Local Information

We have grouped up lots of local information along with our personal views and guest feedback which we hope you will find useful when planning your stay.



Castles PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - Places of Interest

Carnasserie Castle near Kilmartin
Dunollie Castle Oban
Dunstaffnage Castle Dunbeg By Oban
Inveraray Castle 01499 302203 Open April - October 10am to 5pm
Duart Castle Mull by ferry from Oban 3 miles from ferry, or by motor launch Duchess from Corran Esplanade Slipway in Oban.
Torosay Castle and Gardens, these require you to take a ferry from Oban to Mull, then woodland walk/or narrow gauge steam railway.   Ideal day trip for all the family open Easter - mid October, gardens open all year  01680 812421

Gylen Castle on Kerrera Island a short boat trip from Oban lies Kerrera Island which has some lovely walks, wildlife a castle and cafe.  Access to the Ferry is from the slip two miles south of Oban on the coast road.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:56
 
Golf Courses PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - Other Activities

There are many golf courses within the local area with a few detailed below with contact numbers.  More information available from a couple of links: North and South

Glencruitten Golf Club Oban, 01631 562868
Dalmally Golf Club 01631 200619

Taynuilt Golf Club 01866 822429
Lochgilphead Golf Course 01546 602340
Machrihanish Golf Club 01586 810213

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:58
 
Local Produce PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - General Local Information

Barbreck Farms Situated on the left just before you reach the Ardfern road end, this local beef and lamb produce comes well recommended. 01852 500271

Inverawe Fishers & Smokehouse Visitors centre with shop, cafe, walks and trails along with fish sales, 01866 822777

Corranmore Farm near Ardfern rears Highland Geese which are excellent tasting.

The fishing fleet in Oban specialist in catching scallops, langoustines, crab and lobster and land their catches every day except Saturday.  They can be seen on Oban's South Pier between 6pm and 9pm Sun to Thurs and 6pm on Friday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:58
 
Post Office PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - Shops

 

Ardfern Sub Post Office, Ardfern Village Shop 01852 500298

Kilmelford Sub Post Office, Kilmelford Village Store 01852 200271

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:57
 
Boat Trips PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - Boat Trips & Fishing

Farsain Cruises Craobh Haven 01852 500664

- A very local boat trip on which we have received good feedback from guests.
SeaFari Adventures Easdale 01852 300003

- Guests have used this service and feedback has been excellent.
Loch Etive Cruises 01866 822430

Craignish Cruises Ardfern 01852 500540
Sealife Adventures near Oban 01631 571010

Lochawe Boats Dalmally 01866 833256
Caledonian MacBrayne day cruises 01631 566688

- This allows you to do day trips to some of the islands and many guests have recommended it

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:54
 
Museums PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - Places of Interest

Kilmartin House Museum 01546 510278  Open 7 days a week from 11am to 4pm
Easdale Island Museum Open April to Mid October from 11am to 4:30pm
Oban War & Peace Museum Oban, Free entry

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:57
 
Cycling PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - Other Activities

Crinan Cycles offer bikes from £8 per day and are situated well for taking a route along the Crinan Canal.  This is 9 miles long and perfectly flat with no traffic other than boats.

Ardfern Cycle Hire, Ardfern 01852 500662

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:57
 
Craobh Haven PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - General Local Information

Craobh Haven and Craobh Marina lie just 2 miles to the south of the lodge. This is home to the a well recommended pub and restaurant 'Lord of the Isles'.

Built around a natural harbour, Craobh Marina can accommodate up to 250 vessels of all sizes up to a length of 22 meters. It boasts a deep entrance which can receive craft with a 4 meter draft at low water and the incoming basin can take craft with a draft exceeding 8 meters. Facilities include a well-stocked chandlery and fully enclosed workshop.

During West Highland yachting week (Scotland's second largest yacting event) the yachts stop and start from Craobh. The cottage provides an excellent viewing point for this event and easy access to the many social events around this week.

Horse Riding is available from Lunga Riding Stables which are situated in nearby Craobh Haven and offer group or private lessons.  Daily cruises start from Craobh Haven with Farsain Cruises.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:55
 
Petrol Stations PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - Shops

 

Esso at Tesco Express Paterson Street, Lochgilphead, PA31 8JP

Riverside Oban Road, Lochgilphead, PA31 8NG 01546 603858

Halfway Filling Station Dunbeg, Oban, PA37 1PX 01631 562784

Birchwood Service Station Soroba Road, Oban, PA34 4JF 01631 565359

Oban Service Station Soroba Road, Oban, PA34 4HY 01631 571101

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:56
 
Historical Sites PDF Print E-mail
Local Information - Places of Interest

Standing stones near Kilmartin en route to Lochgilphead
Ardchattan Priory and Gardens, founded in 1230 by Vaalliscaulian monks. Open all year. Free

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:57
 
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