Good Hotel Guide Review
Anglers, birders, stargazers, point your rods, binoculars and telescopes towards Roger and Maria Soep’s rustic hideaway in the wild glens of Argyll. Their country guest house, beside a tumbling stream, is surrounded by beautiful, peaceful gardens, and little else for miles. Individually styled bedrooms, all with good views, have fresh flowers and shortbread. Breakfast includes locally smoked kippers, porridge and home-made bread. For the evening, book a supper platter of smoked fish, venison, cheese and oatcakes, salads, home-made conserves and desserts (£25). The knowledgeable hosts have plenty of information for planning day trips to Inveraray, Glencoe, Fort William and Kintyre; ferries from the nearby port of Oban offer transport to Skye, Mull, Iona and the outer islands. Lounge, dining room; covered veranda. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). No background music. 1½-acre garden. Children (over-3s half price) and well-behaved dogs (must have own bedding) welcomed. Resident dog. 18 miles E of Oban. 3 bedrooms (1 on ground floor, suitable for disabled). Per room B&B single from £85, double from £110. 2-night min. stay preferred. Closed Dec–Mar.
This is the only place in the world where you can walk through the heart of a colony of nesting mute swans.