FAQ's for Gowanlea Heights
Bed and Breakfast in Campbeltown
FAQ's for Gowanlea Heights B&B in Campbeltown
Gowanlea Heights B&B in Campbeltown
Gowanlea Heights is a quality Campbeltown B&B, the one bookable suite comprises of one double and one twin room, one lounge and your own bathroom. This spacious suite of rooms is exclusively for your group and ideal as a comfortable base from which to tour the Kintyre 66 or simply exploring Kintyre. If you have an EV, we’ve a Type 2 7kW fast EV charge point that’s free to use for guests.
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Campbeltown is at the head of the Campbeltown Loch with Davaar Island nearby. Locally it’s known as the Wee Toon and has a population of around 5000 people.
Practically all Kintyre is within “day trip” distance, even Oban and many of the islands, such as Arran, Islay, Jura and Gigha, so Campbeltown is an excellent base from which to explore. In the immediate area, you have all the facilities you’d expect of a small town such as shopping and eating out however what sets Campbeltown apart are the nearby golf courses, the history and the distilleries! Find out more here: https://stayinkintyre.com/explore/
We offer options of a Full English breakfast or a Full Highlander breakfast using a selection of locally sourced ingredients. We also offer lighter breakfasts such as cereals, fruits and yogurts as well as lashings of tea, coffee and juices! Even children’s options!
And don’t think you need to choose between a hot or cold breakfast, here at Gowanlea you can have both. You can even take some with you if you like, you won’t leave the B&B hungry!
If you do have any dietary requirements please let us know.
Continental options are available from 7 am, hot breakfast orders are taken between 7:30 am and 8:30 am, serving until 9 am. If you have any other requirements please do let us know.
Your hosts, John and David live here with their two teenage children and a gentle giant of a dog called Gino. We moved here in 2019 because we just fell in love with the area. The scenery is unbeatable and it’s a great place for kids to grow up in. We’ve loads of experience in hospitality and we’re all looking forward to your stay!
When you book, you book the suite. No one else can book so you are the only guest(s) staying. You are only sharing with people you book with.
Example: You book as one person, the entire suite is effectively yours. You can choose which room you want and the other room is blocked off. No one else can book.
Example: You book as two people, the entire suite is effectively yours. Both bedrooms are available to you if you wish and no one else can book.
Example: You book as three people, the entire suite is yours. Both bedrooms are yours and no one else can book.
Example: You book as four people, the entire suite is yours. Both bedrooms are yours and no one else can book.
Owners accommodation is on the upper floors, entirely separate to guest accommodation and cordoned off.
With the exclusive private suite, we believe occupancy based pricing is fair.
Our rate structure allows a single individual to stay at a very reasonable cost all the way up to a family or friend group at an equally reasonable cost.
The alternatives would involve things like single room surcharges, a higher average flat fee or additional room fees. We felt this would be overly complicated and also a bit negative.
This way, you pick the dates, pick the number of guests and decide if you like the price.
Feedback so far has indicated we made the right choice.
Within the B&B you’ll find all the expected accoutrements, such as luxurious bedding, own private bathroom with bathtub, shower and toilet, all the little extras you might need and a spotlessly clean house.
Terrestrial television is available in your lounge as well as a selection of DVDs, Freesat, Netflix and the PLEX server. In your rooms you have a Netflix account and free access to our PLEX media server with over 350 DVDs of films and TV series. Radio is via Alexa which is in each room, just ask for a radio station.
You can connect to the WiFi router as you would in any cafe or at home. The password will be available on arrival, you can also scan a QR code or use the NFC tags.
Regarding baby facilities, we have a travel cot that is available for use. We also have a high chair, a child booster seat and a baby bath. Please let us know you want it out of storage when you make the booking.
You might want to have an extra bed in your own room for your child, we have a z-bed that can be used, just let us know.
Each room has central heating radiators and additional panel wall heaters.
There’s plenty of on-demand hot water, and the shower is a powerful little beastie!
All of the exclusive suite is on the ground floor. The bathroom is arranged just like a standard house; in it’s own room and you only share it with the people in your group. No-one else stays, so it’s your private bathroom.
