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1 night (Nov 28 - Nov 29)
2 adults

Carradales

4.9 (74 reviews)

Tel: 01583 431119
Carradales is a traditionally built Victorian detached house, originally built as a Church of Scotland Manse in 1880. Completely refurbished, Carradales offers luxury guest house accommodation. Guests can also enjoy the roaring fire from the Victorian Fireplace in the beautiful lounge and log burner in the dining room. A full Scottish, lighter option or vegetarian breakfast and evening meal can be enjoyed from the warmth of the wood burner in the dining room. Meals are created by our professional Chef, Steve and are made from locally sourced ingredients. Located for exploring this stunning part of the Kintyre Peninsula popular with walkers, nature lovers, golfers, game shooting, water sports enthusiasts and those looking to relax and enjoy the breath-taking and tranquil scenery. Quite simply we offer charm and hospitality with character, style and comfort to create a homely environment. We look forward to seeing you!

rooms

Tarbert Kingsize (Ground)

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En suite

This cosy ground floor room named after Tarbert Castle, offers a wonderful ki... more >

This cosy ground floor room named after Tarbert Castle, offers a wonderful king size bed for a truly comfortable stay. Tarbert benefits from Deer wallpaper by Designer Guild and is the perfect little hideaway to kick back and relax in.
Soothe your mind and body in your spacious Victorian inspired en suite bathroom using toiletries from “Arran Aromatics”. With underfloor heating, double ended Wilmslow bath and a separate walk in Mira shower, you’ll be completely relaxed in no time at all.Room Facilities:

  • Ensuite undefloor heating
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bath Ensuite
  • Bath Tub
  • Bathrobes
  • Bottled Water (Complimentary)
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Designer Toiletries
  • Desk Chair
  • Duvet
  • Egyptian Cotton Linen
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • King Size Bed
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Satellite Television Channels
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Wifi Free
  • Work Desk with Lamp

Skipness. Kingsize bed.

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En suite

Skipness, a first floor room has been individually designed with ceiling chan... more >

Skipness, a first floor room has been individually designed with ceiling chandeliers, luxury feature wallpaper and a super king bed with Victorian inspired luxurious ensuite bathroom complete with underfloor heating and infra red demisting mirror.Room Facilities:

  • Ensuite undefloor heating
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bath Ensuite
  • Bath Tub
  • Bathrobes
  • Bottled Water (Complimentary)
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Designer Toiletries
  • Desk Chair
  • Duvet
  • Egyptian Cotton Linen
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • King Size Bed
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Satellite Television Channels
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Wifi Free
  • Work Desk with Lamp

Saddell. Superking or Twin bed

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En suite

Saddell named after Saddell Castle, a first floor room has been designed with... more >

Saddell named after Saddell Castle, a first floor room has been designed with ceiling chandeliers, luxury feature wallpaper and with new links comfy super king bed so this can be converted to 2 single beds. This room has a contemorary ensuite walk in shower complete with underfloor heating.Room Facilities:

  • Ensuite undefloor heating
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bath Ensuite
  • Bathrobes
  • Bottled Water (Complimentary)
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Designer Toiletries
  • Desk Chair
  • Duvet
  • Egyptian Cotton Linen
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Satellite Television Channels
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free
  • Work Desk with Lamp
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Dunaverty. Superking or Twin bed

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En suite

Dunaverty named after the Castle is a first floor room designed with ceiling... more >

Dunaverty named after the Castle is a first floor room designed with ceiling chandeliers, luxury feature wallpaper and with a links comfy super king bed so can be converted to a twin bed. This room has a contemorary ensuite walk in shower complete with underfloor heating and infra red demisting mirror.Room Facilities:

  • Ensuite undefloor heating
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bath Ensuite
  • Bath Tub
  • Bathrobes
  • Bottled Water (Complimentary)
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Crockery & Utensils Supplied
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Designer Toiletries
  • Desk Chair
  • Duvet
  • Egyptian Cotton Linen
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • King Size Bed
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Satellite Television Channels
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Wifi Free
  • Work Desk with Lamp

Facilities

  • Bar Available
  • Disabled Parking
  • Drying Facilities
  • Early Breakfast By Arrangement
  • Evening Meal By Arrangement
  • Full Alcohol Drinks Licence
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry And Dry Clean (Charge)
  • Log Fire
  • Lounge
  • Packed Lunch By Arrangement
  • Television Lounge

Policies

Check In: Between 15:30 and 16:30
Check Out: Between 10:00 and 10:30
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: All guests must be 18 or over, no children are allowed.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: All groups are accepted.

