Further Afield

If you’re feeling adventurous and have exhausted the wonderful things to see & do on your cottage doorstep, there are more wonders to discover within a couple of hours drive from Melfort Village.

Where else can I go?

The Sweeping Pass of Glencoe


With more history, drama and sheer natural ability to entertain than really seems fair, Glencoe is without doubt one of the world’s scenic highlights. But the famous pass is only the beginning and there are wonders to discover around every corner in the whole area. It’s easy to see why seasoned visitors would keep this wonderful place a secret if they could.

Glencoe and Loch Leven is located within the Outdoor Capital of the UK and when you’re here you’ll understand why. Nowhere else in the UK will you find such a collection of mountains, lochs and rivers that offer a unique range of activities, stunning scenery and plenty of space to roam free.

Glenfinnan Church

Road to the Isles

On the Road to the Isles you will see some of the most spectacular scenery in the world - from sandy beaches to dramatic hills - green woodlands, heather moors, unforgettable sea views with magnificent sunsets over the Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna, Skye and the remote wilderness of Knoydart.

Experience the Jacobite steam train on the famous West Highland Line from Fort William to Mallaig. Explore our historic heritage, take a wildlife cruise or ferry trip to the Small Isles. You will enjoy local food and Highland hospitality.

Isle of Gigha


Kintyre is a long finger of land that stretches south towards Ireland. This beautiful peninsula is packed with great things to see and do, from whisky distilleries to world-class golf courses. Walk the Kintyre Way, visit ruined castles, catch some waves on the surfing beach of Westport and feast on seafood.

Kintyre is also a great base from which to explore some of Argyll’s islands. Sitting three miles west of Kintyre, Gigha is an enchanting small island. It’s the most southerly of the Hebridean islands, famed for its white sandy bays. It also offers walking, cycling and golf.

To truly discover all that Kintyre & Gigha has to offer, check out the new Kintyre 66 route. The perfect way to explore on bike, on foot or by car, at your own leisurely pace.

Ben Nevis, Fort William

Fort William

Fort William is located in Lochaber in the West Highlands. The town is often described as the Outdoor Capital of the UK and is a popular location for holidaying in the Highlands.

From sandy beaches and dramatic hills to iconic films locations, castles and distilleries, there are plenty of things to do in Fort William. Take your time and explore the natural wonders of Lochaber, breathe the fresh mountain air and marvel at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You could climb Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis, ski or mountain bike down the slopes of Nevis Range or take a boat trip along Loch Linnhe.

The town has a selection of pubs, restaurants and shops along its High Street.

Fort William, UK

Kintyre, United Kingdom

Road to the Isles, Corpach, Fort William PH33 7JL, UK

River Coe, United Kingdom