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Welcome to Garbhein Bed and Breakfast, our modern, very comfortable, slightly quirky home, nestling in what was the Cuilfail Hotel gardens in the village of Kilmelford at the head of Loch Melfort, 14 miles South of Oban on the A816

Garbhein  offers two very comfortable double rooms on the first floor, both with en suite shower rooms, television, and courtesy tray.

 Patio doors from the dining room lead to a patio area where guests can enjoy sitting out on a pleasant evening.

Garbhein is a short walk from the Cuilfail Hotel which serves excellent home cooked bar meals and a selection of beers and local whiskies. There are 3 other restaurants a short drive away.

Garbhein is directly opposite the Cuilfail Hotel immediately behind the wooden fence ( Note that sat nav may take you to the wrong end of the village )


There is adequate private parking beside the house, bicycles and motor bikes can be kept under cover in our garage.

Alcoholic beverages:

Guests are welcome to bring their own tipple. Glasses, corkscrew, and ice can be provided.


Garbhein is a smoke free house. If you wish to smoke please use the patio area or the front porch


We regret we cannot take pets. We have a very friendly cat called Cleo who is not keen on four legged visitors.

Boat trips :

We run Venturer out of Ardfern. Guests staying at Garbhein who book directly with us , not through a booking agent , will attract a 10% discount on boat trips if staying two or more consecutive nights. Please call or e mail for a discount code before booking your boat trip on our online booking system.

Prices: until 30th November 2018

Double room 1 night 2 adults £85.00    Used as single: £75.00

Double room 2 or more consecutive nights 2 adults per night £80.00   Used as single: £70.

Open: 1st March 2018 to 30th November 2018

Proprietor Mrs. Susan Johnston



You can book online through bookings.com, or to save the commission book direct with us. Full payment will be required in advance by direct bank transfer or cheque. We regret we cannot take card payments.

Tel:        01852 200526, Mobile: 07500 774224
e mail : johnston.susan48@gmail.com

address : Garbhein, Kilmelford, Argyll, PA34 4XA

Terms and conditions  :

Payment for accommodation can be made online with bookings.com, or, you can book directly with us by phone or e mail. In the event that you wish to cancel a booking we will issue a full refund if we receive at least seven days notice of cancellation. Should we be forced to cancel for any unforeseen circumstance a full refund will be given with no further recourse.