Craigard House Hotel

Small Hotel

Craigard House Hotel, Low Askomil, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6EN

    Craigard House Hotel - your home from home! A warm welcome awaits you at the Mull of Kintyre. 13 en suite rooms with bath and shower. Free WiFi, Freesat and Sky TV. Lochside Restaurant open to non-residents. Dinner 6.30-9pm daily

    Craigard House Hotel occupies an imposing position overlooking Campbeltown Loch (already two famous songs - and this is only the first paragraph!).

    A recently converted Victorian mansion with an interesting and varied history, the Craigard House Hotel offers a friendly and informal stay, in comfortable and welcoming rooms, all with fully tiled en suite bathrooms with bath and shower, Freesat and Sky TV and Free WiFi.

    Most of the bedrooms have stunning views over Campbeltown Loch - with our South-facing location offering panoramic vistas of the sunrise and sunset. The range of rooms varies from one single room, through standard double rooms, to large family rooms containing a double bed and either one or two single beds. We also have a Four Poster Junior Suite, with a sitting and dining area, and a magnificent bow window - ideally placed to take in the wonderful view. All bedrooms are well-appointed, with fully-tiled en-suite bathrooms including bath, shower, huge, fluffy towels, bathrobes, comprehensive welcome tray, mineral waters and Neutrogena toiletries.

    The Lochside Restaurant offers excellent cuisine - lovingly prepared by Head Chef, Stephen Hampson, and his team. All food is freshly prepared - with home-made bread, flavoured with our own herbs; and desserts with our own orchard fruit and beloved Sticky Toffee Pudding! There is an ever-changing a la carte menu, and daily specials, including freshly caught seafood and shellfish from local boats - such as Loch Fyne Langoustines, Scallops and Mussels; Turbot, Monkfish, Sea Bass, Dover Sole, Halibut; Smoked and Roast Salmon, Mussels, Haddock and Kippers from the Old Smokehouse; free range eggs, and vegetables from High Bellochantuy Farm; Lamb and Beef from Ifferdale Farm and Pork from Killocraw Farm. In the lounge, local Real Ales from Arran and Loch Fyne, sit happily alongside the fine old and new world wine list and range of Malt Whiskies, including a number of Springbank and Glen Scotia Campbeltown Malts. Stunning views make the elegant Restaurant so popular, that it is advisable to book in advance!

    Visitors travel from all over the world to play the renowned Classic Links Courses of Machrihanish GC (10% discount for Craigard Guests) and Machrihanish Dunes GC. Dunaverty GC is also a fine challenge, with wonderful scenic views on a beautifully kept links course.

    Kintyre is a beautiful peninsular, with island views to South, East and West. Whether your interest is scenic beauty, golf, walking the Kintyre Way, mountain biking, Malt Whisky, ornithology, competitive running, or any of the multitude of watersports and leisure activities the area has to offer, we will do our best to provide a comfortable base. It is even possible to hire the whole hotel. All arrangements can be made to suit your individual needs - from tee times to transport.

    Our aim is to ensure that Craigard is the Hotel in which we would like to stay - if we were away from home.

    We look forward to welcoming you,

    Roger and Lori

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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Hotel open all year. Lunches available by arrangement. Restaurant open all year for dinner - 6.30-9pm. Except Christmas Day, when meals are from approx 12.30 - 7pm. .

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Double Room
    £79.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    £89.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Honeymoon Room Junior Suite
    £115.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room
    £59.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    All prices shown are per room per night. We have one family room with a double and two single beds - capacity 4. Please contact us if this room is needed.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday Many activities in area: walking Kintyre Way; classic links Golf; Mountain Biking; Cycling; Surfing; Windsurfing; Watersports; Ornithology; Fishing and Deer Stalking - and for the Whisky enthusiast, there are Springbank and Glen Scotia Distilleries
    • Hotel Breaks Short Breaks available at all times - please contact us for details.


