your home from home by the sea
Wreck Cottage in Machrihanish Village offers an idyllic seaside retreat for the perfect getaway.
Sitting just yards from a white, sandy beach overlooking Machrihanish Bay and to Jura beyond, the three-bedroomed cottage sleeps 6 comfortably with a king-sized room with ensuite, a double bedroom and a spacious twin bedroom.
Whatever your bag - be it golfing, fishing, watersports, walking, riding or splashing about in the surf - there's always something to do and fun to be had.
Wreck Cottage is a spacious, single storey house with room to relax and unwind.
Slouchy leather sofas and a blazing fire make the living room the perfect spot to read a book, play games or just stare out at the beautiful view across Machrihanish Bay to the Paps of Jura and the Inner Hebrides.
The bedrooms have crisp white linen and heaters to ensure a comfortable night's sleep so you're ready for the next day's adventure.
For indoor surfing on rainy days, keeping an eye out for emails or to keep your children occupied then sometimes Wifi is what you need.
There's an Xbox 360 (& games), too.
Although mostly on one level (one step down to the twin bedroom & bathroom) Wreck Cottage was not originally designed with disabled access in mind. All future changes made will be carefully considered for our disabled visitors.
Wreck Cottage has an enclosed beach-front garden to keep your children close-by but please never leave them unattended!
Just climb over the stile to the sandy bay in front.
A sturdy gas barbecue will cook your delicious local sausages and steak from the butcher in Campbeltown.
Changeover day is usually a Saturday (departure 10am / arrival 4pm).
Bed-linen is provided but please bring your own bath & beach towels to minimise risk from COVID-19.
Please see the guest information page for more details.
OK - so it's not sunny every day at Wreck Cottage but there's a full-size table tennis table & professional dart board in the garage to keep everyone entertained. There's also a kids' mini pool table.
Westport beach with dark clouds coming over.
THINGS TO DO
Machrihanish is famed for its wonderful links courses and Wreck Cottage is ideally situated to try them out - the world famous Machrihanish Golf Club's 1st tee is right next door!
In nearby Campbeltown, the world-famous Springbank Whisky is distilled. Tours start from only £7!
You can also have a browse at Cadenhead's Whisky Shop for something special!
If Gin's your thing then try Kintyre Gin from the award-winning Beinn an Tuirc Distillery on the road to Carradale.
Arts & Crafts
We have our very own knitwear designer here in Machrihanish - Anne Stewart Knitwear.
You can bring home an original sea or landscape painting from Christine Russell who has a small gallery in Peninver.
The Kintyre Peninsula has a wealth of beautiful walks with Machrihanish at the south-end of the Kintyre Way.
Have a look at the Walk Highlands site for some more ideas.
Wild Swimming & Watersports
Torrisdale Bay in East Kintyre is a great spot for wild swimming while lots of folk enjoy Kayaking, SUP and surfing here at Machrihanish.
Please ALWAYS check the local weather forecast and surfing reports!
Machrihanish is a wonderful place to spot otters, dolphins and a huge array of seabirds with a nearby observatory. You might even spot some wild goats at local beauty spot, The Gauldrons.
Crosshill Training & Trekking Centre in Peninver offers treks and lessons.
Wilder Ways in Southend offers full and half day beach and trail rides.
Campbeltown has a good variety of local retailers including a local butcher, baker, pottery, florist, jewellers & gift shops.
The Kintyre Larder offers a fantastic range of local produce.
Supermarkets Co-op & Tesco have a wide range of produce and there are plenty of cafes, pubs & restaurants to keep you well-fed.
And, of course, no visit to Kintyre is complete without a visit to Southend's Muneroy for the most amazing baking.
Other things to do
The Aqualibrium is home to a swimming pool, library & gym and The
Campbeltown Picture House has recently been restored (2018) and shows all the latest film releases.
Campbeltown's Heritage Centre takes a look back at over 300 years of local history.
Local Visitor Information Links
"Quite simply a home from home. We love it and have been coming for the last 5 years and have booked next year as well. Such a special house in a special location. We discover more and more every time we visit. House, beach, sunsets, dolphins, the list goes on..."