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Melfort Village Garden Cottage - Kilmelford, Nr Oban, Argyll, Scottish Highlands
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars
Melfort Village Garden Cottage Melfort Village Garden Holiday Cottage
Melfort Village Garden Cottage - Living area furnished with open fire Melfort Village Garden Cottage - Kitchen and dining room
Melfort Village Garden Cottage - Twin bedroom Melfort Village Garden Cottage - Double bedroom Melfort Village Pier Houses - Swimming pool
Melfort Village & loch Fly fishing is available for a small charge on Loch nan Druimnean
Melfort Village and views down to the loch Melfort Village Pier Houses - Playing field
Melfort Village Pier Houses - Snooker Melfort Village Pier Houses - Games room Melfort Village Pier Houses - Tennis courts
  • Melfort Garden Cottage was formally the old potting shed
  • Situated in a secluded position
  • Sleeping up to 6 people in 1 double, 1 twin + a sofa bed
  • Set within a hamlet of 4* self catering holiday cottages
  • Excellent on-site facilities - swimming pool, tennis court, sauna, restaurant etc.
  • Close to shores of Loch Melfort
  • 16 miles south of Oban, 18 miles north of Lochgilphead
  • Mountains, lochs, watersports, fishing, wildlife & exploring
  • Ideal for families, groups and couples
  • Superb hill walking, mountain biking & wildlife spotting
  • Restaurant & bar within walking distance
  • Pubs and village shop close by
  • Pet friendly - max. 2
  • Flexible short breaks all year round
  • Wireless internet access
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Melfort Village Overview
Property Location

One of the most beautiful lochs on the Scottish West Coast, close to popular town of Oban, where the Highlands comes down to the ocean - an idyllic location for all.

Melfort Village is a hamlet of luxury self catering holiday cottages which comprises of some thirty two individual cottages. A small holiday village nestled in the hills and oak woods at the head of Loch Melfort, amidst some of the most beautiful scenery on the West Coast of Scotland. A really relaxing holiday is guaranteed by the combination of beautifully furnished cottages, excellent leisure facilities and a friendly, rural atmosphere.

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! Melfort Village also has its own restaurant and bar - 'The Shower of Herring', serving delicious meals and snacks. Families welcome.

Cottages are available to rent all year round with the exception of the first two weeks in January. They 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. Pets very welcome for a small weekly charge!!

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.

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Fishing - Fly fishing is available for a small charge on Loch nan Druimnean. We have a boat on the loch exclusively for the use of guests & basic tackle for hire. A short walk from Melfort Village, which is only a mile or so. The loch holds a healthy population of wild brown trout, which average 'three to the pound', although they fight like fish twice the size! For other local fishing options visit Fishing-Argyll

Garden Cottage Facilities
Local Area & Highlights

  • Please click here to see Melfort Village Garden Cottage floor plan
  • Single storey self catering cottage
  • Formally the old potting shed at Melfort
  • Situated in a secluded position in its own garden ground
  • 1 x double bedroom
  • 1 x twin bedroom
  • 2 x single sofa beds in the lounge to accommodate 2 people
  • Family bathroom with bath, W/C & hand basin
  • Shower room with W/C & hand basin
  • Open plan kitchen/dining area
  • Fully equipped kitchen - dishwasher, hob, oven, fridge with icebox, microwave, toaster, blender
  • Dining table seating up to 6
  • Well-appointed sitting room with open fire, TV, DVD & Sky Freeview & CD player
  • Living room enjoys views over the gardens and estate
  • All linen and fluffy towels are provided
  • Beds are made up ready for your arrival
  • Storage & Panel Heaters
  • Electricity is charged at cost
  • Please note coal for the fire is not provided
  • WiFi available
  • Pet friendly max. 2 - Weekly breaks: £30.00 first pet & £15.00 second pet, Short breaks: £15.00 first pet & £7.50 second pet
  • Cot/high chair/stairgate - available upon request
  • Close to Melfort Village so all facilities can be enjoyed (short walk)
Cottage Options
Local Facilities & Options

Every cottage has its own unique character which makes self catering holidays at Melfort Village the perfect place to relax. Set amongst stunning scenery within Scotland's famous west coast the cottages offer luxurious accommodation together with excellent on-site facilities such as swimming pool, tennis court, sauna, restaurant etc.

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Inner Village, Farm and Pier Holiday Cottages
These properties maintain most of the original features of the Victorian farm buildings, including their 3 ft thick walls! The comfortable furnishings and decor are in modern farmhouse style. Electric heating is supplemented by either an open fire or wood-burning stove. Each cottage has access to an area of garden ground. Please see the various cottage's available at this location below:

Beechwood House - Sleeping up to 6 in 2 bedrooms + sofa bed Detached two-storey cottage, set into the hillside amongst the Beech woods.

Blacksmiths Cottage - Sleeping up to 6 in 2 bedrooms + sofa bed
Lies on the banks of the River Oude and is in an idyllic setting close by the tennis court and stables.

Coachmans Cottage - Sleeping up to 4, 1 bedroom + sofa bed
This single storey self catering cottage is situated next to the old stable Mews and has a walled garden to the front.

Coachmans East & West Cottages - Sleeping up to 6 in each, 2 bedrooms + sofa bed
Lying adjacent to the old Coachmans Cottage, the Mews have been converted into two flats with an elevated position affording fine south westerly views.

