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New Additions to the Animal Family

The ever-increasing menangerie at Loch Melfort hotel continues to provide guest amusement! Hector, an 8 month old rescue spaniel has been integrating himself with guests (and their dogs), whilst Toby’s nose has been put firmly out of joint. Calum found Hector advertised on the For-Sale board at Tesco in Oban . When Rachel went to ...

Vintage Car Celebrations

The Scottish Western Thoroughbred Vehicle Club had their 30th birthday celebrations at the hotel on Saturday night. The club was formed in 1978 to bring together “old car” enthusiasts and has grown from the initial core membership to over 200 members. The annual rally sees cars such as a Model T Ford, Austins, Jaguars and ...

Wildlife Heaven at Ballachuan Hazel Wood

Ballachuan Hazel Wood is an unspoilt gem of a nature reserve tucked away on Seil Island. Wildlife enthusiasts come here from all over the UK to explore and discover rare lichens, moths and butterflies, and woodland and coastal wildlife, all with the breathtaking backdrop of Cuan Sound. The wood is maintained by the Scottish Wildlife ...

Film Crew Flies into Loch Melfort

I dont think the Chartroom II Bistro has ever been busier. First class kids entertainment courtesy of Tiger Aspects film crew hiring in a helicopter to take shots above the Corryvreckan whirlpool, the third largest in the world, for Robson Greens new Channel 5 series Extreme Swimming. When the series hits our screens we expect ...

Robson Green Films Near Loch Melfort

Robson Green and the Tiger Aspect film crew are staying at the hotel filming the latest in his extreme series called Extreme Swimming. Robson’s last series, Extreme Fishing, saw him travelling the world to hunt and battle huge fish, often taking to the water in search of rare underwater creatures. This time round, it’s Extreme ...

Topping the Field

The tractor was in today topping (cutting the grass) both fields in front of the hotel to prevent the spread of Dock seed into the NTS Arduaine Garden next door and in preparation for a helicopter due to land at the hotel tomorrow.

Renovations Continue

Our entrance is getting a revamp with a brand new roof whilst the weather is dry. Fantastic doors handmade by a local carpenter are now in place along with matching wooden window frames. We were so impressed by the new doors’ appearance that the first part of the walkway between the hotel and the Cedar ...

Exploring at Loch Melfort Beach

Loch Melfort is bathed in hot, sunny weather and was a good excuse to go exploring and having fun on the beach. While hunting for crabs Hugh discovered a jellyfish which we think is the Lions Mane variety. If anyone knows different please let us know. Thanks to the hot weather and the warm current ...

DRAM Award Nomination

Loch Melfort Hotel has been nominated for a presitgious DRAM award. Our Chartroom II bistro is a finalist in the Nautical bar and Restaurant of the Year category sponsored by whisky distillers Benromach. After refurbishment, the new Chartroom II (formerly the Skerry Bistro) is a light and airy, informal bistro serving delicious meals made from ...

Wildlife Update! – Beavers Back in Scotland

Scottish wildlife received a boost recently with a trial introduction of beavers. This is the first time beavers have lived in the wild in Scotland in 400 years. The five year trial launched at the end of May in Knapdale Forest in Mid-Argyll, a short drive from Loch Melfort Hotel, with the aim of partly ...

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