Scotland's Best B&Bs
Campbeltown is on the 'Kintyre 66' - a beautiful 66-mile circular route on the A83 and B842 around the Kintyre peninsula where you can enjoy stunning scenery with spectacular beaches, historic sites, whisky distilleries and 6 golf courses including the award-winning Machrihanish Dunes and the world Top 100 Machrihanish Golf Club on the world-famous Mull of Kintyre.
Gowanlea Heights B&B offers tastefully decorated, contemporary style accommodation in The Arran Suite which sleeps up to four people. This private suite is a comfortable space on the ground floor where the entire suite of rooms is for you and your family/group only. It consists of a lounge and dining area with kitchenette, a large double bedroom, a large twin room and its own private bathroom with walk-in shower and pedestal bath.
There's a TV in your lounge, together with a selection of DVDs, Freesat channels, Netflix and the PLEX server. From the bedrooms you also have free access to the PLEX media server with over 350 films and TV series, plus Netflix. Each room has an Alexa device which you can use to select a radio station. Gowanlea Heights is perfect for families or small groups of friends travelling together. This B&B is LGBTQ+ friendly.
Choose from a Full English breakfast or a Full Highlander breakfast freshly cooked using a selection of locally sourced ingredients. Lighter options are available including such as cereals, fruits and yogurts, as well as children's options.
In addition to offering excellent service and a highly rated breakfast, your hosts also ensure you have most of the entire ground floor of this wonderful Victorian property to yourself. Gowanlea Heights B&B is currently awaiting inspection by VisitScotland's Quality Assurance inspectors so that they can gain a high star rating. Inspections have been on hold since 2020 due to Covid restrictions.
Campbeltown is a small vibrant town with a large number of restaurants serving local seafood and coffee shops with delicious cakes. Renowned for its whisky heritage, there are now 3 working distilleries offering tours and tastings, as well as an eco-friendly gin distillery. The annual Mull of Kintyre Music Festival takes place here in August. From the harbour you can take a boat trip with Mull of Kintyre Sea Tours to see Sanda Isle and maybe spot puffins, dolphins and Minke whales.
There are many historic places to visit nearby including Keil Caves, St. Columba's footprint and Saddell Abbey. Saddell Bay was the filming location of the Paul McCartney video 'Mull of Kintyre' and is now home to Antony Gormley's unique sculpture 'GRIP'.
Walkers are spoilt for choice with the 100-mile route of the Kintyre Way, as well as a network of smaller walks such as the one to visit the Cave Painting of the Crucifixion on Davaar Island. The area has many unspoilt beaches nearby including Machrihanish, Southend and Dunaverty, as well as Westport Beach which is popular with surfers. Within a short drive you can reach the Mull of Kintyre lighthouse from where you can see across to Northern Ireland on a clear day.
Using Campbeltown as a base, you can easily take day trips by ferry to visit the nearby islands of Arran, Islay, Jura visiting the sights and world-famous distilleries, and the beautiful Isle of Gigha where you can see tropical plants at Achamore Gardens.