Upper & Lower Cooperage - Sleeping up to 6 in each, 2 bedrooms + sofa bed
The Cooperage apartments (one ground floor & one first floor) lie at the Western end of the Gunpowder House.

Farm Cottages - Large stone building comprising of three cottages and has a large shared rear garden.
Farm Cottage 1 - Sleeping up to 6, 3 bedrooms + sofa bed
Farm Cottage 2 & 3 - Sleeping up to 10, 4 bedrooms + sofa bed

Haybarn Cottage - Sleeping upto 6, 2 bedrooms + sofa bed
Lies on the north end of the Old Haybarn.

Melfort Cottage - Sleeping up to 4, 1 bedroom + sofa bed
Single bedroomed cottage is at the north gable end of Melfort Lodge and shares a large triangle of garden.

Melfort Lodge - Sleeping up to 8, 3 bedrooms + sofa bed
Set in a large triangle of garden (shared with Melfort Cottage)

Pier Houses - Sleeping up to 10 in each cottage, 4 bedrooms + sofa bed
Marvelous views south east across Melfort Pier & across the loch.

Quarry Cottage - Sleeping upto 6, 2 bedrooms + sofa bed
Fantastic views over the Inner Estate. It is an attractive single storey detached cottage, faced with local stone.

Stables Cottages - These fine cottages were once known as the Court of Offices, but more recently were the home of the estate's Highland ponies.
Stables West Cottage - Sleeping up to 6, 3 bedroom + sofa bed Stables East Cottage - Sleeping up to 4, 1 bedroom + sofa bed

Weighbridge Cottage - Sleeping up to 4, 1 bedroom + sofa bed
Situated in the centre of the estate.

Walled Garden Holiday Cottages -
These cottages form a crescent-shaped Mews within the original walls of the old Estate Garden, which was designed as a suntrap over 200 years ago. The Walled Garden is situated some 700yds from the Inner Village and enjoys views over the fields to Loch Melfort beyond. These light and airy cottages are enhanced by comfortable furnishings and open plan living/dining/kitchen area. Electric heating and each has its own private patio overlooking the main gardens. Please see the various cottage's available at this location below:

Walled Garden Cottages - (WG1 - WG10) Sleeping upto 6 in each, 2 bedrooms + sofa bed
Walled Garden Apartment - (WG11) Sleeping upto 6, 2 bedrooms + sofa bed

Local Facilities:

The Wishing Tree Walk -
Great local favourite with our guests, offering beautiful views across Loch Melfort and down the sound of Jura on the ascent. On a clear day, from the top, you can look across the Firth of Lorn to the mountains of Mull in the background.

Indoor Swimming Pool
- 11m Indoor Swimming Pool is ideal for both gentle exercise and family fun

Sauna - is available to book for 1 hour sessions, free of charge. Shower facility close by.

Gym/Fitness Room - small Gym and Fitness room is equipped to a high standard - Cross Trainer, Exercise Bike, Rowing Machine, Treadmill etc

Beauty and Well-being Room - Therapeutic Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Facials, waxing, eyelash tinting, eyebrow shaping, manicure & pedicure. Booking in advance essential.

Games Rooms - There are two separate Games Rooms, they both have a table tennis table, a small snooker table and a dart board. football table, playstation (with games to hire) and various board games.

Snooker/Club Room - Snooker Room with antique full-size snooker table is a wonderfully relaxing room, furnished in country house style. Small well-stocked library, wide screen TV with Satellite channels, board games. Strictly no unsupervised children under 17 years.

Tennis Court - Full size, all weather tennis court, tennis racquets and balls available to borrow. Book the court for one hour sessions on the day of play only. During busy periods we allow one session per cottage.

Play Room - suitable for supervised children under 12 years. Well stocked with lovely selection of toys including wooden train set, garage, dolls house & cooker. It also has a small wall-mounted TV and video player, comfy seating, accessible toilet with baby changing facilities.

Putting Green - Essentially a “rough” 9-hole putting green suitable for family fun. Golf Clubs and balls available to borrow.

Playground - well-maintained children’s playground equipped with sturdy wooden climbing frame with slide, two sets of swings (one with toddler seats), rope bridge and swing ball. There is another set of swings and swing ball situated in Walled Garden area.

Walking - A Local Walks leaflet & Ordnance Survey Maps are available from Reception or look on our Walks Page for some of our favourite walks.

Restaurant - Our bar and restaurant, The 'Shower of Herring' Inn, offers an excellent and varied menu. More details on our Shower of Herring restaurant website.

Bike Hire - "Mountain style" bikes for adults & children can be hired from Reception for as little as £2 per hour (min 2 hours)/ £12 per day. Helmets & Child set hire free of charge. Stabilizers and tow-along bike available.

Squash & Badminton - Squash and Badminton can be played at Kilmelford Village Hall. Bookings can be made at reception – equipment available.

Options & Additional Information
  • Deposit of £100, balance due 8 weeks beforehand
  • Arrival from 5.00pm & 10.00am departure
  • All linen and fluffy towels are provided
  • Beds are made up ready for your arrival
  • Pet friendly max. 2 - Weekly breaks: £30.00 first pet & £15.00 second pet, Short breaks: £15.00 first pet & £7.50 second pet
  • Cot/high chair/stairgate - available upon request
  • Short breaks available all year round - Flexible start dates
  • Groceries can be ordered in advance and delivered to your cottage prior to arrival
  • Reception available every day for advice
  • Booking Terms: Click here to view full booking and hire conditions
For further information please contact Waterside Breaks on 01252 339020