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Seaside Villa Overlooking Sandy Beach And The Famous Machrihanish Golf Course



Updated: 30-Sep-2016
Villa in Machrihanish, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland. Stunning Views, Two Minutes Walk To The Beach And The First Tee of the Golf Course

Set on the sunny Kintyre peninsula in Argyll, which boasts huge skies and dramatic sunsets, this delightful Victorian stone built villa is just steps from glorious long stretches of sandy beach. The house is perfect for golfers and for exploring the many Scottish islands which surround this magical part of Argyll with ferries to Islay, Jura, Arran, Colonsay, Gigha all nearby. Newly renovated, this semi detached holiday home is set within a large private garden with sweeping lawns. Stylishly furnished and offering a fresh modern feel, the house retains its original charm. The large sitting room enjoys sea views and has an open fireplace making it a wonderfully relaxing place for all seasons. The spacious open plan kitchen / dining room is kept warm by underfloor heating and offers plenty of space for everyone to gather and enjoy meals. Upstairs the four comfortably furnished bedrooms all have lovely views out to sea or over the hills. Another bedroom is on the ground floor with sea views.The garden is enclosed by a lovely old stone wall. There is a separate wildflower garden to the rear of the property with views of hills to the South.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Gordon and Patricia Stevenson normally live in London and love to stay in beautiful Machrihanish, away from the bustle of hectic London life, when their busy schedule allows.

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Rothmar East for our yearly golf holiday at Machrihanish. The accommodation and facilities are first class and has everything a large party of golfers or family would want. Hopefully we will be back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your very positive review, much appreciated. It's really great that you and many of our other guests come back again time after time. It's a paradise for golfers but also attracts groups for family holidays. The beach and the facilities in Machrihanish are among the best in Scotland. We look forward to welcoming you again next year.
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Outstanding House with Great Views

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house with great views - golf course and beach to the front, rolling hills to the back. Very spacious, large modern kitchen and games room - great facilities all round. Short walk to the beach, golf course and clubhouse bar that serves great food. Fabulous Hotel Spa also very close by. Large garden and nice patio area. Would highly recommend and would not hesitate to book again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We love this house and are glad that you and our other guests feel the same way - it's nice to share this piece of paradise and having guests keeps the house alive. We are so fortunate to have our unique situation with incredible views of the beach and hills to the rear. We're also creating a new wildflower garden to the rear of the property which will provide another space to enjoy the spectacular views of the rolling hills beyond. Many of our guests have appreciated the facilities in our village within 2 minutes walk; golf club,hotel restaurant, gastro pub and spa. For golfers it's a Mecca. We hope you will come back another time.
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Fabulous house with spectacular viers

  • 5 of 5

The house is very spacious with a great garden. Very well equipped for a family stay - our daughter loved running around and the two living areas meant toys could be kept out of the lounge. Great kitchen with everything you could need. All front facing rooms have amazing views to the golf course, beach and islands beyond. We walked to the beach and playpark every day and would recommend the Golf Club and Old Clubhouse for food and drinks. Serenity Spa at Ugadale Hotel is also fabulous - you hardly need to go to Campbeltown! Totally relaxed after our visit to Kintyre.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The Old Clubhouse has gained a great reputation as a gastropub and The Ugadale Hotel itself is worth a visit for fine dining. The Serenity Spa has become very popular for treats! I do hope you come back again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Superb Villa in a stunning location! Immaculate and well equipped inside and out. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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simply wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My 3 year old daughter, husband and his parents and our 3 lively dogs stayed here for a week and it was simply wonderful from start to finish. The excellent location beside the sea meant we could wake up and walk on the beach and also have an after dinner walk on the beach too and watch the sun set. The house is impeccable and the thoughtful welcome pack of kitchen essentials was lovely. The house is so spacious and luxurious but tastefully decorated which allowed us to be cosy and warm in the evening. Bedrooms were fantastic with the beds beings so comfortable that we were tempted to try and sneak a mattress in our suitcase to take home! It was the Ideal location as we could go to Westport beach surfing and also have day trips to Gigha and Arran. Plus the father-in-law sneaked in a game of golf too last minute which he was delighted with the course. This is a fantastic family holiday home in a lovely area so book now! Even our dogs can't wait to get back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed staying at Rothmar East and hope you will come back to stay again. Gordon Stevenson
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Wonderful family home.