Average

4.9
out of 5
74 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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18th November 2021:

A wonderful stay - comfort, great food and such wonderful hosts

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You will not beat the quality of the food at Carradales. I suggest travellers eat there all the time! Great walks from the venue and around.

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5
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9th November 2021:

Just had the most wonderful short break staying here. Maurice and Steve are fabulous hosts, they have an absolute gem of a place. The food was excellent, beautifully presented, plentiful and delicious. Sitting in the lounge in front of a roaring fire after dinner with a gin in hand, what more could you ask for!! Our room was beautiful, well presented, warm and very comfortable. Will definitely be returning.

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4.8
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20th October 2021:

An excellent stay with top quality meals and first class service, highly recommended.

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An excellent base for touring Kintyre with all sights in easy reach. The Glen Bar & Restaurant serve excellent food and drink and this is an easy walk from Carradales.

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4.8
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4th October 2021:

Yes, excellent in all respects

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Always check what to do and visit in advance - but there is lots!

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5
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28th September 2021:

We had a fantastic stay at Carradales to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Maurice and Steve were excellent hosts who went out of their way to ensure our stay was so enjoyable. Our room was great in every respect and the overall ambiance of the Guest House is so welcoming and relaxing. We ate in Carradales each night and were glad that we did, the food was excellent and the service was of a very high standard. Evenings by the fire in the lounge were very relaxing. Our hosts were very attentive and couldn't have done anything more to make our stay more enjoyable.

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5
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25th September 2021:

My husband and I have just had a very enjoyable two days at Carradales. Spotlessly clean, very quiet and relaxing, good food and nothing was too much trouble. Steve and Maurice were wonderful hosts and we came back home feeling relaxed and pampered. Good information about things to do from Steve and we will definitely come back as two days definitely wasn't long enough. If you like walks and peace and quiet it is wonderful.

Tips:

If you like Whiskey the Springbank Distilery in Campbeltown is very special and also in Campbeltown the Number Forty Two restaurant was really good.

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4.8
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22nd September 2021:

Our stay at Carradales was just brilliant. Steve and Maurice go out of their way to make guests feel relaxed and at home in their beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean boutique hotel. Steve is a fab chef and his seafood dishes are to die for. He does not stint on portion size either, so make sure you take a healthy appetite with you! Cannot recommend Carradales enough. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Tips:

Don't miss out on a visit to Saddell Bay, Torrisdale Castle and Campbeltown itself. If you are looking for a game of golf, Machrihanish is a great course as is Dunaverty. The Ugadale hotel has a small spa and offers a range of treatments all reasaonably priced. If food is your thing, eat at Carradales every night if you can. No other local chef comes close to being as good as Steve.

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4.8
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2nd September 2021:

Maurice and Steve could not have been more helpful and were very informative about the local area. The presentation of the breakfast and the quality of the produce was very good.

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4.5
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27th August 2021:

Very friendly and helpfull.

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Most of what the hosts suggest, they know the area well.

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5
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25th August 2021:

Superb bed and breakfast. Maurice & Steve are fantastic hosts. They are attentive & very friendly. Lovely decor throughout the building. Bedrooms were so comfortable. Food was very good. Would definitely recommend this gem set in the stunning village of Carradale. Thanks again Maurice & Steve for welcoming us into your home x

Tips:

Beautiful walks around village. Stunning bay. Only one other restaurant in village which is very close to the bed and breakfast. We ate there one night but didn’t come up to Steve’s standards.

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5
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21st August 2021:

Very warm welcome from Maurice and Steve. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Food was amazing and for a relatively small B&B the choices of meals was fantastic. Rooms were very clean and tidy, as were the communal areas and dining/lounge areas. The quality of the establishment is testament to the fantastic attention to detail, which was obvious throughout. Really enjoyed our few days. Thank you.

Tips:

Ideally placed tor day trips to Arran (Brodick Castle is a must) and Gigha especially, as well as for many of the more local attractions on Kintyre. Car transport is essential to get the most out of your stay, although Kintyre is a great place for both walking and cycling. A haven for wildlife lovers with golden eagles, hawks and seals being the more unusual.

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4.8
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16th August 2021:

Lovely guest house, large en suite room and very comfortable extra large bed. Whole guest house was spotless. Maurice and Steve went out of their way to ensure we had the best stay possible

Tips:

The beach as about a 15 minute walk and Campbletown is about 14 miles away by car.

