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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Perfect for those with walking difficulties or very small children, Rosemary cottage is set over one level and is easily accessed throughout by wheel-chair (or buggy!) Furnished with Mexican-look pine furniture and complemented by a contemporary brown and red décor, this lovely cottage has a warm and cosy feel and has great easterly views over farmland to the rear, with southerly views towards Ireland to the side from the lounge.
The cottage is located within a small courtyard of ten lovely 4 star mews cottages of varying sizes, each one sleeps 4, 5 or 6 people. Each cottage has been named after a native Scottish flower and is individually styled it has its own character. Some cottages are furnished in a more traditional way with an abundance of antique pieces and some in a lighter more modern cottage-y style. There is sure to be something to suit everyone. You can view all ten on our killean estate website, where you can also book online.
What all the cottages have in common is their superb location – set on the hillside above Killean House, with the most magnificent views over the coastline to the islands beyond, you are certain to be impressed and indeed awe-struck!
Killean Estate itself is a beautiful Scottish farming estate situated midway down the west coast of the Kintyre Peninsula. With a dramatic 4000 acre landscape encompassing beaches, woodland, lochs and gardens, there truly is a wealth of things to see and do. Whether it's a stroll through the woodland gardens watching the pheasants darting around the undergrowth, a hike up Killean Hill and perhaps a glimpse of the wild Sika Deer, or simply taking advantage of a relaxing afternoon in the Victorian Walled Garden.
For golf enthusiasts, nearby Machrihanish Golf Course will certainly impress, with its first hole voted by Golfers Digest as one of the best in the World! Shooting, deer stalking and trout fishing can all be enjoyed on the estate itself and beach lovers will appreciate the gorgeous sandy waterfront.
However, the estate's greatest feature of all is sure to be the panoramic view over the 'Sound of Gigha' to the Southern Hebridean islands and the sea beyond... in fact on a good day you can see all the way to Northern Ireland! Whatever your reason for visiting this beautiful, un-spoilt Scottish coastline, you will without doubt discover that Killean Estate provides the perfect residence in which to stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Killean Estate Beach 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Campbeltown 25 km, Nearest railway: Tarbet & Arrochar 100 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
All accommodation is on the ground floor:
Open-plan living/dining/kitchen, bathroom, bed 1 (double), bed 2 (twin).
|Further details outdoors|
Central courtyard with lawn areas and picnic table. Shared driveway which winds up the hill from the main road to the parking areas to the rear of the courtyard. The Courtyard at Drumnamucklach is surrounded by the farmland of the Killean Estate, which is fenced off to allow children to play safely. The Estate has a mile of private beaches that guests are free to use, as well as explore the rest of the 4000 acres of estate grounds. Take a look at our killean estate website for more information
About this location
The Argyll and Bute region
Kintyre is on the extreme west coast of Scotland, joined to the mainland by a narrow strip of land at Tarbert. It has all the characteristics of island living without the inconvenience and expense of essential ferry crossings, although Kintyre is accessible by both road and ferries.
The Kintyre Peninsula is only about forty miles long, but offers plenty of things to do and see and making it an attractive family holiday destination. Its also a great base if you are planning to do a bit of island hopping. Both Arran and the Isle of Gigha are well worthy of a day trip and easily accessible from Kintyre. You can even go as far as Islay and Jura, although this would probably warrant an overnight stay.
On your journey to and around Kintyre you will find the stunning hills & lochs, sandy beaches and dreamy sunsets, history and archaeology, and of course seafood which have made this part of Scotland famous. Additionally there are small extras that make Kintyre almost unique; the palm trees in Campbeltown shows the effect of the Gulf Stream, low rainfall (less than 40% of the rest of the west of Scotland), rare golden eagle nesting sites, two world class golf courses on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean featuring the 'best first hole in the world', and a great established Scottish walk that has to be attempted. Kintyre's a land which is the very cradle of Celtic Scotland, and much more bedsides..
But why not take a quick online tour around the Kintyre Trail and find out for yourself?
A trip around the Kintyre Peninsula……..
Taking the west coast road from Tarbert, you will find yourself spellbound with the views down west loch Tarbert to the islands of the Inner Hebrides, Islay and Jura, dominated by the mountainous Paps of Jura. Ferries can be taken from Kennacraig to the islands of Jura and Islay (famous for its whiskey distilleries) which are both well worthy of a trip.
The road then drops down to the Atlantic shore, passing Ronachan Point 'place of the seals', providing frequent observation of the basking seals and in winter, large numbers of migrating geese. Continuing southbound to Killean, rocky coves, miles of sandy beaches and crashing Atlantic rollers form the perfect setting for the outstanding views to the Island of Gigha.
Isle of Gigha
Sometimes known as 'God's Island', Gigha is reached from our nearest village - the ferry port of Tayinloan, where you can take a short ferry journey to the Island. Well worthy of a day trip, Gigha boasts beautiful bays, sandy beaches, clear green seas, amazing views, lochs and hillsides and an abundance of wildlife and birdlife. There are various historic sites to visit and the glorious Achamore Gardens. There is a fantastic cafe on the beach which we recommend you visit before heading back on the ferry.
