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Super Beach Location in the Heart of Machrihanish



Updated: 21-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

4 beds, 2 baths, on the shore with direct beach access.

Situated on the shores of the Atlantic in Machrihanish, a small village on the Kintyre peninsular, near to the famous Mull of Kintyre. Enjoying wonderful views, the house has direct access to the beach with spectacular sunsets and a wealth of different seabirds and wildlife. The first tee of the championship Machrihanish golf course is a short walk away. Hotel and pub serving meals within the village. The nearby town of Campbeltown offers many facilities including tourist information, hotels, restaurants, shopping, supermarkets etc. Activities within the area include golf (2 courses on the doorstep and a further 2 courses a short drive away), sailing, fishing, sea angling, pony trekking and walking including the the Kintyre Trail. Day trips can be taken to the islands of Gigha (God's Island) and Arran. The island of Davaar, in the mouth of Campbeltown Loch, can be visited at low tide to view the famous cave painting of the Crucifix. Long sandy beaches abound in the area.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hilda Edge
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017

What makes this cottage unique


8 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Delivers what it says on the can - Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd visit to the Carraig cottage in Machrahanish, I can find no fault in the services the property provides, My wife and myself extended the holiday invite, to my parents ,my brother and his wife with their two teenage girls, nobody left this holiday without experiencing an extremely good feel factor, yes the wind blew, the sun came out, the rain tried but didn't damper, the wild life showed itself in a number of forms, but sometimes you need to look, all in all it was an exceptionally good time

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A special place!

  • 5 of 5

Luxurious, well equipped and spotless. Stunning location right on the beach overlooking a seal colony towards Jura, Isla and Gigha. Rarely have we relaxed so quickly on holiday, a real home from home. Our children played daily on the beach and we walked to the local restaurants. Lots of interesting and helpful local information from the owner. The sunsets were superb and the stars at night were phenomenal. Can't wait to come back, if only I could live there...!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect short break

  • 5 of 5

A very well appointed and comfortable cottage, in a stunning location. The views from the kitchen and bedrooms towards Gigha, Jura and Islay were superb in the sunshine. The children loved playing on the beach, whilst we could see them from the house. Interesting places to visit nearby. Thoroughly recommended for families and groups.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous luxurious seaside cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic short break in this lovely cottage. It was easy to find with lots of helpful information on things to do in the area provided by the owner. The cottage was immaculate when we arrived and is very cosy with electric heaters in each room (very necessary for a February holiday!). It is very well equipped with everything you might possibly need from dishwasher tablets right through to hot water bottles! We loved the amazing sea views and spent ages watching seals and birds, the sunsets and the moon rising from the kitchen window. We really enjoyed walking along Machrihanish beach, collecting cowrie shells, visiting the bird observatory, and had a lovely evening out in the Old Clubhouse pub (great food - especially the haggis nachos!). We also visited Campbeltown, the Mull of Kintyre lighthouse and Southend. The children really enjoyed the amazing playpark tucked away behind the houses too. I would definitely recommend this cottage and hope to come back someday. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Summer Holiday

  • 5 of 5

As you will see from the photographs the view from Carraig over the shoreline and beyond is spectacular and draws us back time and time again. The abundant wildlife and changing scene makes it a very special place. My children loved the stepping out onto the beach which is just outside. The facilities are excellent and access to the golf course and neighbouring hotel and bar restaurant are just a short stroll away. If your looking for a family holiday or a place to chill then this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing location on beach

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay with the family. Superb location right on the beach with amazing sunsets to watch from the kitchen! Property was very well maintained with excellent facilities and space for the children. Fantastic to watch the seals from the property which the children especially enjoyed. Would highly recommend to others and we hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Activity and Interests


Situated literally on the sea shore with direct access from the back garden. There are lots of long sandy beaches at Machrihanish itself and also at nearby, Southend, Carskiey, Macharioch, Carradale, Saddle, Peninver - all short drives away. The beautiful sunsets at Machrihanish are famous.


Machrihanish has its own small airport with 2 flights a day Monday to Friday and 1 on Sunday, from Glasgow International Airport. The airport is approximately 10 minutes drive from the house. Reasonably priced car hire by local companies can be arranged with car pick up and drop off at the airport. By car the house can be reached from Glasgow in approximately 3 hours (125 miles) down the beautiful Kintyre peninsular.


The village of Machrihanish is four and a half miles from Campbeltown, the nearest town.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Jan Feb Mar
8 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


For Short Breaks: The price will be 70% of the weekly cost. For 4 nights midweek or 3 nights during weekend. Please contact the owner for further details.

For bookings £100 deposit is required at the time of booking with the remaining balance becoming due for payment 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. First £30 of electricity included in price.

Changeover Day:
In high season the changeover day is Saturday. Departure required by 10.00am and arrival from 4.00pm on changeover day. Other days can be arranged for shorter stays out of high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 21-Jan-2017
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From the Owner


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large shower enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • 2 modern white bathrooms. Main bathroom with basin, toilet, bath with shower over, heated towel rail, fan. Shower room with basin, toilet, large shower,heated towel rail, fan.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed, 4' bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2, double beds, fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3, twin beds, fitted wardrobes, tv with dvd player. Bedroom 4, large single. Travel cot and highchair available, no bedding for travel cot.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Large seaside garden with private hedged area. Table, chairs, parasol, 2 sunbeds, bench. Utility Room: Separate outside store with tumble drier, pulley. Outside washing line. Towels / Linen All bedlinen and towels included. Bedlinen and towel change for longer stays available on request at small extra cost. Other: Spacious separate porch, large hallway.

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