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The Hiking Song – Islands of Scotland

April 23, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

With Oban known as the gateway to the Isles, Loch Melfort is in a perfect position to act as a stop off before visiting a good number of islands. One of our current guests learnt the below song as a child and has always wanted to visit all of the 15 islands listed. Our Reception ...

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Thank you from Angela

April 14, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

We celebrated Receptionist Angela Milton’s retirement, after 46 years service, on Sunday with a surprise get together of friends, colleagues and ex colleagues. We were inundated with  with messages of good wishes which we were inundated with from guests and staff, which brought back many memories for Angela – thank you to everyone who took ...

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5 Great… Wildlife

April 4, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Scotland is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Being by the the sea, and with a coastline longer than France’s, Argyll is a great place to spot sea wildlife you may not see elsewhere.  1. Golden and Sea Eagles: The golden Eagle is the UK’s 2nd largest bird of prey with a wingspan of 2 ...

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5 Great… Argyll Castles

March 14, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

1. Kilchurn Castle One of Scotland’s iconic castles, Kilchurn sits at the northern tip of Loch Awe. Built around 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell, first Lord of Glenorchy, Kilchurn’s architecture started to change in 1690s. In 1681, Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy was made first Earl of Breadalbane and spent much of the 1690s converting Kilchurn Castle into a modern barracks capable ...

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Mother’s Day Lunch

March 1, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Sunday 15th March 2 courses £19.50 per person, 3 courses £25.95 per person Terrine Ham and Foie Gras Terrine, Warm Toasted Sourdough, Plum Chutney, Crisp Salad Leaves Salmon Scottish smoked Salmon and Brown Crab Roulade, Lemon Dressed Salad, Horseradish Cream Soup Potato and Organic Spinach Soup with Croutons *** Beef Roast Sirloin of Scottish Beef, roast ...

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The Long Way Around The British Isles

February 26, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

We are honoured to offer ex-serviceman Richard Long a room tonight as he takes part in his 4 year walk (the length of the First World War) around the coastline of Britain with a seven stone bag on his back The “Long” way around the British Isles. Initially he started his journey to help himself cope ...

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Scholarships Awarded

February 9, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

After our post on 27th November about three of our team submitting applications for Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland Scholarships, we are delighted to announce that Head Chef Michael and Supervisors Alison and James have all been awarded scholarships and will shortly be off on their prospective courses. Michael will be attending a two day Patisserie and Sugar ...

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Gift Vouchers

December 5, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for Two with a range of Sea-facing Room options Delicious Four Course Dinner for Two in Asknish Bay Restaurant Relaxing Afternoon Tea for Two You can also buy set monetary vouchers to be used towards a stay or meal.

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First Aid Training

November 21, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

As we have children occasionally come to stay at Loch Melfort, to enjoy the play park and to give the highland cows some attention, we felt the ‘Emergency First Aid for Sport’ course would be best suited as it also covers children and babies and not just adults in the workplace. The morning was spent administering CPR ...

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Winter Opening Hours

September 23, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

January 2015: We are closed completely 4th January until 5th February. Reception will be manned 10am-4pm Monday – Friday. February – March 2015: Hotel open Thursday-Sunday night. Thursday – Monday as of week beginning 17th March. Reception manned during the day while closed. Soup and sandwiches / winter All Day Menu available in the hotel lounge Friday-Sunday ...

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