TVs in rooms Lounge Vegetarian diets catered for Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Hairdryers Four poster bed

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THE SHORE
Alison Thompson
Lamlash - Isle of Arran KA27 8JY
Tel / Fax: 01770 600764
E-mail:
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  • 1 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • 1 double (priv.facs)
  • Open March - November
  • B&B from 28 - 30 Pounds Sterling
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4 stars Our home is just 20 yards from the sea with spectacular views over Lamlash Bay to Holy Isle. Please look at our web site for more information on our home, a sample menu and photographs of our beautiful island, or call for a brochure.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities TVs in rooms Lounge Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for Ground floor bedrooms Central heating Foreign language spoken Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Hairdryers Credit cards accepted

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To make enquiries or bookings, please contact the proprietor direct via phone, fax or email as detailed on the relevant entry. If you are outside the UK, first dial the appropriate international dialing code for your country (011 from the States for example), then dial 44 and omit the initial 0 of the number given in these pages, before dialing the remaining digits.

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No smoking Child rates and facilities
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Agents commission given Four poster bed

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November 2004
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