Ballimenach Farmhouse,Campbeltown, Argyll
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Ballimenach is located on the beautiful Mull of Kintyre peninsula. Home to white sandy beaches, 18 hole golf-courses, world-class whisky and cheese, a rich variety of sporting activities and unparalled natural beauty wherever you look .... there is something for everyone in this unique and isolated part of the west coast of Scotland.
Campbeltown is situated towards the very Mull of the Kintyre peninsula and with a population of around 6,000, the Wee Toon as it is fondly known, is widely recognised for its unique history and strong community achievements. It is only a short drive to Machrihanish which boasts one of Scotland's best links courses and there are several other excellent local courses to entertain golfers of all abilities. The town was once known as the "Whisky Capital of Scotland" with around 20 working distilleries in the late 1800's. One superb distillery still operates producing the internationally popular Springbank malt. Campeltown has a sizeable harbour which welcomes yachts and is also home to the local fishing fleet. Fresh seafood is widely available in the local hotels and restaurants and compliments other highly regarded local produce.
The surrounding area boasts stunning scenery with hills and lochs, sandy beaches and memorable sunsets. The palm trees in Campbeltown show the effects of the Gulf Stream, the rate of rainfall is remarkable low, there are rare golden eagle nest sites and an absence of traffic jams. Kintyre is unique and a wonderful destination for a family holiday.
- Sleeps - 8
- Bedrooms - 4 (2 king sized doubles, 2 twin)
- Bathrooms - 2
- Log fire
- Cot and high chair available
- Sun room
- Large secure garden
- Garden furniture and patio area
- Pets welcome
- Campbeltown Airport - 3 miles
- Good pubs and restaurants - 3 miles
- The cottage is 10 minute drive from three 18 hole golf courses -
Machrihanish, the new Machrihanish Dunes and Southend
- 2 excellent 9 hole courses in Carradale and Tarbet (30 mins)
- White, sandy beaches - nearest 200m away
- Island hopping
- Whisky tours
- Fishing, Boat trips, Water sports
Ballimenach is an 18th century farmhouse which has been tastefully renovated to provide a wonderful 4 bedroom family holiday home. The farmhouse is perched on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful unspoilt Mull of Kintyre peninsula. Spectacular uninterrupted sea views can be seen from nearly every room in the house. The house is comfortably furnished, sleeping 8 with ease and provides a spacious and peaceful base for family gatherings. The open fire and central heating guarantee a warm welcome, whatever the weather, and modern amenities ensure that guests are well catered for.
On the ground floor, there is a large kitchen which is comprehensively equipped with a farmhouse kitchen table which seats 10. In the sitting room there are comfortable sofas around an open fire, a piano and a flat screen TV (with DVD player) which completes the room. Off the sitting room is a wonderful sun room, again with comfortable seating which makes a great place to take in the sea views and relax. Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with a 5ft bed, a shower room and WC.
Upstairs there are 3 further bedrooms - the master bedroom with 5ft double bed and 2 twin rooms. There is a family bathroom upstairs with a full size bath and WC.
The immediate grounds are the house are completely private and there is a large and secure garden. In addition, there is an outdoor terrace from which you can sit enjoy the comings and goings of the farm and take in the wonderful views.
To the rear of Ballimenach is a beautiful wooded glen and stream, the surrounding fields are occupied by grazing sheep and cattle which are farmed organically. There are marvellous walks along coastal paths from your doorstep. Ballimenach provides an extremely comfortable place to enjoy your holiday.
From Glasgow/Glasgow Airport (M8) follow signs to the Erskine Bridge. As you come off the bridge, take the left exit signposted A82 towards loch Lomond and Inverary. Take the A82 passing Loch Lomond, Rest and be Thankful, Inverary Castle and on through Lochgilphead, Tarbert and finally on to Campbeltown. On arrival into Campbeltown, follow the road through the town until you reach a t-junction in the centre of the town - take a left, at the roundabout take a right which will take you along the esplanade. Take a right at the next small roundabout and follow the road (Kilkerran road) around to the left which will take you out of the town and along the coast road for approximately 3 miles. Passing Davaar Island on your left, you will come to a large white house and a sharp right hand bend. Continue on for another mile until you see a small sheep fank (stone walled area) on your left and continue up the hill - Ballimenach is 150m up the hill on the right hand side.
For SAT NAV - PA28 6RE will bring you to Kildalloig Estate where the cottage is located.
Heating is included in the rental price along with an initial supply of logs.
Bed linen is provided.
Pets welcome, �25 surcharge.
Natural spring water supply (filtered).
Cost and availability:
Ballimenach Farmhouse is rented out throughout the year.
Change over day is Saturday, check in after 4pm, check out before 10am.
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Ballimenach Farmhouse, Kilkerran Road, Campbeltown, Argyll PA28 6RE Scotland, UK