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family booked Easter week here and couldn't have been happier. The house was beautifully decorated and the description on this site accurately describes the bedrooms and lounge. It was well stocked both inside and out with equipment and games to keep the children happy. A chess board also saw quite a bit of action from the older ones. The kitchen had everything we needed and there was a thoughtful supply of basics left to see us through the first night, they were much appreciated.

The location is perfect, close to the sea, wonderful views, and near the Kintyre Way for walks or hikes through the countryside. Campbeltown is only 5 miles away for shopping and there is a bus into town if the car is unavailable.

I have no hesitation in recommending this lovely home. We would certainly stay here again in a heart beat.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The house is a family house and has been in the family for nearly forty years. Gordon and Patricia spent over two years renovating and restoring the house to its present fine state.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Campbeltown at 1.5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Machrihanish at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Campbeltown at 4.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Machrihanish at 100 Metres Nearest Motorway : Glasgow at 130 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Machrihanish at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Machrihanish at 100 Metres Car: recommended


The house overlooks a three mile, unspoilt sandy beach which is 50 metres from the house or a minute's walk. It is one of the best surfing beaches in Scotland and is popular with surfers, windsurfers and kayaks. It is very likely that guests will see dolphins, seals and otters as well as numerous varieties of sea-birds. There are other beautiful beaches in the village within walking distance including The Gauldrons and The Pans.


Campbeltown Airport is 1.5 miles from the house and has twice daily (one on Sunday) flights to Glasgow.

By car, the road distance from Glasgow is 140 miles. The drive has spectacularly beautiful scenery.

Regular bus service operates daily to Glasgow.

There are regular Caledonian MacBrayne ferries from the West coast of Scotland direct to Campbeltown and via Arran.

A fast speedboat service connects nearby Campbeltown with Ardrossan on the Ayrshire coast and Ballycastle in N Ireland.


Machrihanish is approximately 4.5 miles from the busy town of Campbeltown and 5 miles north of The Mull of Kintyre.

Further Details:

Within two minute's walk of the house is the luxury four star hotel, "The Ugadale" which provides fine dining and a health and beauty spa. Next to the hotel is a cosy gastropub, "The Old Clubhouse" which provides delicious pub food in an informal setting.

The nearby busy town of Campbeltown has a full range of shops, two major supermarkets, petrol station, library, cinema, leisure centre and swimming pools, tennis club, bowls club, hospital and dental centre.

In its heyday Campeltown had over 30 whisky distilleries and there are still 3 operating today. With its attractive harbour and neighbouring cafes, hotels and pubs this is the place to see the world go by.

There are other specialist shops including antiques, a kilt-maker, a blacksmith's shop, craft shops and a specialist whisky shop.


Rental rates

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Rate 16
8 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
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Rate 17
29 Oct 2016 - 11 Nov 2016
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Rate 18
12 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
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Rate 19
4 Jan 2017 - 13 Jan 2017
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14 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
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18 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
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8 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
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Rate 24
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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Rate 25
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
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23 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
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Rate 27
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday. A deposit of 30% is required on booking with the balance payable nine weeks within commencement of stay.
Bank transfer is the preferred method. A returnable good housekeeping deposit of £200 is required against damage or breakages, also payable within nine weeks of commencement of stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday. Arrival after 4pm to allow cleaning. Departure on following Saturday before 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 30-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

The house and gardens are large and spacious with room for all the family. We particularly love the open plan kitchen /diner and love having family meals together. The gardens are peaceful and have endless views in all directions.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath and separate power shower, wash basin, WC, bidet, under tile heating and heated towel rail. Separate shower room with power shower, wash basin, WC and under tile heating.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double bed, Bedroom 2 with large double bed, Bedroom 3 with twin beds, Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Downstairs twin bedroom and sofa bed in playroom. All beds with crisp white linen and soft towels.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: The house is set in a large private garden surrounded by a beautiful old stone wall. With nearly 3/4 of an acre there is a shared front lawn and a large private lawn. The garden has flower and shrub borders and a rose garden at the back.There is a patio with a pergola and is the ideal place for catching the sun for most of the day. Patio furniture, table and parasols are provided. There is a charcoal barbecue grill. Most of the garden has views out to sea at the front and views over rolling hills and trees to the rear of the house. The separate wildflower garden at the rear has views over rolling hills. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All beds are made up with freshly ironed sheets and soft towels are provided. The house is cleaned before the start of guests' stay. Other: Playroom with Sky TV (Sports and Movies) mini pool table, table football, darts, games and puzzles. Furnished with sofa bed and bean bags.Wood floor with underfloor heating. Large window with views over garden

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