Oban Seil Farm is the home of Nick and Bette Hunter and their four grown children, Ian, Henry, Kitty and Lotte.
The Farm is a beautiful hill and waterfront farm set on the Isle of Seil which is connected to the mainland by a humpback bridge 'The Bridge over The Atlantic'.
We are set in 100 acres of hills and coast on Seil Sound and have about 100 sheep on the farm, We usually have around five hens and we always call them the same names; Milly, Molly, Mandy, Morag and Mo
We have converted some of the farm buildings. The Steading used to be the home for cows and machinery and is now converted into 3 self catering holiday houses. The Bothy was a ruin we converted to a charming little house that is set apart from the rest of the farm.
We have four self catering cottages and are open all year round.
We are proud to live in one of the most magnificent areas of Scotland, with a setting of breath taking views over other small islands, rolling hills and rugged shores.
If you drive here you will pass many small communities and villages on the way and by the time you reach us you will have a feeling that this is indeed the end of the road, you simply cannot get much further away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
If you stroll up the hill behind the farm you will see the most amazing sunsets. Imagine going up there after a long drive, standing on a hill overlooking dozens of other islands set in the clearest Atlantic Ocean. Or you can wander down to the shore and sit at the long table with a cool glass of wine looking down the sound, watching the boats in the distance.
Swimming in ocean, rivers and lochs has become very popular lately and we are so lucky to have a private shore down to Seil Sound exclusively for the use of our guests.
We do a lot of swimming from the shore; we just take a towel and head the two minute walk to the shore. Some people jump from the pontoon and some just walk into the sea. This is a shore, not a beach and we have got a rich organic sea life with slate, seaweed, rocks and mussels, crabs, wild oysters and best of all: none of them are out to get you. It's a beautiful and unique experience we can highly recommend. There are not many places with a private shore and we are so happy to share this with our guests. The water temperature is at its highest around August/September - as high as up to 20°C and the lowest in March/April where it dips to around 5°C, (that is very cold, but we've all done it and it feels great once you get out and get a hot mug of tea to wrap your hand around).
If you have a boat, paddle board or a kayak yourself, you can keep it on the pontoon and sail or row in the safe waters of the Sound. The shore is a haven for children and our own children have had countless adventures there with swimming, mussel picking and sailing. We do not have any of this for hire.