west scotland holidays

west scotland holidays come no better than coastal ronachan house

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ronachan house – the perfect base for west scotland holidays

Ronachan House is nestled into the west coast of the Kintyre Peninsula. Thanks to its unique shape and size, Kintyre is blessed with miles of breathtaking coastline making it a truly amazing place to escape to for your west Scotland holiday. Explore iconic spots like Machrihanish Beach, known for its impressive dunes and excellent surfing conditions, or visit the picturesque fishing village of Tarbert, which overlooks Loch Fyne. No matter where on the peninsula you venture to from Ronachan House you will find a world ready for exploration: you really won’t find anywhere better for a west Scotland holiday.

why holiday in west scotland?

West scotland is famous for its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. imagine a holiday house that sits right on such a beautiful vista. kintyre has some of the most majestic beaches that scotland offers so consider here for your west scotland holiday and ronachan house your base for exploration.

for every white sandy beach in west scotland, there is a hill to climb for enjoying the view. A west scotland holiday would not be complete without exploring the land and kintyre has some perfect walks to enjoy. in fact ronachan house has its very own hill climb up to a majestic view point over the water

no west scotland holiday could be complete without its fair share of castles and history. there are many local sites and scottish castles to explore in kintyre, a short drive from or walk from ronachan house making here the perfect place for a west scotland holiday steeped in history and castles.

perfect west scotland holidays at ronachan house

The beauty of Ronachan House’s location is unparalleled but if you can peel yourself away from our perfect bay for long enough, there is so much on our doorstop waiting to be explored so you can squeeze as much joy and pleasure out of every last moment of your stay with us. If you are thinking of enjoying a holiday in west Scotland then the Kintyre Peninsula, where Ronachan House nestles next to the sea, is a beautiful unspoilt paradise where you can base yourself for explorations of the area and the islands off of the west coast.

a west scotland road trip

The journey to Ronachan House is without doubt one of the most beautiful drives you can enjoy through Scotland’s stunning west coast terrain. In fact the journey to Ronachan House becomes in itself a holiday through west Scotland as you take in the sights on your way.

It is easy to access the road to our beautiful bay by first travelling towards Glasgow city and then taking the A82 road through Dumbarton and up past scenic Loch Lomond where you can stop for sightseeing, food, golf, water sports or an overnight stay depending on your itinerary.

From Loch Lomond you drive over the beautiful and famous Rest and Be Thankful towards Loch Fyne and Inverary, another plentiful stop for you to take in some sights, shopping and food.

Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig are the next townships to stop at on your way and offer a choice of restaurants and local family run shops to peruse. And then onto the beautiful fishing village of Tarbert at the top of Loch Fyne where you can take in the marina and enjoy the local seafood catch of the day.

Ronachan House is 15 minutes south of Tarbert on the road to Campbeltown and Macrihanish, two more destinations worth taking in while on the Kintyre Peninsula.

a west scotland road trip

The journey to Ronachan House is without doubt one of the most beautiful drives you can enjoy through Scotland’s stunning west coast terrain. In fact the journey to Ronachan House becomes in itself a holiday through west Scotland as you take in the sights on your way.

It is easy to access the road to our beautiful bay by first travelling towards Glasgow city and then taking the A82 road through Dumbarton and up past scenic Loch Lomond where you can stop for sightseeing, food, golf, water sports or an overnight stay depending on your itinerary.

From Loch Lomond you drive over the beautiful and famous Rest and Be Thankful towards Loch Fyne and Inverary, another plentiful stop for you to take in some sights, shopping and food.

Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig are the next townships to stop at on your way and offer a choice of restaurants and local family run shops to peruse. And then onto the beautiful fishing village of Tarbert at the top of Loch Fyne where you can take in the marina and enjoy the local seafood catch of the day.

Ronachan House is 15 minutes south of Tarbert on the road to Campbeltown and Macrihanish, two more destinations worth taking in while on the Kintyre Peninsula.

a gateway to the scottish islands

Some of us may be guilty of picturing Greece, Croatia or the Caribbean when we think of island hopping holidays, but would it surprise you if I said that humble west Scotland has some of the most accessible and beautful island hopping holiday options and that Ronachan House is the best situated self catering holiday home around for you exploring the islands that west Scotland has on offer?

From the windows of Ronachan House you can look across the Sound of Jura, a narrow stretch of water between the mainland and the islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha. On the other side of the Kintyre Peninsula sits the isle of Arran, nestled between the peninsula and the bulk of the Scottish mainland where you will find Ardrossan, Ayr and Troon.

The islands of Jura and Islay are both accessible by ferry from the ferry port at Kennacraig which is only 10 minutes drive north of Ronachan House towards Tarbert. From Islay you can also travel on to the isle of Colonsay and then, if you so wish, to Oban back on the mainland. A real island hopping adventure that all begins at Ronachan House.

