|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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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.
We bought our house in 2008 and have steadily worked to improve it over subsequent visits.
Duart and Bev Peacock purchased this house in 2008
Our family have holidayed in Carradale for decades and so purchasing a holiday home in the village felt like a continuation of this.
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|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.