Welcome to our Holiday Cottage in Loch Melfort
Welcome to Ardenstur House located on the shores of Loch Melfort, on the western seaboard of Scotland. The Ardenstur estate covers 150 acres and encompasses an idyllic headland and bay. Aside from the sea loch and its range of water activities, there are also some stunning hill walks, forest lansdcapes and plenty of fresh water lochs for fishing.
Our visitors enjoy the natural environment and have reported seeing otters, deer, many different species of birds and delightful flora and forna. There are grassy pathways for easy walking along the shoreline, through the woods and into the hills. It is a fantastic location for relaxing and getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!
Ardenstur House Facilities
Ardenstur House is the ideal place to stay with family and friends and is in a wonderful elevated position overlooking Loch Melfort. Sleeping up to 10 people, the ground floor consists of a living room/ dining room with an open fire and kitchen. There is a family room with a sitting area, an en suite shower room, toilet, mini kitchen, laundry and 4 single beds. There is also a double bedroom with wash basin. On the first floor there is one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and a bathroom. All of our furnishings are to a high standard with fitted carpets throughout. As well as the open fire there is electric heating. We welcome well-behaved pets but permission should be sought before bringing animals. There is ample parking beside the house.
Our Loch Melfort location
Loch Melfort is one of the series of many sea lochs along the western seaboard of Scotland. It has safe sailing waters with direct access to the Firth of Lorn, which itself leads into the coaster and ferry ports of OBAN
, fort william
etc. The area is within easy motoring or sailing distance of many well known Scottish historical and scenic places. Visits are suggested to OBAN
, iona, MULL
, crinan canal, fort william
, the trossachs, glen coe. The islands of colonsay, tiree and coll, are easy trips by the islands steamer from oban.
Nearer at hand are interesting walks, some strenuous, some easy. Following the shoreline or ascending the hills. Everywhere there is natural beauty and wildlife. Angling in the many Hill lochs, tucked away in the surrounding Hills is possible; however permission and licences must be sought. The loch is suitable for your own water activities - windsurfing - sailing - canoeing - sub aqua and water skiing. We have a small slipway for visitors to use. Pony trekking and Instruction is also available in the area.
The views of the Melfort area from sea level are beautiful but from the top of the Melfort Hills they are spectacular. In clear weather you can see as far east as Ben More above Crianlarich, south nearly as far as Rathlin Island off Northern Ireland and equally far to the north and west. Even in poorer weather there are wonderful views of the Sound of Jura, the Firth of Lorne, the Sound of Mull and myriad islands in between.
Take this opportunity to enjoy this stunning panorama and with the hope of seeing some of the wildlife of the Melfort Hills which includes Red and Roe Deer, Wild Cats, Foxes, Arctic Hare and a wide variety of bird life.
For more information on our wonderful Holiday Cottages in on Loch Melfort please contact us or visit our website using the links above.