A magnificent house in a magnificent setting – that, in a nutshell, is Claonaig Lodge near Tarbert on the Mull of Kintyre in Western Scotland. It stands quite alone in extensive gardens in a commanding position on the hillside above Kilbrannan Sound, with fabulous views across to the mountains of Arran beyond.
Accessed via the little single track and very scenic road down the west side of the Sound, inside it is spacious, bright and beautifully furnished. A large double garage adjoins the house, where there is secure storage for bikes and equipment and a pool table, table tennis and football.
The lodge is within a 45 minute drive of the spectacular golf courses and beaches at Machrihanish, a spot also very popular with surfers. Nearer to hand, Tarbert (8m) also has a course, as well as a riding centre, shops and some excellent pubs and restaurants specialising in the local seafood.