The Old Manse guest house offers beautiful en-suite rooms and a peaceful garden. It is just 5 minutes' walk from Oban town centre.

The Old Manse also has a bright and sunny breakfast room and offers a wide variety of delicious home-cooked breakfast options. A home-cooked meal can also be ordered for an additional fee.

The Old Manse was built in 1863 for the Church of Scotland, and its lovely views extend towards the isles of Kerrera and Mull.

All rooms come with flat-screen freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

The Old Manse has won awards for cleanliness and customer service.

This is our guests' favourite part of Oban, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

The Old Manse has been welcoming guests since 1 Apr 2010.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Oban, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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  • The staff speak English

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About The Old Manse

Welcoming guests since 1 Apr 2010

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  • Are your double rooms en-suite

    Hi. We only have the one Double bed (5ft 6" bed) room and yes it has an en-suite bathroom. Anna

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    Answered on 3 January 2020
  • Does king room have an en-suite

    Yes all our King bed rooms have en-suites. Anna

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    Answered on 3 January 2020
  • Need definite parking on site

    We have off road , free, private parking for standard size cars / motorbikes but don't have the space for large vans/trailers. The car park works with a ' two at the front, two at the back' system.

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    Asked about: Double Room • Answered on 11 April 2021
  • Hi, do you have a king size room with walk in shower ☺️

    Hi. All the shower room have a step into them. We also have 12 steps from the car park down to the front door. Anna

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    Answered on 10 February 2020
  • Hello there, do you cater for vegetarians in your breakfast. Many thanks.

    We have lots of meat free options on the breakfast menu e.g. Fruity Porridge, Omelettes, Pancakes. We are also happy to get in beans/mushrooms/veggies sausages for those who prefer to have a more traditional Scottish breakfast. We also have daily 'veggie specials' on a board too.

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    Answered on 29 July 2020
  • Will we be charged if has to be cancelled for coronaviris.

    Hi - We have a cancellation policy which means you can cancel for free up to a week before your arrival. We don't take deposits.

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    Asked about: King Room • Answered on 24 March 2021
  • Do you accept one well behaved small dog?

    Sorry we don't take dogs and as we advertise this it would be unfair to other guests to make an exception. I can recommend Roseneath guest house just opposite us which does take doggie guests.

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    Answered on 15 September 2020
  • Hi, do you have safe storage for a couple of bikes? Thanks

    We have an off road private car park which is just off the road but no undercover / garage type parking.

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    Answered on 6 September 2020
  • hi, we are looking of spending 2/3 nights and we have 2 cats that we need to bring with us. Just want to ask if it is allowed to bring cats with us please

    Sorry we advertise no pets and don't take dogs or cats. Maybe try Roseneath guest house opposite as they take dogs so worth a try.

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    Answered on 8 April 2021
  • is there safe parking for my motobike I come up on june 12 for 3 days regards steve

    Do you have a reservation ? June 12th has past and I couldn't find a Steve in for July. We have a private, off road car park but nowhere lockable.

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    Answered on 26 June 2020

Host Information

Host review score 9.9

The Old Manse was built in 1865 by the church of Scotland using locally sourced granite and housed the priest/parson/vicar and family for over 100 years. It was converted into a guest house in the 1980s and now provides comfortable guest accommodation. We are not a boutique hotel but aim to provide a comfortable and homely stay with modern comforts whilst retaining the atmosphere of a mid Victorian historic property.

We have had the guest house for 11 years. We know how important holidays are so go out of our way to make sure guests feel welcomed and try and accommodate their needs. We know the area really well so enjoy sharing this knowledge so that you can make the best of your stay in Oban. We have free walks and day trip sheets for all our guests to get some inspiration on how to spend their time in Oban. We encourage guests to advise of anything which might improve their holiday with us both before and during their stay. Anna and Simon

The Old Manse is just 100m / 5 minutes walk from the town centre up a sloping lane but on a quiet street with a peaceful garden which has lovely sea views. We have off road parking for all guests in a 'two front / two back' configuration plus an extra space on the opposite side of the house.

Languages spoken: English

Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Waterfront Fishhouse
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/bar The Corryvrechan
    0.3 miles
  • Restaurant The Manor House
    1.2 miles
Natural beauty
  • Mountain McCaigs Tower
    0.3 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Tralee Beach
    5 miles
Closest airports
  • Oban Airport
    4.1 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    55.1 miles
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Facilities of The Old Manse
  • Private bathroom
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Packed lunches
  • Room service
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
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13:00 - 20:00


07:30 - 10:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 12 years are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

12 - 17 years
Extra bed upon request
£15 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 12 and older are allowed)

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express The Old Manse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that only children aged 8 years and older can be accommodated at the guest house.

Guests should be aware that off road private parking is also available around the other side of the property. Please check with the hotel using the contact details on your booking confirmation for any further queries regarding parking.

Please note that rooms are allocated upon arrival and the photos are only examples of a specific room type. Actual rooms might be decorated differently and there is no guarantee that you will be accommodated in exactly the same room.

Please note that rooms with sea views are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about The Old Manse

  • Check-in at The Old Manse is from 13:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Room options at The Old Manse include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Family

  • The Old Manse offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking

  • The prices at The Old Manse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Old Manse (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking

  • Guests staying at The Old Manse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • The Old Manse is 450 yards from the centre of Oban.