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5
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15th August 2021:

Maurice and Steve are fabulous hosts and can’t do enough to make sure your stay is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

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5
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11th August 2021:

Absolutely brilliant - very enjoyable on all fronts: room, food, hosts and loads of things to do roundabout.

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4.8
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3rd August 2021:

Very comfortable stay. Very welcoming and great food

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5
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27th July 2021:

A beautiful guest house in a lovely quiet location. This was our second visit and we will definitely be coming back. Maurice and Steve are wonderful- welcoming and hospitable as well as great fun. The food is great too. Plus the design of the rooms is to a very high standard. Highly recommended.

Tips:

We love walking and wildlife/ bird watching, there’s plenty of local walks without having to drive. Maurice and Steve provide maps. Further afield , the Mull of Kintyre is worth a visit- you can see N Ireland on a clear day. Plus the beaches at Saddell and Southend and day trips to the islands of Giagha and Arran.

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5
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17th July 2021:

Great place, great food, great fun and lovely people. Had a smashing time. Many thanks

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Take your time, seek out of the way places, take advice from Steve and Maurice

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5
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10th July 2021:

We really enjoyed our short stay at Carradales. We were made to feel very welcome. Very high standard of accommodation. Excellent dining!

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4.5
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5th July 2021:

Very friendly and attentive service, good information provided on local area and food/rooms great

Tips:

Definitely book DBB as very limited restaurant offerings locally. Carradale Bay & walks close by worth doing as is trip to Gigha via Tayinloan ferry

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5
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4th July 2021:

Carradales is a fabulous place to stay and I would thoroughly recommend it. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very clean, and the bed was extremely comfortable. Maurice and Steve were so welcoming and friendly, and were excellent hosts. The food was exceptional, all home cooked to a really high standard by Steve. I am really looking forward to returning!

Tips:

There are some beautiful beaches and walks in the Kintyre peninsula. Carradale Bay is lovely, and we enjoyed visiting Saddell Bay, Southend and Machrihanish.

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5
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4th July 2021:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Maurice and Steve could not have been more helpful. They gave us lots of advice about the area and generally made us feel very welcome.

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Carradale is very attractive village. We ate both nights at Carradales and the meals were excellent. We a had coffee at The Bluebell cafe in Campbeltown and at the Old Clubhouse in Macrahanish and both were good. Saddel Castle was poorly signed but when we did find it the statue is worth seeing and the beach lovely. We feel there is plenty left to see and do and hope to return.

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5
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29th June 2021:

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5
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27th June 2021:

A hearty welcome assured us that we would enjoy our stay…and we certainly did! Room and bathroom exceptionally clean. Breakfast and evening meal were both excellent. There were little extras ( fresh flowers and treats in the room ) which made our stay very special.

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Ferndeane, in the village, for a light lunch or coffee and cake was very good.

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4.8
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22nd June 2021:

We have just had 3 nights at Carradales and enjoyed every minute of it. We live in Ayrshire but came to Kintyre from Arran. Never heard of the Guest House which I would say was equally as good if not better than a 5 star hotel. Maurice and Steve welcomed us with a lovely cup of tea in the lounge.. As there were only 4 couples there we enjoyed our dinner and then were pleased to chat with other guests over a coffee or a nightcap or both.

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We did not visit other restaurants as the food was so delicious and beautifully presented. When choosing Menu for dinner or breakfast we were told exactly what we were going to receive. We had a coffee out and snack at lunchtime, knowing we would be served in the evening with exceptional dinner. We visited Campbeltown and a Gin distillery and slowly wandered around and down to the harbour at Carradale

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5
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4th June 2021:

Steve and Maurice made us feel so welcome upon arrival . They shared maps of the area with things to see and do which was a lovely touch. The food was incredible, you can see that Steve puts so much time into this with truly amazing results both me and my wife were absolutely blown away with this as we were not expecting such fine dining . The rooms are to a high standard with an immaculate level of cleanliness. We cannot wait to return !

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We could not add anything that Maurice and Steve would not already tell you !

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Carradales. It was a real pleasure to meet you. We're glad that you had a lovely time and that you were able to see the wonderful highlights that Kintyre has to offer around the K66 and beyond. We sincerely hope that you do come back again where a warm welcome will awaits you again! Very best wishes, Maurice and Steve.

