Lorneholme Holiday Cottage
         
Kintyre
         
Kintyre is one of the most scenic parts of Western Scotland, offering a stunning mixture of sea, hills and mountains.  The range of wildlife is extensive and many varieties of unusual birds can be spotted.  There are a huge variety of walks either in the hills or along the unspoilt beaches along the side of the Kilbrannan Sound with Arran as a majestic backdrop.  Otters are re-establishing themselves in the area and with some patience can be seen, sometimes in their family group, they are almost black and relatively small.  Seals bask all around the coastline, and 23 have been counted at Torrisdale Bay.
There are five golf courses within easy reach, the nearest being in Carradale itself.  This is a tricky 9 hole course with some elevated tees and glorious views of Arran across the Kilbrannan Sound

Dunaverty course has 18 holes and is situated at the bottom of the peninsular.  It is quite short but has some challenging holes and lovely views of Sanda.

Machrihanish is a Championship links course and is not for the faint hearted.  The opening hole tees off across the Atlantic Ocean when the tide is in, and the whole course is a real test of golf. If you don't fancy the challenge of the championship course there is a a nine hole course beside it.  More details at www.machgolf.com

Tarbet is another 9 hole course situated at the side of West Loch.

Machrihanish Dunes, literally built round the dunes, is  a new 18 hole golf course which has recently opened and is a great challenge 

There are three pony trekking centres in the area, two within easy reach, There is sea, river and loch fishing available locally. Campbeltown  is a scenic thirteen mile drive away and has a good variety of shops and places to eat.  There is a busy harbour and at low tide you can walk across to Davar Island.