What's new and what to do in Argyll

Check back here regularly for news and events from the Oban and surrounding areas.

Oban festival

Oban festival to start a few days earlier this year to coincide with the start of the school holidays.

The new deck and facia

We have installed a new deck area to the front of the house with views to the sea and the new solid wood facia looks fantastic.



The property is within walking distance of ARDUAINE GARDENS famous for Rhododendrons and many other indigenous plants. Owned by the National Trust so free to members. A morning well spent.



Not 30 mins away are the forests of Knapdale with its many lakes. A few years ago Scottish heritage re introducted several beaver which have settled very well and in fact they have reproduced. The walk through the forests are very enjoyable and you will see much evidence of their activities Damns and munched trees etc.


New website

Elm Country Properties has a new online presence. We hope you'll find our new site enjoyable, and look forward to your comments!



  10 mins away by car heading south is Craobh Haven Marina. For people arriving with a boat this is the place to launch and then sail up to Arduaine to the mooring. For those people who wish food or a drink the marina has a super pub/restaurant called the Lord of the Isles.


 A 10 minute walk away is the famous Loch Melfort House Hotel with its panoramic view down the Sound of Jura. They cater for both full dining and a Bistro in the Chart Room.


 A few miles away on the Isle of Seil is a cute harbour side village known as Easdale which was once famous for slate quarrying. The Oyster Bar is a fantastic place to both eat and drink but over weekend, do book


Each Monday evening in there is a folk night at the Shower of Herrings Centre approx 15 mins away.  It is well worth a visit and you can enjoy the music whist eating should you wish.