Bachuil Country House - Isle of Lismore

Isle of Lismore, Oban, Argyll & Bute

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Bachuil Country House is a typical Scottish Country House of the 18th/19th Century and now offers AA 4 Star Guest Accommodation for up to six guests in three comfortable en-suite rooms.

The Isle of Lismore is the most easterly island of the Southern Hebrides and notably fertile. The island is famous for its abundance of wild flowers (some say nearly 300 different types of plant) and bird life with about 130 species of birds (including visiting golden eagles, buzzards, herons and skylarks). The views from the island across the water to the mountains of Argyll, Ardnamurchan and Mull are quite outstanding. Hamish Haswell-Smith in his best selling guide to Scottish Islands writes ‘For delightful walking country LISMORE is supreme’. He describes a walk at the south end as ‘one of the finest walks in Scotland and views that are unequalled anywhere’,

Lismore is situated a few miles north of Oban, which is about 2 hours by car from Glasgow or 3 hours from Edinburgh. Around 10 miles long and one mile wide, it is easily accessible by a 45 minute car ferry from Oban (NB THERE IS NO FUEL AVAILABLE ON LISMORE), or 10 minute crossing on the passenger ferry from Port Appin.

Visitors to Lismore come largely to walk or cycle and enjoy the tranquillity of this blessed island. Others come to visit our ancient historical sites including Bronze Age Cairns, Iron Age Duns, and two of the oldest Medieval Stone Castles. Our award winning Heritage Museum and replica 19th century Cottar’s Cottage, fully restored, is very popular with its small cafe not far from our shop and post office.

Bachuil is the home of the Barons of Bachuil, Coarbs of St Moluag, Abbots of Lismore, and Chiefs of Clan Maclea who have lived here since St Moluag arrived in 562. Niall and Anita, the present Baron and Baroness, really look forward to seeing you.

Guest Reviews

Overall rating: 5 out of 5
 We came to Bachuil Country House as part of our tour of Scotland. My wife and I had arranged to stay for three nights at this beautiful, historic home on the Isle of Lismore.

It is a truly unique experience as the island is beautiful, isolated, accessible only by ferry, and is inhabited by many more sheep than humans.

The incredible history of the place, along with the gracious hospitality of Niall and his wife Anita, make this a must if you are visiting the Western Isles of Scotland. 
Raymond / Jun 16
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Ratings & Awards

AA 4 Stars Guest AccommodationAA Friendliest B&B of the Year Finalist 2013