This lovely cottage is situated in a peaceful and tranquil location on the edge of woodland, on the magical Isle of Arran. It is a perfect holiday spot for those wanting to get away from it all and relax in the beautiful Scottish countryside. With room for five guests as well as two dogs, this is the ultimate cosy cottage for getting out and exploring nature with the endless array of wildlife and birds nearby. The cottage is also just half a mile from Machrie Bay with its 9-hole golf course.
The property itself is across a single floor with a traditional and charming interior. Decorated in a neutral colour palette, splashes of coasting colours remind you of your island location.
The living room is a welcoming space and tastefully decorated in neutral tones. There is ample seating for guests and the room also has a dining table for six at the far end, making this a great location to spend cosy evenings eating and relaxing in front of the television. There is also an open fire for chillier seasons which you can gather around, perhaps with a dram of local whisky. The modern kitchen also has everything you will need to create meals – why not experiment with some of the produce found locally on Arran? Also on this level, guests can choose from a charming king-size room, a cosy twin (which can be made into a super-king) or a single bedroom. All rooms are fresh and stylish and promise a restful night’s sleep.
A door from the kitchen leads to the garden which comes complete with garden furniture. There is also private parking available. To the front of the property, there is a picnic bench where you can sit and enjoy an afternoon tea or morning coffee in this beautiful setting.
Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park
Climb Goatfell – Arran’s highest peak
Wonderful walks for all ages starting off close by; to name a few....
o My personal favourite “The Kings Cave” walk (5 mins away);
o Walk across Machrie Moor to the Standing Stones (5 mins away)
o Walk to Loch Tanna (12 mins away)
o Catacol Glen (15 mins away)
Beaches (closest 2 min drive or walking distance)
Café Thyme (5 mins away) – Playground, Café with homemade Turkish Pizzas, some retail therapy in The Old Byre Showroom
Wildlife Tours and Bird Spotting
Arran Art Trail
Many Golf Courses – Machrie Bay 9 hope course within walking distance
Mini golf in Brodick
Variety of Restaurants including; The Drift Inn, The Pier Cafe, and the original Mara Fish Bar for lunch
Activities that can be arranged are kayaking, mountain biking, climbing, gorge walking etc
Activities we can Arrange by Request:
Lobster Potting and mackerel fishing
Go out in the boat to sea with our Boatman Graham to mackerel fish and pull up the 10-15 pots to check for lobsters and crab. Any catch the clients are allowed to keep as long as they are over the legal size requirement. Great activity for all ages. Adult, child and toddler life jackets provided.
Fishing for pollock, mackerel and other species on a line.
Sea fly fishing can also be arranged, mainly for mackerel.
River Iorsa and Loch Iorsa fishing
Fly fishing for salmon and sea trout with a catch and release policy.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Session can be arranged by request.
Private Fishing Lessons
Private Shooting Lessons
Photography workshops and tours for all levels of experience whilst enjoying the stunning scenery and wildlife on the island. We can even loan you a camera if needed. Full or half days available throughout the year. Longer courses available on request.
Private Fitness Instructor
All sorts of fitness and stretching classes can be arranged at the house, in the boathouse or outside depending on people’s preferences. All available on request.
Bespoke Wildlife Tours
Guided walks or runs!
Salami and sausage making classes
As members of the British Game Alliance the Estate is keen to promote ways of using game. Suzi is a whizz with pheasant and venison but happy to use other meats as requested. Her salamis, smoked meats and sausages are delicious.
Golf Course and Putting Green
The estate has a lovely family run 9 hole links course called Machrie Bay. Golf passes can be arranged.
The estate has an all weather tennis court down beside Machrie Bay club house. The rental of adult and children’s rackets available on site.
The Dougarie Boathouse
This iconic listed building is available by request for lunchtime or evening BBQs/picnic/ events. Stunning location on the beach and a great position to watch the sun go down.
Driven or Walked up days can be arranged in season on request
Stag and Hind Stalking
Can be arranged in season on request.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR WEST COAST VILLAGES
Village shop and Post Office
The shop has been in the family for two generations and Nicola is there to welcome you. Deliveries can be made to a rented house for incoming tenants. There is a cash machine and Off Licence.
On a Roll
Take away café serving fresh hot and cold food and drinks. Using lots of local produce.
The Arran Butcher
There is a large selection of meat including locally home grown lamb. Fish is also available from Wednesdays. The Mckinnon family also own the butcher’ shop at Lochranza.
The Harbour Shop
Newspapers and magazines are available and can be ordered. There is something for everyone in this shop – cards, postcards, toys and a selection of gifts and even DIY items.
The Blackwaterfoot Bakehouse (close to the Kinloch Hotel)
Artisan bakehouse with continental bread and pastries.
The Shiskine Golf Course tearoom
Large tearoom serving snacks and meals. Outside seating available.
The Kinloch Hotel
Restaurant and public bars. Free wifi.
Petrol can be purchased at the Blackwaterfoot garage
Old Byre Visitor Centre
A shop selling sheepskins, bags, clothes and much more with a large outside play and activity area for both young and old. The Café Thyme is also at the centre serving fresh baked pides (Turkish pizza) and with a good menu to choose from.
The Machrie Bay tearoom
Next to the golf course, serving snacks and meals, along with drinks and ice cream.
Pirnmill & Catacol
Village shop and Post Office.
Shop is well stocked. The specialities are local farm eggs and locally baked rolls. There are cash withdrawal facilities, newspapers and an off licence. Firewood can also be bought here.
Eat in or take out.
Need to book. Great food. BYOB
The Arran Distillery
Distillery, shop, whisky tasting and tours. Large café
The Lochranza Hotel
Bar and restaurant open to the public.
The Sandwich Station
Tiny takeaway opposite the ferry car park. Made to order food and uses lots of local produce.
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