High Trodigal Cottage
At High Trodigal we like knowing that we provide a 5* experience for our guests to enjoy while also maintaining low-impact environmental practices. Kintyre is a special and unspoilt environment and we would like to do as much as we can to preserve the integrity of this unique peninsula. With 10 SSSI including Machrihanish Dunes it is vital to maintain the natural balance of the area and every effort has a positive effect. We want to welcome guests who are interested in creating a low carbon footprint and encourage them to do so while staying at High Trodigal.
The cottage has been clad in stone from a small local quarry and larch from a local farm. The turf roof and indigenous building materials blend into the natural landscape of the Kintyre hills and needs minimum maintenance.
The cottage is built to the highest eco standards including superb insulation everywhere and internally the provision of A+ appliances, low energy light bulbs, a bin sorter for waste recycling and sensitive cleaning materials reflects our principles of ecological responsibility.
We want our guests to enjoy a luxurious experience while maximising our green activities. Electricity is supplied by Good Energy on their Green Tarrif, waste wood for the log burner is sourced from a local sawmill. Bicycles and bus timetables are provided to encourage guests to leave the car behind and use local transport or pedal power to get around while staying. We also supply a picnic back pack and a larger ‘day on the beach’ hamper to make it easy for guests to plan food for a day walking or taking the bus to a local beach.
We know how visitors enjoy discovering local wildlife, sports, crafts and new experiences and so we encourage this interest by supplying information and encouraging guests to use local businesses, restaurants, food suppliers and Farmer’s markets. To this end we include for each new arrival a welcome pack of local produce and information on how the guest can purchase more should they want to.
A Beautiful three hour dive from Glasgow
Island hop via Arran or Cowal Peninsula
Fly in half an hour on a twice daily flight from Glasgow International airport
Scenic four and a half hour bus journey from Glasgow