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Torrisdale Castle

Torrisdale By Carradale, Kintyre, Carradale PA28 6QT Scotland
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Our superb range of self-catering properties on Kintyre's east coast provide accommodation for groups of between 2 and 10 people. The estate offers the perfect opportunity to experience the comforts of modern day living whilst relaxing within a stunning and stress-free environment. Breaks are available for a minimum of 3 nights throughout the year.We are also embracing green technology, and have installed a biomass boiler to serve several properties on the estate, and a small hydro scheme which will generate enough electricity for 90 houses. In addition, our innovative tree planting scheme allows you, as our guest, to plant a tree for every holiday taken. Within the ground floor of the castle is a beautifully furnished self-catering apartment and set within the peaceful wooded grounds are a further four superb cottages and houses.The Kintyre Way passes through the estate, which is an ideal base for those looking to complete the long distance walk in individual stretches, being almost halfway on the 87 mile route.Of special interest at Torrisdale is the organic tannery, specialising in natural coloured sheepskins and deer skins using an ancient tanning method to produce a superior skin.
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Hannah L wrote a review Mar 2024
Prestwick, United Kingdom113 contributions60 helpful votes
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Had a midweek stay here in February - fabulous bothy accommodation that was perfectly equipped for our needs and we loved appreciating the dark skies and getting cosy by the fire. Friendly welcome from Emma & Niall (and Crumble and Magnus too - if you know, you know!) and thank you for making us so welcome! A perfect base to explore the Kintyre Peninsula - from swimming in Torrisdale Bay to finding the cave painting on Davaar Island, exploring Skipness Castle to walking in the footsteps of Paul McCartney there is so much to do nearby plus obviously check out the Kintyre Distillery just a short walk from the bothy! Highly recommend and look forward to returning to explore more of the peninsula!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the review Hannah and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to seeing you back again! Niall and Emma
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George Deacon wrote a review Mar 2024
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We stayed two nights taking both the beautiful Bothies. These bothies are so well designed with lovely elevated views over the estate. Incredibly clean and cozy with log burners. Attended Gin School which was loads of fun ! Saw loads of wildlife, visited the beach and nearby Carradale. Emma and Niall the perfect hosts ! This place is a must ! Book it now !
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks guys. Pleasure to meet you all and thank you for coming to stay, eat and make gin!!! See you next time. Niall and Emma.
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jax0502 wrote a review Aug 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
I recently spent an idyllic few days in the Garden Cottage at Torrisdale. I was on my own and thought I would be bored, but I couldn’t get enough of exploring the estate, the beach and local area . The cafe and gin distillery have transformed the estate since my previous visits in the 90s and I’m hoping to get back in the Autumn.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 15 Aug 2023
Thanks for the great review! Look forward to you visiting again! Niall
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David S wrote a review Aug 2023
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a weekend break in gardeners cottage, perfectly peaceful, comfortable and well prepared. Niall and Emma were the perfect welcoming hosts and the hot tub was particularly welcome! Made full use of the on site gin distillery, wonderful tea room and dog friendly facilities - can't wait to revisit!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Aug 2023
Thanks David, glad you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to you returning!
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Carol B wrote a review Aug 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
Had lunch at the restaurant at Torrisdale Castle. What an amazing setting. We sat on the terrace with a view down the valley. The staff were lovely, and the food was fabulous. We both had the quiche of the day which was beetroot and feta, served with salad which included items from the castle gardens. Lunch was then finished off with a scone and a slice of lemon and elderflower cake and coffee. It is well worth a visit and is an easy drive from Campbelltown. We both had dogs with us and after lunch we took a leisurely stroll through the grounds. Definitely worth another visit.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 15 Aug 2023
Hello, glad you enjoyed coming to the cafe! We have a few additional changes planned for next year so watch this space!!
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George A wrote a review Jul 2023
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Been coming here since 2019., Ordinarily in October, This time we elected for two weeks in South Lodge in June. What a wonderful time we had. Light lingering well toward midnight and the Lodge provided the perfect bolthole for the environment. On the first night there was an Otter playing on the beach while we watched from the lounge window. A Red Squirrel is now active within 50 m of the front door. The usual welcome from the hosts. Everything you needed for the stay, possibly a washer drier for those days where it was showery would be nice, but didn't impact the stay. We even had a beach tan! I can't see next year being in a different place. Just wonderful.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 21 Jul 2023
Thanks for the review George, looking forward to seeing you both next time!
