Inishroel Cottage ref: UK5987

Southend, near Campbeltown, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Inishroel Cottage is situated on a working farm, near Southend, at the southernmost tip of the Kintyre Peninsular, and in close proximity to the famous Mull of Kintyre. This is a great area for exploring the local wildlife with birds, deer, seals and dolphins to be seen, along with the nearby Machrihanish Seabird and Wildlife Observatory. An 8th-century castle once stood on the fortified rock overlooking Dunaverty Bay, which was where Robert the Bruce sought refuge in 1306 from Edward 1. Following the Battle of Dunaverty in 1647 the castle fell into ruin. Other local historical sites include St Columba’s Footprints and Keil Caves. The historic sites of Saddell Abbey and Skipness Castle are just a short drive away. There are excellent walking opportunities including the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse, which was immortalised in song by Paul McCartney, this is a simple but very steep tarmac walk with stunning views across to Ireland and along the coast. Beinn Ghuilean is a woodland route heading up the slopes of Beinn Ghuilean with good views overlooking Campbeltown which has a cinema, swimming pool, museum and heritage centre. Davaar Island is connected to the mainland by a causeway which is only passable at low tide, and halfway round the island there is a cave with a stunning painting of the Crucifixion. It was painted in 1887 by a local teacher.
A trip to the local restaurant and tea room in Southend is recommended; the cakes are so good that reservations are advised during high season and weekends, and don’t forget to sample one of the whiskey and gin tours in the area. There are three golf courses in the area, Dunaverty, Machrihanish and Machrihanish Dunes. Southend beach is close by along with Dunaverty and Carskiey beach, while Machrihanish beach is 13 miles and Westport beach, 16 miles are both well known for surfing and water sports. Horse riding and pony trekking can be enjoyed in Peninver, and why not take a ferry for a day trip to the Isle of Arran or the Isles of Islay and Gigha? The 6th stage of the Kintyre Way, a walk from Southend to Campbeltown of about 9 miles, is on the doorstep of Inishroel Cottage. Inishroel Cottage is all on one level with four bedrooms and a large, well-appointed open plan living space. There is also the added benefit of a large enclosed garden with 360 degree views of the countryside. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 49" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and Wii.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    97.5 miles
  • Lake
    10.5 miles (loch)

About the local area

As you travel through Argyll, highland Scotland merges with the Scottish lowlands. In the north of the region is the bustling fishing port of Oban. Surrounded by the sweeping mountains of Lorn this is the ideal base from which to tour the Highlands to the north.

The Isle of Mull is only a short ferry trip away. Mull's capital, Tobermory, is instantly recognised by its famous brightly painted buildings. The island has a fascinating history being once home to the Chief of the Clan MacLean and site of the clan's ancient Duart Castle which has spectacular views from its battlements.

South along the coast are the unspoilt glens and bays of Mid-Argyll and Kintyre and the islands of Islay and Jura which are easily reached by ferry. Visit the whitwashed houses of Inveraray and the turreted Inveraray Castle, home to the Dukes of Argyll. Campbelltown in Kintyre was the scene of Viking repulsions at Saddell Abbey and has some lovely beaches nearby.

The captivating Isle of Bute lies at the heart of the Firth of Clyde, a place of tranquil relaxation with sheltered coves and sandy bays. Ideal for leisurely hiking and easy-going cycling on quiet back roads. Maybe take in the grandeur of Rothesay Castle or Mount Stuart - the House and gardens of the Marquess of Bute.

Things to do nearby

Cumbrae Voyages

Cumbrae Voyages takes visitors around the islands of lower Clyde, these stunning yet remote areas are home to a whole host of marine wildlife ready to explore.

Argyll Forest Park - The Glenbranter Forest Route

This demanding and rather muddy one hour circular trail is ideal for those wishing to discover more of Argyll Forest.

Sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae

Offering everything from powerboating to windsurfing and kayaking, the Sportscotland National Centre is surrounded by safe water making it perfect for many types of watersports whatever your level!

The Lochgoilhead Centre

Enjoy the great outdoors with Lochgoilhead's purpose built track.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - watersports

This centre is set amongst some of the most alluring west highland scenery and offers activity days and courses.

Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume

Take a step back into the past at the Dalgarven Mill, one of Scotland's tallest surviving grain mills.

Newark Castle

Sitting on the Firth of the Clyde, Newark Castle is remarkable not only for it's stunning architecture and interiors but for the fact it has stayed so extensively in tact for over 500 years.


A brilliant day for children and adults alike, Vikingar! takes you through the story of the Vikings in Scotland.

Kingarth Trekking Centre

Located a mere five minutes away from the beautiful Kilchattan Bay.

Lunderston Bay

Ideal for coastal walks and picnic sites, Lunderston Bay is popular with tourists all year round.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - Rock Climbing

Lochgoilhead Centre has been providing climbing adventures for over thirty years.

Rothesay Golf Club

This famous course is perfect for those wishing to combine a challenging game with beautiful scenery.

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