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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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Treasured Memories

September 21, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

When they were here in 1994 they visited Arduaine Garden and a photographer took a photo of them sitting on a bench. This photo was turned into a postcard. Mrs Vaane came and told Sarah at Reception all about their visits over the years and how wonderful it was to be able to return again ...

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Heli Club de L’ain

September 17, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

The 10 helicopters consisted of 2 R22’s, 7 R44’s and 1 R66. They were on their annual trip they take as a group and this year decided on a round trip of Scotland, visiting all of Scotland’s gems. They visited the Jura Hotel for lunch then the distillery one day and headed on to Stornoway after ...

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Aerial Pictures

August 21, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

We recently had a selection of aerial photographs taken of Loch Melfort Hotel, the grounds and National Trust Arduaine Garden.  

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