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Claonaig Lodge

Near Tarbert, Argyll

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A magnificent house in a magnificent setting - that, in a nutshell, is Claonaig Lodge near Tarbert on the Mull of Kintyre in Western Scotland.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (3)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

It stands quite alone in extensive gardens in a commanding position on the hillside above Kilbrannan Sound, with fabulous views across to the mountains of Arran beyond.

The house is accessed via the little single track and very scenic road down the east side of the Sound. There is a wide gravel area to the front with parking for several vehicles or even a boat.

Inside it is spacious, bright and beautifully furnished. The large farmhouse-style dining kitchen has an electric Aga and further electric cooker, as well as French doors to the garden and there is a separate utility room. The sitting room has a wood-burning stove to augment the oil central heating and there is also a downstairs (ziplink) double bedroom and adjacent cloakroom.

Upstairs are three more bedrooms (all ziplink and one with en-suite shower) and a family bathroom. A large double garage adjoins the house, where there is a pool table and secure storage for bikes and equipment. With broadband as well, there really is very little left to wish for!

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Map & Local

The owners, keen golfers, bought the house for their own eventual use and it is within a forty five minute drive of the spectacular golf courses and beaches at Machrihanish, a spot also very popular with surfers.

Nearer to hand, Tarbert also has a golf course, as well as a riding centre, shops and some excellent pubs and restaurants that specialise in the local seafood.

There is splendid walking in the surrounding hills, while excursions include trips to the end of the Kintyre peninsula, perhaps continuing down the little road to the pretty village of Carradale with its beach and harbour, enjoying the stunning views on the way.

You don't have to content yourself with just looking, however, for in summer a ferry runs between Claonaig, just down the road and Lochranza on Arran. The Lodge could scarcely be better situated for a spot of island-hopping in fact. From Kennacraig (4 miles) you can catch the ferry to Islay with its amazing bird life and no less amazing distilleries and from Tayinloan to the little island of Gigha, famous for its Achamore Gardens.

From Tarbert, another ferry takes you over to Portavadie, from where you can explore the Kyles of Bute and the island of Bute itself. Thinking about it, from Claonaig Lodge you actually have ready access to a huge amount of some of the best of Scotland, as well as a superb place to come home to at the end of your busy day.

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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Sitting room with wood burner and TV/DVD
Dining kitchen with electric Aga, electric cooker, dishwasher etc.
Utility room with fridge-freezer, washing machine, tumble drier and microwave.
Double bedroom (ziplink)
Double garage/games room with pool table, table tennis and table football


Double bedroom (ziplink) with en suite Shower
Double bedroom (ziplink)
Twin bedroom (ziplink)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove. Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 3 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% May Half Term 2019 From 25/05/2019 to 27/05/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 01 Jun 19 From 01/06/2019 to 03/06/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 08 Jun 19 From 08/06/2019 to 10/06/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 15 Jun 19 From 15/06/2019 to 17/06/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 22 Jun 19 From 22/06/2019 to 24/06/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 29 Jun 19 From 29/06/2019 to 01/07/2019
  • Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 27/12/2019
  • New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 03/01/2020
  • October Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 01/11/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 8
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 £995.00 £995.00
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 £650.00 £850.00
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 £995.00 £995.00
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 £650.00 £850.00
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £495.00 £695.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £650.00 £850.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £450.00 £550.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £1,195.00 £1,195.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £1,195.00 £1,195.00
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Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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Lovely comfortable cottage, spacious well kept gardens and great location for exploring surrounding area.


clean and spacious very homely, good location close to the ferry


We adored this accommodation because it felt like a well-loved family home. It is in a fantastic location, with superb v...

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Absolutely fabulous very comfortable, home from home. The garden was amazing very large and secure my dog love it.


we have visited this cottage 3 times and it is lovely. it has a few issues that need addressing though. Water stopping, ...

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