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 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.
Last summer we opened up our home to do Bed and Breakfast in two of our new rooms, we had such a good time meeting people from all over the world and this year we look forward to sharing our beautiful home again with our guests.
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 cool glass of wine looking down the sound, watching the boats in the distance.
If you have a boat 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.
Last summer we had two children staying with their parents for a couple of weeks. they loved fishing and every day they went fishing for mackerel. We were lucky to get their bycatch and many evenings we were sitting down by the pontoon around a bonfire eating roast potatoes and mackerel. This place is what you make of it. You can mess about and home in here, or use Oban Seil Farm as a base for many exciting outings.