Oban cottage holidays Holiday rentals - country & mountain cottages to rent, Oban

Oban is a small yet bustling resort within Argyll and Bute. It sits in the Firth of Lorn on Scotland's west coast and is protected by the island of Kerrera and the Isle of Mull slightly further off the coast. Cottage holidays in Oban are extremely popular as the town is the gateway to the Isles of the Hebrides - over 100 of them! In the resort, there is everything you need from supermarkets, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

Renting a holiday cottage in Oban is also a good base for sightseeing excursions into the western Highlands where you will discover countless monros and sparkling lochs with glorious beaches and watersports. For hiking and mountain biking, you can head to Ben Nevis which is just 50 miles away and if you are visiting in winter, you can ski at the Nevis Range or Glencoe which is only a 33 mile drive.

At a glance...
Restaurants & bars 20+
Year round destination
Family friendly
Medieval castles
Ferry terminal connecting to the inner and outer Hebrides islands
Nearest airport Glasgow (88 miles)
Nearest train station Oban

Things to see and do in and around Oban

Oban and the surrounding area is packed with things to see and do for all ages plus as the gateway to the Inner and Outer Hebrides archipelago, a trip to some of the islands is not to be missed. There are over 100 islands scattered off Scotland's west coast, of which only a few are inhabited and fewer still have a whisky distillery. As part of your cottage holiday, you can tour the island distilleries such as the Isle of Harris distillery, Tobermory on Mull and the Isle of Raasay Distillery.

A few suggestions...
Take the ferry to Mull, Iona and Staffa - 3 islands in 1 day
Castle Stalker - a small island in Loch Linnhe (25 miles north)
Get panormanic views out to Mull from McCaig's Tower in Oban
See the ruins of Dunollie Castle in Oban
Spend a day at Ganavan Sands, the main beach at Oban
In winter, try some skiing at Glencoe
coloured houses on tobermory

Our view on Oban

Self catering cottage holidays in Oban are the perfect escape to pristine natural beauty no matter what time of year you visit. Packed with things to see and do for the whole family and the gateway to the Isles, Oban will have you coming back time after time.