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Originally built as a Church of Scotland Manse in1880, Carradales is a traditional Victorian detached house. Completely refurbished, it has 4 luxury guest rooms. Fully licensed, it is Kintyre's Only 5 Star VisitScotland Guest House and is VisitScotland "Taste Best" accredited. Wonderful food and hospitality in truly stunning surrounds, a warm welcome awaits you!

What makes a stay at Carradales unique?

Carradales is Kintyre's Only 5 Star VisitScotland Guest House. With open fires in the lounge, and a cosy log burner in the dining room, guests can kick back and relax at Carradales. Professional chef, Steve, creates exceptional meals using the very best locally-sourced ingredients. This part of the Kintyre Peninsula is very popular with walkers, cyclists, whisky enthusiasts, outdoor lovers, game shooters and golfers. Carradale Golf Course is just 5 minutes away, and Machrihanish Dunes is 30 minutes away. With excellent hospitality and a gentle style, Carradales offers a relaxing and homely environment, and Maurice and Steve offer the warmest of welcomes.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Carradales?

There are 4 en suite bedrooms at Carradales, all named after local castles: Tarbert, Dunaverty, Skipness and Saddell. Each room has been individually-designed, and feature double or super king-sized beds with Egyptian cotton bed linen, and en-suite bathrooms with underfloor heating. Two of the rooms have double-ended baths and separate showers. There are complimentary toiletries, made by a local producer, along with luxury robes and slippers. Each room is provided with a range of teas, hot chocolate and filtered water, along with some delicious homemade shortbread. USB sockets and superfast WiFi are available, and there is a flatscreen TV in each room.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Campbeltown area?

Activities and Experiences:

Walkers – Kintyre Way and numerous forest walks and stunning countryside.

Cyclists – Caledonia Way. Stunning scenic views.

Nature Lovers – Eagles, Otters, Basking Sharks, Dolphins, Variety of Seabirds.

Fishing – Salmon and Trout in nearby river.

Kayaking – local bays especially Westport Beach on West coast of Peninsula. Surfing School nearby.

Pheasant and Partridge shooting can be arranged 1st October to 1st February at extra cost.

Golf – Carradale Golf Course (10 mins away) Machrihanish Dunes (30 mins away) Dunaverty Golf Course (30 mins away)

Whisky – Springbank, Glengyle and Glen Scotia distilleries situated in Campbeltown 20 mins away, once the whisky capital of the world. Campbeltown Malts festival 

Gin - Beinn an Tuirc Distillery making Kintyre Gin. (10 mins away) Tours of Distillery can be arranged. Also has a Gin School.

Seafood Cabin (in grounds of Skipness Castle) – wonderful seafood in the area.

Bikers – Situated on the Argyll 190

Castles – Torrisdale, Saddell (Saddell Bay made famous by Paul McCartney’s Mull of Kityre Music Video) and Skipness Castle.

Antony Gormley Sculpture situated on Saddell Bay, also made famous as this is where Paul McCartney’s “Mull of Kintyre” music video was filmed.

Easy ferry rides take you to the serene island of Islay, Jura, Gigha, Arran and there is a fast passenger boat to Ballycastle, Northern Ireland which takes just under 2 hours.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

You will not be spolit for choice when eating at Carradales. Steve is a prefessionally trained and accomplished Chef. The ingredients to all his dishes are all locally souced as far as is possible. If guests decide to go out for the evening, there is a pub restaurant just 5 minutes away.

15 minutes away is the Seafood Cabin set in the backdrop of Skipness Castle.

Number 42 is a newly opened seafood restaurant in Campbeltown.


Other Information

What Guests like:

- The light-filled, airy feel to the guest rooms create the perfect ambience for a totally relaxing stay


- The deluxe details such as clawfoot bathtubs in ensuites, Egyptian cotton sheets, designer wallpapered walls, and artisan toiletries are all lovely touches


- The flexible and delicious meals made by co-owner Steve are fantastic. Whether you are after a full Scottish breakfast or you choose to eat at home in the evening the offering is superb – think locally sourced and freshly produce. Perfect


- The property’s proximity to some truly magnificent countryside is a huge draw. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to planning your days here.


