Oban Seil Farm, Self Catering Holiday Cottages Scotland
Oban Seil Farm is the home of Nick and Bette Hunter and their four grown children, Ian, Henry, Kitty and Lotte.
The Farm is a beautiful hill and waterfront farm set on the Isle of Seil which is connected to the mainland by a humpback bridge 'The Bridge over The Atlantic'.
We are set in 100 acres of hills and coast on Seil Sound and have about 100 sheep on the farm, five hens; Milly, Molly, Mandy, Morag and Mo; we had six but Minnie has run away from home or been eaten by the fox, (we prefer the run away version). We also have an old horse Candy and last but not least our trusted old cantankerous Shetland pony Dusty.
We have converted some of the farm buildings. The Steading used to be the home for cows and machinery and is now converted into 3 self catering holiday houses. The Both was a ruin that Nick has re designed and built this charming little house that is set apart from the rest of the farm. .
We are proud to live in one of the most magnificent areas of Scotland, with a setting of breathtaking views over other small islands, rolling hills and rugged shores.
If you drive here you will pass many small communities and villages on the way and by the time you reach us you will have a feeling that this is indeed the end of the road, you simply cannot get much further away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
If you stroll up the hill behind the farm you will see the most amazing sunsets. Imagine going up there after a long drive, standing on a hill overlooking dozens of other islands set in the clearest Atlantic Ocean. Or you can wander down to the shore and sit at the long table with a glass of cool wine looking down the sound, watching the boats in the distance. If you have a boat or a kayak you can keep it on the pontoon and sail or row in the safe waters of the Sound. The shore is a haven for children and our own children have had countless adventures there with swimming, mussel picking and sailing.
Big family groups are very welcome, each family can have their own house and still be together with the rest of the gang when they want. We often have huge family gatherings and this year we had four generations coming for two weeks, youngest was 5 months and oldest was 86. it was such a treat to see everybody enjoying being together.
This summer we had two children staying with their parents for a couple of weeks. They were swimming every day with a lonely seal who lived around the pontoon. Pure Magic.