New Orleans provides the classic Scottish seaside holiday spot, with an abundant number of rocky and sandy beaches close by.
These two seaside cottages, Fisherman’s Cottage and New Orleans (refs SBW and SRRL) are located on Kildalloig Estate on The Mull of Kintyre. Kildalloig is a working hill farm and native luing cattle and blackface sheep can be seen grazing on the hills. Set against the rugged beauty of the sea and the wild landscape of the Kintyre Peninsula, these holiday cottages provide an idyllic sanctuary, offering modern amenities and historic coastal charm. Surrounded by natural beauty and sea views, each cottage is comfortably furnished, provides wonderful character and history, and has been thoughtfully arranged to accommodate couples, honeymooners, families, golfers, hikers, birdwatchers and other visitors. Well-behaved dogs are welcome too. There are wonderful stretches of secluded beach and coastal walks with coves and rock pools, and the fascinating little island of Davaar with its lighthouse, cave painting and wild goats which can be reached on foot at low tide. There are marvellous walks along the coast and through woodland on the estate, where seals, otters and a variety of birds can be seen, and in the hills, where golden eagles soar.
The cottages provide the classic Scottish seaside holiday spot with an abundant number of rocky and sandy beaches close by and pristine sandy beaches within 5-15 minutes’ drive. Activities locally include surfing, sea fishing, pony trekking and mountain biking. The cottages are ideally placed for island hopping to Gigha, Islay and Arran with ferries within 45 minutes’ away. Kintyre is home to 5 golf courses, the most famous is the championship course at Machrihanish with its stunning and infamous first hole and 3 miles of award-winning sandy beach. There are a further two 18-hole golf courses, Southend and Machrihanish Dune, and two excellent 9-hole courses in Carradale and Tarbert. Campbeltown,3 miles, has supermarkets, shops, and restaurants. There is a modern leisure centre with large infinity swimming pool, fitness suite including gym and weights, and relaxation suite (steam room and sauna). There are also conference facilities and a library with free high speed Wi-Fi.
In the Victorian Age, Campbeltown was known as the whisky capital of the world and had over 30 whisky distilleries. Today only two survive, Glen Scotia and Springbank. Whisky tours with tasting are available most days and the associated whisky shop, Eaglesomes, has a large variety of old and new whiskies for sale. Further attractions in Campbeltown include the busy little harbour with fishing boats, yacht marina and a large quay for ships loading timber and wind turbine towers produced locally. There is also a ferry terminal with a ferry that runs to Ardrossan on the Ayrshire Coast during the summer months. Other noteworthy attractions are the Campbeltown Cross, the quaint Art Deco cinema ’The Wee Picture House’ which shows a variety of new and old films most days. There is also a museum and the Linda McCartney memorial garden, and the Campbeltown Pottery where a demonstration of traditional hand throwing can be seen and commissions can be ordered. A visit to The Mull Lighthouse, which is a 5-mile drive away, is a must, likewise a visit to The Muneroy Tearoom at Southend, renowned for its delicious soup with homemade rolls and home baking. Fishing available nearby. Shops and pubs 3 miles.
Located in a secluded bay next to the shore, New Orleans is a perfect secluded hideaway. The spacious sun room affords a panoramic view of the sea and Davaar Island. A variety of seabirds and animals such as otters and dolphins are regularly seen. There is a secluded garden at the rear of the cottage, with a burn flowing past and woods beyond which is an ideal location for picnics and bird watching.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, TV and DVD player.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed, wooden floor, sloping ceiling and Velux window.
Bathroom: With bath, shower, toilet, heated towel rail, sloping ceiling and Velux window.
Electric heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Cot and highchair available on request. Enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture and barbecue. Private beach. Parking. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. Please note: No children. The property has a natural water supply from spring. There is an unfenced stream and sea frontage in the garden.