A very special large holiday house that sleeps 11 guests

Coalfin is a renovated farmhouse, set on a hill overlooking the village of Skipness on the Kintyre Peninsula. Perfect for families or group accommodation holidaying together with sandy beaches, fishing, golf, good pubs and far reaching sea views towards Isle of Arran.

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Coalfin, Skipness
By Tarbert, Argyll, Scotland

Coalfin is spacious and welcoming holiday home catering for 11 people and all rooms are well proportioned and comfortable. The large farmhouse kitchen is very much the heart of the home and adjoins the sitting room allowing people to mix comforts with the hustle and bustle of a busy kitchen. It is equally as comfortable for large groups as it is for small, as the layout of the house suits both. The sitting room is cosy with its log fire and is lovely on a cold dark night. For the summer months the treat is the fine views till 11pm and sunrise over Arran.

The Mull of Kintyre in Argyll is a beautiful region in the west of Scotland and is full of outdoor activities including country walks, fishing, hill walking, biking, birdwatching and golf. There are many site of historic interest with castles, ruined and restored, monuments of archaeological importance and much, much more.

Skipness is a quiet village on the shore of the Kilbrannan Sound overlooking the Isle of Arran. There are several walks within the village and grounds of the nearby restored castle. Only a short drive away are ferries to the Islands of Arran, Islay and Gigha. There are several golf courses in the surrounding area of which Machrihanish Golf Course is the most famous. The nearby town of Tarbert (12 miles away) offers a number of pubs and places to eat out (the local speciality is seafood), along with supermarkets, banks, post office etc. This is a superb family and friends holiday home. The beach is 1/2 mile from the house and the quiet road is lovely for short bike rides. If you are looking for quiet rural location here is the place where you can truly relax in beautiful surroundings.

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  • Sleeps - 11
  • Bedrooms - 4
    (1 triple, 2 doubles, 1 bunk room with 2 sets)
  • Bathrooms - 1 ensuite, 1 shower-room
  • WC in the bunk bed room and
    a further WC in the utility room.
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • Microwave
  • Open fire
  • Central heating
  • Digital TV, video
  • Cot and high chair
  • Garden with garden furniture
  • Short breaks available
    hen nights and stag parties
  • Sorry no pets
  • Tarbert - 12 miles
  • Airports - Campbelltown 30 miles,
    Glasgow 110 miles
  • Good pubs and restaurants in Tarbert
  • Golf - Tarbert 12 miles,
    Machrihanish 35 miles
  • Fishing and sea angling
  • Sandy beaches
  • Bird watching and walking from the house
  • Sites of historic interest including
    Skipness and Kilmartin Glen
  • Relaxing
  • Nearby ferries to the isles
    of Arran, Islay and Gigha
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The ground floor at Coalfin consists of an entrance hall, utility room and WC. The utility room leads into a very large well equipped kitchen with dining area warmed by the under-floor heating. The sitting-room is accessed via the kitchen and has a traditional open fire. Both social rooms overlook the beautiful Skipness Bay and the Isle of Arran.

Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and a second large bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds and its own WC.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with 3 single beds. These can be rearranged as a family room and twin room if preferred. There is an upstairs shower room. The house also hosts a gun cabinet as deer stalking and game sport can be arranged.


To reach Coalfin from Glasgow International Airport follow the M8 to the Erskine Bridge, cross the bridge and take the A82 westbound (left hand turn) and continue on the A82 to Tarbet then take the A83 towards Campbelltown. Follow this road and continue until you have passed through Tarbert.

Take the B8001 just after the Kennacraig ferry terminal and follow signs for Skipness. Once in Skipness take the left hand turn beside the post office and at the top of the hill you will find Coalfin house.

What's included:

The rental price includes heating, wood for the fire and all bed linen and towels.

Cost and availability:

This large Scottish self catering house is rented out year round.

Change over day is Saturday at noon.

Short breaks are available, please enquire.

To book this Kintyre self-catering house for up to 11, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental prices.

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Coalfin, Skipness, By Tarbert, Argyll PA29 6XT Scotland UK

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Self-catering house party - hen nights and stag parties

This large holiday house is in a gorgeous part of Scotland and boasts stunning views over the sea. This holiday house is a great place for a get together with family or friends or to rent for a stag night or hen party - it's near a sandy beach with many outdoor pursuits close by.