A luxurious earth-sheltered cottage built to blend with the ancient hills of Kintyre, for a romantic five-star retreat to remember.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

Blazing golden sunsets become even more beautiful when viewed from the magnificent elevated platform offered by High Trodigal, a natural stone cottage built into the hillside itself. Stunningly surrounded by the ancient hills of Kintyre, discover High Trodigal in the windswept village of Macrihanish, on the west coast of Scotland.

The perfect setting for two (plus the dogs), High Trodigal is the ideal retreat if you’re looking for romantic seclusion, without compromising on a shred of luxury in the process.

Constructed in clean-lined Neolithic design, the single-storey cottage is built from natural stone, with a turfed roof that blends beautifully with its rugged surroundings, and featuring truly breathtaking views that look out over the Atlantic Ocean.

Enter your new holiday home, and marvel at the intricacy of its design, with stunning beamed ceilings, wooden flooring and careful attention to detail throughout. Original works by local artists adorn the walls, for an inspired touch of creativity that adds to the stylish beauty of your surroundings.

The spacious living area features a wall of windows that overlook the ocean, the Western isles of Islay, Jura and Gigha, and both of the famous Machrihanish golf courses. Binoculars are thoughtfully provided; a real treat as you cradle a mug of fresh coffee and savour the amazing views. Separate doors lead from both the living area and the bedroom, out to two patio areas and a lawned garden that make for the perfect viewing platforms if uninterrupted storm, star and sunset-watching are your idea of heaven!

Relax for a while on the large, cosy sofas and get lost in a good book…perhaps accompanied by a snifter of local Springbank whisky, provided in your locally-sourced welcome basket? Later on, underfloor heating and a solid fuel stove will ensure you’re kept cosy even as the waves crash romantically against the stormy shore below.

The kitchen and dining areas are welcoming and well-equipped, featuring large windows and a table with comfortable chairs…ideal for chatting your holiday away over a romantic feast or two.

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At a glance

  • Elevated cottage for two, built into the hillside at Machrihanish, on the west coast of Scotland. Up to two well-behaved dogs are also welcome, to be kept on leads when outside the property.
  • Easily accessed by road. Pick-up from the local airport and ferry terminal can also be arranged.
  • A welcome pack is provided, with towels, linen, toiletries and bath robes provided. Bicycles, beach towels, picnic backpacks and binoculars are also supplied for your use.
  • Smoking is not permitted.
  • Close to the local village, with plenty of scenic walks/cycle routes and local attractions nearby, including Machrihanish Golf Course. Information and assistance with arranging a selection of local activities can be provided.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Sleeps 2, double bedroom, bedding & towels provided, patio doors, bathroom, spa bath, shower, sauna, living room, Freeview TV,  iPod dock, sofa bed, kitchen, electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, wifi, lawned garden, outdoor furniture, parking for 2 cars.

Local activities

Wildlife spotting, walks, horse riding, cycling, fishing, beaches watersports, mountaineering, island trips, boating, museums, distilleries, festivals, harbours, golf.

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When it’s time to turn in, you’ll discover a relaxing bedroom built for long lie-ins, complete with a king-sized bed dressed in fresh Egyptian cotton, and a large wardrobe that’s ideal for storing all your walking and exploring gear.

The bathroom is a pampering paradise, featuring a spa bath, a walk-in drench shower…and even a sauna. For added luxury, you’ll find a selection of locally-made toiletries and fluffy bathrobes for two – what bliss!  

You may find you’re enjoying your romantic haven so much that you decide not to venture out at all! If you do, you’ll find you’re perfectly positioned less than a mile from the world-famous Machrihanish Golf Course, or for wildlife lovers, how about a trip to the stunning Bird Observatory?

Walkers and cyclists alike will adore the quiet, sandy beaches and unspoilt countryside that make a wonderful backdrop for long rambles, while nearby you’ll find the local town packed with independent shops and restaurants.  

Slightly further afield, Campbeltown, a whisky-producing region, is a great spot for an absorbing day trip, with two distilleries, a museum, heritage centre and harbour to explore. Or perhaps you’d prefer discovering the Kintyre Peninsula, with a boat trip to the nearby islands?

With so much to see and do all around you, a break at High Trodigal has the potential to be the most captivating, as well as the most romantically scenic, holidays you’ve ever taken.  So don’t delay…come and discover new heights of luxury in a truly unique setting.

Things to note

No smoking, pets permitted but should be kept on a lead, there is a stream on the grounds so younger children should be supervised.

Where you'll be staying

Machrihanish, near Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute

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