Originally built as a Church of Scotland Manse, back in 1880, Carradales is a traditional Victorian detached house. Completely refurbished and recently awarded 5 Stars from Visit Scotland and "Taste Best" accredited, it is fully licensed and offers luxurious accommodation in stunning surroundings.
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. On the first night, there's even a dram of local whiskey, for a nightcap. 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.
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.