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Rothmar East

Machrihanish, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Overlooking five miles of unspoilt sandy beach and internationally famous Machrihanish golf course
  • Ferries to nearby Scottish islands: Gigha, Arran, Jura and Islay 
  • Atmospheric pub and restaurant within walking distance
Property code: CA291

Modernised  semi-detached Victorian villa, situated on the remarkable Kintyre Peninsula, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic from both the house and garden, and easy access to miles of sandy beaches.

With easy access to two world class links golf courses and glorious coastal walks this is the perfect Scottish retreat for families, beach lovers, walkers and golfers. Comfortably sleeping ten guests with five bedrooms plus a sofa bed in the playroom, this villa offers a delightful stay for an extended family or friends but can equally be enjoyed by smaller parties. Two well behaved dogs are also welcome.

The spacious high ceilinged ground floor has a large kitchen dining room, with central island dividing the two areas, creating extra workspace and breakfast bar. The double range oven and well equipped kitchen, together with the large dining table, is perfect for friends and family dining.The elegant drawing room with comfortable sofas, open log fire,TV with BT TV and a wide selection of books is designed for relaxation and for watching the dramatic sunsets over the Atlantic and the Islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha.The games room provides the ideal place for children and younger guests with a second TV, dartboard, table football and pool table. This room can double up as a bedroom using the sofa bed and has an en suite shower room. A twin bedroom with glorious sea views is located off the hallway, while a large, heated vestibule is perfect for hanging coats, boots and can also be used as a dog sleeping area.

The four further bedrooms, two doubles and two twins, are on the first floor, all with beautiful views. Wake up in the master bedroom to spectacular views of the sea, the golf course and the Islands, a marvellous way to start the day.The bedrooms are spacious, attractively decorated with charming furniture and furnishings.The bright and airy family bathroom has a bath, large walk-in shower and bidet.

The garden is a particular feature of this property with an extensive lawn, great for ball games, well stocked flower borders and a delightful summerhouse for lazy afternoons. The pergola and terrace with large wooden table, seating 12, is perfect for outside entertaining and barbecues. The enchanting ’secret’ wild flower garden, to the rear of the property, has a terrace with seating and beautiful views over the hills and countryside.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 3 twins (plus 1 double sofa bed)
  • One of the twin bedrooms is located on the ground floor
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room, 1 family bathroom with bath, shower, bidet and WC
  • Electric range with double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Open fire - including starter pack of logs and coal
  • TV with BT TV, CD, radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with terrace, pergola, large outdoor dining table seating 12, summer house, BBQ, walled garden and separate wildflower garden
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome - please note dogs are restricted to the ground floor only and must be kept off the furniture 
  • Beach and pub a stone's throw away
  • Shops and amenities in Campbeltown 5 miles


  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Once you're done relaxing in your garden then wander the 300 metres over to the expanse of sandy beach. This beach is well known for some of the best surfing in the UK, and its relatively secluded location ensures it's never too crowded. Dogs are welcome on the sands, making it the perfect location for all the family! Golfers will be keen to head to the popular Machrihanish Golf Club, which offers 18 holes with a stunning sea view in the backdrop. The village of Machrihanish has a great pub and an impressive hotel and restaurant, both within five minutes walk of the property.

Walk in Paul McCartney's footsteps and head to The Mull of Kintyre (18.5 miles), where you can head to the lighthouse and peer across to Ireland. Or, stick closer to home and visit the Machrihanish wildlife observatory, where you can keep an eye out for golden eagles, minke whales, bottlenose dolphins and regularly sighted Scottish otters.

The harbour town of Campbeltown is just 5 miles away and has all essential services including two supermarkets, swimming pool and leisure centre and a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Catch a film in the beautifully restored cinema, famed as the oldest cinema in Scotland, or take a tour around one of the local distilleries or a walk across the causeway to Davaar Island. Ferries to the Islands of Arran, Ghia,Islay and Jura are easily accessible for those wishing to explore these beautiful Islands during their stay.Fishing licences for several local lochs are available in Campbeltown. Golfers are spoiled for choice with two world class links golf courses in Machrihanish plus several other courses within easy driving distance of the property. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy numerous coastal and countryside walks and trails including the famous Kintyre Way.

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Hilda 16th April 2022

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Beautiful home and garden -something lovely for the senses in every inch of the place -pelargoniums in the porch, carefully curated shells and stones from the beach, tulips and narcissi waving around in borders and pots, magnificent views of the waves, the best choice of 'sit spots', lovely scented diffusers, crisp White Company bed linen, luxuriouRead mores mattresses, wine & flowers on arrival, beaches just a skip and a hop away with amazing wildlife and fresh sea air -must be the best location ever! Hide

Reviewed by Terry 24th July 2021

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This was a perfect retreat for our family with plenty of space for myself and my wife who has limited mobility, three other adults and massive front and back gardens for our grandchildren to play safely. The property is clean and beautifully maintained and the views are stunning all round. The golf course and beach are a short walk from the front gRead moreate and because the main road is "end of the line" it is quiet with low traffic throughput, especially at night. We have booked to return next summer. Hide

Reviewed by Carlo 10th July 2021

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The location was perfect for our large family rooms were well furnished and with a large dining kitchen we enjoyed eating together. The outside gardens were excellent with lots of colours and a variety of plants and the grandchildren loved it for recreation. The views are first class from both sides showing Scotland at its best and the peace and trRead moreanquillity were just what we needed We would recommend the property and look forward to a return Hide

Reviewed by Alexander 22nd August 2020

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Great location near to the beach. Very well organised regarding covid precautions. Nice garden. There was a big storm during our stay which caused a few issues but I suspect this reflects the severity of there storm more than anything else.

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