We include complimentary dressing gowns and slippers for each guest as well as a selection of toiletries.
There’s a multitude of bars with some having more of a local flavour than others! For a traditional bar experience, we’d recommend The Black Sheep pub, part of The Royal Hotel right on the waterfront: 1 Kinloch Rd, Campbeltown PA28 6EG. There’s also a Whisky Bar not even five minutes away at The Ardshiel Hotel, Kilkerran Road, Campbeltown PA28 6JL.
For eating out, there are many options. Still, we’d give a couple to start you off, there’s the Harbourview Grille at the Royal Hotel as mentioned earlier, and an Indian Restaurant I would personally recommend is the Taj Mahal Tandoori, 16 Hall Street, Campbeltown PA28 6BU. For a Chinese cuisine option then Golden Ocean’s the place to go at 72 Longrow, Campbeltown PA28 6DD. If you’re looking for seafood opportunities, popups happen all the time and seem to be quite seasonal. However, one recent addition to the Wee Toon is Number 42. This is an excellent seafood restaurant at 42 Main Street in Campbeltown and I heartily recommend it. Here’s their website: http://www.gmat42.com/
Distilleries and other attractions can be found here: https://stayinkintyre.com/explore/
Campbeltown is near the southern end of the stunning Kintyre peninsula. There are no dual carriageways; it’s mainly one A road with B roads that form the network. Many of the B roads are single track with lots of Passing Places.
Additional information is here:
Take the A82 from Glasgow passing Loch Lomond. At Tarbet take the A83 towards Arrochar, taking in sights at Inveraray with Loch Long visible on your left. Continue on the A83 passing through Lochgilphead. A few miles south of Tarbert at Kennacraig (Calmac ferries) you can either take the B8001 and join the B842 at Claonaig to B879 Carradale (the scenic single track route) or continue southbound on the A83 toward Campbeltown.
Calmac ferries – look for the Firth of Clyde timetables.
Take the ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick on the Isle of Arran. Take the A841 to Lochranza and join the ferry there taking the Lochranza to Claonaig route where you can take the B842 to Campbeltown via Carradale or take the B8001 to Kennacraig and join the A83 southbound to Campbeltown.
You can bypass Arran and take the ferry from Ardrossan to Campbeltown, and we’re just up the road from the ferry terminal.
LoganAir runs a twice-daily flight to Machrihanish airstrip, situated just outside Campbeltown.
Using SatNav it’s: PA28 6AZ
Using What3Words it’s: ///noted.couches.nightcap
Using Google shortcode it’s: C9CW+VJ
Using Longitude and Latitude it’s: 55.42226 -5.60347
Using addresses it’s Gowanlea, Argyll Street, Campbeltown, PA28 6AZ.
Yes, of course, get in touch with us and we will help arrange the details for you.
We can certainly do our best, get in touch and we will try to assist you.
- The B&B accommodations are on the ground floor.
- The front storm door is of standard width and has a step and a slightly raised threshold and then another threshold through the main door. There are handholds near the exterior storm door.
- The guest lounge for relaxation and breakfasts is situated on the ground floor.
- The own private bathroom doesn’t have any specialised fittings or access other than being on the ground floor.
What is mobile network coverage like?
Coverage is limited depending on the provider, it is a remote area of the country and mobile companies are claiming to improve matters. Please select your provider from the list below to determine probable coverage they give you. You’ll need to enter Campbeltown or PA28 6AZ for the search location.
Yes, there is. The website is here: http://www.campbeltownmedicalpractice.co.uk
Tel: 01586 552105
It’s a five-minute walk from Gowanlea Heights B&B to reach it. The main points to note are that you can register with the Campbeltown Medical Practice as a temporary resident if you need help and any prescriptions you need are via the Scottish NHS with prescriptions being free in Scotland for UK residents.
*Please note: During the Covid-19 pandemic, this service is limited to emergencies only. You will need to contact your own GP for remote consultation in non-emergency events.
- You can check-in at or after 4 pm on your arrival day.