5
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17th May 2021:

Steve and Maurice were very helpful in every way and made us feel at home from the first minute. A great stay

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5
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17th November 2020:

Stephen and Maurice made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived and throughout our stay. We really enjoyed the breakfasts and dinners but had to work up good appetites to manage the generous portions! The whole house has been sympathetically furnished and decorated to a high standard and in keeping with the period for the original manse but with modern twists. The open fire and log burner in the lounge and dining room were much appreciated given the weather outside. Highly recommended.

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We were fortunate to be able to try Number 42 in Campbeltown which was in its first week of opening. Great tasting fish, a good atmosphere and reasonable value for money. Carradale has a lovely large beach and is well connected with many paths with good signposts. Bring a pair of binoculars too to see the bird life. There is no longer a fuel station in Carradale so keep an eye on your tank...

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5
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19th October 2020:

We had a lovely stay at Carradales. The room was spotless and all covid guidelines were clear on arrival. We had dinner both nights and the food was well planned and cooked with local seasonal produce. The highlight of the trip was meeting Maurice and Steve who gave us great information about Kintyre and friendly chat. We will certainly recommend both the guest house and the location.

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Lovely peaceful beach at Carradale bay and great walk and views from the Mull of Kintyre. Also enjoyed seeing Saddell castle and the Anthony Gormley sculpture.

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4.8
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18th October 2020:

Maurice and Steve were very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. In these strange Covid days we also felt very safe. Excellent breakfasts and great choices and quality for evening meal. Real fires in dining room and lounge added to the ambience. Thoroughly recommended.

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Lots of lovely walks in the local Carradale area.

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4.8
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12th October 2020:

A beautiful old house, sumptuous rooms, a genuine and warm welcome, and excellent cooking. Highly recommended.

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Things to do or see...Seafood Shack at Skipness; Beinn an Tuirc Gin distillery; the Gormley statue at Saddell; Mounteroy's cakes at the Southend; Campbeltown Lighthouse; Machrihanish Golf Club; the whole of the West Coast surf; Big Jessie's tearoom at Tayinloan.

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4.8
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12th October 2020:

Welcoming friendly and attentive owners. Keen to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Steve is a knowledgeable and skilled chef who loves and takes pride in the high quality food he presents. Along with Maurice they make a formidable pair running a first class establishment.

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5
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26th September 2020:

Steve and Maurice were very welcoming, showed a genuine interest in us,, couldn’t do enough for us,, food was Amazing

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There’s a couple of hotels near by, also Carradale Golf Course, nice area for walking,, Campbeltown is a nice 30 minutes drive away, scenery is beautiful

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5
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22nd September 2020:

A very high standard of cleanliness, especially given current Covid guidelines. We felt very safe with the high standard of cleanliness The Guest House is beautiful. The owners were lovely and ensured our stay was tailored to our needs throughout our stay. I would highly recommend Carradales . Thank you to Maurice and Steve for a lovely break

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5
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18th September 2020:

very friendly and helpful lovely food

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T o fully enjoy the location visitors should be able to walk freely

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4.5
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15th September 2020:

There's a family atmosphere here, but sometimes you have to think on your feet! The victuals are faultless, though Steve sometimes offers daunting plates and you kick yourself for being unable to finish everything. His dishes are very imaginative and his recipes flexible. He and Maurice have created a lovely home of which they are very proud and to which they clearly enjoy welcoming guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with them in spite of the weather.

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Carradale's attraction lies in its isolation: don't come here if you want to stand too close to people on the beach. Do come if you want a mile-long stretch of sand more or less to yourself. It is my favourite beach in the whole world – because I don't like crowds. Maurice and Steve use local produce wherever possible, including the gin (the distillery, five miles away, is worth a visit) and the beer (which is brewed just north of Inverary). The only lunch we had was at the pub at Machrahinish on the opposite side of the peninsula, which was fine.

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4.8
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12th September 2020:

We liked the friendly approach and the helpful tips re visits to make. We really enjoyed Steve's wonderful food! We were made to feel very much at home.

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The E side of Kintyre is beautiful and quiet. Having heard Campbeltown was a bit run down, we were pleasantly surprised by its many small shops, cafes and interesting buildings. The seafood cabin at Skipness is a victim of its own success, and best visited at quiet times, but Skipness is lovely. The walk to Mull of Kintyre lighthouse is most impressive and worth doing, as is Machrihanish beach. In Tarbert, the 'Blue' walk taking in the castle and the hillside beyond has stunning views.

