Kirkland House ref: UK12228

Clachan, near Tarbert, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Situated on the Kintyre coastline, Kirkland House is a lovely detached property in the small village of Clachan, sitting in large gardens surrounded by great walks, sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and a working farm nearby.
The clean environment and clear waters are home to all sorts of interesting wildlife. The Machrihanish Bird Observatory is located nearby at Gauldrons Beach and is fantastic for watching migratory birds. The surrounding area is well-known for its fine beaches, unspoilt countryside and scenic walks with the addition of the Kintyre Way, making this an ideal location from which to explore the Kintyre Peninsula. The Isle of Gigha, lying just off the west coast of Kintyre, offers a pleasant day trip. Within a short distance, there are many quiet and sandy beaches to explore and there is easy access to the Isles of Islay, Arran and Jura. Jura is one of the wildest and most mountainous of the Inner Hebrides. Islay is great for wildlife enthusiasts, as it boasts a large RSPB reserve, a wintering population of barnacle and white-footed geese and a wildlife information centre. For outdoor enthusiasts, there is walking, cycling, fishing and water sports.
Close by Campbeltown is one of a handful of areas in Scotland categorised as a whisky producing region, home to the Campbeltown Single Malt, and at one point had 34 distilleries proclaiming itself the whisky capital of the world. The town now boasts two distilleries as well as a museum, heritage centre and a harbour with an annual regatta and music festival. The town is well-served with supermarkets, independently owned shops and excellent hotels and restaurants offering the finest local produce. Beach 2 miles. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 10 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Living room 1: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player, CD player and Playstation 2.
Living room 2: With 42" Freesat TV and CD player.
Dining room.
With breakfast area, 2 electric cookers, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, 2 dishwashers and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Boot room: With storage for boots and coats.
Games room: With table tennis and table football.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Bedroom 5: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bedroom 6: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bedroom 7: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


1-acre lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Enclosed courtyard. 4 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm nearby). Bike store. Private parking for 7 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
    10 miles
  • Restaurant
    10 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    10 miles
  • Railway station distance
    63.0 miles
  • Lake
    2 miles

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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