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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 ...

Exploring Nature in Summer

Nature is exploding with life at this time of year on the Scottish west coast. After an uncharacteristically wet May, June’s hot weather is allowing our animal and plantlife to flourish with something new and exciting to see everywhere you look. If you’ve got a keen eye you can spot rare orchids flowering amongst the ...

New Highland Cow Arrives!

A new brown highland cow, called Dougal, has joined us in the last three weeks and is getting to know Campbell and McDonald, our other two highland cows. The cows are a big hit with the children, who watch the cows from the playground, and come down with their parents at feeding time to help ...

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