Carradales Luxury Guest House
07968 477 563 Carradale, Campbeltown, Argyll & Bute PA28 6QG
- 4 Guest Rooms
- Luxury B&B
If you're planning a trip to the Kintyre Peninsula, Carradales Luxury Guest House makes for a great place to stay. And if you’re not yet, Carradales gives you a reason to go. This guest house offers hospitality that’s worth travelling for. In fact, it’s Visit Scotland’s only five-star-rated guest house on the 30-mile finger of land that Paul McCartney made famous in 'that song'. Stay here, and after days visiting the mull, mountains and misty seas that he sang about, you’ll be grateful for the award-winning hospitality on offer. Carradales isn't just somewhere to stay, but a place to truly relax. In addition to comfortable bedrooms, there’s a lounge where you can have fireside drinks, and an elegant dining room where dinners are served.
Indeed, your hosts have got this just right – in this scenic spot between the forested hinterland and the coastal village of Carradale, it’s lovely to be able to dine here, especially given co-owner Steve is a talented professional chef. His finely-tuned menus feature seasonal, local Scottish produce, and championing the region is a theme that’s continued elsewhere – bedrooms are named after local castles, Kintyre whiskies are on the drinks list, and toiletries are made on the nearby Isle of Arran.
There are just four rooms here, each with an en-suite bathroom featuring a walk-in shower, and two have a double-ended roll-top bath as well. They all have infrared mirrors and heated towel rails, too. Bedrooms vary in size and shape, thanks to the vagaries of what was formerly a Victorian manse, but all boast a king or super king-size bed made up with quality Egyptian cotton sheets. Other standard features include a Smart TV, WiFi and a docking station. Decor includes a tasteful feature wall with designer wallpaper, inspired by the natural world which connects with what’s outside.
The guest house is set on the forested edge of the harbour village of Carradale. You can walk out into the trees or down into the village via The Kintyre Way which passes close by, providing a route around the whole peninsula – although you can also tour it by bike, or perhaps more easily, by car on a 66-mile scenic drive. Golfing, game shooting, fishing and whisky distillery tours provide other things to do. Day trips to Arran or even Northern Ireland, in the summer, are possible too.
- Four stylish bedrooms, named after castles in the area, all with ensuites featuring locally produced toiletries.
Tarbert – Ground floor accessible room, King Size Bed, Roll Top Bath and separate walk-in shower.
Skipness – Upper floor, King Size bed, Roll Top Bath and separate walk-in shower.
Dunaverty – Upper floor – Super King Linx or 2 Twins, walk in shower
Saddell – Upper floor – Super King Linx Bed or 2 Twins, walk in shower.
- There are tea and coffee stations in each room as well as device docking stations, Wi-fi and flat screen TVs
At the end of one of those days out, read or unwind in the stunning lounge, complete with its original Victorian fireplace for winter warming or sun yourself in the garden with with a gin and tonic with views to open countryside.
Experience wonderful freshly produced meals in the beautiful dining room (with log burner) made using locally sourced ingredients.
Fully licensed, serving local Loch Fyne Ale, Kintyre Gin, local whisky and a wonderful selection of wines.
EV charging station
Suitable ForUnder the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 No person under the age of 18 are permitted on the premises.
Activities and Experiences:
Kintyre 66 – 66-mile route of the peninsula
Walkers – The famous Kintyre Way and numerous forest walks and stunning countryside.
Cyclists – Caledonia Way. Stunning scenic views.
E-Bikes available for hire can be arranged.
Nature Lovers – Eagles, Otters, Basking Sharks, Dolphins, Variety of Seabirds.
Fishing – Salmon and Trout in nearby river.
Kayaking – local bays especially Westport Beach on West coast of Peninsula. Surfing School nearby.
Mull of Kintyre Sea Adventures - Boat trips to Davaar Island, Ailsa Craig, Lochranza on Arran and Sanda.
Golf – Carradale Golf Course (10 mins away) Machrihanish Dunes (30 mins away) Dunaverty Golf Course (30 mins away)
Whisky – Springbank, Glengyle and Glen Scotia distilleries situated in Campbeltown 20 mins away, once the whisky capital of the world. Campbeltown Malts festival. Tours can be arranged. Exclusive tours and discounts from Glen Scotia Distillery.
Gin - Beinn an Tuirc Distillery making Kintyre Gin. (10 mins away) Tours of Distillery can be arranged. Also has a Gin School.
Seafood Cabin (in grounds of Skipness Castle) – wonderful seafood in the area.
Castles – Torrisdale, Saddell (Saddell Bay made famous by Paul McCartney’s Mull of Kityre Music Video) and Skipness Castle.
Antony Gormley Sculpture situated on Saddell Bay, also made famous as this is where Sir Paul McCartney’s “Mull of Kintyre” music video was filmed.
Easy ferry rides take you to the serene island of Islay, Jura, Gigha, Arran and there is a fast passenger boat to Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.
Food & Drink
We are fully licensed. There is a dining room on site. Please check that we can accommodate your particular dietary requirement on booking. We try hard but we cannot always accommodate every dietary demand made of us while maintaining the integrity of our food and high standard of service for all our guests and simultaneously protect our own wellbeing. You must let us know in advance and prior to your stay if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.
Please note that if you fall within the category of Vegan, please you must let us know, well in advance. This is because , being in a semi remote area we are finding it extremely hard to source even a limited selection of products.
There is also The Glen Bar and Restaurant a 2 minute walk away.
OpenOpen all year.
Pricing2 nights from £340 for a double room with breakfast.
The Owner Says
In one of Scotland’s most picturesque regions is “Carradales.” This is a traditionally built Victorian detached house, originally built as a Church of Scotland Manse in 1880. Purchased in 2016 and opened in 2018 having been lovingly restored to a high-end fully licensed Guest House and intimate wedding venue and is Kintyre’s Only 5 Star Gold VisitScotland Guest House. Expertly prepared cuisine, excellent facilities, and some of the most beautiful outdoor experiences anywhere, are just some of the reasons to plan a trip to Carradales.
Your hosts are Maurice and Steve. Maurice has had a variety of roles including, Police Officer, Holiday Representative, Cabin Crew and Care Home Manager. Maurice knows what it is to deliver a quality experience that demonstrates care and ensuring that everyone is enjoying themselves!
Steve was a Freelance Chef and has also been employed as an Executive Chef in some of the largest corporate kitchens in The City of London. He also ran his outside catering business for 3 years which included celebrity clients. Steve gets great pleasure in knowing that his guests are enjoying eating one of his many gastronomic creations.
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A slice of heaven in Scotland
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