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The Arch Cottage - Torrisdale Castle, Carradale, Argyll, Scotland

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Torrisdale Castle, Argyll
The Arch Cottage located on Torrisdale Estate Views across to Arran with Torrisdale Castle in the foreground
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  • Three storey cottage located on the Castle lawns
  • Previously the chauffeur's lodgings
  • Set in the grounds of the historic Torrisdale castle & private estate
  • Seaside location set on the Kintyre peninsula
  • Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom
  • Ideal location to relax & enjoy spectacular local scenery
  • Superb walking & wildlife on your doorstep
  • Close to pretty fishing villages & Campbeltown
  • Organic tannery on site
  • Short breaks available all year round
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Property & Estate Overview

On the picturesque east coast of Kintyre lies the stunning Torrisdale Castle private estate which has been run by the same family for over a hundred years.

A chance to stay either in an historic Scottish castle or one the lovely refurbished cottages set in the grounds with its own private beach on the Scottish West Coast. There is so much to explore and see.

Arch Cottage is thus-named as it is split across three floors, with the ensuite bedroom being on the top floor over the Arch. There is a lounge with a log burning stove on the middle floor and the views are arguably the best on the estate.

If you are a keen walker then the grounds at Torrisdale will be sure to please and the Kintyre Way actually passes through the estate. Cycle hire is available and there are easy family bike trails round the estate to enjoy. 

Guests are also free to bring canoes, dinghies etc to use off the estate's private beach. The area surrounding Torrisdale offers activities for everyone, including golf, horse-riding, water sports, two distilleries and also boat trips around Kintyre and to the famous Isle of Arran.

Other accommodation includes:
South Lodge - Sleeps 2 - 1 bedroom
Garden Cottage - Sleeps 2 - 1 bedroom

Servants' Quarters - Sleeps 6 - 3 bedrooms
Lephincorrach Farmhouse - Sleeps 10 - 5 bedrooms

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Torrisdale Castle
Torrisdale Castle & Estate offers the perfect location to enjoy wonderful scenery from your doorstep and great array of wildlife and nature at its best on the Kintyre Peninsula. Great walks up the nearby hills including Beinn an Tuirc, Kintyre's highest peak to view some of spectacular views. Seals are often sunning themselves on the rocks down by the beach where it is fun to head out in a canoe or take a trip out on a boat.

The family run Torrisdale Castle was extended in the early 1900's by the Macalister Hall family and continued to be by agriculture, forestry and fishing, until the estate diversified into tourism making it a wonderful venue for families, groups and couples looking for the ideal romantic break with a hot tub.

Property Facilities

Local Area & Highlights
  • Second Floor:
  • Super kingsize double bed with ensuite bathroom, W/C & hand basin
  • First Floor:
  • Living room furnished with cosy wood burning stove
  • TV / DVD
  • Ground Floor:
  • Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher & fridge/freezer
  • Cloak room
  • All bed linen provided
  • Please bring own towels
  • All electricity and heating is included
  • Parking alongside
  • Well behaved pets welcome - please keep strict control / pets not allowed on furniture
  • WIFI available
  • Please note: With accommodation over three floors, due to its unique characteristics, the property is unsuitable for the elderly or the infirm
  • Please click here for Torrisdale Arch Cottage Floor Plan
  • The Isle of Gigha is the most southerly of the Hebridean Islands
  • Nearer Lochgilphead, Dunadd, the capital of the Scottish kingdom of Dalriada, is well worth a visit, as is the Crinan Canal
  • The isles of Islay and Jura can be reached via the ferry crossing from Kennacraig, south of Tarbert.
  • An abundance of interesting attractions on both islands, including numerous distilleries, historical sites, pubs and restaurants
  • Arran, often referred to as ' Scotland in Miniature' with its towering peaks and beautiful sandy bays, can be reached via a crossing from Cloanaig
  • There is an abundance of historical monuments and places of interest close to Torrisdale. Saddell Abbey, approx 3 miles south
  • Saddell Castle located next to the beach where the video for the classic Wings hit "Mull of Kintyre" was filmed
  • Skipness Castle is located to the north of the peninsula and is open to the public.
  • MacAlister Clan Visitors Centre is situated on the west coast of the Kintyre peninsula.
  • Scotland 's newest long distance walk, the Kintyre Way
    passes through Torrisdale stretching from Tarbert at the north end of Kintyre, to Southend in the south, and the estate is an ideal base for those looking to walk the Kintyre Way in individual stretches, being almost halfway on the 87 mile route
Local Facilities

Options & Other Information

  • Laundry facilities are available at castle
  • Weddings can be arranged at Torrisdale Castle
  • Bike hire available locally at Carradale
  • New ferry to Campbelltwon from Ardrossen
  • Torrisdale Organic Tannery and Crafty Sheep Shop
  • Carradale is an attractive fishing village 2 miles away. Village shop for basic provisions, bakery, tea room, The Glen Bar, Restaurant within the Carradale Hotel, Dunvalanree or Ashbank Hotel
  • Campbeltown - Tesco & Co-op (16 miles)
  • Campbeltown Airport - flights to Glasgow
  • Golf - Carradale has a challenging and very tricky 9 hole course with spectacular coastal views.
  • Dunaverty Golf Club, near Southend, and Tarbert
  • Championship golf links course at Machrihanish and the new Machrihanish Dunes
  • 25% deposit - Balance due 6 weeks beforehand
  • Check in - 4.00pm & checkout is 10.00am
  • Bed linen provided - all beds made up upon arrival
  • Please bring own towels
  • Pets welcome but please keep strict control and not allowed on furniture
  • Cot & highchair available upon request, please provide own cot bedding
  • 10% discount on all multiple week bookings
  • Hot water and heating is provided by the estate's biomass system and is included within the price of the holiday
  • Short breaks available all year round - 3/4 night breaks - Fri & Mon start days
  • Please note: With accommodation over three floors, due to its unique characteristics, the property is unsuitable for the elderly or the infirm
  • Booking Terms : Click here to view full booking and hire conditions

For further information please contact Waterside Breaks Ltd on 01252 339020