There is a great range of accommodation options across the Kintyre Peninsula. From golf retreats, seaside campsites and budget-friendly hotels to cosy, family-run B&Bs, farms and a lighthouse by the sea – there is something for everyone and every budget.
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Kintyre isn’t about bucket list attractions; the simple things make for good exploring here, such as venturing along snaky lanes to the isolated Mull of Kintyre. Walk along the miles of sand at Machrihanish with views over to Islay, Jura and Ireland.
This place is more about disconnecting from the world and connecting with nature. Take the time to awaken your senses slowly and meaningfully. VisitKintyre with all the pleasures of slow travel.
Before you start looking for your dream holiday home, check out this guide about the different accommodation types in Scotland. In the Kintyre Peninsula, there are no chain hotels; most of the hotels or B&B are small premises.
So early booking is essential, especially for those driving the Kintyre 66 route in the summer months. Some Kintyre hotels and places to stay have a two-night minimum stay, especially self-catering ones.
Kintyre Hotels and Places to Stay
Make sure to stick to the check-in times outlined by your host, unless you have agreed to an out-of-hours check-in with your host in advance. This is important if you are staying in a B&B or arranging to collect keys to a self-catering property.
Navigation, GPS and WIFI
I would recommend having both GPS and a paper map. Internet and Wifi in this region might be very patchy or have no signal. Postcodes in GPS systems can often cover a large area of ground. Make sure you have directions to your accommodation for each evening, as you won’t always have a phone signal in the more remote areas.
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Below are some of my favourite Kintyre hotels and places to stay.
I was specifically looking for Kintyre hotels and places to stay that could show the best of what the Kintyre Peninsula offers. Remember, the accommodation you choose is a key part of your holiday experience. Choose it wisely!
On Scotland's beautiful west coast, the Anchor Hotel and Seabed Restaurant in Tarbert will provide you with luxury accommodation and delicious Scottish breakfasts. You'll get to enjoy the beautiful harbour view while dining on high-quality restaurant food that had been freshly prepared.
The Harbour House is located in Tarbert Loch Fyne, Argyll and Bute and doesn't disappoint with its views of the harbour. The townhouse offers tastefully furnished, well-renovated guest rooms with satellite TV and private bathroom as well as the comforting atmosphere of a stay at home.
The Argyll Hotel is close to Campbeltown, on Bellochantuy Bay. The Argyll has a huge conservatory restaurant and a large terrace with the beach in sight. The owners have 2 adorable Dalmatian dogs named Struan and Talaidh. If you're looking for a place to relax, the private beach is very close by.
Lovely Victorian property right on the sea with exceptional views overlooking the Campbeltown Loch. It's a beautiful house, with lots of features that originated from the Italian style. The hotel also has an award-winning restaurant overlooking the Campbeltown Loch. For the best experience book a gorgeous sea view room with four-poster beds and Victorian windows
It's great for walkers, cyclists and Kintyre Way enthusiasts wanting to cycle-tour around Scotland. The property is also in close proximity to a bird & wildlife watcher's paradise with roaming seabirds and seals.
High Trodigal is a luxury self-catering holiday cottage located in Machrihanish, on the west coast of Scotland, offering luxury accommodation for couples with stunning views to Kintyre and the islands of the Inner Hebrides
Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Carradale, on the East Coast of the Kintyre Peninsula, this welcoming family-run hotel boasts spectacular views across the Kilbrannan Sound to Arran and Ailsa Craig. The Ashbank Hotel is a perfect base from which to explore the local area. Stand next to a golf course and a range of attractions, all within easy reach
Lovely two bedroomed cottage perfectly located off the beaten track in the heart of Kintyre. Perfect for those looking to escape from the hustle & bustle, a stay at the cottage will give you space to relax and unwind. For those who love walking with their dog, or exploring Arran & the Kintyre Peninsula, this is just what you're looking for.
The Davaar Lighthouse still belongs and is operated by The Northern Lighthouse Board. The rest of the lighthouse complex is privately owned which includes The Principal Lighthouse Keeper’s House which has been converted into a holiday let. There is also the old wartime Signal Station also converted into a holiday cottage – The lookout.
Today, you can stay at the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage as a part of an extraordinary experience. Keepers Cottage, Lookout and two wood cabins (Minke & Barnacle) are part of luxury self-catering accommodation. If you’re looking for a quiet, peaceful place to relax in the most beautiful scenery, this is the perfect location
The CaraPod will quickly become your perfect getaway. Located just a few steps from the marvellous Point Sands beach and boasting a private & exclusive wood-fired hot tub, it is the perfect location for you and your significant other to relax and soak up the sun while listening to the soothing waves behind your life whilst sipping champagne.
This traditional, stone-built, detached farmhouse is located on the owner's 250-acre beef farm and is set in a beautiful, secluded location just five miles from Campbeltown. Positioned on the Kintyre Peninsula, this property offers panoramic countryside views and period accommodation. With three double bedrooms one en-suite, two twin rooms, one of which is also en-suite, and a single, this is an excellent place for a large family reunion, a group holiday with friends or a small tour group
A light, modern cottage has three bedrooms; the master bedroom is an en suite double, while the two additional bedrooms are spacious twins. There is a fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with shower, off-street parking and attractive front and back gardens. In the rear garden, you will find outdoor seating, a gas barbecue and children’s outdoor toys. The property also boasts sea views from the rear garden