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5
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8th September 2020:

Beautifully restored and furnished. Immaculate and spotless bedrooms. Great service - warmth,humour and style! Our biggest regret was not trying the dinners because of previous arrangements. Steve, professional chef, speaks with real passion and knowledge of his recipes and ingredients. Best wishes guys. You deserve much success. Hope to stay again and have dinner one day! Regards, Julie

Tips:

Carradale beach is a pleasant walk through the Caravan Park woods. Try the fish and seafood especially the langoustines.

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much Julie for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure to meet you both and glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Be sure to pay us a visit again! Best wishes, Maurice & Steve.

4.5
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6th September 2020:

We had a fantastic stay, the best possible end to our stay in Scotland. We very much enjoyed your company!

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The local beach is amazing, and empty! The view of Arran from the seafood cabin in Skipness is worth the drive down 'the long and winding road.' We'd also recommend walking to the chapel, and then beyond, for an even better view.

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5
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29th August 2020:

Two brilliant hosts nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast and evening meals were delicious room was beautiful. Would happily stay again. Felt like stopping at your best friend's house but with better food

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5
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26th August 2020:

We had a lovely two-night stay in Carradales for a special occasion. You should dine here if you get the chance; we had an evening meal and two huge cooked breakfasts, the food really was superb. We were made to feel so welcome by Steve and Maurice, who have excellent local knowledge and gave us lots of tips for places to visit nearby.

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5
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24th August 2020:

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5
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24th August 2020:

Very welcoming and generous with their time.

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Great places to explore if you love the wild and unspoiled outdoors.

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5
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16th August 2020:

Maurice and Steve have a lovely period property which they have refurbished to a high standard. The room was very well equipped with everything needed, with very comfortable beds and luxury bed linen. The food was first class and the hospitality equally first rate. We had such a good stay that we returned for three more nights the same week. We would highly recommend Carradales.

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The nearby Kintale Gin distillery is a new venture which is well worth a visit, and the coasts offer a number of superb beaches and wonderful scenery. The nearby settlements of Campbeltown and Tarbet each have a number of visitor attractions and shops to browse.

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5
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8th August 2020:

Super, attentive hosts, with good recommendations for visiting and eating. The food Steve cooked was fabulous! The house itself has been beautifully restored. We were made to feel comfortable and felt immediately relaxed.

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Trip to Gigha was well worth the journey.

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4.8
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6th August 2020:

The welcome and service from Maurice and Steve was excellent without being overbearing. The house is tastefully and sympathetically decorated, with an eye for detail, with some nice touches, even down to the Carradale robes available for use. We ate in the Guest House in the evening and the food was excellently prepared and very well presented. The hosts were very accommodating in terms of timing for dinner - this was excellent, especially in the current climate. Breakfast was excellent too, with a great choice of food and local jams etc.

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If you stay here, you must eat here too, at least for one night. There are excellent walks around the Guest House - if you want peace and quiet, this is an ideal location. Maurice and Steve will keep you right about where to visit and eat locally.

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4.8
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2nd August 2020:

A beautifully well kept guest house. Our room was designed a furnished to a very high standard. The food was gorgeous, very generous portions but healthy and light. Maurice and Steve were the perfect hosts.

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Lots of local walks around the village plus beaches, castles all within a short drive. Saddell, Skipness castles and beaches. Dunaverty beach is lovely plus the walk to Mull ofKintyre lighthouse. A great place to see wildlife such as seals, eagles, hen harriers and hares

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5
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28th July 2020:

This was our first visit to Carradales and won’t be our last. Delightful small boutique hotel, which has only recently opened following significant refurbishment of an old country house. Our room was tastefully decorated with a lovely en-suite. Hosted by the fabulous Maurice and Steve, we were made to feel very welcome during our stay. Steve is also the in-house chef and we thoroughly enjoyed his cooking. The locally sourced whisky and gin went down a treat......cheers!

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Unfortunately we could only stay for one night so didn’t get much of a chance to look around the area. But it was only 20 minutes from Campbeltown, so perfect for us. Steve and Maurice are a good source of local knowledge if you need anything or are looking to explore.

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4.8
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27th July 2020:

Lovely bedroom, nice sitting area in room Ian’s great super king bed with quality bedding. Hosts were friendly and fun. Fabulous food.

