Things to do on the Estate

Located in the Argyll countryside and close to Tighnabruaich village on the West Coast of Scotland, Ardlamont House stands detached and is an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding countryside, relax and unwind, whilst enjoying the many outdoor activities and wildlife the area has to offer as well as the selection of shops and tea rooms.  It also offered a sailing school and golf course, as well as professionally skippered boats taking fishing parties out on day trips.  There are a number of walks in the area that take in the panoramic views and some beautiful, unspoilt beaches.

We are more than happy to tailor a package to suit your needs, so please contact us for more information.

Things to do outwith the estate

Sailing  ::  Those who wish to enjoy some of the best sailing in the world in the waters of the Clyde Estuary, Arran, Kyles of Bute, with access to the Western Isles can do so in truly unique style.  Portavadie Marina & Spa is approximately 10 minutes drive away or if you want to learn to sail Tighnabruaich Sailing School is close by.

Screen Machine  ::  If you are lucky the Screen Machine may be in the village.  This is the mobile cinema which tours the West Coast of Scotland with current movies.  Bring your own snacks!

Ostell Bay  ::  Is an amazing sandy beach, south facing over looking the Isle of Arran.  More often than not you can have the whole beach to yourself.  Ask at the Ardlamont House for directions.  It is approximately a 10 minutes drive with a 10 minute walk once parked.

Local Produce Village Fair  ::  On the last Saturday in the month, from May to November, come along to the Kames Recreational Hall for a cup of tea and a wander round the stalls.  There are many things to purchase, some veg from the Kilfinan Community Forest, plus samples of the local cheese, bakery, oils and jams.  Picking up a delicious treat isn’t a bad way to spend a Saturday morning!

Kyles of Bute Golf Course  ::  Enjoy a good game of golf and take in the panoramic views on our local 9-hole golf course.

Boat Trips  ::  Take a trip aboard ‘Morag‘, a converted motor fishing vessel from Tighnabruaich Pier, where there are regular set departures or you can charter a trip by the hour.  ‘Morag’ can carry up to 10 passengers, ideal for that ‘get away’ fishing trip or a purely pleasure trip.

Ornithology & Wildlife  ::  All around the Estate both Ornithology and Wildlife can be found in abundance.  Oyster catchers and Herons are a regular visitor, as are Terns and Gannets.  The surrounding woodland areas house Red Squirrels, Roe Deer, Buzzards and Peregine Falcons.  Recent sightings of an Otter near to the Beater’s Cottage have been very exciting.  With the beach only a short walk away, Dolphins, Seals and Porpoise are regular visitors to our shores.

Diving  :: Two historical wrecks are documented in this policy zone. The ‘Moonlight’ lies to the south west of Kilbride Bay and the ‘Sincerely’ was shipwrecked off Ardlamont Point.

Other areas of interest to explore are:

Walking The Cowal Way  ::  The Kames Hotel  :: Botanica  ::  Benmore Botanical Gardens  ::  The Waverley  ::  Tighnabruaich Gallery  ::  Cowal Fest  ::  Cowal Highland Gathering  ::  Shinty

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