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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. Free WI FI throughout the house.

There is a bright and spacious guest lounge on the ground floor which is designed to catch light from the morning, afternoon and evening sun.

 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 ( PLEASE NOTE :  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 31st October 2019

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

Double room two or more nights £80.00 per night used as single £70.00 per night

Open 2019 : 1st March to 31st October

Proprietor Mrs. Susan Johnston



You can book directly with us by telephone or e mail. Full payment will be required in advance by direct bank transfer or cheque to complete the booking. We regret we cannot take card payments.

Check in time on arrival is between 5pm and 9pm. Check out time on day of departure by 10am please

Tel:        01852 200526   :   Mobile: 07500 774224   :  07747 023038
e mail : johnston.susan48@gmail.com

address : Garbhein, Kilmelford, Argyll, PA34 4XA

Terms and conditions  :

 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.