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5
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26th March 2020:

Maurice and Steve were both excellent in every way. Steve’s gourmet touch in the kitchen with delightful selections for both supper and breakfast was a wonderful surprise. The bed was the most comfortable bed of our entire trip and the room and en-suite we immaculately clean. Every need anticipated.

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Be sure to enjoy golf and forest hiking in the area. Beautiful setting.

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5
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4th March 2020:

You couldn't find a better place to stay. Great location but most importantly Carradales is very special. Beautiful bedrooms and decor. Meals are outstanding and you would easily pay far more in a restaurant. Combines fine dining but with plenty to eat. Customer service is so individual and you're always looked after. Maurice and Steve are lovely. A gem.

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The whole of the Minutes peninsula is within easy reach. Campbeltown distillery, pottery can be visited. The Picture House on a rainy day but visited many beaches as you can; Carradale, Westport, Leningrad, Southend and Dunaverty. Beautiful scenery wherever you go and you can always get the ferry to Arran.

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5
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24th February 2020:

Beautiful house, wonderfully decorated. Everything we needed. Made to feel very welcome. Breakfast fab and loved the brownies in the room.

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Secluded retreat on Kintyre peninsula, fantastic views over to Arran. Did not sample dinner menu but would expect it to be sublime. Golf course and walking nearby.

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5
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26th November 2019:

Maurice and Steve are the perfect hosts who go out of their way to ensure your stay is special. The rooms are spotless with everything you need from robes and slippers to homemade biscuits on the tea tray. Dinner and breakfast were both excellent and freshly prepared with Steve using local ingredients throughout his cooking. Log fires and a comfortable lounge made our before and after dinner experience very relaxing. Carradales is very special and unique.

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Lovely walks in the area. Saddell Bay to see the Anthony Gormley statue. Gin tours at Torrisdale.

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5
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25th October 2019:

What a jewel. I cannot recommend this gorgeous guest house highly enough. A warm and friendly welcome by the lovely owners and a lovely spotless well equipped room with an incredibly comfortable bed. I had a delicious evening meal and my porridge the next morning was perfect. The drive across to Carradale is one of the prettiest I did on my tour and the area is spectacular. This really is luxury with a genuine concern that everything is perfect.

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4.8
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15th October 2019:

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5
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30th September 2019:

We stayed for a fabulous long weekend at the Carradale Guest House - it is extremely boutique where every little detail has been thought of. The whole place oozes luxury and taste. We stayed in ‘Skipness’ which has a fantastic roll top bath and the comfiest bed we’ve ever stayed in. Steve and Maurice go out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable. It really is ‘home from home’. Steve’s food is sublime - fresh, local and refreshingly different. The complimentary homemade shortbread in the room was just the best. They both entirely deserve the excellent reviews they have on TripAdvisor. It is a rare place in a beautiful unspoilt area and we are already planning our return - say no more!

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This is the place to kick back and relax. The scenery is stunning - there are great walks from the Guest House and the beach is a 10 minute walk away. We got the ferry to Gigha which is a lovely island that harks back to a bygone era and has a fantastic fish and seafood restaurant (The Boathouse) - we enjoyed fresh crab and scallops with a chilled bottle of white wine sat outside overlooking the bay, which we’d definitely recommend - call ahead to book though. Steve and Maurice recommended this trip to us, which again goes to show how much they want you to enjoy your stay and get the most out of the local area. To eat at night, options are limited, but we had booked to eat at the Guest House every night and were very glad we did. Locals also eat at the Guest House because it’s the best in the area so it’s nice to be able to meet and have a chat with them over a glass or two.

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5
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21st September 2019:

Welcoming, perfect room, food created and served with passion. A lovely stay on our NC78 cycling holiday.

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5
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13th September 2019:

Steve and Maurice were excellent hosts. Welcoming and friendly. The room we stayed in was stunning (as the other rooms will be). The house is gorgeous. Steve is an excellent chef. His porridge was fab (dare I say better than my dad used to make). My husband had the full breakfast which he said was delicious.

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We only stayed 1 night. The pub is a 1 minute walk from the BandB. We also walked to the bay through the forest; it is not far. There are other walks you can do and Maurice and Steve will be able to provide maps etc. Book for dinner in Carradales as it looks delicious; we unfortunately missed out on dinner there but will have this next time we stay.

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5
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2nd August 2019:

Steve and Maurice were the perfect hosts! Everything about Carradales was wonderful. So relaxing, quiet and tranquil. The only negative for us is that we couldn’t stay longer than one night! We will definitely be back for sure.

