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A day trip from Oban to the Island of Kerrera

A day trip from Oban to the Island of Kerrera

Known as 'The Gateway to the Isles', Oban connects the mainland of Scotland’s west coast to a plethora of rugged Highland islands. With main provider, CalMac Ferries, sailing to over 10 of these destinations alone, it’s no surprise that travellers regularly choose the...

The Best Dog Walking Trails in Argyll

The Best Dog Walking Trails in Argyll

Known as “Scotland’s adventure coast”, the west coast boasts shimmering shorelines, magical lochs and imposing Munro’s just waiting to be explored. Making it the ideal destination for your next dog-friendly holiday in Scotland. In the historic region of Argyll, you...

Fall Into Autumn and Winter

Fall Into Autumn and Winter

Autumn and Winter are the seasons to pack your bags and seek out those hidden gems closer to home. What better place to start than the lesser-explored trails around Loch Melfort Hotel; they don’t call it Argyll's Secret Coast for nothing! For most, the remote forests...

How to get to the Standing Stones in Argyll

How to get to the Standing Stones in Argyll

Located on the west coast of Scotland, Argyll is known for its natural, historical, and archaeological treasures. The most famous of which is arguably the network of standing stones and stone circles standing proud across the region. There are many of these mysterious...

The Best Scenic Drives on the West Coast of Scotland

The Best Scenic Drives on the West Coast of Scotland

The west coast of Scotland has tranquil lochs, idyllic isles, towering peaks and quintessentially Scottish cuisine in abundance. But, it’s the serenely untamed routes in between that make it the ultimate road trip to add to your bucket list whether travelling by car,...

Vacancy: Chef De Partie

Vacancy: Chef De Partie

Chef De Partie, £13.50 per hour. Excellent free accommodation facilities. Equal Share of tronc (10% service charge) Loch Melfort Hotel is a beautiful family-run country house hotel, nestled on the Argyll coast near the town of Oban. We are looking for a Chef De Partie...

A beginner’s guide to the history of Argyll, Scotland

A beginner’s guide to the history of Argyll, Scotland

Cradled within Scotland's west coast lies the historic region of Argyll.  The natural beauty of the area forms the backdrop to everything, from lush verdant forests to white sandy beaches and endless stretches of rugged coastal wilderness. Argyll's history runs deep,...

How to find the Northern Lights in the Scottish Highlands

How to find the Northern Lights in the Scottish Highlands

The allure of witnessing the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, dancing across the night sky is a dream for many of us. Particularly here in Scotland, where there’s been heightened anticipation that 2024 could be the best year in over a decade to witness this...

Vacancy: General Assistant

Vacancy: General Assistant

General Assistant at Loch Melfort Hotel - £12.00 per hour, excellent live in accomodation, equal share of tronc (10% service charge) As a General Assistant, you are the heart of our operation and we are looking for individuals who share our energy and passion and will...

Winter Adventure Activities in and near Oban

Winter Adventure Activities in and near Oban

The quaint coastal town of Oban, a hub of tourist activity in the warmer months weaves a different kind of magic during winter. As it dons its frosty cloak, outdoor enthusiasts and thrill seekers from far and wide are drawn to this picture postcard area. From wild...

Christmas Gifts from the Highlands of Scotland

Christmas Gifts from the Highlands of Scotland

As the festive season fast approaches, it's the perfect time to discover Christmas gifts from the Scottish Highlands, something a little unusual and bound to be different. If your special someone adores quirky artisan gifts, an indulgent pamper session, or they’re a...

Cosy Winter Breaks

Cosy Winter Breaks

Crisp blue skies, cool calm waters, and tranquil surroundings. A winter break at Loch Melfort Hotel will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Expect fabulous sunsets during the day and when darkness settles, the skies above twinkle with millions of stars. From...

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