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UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2010 in Fort William

The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup takes place in Fort William on 5/6 June and will see the world’s best riders take on one of the toughest Downhill and 4x challenges in the world. The Fort William courses are consistently voted the best in the world for their tough rock gardens and drop-offs, not to ...

Marvellous May

Stunning weather in Argyll has made it perfect for messing about on boats. Alice and Chris arrived by boat last Saturday to celebrate their wedding and had to compete with a myriad of other sailors in the perfect waters outside the hotel – not least our own Hugh Ross who had his first trip in ...

New Beavers Introduced to Knapdale Forest

On May 4, the Scottish Beaver Trial released into the wild a further two beavers (one male, one female) at a secret location in Knapdale Forest not far from Loch Melfort. In May 2009, 11 beavers were released and are thriving in their new home and it’s hoped that the new additions will quickly and ...

Festival of the Sea

The Festival of the Sea is a exciting new event which takes place between May 21-31. The Oban and Lorne area is dominated by the the influence of the sea, and for the first time the local community will come together in a series of events to celebrate the sea, explore its heritage, and highlight ...

2010 Small Country Hotel of the Year Winners

Loch Melfort have won yet another award! The Scottish Hotel Awards ceremony was held on April 25th and we were awarded Small Country House Hotel of the Year in one of the main National Excellence categories. In the last 6 months Loch Melfort Hotel were also winners in the HRS Hotel Excellence Awards for Excellent ...

Easter Eggstravaganza

A sunny Easter Eggstravaganza was held recently at the NTS Arduaine Garden next door to Loch Melfort Hotel. A fabulous sunny day really helped boost the numbers coming to visit and join in the Cadbury Easter Egg trail and the extra Easter activites put on by the Arduaine Garden Support Group. Face painting, easter egg ...

Wonderful Spring Wedding of Sarah and Colin

We recently hosted a wonderful Spring wedding outside on the beach. Nothing could deter the 60 guests at Sarah and Colin’s wedding from joining them (in the pouring rain) down on the rocks by the boat house for a fabulous wet wedding! Guests were pre-warned to bring wellies, rugs and umbrellas just in case the ...

Another Gourmet Night Success

The Arduaine Restaurant was full to capacity for the second Loch Melfort Gourmet food and wine matching night on 6 March 2010. Colin and the kitchen team pulled out all the stops to produce a delicious menu and Mike Cottam from Inverarity Wines entertained and educated with his eloquent words about fine wine. This event ...

Loch Melfort Hotel Featured in Scottish Field

The stunning Loch Melfort food is under the spotlight in the March issue of Scottish Field magazine. The feature focusses on the superb produce Head Chef Colin MacDonald uses to create his award-winning dishes. Fresh crab, lobster and langoustines which are landed a stone’s throw from the hotel, our own seasonal country garden vegetables, and ...

Loch Melfort Hotel Wins National Award for Excellent Social Responsibility

The winners of the 2010 national HRS Hotel Excellence Awards were revealed at a special ceremony in central London this week, and Loch Melfort Hotel was the proud winner of one of the most important awards of the year – the “Excellent Social Responsibility” award. Hotel professionals and businesses from around the country gathered for ...

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