escape to a romantic luxury holiday apartment in scotland

The Lookout

A luxury 1 bedroom romantic coastal self catering holiday home for couples on the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland, the perfect romantic luxury getaway when you’re looking to escape from it all.


A luxury romantic holiday apartment in scotland to escape and unwind

There are few luxury romantic Scottish getaways with the beachside access and sea views that The Lookout commands. Nestled into the hillside at the top of the recently renovated Ronachan House, the Lookout is a luxury romantic one bedroom holiday apartment for couples looking for the perfect retreat. Decorated beautifully in a luxury Farrow & Ball colour palette designed to reflect the lands surrounding the apartment, The Lookout has been refurbed to a very high standard and offers a beautifully modern luxurious home for your romantic break.

The private decking with luxury rattan furniture is the perfect place to watch the sun go down over the Scottish islands in the distance. And in the winter months you may catch a glimpse of the northern lights overhead. Ronachan sits on West Kintyre, a recognised dark skies location. Luxury romantic holidays really don’t get much better than sunsets and stars.

Except at The Lookout they do! From the family of deer that come grazing down to the The Lookout decking, to the white sandy beach at the foot of the garden for romantic strolls, The Lookout has everything you need and more for your luxury romantic holiday in Scotland.


the lookout at ronachan: A luxury romantic holiday home in scotland

the lookout in a nutshell

The Lookout at Ronachan House is a beautifully secluded and private one bedroom apartment that is perfect for romantic getaways, or small family breaks alike thanks to the flexibility of the living space which can accommodate 2 people in a fold down sofa bed.

You access the property from a private decking area straight into the open plan living dining area with dual aspect views over Ronachan grounds. From here you can access the modern well equipped kitchen and the hallway which leads to the luxury bathroom and king size bedroom. There is a comfortable sofa bed in the living room to accommodate two extra people if there are more than 2 people in your party.

The Lookout has dual aspect views over both sides of Ronachan House grounds, and if you fancy a chilled evening on your private BBQ decking area you can look right across the Sound of Jura to the island views beyond and watch the sunset which is always a sight to behold on a clear night.

The white sandy beach of Ronachan Bay is directly accessed from the bottom of the sweeping lawn at the front of the property where you can enjoy activities calm or adventurous, whichever mood takes you.

This romantic getaway has everything you need for a luxury holiday in scotland


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  • King size bedroom
  • Bathroom 
  • Open plan living and dining room with sofa bed
  • Kitchen
    bedroom facilities
    • luxury linen and towels
    • handcrafted furniture
    • modern Scottish decor
    • traditional sash windows
    • blackout window coverings for living room for any guests using the sofa bed
    kitchen facilities
    • 4 hob gas cooker
    • oven
    • dishwasher
    • fridge freezer
    • microwave
    • kettle
    • toaster
    • dining table and 4 chairs
    • utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware, cookware, servewear etc
    HOUSE facilities
    • Wifi
    • Flatscreen TV, Netflix and DVD player
    • Amazon Echo
    • Books and DVDs in entrance hall
    • Ironing board and iron
    • Outdoor decking with luxury rattan furniture and BBQ
    for the tiny humans
    • 1 travel cot for infants*
    • kids outdoor playground
    • 1 high chair

    *available on request

    special little extras
    • artisanal soaps in all toilets, shower rooms and bathrooms
    • welcome pack with bread, jam, cheese etc
    • bottle of prosecco for your arrival
    • luxury bathrobes in bedroom
    • hairdryer in bedroom
    additional info
    • parking on site
    • sandy beach at bottom of the garden
    • children’s outdoor play area
    • key safe store at entrance
    • 1 friendly dog welcome for an additional fee
    • beach side location
    • private estate
    • garden and sea views

    book your stay at the lookout

    Check availability and pricing for your romantic secluded break to Ronachan House on Scotland’s west coast

    the lookout is scotland’s most unique luxury romantic holiday home

    there are very recognised dark skies locations in scotland, but west kintyre is one of them. ronachan house is the perfect place for a luxury romantic holiday in scotland where seeing the northern lights is a real possibility.

    the lookout’s location on west kintyre is a unique opportunity to explore a truly untrodden part of scotland. off of the beaten path of the main tourist routes, the lookout is even positioned directly on the west kintyre trail.

    a luxury romantic holiday in scotland should be expected to come with special extras. the lookout welcomes you with a luxury produce hamper, bottle of prosecco and robes to make the most of your stay.

     this luxury romantic getaway may be in scotland but it feels like another world

    We were retreating from the world; it was really comforting to be there. We just headed north and escaped. It was glorious. In the evenings, you could walk outside and there would be this endless sky. In some ways, it was at the end of the world.

