These cottages (refs SBW, SRRL and UAA, see below for individual description) are set on the beautiful Kildalloig Estate on The Mull of Kintyre. Set against the rugged beauty of the sea and the wild landscape of the Kintyre Peninsula, they provide an idyllic sanctuary, offering modern amenities and historic coastal charm. Surrounded by natural beauty and sea views, each cottage is comfortably furnished, provides wonderful character and history and has been thoughtfully arranged to accommodate couples, honeymooners, families, golfers, hikers, birdwatchers and other visitors. There are wonderful stretches of secluded beach and coastal walks (with coves and rockpools, ideal for children), and the fascinating little island of Davaar with its lighthouse, cave painting and wild goats which can be reached on foot at low tide. There are marvellous walks along the coast and through woodland on the Estate – where seals, otters and a variety of birds can be seen – and in the hills, where golden eagles soar. The cottages provide the classic Scottish seaside holiday spot - with an abundant number of rocky and sandy beaches close by and pristine sandy beaches within 5-15 minutes’ drive. Activities locally include surfing, sea fishing, horse trekking, mountain biking and island hopping to Gigha, Islay and Arran. Kintyre is home to five golf courses - the most famous is the championship course at Macrihanish with its stunning and infamous first hole. There are a further two 18-hole golf courses - Southend and Machrihanish Dunes and two excellent 9-hole courses in Carradale and Tarbet. Campbeltown (4 miles) has supermarkets, shops, restaurants and leisure centre (with swimming pool, gym, sauna and sun beds). In its day, Campbeltown had over 30 whisky distilleries. Today only two survive – Glen Scotia and Springbank, with the latter offering tours by appointment. Further attractions in Campbeltown include the Campbeltown Cross, the quaint Art Deco cinema, the Birds of Prey centre, the Museum, the Linda McCartney memorial garden and the Mull Lighthouse. The cottages provide the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy all that the estate and surrounding area have to offer. Shops and pub 3 miles.
- Open fire and/or wood-burning stove – initial logs inc, thereafter avail locally
- Elec and bed linen inc
- Garden furniture
- Natural spring water supply
Ballimenach Farmhouse is a spacious but cosy coastal farmhouse perched on a hilltop overlooking the Mull of Kintyre Peninsula. The views from Ballimenach are spectacular with sea views throughout. Comfortably furnished, the 4-bedroom farmhouse provides a spacious base for family gatherings. The beach and surrounding coastal paths are a mere 165 yards. There is an enclosed garden that provides plenty of space for relaxing and for children to play in as well as a sheltered patio area. To the rear of Ballimenach is a beautiful wooded glen and stream, the surrounding fields are occupied by grazing sheep and cattle, which are farmed organically. The open fire and central heating guarantee a warm welcome, whatever the weather; and modern amenities ensure that guests are well catered for. Spacious sitting-room with open fire, leading to large conservatory with sea views. Large farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom (5ft bed). Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed) with wash basin. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.
- Oil CH inc
- Elec blankets
- Heated towel rail
- Internet connection
- Secure garden
- NB: Dogs to be kept under control at all times
Customer Reviews of Ballimeneach Farmhouse, nr Campbeltown, sleeps 8
1st comment: Beautiful location with outstanding view of Davvar Island. Very peaceful and very friendly people. April 2011.
2nd comment: Wonderful location, sea right next to the house, in the middle of the countryside, go out and hike, perfect house... just loved it! Feb 2011.
3rd comment: There was plenty of space for 6 adults and two toddlers under 2! The kitchen had plenty of room for us all to be together without getting under the feet of those preparing meals - there were plenty of cooking utensils and a good assortment of preparation equipment. April 2010.
4th comment: Cottage was very homely and comfortable and the view amazing. Oct 2007.