Carradales Luxury Guest House

Highlands Argyll & Bute Campbeltown

  • From £170 a night
  • 4 Guest Rooms
  • Luxury B&B

A luxurious guest house on the Kintyre Peninsula on Scotland’s West Coast

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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.

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- Four stylish bedrooms, named after castles in the area, all with ensuites featuring locally produced toiletries.

These are:

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.

Ample Parking

EV charging station

Suitable For

Under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 No person under the age of 18 are permitted on the premises.
We do not accept dogs.


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.


Open all year.


2 nights from £340 for a double room with breakfast.

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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.


Contact Website  07968 477 563  Carradales Luxury Guest House, Carradale, Campbeltown, Argyll & Bute PA28 6QG

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Getting There

The route to Kintyre is a scenic one wherever you're coming from. From Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, use the A83 to head down the coast on ot the peninsula. At Redhouses, turn left onto the B8001 towards Carradale. After about 10 miles the road becomes the B842. Continue to follow towards Carradale. After another nine miles you reach Carradale Luxury Guest House on the right hand side. Bus service from Glasgow to Campbeltown, then bus to Carradale.


  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Laundry service
  • Adults Only
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • Boutique B&B
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Car-charging points
  • Wedding Venue
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Bicycle Routes
  • Fishing
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Foodies
  • Historic
  • Remote location
  • Romantic Retreat

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Rated ★★★★★ over 7 reviews


Fabulous over the top

We just finished a four-night stay at the Carradales house. It was absolutely fabulous. Steve and Maurice are the most committed hosts to their craft that we as a group of five have ever experienced. It's honestly like having your own private chef and top-notch concierge during your stay. They both kept us laughing and entertaining and went out of their way to make sure everything about our trip was first class. The house is lovely and the rooms are well-appointed. The food and wine selection and evening cocktails were wonderful. Honestly can't say enough good about the experience. We hope to return. Thank you for a great trip gentlemen!
Jun 27, 2023 by GrandTour

Guest House Perfection

Carradales Guest House is an absolute gem! We had the pleasure of staying for two nights and experiencing the wonderful hosting of Maurice and Steve, they really couldn’t make you feel more welcome. Steve is a fabulous chef and the food is excellent with mainly local produce being used. The house itself is beautifully furnished to the highest level and situated in the most idyllic spot surrounded by the stunning Kintyre countryside. We really cannot recommend this place highly enough.
May 19, 2023 by Sarah K

Outstanding in every way – do not miss any opportunity to stay or eat here

If you are looking to stay on Kintyre or need a base to visit the Isle of Gigha etc then look no further. What can we say that hasn’t been said already? This is a fantastic place - from the minute you arrive until the moment you leave nothing, and I mean nothing is too much trouble. For example, they provided us with information about Kintyre and a really helpful map of the many local walks that can be done from the door (we can highly recommend an evening stroll to Carradale Bay). Maurice front of house and Steve at his inspirational best in the kitchen - what more could you desire? The thoughtfulness and attention to detail are second to none. The rooms are provided with everything you could possibly need .. and the bed is the most comfortable we have slept in. The food, simply stunning, inventive and well-balanced, sourced from local suppliers wherever possible and cooked to perfection (we totally recommend the smoked haddock and cheese omelettes if available). The selection of local gins and whiskeys served in front of a proper fire (weather appropriate) in the thoughtfully renovated Manse is just delightful. In addition, I arranged for a gluten-free birthday cake to be sent as ingredients can be hard to come by locally. The supplier omitted part of the address, however with many thanks to the local post office, the local messaging service and Maurice, it did arrive safely ahead of my partner's birthday. Thank you Maurice and Steve for making our stay so special. We absolutely will be back.
Apr 18, 2023 by J B

Worth 5 Stars

You were the perfect hosts and made us amazing cocktails, thank you for making me feel so welcome in your beautiful guest house. I would definitely visit again and recommend to anyone wanting that luxury experience.
Apr 15, 2023 by Kelly W

Amazing Guest House

Carradales Guest House is an amazing place to stay! It’s so peaceful and relaxing and is furnished to a very high end. The hosts Steve and Maurice make you feel part of their family and nothing is too much for them to make your stay memorable. Steve’s cooking is the best I’ve tasted in years. The ingredients are sourced locally, and everything is homemade including the delicious breakfast yoghurt and granola. The location is also great to visit the local beaches and Campbeltown. I highly recommend a stay here.
Apr 1, 2023 by Alwaysontheroad

Welcoming and comfortable guest house

Very welcoming with a comfortable feeling to the guest house. The room was lovely with good quality linen and an extremely comfy bed. Steve's cooking was varied and interesting. The breakfast fruit salad was outstanding. It was nice to be able to choose what to have for breakfast. Maurice looked after our bicycles well. Altogether an excellent stay.
Mar 25, 2023 by Peter Coghill

A slice of heaven in Scotland

Carradales was the highlight of our stay in Scotland. Incredibly beautiful location, well-appointed charming suites and the most exquisite hosts ever. Steve and Maurice immediately make you feel like a million and ever so comfortable at their home. The meals were over-the-top scumptious, prepared with copious amounts of love and a big heap of passion. It was delightful to sit by the fire in the evenings and converse with other travelers and share adventures. I truly wish we could have spent more than two days there. If you have the chance to visit this part of the planet, do book your stay with Steve and Maurice. You will not be disappointed.
Jan 29, 2023 by Merc

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