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Oban hotelAlt na Craig House, a boutique style guest house in Oban offering bed & breakfast in luxury surroundings!

Welcome to Alt na Craig House in Oban - a guest house where bed & breakfast mixed with traditional Highland hospitality meets chic boutique comfort to offer you something that is….“just that little bit special”

Set in over 3 acres of wooded garden, Alt na Craig House is truly one of Oban’s most striking pieces of architecture and has a rich history.

From its enviable, elevated position, this turreted Victorian house boasts the most romantic seascape views across Oban Bay to Dunollie Castle, the Sound of Kerrera, the Firth of Lorne and over to the Isles of Kerrera, Lismore and Mull. All this accompanied by a spectacular backdrop of the mountainous Morvern Peninsula.

With friendly personal service and exceptional attention to detail, Alt na Craig House creates a peaceful and tranquil setting in which you can relax in style whilst exploring Oban and the surrounding area.

Alt na Craig House Accommodation

The house has been sympathetically refurbished to offer bed and breakfast in luxury boutique style accommodation whilst preserving many of its stunning original features. The six spacious en-suite guest rooms present interior design of exquisite quality. Enjoy some of the very best luxury guest house accommodation in Argyllshire, surrounded by stunning views across Oban Bay and the Sound of Kerrera to the Isles of Mull, Kerrera and Lismore.

Each room has been lovingly refurbished to enhance its original character with lovely carpets, furnishings, designer colour schemes and fabrics. All of our beds are high quality hand tufted, firm edge spring mattress divans to ensure you benefit from a good nights sleep.

Each has its own special character and the deluxe fabrics and furnishings have been chosen with these in mind. All rooms also have flat screen TVs with Freeview and iPod/iPhone docking stations. All of the rooms are en-suite and have large fluffy bath sheets, bath-robes and fine quality Arran Aromatics toiletries.

Although it enjoys the serenity of a rural location Alt na Craig House is only a short walk away from the centre of Oban and all it has to offer - award winning restaurants, lively pubs offering great food and entertainment, distillery, shops ,cinema and the rail, coach and ferry terminals.

Escape from the fast pace of the outside world to a place of charm, comfort and quiet luxury.

Iona - Superior Ground Floor Room
With either a superking or twin beds. Walls are wood panelled and the room is dressed in restful shades of hessian and blues.
En-suite bathroom with walk in high- pressure shower, underfloor heating, quality toiletries. Flatscreen TV with Freeview, ipod / iphone docking station, hairdryer.

Mull - 1st Floor Deluxe Suite
With bedroom and separate small seating area overlooking the garden and out towards the hills with partial seaview towards Isle of Kerrera.

This room has the ability to have either superking or twin beds and if required may sleep a third person. Colour scheme is in fantastic shades of plum and green. En-suite bathroom with walk in high-pressure shower, quality toiletries. Flatscreen TV with Freeview, iPod / iPhone docking station.

Lismore - 1st Floor Deluxe Seaview
Light, airy room with kingsize bed and superb dual aspect. Views over Oban Bay, the Sound of Kerrera and Lismore.
Warmly decorated in shades of brown, orange and gold. En-suite bathroom with walk in high-pressure shower, quality toiletries. Flatscreen TV with Freeview, ipod / iphone docking station, hairdryer.

Shuna - 1st Floor Superior Seaview
Large room with kingsize bed and striking colours of burgundy and grey . Views over Oban Bay, the Sound of Kerrera and Lismore.
En-suite with walk in high-pressure shower, quality toiletries. Flatscreen TV with Freeview, ipod / iphone docking station, hairdryer.

Kerrera - 1st Floor Luxury Seaview
Beautiful room with amazing views over Oban Bay, the Sound of Kerrera and Lismore. Décor in restful shades of brown and teal.
Luxurious superking size Bed. Flatscreen TV with Freeview, ipod / iphone docking station, hairdryer. Fantastic En-suite bathroom with underfloor heating, freestanding bathtub, walk in high- pressure shower, quality toiletries – all with a great view!!

Easdale - 1st floor Superior Garden view
Large room with both sleeping(King size bed) and seating areas, decorated in deep shades of grey, black and gold to compliment the famous slate of Easdale after which the room is named.
En-suite bathroom with walk in high pressure shower, quality toiletries. Flatscreen TV with Freeview, ipod / iphone docking station, hairdryer.

All rooms have hospitality trays offering bottled waters, coffees, mixed teas and locally baked biscuits or shortbread.

Alt na Craig House Breakfast
Our breakfast buffet includes:
· Chilled orange, apple or cranberry Juice
· Grapefruit segments, prunes in Fruit Juice
· Selection of cereals and muesli, croissants, muffins & pastries
· Yoghurts, low fat and soya
· Slices of lightly smoked ham and various cheese, hard boiled eggs
· Or to order, Porridge Oats served with cream and soft brown sugar

Main course Scottish Breakfast
Choose from the following; Grilled Back Bacon, Highland Pork Sausages, Stornoway Black Pudding, Potato Scone, Tomato and Mushrooms (vegetarian option also available) with free range Balvicar eggs, fried, scrambled or poached.

Eating Out in Oban
One of the joys of being on holiday is you do not have to cook nor do the washing up! Oban has a great selection of restaurants offering a variety of cooking styles and surroundings:

. Coast
. Manor House
. Ee-usk
. Waterfront
. Cuan Mor
. Piazza

Activities in and around Oban
Whilst staying at Alt na Craig House the Oban and Mull area arguably has more to offer than any other area of Scotland! There is a huge variety of places to choose from - whether you want to stroll along a beach, go diving, take a boat, car or cycle trip, see the sights, climb mountains or just relax, there is something for everyone.

A bit of history about Alt na Craig House
Professor John Stuart Blacked who was professor of Greek at Edinburgh University, originally commissioned this stone built, turreted house in 1865.

Professor Blackie was an important scholar, poet and socialite who included amongst his close friends Prime Minister Gladstone. Professor Blackie discovered the Alt na Craig site whilst touring the Highlands with his wife looking for the perfect country retreat and biographies tell in detail of the building and opening of Alt na Craig.

Signs of Professor Blackie’s influence can still be seen throughout the house. There is a large stone, almost covered now by grass and moss, in the garden on the lawn as it rises up to the viewpoint. Apparently on still, Sunday evenings in the summer, Professor Blackie used to stand on this stone and sing hymns and psalms and talk to the assembled locals.

Those were the days before radio and television, before 24 hour news channels and even before the railway had reached Oban!
Of course people lived on the site long before Professor Blackie built Alt na Craig. Recent archaeological diggings have shown that the Alt na Craig site has been inhabited since circa 7000 B.C.

Whether they ran a Bed & Breakfast so long ago is a matter of conjecture but most importantly we feel that we are carrying on the tradition of highland hospitality and welcome you to our home.

The house is now owned by Ina & Sandy MacArthur having moved back to Oban, Sandy's home town, from Pitlochry in Perthshire where we ran a very successful hotel for some 13 years.

Follow the main road through Oban until you reach Argyll Square, take the direction for Gallanach and the Ferry Terminal. Passing the entrance to the Terminal continue west along Gallanach Road for approximately 3/4 mile, passing Manor House then the Seafood Temple on the right.

The road then narrows with Glenmore Road on your left, pass this and the entrance to Alt na Craig House is 2nd on the left. Drive round the house to the Car Park at rear. Please note there are 2 Glenmore Roads in Oban and some SatNav's take you to the wrong one. If in doubt please use directions as above!

Email Alt na Craig House enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com