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“A week in Oban”
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34 reviews
Outdoor seating area with BBQ
Great outdoor space includes driveway with ample parking for 2 cars
Dining area with patio doors
Comfortable seating for 4
Modern bathroom with bath, electric shower, underfloor heating, heated towel rail and LED mirror
Double bedroom with fresh towels and bedlinen. Wall mounted TV/DVD and iPod docking station.
Cosy lounge with electric log fire
Well-equipped kitchen
Double bedroom with fresh towels and bed linen. Wall mounted TV/DVD and iPod docking station.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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MitchsTra...
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A week in Oban”
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in May 2018

Barcaldine Cottage is a small semi-detached bungalow amongst a group of 5 tucked away behind once what might have been an old hotel/restaurant. It is at the end of a private driveway just off the Soroba Road that runs south of the town of Oban. The cottage is about 1 mile from the centre of the town and even closer to 3 supermarkets and a free car park for easy access to the harbour and ferry terminal. For us it was on the right side of town. Although lacking in scenic views the cottage is a very quiet location and is spotlessly clean and tidy. For the first 2 days of our stay it was cool and wet but the electric heaters were extremely efficient in warming the place up. Thereafter it was blue skies and the place was wonderful. We would have liked some blinds in the lounge/diner and kitchen to offer and bit more privacy and some of the kitchen utensils could do with a refresh, but these were minor gripes. Recommended walk - take the foot ferry to the local island of Kerrara and aound its southern loop stopping at the cottage for lunch. Local attraction - the Sealife Adventure wildlife cruises from Clachan-Seil, Southwest Of Oban, Isle Of Seil - about 10 miles south. Another 10 miles on and there is Arduaine Garden (NT) and the adjoining Melfort Hotel for lunch on the terrace overlooking the loch. For foodies there is the Inverawe Smokehouse to the north - fresh smoked salmon, trout etc to taste and takeaway. A trip to Mull of course is a must although it was very busy. One of our two planned trips was cancelled due to the ship's radar not working! All-in-all, great break and would reccommend Barcaldine Cottage as a base.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 26, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sounds like you enjoyed your stay! Best wishes Caroline
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Janet D
1 review
“Perfect and very comfortable”
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in June 2018

Very comfortable and clean cottage, easy walking distance to the town, Caroline seems to have thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 14, 2018
Thank you Janet for taking the time to write such lovely comments. I was pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and would welcome you back any time. Best wishes Caroline
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Karyl050
Brisbane
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Comfortable, well equipped cottage”
Reviewed June 3, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Balcaldine Cottage was perfect for our two night stay prior to catching the ferry to the Outer Hebrides. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, with a full size fridge and freezer:just what we needed for stocking up from the large Tesco in Oban before self catering on the Island of Barra. The cottage is in a very quiet cul de sac about one mile from Oban town centre.

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Management Response
Jun 15, 2018
Hi Jennifer thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad to hear the cottage suited your needs. I hope you had a super time in Barra. Best wishes Caroline
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 6, 2018
Thank you Sheila for taking the time to write a review and for your kind comments. We are always genuinely pleased when we hear our guests have enjoyed their stay. You were great guests and would be welcome back any time! Best wishes Caroline
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Ideal”
Reviewed May 4, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Lovely clean cottage in peaceful area with everything you need.
Lovely welcome hamper made us feel welcome and special. Thanks for va lovely relaxing stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 6, 2018
Thank you Fiona for taking the time to write a review and for your kind comments. It's lovely to hear you had a relaxing stay, that's what holidays are all about! Best wishes Caroline
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Sheila S
1 review
“Just perfect for us.”
Reviewed April 25, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

It was nice to find a welcome pack and everything we needed for a short stay. Delighted with the cottage and all its facilities.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 27, 2018
Thank you Sheila for taking the time to write a review and for your kind comments. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Caroline
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Dean L
1 review
“Barcaldine, Oban”
Reviewed April 9, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Great cottage! The food around Oban is delicious. The sealife centre is only a few miles away and is great!

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Management Response
Apr 11, 2018
Hi Samantha thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Pleased to hear you had a good time. You're right, some lovely restaurants in and around Oban. Welcome back any time! Best wishes Caroline
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