    Paul McCartney about Kintyre

    Taken from a 2019 Financial Times article

    Arriving at our luxury romantic holiday home in scotland

    From the moment you turn off the road and through the stone entrance pillars, it feels like you are entering another world as you approach our luxury holiday home. You travel down a long driveway under a canopy of trees and shrubs, winding towards your dream holiday location. And then suddenly the world opens up in front of you and you are greeted by a garden sloping down towards a long curved white sandy beach and shallow bay. Welcome to Ronachan.

    the grounds and entrance of our luxury romantic holiday home in scotland

    Park your car at the modern glazed side entrance of the building, a new addition from the significant refurbishment of Ronachan House. This communal entrance way shared with The Coach House also houses the laundry facilities should you wish to use them to wash off the adventures of the day. The grounds of Ronachan House have the magical Kintyre Way walking route pass through it and there is a burn that trickles all the way to the bottom of the garden and into the shallow seas beyond. If the weather is good we recommend walking up the gravel path to the main Lookout entrance, via the private decking area and it’s elevated views over the water to the Scottish islands beyond.

    the layout of our luxury romantic holiday getaway in scotland

    When entering via the decking, you walk straight into the open plan living dining area of this romantic cosy retreat. Furnished with neutral and eco-friendly seagrass carpet and squishy neutral sofas, you can sit and take in the view from our panoramic window. There is a round dining table to eat at and direct access into our fully equipped modern kitchen where you can cook romantic dinners for two complete with bottle of prosecco supplied by us.

    Down the hall is a luxury bathroom for running some relaxing bubble baths with the locally handmade toiletries provided. The king sized bedroom with traditional victorian shutters for that elegant and luxury finish. The end of the hallway has a door through to the fire escape exit, which is also where you would enter from if unable to climb the gravel path outside due to weather.

     if our luxury romantic retreat doesn’t sound right for you, we have other options available for scottish holidays at ronachan house

    Ronachan House is available to let as 3 separate dwellings of various sizes, or can be booked as property combinations or even in its entirety as an exclusive use venue for groups of up to 34 people. Click the links below to see more about each of the 3 properties on offer and work out which one is best for you and your group.

    A luxurious modern scottish bedroom at Ronachan House with thistle patterned fabrics and scottish paintings on the neutral painted wall

    the coach house

    The Coach House at Ronachan House is a 3 bedroom 2.5 story property that sleeps 6 people as standard with the capacity to add up to 2 extra bed spaces for yong children and infants via travel cot or inflatable bed.

    A luxurious modern scottish bedroom at Ronachan House with thistle patterned fabrics and scottish paintings on the neutral painted wall

    the main house

    The Main House at Ronachan House is a 9 bedroom 3 story property that encompasses the entire front elevation of the building. It sleeps 18 people with space to add up to 4 additional inflatable beds or travel cots for young children and infants.

    A luxurious modern scottish bedroom at Ronachan House with thistle patterned fabrics and scottish paintings on the neutral painted wall

    group bookings

    You have the option to book multiple properties at Ronachan House or even to have exclusive use of the entire building depending on the size of your party and your plans while there.


    Let our guests convince you...

    "6* stay here at The Lookout. Loved this stunning apartment and location. Starting and ending the day with a swim and a sup in the bay watching beautiful sunsets, after a day exploring. Perfection!"


    Modern Scottish

    All the mod cons of a meticulous, contemporary restoration and fit out within the charm of a three-storey Scottish Victorian mansion

    Gateway to the Islands

    Ronachan offers the perfect base for exploring the Kintyre peninsula, with direct ferries to Islay, Jura, Gigha, Colonsay and Oronsay departing just a couple of miles up the road.

    Views and Scenery

    Spectacular unbroken sea views across to the islands of Islay, Jura, Gigha and Cara, with incredible sunsets beyond. Framed by painstakingly restored original windows that form part of the unique design of Ronachan House.

    Style and Comfort

    The perfect blend of cosiness and contentment, with a nod to the Scandi concept of Hygge, Ronachan envelops visitors in a big, heartwarming hug. Ronachan House provides a luxury and stunning backdrop to your holiday or event, respectful of traditional features while bringing in modern styling.

    sandy Beach and Sea

    Ronachan Bay is a near secluded beach directly accessed from the garden of the house. It offers white sands for you to stroll along, for the children to play on, and as a memorable backdrop to photographs of your event. Ronachan also has a resident colony of friendly seals who give the house its name.

    An Accessible Getaway

    Ronachan is beautifully positioned halfway between Tarbert and Campbeltown on the stunning Kintyre Peninsula on the Scottish west coast. It is a straight drive from Glasgow past some perfect stop spots such as Loch Lomond and Inverary.