|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This stunning self-catering cottage is located on the Mull of Kintyre - home to white sandy beaches, 18 hole golf courses, island hopping, water sports, whiskey tours, castles, providing a wealth of interesting things to see and do.
A brand new restoration of the old farm house at Kildalloig Farm has created the beautiful Coach House which sleeps 4.
The cottage has been thoughtfully arranged to perfectly accommodate visiting couples, honeymooners, families, golfers, hikers, birdwatchers and other visitors. These cottage provides the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy all that the organic working farm and surrounding area have to offer.
There is also a fantastic games room adjacent to the properties - perfect for rainy days or for children. We have a table tennis table, darts board, table football table etc as well as buckets and spades for exploring the beach below and spare waterproofs etc...
Golf: Kintyre is home to five golf courses – the most famous is the championship course at Machrihanish, with its stunning and infamous first hole, authoritatively voted the best opening hole in the world. All of our cottages are a 10 minute drive from three 18 hole golf courses – Machrihanish, the new Machrihanish Dunes and Southend. There are also 2 excellent 9 hole courses in Carradale and Tarbet.
I've owned The Coach House and the surrounding farm buildings (1 also a holiday cottage, and the other where I live with my family part-time) since 2005. I converted them into holiday cottages and renovated them completely and have been letting them since 2010. I have a trusty team of people who help care-take and clean when I am not there. I have a young family and my husband works in Edinburgh so I travel between the two places, which means alot of time in the car but it's worth the journey!
Catherine Cannon purchased this farmhouse in 1962
They have been lovingly restored, and unlike some holiday cottages I have actually stayed in them myself with my family so i've hopefully ensured that they are well equipped, the beds are comfortable, the bath fits a tall man...the list goes on!
While the cottage is on a farm, and is next to the other cottage, they give a real sense of peace. Guests often comment how how they enjoy watching the comings and goings on the farm, yet how well they sleep, how peaceful it is and so forth. The fact the beach and sea are at the end of the drive and so accessible is very attractive and make for wonderful walks, especially after the long journey to get here.
We had a lovely week at the cottage. Would recommend this property.
The cottage was lovely, warm and welcoming. Set on a farm, which added to the enjoyment for us. Lots of walks available from your door. The surrounding area was beautiful and peaceful and our boat trip to see the seals and puffins was brilliant. It was a long journey to get to the property but truly worth it on arrival. Really enjoyed our time here, wish we had booked longer!
What an amazing place in a quaint piece of Scotland! Our host Cate was always in contact to ensure a trouble free experience. This property is on a working farm but you still have your privacy. We stayed in the Coach House, but the other cottages looked just as nice. Ours could easily sleep a group of four with two full bathrooms. Modern and spacious, it had everything we needed and then some. Everything was clean, comfortable and worked. The exterior was pleasant with patios front and back.
The Kintyre region is a natural wonder. The property is three miles south of Campbeltown and on the ocean. The island of Davaar is just off-shore and accessible on foot at low tide. Campbeltown itself is charming with plenty of small shops, pub/restaurants and things to do.
We used our accommodation as a base to explore the excellent whiskies of the area; here and on the nearby islands of Islay, Jura and Aaran.
We had a wonderful stay and hope to return. Thanks Cate!!
Good location. Helpful owner. Games room an asset although didn't use it as much as expected as weather was better than anticipated.Did most of local walks. Worth going to Davaar Island and caves. Muneroy cafe at Southend an experience and booking essential. Glenbarr tearoom well worth a visit although easy to miss as entry is through the shop. Enjoyed our stay.
We spent a fabulous long weekend in the coach house. The house is perfect for a family of four (or two couples). It is well looked after and well-equipped and has a lovely garden. The beautiful beach is just a few minutes walk away, and the surrounding countryside is great for hikes with plenty to see. Campbeltown is only a ten minute drive away. I would highly recommend Mull of Kintyre as a destination, and the coach house is a perfect place for exploring the area.
White sandy beaches, 18 hole golf courses, island hopping, water sports, whisky tours, castles… the Mull of Kintyre provides a wealth of interesting things to see and do.
