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New Partnership to Secure Arduaine’s Success

An innovative new partnership to help promote the National Trust for Scotland’s Arduaine Garden in Argyll has been confirmed by the conservation charity today. The garden has entered into a joint-working arrangement with the adjacent Loch Melfort Hotel and is also receiving valuable support from the recently established Arduaine Garden Support Group. Under the new ...

Robson Green’s Corryvreckan Wild Swim on TV

Back in July, actor Robson Green stayed at Loch Melfort Hotel whilst filming his latest TV series Wild Swimming Adventure. The purpose of his visit was to swim the nearby Corryvreckan whirlpool, the third largest in the world. Tune in to ITV Tues 15 Dec at 9pm to see if he made it. Although some ...

Gourmet Night Success

A deliciously successful Gourmet Evening was held at Loch Melfort Hotel on 14 November – with a 7 course menu prepared by head chef Colin MacDonald and wines matched by Mike Cottam of Inverarity Wines. With over 30 people attending it was not only informative but fun too. Colin surpassed himself with a delightful menu ...

Stunning Bonfire at Loch Melfort Hotel

Bonfire night at Loch Melfort Hotel went by with a wizz and a bang – a beautiful big bonfire and lots of sparklers. The locals came outside to brave the cold, whilst the hotel guests enjoyed the spectacle from the comfort of the lounge!

First Lodge for Scottish Beavers

The beavers that were introduced to Knapdale Forest in May have built their first lodge. This exciting development shows that the beavers are settling in well to their new Scottish home. The lodge is essentially a shelter for the beavers when they are not in the water and is made from branches and earth which ...

Private Dining Delight For 60th Birthday

Regular guests celebrated a special birthday in style by hiring the private dining room at Loch Melfort Hotel. The delicious 4 course menu included locally sourced  beef and lamb from Barbreck Farm, fresh langoustines, crab and fish from Tarbert, and a selection of other superior Scottish produce. With fine wines and an extra special setting ...

The Royal National Mod Comes Home

Oban will be a hive of activity the week of 9th October when the Royal National Mod comes back to its birthplace. The opening ceremony will swing into action at Corran Hall in Oban at 7.30 on Friday 9th October, and for the following week singers, choirs, musicians, spoken word readers and audiences will all ...

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 ...

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