By Mark McConville
LIVE like the Flintstones without giving up any luxury in this stunning cottage built into the hillside which is available to rent for £63.50 per person per night.
Incredible images show the exterior of the one-bed cottage which blends into the countryside with its natural stones walls and large windows dug into the hill.
Other striking shots show the cosy living room complete with wood-burning stove, modern kitchen and sleek, tiled bathroom.
High Trodigal is located in Machrihanish, near Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, Scotland ans is currently listed on www.cottages.com for £889 for a week’s stay.
“This stunning natural stone and turf roofed, single-storey, detached holiday cottage, is built in to the hillside, reflecting an ancient neolithic design with views over the Atlantic Ocean,” states the listing.
“This stunning property features beams and two patio areas with doors leading from the bedroom and the living room, and is situated less than a mile from the world-famous Machrihanish Golf Course.
“Glasgow is only 30 minutes flying time from Machrihanish Airport, which in turn is 10 minutes driving time from the property. The Machrihanish Bird Observatory is located at Gauldrons Beach, it is fantastic for watching migratory birds.
“Campbeltown is one of a handful of areas in Scotland categorised as a whisky producing region, and is home to the Campbeltown Single Malt, at one point having 34 distilleries and proclaiming itself the whisky capital of the world.
“The town boasts two distilleries as well as a museum, heritage centre and a harbour, with an annual regatta and music festival. The town is well-served, with supermarkets, independently owned shops, and excellent hotels and restaurants offering the finest local produce.
“The surrounding area is well-known for its fine beaches, unspoilt countryside and scenic walks, with the addition of the Kintyre Way, making this an ideal location from which to explore the Kintyre Peninsula. Lying just off the west coast of Kintyre, the Isle of Gigha offers a pleasant day trip.
“Within a short distance, there are many quiet and sandy beaches to explore and there is easy access to the Isles of Islay, Arran and Jura. Jura is one of the wildest and most mountainous of the Inner Hebrides.
“Islay is great for wildlife enthusiasts, as it boasts a large RSPB reserve, a wintering population of barnacle and white-fronted geese, and a wildlife information centre. For the outdoor enthusiast, there is walking, cycling, fishing and water sports. Beach ¾ mile. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.”
The one-storey house is beamed throughout and has wooden floors in most rooms. The living room comes with a wood burner, a 42-inch TV, an iPod dock and a double sofa bed.
The kitchen comes complete with a breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine hile the bedroom has a super kingsize bed and patio doors.
Relax in the bathroom which has a full spa bath, shower cubicle and a sauna.
For more information see https://www.cottages.com/cottages/high-trodigal-30648?adult=2&nights=7&range=3