his accommodation is situated at 15 Airds. This self catering cottage is one of six houses built in a row as part of the Airds estate in the 1800's. The remains of Airds Castle can be seen on the 2nd hole of Carradale Golf Club. The first tee is less than a minute away by foot.
The house has been recently renovated to a high standard and has 2 double bedrooms, one can be made into a twin if required (zip-link). There is also a sofa-bed in the living room so can sleep up to 6 people. In the cottage there is a washing machine/tumble-dryer, fridge.
TV, DVD player with ipod docking station
Bath and shower
Along with electric storage heating there is a working log/coal fire with fuel supplied. There is a child friendly fire guard and high chair in the cottage if required.
Linen and towels included.
Outside there is an elevated grassy garden great for relaxing in nice sunny days.
Dogs are permitted but only in the wooden floored areas.
There are numerous excellent golf courses in Kintyre, Caradale golf club is a tricky 9 hole course, 1 minute walk from the cottage. Machrihanish Golf Club, renowned for its spectacular first hole is 21 miles away as is the new Machrihanish Dunes course, both 18 holes, with a further 9 hole course at Machrihanish. In Southend there is a lovely 18 hole course looking over the island of Sanda and Sheep Island.
As the village is surrounded by Carradale Forest and moorland to one side, and Kilbrannan Sound on the other, there are miles of tracks and paths for the avid walker and cyclist. From a wander down to the mile long sandy bay, or a hike over the Deer Hill, there is something for everyone, with stunning views and an abundance of wildlife.
Five minutes walk from the cottage is Carradale harbour, once a busy fishing port now only a few boats come in, usually the catch is landed in the evening and you may be lucky to get a few langoustines or squat lobsters.
Carradale Point is a picturesque area with the remains of a Roman Fort and is home to the herd of Carradale wild goats. A great interesting afternoon walk, it offers a bounty of wildlife with fantastic views.
The Network Centre is located about a mile from the cottage, it is a Heritage Centre devoted to the story of Carradale, with emphasis on fishing and forestry. It also has a tea-room.
Carradale Forest lies home to Red, Roe, Sikka and Fallow deer with seasonal shoots arranged through the forestry commission.
Westport is 40 minutes away on the West side of Kintyre and it is growing in popularity for surfing. If you have your own gear why not try kite surfing on Carradale bay, excellent on a southerly wind.
Carradale is a 3 hour drive from Glasgow, approximately 130 miles, past Loch Lomond, and down Loch Fyne to Kintyre.
Carradale is located on the east side of the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll and is 25 miles south of Tarbert. 5 miles south of Tarbert turn left on to the B8001 road (signposted Skipness and Carradale) and then the B842. Follow this road for 20 miles to Carradale. Alternatively, a longer route is by taking the A83 to Campbeltown (38 miles) and on immediate entry to the town turn left at the B842 and follow this road for 16 miles to Carradale.
Carradale Cottage is located opposite the Bakers Shop (fresh baked rolls daily) near Carradale Hotel in the centre of the village.
There is also a regular bus service to Campbeltown from Glasgow .
A twice daily flight operates from Glasgow to Machrihanish.
April - June, October £350.00
July - September £400.00
All other months £250.00
Special rates for Christmas and New Year
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This page was last updated: 21 July 2010