Under the terms of the licence No person under 18 is permitted on the premises.


No dogs allowed.


Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included

Free parking


Based on 80 reviews

5.0 5 0.5

What a find! This guest house has been open for just over a year. Judging by the pristine interior you would think it was yesterday. We arrived on a quiet tuedsay and were given a choice of rooms. We opted for Skipness with its claw footed bath. We were cautioned that we overlooked the main roa...


5.0 5 0.5

A lunch to remember always! My husband & I were driving the road less travelled from Cronaig to Campbelltown, we thought there would be somewhere to stop for lunch, however we were sadly mistaken. We pulled into the carpark of Carradales Luxury Guest House at 3.15pm. We were warmly greated by...


5.0 5 0.5

A Little Gem 24 miles south of Tarbert in the village of Carradale there is a Church of Scotland manse which has been converted into a unique bed and breakfast. Maurice and Steve have combined their culinary,artistic and hospitality skills to create a wonderful experience.The bedrooms are very...


5.0 5 0.5

Style and luxury in Carradale Stayed last weekend at Carradales and our visit was without fault. Maurice and Steve are the perfect hosts and did everything they could to make our visit memorable. The rooms were immaculate and the facilities second to none. We often visit Carradale and Carradal...


5.0 5 0.5

This place is an absolute Jewel. We stayed nearby and couldn't get dinner booked as it is so popular so managed to get a lunch time booking - The food was simply first class in a beautiful setting, prepared and served personally by Steve who as a host is the most delightful and interesting charac...


5.0 5 0.5

A lovely stay in great comfort! The property is overlooking fields at one end of the village. Quiet spot, but a pub/restaurant close by. On site parking. Really warm welcome from Maurice and Steve. We had the room with the bay window overlooking the field. Freshly refitted shower room. Powerfu...


5.0 5 0.5

Supurb 1st visit and won't be the last. On arrival we got ushered onto the lounge, with such a warm welcome.the drinks list was all local. Gin was superb. The menu had a fantastic selection. We had the beef, the chicken peanut satay and the salmon. All dishes were fantastic, the chef comes and...


5.0 5 0.5

Excellent as always Yet another fabulous evening at Carradale's! It's important to book because they're increasingly more often fully booked and rightly so. Maurice and Stephen sensibly stagger your bookings to give you as much of their time as possible, so once you've booked, help them to help...


5.0 5 0.5

What a fantastic hidden gem! I can only encourage anyone looking to stay in the area to make a booking. It is truly a 5 star experience and Morris and Steve make you feel right at home. With great evening meals and breakfast you will not be disappointed. Tripadvisor

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Facilities & information


19th century buildings

Breakfast included

Parking (free)

Full Board available


5 Star Official Rating

Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other

Conference & Meetings


Private Jetty, Mooring, Pontoon

Airport transfers

24 hour security

Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Central heating

Open log fire

Bicycle storage


Bicycling, Cycling


Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, running

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Shooting, Clay Shooting, Stalking

Surfing, Windsurfing, Diving, Jet Skis

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Water sports

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Beach (walking distance)

Pub (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (walking distance)

Golf course (a short drive)



Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Extra info

Nearest Airport: Campbeltown

Nearest Airport Time: 40 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 20

Nearest Train Station: Oban

Nearest Railway Distance: 74

Open Times: 24 hours

Room Prices From: £120.00

Room Prices To: £180.00

Single occupancy prices from: £90.00

Single Occupany Prices To: £100.00

Dinner Available: Yes

Star Rating: 5

Delta: Yes

Diners: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Solo: Yes

Number of rooms: 4

Double twin room price from: £120.00

Double twin room price to: £180.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Carradale, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, CampbeltownPA28 6QG, United Kingdom

31 minutes away from Campbeltown via B842

A stunning 3 hour drive from Glasgow Airport or 30 minute flight with LoganAir from Glasgow Airport to Campbeltown Airport.

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