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Come and stay in a cosy fireside week for a special trial price and if you buy a cottage week, we’ll refund the cost against your first year’s membership.  Give Alison, Olwen, Lucy or Margaret a call today and start your journey to joining the Melfort Club family.

Top reasons to buy membership

  Own a week or more in your chosen cottage.

  5 year, 10 year or permanent memberships available.

  Enjoy the “club” environment and facilities onsite.

  We’ll take care of maintenance for you.

  Can’t make it one year? Rent your week out.

  Exchange your week for a holiday abroad.

  Breathtaking setting close to Oban & the Islands.

Safe, family and pet friendly environment.

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Melfort Pier

By the middle of the 19th century, steamboats were well established on routes all along the West Coast and around the islands.

The Pier is one of many such deep water piers on Loch Melfort, each serving a separate village or large Estate.  Similar piers exist at Arduaine, Isle of Shuna , Lunga & Toberonochy, all of which would have been serviced by the same ships with their vital supplies.

Loch Melfort was deep enough for large vessels to carry out deliveries of raw materials involved in the manufacture of   gunpowder at nearby Melfort Estate and to collect the finished product for distribution around the country.  A tram-way connected the Pier with the gunpowder works east of Melfort House in addition to the road, which, until the early 20th century was nothing more than a cart track.

In recent years, Melfort Pier has been used for leisure-based activities – yachting, wind-surfing and fishing.