Golf - Kintyre is home to five golf courses – the most famous of which is the championship course at Machrihanish, with its stunning and infamous first hole, authoritatively voted the best opening hole in the world. The cottage is a 10 minute drive from three 18 hole golf courses – Machrihanish, the new Machrihanish Dunes and Southend. There are also 2 excellent 9 hole courses in Carradale and Tarbet.
Boat Trips - Mull of Kintyre Sea Tours, based at the old pier in Campbeltown, offers exhilarating and memorable fast marine trips to the spectacular scenery of the Mull of Kintyre or Ailsa Craig as well as being available for private charter.
Water Sports - the shoreline along Kildalloig Estate and into Campbeltown Loch provides a good base for a variety of waters ports including windsurfing, dingy sailing and kayaking.
Surfing - Macrihanish has become something of a surfer’s paradise in recent years. Lessons are available and kit including boards can be rented from Breaks Surf Shop in Campbeltown.
Fishing - Sea Fishing is readily available right off the shore here on Kildalloig Estate. There are plenty of opportunities for sea angling and fresh-water fly fishing locally.
Mountain Biking - Explore the Mull of Kintyre, the new Forestry Commission ‘Wee Toon Trail’ on Beinn Ghuilean and the challenging Fire Tower Trail at Lochgilphead by mountain bike.
Horse Riding - Riding of all disciplines can be enjoyed in the beautiful Kintyre countryside, with centres at Tarbert and Glenbarr. Highland Horse Riding specialise in sightseeing & wildlife watching treks, riding Scotland's versatile Highland Ponies from their base near Tarbert. Tel 01880 820 333
Bird Watching - Birdlife is abundant and varied and the range recorded in the area now stands at just over 200 species including regular rarities such as Leach’s Petrel, Balearic Shearwater, Grey Phalarope and Sabine’s Gull. There is a bird observatory at Usaid Point at Machrihanish. This is the first landfall for many migratory birds and seals are often to be found here. Here at Kildalloig Estate we frequently see peregrine falcons and golden eagles along the coastline.
15 minutes north of Campbeltown is the village of Glenbarr with a wonderful coffee shop and also Glenbarr Abbey – a 18th century Gothic mansion and visitor centre, offering a fascinating glimpse of family life in years gone by.
To the north lies the pretty harbour town of Tarbert. Tarbert Castle, overlooking the bay, dates from the 13th Century. Network Carradale Visitor Centre relates local history, while north again is Skipness, with its 13th Century Castle.
Heading north on the easterly side, there is the pretty village of Carradale. Carradale Bay offers a wide sweeping sandy beach stretching out towards Carradale Point. It is overlooked by Torrisdale Castle, home to an organic tannery. Four miles south of Carradale the road dips steeply into the valley of the Saddell Water, and here you can visit the remains of Saddell Abbey. These are fascinating in their own right, and are also home to a remarkable collection of medieval grave slabs and effigies.
Unique to the area is the Organic Tannery at Torrisdale. Elsewhere all tanning is done with chemicals in large factories. Torrisdale uses an ancient method of making leather which was brought back into production about thirty years ago, with help from an old book. Tanning started at Grogport, and during subsequent years methods of handling have evolved and you can now see all this in action at Torrisdale Castle Tannery. Sheepskin and deerskin rugs of exceptional quality are produced on here and there are other items for sale at both tanneries.
Ten miles south of Campbeltown lies Southend and the very attractive Dunaverty Bay. Nearby is the spot where in AD563 St Columba first landed in Scotland after being exiled from Ireland, a journey that took him onwards to Iona. St Columba’s Footprints carved in the rock at Keil Head are said to mark his visit, and the nearby St Columba’s Chapel also commemorates him.
Carskey Bay and Macharioch Bay both have appealing beaches overlooking Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde. Beyond Keil, the road continues to the most southwesterly point of the peninsula, and the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse. There has been a lighthouse at this remote end of the road beyond Southend since 1788. Cars must be left at the top of the hill before walking down the road for a mile or so. The road passes the memorial to the helicopter tragedy. From here, Ireland, only 12 miles away.
Our cottage changeover day is Friday. We can be flexible on dates but in high season, this is a minimum of 3 nights. We look forward to hearing from you!