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Lochside Cottage With Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Campbeltown, Kintyre, Strathclyde, Scotland

Barbreck Cottage is on the south side of Campbeltown Loch. It is conveniently placed close (1 miles) to the centre of Campbeltown, but has uninterrupted views over the water towards Davaar Island and Arran. There is direct access from the house to walks on Beinn Ghuilean - which overlooks Campbeltown - and spectacular coastal scenery is only a short drive away. The house was refurbished and extended in 2003. The sitting room, dining room, kitchen and one of the bedrooms look over the sea. Barbreck Cottage sits in a walled garden.

Gavin Ralston
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2017

About Gavin Ralston

My grandmother bought Barbreck Cottage in 1921, so it has been in the family almost a hundred years. I spent all my childhood holidays here. In 2003 I modernised and extended the property to make it a comfortable modern house.

Gavin Ralston purchased this cottage in 1949


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Campbeltown in Argyll and Bute

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Living Room ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with shower and toilet Bathroom 2 with bath and toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with small double/large single Bedroom 3 with twin beds and a foldaway single bed
  • Golf ...
Notes on accommodation: The property has oil-fired central heating throughout, at no extra charge. The sitting room also has an open fire. Outside: Walled garden looking to sea at front and with direct access to hills at back. Off road parking for two cars. Utility Room: Washing machine Tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included.


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Lochside Cottage With Sea Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Bright, comfortable. warm ,well equipped and a fantastic view

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed great break here with Family over Easter weekend. cottage very spacious, comfortable and warm. Having 2 bathrooms was great especially with 4 Adults there. Have stayed in various places in Campbeltown but Barbreck Cottage must have one of the best views in the area. Best equipped holiday rental we have stayed in and key holder made us feel very welcome. Excellent selection of books - especially local history- found one that actually mentioned and had photographs of some of my relatives--was so impressed by it that I have now bought copy for myself. Only negative- settee and armchair in sitting room badly needing replaced and room could do with another armchair especially if 4 or more Adults are staying. We enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked for another 5 day stay in June.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments- we plan to have some new furniture for the sitting room by the time you come back. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
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perfect- spacious,comfortable,homely and a fantastic view.

  • 5 of 5

Have just spent another very comfortable,enjoyable week here at Barbreck Cottage following our previous stay over Easter weekend. Once again everything was ready for us arriving and we were made very welcome on our arrival by Mrs Martin who has the keys to the cottage. Very pleased to find that more chairs had been put in lounge-- much better when there are more than 2 or 3 adults. Also lovely new garden bench which we made good use of as weather was very hot and sunny for the first couple of days. We are already checking dates with other family members with a view to booking Barbreck Cottage for Easter 2018. Would recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking for a quiet, comfortable relaxing break with a fantastic view.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to welcoming you back in 2018
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Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned to Shropshire after a truly wonderful week in Kintyre. Barbreck Cottage is delightful: spacious, clean, very well-equipped and with breath-taking views of Campbeltown Loch, Davaar Island and towards Arran. There is ample room and the cottage is warm and cosy. Sitting around the open fire in the evening was just lovely. Birds galore and the nightly hoot of owls and seeing so many different sea birds was wonderful. Of particular note is the excellent selection of books at Barbreck - local history, literary classics and so much more. It was a perfect library to accompany our holiday. We are already planning our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you had such a good week in Barbreck
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Cannot recommend highly enough. from the moment we walked up the path, lawn was cut and tidy, met by the keyholder who was lovely, polite and helpful to opening the door and finding everything you need from clean rooms, well fitted out kitchen, relaxed lounge and dining areas and importantly with teenage kids -2 bathrooms avoiding all the usual fighting for access.

Views to keep you busy with a variety of shipping in and out of the loch, birds plummeting the depths for fish.

Cottage located on the quiet south side of Campbeltown Loch with ease of access to Machrihanish beach and south to the Mull of Kintyre and Southend.

Walking distance to COOP and Tesco for any shopping needs and some interesting local shops within the town itself.

Off-road parking for 2 cars although the entrance is a bit tight and shed storage for our bikes etc.

But what makes this cottage stand out is the little things are covered from corkscrew to binoculars, letting you just get on with the holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to hear that even in October Barbreck is a great place to stay!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous cottage! My husband and I and our 2 young children (age 1 and 2) spent 3 nights at Barbreck cottage while visiting family at the start of June. we'll certainly be back. The cottage is very spacious and wonderfully bright with lots of natural sunlight and fantastic views over Campbeltown loch to Davaar Island. The oil fired heating is amazing and the cottage is cosy and warm. The large master bedroom is at the front on the right. It has plenty of hanging and drawer space and even a little jewellery box. The bed is king size and very comfy. My only niggle is the curtains don't have black out lining and so sunlight floods into the room in the morning. The 2nd (double) and 3rd (twin) bedrooms are at the back, away from the living areas which suited us very well as the children were able to sleep in peace when we had the family round. The bedrooms are a decent size again with plenty of hanging and drawer space. There is black out lining on the curtains and so the children slept very easily in their travel cots. Beyond these bedrooms are 2 bathrooms, 1 with shower and 1 with bath (towels provided). between the 2 bathrooms is a laundry area with washing machine and tumble drier. The bright kitchen is at the front of the house to the left. It has beautiful granite work tops and is extremely well stocked including large electric hob with double oven, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher (tablets provided), lots of cupboards and lots of crockery, utensils, glasses, pots and all cleaning products including fairy liquid, wash cloths and tea towels. A table and 4 chairs are also in the kitchen. The kitchen leads to a dining room with a French polished table (seats 6) and matching sideboard, again very well stocked with table cloths, mats, coasters, teaset etc. the dining room is partly open plan into a spacious lounge with large sofa, armchair and occasional chairs, wooden coffee table, fireplace for a real fire (coal and logs provided) 2 well stocked bookcases with lots of local history books, recent novels, biographies etc and a selection of board games. There is a large flat screen TV with free view channels and some DVDs. The Wireless broadband router in the lounge has a decent speed at that end of the house. Mobile reception is patchy so the complimentary land line is useful for takeaways and contacting local family. The hall cupboard stocks travelling rug, waterproof ground sheet, binoculars and coat rack. It really is a home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great cottage

  • 5 of 5

Hi we enjoyed our stay at your very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Great weather and a lovely area for walks...

thank you

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Calmac Ardrossan-Campbeltown
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Harbourview Grille
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Stony beach a few yards from the house. Nearest sandy beaches are at Machrihanish and Westport (4-6 miles) and Southend (10 miles).


Campbeltown Airport 4 miles (twice daily flights from Glasgow, Monday to Friday. Local car hire available with pick up from airport.

Car ferry from Ardrossan in summer months, three times weekly.

135 miles driving distance from Glasgow.

Use of car essential.


One mile from centre of Campbeltown with wide range of shops and restaurants. Campbeltown also has the oldest working cinema in Scotland. Two supermarkets (Tesco and Coop). Whisky distilleries.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Campbeltown, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas/New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Barbreck Cottage is normally available Saturday - Saturday but there is some flexibility out of season. 20% deposit payable on confirmation, balance one month before rental starts. Bookings made by email

Changeover Day:
Saturday, but flexible out of season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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