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Archie's Farmhouse, near Campbeltown

Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Set against the outstanding beauty of the Mull of Kintyre peninsula, this self-catering cottage provides the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy all that the estate and surrounding area have to offer. A brand new restoration of the old farm buildings at Kildalloig Farm has created the beautifully refurbished Archie's Farmhouse sleeping 2-4. The property is adjacent to another property - The Coach House which is also available for holiday rental also sleeping 2-4 making this a good option if you a larger party. The cottages have been carefully arranged to provide privacy from each other.

Archie's is refurbished to the highest standard and retains much of the character of the original 18C farm workers cottage it once was. The cottage is set in a superb location – on a hill top overlooking the sea with views through the trees over the coastline to the islands beyond. The beach is a mere 150m below and surrounding coastal paths are only a short walk away. There is an enclosed terraced garden to the rear that provides plenty of space for relaxing and also a secure space for children to play in. Beyond the garden is a beautiful wooded glen, and the surrounding fields are occupied by grazing sheep and cattle which are farmed organically. The cottage is located on an organic farm - there are the occasional comings and goings of farm activity but it is a wonderfully peaceful place (please read our reviews!).

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Kildalloig Bay 200 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Campbeltown 4 km, Nearest railway: Glasgow 200 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

On the ground floor, there is a large open plan kitchen and living area. The kitchen is fantastically light and well equipped with a dining table (seating 8). There is a glazed door leading out to a large secure garden at the rear. Comfortable sofas around a wood burning stove and flat screen tv complete the room.

Also on the ground floor is a large showeroom with wc . Upstairs there are 2 comfortable bedrooms – the master bedroom with 5ft double bed and a twin room. There is a further bathroom adjoining these bedrooms with a full size bath and power shower.

There are fantastic walks for all abilities right from your doorstep. Archie's Farmhouse provides a cosy, inviting place to enjoy your holiday.

Further details outdoors

From the rear of the house there is a large and secure garden with a terraced seating area.

At the front of the property this an additional terrace from which you can enjoy the occasional comings and goings of the farm and take in the fantastic sea views.

The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region

White sandy beaches, 18 hole golf courses, island hopping, water sports, whisky tours, castles… the Mull of Kintyre provides a wealth of interesting things to see and do.

Golf - Kintyre is home to five golf courses – the most famous of which is the championship course at Machrihanish, with its stunning and infamous first hole, authoritatively voted the best opening hole in the world. The cottage is a 10 minute drive from three 18 hole golf courses – Machrihanish, the new Machrihanish Dunes and Southend. There are also 2 excellent 9 hole courses in Carradale and Tarbet.

Boat Trips - Mull of Kintyre Sea Tours, based at the old pier in Campbeltown, offers exhilarating and memorable fast marine trips to the spectacular scenery of the Mull of Kintyre or Ailsa Craig as well as being available for private charter.

Water Sports - the shoreline along Kildalloig Estate and into Campbeltown Loch provides a good base for a variety of waters ports including windsurfing, dingy sailing and kayaking.

Surfing - Macrihanish has become something of a surfer’s paradise in recent years. Lessons are available and kit including boards can be rented from Breaks Surf Shop in Campbeltown.

Fishing - Sea Fishing is readily available right off the shore here on Kildalloig Estate. There are plenty of opportunities for sea angling and fresh-water fly fishing locally.

Mountain Biking - Explore the Mull of Kintyre, the new Forestry Commission ‘Wee Toon Trail’ on Beinn Ghuilean and the challenging Fire Tower Trail at Lochgilphead by mountain bike. Bikes, Helmets, locks and puncture repair kits are all available for rent from Breaks Surf Shop in Campbeltown.

Horse Riding - Riding of all disciplines can be enjoyed in the beautiful Kintyre countryside, with centres at Tarbert and Glenbarr. Highland Horse Riding specialise in sightseeing & wildlife watching treks, riding Scotland's versatile Highland Ponies from their base near Tarbert. Tel 01880 820 333

Bird Watching - Birdlife is abundant and varied and the range recorded in the area now stands at just over 200 species including regular rarities such as Leach’s Petrel, Balearic Shearwater, Grey Phalarope and Sabine’s Gull. There is a bird observatory at Usaid Point at Machrihanish. This is the first landfall for many migratory birds and seals are often to be found here. Here at Kildalloig Estate we frequently see peregrine falcons and golden eagles along the coastline.


White sandy beaches, 18 hole golf courses, island hopping, water sports, whisky tours, castles… the Mull of Kintyre provides a wealth of interesting things to see and do.

15 minutes north of Campbeltown is the village of Glenbarr with a wonderful coffee shop and also Glenbarr Abbey – a 18th century Gothic mansion and visitor centre, offering a fascinating glimpse of family life in years gone by.

To the north lies the pretty harbour town of Tarbert. Tarbert Castle, overlooking the bay, dates from the 13th Century. Network Carradale Visitor Centre relates local history, while north again is Skipness, with its 13th Century Castle.

