Loch Melfort Hotel
This comfortable and friendly family run hotel is located on the romantic coast of Argyll near Oban, offering the finest views on the west coast. Set amongst the stunning romantic scenery of the Scottish West Highlands. The hotel pride themselves on offering the very best in service, tranquil accommodation, tasteful decor and a gourmet dining experience. All bedrooms have magnificent sea views over Asknish Bay towards Jura, Shuna and Scarba, which will take your breath away. Discover the warmth and tranquillity of this lovely country house hotel surrounded by the enchanting Arduaine Gardens and immerse yourself in the mesmerising views to find something very special: Peace. Personal service, making guests feel at home, and a warm welcome are the very essence of the hotel. The hotel hopes that in its standard of service they promote all that is good and great about a visit to the charming Loch Melfort Hotel. There are 25 spotlessly clean bedrooms with stunning views across Asknish Bay to the Islands beyond, giving plenty of natural light. Bedrooms range from luxury suites, superior and classic rooms, each incorporating its own individual style and charm, having either private terrace or balcony. They have been elegantly decorated in rich colours and fabrics, furnished with fresh flowers, local landscapes and antiques. Many bedrooms are dog friendly (one of the very few hotels in the area who accommodate dogs) and are accessible for those who require no stairs. Also the hotel welcomes children and babies in their family rooms. The Asknish Bay Restaurant serves fantastic food, which is recognised by being awarded 3 star County house. The hotel is ardent about sourcing the best quality local ingredients, serving amazing seafood such as freshly caught langoustines, lobster and crab. Plus, select cuts of meat from nearby Barbrek Farm in Ardfern. Add to this seasonal vegetables and aromatic herbs, handpicked from Loch Melfort s kitchen greenhouse and guests have a true gourmet experience. Guests can also relax and enjoy a pre-dinner drink and canapés or retire for a nightcap to the cosy cocktail lounge in front of the blazing fire. Some people come to Loch Melfort Hotel to do nothing more strenuous than gaze at the view, sit by a roaring log fire, potter over to see the cows, read a book or fall asleep. For others, Loch Melfort Hotel is one of the best country house hotels near Oban for making the most of the West Coast of Scotland s many attractions. Guests can get out and about, walking, sailing, fishing, painting, taking photos, bird watching or going further afield and enjoying the spectacular countryside and exciting activities on offer in the Oban and Lorn area. Perhaps, though, the greatest attraction of the gentle wilderness is simply the chance to relax, to take life slowly in an atmosphere of profound calm. The weather is mild, even in winter, and guests at Loch Melfort hotel are free to wander as they please through the woods and over the hills. The short walk down to the sea takes you to a sandy, pebbly bay, where mooring is offered for boats of up to thirty-five feet. There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, Arduaine Garden is placed adjacent to the hotel where guests can wander round and absorb the beautiful surroundings, there is also a stunning cliff-top view point overlooking the Sound of Juro and its islands. There are many historical places of interest such as Kilmartin Village, with more than 350 monuments within a six mile radius, Castle Stalker and Dunstaffnage Castle, which are ruined but can still be visited at leisure. Inveraray Castle is in magnificent condition with many interesting displays such as armour, weapons, tapestries and relics chronicling the castle s place in Scottish history. The hills surrounding Loch Melfort are full of many scenic walks suitable for all abilities and not to forget the varied selection of courses awaiting golfers in and around the Oban area. Highland
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