About Kintyre Cottages
Kintyre Cottages is a family-run enterprise comprising of 9 self-catering holiday cottages on Kildalloig Farm, a 4,000 acre hill farm on just south of Campbeltown on The Mull of Kintyre .
These cottages provide the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy all that the estate and surrounding area have to offer. Set against the rugged beauty of the sea and the wild landscape of the Kintyre peninsula, Kintyre Cottages provide an idyllic sanctuary, offering modern amenities and historic coastal charm.
Surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty and sea views, each self catering cottage is comfortably furnished and provides wonderful character and history. For families Kintyre cottages provide the classic Scottish seaside holiday spot – with an abundant number of pristine sandy beaches (see activities) all within 5-15 minutes drive.
All of the cottages have been thoughtfully and comfortably arranged to perfectly accommodate visiting couples, honeymooners, families, golfers, hikers, birdwatchers and other visitors.
About Kildalloig Farm
Spread over approx 4,000 acres on the eastern coastline of the Kintyre Peninsula, the estate encompasses over 1 mile of coastline and beaches and rises gradually to about 1,200 feet at its highest point, from where there are many vantage points enjoying panoramic views over the sea to the highlands and islands beyond.
The landscape offers a myriad of differing environments, from tropical gardens, lowland pastures, wooded glens and waterfalls, rising to heather and moorland. And yet it retains an alluring remoteness and sense of space that can be hard to find elsewhere and, although more accessible than ever before, large areas still have that undiscovered feel.
It is this sense of beautiful isolation with all its recuperative charm that attracts guests to return again and again to this special part of Scotland.
Kildalloig Farm is an organically managed farm producing beef and lamb. Our organic breeding stock includes Aberdeen Angus, and Luing cattle and pedigree registered Bluefaced Leicester, Blackface and North Ronaldsay Sheep.
As well as being organic, Kildalloig Farm aims to be ecologically sustainable and encourages guests where possible to use best practice in terms of water use and detergents. We have a 20kw wind turbine which provides electricity to power the farm. Water for all of the cottages is from natural springs from the hills and has been stringently tested to meet EU water directive standards.
Kildalloig Farm benefits from being right on the Gulf Stream providing a milder climate than the rest of Scotland and providing a wonderful holiday destination to enjoy the great outdoors. Also part of the Estate is Davaar Island.
Situated on the Mull of Kintyre, Davaar Island is situated to the south east of Campbeltown at the mouth of Campbeltown Loch. Davaar Island forms part of Kildalloig Farm and provides acres of unspoilt and remote rugged countryside with stretches of secluded beaches and stunning sea views.
The island can only be reached on foot at low tide when the causeway, known locally as “the Dhorlin” is uncovered for 4-6 hours twice daily at low tide. Find out when low tide occurs from BBC Weather.
The main inhabitants on Davaar Island are wild goats and a rare breed of sheep. The island’s moorland, hills and rocky shore are home to a wealth of wildlife – peregrine falcons, porpoise, basking sharks, otters, seals and sea-birds are regular visitors, and even the occasional golden eagle may be seen. At the south of the island is the famous cave painting of Jesus on the crucifix and the coves on the shoreline of Davaar Island make for ideal picnic spots.
On the Northerly tip of the island there is compound within which there is a fully functioning lighthouse which helps ships navigating their way into Campbeltown Loch and the cottages – , The Lookout and Lightkeepers House.
Locally there is good fishing, riding, sailing, surfing, golf and day trips to islands such as Gigha and Islay (see activities).