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Barcaldine Cottage, Oban

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Outdoor seating area with BBQ
Great outdoor space includes driveway with ample parking for 2 cars

Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Cottage
Barcaldine cottage is set in a charming cul-de-sac. Within 20 minutes walking distance of the town centre (downhill going, uphill returning) and Oban's main attractions. The cottage has a lovely patio with dining area and BBQ. There is also a grassed area and driveway with ample parking for 2 cars.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Fulls
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Caroline C
Hosting since March 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (61)
cafowler (Don't Use)
cafowler (Don't Use)
23 contributions
Hidden Gem
Tucked away in the suburbs of Oban. A quiet and relaxing location in a clean and spacious semi-detached cottage that's a home away from home. Happily return to stay.
Visited October 2022
Written October 5, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
102Carrie
102Carrie
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It’s very much appreciated. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and would return. Best wishes Caroline
Written October 20, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jane p
jane p
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2 contributions
Oban in the autumn
Beautifully equipped home from home, loads of extras including welcome pack of local produce. Oban beautiful and busy as always, weather mixed, warm sunny to dreich.
Visited August 2022
Written August 21, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
102Carrie
102Carrie
Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. I’m glad the accommodation suited you. Got the weather in Oban spot on! Really need to be prepared for anything. Thanks again for booking Barcaldine Cottage. Best wishes Caroline
Written September 4, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marilyn W
Marilyn W
South Queensferry, United Kingdom180 contributions
Fantastic Cottage
Back again for the fourth year running a) because we love Oban so much and b) because I would not book any other accommodation in Oban apart from Barcaldine. This cottage is brilliant. It might be slightly up the hill from Oban centre but that is not a problem. It is quiet and peaceful and there are plently of busses to take you down to the centre and if you miss the last bus back a taxis costs you all of £5.50. The cottage is gorgeous with every amenity you would need including a washing machine, a microwave, a fridge freezer, a slow cooker and gorgeous outside seating if the weather permits. A few minutes down the road in the car are Tesco, Aldi and Lidl so shopping for food is no problem. You do not need your car to get into Oban. The buses are fairly frequent and there is a timetable for them in the book in the house. The parking in Oban is excellent. After 6pm you can park for free so if you want to take your car you can, although I would suggest you avoid the weekends. This is my go to place for accommodation in Oban and we as a family adore it.
Visited July 2022
Written July 18, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
102Carrie
102Carrie
Thank you so much for writing such a positive review. You know how much we love welcoming your lovely family! Best wishes Caroline
Written July 21, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eileen D
Eileen D
St Ives, United Kingdom3 contributions
Lovely Cottage
Lovely cottage in a very quiet setting but not to far from the centre of Oban . The cottage was clean cosy and comfortable with a lovely welcome pack provided by the owners whom we had excellent contact with. Visited many stunning places especially Luing Mull Lismore and Kerrera all well worth a trip if you like beautiful scenery and lovely walks Would thoroughly recommend and thank you again to the owners they know why
Visited June 2022
Written June 25, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
102Carrie
102Carrie
Thank you for taking time out to write such a lovely review. I’m glad you got to experience some of the lovely places around Oban. Just a shame you didn’t get a bit more time to enjoy other walks. You’d be welcome back any time! Best wishes Caroline
Written July 17, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joan
Joan
2 contributions
Home from home
A lovely home, clean, comfortable, quiet, everything supplied for a true home from home experience. Beds were so comfortable. The welcome basket a real treat. Would highly recommend. Thank you Caroline
Visited April 2022
Written April 7, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
102Carrie
102Carrie
Thank you Joan for such a lovely review! I’m glad you found the cottage comfortable. I hope you had a lovely time with your family and enjoyed your birthday in Oban! Best wishes Caroline
Written April 30, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

