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Beautiful Winter Weather at Loch Melfort

It’s all everyone’s talking about; ‘Will it be a white Christmas?’ and ‘How will everyone cope?’ Well here at Loch Melfort we plan to go ahead as normal, especially as we are always milder than most places with the warm Gulf Stream air. After the initial snowfall a couple of weeks ago, gritters in the ...

Last Minute Christmas and Hogmanay Deals

This year why not let someone else cook the Christmas turkey and plan your Hogmanay party? The Festive season is hectic enough without ensuring your celebrations run smoothly and everyone has a good time. Loch Melfort Hotel has both your Christmas and New Year celebrations taken care of with our special packages with special prices ...

Robson Green Swims Again

There’s another chance to see Robson Green’s Wild Swimming Adventure on Monday 29 November at 11.25pm on ITV. This exciting program sees Robson exploring Britain’s wildest waters as he braves the cold and the currents building up to his swim to Holy Isle in Northumberland. Of special interest to us here at Loch Melfort is ...

Romance in Oban

McCaig’s Tower is a prominent figure for anyone who visits Oban, sitting high on the hill overlooking the bay. It is a popular attraction with visitors, not only for the breath taking panoramic views but also for the almost Roman feel to it. In fact a guest from America last Saturday chose this as the ...

Smiles of Great Britain

A smile frames any world class experience. That is why the staff at Loch Melfort Hotel can all be found smiling on Smiles of Britain site to show how important they take their customer service roles and how a smile can go a long way in making your stay that little bit special. As David ...

A Wedding Reception in a Bedroom!

Winnie and Jim wanted a private room with a view so we turned room 5 into a spectacular dining location for their wedding reception! With a seafood buffet laid out at the back of the room and the table in the window, Winnie, Jim and their guests had plenty of room for mingling and raising ...

Seared Islay Scallops, Chilli and Herb Couscous with Curry Oil

To fully appreciate this delicious, vibrant dish, use hand-dived king scallops fresh from Scotland’s west coast. Serves four Ingredients: 12 Hand Dived King Scallops, medium Sized 50g Pre-cooked Couscous 1 large Shallot, finely chopped 1 small garlic clove, thinly sliced ½ small red Chilli, finely sliced 4 cried apricots, finely chopped Small handful of sultanas ...

New Art Foraging Short Break

A brand new short break has been created by Loch Melfort Hotel where the weekend’s theme will be “Art Foraging“. From the 12th to 15th November, artist Susan Wood will lead guests on a journey of exploration along the beach and surrounding gardens to collect interesting and unusual natural resources and use them in creative ...

Help Save Scotland’s Red Squirrels

The Scottish Tourist Board have launched Red Squirrel Week (from 2 to 10 October) as part of the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels campaign. Red squirrels are the only native squirrels in the UK but due to the increasing population of grey squirrels they are now an endangered species. Anyone holidaying in Scotland this week is ...

World Stone Skimming Championships 2010

We attended the World Stone Skimming Championships on 25 September a took a few snaps. The weather on Easdale Island was perfect with sunshine and flat calm water – ideal for skimming stones – and attracted a healthy crowd of onlookers and competitors vying to become World Champion.

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