House in Carradale, Kintyre, Strathclyde, Scotland - Peaceful Location, 5 Minute Walk To 2 Beaches, Golf, Walks, Fishing, Local Shop Or Hotels
Our house is situated on the edge of Carradale village. It is a semi-detached property with an enclosed rear garden backing on to woods. The house comprises a double bedroom, twin room, bathroom, living room and kitchen. The house is equipped with freeview TV in the living room and twin room, plus a vide range of DVDs, books, games, beach equipment, fishing equipment, and some toys (ie lego). There is an area of decking in the back garden with a patio set and large BBQ, plus two smaller BBQ's for taking to the beach. The house should be supplied with two bottles of red wine, two bottles of white wine and four beers for guests to use and replace if required, although this does depend on the honesty of the previous occupant. There should also be a supply of coffee, tea, herbs, spices washing powder and cleaning products, which again guests are welcome to use and replace if necessary. Carradale has been, and remains a fishing village. However, for those lucky enough to have discovered it, it has been a peaceful holiday destination for decades. Carradale is therefore quite unique in terms of being an accessible, but peaceful, costal village that is well equipped with local amenities. There are three hotels in the village, each providing lunches and evening meals. The Carradale and Ashbank Hotels are located in the village, while Dunvalenree Hotel is located 5 minutes further down the single track road passing the house, at the small and picturesque bay of Port Righ. The Village is also served by the Glen Public House, which also provides lunches and evening meals. 'Nellie B's' at the heritage centre offers lunches, occasional other meals and bike hire. The Greenroom, located up the hill to the right of the harbour, offers lunches, coffee, cakes and views out over the water to Arran. Carradale has its own 9 hole golf course with day and week fees. There are also 5 other golf courses in the area, including the famous Links course at Machrihanish. There is both river and sea fishing and we have a selection of rods and equipment which guests are welcome to use. (Please try to replace any equipment lost or tangled, for the next guest) In the summer months mackerel can usually be caught at high tide round at Port Righ, flat fish in the bays, along with sea trout and possibly a salmon at Waterfoot or Torrisdale Bay which is the next bay to the south. Carradale water provides fly fishing. Carradale Bay is a large, sandy, shallow beach and is 10 minutes walk from the house. (Cars can also be taken through the field to a small parking area next to the beach) Port Righ, which is a 5 minute walk continuing down the single track road, is a smaller partly stoney beach which becomes more sandy as it goes out. The house is equipped with buckets, spades, garden games, bats, balls and beach BBQ. There are also a number of local walks either in a circuit along the beach, out to the point (also good for fishing) or in the forest walks at the back of the village. Kintyre is also an area steeped in history. Locally Carradale has its own Iron Age vitrified fort on the point at Carradale Bay. Saddell Abbey is 15 minutes drive away which has strong historic connection to the Lord of the Isles, Somerled, and a pleasant walk along the beach past Saddell Castle. Kilmartin is about 60 - 90 minutes drive away and is an area rich in Neolithic and Bronze Age remains. The local town of Campbeltown offers a swimming pool, library, two small supermarkets, local shops and galleries. Campbeltown also offers the oldest, continually run picture house in Scotland still showing films (Art Deco). It is a community run project and listings can be checked on line.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
We bought our house in 2008 and have steadily worked to improve it over subsequent visits.
1 holidaymaker review
Lovely cosy cottage which is close to the beach, forest walks and harbour in Carradale. Great enclosed yard for the dog and close to dog friendly beaches and restaurants. Everything you need for a great holiday.
From the Owner
“Our family have holidayed in Carradale for decades and so purchasing a holiday home in the village felt like a continuation of this.”
Activity and Interests
Two local beaches within a 5-10 minute walk. The first is a small, sheltered bay down the single track road to Port Righ.
Carradale Bay is a much larger, sandy, shallow beach. This is accessed down the same single track, and then through the gated field. There is a small area for car parking at this beach. The Kintyre peninsula has many beaches of different character. We also enjoy the beaches at Saddell, Southend and Machrihanish. The island of Gigha is also well worth a visit.
Nearest large airport is Glasgow International. There are daily flights from Glasgow to Campbeltown morning and evening Monday to Friday.
Regular bus service from Campbeltown to Carradale, and car hire is also available.
Regular coach services from Glasgow to Campbeltown.
Trial summer ferry service from Largs to Campbeltown (Calmac)
Ferry service from Port Glasgow to Dunoon, then Portavadie to Tarbert (Calmac)
Driving Glasgow A82 to Tarbet, A83 Campbeltown, B8001 Skipness, B842 Carradale.
Saddell 6 miles.
Campbeltown 14 miles.
Southend 20 miles
Machrihanish 20 miles.
Tarbert 25 miles
Gigha 37 miles
Lochgilphead 38 miles
Kilmartin 45 miles
Crarae Gardens 51 miles
Inveraray 63 miles
Oban 75 miles
Glasgow 120 miles
Manchester 338 miles
Southampton 550 miles
Carradale was the home of well know Scottish author and poet Naomi Mitchison.
We quite often see seals at Port Righ, at the harbour and further along at Torrisdale. Basking sharks have been seen off Carradale point along with Minke Whales, but are sadly not as common as they once were.
Popular area for bird watching.
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1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
£50 deposit required on booking, plus £100 refundable damage waiver.
Full payment required 9 weeks before booking.
Payments by on line funds transfer (Or cheque)
On receipt of full payment we will post or email further details of the property including access arrangements.
All electric costs are inclusive.
Change over day is on a Saturday. Guests are requested to vacate the accommodation by 11:00hrs and can access the accommodation after 16:00hrs.
Saturday is also the day when linen and towels can be changed for guests staying for two weeks if required.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Carradale is a unique place. It is remote, yet has accessible amenities and transport links by bus, plane, ferry and car. The village itself is small and friendly, while offering local facilities, and within 5 minutes you can be on the beach, a forest walk, playing golf or fishing.”
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Fully tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin, bath and electric shower. The bathroom also has a heated towel rail.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed, large chest of drawers and bedside cabinet. Bedroom 2 with two single beds, large single wardrobe/chest of drawers plus bedside table.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: Hot water is supplied through an emerson tank in the eaves. The water is heated overnight. The control panel is next to the cooker and has a "boost" option to provide hot water in 1 hour. The main hall, living room and double bedroom have night storage heaters. These heaters heat up overnight and then release heat throughout the following day. They do not provide instant heat. There are three portable oil filled radiators for instant heat which can be moved around the house. The shower is electric and provides instant hot water with no pre-heating. The bathroom also contains a heated towel rail. There is a coal fire in the house which guests can use. Coal can be purchased at both the local shops. The fire is designed for burning coal and not wood. Please do not burn logs or drift wood from the beach as they will cause sparks. The freeview is supplied through Sky boxes as at the time of installing this was the best signal available. Sky is not available through these sets. Outside: The front garden is covered in gravel for ease of maintenance (although this does not stop all weeds!) The back garden is accessed through the house or by the side gate. Outside the back door is an area of decking for dining / sitting. There is a small shed containing outside games, a large BBQ, and beach equipment. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn and fully enclosed. There is a swing ball, and 'rope swing' at the bottom of the garden, plus access to the woods at the back. During the months of April to October a local company should come in to cut the back grass once a fortnight. Utility Room: The cupboard next the the bathroom contains household equipment, including fishing rods. The smaller shed in the back garden contain garden and beach equipment, including BBQ's. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be clean for guests arriving and after guests leave in preparation for new visitors. Clean bedding will be provided for each bed plus bath towels. If guests are staying for more than one week a laundry service is available if required.