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
New Orleans Cottage
New Orleans is a cosy secluded cottage for two with stunning views across to Arran and Davaar Island. There are marvellous walks along coastal paths from the doorstep. New Orleans provides a uniquely secluded, peaceful place to enjoy a holiday. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable. Living room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Conservatory. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and original wooden floors. Bathroom with shower and toilet. Sea views throughout.
- Elec rads inc
- Enclosed lawned garden
- Private beach
- No smoking
- Unsuitable for infants and children
- NB: Unfenced stream and sea frontage in garden
Customer Reviews of New Orleans Cottage, Mull of Kintyre - Sleeps 2
1st comment: A wonderfully secluded cottage with wonderful views, providing all the comforts you need for a real ’get away’ holiday. March 2012.
2nd comment: The cottage was in an ideal situation for us. Only 3.5 miles from Campbeltown, so shops easily accessible, but very secluded, no through traffic and only a couple of pedestrians passed by during our week. Peaceful and very relaxing, sun-room with view out to sea absolutely fabulous. The cottage itself was very well equipped and spotless. Sept 2011.
3rd comment: A great place to relax on holiday, you don’t even to need to go anywhere to enjoy the views. The ever changing view of the sea, wildlife & boats from the conservatory is the best bit of this cottage, don’t forget to take some binoculars or even a telescope. July 2011.
4th comment: It was a dream, everything we could ever have wished for. The photographs on the web site were beautiful but still did not do it justice. March 2011.