- You must check out before 10:00 am on your check out day. This allows us to reset the rooms for the next guests.
- No pets are allowed. Sorry.
- No smoking is allowed inside the property but vaping is.
- This is a bed and breakfast in a family home, there are clearly marked areas for guests and areas marked as private and there are also quiet hours. Only booked guests are allowed in, there is no public space such as you get in hotels. Please adhere to this but also know you are very welcome.
- We recommend you have your own, robust holiday insurance.
- There’s a maximum comfortable occupancy for each room.
- Please read and understand the fire rules in your room, if you have any questions please let us know.
- Full terms and conditions are here.
You can choose Stripe or PayPal at the checkout, both allow you to use your Visa, Mastercard and American Express card.
We only take bookings with payment in advance and confirm then.
If you are booking for business purposes we can discuss invoicing but in all cases, booking is not considered confirmed until payment is received in full in advance of the booking.
We do not take walk-in bookings under any circumstances.
We only take bookings with a minimum of 48 hours in advance of check-in date with payment in advance.
You can cancel any time however if you cancel too close to check-in, and depending on rate, you may have to pay for all or part of the booking. Rates vary on this so please look at the specific rate information when you make your booking and make a considered choice.
We’ve put in place several measures to decrease any risk, in the main most of these changes will be barely noticeable in terms of impact to service.
There are clearly identified guest areas:
- Ground Floor: The guest lounge and dining room, the guest bathroom and your bedroom/s are yours.
- We will wear masks when serving and preparing your breakfast; the breakfast buffet style service will be unavailable; however, the menu choices will still be available to order.
- The hallway is shared with you and the owners.
- The First & Second Floor are the owner’s private areas.
- There are no other guests other than those in your group.
- Please maintain social distancing guidelines where possible.
Cleaning at Gowanlea
- All surfaces are cleaned according to guidelines issued by the UK Government and industry bodies such as Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, The AA and the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers.
- We use detergents and disinfectant protocols, including UV-C which has been tested successfully against SARS-CoV-2 (commonly known as Covid-19 or CoronaVirus).
- All laundry is washed at or above 60°C; we rotate multiple sets.
- We have an industry mark issued by Visit Scotland recognising the changes we’ve put in place to assure you.
- We are accredited in the AA COVID Confident scheme
- Public areas are subject to more frequent cleans and sanitising.
Children are free until 10 years of age, at 10 to 15 years old we charge £10 per night to a maximum of £30 even if your stay is longer than three nights. Adults are classed as being 16 years of age and older.
If you’ve seen us on Online Travel Agency sites (OTA’s) like Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia you’ll already know we offer great value.
We offer the best rates through our own website here by an average of around 10%. We also only run many promotions and discounts on this site giving you the opportunity for more savings.
We’re very sorry but we don’t allow pets.
There’s a private car park at the rear of the building with ample space with always on lighting, a security floodlight and CCTV, or you can park on the road at the front of the building.
At the rear we have a fast Type 2 7kW EV charging point which is free for guests and ideal for an overnight charge. There’s a rapid charger at Campbeltown Ferry Terminal and Campbeltown County Garage.
There’s plenty of room within the Bed and Breakfast to store your bicycles securely if you wish, and we have installed anchor points in the car park to chain your bicycles to. The car park is covered by CCTV and motion activated floodlighting.
There’s a private car park at the rear of the building were we’ve installed a motor home electric hook up point.
This is for guests staying at Gowanlea B&B only. The use case would be for guests exploring Scotland perhaps using a stay with us as a break from the confines of a motorhome while retaining use of it during their stay.
In all cases, payments are to be made in full in advance. We do not reserve a room to take payment on arrival or take part payments.
You can pay via most cards using Stripe or Paypal. Simply choose the relevant method when making your booking.
We also take full payments via the Scotland Loves Local gift card.
Choose Scotland Loves Local as the payment method. Shortly afterwards, we’ll send you a payment request link via Zettle (they are partnered to Scotland Loves Local). You use that to enter your gift card details, we receive payment and then we confirm your booking. That’s it.