Kames Beach House ref: UKC3260

Kilmelford, near Oban, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 
  • Waterside Breaks 


This beautiful, detached, single-storey holiday home lies in a magnificent position with the shores of Loch Melfort at the foot of the garden. Surrounded by stunning scenery, rugged glens and sea lochs, this is a truly wonderful base for exploring the west coast of Scotland.
From the shore of the loch, kayaks can be launched or nearby Craobh Marina and Kilmelford Yacht Haven offer moorings for larger boats. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife and from the house you may well spot cormorants, eider ducks, sea eagles, seals or even the occasional otter! The peaceful village of Kilmelford boasts a small shop, post office, café/takeaway and a hotel with a public bar. A short drive north is the bustling, harbour town of Oban which has a good variety of shops, leisure centre, cinema, distillery, railway station and a choice of excellent seafood restaurants. There are regular ferries from Oban to the Inner Hebrides, including Mull, Iona, Staffa and Tiree, offering the opportunity to see porpoise, dolphins, minke whales, basking sharks, golden eagles and puffins.
Head south to explore the Crinan Canal and meander or cycle along the towpaths, or spend a day in Inveraray visiting the romantic Inveraray Castle and experiencing the Inveraray Jail living museum. Kilmartin is rich in archaeological and historical remains of Neolithic and early Bronze Age monuments, standing stones and burial cairns. The picturesque Kintyre Peninsula is popular for its white sandy beaches and rugged coastline. Enjoy a round of golf at Machrihanish, one of the finest links golf courses in Great Britain. From Claonaig, a short ferry crossing will take you to the Isle of Arran where you can climb Goat Fell, or the ferry from Kennacraig sails to Islay and Jura, where you can sample their famous whiskies! Or take the ferry from Oban to the magical Island of Colonsay where you can stroll along the glorious golden sandy beach at Kiloran Bay, fringed by machair dunes on one side and crashing Atlantic breakers on the other, 27 miles.
The surrounding area has many famous ruined castles, museums and beautiful gardens to explore or for the less energetic, why not sit and relax in the garden and watch the spectacular sunsets over the loch. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance (with ramp).
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space:
With wooden floor.
Living area:
With electric wood burner, 55’’ Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, bluetooth speaker and French doors leading to garden.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with free-standing bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only. There is an unfenced sea loch 30 yards from the property. The property has a natural water supply from a spring. Fireworks are not allowed in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    16 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    16.0 miles
  • Lake
    30 yards (loch)

About the local area

As you travel through Argyll, highland Scotland merges with the Scottish lowlands. In the north of the region is the bustling fishing port of Oban. Surrounded by the sweeping mountains of Lorn this is the ideal base from which to tour the Highlands to the north.

The Isle of Mull is only a short ferry trip away. Mull's capital, Tobermory, is instantly recognised by its famous brightly painted buildings. The island has a fascinating history being once home to the Chief of the Clan MacLean and site of the clan's ancient Duart Castle which has spectacular views from its battlements.

South along the coast are the unspoilt glens and bays of Mid-Argyll and Kintyre and the islands of Islay and Jura which are easily reached by ferry. Visit the whitwashed houses of Inveraray and the turreted Inveraray Castle, home to the Dukes of Argyll. Campbelltown in Kintyre was the scene of Viking repulsions at Saddell Abbey and has some lovely beaches nearby.

The captivating Isle of Bute lies at the heart of the Firth of Clyde, a place of tranquil relaxation with sheltered coves and sandy bays. Ideal for leisurely hiking and easy-going cycling on quiet back roads. Maybe take in the grandeur of Rothesay Castle or Mount Stuart - the House and gardens of the Marquess of Bute.

Things to do nearby

Cumbrae Voyages

Cumbrae Voyages takes visitors around the islands of lower Clyde, these stunning yet remote areas are home to a whole host of marine wildlife ready to explore.

Argyll Forest Park - The Glenbranter Forest Route

This demanding and rather muddy one hour circular trail is ideal for those wishing to discover more of Argyll Forest.

Sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae

Offering everything from powerboating to windsurfing and kayaking, the Sportscotland National Centre is surrounded by safe water making it perfect for many types of watersports whatever your level!

The Lochgoilhead Centre

Enjoy the great outdoors with Lochgoilhead's purpose built track.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - watersports

This centre is set amongst some of the most alluring west highland scenery and offers activity days and courses.

Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume

Take a step back into the past at the Dalgarven Mill, one of Scotland's tallest surviving grain mills.

Newark Castle

Sitting on the Firth of the Clyde, Newark Castle is remarkable not only for it's stunning architecture and interiors but for the fact it has stayed so extensively in tact for over 500 years.


A brilliant day for children and adults alike, Vikingar! takes you through the story of the Vikings in Scotland.

Kingarth Trekking Centre

Located a mere five minutes away from the beautiful Kilchattan Bay.

Lunderston Bay

Ideal for coastal walks and picnic sites, Lunderston Bay is popular with tourists all year round.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - Rock Climbing

Lochgoilhead Centre has been providing climbing adventures for over thirty years.

Rothesay Golf Club

This famous course is perfect for those wishing to combine a challenging game with beautiful scenery.

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