Accommodation Oban

News and Events

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Digital Detox!

For Cologin's busy booking office our rural broadband connection speed can be frustratingly slow but we've noticed a few comments recently in our customer reviews enjoying the 'digital detox' and slower pace of life in our tranquil retreat in the glen!

For many these days, having a holiday does not always mean leaving the office behind - whether you want to or not. So, after the initial shock of finding your mobile signal is inconsistent or non existent depending on your provider, many visitors relax and enjoy the fact that their office really will have to stick to your request to not contact unless there's an emergency! There's email of course - but you can choose to log in and look at your messages.

The phone is far more intrusive and it's pleasant and peaceful without the constant beep, ping or whiz of texts. As soon as you drive the 2 miles into Oban town centre you will pick up your messages so you are not completely cut off. And we actually do have a working public phone box at Cologin - your children will not have a clue how to operate such an antique but it's a useful history lesson for them.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Festive Menus at the Barn Bar

Are you staying at Cologin this Christmas or New Year?

The Barn is taking bookings now so give them a call on 01631 564618 or drop us an email

Friday, 2 September 2016

A great night out in Glasgow at the Hilton Hotel, but sadly we went home without a trophy! We've enjoyed two years on the trot of winning awards for the Barn Bar so I guess it can't go on for ever.

Fingers crossed our loyal locals and Cologin guests will nominate us for something next year - there's definitely room on the mantelpiece for another award. It's a lovely feeling being a finalists but it's much better being a winner!

This nomination was a first for us. And next year we hope to have our mug shots on the front page of the Dram!

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Itison Member Deal

Saturday, 30 April 2016

May Day Special Offer

This very odd Spring weather has obviously gone to my head! From snow to sunshine in less than 24 hours but today's blue skies hint at something warmer for the next few weeks. Let's hope so - I've packed away my winter woolies.

Snow at the end of April - what ever next!
So to celebrate we're offering a £100 MAY DAY saving on any week's stay in any property at Cologin booked in the next month.

Use voucher code ZE9W0 online or quote the voucher code if you are booking by phone. The voucher will expire at the end of May so get booking today and save £100.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Benjie the Borrow Dog!

Should Benjie have his own Facebook page??? He is certainly an important part of Cologin and so many of our customers have had the pleasure (?) of his company as they walk their own dogs around the hills above the site. For those without pets of their own, Benjie is quick to offer his services as a borrow dog - he does not wait to be asked and will simply follow with a wag of his tail and a big grin. And it's not just our customers - Benjie is equally well known to guests staying at Lagnakeil and to Oban locals.

Of course we love him, we just hope you do too!

Benjie loves company - canine or human!

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Pre Purchase Holiday Bonds! Huge Savings Available....

Buy a West Highland Holiday Bond and SAVE!

We’ve a new scheme which will save you money!
If you are a regular at Cologin or you wish to invest a small sum of money to share Cologin with your family and friends then read on. We’re now selling Holiday Bonds to members of our exclusive West Highland Holiday club which can save you thousands on the cost of your holiday.
Holiday Bonds are available to purchase in blocks of 10 weeks and can be redeemed at any Inner Hebridean Lodge at Cologin for stays of 7 to 21 days over a period of 5 years.
Enjoy a summer holiday at Cologin for less than £14* per night!

What will I save?
  • If you reguarly stay with us for 2 weeks or more a year you will save thousands on the cost of your holiday – just by booking and paying in advance!
  • There’s no tie to any particular property and you can also share your advance purchase with family or friends.
  • Just book in the usual way by phone or on line and we’ll do all the paperwork.
  • Any unused weeks remaining on your holiday bond can be passed on to your children in the unfortunate event of your death prior to the 5 year redemption period.
  • Enjoy homecooking, real ales and great company at the Barn Bar – West Highland Holiday Club members receive a free bottle of wine at the Barn Bar with compliments.
  • Your holiday rental service includes:
  • End of stay clean at the end of a rental period
  • Linen and towel hire for rental period
  • Electricity – no need to read the meter – yet another saving!
What will it cost?

A 10 week West Highland Holiday Bond is valid for stays of 7-21 days in a standard two bedroom Inner Hebridean lodge at Cologin. The Bond will cost just £3,800 inclusive of VAT – saving you £2,600 at today’s rates*. Your summer holiday week would cost you just £380 – less than £14 pppw based on 4 sharing.*

For full details of the costs and conditions associated with a purchase of a two bedroom Inner Hebridean Lodge Holiday Bond at Cologin contact Jim or Linda direct on

* 2015 summer season rates @ £640 per week exclusive of electricity
* Holiday Bonds can only be purchased by members of the West Highland Holiday Club – joining fees are £50 – membership is for five years and there is no annual fee. Each member can purchase a maximum of 2 x 10 week Holiday Bonds during the 5 year membership period.