Barcaldine House Hotel is an elegant country house mansion dating back to 1709


Close to the shores of Loch Creran in North Argyll, and just 10 miles north of the harbour port of Oban, stands the elegant 18th century country mansion of Barcaldine House. Set in stunning Argyll countryside, Barcaldine House offers only the finest in hospitality.

Experience an outstanding restaurant boasting the very best in local Scottish cuisine, unwind in our comfortable hotel guest rooms, relax in elegant lounges and enjoy friendly, first class service. This early 18th century country house hotel is surrounded by enchanting forests and secret gardens - a joy for children and adults alike.

Barcaldine House makes a convenient base when exploring Argyll & Bute and the Highlands & Islands of Scotland, with easy access to spectacular mountains, beaches, lochs and glens in the stretch between Oban and Fort William.

Extra beds are available for children. For further information on prices, please contact:

History to the present day

Barcaldine House was built in 1709 by Patrick Campbell IV of Barcaldine. The stunning Georgian piece of architecture was the work of James Duff, a mason of Oban at that time. To this day, several of its original features are still intact and bring character and charm throughout the spacious, country mansion. The house saw several developments throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.

Around the mid 18th century, James Duff was again commissioned to add a third storey and a kitchen to the property. In the early 19th century, further extensions were made to the house by Patrick Campbell’s great grandson Duncan Campbell VIII of Barcaldine. A court of offices, built by John Drummond, a Jacobean style library and additional bedrooms were added to the house.

The whole estate was sold in 1842 to the Cameron family later to be sold again to the Stewart-Rankines. Most of the estate grounds were later owned by the Forestry Commission and planting of trees began in 1925. The house lay semi-derelict until 1959 when it was purchased by Miss Kathleen Hunter, a health food supplements manufacturer. From 1985 to present day, the house has operated as a first class B&B and luxury hotel. 

Food and Drinks

Breakfast is included in the price and includes the following; a selection of cereals, muesli & yoghurt, oatmeal porridge with berry compote, poached fruits with creme fraiche and hazelnuts and a choice of; full Scottish breakfast, smoked salmon & scrambled egg on oatmeal toast, eggs benedict, grilled Loch Fyne kippers, coffee, tea and herbal infusions and fruit juice.

Our chef prepares a delicious menu for the hotel restaurant offering the very best in local Scottish cuisine.

A guest dining table in the kitchen gives our guests the opportunity of experiencing the 'ultimate dining experience'. A well stocked lounge bar is available offering guests the finest range of malts, cognacs and local bottled ales.

Other facilities

Free designated car parking spaces are available within the hotel grounds.

Wi-Fi is available in the rooms.


Free broadband access (wired)

Shared gardens

Children's cots

Children's games

Children's highchairs

Food and Drinks


Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)


18th century buildings

Breakfast Included

Parking (free)

No smoking

Historic Property

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 5

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Arrival Info

Address: Julie Maclean, Barcaldine House, Barcaldine, Argyll, Argyll and ButePA37 1SG, United Kingdom

Check In: From 2pm Check Out: By 11am

How to Find Us:

By Road:
From the North: From Fort William take the A82 to North Ballachulish, then the A828 to Barcaldine.
From the South: At the village of Connel near Oban, follow signs for A828 to Benderloch which takes you over the Connel Bridge. Follow this road until you reach Barcaldine.

By Rail: The nearest railway stations are Connel and Oban.

By Bus: The bus station is based at Oban railway station. The local bus service is run by West Coast Motors. Take the number 405 bus from Oban until you reach the village of Barcaldine. The first bus of the day leaving Oban is approximately 7.10 am.

By Aeroplane: From Glasgow Airport guests can take a train to Oban.