The ferry to Gigha is picked up at Tayinloan, 10 minutes drive south of Ronachan House. And the ferry to the Isle of Arran where there is often a concert, or festival or market or event on, is only 20 minutes drive from the opposite of the Kintyre peninsula.

A west Scotland holiday at Ronachan House is more than a holiday in Kintyre, it is a holiday taking in all that beautiful west Scotland has to offer, from beaches, island holidays, day trips and more.

a west scotland holiday on the kintyre peninsula

The Kintyre Peninsula is a narrow stretch of land that hangs off of the west of Scotland, starting at Tarbert fishing village on the A83 and going all the way to its southern most tip called The Mull of Kintyre. It roughly points towards Ireland and if you stand at the Mull of Kintyre on a beautiful clear day you will just see Ireland’s land mass peeking over the horizon around 12 miles off in the distance.

The Kintyre Peninsula is relatively unspoilt and untouched despite its native beauty because it is slightly off of the beaten track. Travellers often go as far round Loch Fyne as Lochgilphead and then take the more worn path up to Oban from there instead of curving back south on themselves and heading in the Kintyre direction. This however is one of the things that makes Ronachan House and its location so special. Untouched, unspoiled beaches, quiet and breathtaking golf courses, and of course the famous Kintyre Way if you want to don your walking boots and take in your surroundings more closely.

There are multiple towns and villages to visit during your stay at Ronachan House including the fishing village of Tarbert that you will drive through on route to the property. Further south you have the larger town of Campbeltown which was once known as the whisky capital of Europe, and the views at Macrihanish Beach are simply unparalleled. Skipness Castle, Carradale, Tayinloan and the Mull of Kintyre are all destinations worth seeing while staying on the peninsula.

So make Ronachan House your west Scotland holiday base and marvel at the beauty on offer on the stunning Scottish west coast.

 

a west scotland holiday on the kintyre peninsula

The Kintyre Peninsula is a narrow stretch of land that hangs off of the west coast of Scotland, starting at Tarbert fishing village on the A83 and going all the way to its southern most tip called The Mull of Kintyre. It roughly points towards Ireland and if you stand at the Mull of Kintyre on a beautiful clear day you will just see Ireland’s land mass peeking over the horizon around 12 miles off in the distance.

The Kintyre Peninsula is relatively unspoilt and untouched despite its native beauty because it is slightly off of the beaten track. Travellers often go as far round Loch Fyne as Lochgilphead and then take the more worn path up to Oban from there instead of curving back south on themselves and heading in the Kintyre direction. This however is one of the things that makes Ronachan House and its location so special. Untouched, unspoiled beaches, quiet and breathtaking golf courses, and of course the famous Kintyre Way if you want to don your walking boots and take in your surroundings more closely.

There are multiple towns and villages to visit during your stay at Ronachan House including the fishing village of Tarbert that you will drive through on route to the property. Further south you have the larger town of Campbeltown which was once known as the whiskey capital of Europe, and the views at Macrihanish Beach are simply unparalleled. Skipness Castle, Carradale, Tayinloan and the Mull of Kintyre are all destinations worth seeing while staying on the peninsula.

 

So make Ronachan House your west Scotland holiday base and marvel at the beauty on offer on the stunning Scottish west coast.

 

 

things to do on the kintyre peninsula

Ronachan House has all of the facilities and amenities you may want for a relaxing and cosy break away from real life. However if you are feeling more active and adventurous there are plenty of local activities and sightseeing for you to choose from and enjoy during your stay with us.

Quite obviously the sandy beach at Ronachan Bay affords you the opportunity to bring your toys and equipment for enjoying some paddle boarding, canoeing, sailing, kitesurfing and wild swimming. We have even had guests who paddle boarded all the way over to the Isle of Gigha from our sandy shores.

However, beyond Ronachan Estate there is plenty more on our doorstep to entertain you. With multiple local whisky and gin distilleries, including 3 in Campbeltown alone, there are plenty of tasting tours to partake in. In fact Springbank Distillery is the only Scottish distillery to perform every step in the whisky-making process. There are 4 local golf courses of various types, lengths and difficulties including Macrihanish’s spectacular 2.

The Kintyre Way is a local walking treasure. 100 miles of unspoilt beauty split into 7 distinct sections for you to walk as fast or slow, as much or as little as you desire. Part of the route crosses directly down the side of the Ronachan Estate gardens past the burn that flows on the property. Horseriding, boat trips, Skipness Castle, Tarbert Castle, the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse, and multiple festivals and shows throughout the calendar year, Kintyre is full of places to explore and things to do.

explore availability for your west scotland holiday at ronachan house on the kintyre peninsula

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.