The coastal pass then continues on to Killean, and then towards Muasdale, which dates from 1263 when King Haakon of Norway anchored his longships off the coast and named the area. The next village you will fall upon is of Glenbarr, home to the MacAlistairs of Glenbarr. Glenbarr Abbey - although not actually an abbey - is in fact a large historic 18th Century house which is open to the public for guided tours by the laird.
Just south from here at Westport and Machrihanish lie two fantastic sweeping sandy bays (in the top 5 Scottish surf hot-spots) with crashing waves, perfect for the water-sport fan or beach-lover. You will also discover a couple of excellent restaurants where you can dine right on the sea-front. The road then crosses the Peninsula to Campbeltown, the 'Wee Toon'. While it is possible to continue northbound at this point up the east coast, it would be a pity not to explore the small roads leading to the spectacular Mull of Kintyre. Stand at the top of the cliffs, looking across the Atlantic to Ireland, barely 11 miles away and you can well understand why Sir Paul McCartney was so captivated. Brimming with an abundance of sea-life, such as seals, whales and seabirds, the area offers boat trips to Sanda Island and its bird observatory. We also recommend you visit Machrihanish, which as well as the two golf courses has a good pub and restaurant overlooking the bay.
Once known as the Whisky Capital of the World thanks to its 34 distilleries, the historic Royal Burgh of Campbeltown offers shops, various facilities and thanks to its wartime past, an airport! Visitor attractions include the heritage centre, museum and library, leisure centre with swimming pool, tourist information centre, the famous art nouveau Wee Picture House, Linda McCartney's Memorial Garden, the Scottish Owl Centre and the Campbeltown Cross. A whisky distillery tour is offered by Springbank and boat trips to Davaar Island operate from the port to enable viewings there of the cave painting of the Crucifixion. You can also book whale watching trips from the tourist information office on the harbour.
Continuing northbound, the contrasting eastern coastal road plunges from one river gorge to the next – one moment there is wild moorland, then forest, but all-the-while magnificent views across to the Island of Arran. Wild life is in abundance and you may even be lucky enough to see the eagles over the hills.
Saddell is home to the ruins of a Cistercian Abbey and Saddell Castle (which appeared in Paul Mccartney's "Mull of Kintyre" music video) and allows pedestrian access to the glorious beach below at Saddell Bay. At the end of the bay is Pluck Wood and the remains of an Iron Age fort dating from before 500BC. This area is known to have been a favourite of Linda McCartney, and is where her daughter Stella chose to marry.
Further onwards you will discover Carradale, a pretty village with a harbour, golf course, tea-room and shop and heritage centre offering exhibitions. With fantastic views over to the Isle of Arran, this is a lovely place to stop for afternoon tea.
At the north-east corner of the Peninsula, Skipness Castle is the largest surviving castle in Kintyre, dating from the early 13th Century and now in the care of Historic Scotland. An absolute MUST is to visit the Seafood Shack - many of our previous guests recommend it, not only for the quality of food but the views whilst you are eating! Nearby Claonaig provides the ferry port to Arran, again another gorgeous island worthy of a trip.
At this point, the road bears west, towards the starting point at Tarbert, a fishing village at the head of East Loch Tarbert, an arm of the sea on the west shore at the mouth of Lochfyne. With a population of 1,400 (known locally as Dookers), its main feature is its pretty harbour, regarded by many as Scotland's greatest natural harbour. In days gone by, the Lochfyne fishing fleet anchored here but these days, the fishing boats are far outnumbered by yachts – indeed, the town hosts the second largest yachting regatta in the UK. The ferry to Portavadie on the Cowal Peninsula leaves from a slipway east of the village. The village is extremely beautiful and tranquil, surrounded by rocky cliffs fringed by young firs. Overlooking the harbour are the ruins of a castle built by Robert I of Scotland in 1326. Famous for its seafood, Tarbert hosts a seafood festival every year and is home to some of the best restaurants in Scotland.
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6 Sep 2014
"excellent stay and brilliant house"
we had a brilliant stay at Rosemary cottage. The house was perfect for myself and husband and our 2 year old Son- no stairs to worry about - the house was well equipped and had everything that you nee… More
11 Apr 2013
"Lovely comfortable warm cottage"
We thoroughly enjoyed our short break at Rosemary cottage. It was well equipped, nice and warm ( which concerned us given the recent power outages in the area) We had some great walks on the beach, fo… More
11 May 2012
"Very high standard of rental cottage, facilities and rooms excellent."
Beds and Bedrooms very comfortable, Kitchen facilities excellent. Sitting room and dinning accommodation was combined with kichen - open plan, plenty of space and very comfortable. Staff very friendly… More
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Carol Shaw (Property Manager KILLEAN ESTATE FARMS)
- 3 Years listed
Calendar last updated:13 Jan 2015
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