    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Level Access Ramp access to Reception, Lounge, Restaurant (for breakfast and dinner). One bedroom has disabled access, and bathroom has some disabled facilities.
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Room Service Available

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • German Speaking
    • Italian Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Town Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Disabled Citizens There are three ground floor rooms, one of which has ramp access for wheelchair. This room is accessible to all public areas of hotel. This room's bathroom has some disabled features.
    • Dogs Welcome Well-behaved dogs are welcome at no charge. However, we reserve the right to charge if there is a problem.
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome Golf, Walking, Cycling Groups are welcome.
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Single Travellers


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available Breakfast available weekdays - 7-10. Weekends 8-10.
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dairy Free As meals are all cooked to order, we can easily arrange dairy-free food.
    • Dinner Available Dinner daily 6.30-9pm. Or earlier / later by arrangement
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Restaurant
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Covered Drying Facilities Available
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Lounge
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Shower Ensuite

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Beauty Treatments Beauty treatments available in room - by prior arrangement.

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player Some rooms have CD player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV In Room Freesat and Sky TV available.
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Diners Card
    • Electron
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • Traveler's Cheques Accepted - subject to knowledge of current exchange rate, which may not be available at some times of departure.
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site Coach parking is available for a small coach.
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking

    Road Directions

    This will take approx. 3 hours from Glasgow (4 from Edinburgh with some of the most beautiful scenery en route).  Follow the M8 past Glasgow Airport, taking turn off to Erskine Bridge.  On leaving bridge, take turnoff to Crianlarich.  Follow the A82 past Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and change onto the A83 at Tarbet. Follow the A83 past Arrochar and Inveraray, down Loch Fyne, through Lochgilphead and on to Tarbert, at the gateway to Kintyre. The A83 continues down the Atlantic Coast of Kintyre, to Campbeltown. On entering Campbeltown, turn first left B842 to Carradale for 400m, then at a V junction, take the right fork, onto the lower coastal road, marked with a 20mph sign. This is Low Askomil. Craigard House Hotel is 500 metres along Low Askomil where you see the white sign.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Campbeltown Tourist Information Centre, keep the sea to your right hand and follow the road around to the other side of Campbeltown Loch. Past the Aqualibrium (modern white building) and War Memorial on the left and, take left fork by Laundrette. Then take second right.  Take the right fork at the V junction, into 20mph zone coastal road,  proceeding along Low Askomil for 500m.

    Getting there by Bus / Rail:- There is no railway in this part of Argyll, nearest is Oban. However it is possible to travel by bus - Scottish Citylink operates bus service 926, three times daily, from Edinburgh or Glasgow to Campbeltown and return, see

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Only 25 minutes from Glasgow to Campbeltown airport, twice daily on weekdays. This is a British Airways service operated by Loganair. Car rental is available in Campbeltown, but not at the small airport terminal. However, the car rental companies will usually arrange to meet you at the airport with your car. We can also arrange collection by hotel vehicle or taxi.

    Getting there by ferry:- Three ferry routes lead to this area.  Important note - these ferries do not run in hours of darkness, so beware! Check times.
    Via Arran - From Glasgow/Edinburgh go to Ardrossan, then ferry to Brodick on Isle of Arran. Traverse Arran then take second ferry Lochranza to Claonaig summer only. From Claonaig - follow Tarbert, then turn left onto the A83.

    Alternatively, Via Cowal Peninsula -Western Ferries from McInroy's Point, Gourock, to Hunter's Quay, between Dunoon and Sandbank. Turn right, A815 north. In Sandbank turn left onto B836 single track road. After approx 45 mins, at T junction take turn right on A886 briefly, then right to Tighnabruiach on A8003.  Follow this road south to Portavadie, then take ferry to Tarbert. Follow A83 to Campbeltown.

    Kintyre Express ( passenger ferry - Sometimes runs Troon and Campbeltown - check website.  Regular summer ferry Ballycastle to Campbeltown.  Contact us for taxi collection.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the bar
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 6


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Baths fitted with support handrails available
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • bath with shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • WCs in bathrooms fitted with handrails available
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    General Questions

    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Golf Offer

    10% reduction on room rate if staying two nights and eating dinner in hotel - also offers 10% on Green Fees at Machrihanish Golf Club

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