Quinhill ref: UK13224

Clachan, near Tarbert, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Quinhill is situated on the northern edge of the pretty hamlet of Clachan on the west coast of the Kintyre peninsula, about 10 miles to the south west of the fishing harbour town of Tarbert. A stone built detached house, it sits on the hillside above the village and has uninterrupted views of the rolling countryside and the sea. There’s great cycling and walking along the quiet country roads.
This warm and charming cottage was fully refurbished in 2020 with high quality soft furnishings and bed linen, is light and airy and makes an ideal base for families and friends to relax and enjoy the beautiful Argyll countryside. Very quiet and private in a secluded location with a north-west facing aspect. There is private parking and the cottage is comfortably furnished and decorated with a warm, homely atmosphere. It is also dog friendly with an enclosed walled garden. The delightful living room has views of rolling countryside and the sea, with the islands of Gigha and Islay (and Ireland on a very clear day) in the background. There is great cycling in the area, and Quinhill is located on a quiet back road which makes for a good starting point. Quinhill is also close to the Kintyre Way with options to walk from Clachan along the breathtaking, western seaboard or eastwards to take in the equally striking views of Arran.
You will love the natural, unspoilt gardens of Quinhill, which offer plenty of opportunity for family fun and exploring in a safe environment. There’s a sheltered terrace at the rear of the house for eating al fresco, overlooking a lawned area and a separate barbecue area with wildflower meadow.
Clachan is a charming, friendly wee village with a village shop located in the petrol station. Clachan is close to many beautiful beaches and coastal walks with stunning views over the Atlantic. The relatively flat landscape and easy access to stunning beaches affords many opportunities to enjoy coastal walking and explore the Kilberry and Kintyre Peninsulas, which each have their own unique character. The area is packed with history and some sights not to be missed include Tarbert Castle, Skipness Castle and Saddell Castle and Abbey. The fishing and yachting town of Tarbert is just 10 miles away where there are plentiful shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions.
This detached cottage is set in the small coastal village of Clachan and is ideally situated for exploring the Kintyre Peninsula and the Southern Hebrides. With ferries to Arran, Gigha, Islay, Jura and the Cowal peninsula all within a short drive, there is plenty to explore. Kintyre has miles of unspoilt coastline with fantastic white sandy beaches. The walking opportunities are limitless, with miles of beautiful beaches close by and the Kintyre Way criss-crossing the peninsula from Tarbert in the north to Dunaverty Bay in the south. Clachan has a number of beautiful walks including one visiting the vitrified fort of Dunskeig. Quinhill is well placed for this walk as the track starts some 220 yards from the house. You can reach the summit within 40 minutes, which is a perfect place for a picnic and is one of the best viewpoints in the locality, with panoramic views of West Loch, Gigha, Islay and Jura. Outdoor enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with great opportunities for wind and kite surfing, sea angling, scuba diving, cycling and horse riding all available locally. There is abundant wildlife to see whilst out exploring but for a great day out and to see seals and puffins, a boat trip around Sanda Island and the Mull of Kintyre lighthouse is not to be missed. A 30-minute drive towards Campbeltown gives you access to three of Scotland’s best golf courses, and has a cinema, leisure centre and several renowned whisky distilleries.
As well as a great base for day trips to various islands and parts of Kintyre, you can easily visit Knapdale, the Crinan Canal and up to Oban. Beach 1 mile. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 10 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

8 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner and 32" Freeview TV.
Dining room: With wooden floor.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed.
Separate toilet.

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, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.


Large enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    10 miles
  • Restaurant
    10 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    10 miles
  • Railway station distance
    46 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile (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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