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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: 3
  • 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 shower room.

Upstairs are three more bedrooms (all zip-link 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!


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.

Local Events and Attractions


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 (zip-link converts to twin)
Room with shower, WC and basin
Double garage/games room with pool table, table tennis and table football


Double bedroom (ziplink) with en suite Shower
Double bedroom (zip-link converts to Twin)
Twin bedroom (zip-link converts to King-size double)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

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

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. 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.

Please note: For Claonaig Lodge, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.



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

Booked Available

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 8
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 POA POA
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 POA POA
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 POA POA
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 POA POA
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 POA POA
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 POA POA
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 POA POA
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA POA
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £650.00 £750.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £750.00 £850.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £850.00 £995.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA POA
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 POA POA
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA POA
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 POA POA
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.

For Claonaig Lodge, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.


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The cottage was fabulous, you can tell this has been a loving family home with all the little trinkets and personal touc...

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Great house, beautiful location


Claonaig is a real home from home.
Our 2nd stay at Claonaig and we will definitely return again.
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Very nice indeed, we enjoyed the cottage clean and well equipped.


Wonderful cottage, great location, great garden.
Only reason a star is deducted is for the strong heating oil smel...

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