Oban, Argyll & Bute
Bed & Breakfast

Filled with family antiques and striking 1930s design. Bedrooms are huge, the organic garden overlooks boats bobbing on Loch Melfort


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5


A pleasingly idiosyncratic traditional country house with no need to stand on ceremony. Built in the 1800s but with 1930s additions setting the style, find solid oak doors and floors, red-pine panelling, Art Deco pieces and a unique carved staircase. Alasdair’s family has been here for 150 years and many family antiques remain. One of the huge bedrooms can be arranged as a suite to include a single room and a sofabed; bath and basins are chunky 30s style with chrome plumbing. From the organic garden and the house there are magnificent views of Loch Melfort with its bobbing boats; you’re free to come and go as you please.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
Christmas & New Year.
Pub 0.5 miles, restaurant 1.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £89
Singles £55-£70. Extra bed/sofabed available £15-£25 per person per night.
1 Double
From £89
1 Family room for 5
From £105


Glenmore is a particularly handsome country house, with stunning views over a beautiful cove on Loch Melfort. Melissa and Alasdair are very welcoming as hosts to their elegant home and generous in letting you feel integral the Estate during your stay. A delicious and eclectic breakfast sets you up for an investigation of the unique Kintyre Peninsula or the islands to the North. There is a great pub within a 10 minute walk from the house and a good restaurant nearby, in which you can enjoy hearty food after a day of fun and discovery in this unforgettable region.

Iain, London

Mum & I really enjoyed being here, thanks to the welcome we experienced from our hosts. They lit an open fire just for us, tea, scones & wine to revive us in the evening with electric blankets warming on our return each night. Our twin ensuite room suited us well and we loved a proper long, deep bath. We don't do anonymous, sterile hotels as Mum has dementia and doesn't readily settle but the homeliness and wealth of interesting books, pictures & many other features within & views without made a trip here in crisp October for the Mod a real treat. We felt blessed to have found this haven.

Oighrig, Glasgow

We had such a lovely stay with Melissa and Alasdair and they were most helpful. We had the use of the downstairs sitting room with log fire and our double bedroom upstairs was large, comfortable and overlooked the lake. Our breakfast was the best in our 4 weeks tour of UK and Glenmore was our favourite of the Sawdays "Special Places to Stay" during our holiday. We would stay again in the future.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Melissa & Alasdair Oatts

  • Escape the stresses and rigours of life in the tranquility and immense beauty of the surrounding landscape.
  • Pop across to the charming island of Kerrera and walk to the newly restored Dunollie Castle.
  • Visit the Isle of Seil and take the boat to Easdale Island and view the old slate quarries and hear about the amazing storm from the locals.
  • Visit the local National Trust for Scotland garden, Arduaine. It boasts hundreds of colourful azeleas and rhododendrons and a wonderful viewpoint of the local islands
  • Our favourite day out is to Crinan. Visit the beautiful beach, cockle pick and swim in the sea (maybe just the children!) Visit the idllyic harbour village of Crinan and walk along the canal. Enjoy a cake and coffee at the teashop .
  • There are plenty of lovely walks to enjoy the spectacularly beautiful scenery. Walk from the end of Degnish, past the wishing tree over to Ardmaddy. Enjoy the views from the Bridge of the Atlantic before having lunch at the Tigh an Truish pub.