Dolphins and an otter photographed from The Green Room (by David Malcolm)

The Green Room is a self-catering holiday property at Carradale Harbour, in the grounds of the Victorian Villa, Ardcarrach.

Perched on a cliff on the east coast of the remote Kintyre peninsula, The Green Room is a unique, peaceful self catering holiday retreat in the fishing village of Carradale. The house stands in the corner of the mature gardens of a Victorian villa - Ardcarrach, meaning "high rock". The garden looks out over the sea on three sides. A golf course lies to the west.

The entire first floor of The Green Room is a living room in the form of a spectacular long gallery punctuated by uninterrupted sea views. The island of Ailsa Craig floats on the southerly horizon, the Isle of Arran marches along the east and the vista of the Kilbrannan Sound extends 60 kilometres north to Bienn Mhor on the Cowal Peninsula.

The house is a bird-watcher's delight. Immediately below the cliff, a small island is populated by gulls, cormorants, shags, oystercatchers, and, in their season, eider ducks. Gannets, seals, and, occasionally, otters, dolphins, and even minke whales and basking sharks pass by. October gales sweep up the Sound dashing great waves over the island. Our dark winter skies are ideal for star gazing. And the explosion of spring flowers among the rocks along the foreshore is the highlight of our year.

The house has all the comforts you would expect in a house built in 2000, including wi-fi. It has one large double bedroom. An additional guest can be put up on a day-bed in one of the living rooms.

A well- behaved dog is welcome. No smoking.

Mon 4pm until
Fri 10:30am
4 nights
Fri 4pm until
Mon 10:20am
3 nights
Full week
7 nights
A deposit of £100 is payable at the time of booking. The balance is due one month prior to the start of your stay.


For housekeeping reasons, we ask that on your day of arrival you do not arrive before 4:00 in the afternoon and that on your day of departure you leave by 10:30 in the morning.

Contact:, tel:01583 431 787

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The house is perched on a cliff overlooking the Kilbrannan Sound. (Photo by Padraig Hutter-Blüml)

The Green Room looks out to Arran

Upstairs at the Green Room

Looking from The Green Room on a moonlit night. (Photo by Padraig Hutter-Blüml)

The "Pollinators" garden

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