Along with my sister I spent four nights at Dunheanish Guest House in October 2017. The rooms were comfortable and spotless and had everything that we needed (including sweets), breakfast was delicious and cooked to order (upon mentioning her desire to try Black Pudding it appeared on my sister's breakfast plate the next morning!) and William and Linda could not have been nicer. The house is lovely and has been well kept, you'll want for nothing during your stay.
Being up on a hill the views from the house over the harbour are incredible. Binoculars are even in the room to better enjoy the view. The only drawback to that hill is that if you are traveling without a car as we did the hike up it at the end of the day is a doozy, but is good exercise ;-) And you can always stop halfway up to catch your breath and say that you're admiring the view. Or if you're lucky the artist that lives along the road will have her studio open during your visit and you can pop in to look at her wares and buy a print to take home like we did.
Oban is a joy to explore on foot. We walked along the harbour and also down to Dunollie Castle for an enjoyable afternoon, we took the ferry over to Mull and to Duart Castle (a gentleman at the ferry office was kind enough to arrange a driver to transport us between the ferry and castle as it was off season) and enjoyed many of the shops and restaurants in town. The fondue at Oban Chocolate was especially delicious (but try to get there during a not so busy time to avoid the line).
All in all it was a wonderful stay at Dunheanish House and a pleasure to explore Oban.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- William and Linda would like to welcome you to Dunheanish Guest House, one of Oban's newest guest houses, an elegant detached Victorian villa beside Oban's landmark, McCaig’s Tower with stunning panoramic views overlooking Oban Bay and the surrounding islands of Kerrera, Lismore and Mull. Dunheanish is the perfect base for anyone who wants to have the town center 5 mins away, with easy access to shops, restaurants and the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry terminal. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dunheanish Guest House Hotel Oban
- Dunheanish Guest House Oban, Scotland