Fuel, Utilities and Groceries

A handy survival list!

Essential supplies!

This helpful list is included in your welcome pack, we have detailed it here to give you a flavour of the area!

Last stop for fuel!

If you’re travelling by road to Carradale, the last stop for fuel and a little shopping is at Lochgilphead on the A83.  It’s an Esso Tesco Express with opening hours of 07:00-22:00 daily. However, holidays and circumstances are subject to change that so look at their site for more information.

Day to day fuel needs

Once in Carradale one of your easy to locate fuel choices is the County Garage which is in the centre of Campbeltown opposite the Co-op on Millknowe Road. It’s an Esso with opening hours of 07:00-20:00 daily.

We recommend you ensure you have enough fuel for travelling around Kintyre and of course, enough to get you on your way on your journey home. Once again, holidays and circumstances are subject to change the hours so look at their site for more information.

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Wood and Coal

We provide you with a reasonable amount of wood logs and coal (Surefire) for normal use however you might use more than we expect!  If that’s the case you’ll need to buy some extra fuel from D McNair. You can pick it up or they can deliver to Carradale for free on Thursdays.

Surefire 50KG is around £21 and a bag of hardwood logs are around £8.


We’ve provided enough electricity credit for normal use. If you have or will run out then you will need to buy additional credit. You can replenish the credit by taking the Scottish Power electricity key to the local Post Office in West Carradale or the Co-op in Campbeltown that has a Post Office.

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General groceries

Patersons Bakery in Carradale has a selection of canned, dry, frozen and freshly baked food as well as some general purpose items, newspapers and some alcohol. It does have limited hours in comparison to that thar London. It closes for two hours at lunchtime, has a half day on Wednesday and is closed on Sunday.

M 9am to 12pm 2pm – 5pm.
T 9am to 12pm 2pm – 5pm.
W 9am to 12pm
T 9am to 12pm 2pm – 5pm.
F 9am to 12pm 2pm – 5pm.
S 9am to 12pm 2pm – 5pm.
S Closed


The main supermarkets are the Co-op and Tesco in Campbeltown. They offer a much wider selection of goods as you may expect. It’s about a 30 minute drive from Carradale and handy for that well deserved selection of treats and essentials!

Campbeltown Post Office is inside the Co-op.

The weekly shop and more!

Kintyre Kollector also offer a fantastic service where you can arrange shopping from a selection of major stores in Glasgow and they pick it up and transport it to Campbeltown for you to collect.

Usually this is on a Sunday but contact them for further details.

Welcome Hamper & included items for use

While you are self-catering, we believe our guests should be comfortable and not have to worry too much about forgotten items or worry what days and times shops are open. So we provide you with some items just to get you started! And yes, it’s all included in the price!

Welcome Hamper

Gold Roast Instant Coffee
Tetley Tea Bags
Instant Drinking Chocolate
Biscuits or Cookies
Strawberry Jam
Kelloggs Cornflakes
1.5 L Bottled Water
Orange Juice
Orange Squash
Blackcurrant & Apple Squash


Sunflower Cooking Oil
Salt & Pepper
Cling Film
Tin Foil
Kitchen Rolls
Herbs / Gravy


Toilet Rolls
Toilet Bleach
Colgate Toothpaste
Radox Shower Gel
Bathroom Hand soap
Bathroom Bin Liners

Cleaning Products

Anti Bacterial Spray
Fairy Liquid Washing Liquid
Boxed Tissues
Black Refuse Bags
Clear Recycle Bags
Washing Machine Non-BioCapsules
Sponge Scourer
Dish Cloth
All Purpose Cloth
Kitchen Hand Sanitiser
Nappy Sacks
Scrubbing Brushes
Clothes Pegs
Washing Up Gloves
Tea Towels
Oven Glove



For Outdoors

Various Size Wellington Boots & Crocs
Walking sticks

Please notes: Items may vary as described here and we cannot absolutely guarantee suitability for use.

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