Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Melfort Village comprises of some thirty two individual cottages nestled in the hills and oak woods at the head of Loch Melfort. This Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star award winning village offers extensive leisure facilities within its grounds and together with the wide and diverse choice of activities available locally, there is plenty to occupy you whatever the weather!
Situated just 16 miles south of Oban, the “Gateway to the Isles”, Melfort Village offers the ideal base for touring up and down the West Coast mainland and visiting the islands of Mull & Iona, Islay, Gigha and even further afield to the Outer Hebrides. Whether you favour walking, outdoor sports, birdwatching, visiting gardens, castles and historical sites or eating out, all activities and attractions can be reached within a short drive from your cottage.
Cottages are available to rent all year round with the exception of the first two weeks in January. The cottages are furnished in comfortable country house style with fully equipped farmhouse kitchens, each with colour TV, DVD & Freeview. Cosy, welcoming beds made up for your arrival and a full complement of large, fluffy towels. Every cottage has its own unique character which makes self catering holidays at Melfort Village the perfect place to relax.
Beechwood House is set into the hillside amongst the Beech woods with glorious views over Melfort Village and south over Loch Melfort. It has its own large garden with garden seating, surrounded by a ha-ha wall with plenty of room for car-parking.
The luxury accommodation consists of a large sitting room with wood-burning stove (equipped with two single sofa beds for occasional guests, CTV, DVD), open plan kitchen/dining area (with oven, hob, fridge with ice-box, microwave & dishwasher); utility room/drying area leading to shower room (with shower, w.c. & wash-hand basin). An open-plan staircase leads upstairs from the sitting room to: double bedroom; twin bedroom; bathroom (with bath, hand-held shower, w.c. and wash-hand basin).
Beechwood is suitable for 4 (6) self catering persons.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 160 km, Nearest railway: Oban 26 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available, Sea view|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
When self catering at Melfort Village, you will be ideally situated to enjoy all that Oban and the surrounding area has to offer. Melfort is almost equidistant between the towns of Oban and Lochgilphead and in the midst of all the Argyll visitor attractions, often less than half an hour's journey by car.
One of the joys of Melfort self catering is that you can start the day in a leisurely way, enjoying your holiday cottage and the beautiful surroundings. After taking advice from our friendly Reception staff about the best places to visit, you can spend the afternoon exploring Argyll, enjoy a wonderful meal in one of the many West Coast restaurants and finally, return to your self catering cottage at Melfort to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing evening.
Once you've settled in to your holiday cottage you're bound to wonder what treasures Oban & Argyll have to offer the visitor. The West Coast has many wonderful places to visit: ancient castles and monuments; glorious gardens; visitor attractions; the magical islands of Mull, Iona, and Staffa by ferry from Oban. A huge range of visitor attraction leaflets are freely available from reception.
Oban, just 16 scenic miles from Melfort Village, is our nearest town. Often referred to as the "unofficial capital of the West Highlands" and also the "Gateway to the Isles". It has four large supermarkets and a diverse range of shops in the town centre. For more information about Oban and what it has to offer, look at the Oban & Lorn Tourism Association website.
Many of our guests enjoy a visit to Mull and lovely Iona and Staffa, or even farther afield, the windswept islands of Coll and Tiree. For information about ferries, have a look at the Caledonian MacBrayne web site.
For a day out you could try a trip to the fairly flat island of Lismore, hire some bikes and cycle to the island heritage centre. Lismore Bike Hire will deliver anywhere on the Island (Tel: 01631 760 213).
Kerrera, the island situated in Oban Bay, is less than 5 mins by ferry from the ferry slip just 2 miles south of Oban on the Gallanach Road. There's a great circular walk taking in Gylen castle, a Parrot Sanctuary, and the Kerrera Tea Garden and some fantastic views over towards Mull.
Kilmelford, the local village 1½ miles away, has a well-stocked local store and Post Office. Groceries can be ordered in advance and delivered to your cottage prior to arrival. The shop also houses the Quaich cafe, which offers tasty snacks and home baking daily plus a selection of interesting crafts.
The local hotel and public house, the Cuilfail Hotel, is an old coaching inn and retains that traditional feel. Snacks and meals are served in the public bar.
Visit the beautiful Arduaine Gardens, just 4 miles away, where the warmth of the Gulf Stream nurtures the rare and exotic plants and shrubs. You can take dogs (on a lead with a responsible owner) into the gardens. Enjoy a coffee or bar lunch at The ChartroomII before or after your visit.
Craobh Haven, about 6 miles away, has a lively marina where you can look at the boats, go for a seaside walk, take a boat trip or enjoy watersports.
Wonderful boat trips through the Corrie Vreckan whirl pool can be experienced on Farsain Cruises at Craobh Haven Marina . Something for all the family – see golden and sea eagles, wild goats, deer, seals and more, with skipper Duncan Phillips. Bookings at Melfort Reception or call 07880714165.
If you'd like to spend the day on the water, Craobh Haven Watersports can offer sailing and kayak tuition or just bare boat hire. Wetsuits and lifjackets for hire too. RYA courses can be booked in advance. 2-day courses available for children over 8yrs - drop them off and enjoy some peaceful adult time! 10% discount for Melfort Village guests. Afterwards enjoy a snack at The Lord of the Isles.
We also book Sea Leopard II cruises (departing from Ardfern). Cruise down Loch Craignish and through the Dorus Mhor (Big Door) tidal race and visit Corry Vreckan Whirlpool. See amazing wildlife. Completely accessible with onboard WC. Why not treat the family to a tasty meal at The Galley of Lorne Inn before or after your trip? Click here for more info about the Corry Vreckan whirlpool.
Kilmelford has an enviable reputation for wild brown trout fishing on the many hill lochs around the area. The sea fishing in the area is also excellent, offering a wide variety of species.
There are many lovely walks in the hills surrounding the cottages - a booklet recommending our favourites is available from reception where you may purchase Ordnance Survey maps and guide books. The Argyll Forestry Commission offers specially marked hiking trails and cycle routes and provide detailed leaflets.
If you would like a "Spring Watch" experience and enjoy a really special day which combines being close to nature, good food and learning a new skill, then we can recommend Loch Visions. Learn how to photograph wildlife on the banks of beautiful Loch Awe. (Tel: 01866 833272)
The area around Melfort Village is steeped in ancient history. Kilmartin Glen has everything you need to satisfy your need for knowledge; standing stones, cairns, castles and duns, a museum and plenty of places for refreshment. Melfort Village is ideally situated just 20 minutes from Oban, the Gateway to the Isles.
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