Craigard House

Low AskomilCampbeltownPA28 6EPUnited Kingdom

About Craigard House

Craigard House is a small hotel occupying a converted Victorian mansion in Campbeltown, Scotland’s one-time whisky capital. Perched overlooking Campbeltown Loch in beautiful Argyll, it boasts free Wi-Fi throughout and free parking.

Individually-styled rooms, many enjoying sea-loch views, feature en suite bathrooms, hospitality trays, flat-screen satellite TVs, hairdryers, bathrobes and ironing equipment. A suite adds a four-poster bed. Family rooms are available.

Conveniences comprise a relaxed lounge-bar offering local malt whiskies, gardens with outdoor seating and laundry facilities. Pets are allowed.

The seaview Lochside Restaurant serves a free cooked breakfast featuring Scottish favourites like smoked salmon, kippers, haggis and porridge. Dinners featuring local meats and seafood are also available. Cafes and bar-grill restaurants are located within one mile.

Smoke-free Craigard House is about 40 minutes’ drive from the Mull of Kintyre with its lighthouse and views of Northern Ireland. Whisky devotees can visit the Springbank distillery, about one mile away.


Low Askomil, Campbeltown, PA28 6EP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1586)554242 | Fax: +44(1586)551137 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Spacious rooms often enjoyed lovely views

According to many travellers, the rooms at this period property were spacious and comfortable with a homely feel. There was also praise for the picturesque sea-loch views enjoyed from several rooms.

Scenic lochside location a short walk from town

The scenic location overlooking the loch on the edge of Campbeltown was said to be relatively peaceful yet close enough to the town centre to be able to walk to shops, dining options and amenities with ease. It was also conveniently within easy reach of the ferry terminal for boats to Ardrossan and Northern Ireland. Drivers welcomed the proximity of petrol stations and the ample free on-site parking. Furthermore, the A83 was a short drive away for uncomplicated access to golf courses, Argyll beauty spots, beaches, whisky distilleries and the airport.

Pleasant staff and popular food

Diners enjoyed the filling and delicious breakfasts featuring Scottish staples like smoked salmon, porridge and black pudding. Many also expressed positive opinions about the food and service at the restaurant; seafood lovers said there was usually a good choice of fish and shellfish. Reviewers also appreciated the friendly, professional and helpful members of staff.

Negative Reviews

Maintenance issues encountered

There was occasional criticism from some quarters over maintenance issues in some rooms like dated decor, aging carpets, weak water pressure or items of tired-looking furniture. Some visitors also said they struggled to easily regulate the room temperature from time to time.

Occasional claims of a frosty welcome

Although most reviewers said they dealt with pleasant and hospitable personnel, some critics occasionally claimed they received a slightly frosty reception from their hosts.

Minor cleanliness grumbles

Several critics sometimes encountered minor cleanliness problems like bathrooms that could have been more vigorously cleaned or rubbish leftover from previous occupants.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 359 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
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    8.3 /10
8.5 out of 10 based on 359 reviews