Ceo Mara Croft B&B is an architect designed, family run, bed and breakfast situated on a small croft in the picturesque West Highland village of Taynuilt, near Oban. A luxurious bed and breakfast with spectacular views over Loch Etive and mountains offering relaxing getaway with a high standard of accommodation.

Due to the covid19 pandemic we have completed a risk assessment and have made adjustments as to how we work, how we interact with guests and how we maintain the level of service our guests expect. Be assured that our welcome will be warm and your peace of mind is top of our agenda.

We have enhanced our already stringent cleaning routine. Prior to arrival guest rooms will be rigorously cleaned and sanitised with emphasis on frequent touch areas such as door handles, light switches, remote controls, clothes hangers and hairdryers. All our bedding is washed commercially off-site using covid19 compliant processes.

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Each room has underfloor heating, a flat-screen TV with DVD player, luxury bedding and a wardrobe. Rooms come with an en-suite, fitted with a power shower. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Living room & Dining area

Guests have use of their own living room and dining area, from where they can relax and take in loch and mountain views throughout their stay.

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We offer a self-service breakfast which includes a selection of cereals, muesli & granola, nuts, seeds & dried fruits, fresh fruit salad, porridge, homemade yoghurt, homemade bread, fresh croissants & pastries, homemade preserves, cold meats, scrambled eggs, Scottish smoked salmon & scrambled eggs, choice of juices, selection of teas & fresh coffee each morning.

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Ceo Mara Croft is in a beautiful location overlooking Airds Bay. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surrounding areas, including a visit to Historic Scotland’s Bonawe Iron Furnace, walking, cycling, golfing and fishing. Oban, known as the Seafood Capital of Scotland, is 15-20 mins drive from Ceo Mara Croft, and the departure point for ferry trips to the Isle of Mull and other west coast islands. Inveraray is a 40 min drive, home to an 18th-century jail which is now a visitor attraction, and the impressive Inveraray Castle. The nearest airport is Glasgow Airport, 2 hours drive and 76 miles from Ceo Mara Croft.

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10/10 Exceptional – Booking.com

5/5 Excellent – Trip Advisor

 “Look no further than Bed & Breakfast Ceo Mara Croft”

Stunning views of Loch Etive and Ben Cruachan, immaculate room, stylist interior design and incredibly comfy bed. Sofie and Matt were the perfect hosts, very friendly and had thought of everything to be perfectly honest (even the breakfast playlist couldn’t be faulted)… loved our stay, will definitely be back. – David

“A gem of a wonderful Bed and Breakfast in Taynuilt”

Perfect Bed and Breakfast with stunning views over Loch Etive. Extremely comfortable and spotless accommodation with no expense spared on the decor. Wonderful breakfast to set us on our way and will be back for sure. – Julie

“A brilliant place to stay”

Matthew and Sofie were fabulous hosts. The extra touches like fresh milk in the fridge and top up of biscuits was a real treat. The room was excellent, clean and warm. Breakfast was lovely. Matthew had good knowledge of the area which was fabulous. A great view over the loch from the lounge and bedroom. Our friends and us had a great time. Thank you. – Judith

“If Carlsberg did bed and breakfast.”

Everything, from the clean spacious room to the lovely freshly prepared breakfast and being made so welcome by the charming family that have thought every thing to make your stay so enjoyable.
We will definitely stay here when we are next in the area. – Robert

“Outstanding, worth a stay short or long!”

Great views across the loch (see photos) from this immaculately presented property! Very warm welcome and lovely facilities. Yummy shortbread, coffee and tea and the breakfast was exceptional! Will stay again and for longer! – Gary

“Superb B & B with stunning views of sea and mountains.”

Beautiful, large bedroom, lovely breakfast and the hosts were extremely helpful and supplied a lot of useful information about the area, what to see and what to do. I can highly recommend Ceo Mara Croft to anyone who likes to stay in a comfortable and very clean B & B. – Ingun

“Loch-side luxury!”

This was just an incredible treat of a place! Wonderful property looking onto a loch, built by the friendly helpful owners. Everything was just right; fresh flowers here & there, little jars of Scottish shortbread and Scotch tablet,  gorgeous locally made artisanal soaps & body lotions, scrumptious breakfast, understatedly modern stylish & high-end interiors with top quality linens etc: all just wonderful. AND we got to go down on the croft to meet the piggies whose picture is on the website! – Kate

“A gem of a place”

This is truly an exceptional property: high-quality building and interior with every comfort for the visitor taken care of. The attention to every detail was superb: fresh flowers in the rooms, good quality tea, coffee and biscuits in the guests’ private lounge, etc. The owners could not have been more hospitable, providing us with lots of local information and good advice. Not to forget the most delicious breakfast! Very difficult to tear ourselves away from the stunning views and such a beautiful property. – Melanie

“The most luxurious, relaxing, beautiful b&b on the West Coast!”

Attention to every detail was exceptional. Bed was so comfy and breakfast was delicious. The owners totally spoil you, you don’t want to leave! The celebratory package was such a wonderful treat and worth the extra.
Even the toiletries in the room were beautiful! – 

“Stunning accommodation in a beautiful setting”

Comfortable, clean and stylish. Owners really friendly and very accommodating. Excellent breakfast made early for us at our request. Beautiful location with stunning scenery. Can’t think of anything that we didn’t like! – Jason

“Excellent b&b in lovely surroundings, well placed for visiting many places in Oban area”

Wonderful views from the property. Lovely large room with every comfort. Comfy beds. Lovely hosts who are very knowledgable and helpful. Delicious breakfast. Deserves b&b of the year award! – Judith