setoncandles
setoncandles
East Lothian, United Kingdom32 contributions
Great Base
Barcaldine is a lovely wee semi detached bungalow on a modern culdesac within walking distance of all that Oban town centre has to offer. The property has nice outdoor space too if the sun shines. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean makes this an ideal place to explore Argyll
Visited October 2021
Written October 13, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
102Carrie
102Carrie
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your kind comments! I am glad you had a lovely birthday weekend in Oban! Best wishes Caroline
Written October 14, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Craig J
Craig J
3 contributions
Lovely stay at Baracaldine
We stayed at Baracaldine cottage for 4 nights , leading up to our stay , Caroline was very helpful and informative and gave us suggestions of where to eat and visit . The cottage is set in a peaceful cul de sac and is set back off the main road . The cottage is very homely and has everything you need for a comfortable stay . We had been given a lovely basket of goodies , such a nice gesture . The cottage is just outside of Oban, it’s about a 20min walk into the town ( down hill ) , we never used our car to drive into Oban, we walked in and got buses back as they were frequent. It’s best to book restaurants, boat tours, ferries in advance . We booked a table at Eeusk , thanks Caroline it was lovely . If your interested in the Oban whiskey distillery again it’s best to book in advance due to covid the distillery are only booking small numbers . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Baracaldine , and we would definitely return . Thank you Caroline
Visited August 2021
Written August 14, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
102Carrie
102Carrie
Thank you Craig, this is a lovely review which is all the more appreciated given the effort I know you put in to get it posted! We always hope our guests enjoy their break and it sounds like you certainly did! You were super guests and we would welcome you back any time! Best wishes Caroline
Written August 22, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marilyn W
Marilyn W
South Queensferry, United Kingdom180 contributions
Back Again for the Third Year Running
Again, given the Covid pandemic and various lockdowns I didn't book a holiday for this year until March so once again I contacted Caroline and asked what she had available for July. Because there were people who had booked the cottage for the week after us she asked if we would mind booking the Friday to the Friday to give her extra time to clean the cottage. This was not a problem for us, indeed it gave us a whole Saturday in Oban which was a bonus. Once again I cannot emphasis how brilliant and comfortable this cottage is. It is slightly outside the centre of Oban but it has a regular bus service (every 20 mins) and Caroline has the bus timetable in the book in the cottage. It is a 5 min journey on the bus into Oban and about a 15 min walk down hill. If you decide to get a taxi back at night it will cost you no more than £5. Tesco, Aldi and Lidl are just down the road, about two minutes in the car at most. This is the third year running I have booked this cottage, partially because of the covid crisis, but also because the cottage is fantastic and Caroline is so helpful. I can honestly say that anytime we plan to holiday in Oban again Caroline will be my first port of call for accommodation.
Visited July 2021
Written July 20, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
102Carrie
102Carrie
Marilyn thank you so much for your kind comments. You and your family will always be welcome at Barcaldine Cottage. Best wishes Caroline
Written July 21, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Navigator09019850667
Navigator09019850667
Lovely well equipped cottage in perfect location
Lovely comfortable cottage, well equipped and within easy walking distance to the centre of Oban. Sunny patio area where you can sit and enjoy a drink or a coffee. A great base from which to explore the area and take a boat trip to the islands. Early booking is a must as the Calmac ferry is very popular.
Visited June 2021
Written July 1, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
102Carrie
102Carrie
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the cottage and the sun shone for you! I second your tip on booking the ferry, a lot of the crossings are very busy just now! Enjoy the rest of the summer! Best wishes Caroline
Written July 16, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maps21443307377
Maps21443307377
1 contribution
Cosy Cottage in beautiful Oban
Lovely stay in charming Barcaldine Cottage, Oban. Well equipped and comfortable accommodation with comfy beds and everything you could want for your stay. Caroline also left a lovely "goody basket" for our arrival. Situated in an excellent spot to access shops and other amenities. Highly recommended.
Visited May 2021
Written May 30, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
102Carrie
102Carrie
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your lovely comments! It’s great to be able to welcome guests again! Kind regards Caroline
Written June 14, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Watersports

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About the neighborhood
Oban is a lovely, quaint town located in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Oban bay enjoys fantastic views overlooking the islands of Kerrera and Mull. On a summer's evening Oban bay boasts some spectacular sunsets. There is a wide variety of eateries selling fresh, local produce. For those with a sweet tooth the Chocolate Factory is a must. There are also some lovely arts and crafts shops dotted around the town. There is plenty to do in Oban with opportunities to go on boat trips, take part in outdoor activities, enjoy a game of golf or a spot of fishing.There is also a leisure centre with a soft play area and a cinema showing all the latest releases. McCaig's Tower and the Oban Distillery are also worth a visit. Within walking distance of the town is Ganavan Sands. Slightly more further afield is the lovely Tralee Bay in Benderloch, approx 8 miles from Oban. Events for 2015 include the National Mod from 9 to 17 October and the return of the Winter Festival from 20 to 29 November.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Driving north from Glasgow at Tarbet you can either take the A82 Loch Lomond route, which is the most direct route, or the A83 driving through Arrochar, around Loch Long and on and over the Rest and Be Thankful. This route is via the picturesque town of Inveraray.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 15 min walk)Tennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about Barcaldine Cottage, Oban

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