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Kilchrist Castle

Machrihanish, Argyll and Bute

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Sleeps 13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 4
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Four Poster
Quirky
Rustic
Castles
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious castle with wonderful period features, open fires, four-poster beds & hot tub
  • Get competitive in the games room or explore the 8 acres of grounds
  • Explore the Kintyre Way, golf at Machrihanish Golf Course or go surfing at Westport Beach
Property code: 83009

Wonderful historic castle located in an idyllic position with period features, open fires and well-equipped games room for all the family to enjoy, plus within easy reach of beautiful sandy beaches.

Treat yourselves to a truly regal stay when you take over this castle at Oatfield on the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll and Bute, western Scotland. Situated 3 miles from Campbeltown and 5.5 miles from Machrihanish, the unique holiday home sleeps up to 13 guests within colourful, historic surroundings. Set in eight acres of its own grounds, the seven-bedroom property also welcomes up to four happy hounds, who will enjoy exploring the beautiful woodland with you. Spend your days walking, playing golf and even surfing from beautiful beaches with members of your party. Return home to play in the games room or relax beside a roaring open fire.

Spoil yourselves with a touch of the noble life, when you open the door on to this Scottish castle. Host celebrations and mark special occasions in the elegant dining room, where you can also light the open fire and play music though Bluetooth soundbar. Make your way through to the impressive lounge afterwards to relax in front of yet another crackling open fire or to find a film for everyone to watch together on the Smart TV. On warm days, open the French doors in here so people can step out into the fresh air. Also at this level, are two WCs and the games room, where you can challenge each other to tournaments. Make your way down to the lower ground floor to prepare hearty feasts in the kitchen/diner, where you can choose to sit at the table or central island. There is also a utility room down here. Follow the spiral staircase up to the first floor to discover a twin bedroom and two four-poster doubles, with Jack and Jill bathrooms connecting to the hall. On the floor above, there are two more double rooms, plus a single and a twin. The family bathroom is also up here. Indulge yourself with long walks through the grounds and summer lunches out on the terrace. Find plenty of parking at the castle.

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  • 7 bedrooms – 2 four-poster doubles, 1 twin, 2 doubles and 2 singles (one with an additional full-sized single pull-out bed)
  •  1 Jack and Jill en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower and WC, 1 Jack and Jill en-suite bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, and 2 separate WCs
  • Electric range oven with gas hob, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 6 seater hot tub
  • 2 open fires (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in lounge and Bluetooth soundbar
  • Games room with a roulette table, chess and poker, 6 ft foldable snooker/pool table and a variety of books, puzzles and board games
  • Enclosed garden with seating areas
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample private off-road parking
  • steep stairs throughout the property- children must be supervised
  • Spiral stair case
  • CCTV covering car park area at top of the drive
  • Shops, pubs, restaurants 3 miles, beach 5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Set in wonderfully secluded and idyllic surroundings, the castle is within easy reach of the bustling harbour town of Campbeltown (3 miles) where you will find an array of great independent shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants. The town is also home to three major distilleries, the Campbeltown Heritage Centre, Dalintober Beach and the Linda McCartney Memorial Garden.

Heading to the west of the peninsula you will come to the thriving coastal village of Machrihanish (5.5 miles), home of the internationally famous Machrihanish Golf Club and the superb Machrihanish Seabird/Wildlife Observatory where you can spot rare birds including Balearic shearwaters and Leach’s petrels. This breathtaking part of the Kintyre Peninsula can be accessed by road, plane or ferry, and is known for its unspoiled beauty, splendid long white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife. The peninsula is an ideal destination for golfers, cyclists, nature lovers, water sports enthusiasts and walkers following the Kintyre Way.

Other local attractions include Westport Beach – a popular surfing spot (8 miles), Tangy Mill (10 miles), Lussa Loch (10.5 miles), Smerby Castle (6 miles), Dunaverty Rock and St Columba’s Chapel, Footprints and Holy Well (both 8.5 miles). You can also take a ferry or boat trip out to explore islands including Gigha, Arran, Islay and Jura.

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This property is personally managed by Sarah.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Bob 29th April 2022

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We had a great weekend at the castle The facilities are excellently throughout and the welcome was first rate.

Reviewed by Samantha 14th January 2022

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Our week at Kilchrist was beautiful. The castle had everything we needed and was beautifully set out. The caretaker was accommodating and helped wherever we needed. The location is stunning and the locals are lovely. The bedrooms are spacious and again have everything we need. Gemma and her family have created a lovely atmosphere here and we will dRead moreefinitely visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 29th December 2021

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Superb venue with character for a group of adults and teenagers over New Year. Cleanliness second to none. Kitchen well appointed. Fantastic comfortable public rooms and bedrooms. Cosy and warm. Beautiful surroundings. Caretaker was always on hand to help. Lots of lovely local walks and wild swimming locations close by; the hot tub was a great asseRead moret afterwards. Thankyou. Munro party. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 23rd October 2021

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Beautifully decorated and full of charm and character. Very well equipped. Had a fantastic holiday to celebrate our wedding anniversary with our family.

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