We spent our 20th wedding anniversary in Garden Cottage at Torrisdale Castle - and had a thoroughly speldid time. We wanted to explore Kintyre - having never visited before - but chanced on Garden Cottage with it's eco hot tub and went for it. Wow. It's a littel idyll in the middle of the woods - with open views across the old walled garden. The hot tub is very special - needs a bit of work to understand it but if you're happy with any multi fuel stove you'll have no problems there. The cottage is simple, spacious for 2 with all that you need for a get away from it break. It's not super luxurious - but doesn't pretend to be - but is warm, cosy and the bed is very comfortable. The wooden shutters even facilitate sleeping beyond dawn. We watched seals and otters and any number of sea birds - and picked enough blackberries for a year's supply of jam. Niall made sure we had everything we needed - and then we were left in peace. Highly recommended if you want peace and quiet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Torrisdale Castle Carradale, Scotland