Torrisdale Castle Estate extends to around 1,500 acres and is located on Kintyre’s east coast, with fabulous views across the Kilbrannan Sound to the island of Arran. Warmed by the Gulf Stream and set within magnificent wooded grounds, Torrisdale provides an excellent base to explore a very beautiful and unspoilt part of Scotland’s west coast.
Within the ground floor of the castle is a spacious self-catering apartment and set within the peaceful wooded grounds are a further three superb cottages and houses.
South Lodge is the smallest property available to rent and is situated at the main gates of the estate. The large feature window in the living room provides superb views towards the Kilbrannan Sound and the Isle of Arran, with a small sandy beach located across the quiet public road. A secluded garden lies adjacent to the cottage, next to the burn that leads to the sea.
Garden Cottage is a real gem. Situated on a wooded hillside overlooking the former walled garden, the property comprises a large double bedroom, bathroom with shower and bath, a sitting room/dining room, and a separate kitchen. With timber lined walls, working shutters, a feature fireplace with log burning stove, and insulated to the highest level, this cottage offers year round accommodation and is the ideal romantic hideaway. Load up the hot tub with wood, go for a walk to the beach, come back, strip off and jump in with a glass of champagne!
Above: The Garden Cottage
The Arch Cottage
This property sleeps two. Previously the chauffeur’s lodgings, the property is located on the castle lawns and has perhaps the best views on the estate! With accommodation over three floors due to its unique characteristics, the property is unsuitable for the elderly or the infirm. The bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, is located on the top floor, over the Arch, with the living room, complete with log burning stove on the middle floor, and the kitchen with separate cloak room on the ground floor.
The Servants’ Quarters
The Servants’ Quarters is located on the ground floor of the Castle, and as the name suggests used to form the various stores, kitchens and communal rooms for the workers of the house. The apartment has excellent views towards the sea and the Isle of Arran, and whilst technically an ‘apartment’, extends to around 1,800 sqft of space – equivalent to a good sized family home! The Servants’ Quarters comprises a lovely kitchen/dining room, a large living room, master bedroom with en-suite facilities including feature roll-top bath, two further twin rooms and a shower room. There is also a secret room carefully hidden for all to try and find – open the room and see what you find…..!
|Children welcome: Yes|
|Dogs welcome: Yes|
|Location:Approx 2 miles south of Carradale, off the A83 Tarbert to Campbeltown road and 26 miles south of Tarbert. Allow 3 hours from Glasgow.|
Attractions nearby: Torrisdale Estate has its own sandy beach and there are lots of walks on the 1500 acres of the Torrisdale Estate. For golfers there is a challenging and very “tricky” 9 hole course at Carradale (we give 2 free rounds per holiday except in July & August for this)
About 2 miles away is the attractive fishing village of Carradale, which has a Post Office, several shops, bars and restaurants. There is also a Heritage Centre which has some very interesting displays, activities for children and a very good tea-room. Boating and fishing are available