Dungallan Country House
Our Story

Our Story

Set in a beautiful, peaceful location, overlooking Oban Bay, the Isles of Kerrera, Lismore, Mull and the sound of Kerrera, this beautiful Victorian building is now a guest house.

the house

the house
the house

Originally built as a summer residence by the Duke of Argyll in 1870, Dungallan Country House commands a tranquil and secluded location, yet only a short 10 minute walk into Oban town centre. Oban offers a great range of restaurants, café’s and shops.

the current owners

The owner and management couple brought the house through a 2 stage, extensive refurbishment. Every area of Dungallan was carefully brought back to its previous grand state using a range of sympathetic tones, materials and styles. Modern touches expected by guests, such as Smart TV’s, silent mini fridges and embroidered fluffy bathrobes, were carefully married with influences reminiscent of its Victorian era reflected in areas such as the bathroom tiles, mirrors, mirror lights and paint colours.

The gardens retained its privacy and spectacular views, so favoured by guests, with the welcome addition of a large, wraparound patio. Comfortable seating and parasols assured guests the perfect spot to enjoy both the sun and breath-taking sunsets with the soothing fountain, based on the famous Eton College fountain, completing the scene.

The cosy Dungallan Lounge Bar gives guests a relaxing spot to sample a range of over 180 single malt whiskies from around the world, an expanding range of Scottish island gins in addition to vodka’s and rums. We individually select a range of the finest wine, prosecco and Champagne from our independently owned and run wine importer. Guests can also relax with complimentary teas and coffees.

Our Reviews

We really were thrilled with services and facilities, plus our hosts, Kirsty & Simon. A striking, freshly renovated mansion home overlooking the bay. Picturesque and peaceful, though just a couple minutes from town. Top notch furniture, decorations. Fantastic breakfast with good, varied choices. Very comfortable. Kirsty & Simon communicated well pre-stay, and were helpful and accommodating during our several days with them. Highly recommended.

Lauren, Connecticut

Fantastic experience staying here! Simon and Kirstie were just lovely. The room was beautiful with a great view, and the bathroom was outstanding! Best place we stayed at in Scotland, and we stayed in some nice places. Great location in Oban. Lovely views of Oban and Kerrera island. Great whiskey selection in the lounge.

J. M Debrecht

This was a birthday trip for my wife and turned into such a wonderful weekend escape. The location, setting and building is superb, the tasteful, warm and stylish interior design made for a special stay. Our room was immaculate and the small personal touches made us feel at home and relaxed straight away. The common areas of the house are delightful, we spent our evenings relaxing in the welcoming and well stocked bar where we were superbly hosted by Simon who made us feel so welcome. Both Kirsty and Simon gave us such a genuine friendly yet professional service that left us no option but to return next year, helped by the promise of round of golf with Simon. Oh and for the record the breakfast was delightful.

P. Riley

We arrived as darkness was closing in and were warmly welcomed by Simon and Kirsty. This husband & wife team are made for hospitality - the perfect blend of relaxed and professional. Dungllan County House has recently undergone a serious renovation and the hotel is now outstanding. The decor is impeccable - publics spaces and bedrooms are luxurious and welcoming. We were lucky to stay in The Duke of Argyll suite with dual aspect to the islands of Mull and Kerrera as well as Oban and McCaigs Tower. The well stocked bar was perfect for a pre-dinner drink. Breakfast was delicious with an interesting selection of local food cooked to order. We saw guests enjoying afternoon tea - this looked beautifully presented......definitely on the cards for our next visit!

A. Lamb


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