Melfort House

Oban, Argyll & Bute
Bed & Breakfast

Sally forth on foot or bike after a fabulous breakfast of kedgeree or tattie scones and come home to a dram by the roaring log fire


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

A truly seductive combination of a wild landscape of ancient woods and hidden glens with rivers that tumble to a blue sea and a big, beautiful house with views straight down the loch. The whole place glows with polished antiques, oak floors, exquisite fabrics, prints and paintings. And Yvonne and Matthew are brilliant at looking after you – whether you’re super-active, or not – their fabulous Scottish food’s a treat. Bedrooms have soft plaids, superb views and handmade chocolates; bathrooms have huge towels and locally made soaps. Sally forth with boots or bikes, return to a dram by the log fire. Don’t book too short a stay!


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 4 courses, from £37. Packed lunch £10. Pub/restaurant 400 yds.


Nightly price
from £120
Singles £80. Extra bed/sofabed available £20 per person per night.
2 Twin/doubles
From £120
1 Suite for 2
From £140



My wife and I enjoyed a perfect three days at Melfort House. There is little to add to previous comments, except to note that Matthew is an accomplished musician on mandolin, guitar, and banjo. If his group is playing in the vicinity do join the audience for an entertaining evening of traditional Scottish music and song.

Nicholas, Madrid, spain

If you are looking for a real gem near Oban, look no further! Matthew is the perfect host, welcoming you to their stunning home with breathtaking views over the loch. The candle light suppers are superb , using homegrown ingredients( you do need to give 24 hours notice.) breakfasts are equally delicious. Thank you for such a relaxing , wonderful stay! 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lucy, Norwich

Melfort House is a beautiful house in a stunningl location. We were greeted on arrival and shown up to a lovely large bedroom with fantastic views of the loch. Matthew cooked us the most amazing meal - four courses - and we enjoyed the company of another very pleasant American couple. The bed was exceptionally comfortable and breakfast was again delicious. Matthew and Yvonne were charming and very hospitable and I can honestly say that this is one of the best B & B's we have stayed in.

Sheila, Tunbridge wells

Great location overlooking the sea; delightful room with picture window; our dog loved the grounds and seashore; Dawn cooked an excellent dinner and we had remembered to take our own wine, for which they make no extra charge. Well located for Oban and its ferries and Matthew served an excellent breakfast. Much to be enjoyed and savoured.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Yvonne & Matthew Anderson

  • Melfort House and the surrounding associated buildings were once a gunpowder factory Servicing nearby slate quarries.
  • Melfort House is approximately 6 miles by C from the world famous Corryvrechon whirlpool. Boat trips are available close by
  • The surrounding countryside has wonderful access to local fauna including Sea eagles, red and roe deer, otters seals, dolphins et cetera