Sleeping 6 (7)
For a holiday where you can really 'get away from it all', in scenic and peaceful surroundings, Chiskan must certainly be a preferred choice. Standing almost at the tip of the Mull of Kintyre (much celebrated in song by Paul McCartney, and you can see why) some 8 miles south of Campbeltown, 'the furthest town from anywhere' it has fine open views all around, but particularly to the front where you can see right across the Firth to the Ayrshire coast. Just a few yards up the road, there is also a good view of Ailsa Craig towering out of the water.
The house stands detached on a peaceful single track road, in the midst of fields. It is surrounded by a large enclosed grass garden, and the nearest habitation is the farm about a quarter of a mile along the road. Being all on one level, with a ramp to the front door, it is a good choice for tenants of limited mobility. Inside, what strikes one first is its spaciousness. The big, modern and well-equipped dining kitchen is open plan through to an equally large dining room (with piano) and then there are sliding doors to a comfortable lounge, with living flame fire. Both sitting and dining rooms have large picture windows to take advantage of the views. There is a conservatory behind the sitting room and the kitchen door opens on to a small decking area. Three bedrooms (2 doubles and a twin with extra pull-out bed), a bathroom and separate shower room complete the attractive, warm and very practical accommodation.
The nearest shop, tea room and pub are at Southend, some 2½ miles from the cottage. Campbeltown has all facilities, supermarkets etc. It is a historic town boasting no less than three distilleries, one of which offers guided tours. It also has a lively, year-round music scene, with several festivals catering for folk, Scottish, and classical taste. There are golf courses at Dunaverty and Machrihanish, where there is also an excellent beach, popular with canoeists and surfers. The coast round the cottage is dotted with little beaches and coves, some very private and secluded, where you will most likely be completely alone.
This is essentially a place to chill and relax, with perhaps a little walking, cycling or lazing on the beach thrown in. If you go right down to the tip of the Mull, you may well see golden eagles, and seals are frequent visitors to the shore line. If, however, you do find yourself thinking of a change of scene, you can drive up the Mull to Claonaig, where the ferry runs across to Lochranza on Arran, to Tayinloan, where you can cross to Gigha and, perhaps, take in the Achamore Gardens there. Or go up to Kennacraig and take the boat to Islay. In Campbeltown you can arrange a sea tour around the Kintyre peninsula or a day visit to Sanda Island which has its own pub and lighthouse. The most likely scenario, however, is that once you have reached this lovely spot, you will be very reluctant to leave again.
Heating is by total control electric central heating (£20 included). Bed linen and towels are included. Sorry, no pets or smoking within the house.
PLEASE NOTE – a £50 reduction applies for couples during off, low & mid seasons. There is a additional £25 charge for the 7th person.
Accommodation (sleeps 6/7):
- Dining Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, breadmaker etc.
- Dining room with piano.
- Sitting room with TV/ Video/ DVD, mini-hi-fi and electric living flame fire.
- Utility Room with washing machine and tumble drier.
- Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
- Double bedroom.
- Twin bedroom with extra pull-out bed.
- Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
- Double bedroom.