The Ugadale Cottages, Machrihanish – 4 Star
You won’t find a better place to relax, unwind and enjoy all that the resort and surrounding area have to offer than The Ugadale Cottages. Located just steps from The Ugadale Hotel and Old Clubhouse, the cottages are set against the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and within sight of the world-famous opening hole at Machrihanish Golf Club. The award-winning Ugadale Cottages are an idyllic sanctuary for groups and families or those that simply desire a bit more room to relax with private entrance, modern kitchen, living room, fireplace and en suite bathrooms. In 2010, The Ugadale Cottages received Golf Tourism Scotland’s Gold Standard Award for the “Hotel of the Year” in the Small Hotel category.
Surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty and tranquility, each fully furnished, two-bedroom golf cottage is elegantly finished inside and out with natural stone, hardwoods and wonderful touches that epitomize the coastal Scottish cottage at every turn. These roomy, self-catering cottages have been thoughtfully and luxuriously configured to perfectly accommodate visiting golfers – as well as families, hikers, birdwatchers, and other visitors to the area.
Chances are you’ll like staying with us so much that you’ll want to return again and again. Fortunately, a limited number of these splendid cottages are being offered to the public on a freehold shared ownership basis.
To learn more about owning your own piece of the Scottish coast click here to visit the ownership section.
Everything You Could Want For The Perfect Seaside Holiday.
The award-winning Ugadale Cottages are truly a home-away-from-home. Each two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage includes a fully-equipped kitchenette, living room with fireplace, rainfall showers and flat-screen HD televisions. And each is available with either super king or twin bed configurations in the bedrooms. Most cottages feature stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the famed first tee at Machrihanish Golf Club.
You’ll feel right at home at The Ugadale Cottages with amenities that include:
- High-speed Wi-Fi Internet access
- Flat-screen HD TV’s
- Room service
- Rainfall shower
- Out of Eden toiletries
- Iron, hairdryer, safe
- Access to the Fitness Centre at The Ugadale Hotel
- Spa services at Serenity Spa at The Ugadale Hotel
- Discounted green fees at Machrihanish Dunes and neighbouring Machrihanish GC
- Guest dining privileges in The Kintyre Club
- Shuttle service to and from The Royal Hotel in Campbeltown and the Campbeltown Airport
A limited number of these splendid Cottages are being offered for sale on a seasonal shared ownership basis. Click here to learn more about having your own seaside Scottish cottage.
The Heart of Links
Nowhere else can a golfer play six of the world’s top 100 courses (Machrihanish, Turnberry, Royal Troon and Royal Prestwick in Ayrshire and Portstewart and Royal Portrush in Ireland) and a few of the hidden gems (including The Machrie, Western Gailes and Shiskine), in a matter of days, and still enjoy the same accommodation each night.
From your home base at The Village at Machrihanish Dunes you can enjoy easy access to world-renowned links courses of The Kintyre Peninsula, Isle of Islay, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire and Northern Ireland for a links golf vacation unlike any other.
Our neighbor, Machrihanish Golf Club, was laid out by Old Tom Morris himself in 1879 and has long been regarded as one of the finest links courses in the world (a perennial Top-100 course currently ranked 39th of Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses Outside the U.S.) and is always on the “short list” of serious golfers worldwide. Machrihanish Golf Club is known among other things for arguably having “the best opening shot in golf.” The first tee teeters on the edge of the mighty Atlantic Ocean and dares golfers to bite off as much of the corner of the Atlantic as they can stomach to a fairway that runs adjacent to the beach.
Machrihanish Golf Club is a joy to play and usually very quiet, allowing the visitor to relish the ups and downs of the fairways and the tussle with undulating greens. There are also arresting views across to the islands of Jura and Islay, which provide a delightful backdrop on an idyllic summer’s day with the firm Machrihanish turf underfoot, the majesty of the dunes, and wheeling seabirds providing the only sound.
It is a varied test for the competent golfer; the layout is not just a predictable nine out, and nine back. Some of its more memorable holes – in addition to the 1st – are the 5th, another par 4 with its fairway like an elephant’s graveyard, the 7th, with its blind second shot up and over the corner of a towering dune, the 10th, a clever dogleg par 5 and the 15th, a one-shotter that becomes quite difficult if the elusive green is missed from the tee.
Dunaverty Golf Club is located just 15 minutes south of Machrihanish in Southend. The course occupies a stunning setting on the south coast of the Kintyre peninsula overlooking Sanda Island to the south, Ailsa Craig and Ayrshire to the east and Northern Ireland to the southwest. The course is a fun, 18-hole, par-66, natural links course with jaw-dropping views and a great mix of golf holes that will be enjoyed by both low and high handicappers alike.
ISLE OF ISLAY
Located just off the coast of the Kintyre Peninsula, the island of Islay (pronounce Eye-la) is probably best known for its famed whisky distilleries, which include the likes of Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Lagavulin,Bowmore Distillery, Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain, but it may be the links course at The Machrie that is Islay’s greatest feature.
Set in the dunes of Islay and designed in 1891 by Willie Campbell, The Machrie is an 18-hole traditional Scottish links that Planet Golfrates as a strong candidate to join its list of the Top 100 courses on Earth. The magnificent Laggan Bay is one of the most beautiful locations in world golf, but true links golf lovers will be more interested in the golf course than anything else. Although the yardage is not long by modern standards, holes vary in length according to the strength and direction of the wind and feature a number of blind shots that will test both your nerve and imagination.