Kilmelford, Arduaine, Craobh Haven & Ardfern

Kilmelford village is just 1½ miles away from Melfort Village and just 10 minutes away you will find Loch Melfort Hotel and Arduaine Gardens. Arduaine is a little slice of paradise which was conceived by J. Arthur Campbell, who also built the Loch Melfort Hotel, it is a spacious tourist attraction but with the intimacy of a private garden.

Within a short distance from Kilmelford, you will find the villages of Arduaine, Craobh Haven and Ardfern all of which have many reasons to visit be it a cake stop, a boat trip or a balmy walk through a decadent garden.


What can I find there?

Cakes & provisions at The Kilmelford Village Store & Cafe

Kilmelford Store & Cafe

In Kilmelford itself groceries can be ordered in advance from the local store and delivered to your cottage prior to arrival. The building also houses The Post Office and Kilmelford Cafe, which offers tasty snacks and home baking daily plus a selection of interesting crafts.

Stand up paddleboarding at Craobh Watersports

Craobh Watersports

Get on the Water in Argyll – Dinghies, Power, Paddle, Fish, Explore, Enjoy.
Onsite café with good homecooked food with nourishing soups, local produce and delicious baking. We are open from 9am – 4 pm (Closed Wednesdays and Sundays).

The Cuilfail Hotel

Cuilfail Hotel

The local hotel and public house, the Cuilfail Hotel, is an old coaching inn and retains that traditional feel. Snacks and meals are served in the public bar.

Loch Melfort Hotel

Loch Melfort Hotel

Welcome to Loch Melfort, a unique retreat, set in 17 acres of gardens and beach on the romantic coast of Argyll in the Scottish Highlands, Loch Melfort Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind over lunch, dinner or simply a sundowner watching the sun slip over the horizon.

Arduaine Gardens

Arduaine Gardens

Arduaine Garden is full of colour and fragrance, evoking glamorous destinations. This is no coincidence – the garden was begun in 1898 at a time when curiosity about foreign travel and an appetite for the exotic were all the rage.

Lunga Riding Stables

Lunga Riding Stables

Enjoy stunning ocean views looking over Jura & Scarba, as well as hilly forest treks, with opportunities to ride across open hills for our more experienced riders. Ride in English or Western tack with our dual trained horses, including American Appaloosas & Quarter horses.

Lucy's Cafe & Shop in Ardfern

Lucy's, Ardfern

Lucy's is a West Coast Café come Bakery in the pretty village of Ardfern. Also on site is a small shop selling plants, coffee and eco gifts.

Boat Trips on board Venturer

Craignish Cruises

Skipper/wildlife guide, Lindsay Johnston, invites you aboard Venturer, to view the abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery of the Sound of Jura and Firth of Lorn Special Area of Conservation, a wildlife feeding hot spot.

The Galley of Lorne Inn, Ardfern

Galley of Lorne Inn

One of Argyll's oldest Inns on the shores of Loch Craignish and offering delicious food & drink in their beer garden, sundeck, lounge bar and on summer evenings in their Restaurant overlooking the loch.

Ardfern Yacht Centre, Ardfern, Lochgilphead PA31 8QN, UK

Kilmelford, Oban PA34 4XA, UK

Lucy’s, Ardfern, Lochgilphead PA31 8QN, UK

Ardfern, Lochgilphead PA31 8QN, UK

Kilmelford, Oban PA34 4XD, UK

Lunga Estate, Craobh Haven, Lochgilphead, Argyll, Lochgilphead PA31 8UU, UK

Argyll, Arduaine, Oban PA34 4XQ, UK

Post Office, Kilmelford, Oban PA34 4XA, UK

Arduaine Gardens, A816, Arduaine, Oban PA34 4XG, UK