Barriemore Guest House
A charming Victorian town house, the Barriemore is a family-run Guest House Hotel located on the seafront in the bustling port of Oban.
Perfectly located at the end of the Corran Esplanade on Oban's seafront the Barriemore offers panoramic views of the town, sea and Isles of Mull , Lismore and Kerrera. The town-centre and its host shops, cafes and tourist attractions (including the Oban Whisky distillery) is a pleasant 10 minute stroll along the promenade whilst Oban Railway station is less than a mile away. The Barriemore also offers excellent access to Oban ferry port; renowned as the "Gateway to the Isles" it offers ferry access to the isles of Lismore Mull, Iona , Coll, Staffa, Tiree and Colonsay, along with a variety of day trips to the Inner Hebrides. There is ample off-street parking.
Overlooking the War Memorial at the end of the Esplanade the Barriemore is a detached 3-storey Victorian stone house. Dating back to 1895 the house was originally built as the home of wealthy Oban banker John Stuart McCaig, who commissioned the contrcution of Oban's famous McCaig Tower. Today the Barriemore maintains an air of late-victorian opulence. Inside there is a welcoming reception area and comfortable guest lounge which offer a range of reading materials and information on the local area. The lounge also offers a tranquil retreat from which to enjoy views of the wildlife or fishing boats in the bay and stunning sunsets over the water. The Barriemore is rated a 4* Guest House by the Scottish Tourist board and a warm, professional welcome is guaranteed.
There are 11 spacious guest bedrooms at the Barriemore which boast high ceilings and period features, many with views of Oban Bay and Oban Harbour and some with views to the islands. Each room is individually styled and furnished with a focus on providing a comfortable and relaxing ambience. The guest accommodation offer en-suite bathrooms as standard along with hospitality trays, hair-dryer, alarm clocks and colour televisions.
Breakfast is served in the spacious breakfast room which is traditionally furnished and decorated with traditional tartan touches. For a light breakfast there is a range of fruit juices, fruit, yoghurts and cereals available alongside a more traditional scottish breakfast of oatmeal porridge with fresh cream. The cooked breakfast is a real treat with traditional scottish fare including black pudding and potato scone dumpling with sausages, bacon, tomato and choice of eggs. Smoked kippers and haddock is also available.
The Barrimore offers quality family-run accommodation easily accessible to central Oban yet with stunning views across the bay.