Self Catering Holiday Cottages for Spring Breaks near Oban, Scotland

Spring Breaks at Melfort Village near Oban

Self Catering Holiday Cottages for Spring Break near Oban on Scotland's West Coast

Spring in Argyll is one of the best times of year to visit.  The roads are quieter, the beautiful flowers are emerging and trees come into leaf and of course the new spring lambs and calves play in the fields, a lovely sight to behold.

The longer days mean there is more time to explore all the wonders of the area, whilst the dark evenings afford guests a wonderful view of the Milky Way and the chance to see the Northern Lights.

Our cosy cottages with open fire or wood-burning stove make the perfect place to base yourself whilst you explore, returning in the evening to luxurious comfort of our own holiday cottage.

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.  

Spring lambs in Argyll

Why come for a Spring break to Melfort Village?

Enjoy a wonderful break at Melfort Village and explore Oban, Argyll & the Western Isles as Spring emerges all around, including:

Our Top 10 Things See & Do in Spring

  • Take a Woodland Walk

    Set off from your cottage and explore the wonderful woodland around the village. Keep a look out for snowdrops, daffodils, primroses and crocuses, or perhaps even early bluebells. Use all your senses to really enjoy the experience: touch the bark, listen our for wild birds, squirrels and rabbits and breathe in the crisp forest air.

  • Hire an E-Bike and go for a Picnic to Ardmaddy Castle

    Hire an e-bike from Reception and set off with a picnic. Take the road past the Pier Houses toward Kilchoan and if you are feeling adventurous you can lock up the bikes and go up over the hill to Ardmaddy Castle on foot and picnic in the grounds.

  • Take the Ferry to Mull

    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.

  • Go Horse Riding

    Book a trek with Lunga Stables and see the area from horseback. They offer hacks for all abilities and you can choose from western riding or traditional riding.

  • Visit the Green Shack in Oban

    Get your seafood fix with a visit to the world-famous Green Shack on Oban Pier where you can feast on a wide selection of the freshest seafood & shellfish. (opens March)

  • Take a boat trip with Farsain Cruises

    Join one of their scheduled wildlife boat trip from Croabh Haven and explore the waters around Melfort and the west. Look out for minke whales, dolphins and sea birds.

  • Spend an Evening Stargazing

    Climb up the hill at the back of Melfort Village (or drive up the hill behind the village shop in Kilmelfortd). Pack a warm blanket and a flask which you can borrow from Reception and marvel at the milky way. Take a camera with you and see if you can capture the northern lights on film.

  • Conquer a Castle

    In the area, there are a number of castles to explore including Dunstaffnage castle, Carnasserie castle & Kilchurn castle.

  • Visit Cruachan Power Station

    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.

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