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Dail Na Mara

Oban, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Fabulous seaside retreat sleeping four
  • Elevated ground-floor apartment with turreted dining area
  • Part of a century-old baronial mansion, packed with period features
  • King-size ‘orangery' bedroom with floor to ceiling windows
  • 1.5 miles southwest of Oban and under 1 mile from the Kerrera Ferry
  • Enjoy unrivalled sea views, scenery and wildlife including otters and seals
Property code: CA093

This majestic ground-floor apartment is set beside the spectacular Sound of Kerrera, just 1.5 miles southwest of Oban.

This stylish and contemporary apartment is situated on the water's edge of Oban’s shoreline with absolutely outstanding sea views, certain to leave you speechless. Carefully converted from a Scottish Baronial mansion, it has been finished to the highest of standards with state of the art modern conveniences. This property is as attractive as they come and complimented by its romantic and peaceful setting.

It exudes elegance and grace from the moment you enter the property. Yet delicate care has been taken to ensure original period features have been retained like the ornate Victorian fireplace and the grand mantelpiece.

All on one level, the sympathetically designed open-plan living space has rich oak floors and beautiful decorative cornicing, offering uninterrupted sea views through the impressive floor to ceiling windows. With a state-of-the art kitchen this is the perfect social environment to entertain family and friends. From the dining area in the corner turret, you and your guests will be spoilt with panoramic views across the Kerrera Sound and Oban Bay.  There are two impressive and spacious double bedrooms. One was built on the site of a former orangery with floor to ceiling picture windows, inviting you to stay in bed while gazing out to sea through the French doors.

Along with its outstanding waterfront location this property benefits from a small, private terraced garden with seating. This area is perfect to relax with friends, watching the world go by along the Sound and catching up over a glass of wine. There is also a larger communal garden that meets the crystal calm waters of the magical Sound.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - both king-size
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite with rain shower and WC, 1 shower room with rain shower and 1 separate WC
  • Electric single oven with grill, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • Open fire – fuel can be purchased locally
  • Central heating – all energy included
  • TV with Freesat
  • CD player & radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Small enclosed private garden with table and seating, guests are also able to enjoy the communal area
  • Private parking for 1 car plus 1 additional space
  • Regret no children under the age of 12 years old, due to the waterside location
  • Oban 1.5 miles (golf course, distillery, sports complex, boat trips/ferries to Mull and Inner Hebrides),  Kerrera ferry 1 mile

Oban is situated on the dramatic far west coast of Scotland, overlooking the Sound and island of Kerrera. Its name is derived from the Gaelic meaning ‘little bay” but we can assure you, there is nothing little about this bay! Surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery you are ever likely to see in Scotland, this area is well worth a visit.

Compact and easy to navigate, the town is filled with galleries, local shops, eateries, pubs, a museum and a local distillery so there is plenty to see and do here. Or take a relaxing stroll along the scenic seafront to its sandy beaches and the ruins of Dunollie Castle. In the evening, the town comes alive and is a host to many festivals and ceilidhs (social gatherings) with traditional musicians, bagpipers and highland dancers providing street music and entertainment.

Also known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles', ferries run from Oban to islands such as Kerrera, Mull, Iona, Staffa and the inner Hebridean islands where there is every possibility you will spot sea life such as seals, porpoises, dolphins, sea eagles and basking sharks. The islands surrounding Oban offer some fantastic walking routes and due their remote location and limited accessibility, remain some of the most unspoilt and untouched landscapes in the UK.

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Steven 17th March 2020

Book this apartment! It is fabulous, the views are spectacular. With a really nice stroll in to Oban town. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Maeve 28th December 2019

Lovely apartment with fantastic views out to sea, Oban and Kerrera. Main living room including kitchen is very spacious, the turret area with dining table was my favourite place to sit and watch the waves. The apartment is tastefully decorated with a comfortable bed and good shower. Only downside is that the boiler is located in the main bedroom anRead mored is quite noisy, but we used the other bedroom instead. Oban itself is a great base to explore the west coast and islands. Hide

Reviewed by Quentin 19th October 2019

Fantastic location and fantastic views from a beautifully appointed and architecturally interesting flat.

Reviewed by Mrs Jones-johansson July 2019

A beautiful flat, very well equipped and furnished. Lovely quiet situation and gorgeous views. An excellent base for exploring the area and a comfortable retreat for days when the weather isn't so good. There was a nice welcome from the owners and housekeeper.

Reviewed by Mrs Leveque June 2019

Very good location, comfortable appartement with amazing views, a perfect retreat when the Scottish weather is at its worst. One little snag, nowhere to stock muddy boots after walks!

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