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Pam R wrote a review Jun 2023
Stirling, United Kingdom101 contributions58 helpful votes
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Had the most amazing week staying at the Garden Cottage during probably the hottest week of the year. Our visit was 2019 and our stay was just as good if not better. Enjoyed afternoon tea at the newly open tearoom indulging in the best tasting quiche ever, clearly freshly baked. Of course no trip is complete without sample tej many guns available. We spent a lot of time on the estate, swam in Torrisdale Bay and enjoyed the comfort of the cottage and the hot tub early in the morning! The dogs made themselves. A solid 11/10 for our stay !
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Niall Macalister Hall, Owner at Torrisdale Castle
Responded 28 Jun 2023
Hi Guys, thanks very much for the great review! Just in case anyone else reads it, you did of course mean 'gins' and not 'guns' otherwise we may well get a different sort of clientele!!!!!!! See you again next time! Niall
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Steve B wrote a review Nov 2022
Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom33 contributions7 helpful votes
Super Soup Going past the Castle on the way to somewhere else to eat I said I had never been to the Castle tearoom so we changed our minds and made our way up the track. The tearoom was warm and comfortable and the selection of foods was not huge but very tasty looking. I had a large bowl of very tasty soup made with products from their own garden as well as a smoked salmon sandwich using a homemade bread and local salmon. The service was unobtrusive and the price was surprisingly low for the quality. The accessible toilet was not only clean and spacious but it had nappies, baby and adult. Sanitary products and other products freely available. I have never seen a better supplied accessible toilet. Will I go back? A resounding yes. Will I recommend it? Of course.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 7 Dec 2022
Thanks very much for the review and glad you enjoyed your visit! The wee things always help we think such as products in the toilet. Niall
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farfromhomeReading wrote a review Oct 2022
reading150 contributions95 helpful votes
Wonderful stay in the Servants' Quarters with our pug. We loved: Emma's warm welcome, the free gin, and tea tray. The accommodation was lovely, and we made use of the hot tub. We restocked with gin at the shop and peaked into the cafe. I wish we had not bought as much food as the lunches looked lovely. The castle is a perfect site if you love walking, nature and the beaches. We really felt freshed. thank you Emma. We will come back we hope.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 25 Oct 2022
Thanks guys for the great review and glad you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to seeing you again for another refresh!
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Shiona G wrote a review Aug 2022
Ayrshire, United Kingdom20 contributions24 helpful votes
Our second visit to the beautiful Torrisdale Castle Estate. As you turn off the main road, you feel the therapeutic effect of Torrisdale and the relaxation begins! We stayed in the Servants' Quarters this time which was super accommodation, plenty of space for 4 adults and 2 dogs. Lots of nice touches in the property, and lovely views from the garden furniture on the lawn. The hot tub and sauna were a big hit, even in the rain! It was very easy to clock up the daily steps in such beautiful surroundings, either down to the beach, around the estate, or the treat of a visit to the onsite cafe serving the most delicious menu. We would heartily recommend the afternoon tea ( the gin option!). Niall & Emma work really hard to provide a great experience for all visitors to the estate, and are superb hosts, with a great team of staff. Looking forward to seeing the completion of the bothies - might be the next destination on our tour of Torrisdale! Thanks for a great week, and we look forward to returning soon.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Aug 2022
Thanks for the great review and it was a shame you didn't get decent weather for the most part! The bothies will soon be finished - watch this space!!! Niall
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Frequently Asked Questions about Torrisdale Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Torrisdale Castle?
Nearby attractions include Kintyre Peninsula (2.5 miles), The Kintyre Way (4.4 miles), and Carradale Bay (1.1 miles).
Is parking available at Torrisdale Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Torrisdale Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Glen Bar and Restaurant, Ashbank Hotel Restaurant, and The Carradale Hotel.
Are pets allowed at Torrisdale Castle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Torrisdale Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilpatrick Dun (9.3 miles).