Dunvalanree, built in 1938 with an Art Deco flavour, was upgraded in 1999 to four star. Most rooms, all individually decorated, enjoy panoramic sea views. Standing in delightful gardens on the edge of Port Righ Bay, Dunvalanree enjoys splendid views over Kilbrannon Sound, to the Isle of Arran, and around Carradale Bay and Forest. Listen ... to the sea gently lapping on the bay below the hotel.
The most popular pastime amongst visitors to Port Righ is walking, and perhaps golf. Fortunately as there are so many choices, from Carradale Bay to the wind farm, walkers are likely to find it very quiet. Dunvalanree has a series of walks based at Port Righ. Some sections of the Kintyre Way are also accessible.
The area abounds in history, from Neolithic to Robert the Bruce. The Scottish nation emerged from the ancient kingdom of Dal Riada which is based around Kintyre, with Somerled, The Lord of the Isles. Saddell was home to one of the stone carving schools of west Scotland set up by Somerled.
Campbeltown is full of listed buildings. Once know as Little Glasgow reflecting the number of leading Glasgow architects tempted down to the end of Kintyre to Design and Build.
Campbeltown, once home to about 34 distilleries now has four, including Mitchells, producers not only of Springbank but also Longrow whisky which is peated.. Which is your favourite? Dunvalanree has over 60 malts so guests can enjoy a journey of discovery.
After dinner enjoy a Springbank whisky and fall asleep to the sound of the sea gently lapping on the beach below.