South Lorn, Croabh Haven and Ardfern
The visitor guide of South Lorn in Argyll will guide you with information on and around the place including, accommodation and hotels in South Lorn.
South of the turn-off to the Slate Islands is Arduaine Gardens, a beautiful place and an absolute must for all gardening enthusiasts. The 20-acre garden, now owned by the National Trust for Scotland, is best visited in May and June when you can enjoy the spectacular rhododendrons, but there are also beautiful herbaceous borders, ponds filled with water lilies, woodland and sweeping lawns to admire, as well as great views across to Jura and the Slate Islands. Daily all year 0930 till sunset. Tel. 200366.
Phone code: +44 (0)1852
South Lorn, Croabh Haven and Ardfern Hotels & Accommodation
If you want to stay around here, there's the superb Loch Melfort Hotel, Tel. 01852-200233, Fax. 200214, 26 rooms. Open all year. It enjoys great views and a reputation for the finest seafood. If you can't afford such luxury, there's a campsite nearby, or B&B at Willow Cottage, Tel. 200202.
This is boating country, and just south of Arduaine, on the northern coast of the Craignish Peninsula, is surreal Croabh Haven, a yachting marina built in the style of a reproduction 18th-century fishing village. You can go for comfort and stay at the South Lorn, Tel. 01852-500291, opt for the faded charm of Lunga, Tel. 01852-500237, Fax. 500369
South of Croabh Haven is another yachting marina at Ardfern, where there's a hotel and B&B accommodation, a popular pub, restaurant and delicatessen. You can arrange boat trips from Ardfern around Loch Craignish and to the offshore islands with Ruby Cruises, Tel/Fax. 500616.