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Coalfin House, Skipness, By Tarbert, Argyll

Coalfin House is a lovingly restored, stone built, farmhouse, which sits on its own, in an idyllic position above the picturesque village of Skipness, on the east side of the Kintyre peninsula. From its viewpoint it offers one of the most spectacular sea views to the Isle of Arran, which is also known as ‘Scotland in miniature.’

Coalfin House is a superb family holiday home, with a kitchen that definitely has the ‘Wow’ factor. This is a perfect place to gather and cook delicious local produce and enjoy the company of family and friends.

Contact Coalfin


Coalfin House






PA29 6XT
07771 947 061



The cottage has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to eleven (11).

Ground floor

  • entrance hall, utility room and WC. 

  • Living room with an open fire

  • Large kitchen with dining area overlooking the bay and Arran

  • 1 double bedroom, with ensuite bathroom

  • 1 bedroom with  2 sets of bunk beds and ensuite toilet.

 Upper floor

  • 1 double room

  • 1 triple room (3 single beds)

  • Shower room


“One of the best views I have ever seen.”

In easy reach by foot and by car there are clean sandy beaches, and peace and tranquillity in abundance. Here you can savour fresh, clean air and the sound of silence. There are plenty of excellent walks around Skipness and in addition the house is near the path for the Kintyre Way Route.

Skipness has a lovingly restored 13th century Castle, and a ruined chapel and graveyard with ancient grave slabs. There is a local shop and post office and also The Seafood Cabin, which is open during the summer months, serving fresh local seafood in a breathtaking setting.

Coalfin House makes an excellent base to explore the Kintyre peninsula and nearby islands of Arran, Gigha, Jura and Islay. Arran is the closest with a 20 minute journey by ferry, and the other island ferries are easily accessed within a short drive.

There are several places to eat in nearby Tarbert, a small harbour town, where you can savour some of the finest seafood you will ever encounter.


Coalfin House is well equipped for all your needs and includes:-

  • Central heating

  •  Dishwasher

  • Washing machine/dryer

  • Microwave

  • Computer games console

  •  TV, DVD

  • Cot and high chair

  • Garden with garden furniture

Rental includes heating, wood/coal for fire and all bed linen and towels.

Well behaved pets are also welcome.



Short breaks available.  Rate for 4 nights or less based on week tariff  less £200.

Month Price per week Month Price Per Week
January £499 July £749
New Year £749 August £749
February £499 September £749
March £499 October £499
Easter £749 Autumn Half-Term £550
April £499 November £450
May £749 December £450
June £749 Christmas £749


Glasgow Airport is 110 miles away, Campbeltown Airport 30 miles.

There is a regular bus service from Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow to the area.

The drive from Glasgow takes approximately 2 ½-3 hours, and takes you through the stunning scenery of The Rest and Be Thankful and around the banks of Loch Fyne. Follow the M8 from Glasgow to the Erskine Bridge. Take the A82 westbound and continue on the A82 to Tarbet. Then follow the A83 towards Campbeltown. Continue on the A83 until you pass through Tarbert. Take the B8001, just after the Kennacraig ferry terminal and follow signs for Skipness. Once in Skipness take left hand turn beside post office and at the top of the hill you will find Coalfin House.

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