Close Attractions

Mull and Iona



Peaceful location for exploring Oban area


Lying on the outskirts of the village of Benderloch, our B&B is only a twenty minute drive from Oban and all the facilities there. Oban is known as the ‘seafood capital of Scotland‘ and rightly so with a selection of excellent restaurants serving locally caught shellfish and seafood. Oban is also well connected to the outlying islands and from here you can explore the islands of Mull, Iona, Staffa, Lismore, Kerrera and more.

Based at Shenavallie there are many beautiful and interesting places to visit. I have suggested some ideas for you to explore during your stay.



Further on, heading northwards past Castle Stalker is Appin, site of the infamous Appin murder which featured in Robert Louis Stevensons’s book “Kidnapped”,continue North yet, only about 30 mins. drive is the Pass of Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of 1692. There is an Information Centre here where the story of the Massacre is portrayed, but it also tells of the wildlife that abounds in the glen and surrounding mountains. It is difficult to stand here and not feel in awe of the majestic scenery.

An hour’s drive will take you to Glen Nevis and if you are fit for it, a climb up Ben Nevis – Britain’s highest mountain. An easier mountain climb is at Aonach Mhor but you may find the Gondola a bit easier. Aonach Mhor is one of Scotland’s finest ski areas and the Gondola station by the car park means that you don’t have to be very fit to enjoy the magnificent views whilst having a refreshment or meal in the bar and restaurant at the upper gondola station. Further north, but a longer drive is Loch Ness where you may encounter the legendary monster but are more likely to have the pleasure of the spectacular scenery.

Also within easy reach are Fort William,Mallaig Glencoe and Inveraray. The surrounding area offers a wide range of activities from gentle strolls along the loch sides to such sports as kayaking, mountain biking, orienteering and gliding at our local airport. With breathtaking scenery and varied wildlife just waiting to be spotted this really is perfect for nature lovers. If you have a particular interest, then let us know and we will endeavour to find out more for you.

Peaceful location for exploring Oban area

Perfect for families, couples and friends


Our comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation caters for all, with ensuite double, twin and family rooms.We go that extra mile to make your holiday relaxing, enjoyable and one to remember. Relax at the end of the day in our spacious lounge with all the homely comforts you need.

Perfect for families, couples and friends

Village of Benderloch



Lying on the outskirts of the village of Benderloch, Shenavallie Farm B&B is perfectly placed to explore the Oban area, and the Argyll islands including Mull and Iona.



Facilities in Benderloch:
Village Store
Post Office
Petrol Station
Cafe
Sandy beach
Fish and Chips
Restaurant

Village of Benderloch

The Islands


Oban has firmly established itself as the west coast of Scotland’s “Gateway to the Western Isles”. Mull & Iona are a mere 40 minute ferry ride from Oban and tours are readily available.

Closer to hand are the smaller Islands of Kerrera and Lismore. Kerrera is accessible by ferry from Oban and the crossing takes minutes. A beautiful little island with scenic walks and views of Oban that not many see. Lismore is a long and relatively flat island making it an ideal cycle ride. The ferry for Lismore leaves from Port Appin, less than half an hour’s drive from Shenavallie. More information on the ferry times of Caledonian MacBrayne is available on their web page.

Another way to see the islands, and explore the local area is on board one of Coastal Connections 11 metre cabined RIBs. Try their ‘wildlife and castles’ 2 hour trip form Oban or a day trip to Tobermory, giving you time to explore this picturesque village


Gardens


The west coast of Scotland enjoys a mild climate thanks to the Gulf Stream, and it is this mildness that enables such stunning gardens to develop here. There are a range to visit in the area, from the National Trust for Scotland’s Crarae and Arduaine gardens, to the smaller An Cala on the Isle of Seil, Ardchattan Priory gardens on the shores of Loch Etive, and the woodland gardens of Angus’s Garden.

Gardens

Historic Sites


Argyll has been inhabited for thousands of years, and traces are still very evident. Kilmartin Glen, south of Oban has a wide range of rock carvings, burial cairns and stone circles to explore, as well as Carnasserie Castle. There are also Duart Castle on Mull, Dunstaffnage Castle near Oban, Inveraray Castle and the nearby Jail, and many other sites of interest in the area.


Walking


Whatever your pace, there is walking to suit you here with way-marked forestry trails just up the road at Sutherland’s Grove, many shore, woodland and moorland walks and of course the more demanding Munroes. Just make sure you are well equipped and always have your camera to hand to capture the spectacular views.


Kayaking


The area is well known for its excellent sea kayaking, and there are you can hire kayaks in Oban. If you want to get closer to the local wildlife and learn some more skills then try one of our local kayak guides.


Diving


The West Coast of Scotland has become a mecca for diving enthusiasts from all over the UK. The clear waters of the gulf stream ensure that the area is diveable all year round. With an abundance of wrecks and knowledgeable charter boat skippers and dive centres to choose from, all divers, from novice to experienced, will find some of the most breathtaking underwater experiences in the UK. Puffin Dive centre can help you make the most of the clear waters with their range of dives.


Skiing


Less than an hour’s scenic drive from Shenavallie is the majestic Ben Nevis. Towering over the town of Fort William, the Nevis Range boasts some of the best skiing that Scotland has to offer. Slightly closer to hand are the slopes of the historic Glen Coe.