Bed and Breakfast

Bed and breakfast accommodation in Argyll, West of Scotland
central for Oban, Kilmartin, Inveraray and Glencoe.

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Loch Awe
near Oban

A friendly bed and breakfast in a home of great character.

Winner! Winner of The Golden Spurtle
the "World's Best Porridge Maker" award!

Autumn morning. View of the garden

Autumn morning. View from the front of the house. The stone bench above Kilchrenan Burn and mist over heather moorland.

Roineabhal (pronounced "roonival") is a comfortable and spacious house, full of interesting furniture, pictures and photographs, the family home of Roger and Maria Soep who offer bed and breakfast and a very warm welcome.

The house (built by Roger himself) is set on a south facing slope overlooking rushing and tumbling Kilchrenan Burn on the edge of the village, about a mile from Loch Awe. All around are woods, hills and wild grassy moorland. There is good fishing on Loch Awe (Pike and record Brown Trout), and Loch Awe is one of the most beautiful in Scotland.

This is a great area for walking; there are 33 Munroes (hills over 3000 ft) in the area, and the Caldonian Oak Wood reserve of Glen Nant is close by. Roineabhal is convenient for exploring Glencoe (45 minutes), Oban (35 mins) and Mull, and the ancient stone circles and cairns at Kilmartin (30 mins).

Roger is a great source of local knowledge - so ask him!


Double bedroom

There are three bedrooms, each with colour television, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Double bedroom with shower-room en suite (shower, basin and wc).

The two bedrooms upstairs have views of garden , trees and surrounding hills. They each have shower rooms en suite and there is also a free-standing roll-top bath for guests' use in a separate bathroom.

Double bedroom Bathroom

Double bedroom with shower-room en suite (shower, basin and wc).

Separate bathroom with roll-top bath.

Downstairs twin bedroom Shower-room

Left and right;
Twin bedroom on the ground floor with shower-room en suite, designed for disabled guests with a ramp and wheelchair access (shower, basin and wc).

The other bed is in the opposite corner of the room.

The window looks over a garden bank with flowers and shrubs.

Guests' Sitting Room

Cosy Guests' Sitting Room on the ground floor overlooking the garden and Kilchrenan burn. Open wood fire.

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"In the finest traditions of country house hospitality, we were thoroughly pampered. Luckily the area has some idyllic walking country - essential if one is to walk off such hearty breakfasts."
Arnie Wilson, Financial Times Travel Writer.


Bowls of muesli, yoghurt and fruit

In the morning (awoken by the aroma of fresh baked bread and muffins...) you can choose from a cooked Scottish Breakfast (including porridge made by Maria, the winner of the Golden Spurtle World's Best Porridge Maker award!) or lighter Continental breakfast served on the big round table in the Dining Room, below, left and right. Maria can also provide packed lunches.

Breakfast Table Breakfast Room



2 nights mininum stay.

£50 per person per night based on two people sharing a room, and including breakfast. (Single occupancy is £75)

Children under 3 free. Under 12 half price.

Open all year, except for Christmas.

5% discount if you tell Maria you saw this page in AboutScotland!

A deposit is required with every booking.

This is a no smoking house.

Another sitting area on the landing at the top of spiral wrought iron stairs which goes up to the upstairs bedrooms.

To enquire or to book:


Note! 5% discount if you tell Roger and Maria you found Roineabhal through About Scotland!

Roger and Maria have their own website at:


Please contact:
Roger and Maria Soep

Roineabhal Country House
Argyll, PA35 1HD
Scotland, UK

Tel: 01866 833207
Fax: 07006 033870
(or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1866 833207
Fax: 44 1866 833474)

(Top two photographs courtesy of Roger.)

Map of the area:

Map of the area

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