"Oban Seil Farm has the most beautiful setting, we so loved our stay there"
We advise you to look at the most recent government guidelines on travel restrictions, what is open and what you will be allowed to do with other people. (Oban Seil Farm is in Argyll and Bute).
Happy New Year. We send you our best greetings for the year to come and and hopefully see you soon.
We are at the moment closed, according to government guidelines and laws. But as soon as we are allowed we will be open with a safe, clean and well organised environment following all the recommended procedures and guidelines. We are as always being guided by the Government and we listen to other big national agencies who know more than we do. We continue to attend webinars on how to be a responsible holiday business, renting out our holiday houses in a safe and measured way and we are confident that coming here, with all the wide open space we have, is the safest anyone can be in the present circumstances.
A note on cleaning: As always, the safety of our guests is our main priority and we are adhering to the Government’s most recent cleaning guidelines. We will be cleaning and disinfecting your house with the products advised by the government. All hard surfaces, kitchen implements, bathroom, and soft furnishing will be steam cleaned with the right antibacterial and virusidal products. All the necessary cleaning and antibacterial and virucidal remedies are in your house for you. We ask you to bring your own plastic gloves and masks.
We believe that it is in everybody’s interest that we all are sensible and we all follow the guidelines. (Don’t arrive with symptoms, two metre distance, washing hands, wearing mask when in shops, if you develop symptoms let us know) .
On the bright side the hills the shore, the landscape and the wildlife has been thriving over the long summer and into winter, we’ve never had this many birds and the air is so clean and free from noise and pollution. (Not that we ever had much of that, but still it feels much more quiet) This is such a beautiful little corner of the world and we look forward to sharing it with you.
So generally what we say in the spiel below still stands.
"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 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 Bothy was a ruin we converted to a charming little house that is set apart from the rest of the farm.
We are open all year round.
We opened up our home to do Bed and Breakfast and we had such a good time meeting people from all over the world. This year will be different and we will wait and see what the future brings us and what restrictions there will be as we expect bed and breakfast will open later than self catering houses.
We are proud to live in one of the most magnificent areas of Scotland, with a setting of breath taking 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 cool glass of wine looking down the sound, watching the boats in the distance.
If you have a boat, paddle board or a kayak yourself, 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.