Kintaline House Luxury Well appointed Peaceful Self catering cottage holiday home in Benderloch, Oban, Argyll, Scotland

Visit Oban, Scotland for mountains, islands, culture, heritage, sunsets, space, food, outdoor adventures, experiences and so much more

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Tralee beach with kayaks at sunset

What is there to do in our wonderful area ? - oh so much! Guests staying for a fortnight say there is still so much to come back for.
Scroll to the bottom of page for map and calendar of events

Like the header image that is the view overlooking a local loch and hills, our locality is a place of long views, seas, mountains, skies, woods. It is a photographers heaven, a naturalists haven, a heritage buffs treasure trove, and a foodies indulgence. I have shared some of the potential adventures, experiences, activities and events on this website and On booking Kintaline guests get access to a comprehensive digital guidebook that gives lots of information about the house and the area around here, including attractions, experiences, day trips. 
This has details of fishing licences, walks, drives, places to eat, agricultural shows, highland games, and much more. 

Check out the map below to see just how wonderful the variety and extent of attractions and activities there are locally. And the calendar below that will be populated in time. 

And, as the Coronavirus pandemic subsides I will be filling in the calendar with events, courses, shows, and games so you have an idea what to plan around.
If you have ideas you would like help with, just ask. Maybe you want to find Highland cattle : Get out on the Water : Visit our local islands

Visiting Oban Distillery is a popular choice for all

Such a cute Highland calf

Kayakers enjoy the challenges of the nearby Falls of Lora

There are an increasing number of Experiences to dive into - please do not hesitate to ask if there are specific interests you have that you would like more information about, nearly 40 years in the area means a lot of local knowledge. 

There is so much to do in our local area : and most of it is free and available all year around.
The scenery, seas, skies, light, lochs, sunsets, moonscapes, aurora, beaches, wildlife and nature are just waiting for you to enjoy - walk, cycle, climb, kayak, scuba dive, ride, wander, stop and sit. 

You fall over our heritage, from prehistory to modern era, around every corner and you can walk around many locations at any time of year. Some have extra attractions and facilities that are seasonal.

The whole area is a photographers dream.

For the active there are plenty of mountains to climb, lochs, sea and rivers to kayak, islands to sail to, wrecks or reefs to dive on, the Sustrans cycle route 78 is close by
Forest walks are teeming with wildlife - the flora and fauna is wonderful - soaring eagles, beautiful butterflies, blazing gorse across the hillsides in the spring and heather in the summer, unique hazel gloves lichen from our Atlantic rainforest habitat. 

A Guests capture of Castle Stalker - click image for full effect

West coast Sunsets are world renowned. 

Our light is ever changing, the skies seem to reach forever, and no road has the same view - you go out towards the sea and come back towards the mountains.

Whilst the Shetland islands are the mecca for those chasing the Northern lights, Aurora dancers are seen in this area too. 

click on images to see more from these talented local photographers

Sheila MacIntyre Photography sunset over Oban pontoons

Nick Edgington : aurora over Dunollie Castle, Oban

The food is wonderful, and such a range, not for nothing is Oban known as the Seafood capital of Scotland, and our meat producers are equally high quality
You can choose from the locally produced oysters & venison in the immediate vicinity; fish & shellfish that comes to the village from the Oban fishing fleet; a wide range of meat, baking, preserve direct from local artisan producers through the local food hub, or a wide range of places to eat with all diets and tastes catered for. There are restaurants of many kinds - fine dining close by at Isle of Eriska, and in Oban at Etive : the Fishermans Kitchen will bring you seafood extravaganzas like pictured here; fish and chips at the takeaway a short walk from the house.
In Oban  there is a wide variety of eateries : Chinese, Indian, Kebab, burger, family food, local produce, eat in and takeaways. 
In these unusual times of Covid precautions our small business have done an amazing job in keeping us all very well fed, and deserve all the support we can offer. 

Fishermans Kitchen .. a seafood extravaganza  that can be delivered to your door

Outdoor activities abound  - it really should be a Mecca for the outdoor sports of land sea and skies.  just ask for ideas and directions to more local information and connections who will love to share the area with you :- whether your passion is fishing, riding, sailing, kayaking, climbing, jet ski, stand up boarding, wild swimming, spear fishing, scuba diving, wreck diving, para gliding, wake boarding, flying, wind surfing, natural history, rock climbing, coasteering, mountaineering in all seasons, skiff rowing, cycling

But maybe more important : - Take your time .. relax and enjoy .. you can always come back for more. 



A local Calendar of events and activities, updated regularly

The Calendar of events will give you a flavour of what might be happening here through the year based on the usual annual events. I will top it up as other events and activities locally are organised and publicised. None of these dates can be relied on in the current circumstances please remember that ALL are dependant on Covid19 restrictions that can change at very short notice, it is imperative you contact the organisers themselves to find out what is happening.

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