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Autumn in Argyll is a wonderful time of year to visit Melfort Village for a cosy Autumn Self Catering Cottage Break in Scotland. The roads are quieter, the forests and glens are turning gold and crimson. Misty mornings lift to leave a day full of potential for exploration and adventure. Glorious sunsets fade into star-filled nights. Take time to drink in the beauty and peace of if all before you go indoors to the blazing fire in your cosy Autumn self catering cottage, near Oban.
Days can be spent on your Cosy Autumn Self Catering Break in Scotland exploring the forests and coast around Melfort Village, all the while looking out for wildlife like red squirrels, deer and pine martens or otters and herons near the shore. Further afield, why not head into Oban for hot chocolate or fish & chips or even hop on a ferry across to Mull to plunder some castles or visit Tobermory and its pretty painted houses.
As the nights draw in the dark evenings afford guests a wonderful view of the Milky Way and the chance to see the Northern Lights.
For days closer to home, guests can enjoy a dip in our swimming pool, or perhaps a meal and drink in our on-site Restaurant The Room at the Top. We will also have a programme of activites during the School Holidays to keep our younger guests entertained, including some spooky goings on close to Halloween!
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Enjoy a wonderful cosy Autumn self-catering break at Melfort Village and explore Oban, Argyll & the Western Isles as Autumn spreads its glory all around, including:
When it comes to cosy Autumn self catering breaks in Scotland, we’ve got oodles of reasons to come to Melfort Village. Here are our top recommendations on things to do whilst you are here…
Set off from your cottage and explore the wonderful woodland around the village. Keep a look out for conkers, mushrooms and toadstools Use all your senses to really enjoy the experience: touch the bark, listen our for wild birds, squirrels and deer and breathe in the crisp forest air.
Hire a bike or an e-bike from Reception and set off with a picnic. Take the road past the Pier Houses toward Kilchoan or head off around the forests. Kids bikes and trailers are also available along with helmets and essentials.
Head to Oban and hop on the ferry as a foot passenger across to Mull. At Craignure, you can catch a bus to explore the island and its treasures such as Tobermory, Duart Castle, Calgary Beach and so much more.
The wonderful Oban Chocolate Company serve the most delicious hot chocolates. Sit back and enjoy the warming drink with a view over Oban bay before taking a browse through the shop for some hand-made chocolates to take home.
There are more than a few good conker Horse Chestnut trees at Melfort Village on the way to the Walled Garden, so why not go on a conker hunt and then challenge a friend or family member to a game or two, of four...
There are many castles to plunder around Melfort Village, see how many you can visit on your holiday. From Carnasserie to Inveraray and Dunollie to Barcaldine and many more between. What interesting history will you learn?
also known as The Hollow Mountain, this fascinating visitor attraction will show you how energy is harnessed from hydro power generated from their high up reservoir on the top of the mountain using their station inside the mountain itself.
Book a trek with Lunga Stables and see the area from horseback meandering through the beautiful autumn countryside around Kilmelford and Lunga. They offer hacks for all abilities and you can choose from western riding or traditional riding.
Choose from scheduled short trips from Oban to see the seals (perfect for little ones) or longer, more exciting trips out to the Corryvreckan Whirlpool and around the coasts on the look-out for dolphins, whales & sea eagles.
Set off early in the morning and take a very exciting trip on the Jacobite Steam Train, aka The Hogwarts Express. Live your Harry Potter dreams and pretend you're heading off to Hogwarts as your steam train takes you over the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct on the route from Fort William to Mallaig.
There's something really graceful about colonies of bats swooping around the trees at dusk. Channel your inner Attenborough and marvel at these really interesting creatures as they go about their nightly business keeping the midge and insect population at bay.
Join in on our organised Halloween & Half Term activities including craft workshops, activities in our Event Area and spooky Halloween goings on with the team. More details coming soon.....(mwah ha ha)