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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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.
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.
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 railway station
Railway station distance
10.5 miles (loch)