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No need to go any further than Carradales to eat. Steve is a wonderful chef, we had an evening meal that would serve as 5star cuisine. His attention to detail and own recipes was fabulous. Breakfast was certainly worth getting up for too!

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5
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2nd August 2019:

Thank you for a great stay, very comfortable room, great, bathroom, lovely cosy lounge. Steve and Maurice could not have been more hospitable. Dinner and breakfast were excellent.

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4.8
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17th June 2019:

We really loved the wild location, but close to village facilities. The warm welcome; the comfy bedroom and loveley newly fitted shower room, and the lovely views; oh, and the great food...

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Stay longer!

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5
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13th May 2019:

Carradales is located in the small village of Carradale on the stunning Kintyre peninsula. Carradales is a very special place. We received a warm welcome from Maurice and this warmth and friendly, attentive service continued throughout our stay. The food was outstanding with one-to-one service in the relaxing dining room. My husband’s dietary needs were managed seamlessly with Steve, the chef, discussing what could be adapted or made specially for him when we arrived. The decor is outstanding and the rooms are beautifully fitted out and with the comfiest bed! Relaxing music and real fires add to the peaceful ambience, along with a glass of the local gin. It is only a short walk to the sandy beach. We left Carradales feeling very relaxed and will definitely return in the future. Thank you to Maurice and Steve for looking after us so well.

Tips:

Stunning scenery on the road from Carradale to Campbeltown, with many sandy bays, whilst looking across to the island of Arran. The picturesque village of Tarbert is worth a visit with its harbour and a small selection of places to eat and shops/galleries to visit. If passing through the town of Lochgilphead check out The Smiddy for coffee or lunch. Lovely freshly cooked food and home baking.

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5
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24th April 2019:

Thank you for the warm welcome and hospitality throughout our stay. Our room was luxurious, and appreciated the extra touches (dressing gowns and lovely bluebells). Evening meals and wine list were excellent - thoughtful use of local produce - there was a good choice including specials of the day. Breakfasts were equally delicious. A fantastic guest house in an amazing location.

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Carradale beach and Kintyre way on the doorstep. Fantastic coast walks. Visit Saddell bay for a wonderfully wild beach and Anthony Gormley sculpture.

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5
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13th April 2019:

I would like to thank Stephen and Morris for their excellent service and providing myself and Rachel with such wonderful place to stay. Rooms were of probably as high a standard as we have stayed in and we have stayed in alot, the evening meals were of a very high standard with alot attention to using the freshest local produce which is a real credit to Stephen. Morris is a wonderful front of house with nothing to much trouble. We felt very much at home at every point. I can't recommend carradales enough. Thanks again from Richard and Rachel and we will see you again in the very near future.

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5
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11th April 2019:

Perfect place to stay for a vacation in lovely Carradale. Wonderful friendly hosts who seem genuinely delighted to have you stay as guests. We arrived on the day they had just been informed by VISIT SCOTLAND that they had been awarded a 5 STAT guest house rating - well deserved given the effort and investment they seem to have put into the guest house !! We had dinner which was terrific / restaurant standard.

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Forget going anywhere else for dinner, but make sure you book early as they only do small numbers. Excellent freshly prepared local produce. If the weather is good take the short walk to the beautiful beach which has wonderful views across to Arran.

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5
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9th April 2019:

The house has been refurbished to a high standard. But the best thing is the welcome from Maurice and Steve. Lovely food and would recommend.

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Just relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery

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5
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8th March 2019:

Perfect in every way. Attention to detail exemplary. Wonderful hosts. Unpretentious luxury.

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Be sure eat here as the food is first class. Try the local gin which they sell, which is wonderful.

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5
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7th March 2019:

Very welcoming and helpful. Comfortable here and lovely quiet location, good parking and lovely food.

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Several castles in the area. Tarbert a very pretty town. Visit cafe and garden centre at Glenbarr (entry through post office), excellent food!

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5
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22nd November 2018:

Very welcoming, plenty of parking, bedrooms are beautifully furnished, lighting is perfect - combinations of central, bedside, dressing table and reading lights. High quality furniture all with rounded corners, bed and mattress extremely comfortable, shower was powerful and there were plenty of spare powerpoints. Carradales has an alcohol licence so pre-dinner and post-dinner drinks made with good local products (local gin etc) were much enjoyed. Mine hosts - Maurice and Steve, were very knowledgeable of the area and we visited the new Gin Distillery just a couple of miles away on their recommendation. Both breakfast and Evening Meal were of a very high standard, with a choice of dishes and made with as much local produce as they could source. The lounge was very comfortable with an open fire and it was like a home from home.