Heading north on the easterly side, there is the pretty village of Carradale. Carradale Bay offers a wide sweeping sandy beach stretching out towards Carradale Point. It is overlooked by Torrisdale Castle, home to an organic tannery. Four miles south of Carradale the road dips steeply into the valley of the Saddell Water, and here you can visit the remains of Saddell Abbey. These are fascinating in their own right, and are also home to a remarkable collection of medieval grave slabs and effigies.

Unique to the area is the Organic Tannery at Torrisdale. Elsewhere all tanning is done with chemicals in large factories. Torrisdale uses an ancient method of making leather which was brought back into production about thirty years ago, with help from an old book. Tanning started at Grogport, and during subsequent years methods of handling have evolved and you can now see all this in action at Torrisdale Castle Tannery. Sheepskin and deerskin rugs of exceptional quality are produced on here and there are other items for sale at both tanneries.

Ten miles south of Campbeltown lies Southend and the very attractive Dunaverty Bay. Nearby is the spot where in AD563 St Columba first landed in Scotland after being exiled from Ireland, a journey that took him onwards to Iona. St Columba’s Footprints carved in the rock at Keil Head are said to mark his visit, and the nearby St Columba’s Chapel also commemorates him.

Carskey Bay and Macharioch Bay both have appealing beaches overlooking Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde. Beyond Keil, the road continues to the most southwesterly point of the peninsula, and the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse. There has been a lighthouse at this remote end of the road beyond Southend since 1788. Cars must be left at the top of the hill before walking down the road for a mile or so. The road passes the memorial to the helicopter tragedy. From here, Ireland, only 12 miles away, is clearly visible.

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15 Aug 2014


"Delightful cottage in a magical location"

The cottage is very pretty and quaint, yet has all the modern comforts. It was clean and comfortable with all you need for a family self catering holiday. We particularly loved the open plan kitchen … More

Thanks for your glowing review - we are so pleased that you had such a lovely holiday and enjoyed the cottage so much. Thankyou and hope we see you again!

10 Aug 2014



Archie's cottage was not what we expected... The cottage was of passable standard but not very clean. The surrounding farm was not maintained well at all. Terrible smell from the chickens left ro… More

This is the first negative review we have received and is very damaging. A few corrections i'd like to point out. It states clearly on the website that Archie's is situated on a working farm - of course there will be chickens, and other animals in the vicinity as one might expect on a farm! Most guests love this aspect of the farm. We have renewed the fencing around the rear of Archie's Cottage so this will prevent the chickens coming into the garden now. Campbeltown is 3 miles away - not 1 hour and 15 minutes away. There are very supportive reviews elsewhere that state there are many places to eat. As for nothing to do, again the guestbook in the cottage or the tourist information office provides a wealth of activities, siteseeing opportunities and more. There is a large games room - if you had trouble finding this you should just have asked. In your note you said that the cottage was clean but you were disappointed that there was a few utensils in the drawer that were dirty. We can only apologies for this - this will have been overlooked by our cleaning staff and thankyou for bringing it to our attention. There are cleaning products under the kitchen sink and under the stairs. It is damaging to say that the cottage was not clean when you had said it was clean in your note to us. We endeavour to make Archie's a home from home for our guests and to provide all the comforts and amenities one could hope for.

5 Feb 2014


"A very comfortable stay in a stunning part of the world."

We had a lovely stay at Archie's Farmhouse. There is everything a family could need and plenty of space for two small children in the house and garden behind. The two bathrooms added to the convenience and the kitchen is well provisioned with pots and pans etc.
There's plenty to do in the area and lots of good walks from the house. The children loved being surrounded by farm animals and being so close to the sea.
In all a fantastic stay despite variable weather.

Thanks very much for taking the time to leave such positive feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay and hope we see you again soon. Best wishes to all the family.

4 Feb 2014


"Stunning views and rural bliss with modern comforts"

Myself and my partner spend a most agree-able week at Archie's Farmhouse. Archie's is a traditional farmhouse that has been tastefully renovated. The cottage was clean and the owner Cate had… More

3 Feb 2014


"Beautiful cottage in stunning location"

We had an amazing stay in Archie's farmhouse. We have 3 young children and it was perfectly equipped for our stay. The hosts are lovely and welcoming and the cottage was very comfortable and clea… More

3 Feb 2014


"Clean, elegantly furnished, well-equipped-the best kind of self catering experience."

The house was spacious, practical and clean. It had a fresh feel and a contemporary interior. Stunning location. Lots to do in rain or sun. Rock-pooling, walks, picnics, swimming and visiting local attractions. Very child-friendly. Met and exceeded all expectations.

3 Feb 2014


"Gorgeous little cottage in most fantastic position"

We had such a great stay here. 3 nights in a really comfortable cottage. Everything we needed in cottage. Really easy with children. Friendly and helpful owners. Stunning views over the water and a really special part of the world. We all loved it and would definitely return next year.

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