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“Great location, lovely room and excellent food”
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Melfort House
Ranked #1 of 5 Kilmelford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 June 2014

The house is rather grand and Matthew and Yvonne make you feel welcome. The hill room is huge with views of the garden and the hill on 2 sides. The public rooms are also huge with great views of the loch. You eat at a shared dining table - we met some interesting people on the 2 nights we stayed. Matthew's food is excellent with many of the ingredients grown by Yvonne in her garden and poly tunnels - ask for a tour! You can take your own wine - there is a corkage charge. They run gourmet weekends which I imagine would be fantastic. It would also be a great place to go if you were a group of 6 - you'd have exclusive use of all that space!

The area is good for walking whether a short stroll after dinner or a longer hike to work off all the eating. There are also the Arduaine Gardens nearby and you can also do boat trips from Easdale (30 minutes away) - seafari run boats out to the Corryvrecken (3rd largest whirlpool in the world according to Wiki) and to see local sea-life - porpoises, dolphins, seals, whales and apparently puffins although not when we were there.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Although our stay was last year I am sure that this B&B will have gone from strength to strength! We stayed in the loch facing room and the view and bedroom fittings were amazing! Both breakfast and dinner food would not be out of place in almost any B&B!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank KB1989
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Stayed 3 nights for my 50th in February. Absolutely gorgeous place! Matthew and Yvonne were so welcoming and helpful. They even very kindly got us tickets for a Scottish National Opera evening at the local village hall. We stayed in the Loch suite and the view is stunning. Lovely big comfortable room, bed and bathroom. Matthew's cooking is fantastic! Locally sourced food beautifully cooked for a very reasonable price. The lounge is beautiful with big comfy sofas next to a roaring fire. I would definitely stay again!

Room Tip: Loch suite has a fantastic view but the other (two) rooms are also gorgeous.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank SueR99
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Just spent 2 days at Melfort and so enjoyed the fantastic food and wonderful warm welcome from Matthew and Yvonne. Everything was so relaxed and rooms are big and really comfortable. The food is amazing and fresh from local suppliers including the Polytunnel in the garden!! Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

We absolutely loved or stay at Melfort House, it was so relaxed and calm.

The bedroom was amazing, with a big huge bed, cute bathroom, and lush decor. It felt so homely, yet contemporary and fresh.

We arrived late, but Matthew stayed up and welcomed us. We were in the area for a friend's wedding, and Melfort House was a perfect home from home.

Breakfast was wonderful in their roomy dining room which hosts one old school dining table with gorgeous views of the loch.

The only thing that I was a little taken aback by was there are no locks on the rooms, but as soon as we were told this, it actually made us even more relaxed.

On our final morning, Matthew spent a good 20minutes talking us through various routes we could take on our hillwalk, which was so kind and helpful. The scenery is amazing also, which makes Melfort House probably one of our favourite places in Britain!

Love it! We definitely hope to return soon :) Hanna & Joe

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank HannaBanans
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Just came back after spending one night at this perfect little place.
We arrived to Melfort House later in the evening, and was met by the perfect host, who helped us settle in. And just about 10 minutes after our arrival we were served tea and pancakes by the fire place. In a perfect surrounding. Even though the weather had more to wish for, we were warmed up my this place and the hosts, Matthew and Yvonne. The room was big and fabulous with a view over the hill. The next morning, we had breakfast with another couple. And they told us about their room that has a view over the lake. What they have done in that room is to elevate the bed, so you have to climb up into it. But it is all worth it, since that way you will wake up seeing the lake. Very thoughtful and clever little touch.
We didn't have dinner at the hotel, but if you do, make sure you ask for it before arrival and they can arrange it. Apparently Matthew, is also a very good chef.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Whenever I read effusive reviews I often think there must be a catch but having just returned from two nights at Melfort House I can honestly say that all the wonderful reviews are absolutely true and accurate.
Although we encountered miserable weather we could still see that the surrounding countryside and the views from the house are amazing.
Yvonne and Matthew are perfect hosts taking care of your every need in a caring yet unobtrusive manner. Yvonne has decorated and furnished the house in a classic and comfortable country house style (not so much a home from home, more the home I wish I lived in!) and Matthew's culinary skills are simply outstanding. If you do choose to stay here you would be mad not to have dinner as well.
I cannot recommend Melfort House highly enough. We will be back.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
Thank jaraGlasgow
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Additional Information about Melfort House

Address: Kilmelford, Kilmelford PA34 4XD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kilmelford
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Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Kilmelford
Price Range: £113 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melfort House is a large country family House with southerly views over Loch Melfort about 15 miles south of Oban in Argyll, Scotland. Matthew and Yvonne offer three large double/twin bedrooms and their guests are encouraged to make use of the houses beautiful south facing drawing room and dining room. Dinner is available by arrangement. ... more   less 
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