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Gin Distillery at the local Castle, the wooden shed just 100 yards from Carradales serve lovely home made soup and cakes for lunch, Carradale itself has several beaches which are well worth visiting and exploring and the harbour in Carradale is worth a visit.

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5
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9th September 2018:

The welcome by Maurice and Steve was very warm and always attentive and keen to make sure our stay was as enjoyable as possible. The bedroom and facilities was extremely comfortable. The homemade cooking was very good and home cooked with great care by Steve. The menu was a little limited so if staying for more than a couple of days this would be a limitation. The gust house has been operating fora few months and has been fabulous;y refurbished. The stay was very enjoyable.

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We ate in each night so can't advise other places

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Owner Response:

Apologies fore the late reply. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really happy that you had a lovely stay. The reason why we have 3 starters, 4 main courses and 3 dessert options and most days a daily special is that we only have 10 covers and everything is sourced locally and cooked from fresh which means that we have limited storage space. Our menu changes with the seasons so out now is our Autumn menu. We really hope to welcome you again in the near future to Carradales. Best wishes, Maurice and Steve.

5
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22nd August 2018:

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your review. It really was a pleasure to meet you and to welcome you to Carradales and all the way from Canada! So glad you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed all the wonderful things to do in this beautiful part of SScotland. I would like to think that one day in the near future our paths will cross again. You are always welcome. Our very best wishes to you both. Maurice and Steve

4.3
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10th August 2018:

The food was exquisite (the gin mousse worth the trip alone - just don't drive after if you have it!) and the room styling and comfort ideal for us personally. Steven and Maurice are wonderful hosts and provide a personal touch to their service. I hope that Carradales is a resounding success and maintains its popularity throughout the year

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If you are looking for a quiet location off the beaten track then the village of Carradale (just along the road from the hotel) is ideal. The hotel is remarkably easy to find in our opinion and despite the weather on the date of our trip, located within walking distance of the beach and other walks.

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Owner Response:

Siobhan, What can I say? Firstly it was a real pleasure. Thank you so much for your kind comments. It really does mean the world to us knowing that you had a lovely time at Carradales. We love telling people about this beautiful house and glad when guests find it so relaxing.And Steve is so passionate about his food! Thanks again and look forward to seeing you again. Our very best wishes!

5
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11th July 2018:

Please see Tripadvisor review

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Owner Response:

Hello David, first of all let me apologise for not replying to you earlier on this site, an oversight on my part. I just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for taking the time to write your review. As you say we have tried to create the ambience of a home whilst we transformed it into a luxury guest house. Steve is still working his magic with his food creations! When you do return to Carradale we hope that you will stay with us again and as you say combine your stay with a round of golf at Dunaverty, Machrihanish and Carradale Golf courses. Our very best wishes to you. Maurice and Steve.

4.8
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10th July 2018:

Maurice and Steve were extremely welcoming and attentive to any request. Accommodation was first class, as was breakfast and evening dinners. We would have no hesitation in recommending Carradales to potential visitors.

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Owner Response:

Thank you Alan for taking the time to write a review. It means a lot so thank you again. Really glad that you had a lovely stay here at Carradales and look forward to welcome you all again. Best wishes.

5
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9th June 2018:

Carradales is an exceptional gem in western Scotland along the “long and winding road” through Kintyre on your way to Campbeltown. Hosts Maurice and Steve do everything in their power to make you feel welcome in this recently-renovated and incredibly luxurious B&B that offers finer accommodations than many 5-Star luxury hotels. If you’re a golfer, Carradales is a short drive from the world famous Machrihanish golf course and the equally challenging but lesser known Carradale course. Steve is an amazing chef. Breakfast is included (try the “Full Scottish”) and a sumptuous dinner is an extra option. Carradales is perfection. Plan on wanting to stay longer than you’ve booked. - Tracy & Bill Moroney

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much Tracy and Bill for taking the time to give us such a positive review of Carradales. It was a great pleasure to meet you both and really enjoyed your company and happy that you had such a wonderful stay at Carradales. If ever you are in Scotland again, please come and stay with us again. You are most welcome! Best wishes to you both. Maurice and Steve.

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