Things to Do on Mull of Kintyre

Do As Much As You Want Or As Little As You Want!

Although you may feel you are away from it all, there is still a lot to do at Osborne Cottage.

A Golfer’s Paradise

For golfers, a short drive away is the famous Machrihanish Golf Course. This championship course is famed for his exceptional first hole, where golfers need to carry the Atlantic from the tee to the fairway. Golfers really are spoilt for choice here, with the recently opened Machrihanish Dunes, a second championship course nearby on the peninsula.  There is also a 9 hole course a short drive away in Carradale.

However, our own personal favourite is Dunaverty Golf Course which is on the back door of the cottage and a golfing experience unlike any other.  Founded in 1889, Dunaverty is a links style course mixed with some heathland with spectacular views out over Dunaverty Rock, Sanda Island, Ailsa Craig and the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland.

Southend Village

Southend Village boasts the Argyll Arms public house and restaurant where a warm welcome and good hearty food is always guaranteed.  Also in the village is the world famous Muneroy tearoom.  As well as a well-stocked shop for all your staples, the delightful home cooking and baking served up by Frances in the Art Deco Tearoom is an absolute must for any visitor to the area.

As well as the wonderful stretches of secluded sandy beaches and coastal walks, Southend also boasts a fantastic fully equipped playpark behind the brand new village hall.  Dunaverty Hall hosts events for residents and visitors a like – just check out the notice board – you will also find the Post Office in here.

The Local Area

Campbeltown which is only 8 miles from the cottage has supermarkets, shops, restaurants and a leisure centre (with swimming pool, gym, sauna and sun beds).

Campbeltown has a rich heritage of whisky making and two working distilleries still operating – Glen Scotia and Springbank, with the latter offering tours by appointment.

For the more adventurous there is always the Kintyre Way. The Kintyre Way was established in 2006 and runs for 161km along the length of the Kintyre peninsula, starting at the picturesque village of Tarbert in the north to Machrihanish in the south.

Activities locally also include pony trekking, mountain biking, sea fishing and surfing and Island hopping to Gigha, Islay and Arran.

So whether you are looking for a family friendly break, a golfer’s retreat, a walker’s dream, a nature lover’s paradise; there is something around every corner and to suit every taste and too many words to describe the beautiful Mull of Kintyre and it’s all around you at Osborne Cottage.

In short, this holiday will allow you to do as much or as little as you want… you set the pace!

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