Press Coverage of Loch Melfort Hotel

The Telegraph – What a carnivore discovered on the UK’s first ‘vegan trail’

Mike MacEacheran swaps lobster for lentils on a scenic – and plant-based – culinary journey in Argyll
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The Telegraph – Expert Hotel Review

” With island-studded sea views that look like an impossibly pretty postcard and smouldering sunsets to match, Loch Melfort will linger with you long after your stay. Swirl in trim rooms; its own beach; a family, and family-friendly, team; plus a restaurant awash with local produce, and this is the ideal Argyll escape”.
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The Herald – Artist inspired to begin new career hosting ‘art holidays’ in Argyll

” … The pandemic ruled out all but one event in 2020 and this year, as hosting courses in her home was going to be too problematic, Karen has moved it to the four-star Loch Melfort Country House Hotel in Arduaine, midway between Oban and Lochgilphead and only a two-hour drive from Glasgow …”.
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Scotland Magazine – Scotland’s Best 2021

” … From here it is a 25-minute drive to Loch Melfort Hotel, where we are greeted by a view we can’t get enough of. As many rooms as possible overlook it: the magnificent loch hedged by Scarba, Jura and Islay – the Queen of the Hebrides. In the fore are two well-fringed Highland cows and two mischievious goats …”.
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The Herald – Discover some incredible hidden gems in Argyll and Bute

” … 2021 is the year of the Scotland staycation; an opportunity to take to the Highlands and explore the hidden gems tucked along the Scottish West coast. Nestled privately amongst 17 acres of gardens and Argyll shorelines, Loch Melfort Hotel is a unique country-house retreat, celebrated for its tranquil atmosphere and endless island views”.
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The Herald – Garden of The Week: An Cala, Isle of Seil, Argyll

” … If your idea of heaven is to wake up in a magical garden, then the Loch Melfort Hotel is the perfect destination. Not only does it have 17 acres of gardens and a beach, but it stands at the entrance gates to Arduaine, one of the great gardens of Scotland’s west coast …”.
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The Independent – On the Trail of Argyll’s Best Seafood

” … Hypnotising us within minutes, the view from Loch Melfort Hotel is dramatic, with the still sea loch stretching to the horizon, flanked by the isles of Scarba, Jura and Islay. Owners Calum and Rachel Ross’s pet Highland cows complete the photo opportunity …”.
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The Wee White Dug Blog – A short break in the heart of Argyll – Scottish history and stunning scenery

” … The country house hotel was charming and our room was comfortable and clean. It had patio doors leading to the hotel grounds – great for guests travelling with four-legged friends. Best of all though, was the gorgeous view from our window (complete with resident heilan’ coos) …”.
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Diana Matuszak – Road Trip Through The Must Do’s of Scotland

” … We stayed at the Loch Melfort Hotel and friends, you need to stay here. NEED. Set right on the lakefront with a wide open green lawn full of goats and shaggy cows. Yep, you read that right. Shaggy. Cows …”.
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The Scotsman – Wild swimming Scotland: 10 perfect places to stay for those who love going for an outdoor dip

” … The Loch Melfort Hotel is positioned right on the banks of the stunning sea loch and even offers special packages for wild swimmers, including extra towels and drying facilities …”.
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The Telegraph – 25 country house hotels by the coast for seaside splendour

” … Settings don’t come much more dramatic than that of this self-styled “country house hotel by the sea”. It peers out from its sea-loch perch over the Atlantic, with the isles of Luing, Scarba and Jura (where Orwell wrote 1984) dancing an ever-changing light show in the distance …”.
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The Guardian – 10 Off The Beaten Track Adventures in Scotland

” … Wade out into the waves or slip into the water from the support boat, emerging salt-soaked after a coastline-hugging swim above billowing kelp forests from the island of Shuna to Luing …”.
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“Thank you so much, we had a very enjoyable stay. Staff super friendly and helpful. Great food. Amazing location”.

Hotel Guest, November 2020