Big house comfort on the Mull of Kintyre
Carskiey, home to the MacNeills of Carskiey for over five hundred years, is at the heart of the very last place on the Kintyre Peninsula on the west coast of Scotland. Carskiey House sits in easy sight, over lawn and grass fields to the mile long, silver sands of Carskiey Bay.
Structurally unchanged, with the exception of three new and additional wet room bathrooms and a central heating system, effortlessly powered by ground source, the house retains much of its original furniture, books and pictures
Above all Carskiey is comfortable and welcoming, full of life with best of London bespoke beds and mattresses, fabrics from Fermoie, sofas by B&B Italia, ancient African textiles and a love of Fornasetti. There are nine spacious, principal bedrooms in the main house (three four-poster beds, two tester beds and three enormous two metre wide new beds) with seven bathrooms and a further four bedrooms in the kitchen wing with two bathrooms sleeping up to twenty.
There is a gunroom, a spacious cloakroom with separate w.c. and a snug study full of 58 Spy politicians and an old sea captain. An upstairs Library with the best views over Sanda Island as the sun goes down. A Billiards Room with a full size table and its own collection of vinyl. An Edwardian hydrotherapy room with 8ft long bath and hot and cold sea and fresh water controls to the shower.
This is a big house, but it still remains the hospitable home built by James and Kate Boyd over a hundred years ago. Whether your interests are the more active ones of woodcock shooting, stalking, sea-fishing or golf or the more leisurely activities of billiards, croquet or simply reading in the upstairs library, nowhere is better placed for seekers of privacy and relaxation.
Carskiey House is available to rent as a whole, fully staffed throughout the year and can be combined with Shore Cottage as one let. Please click here to provide contact details and we will be in touch shortly.