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Make a holiday cottage on the Isle of Arran your home away from home

The Isle of Arran is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde, and has grown quite popular with holidaymakers thanks to regular ferry services from the Scottish mainland. The Isle of Arran may be 10 miles wide and 19 miles long, but it has a lot to offer. Its coastline beckons beachcombers, whilst the island’s interior offers a mix of rolling green hills and rugged mountains. Arran has many well-marked trails for walking, cycling, and horse riding and is dotted with idyllic villages and historic ruins that are well worth a visit. HomeAway has numerous holiday cottages on the Isle of Arran that offer a comfortable place to relax in whilst visiting. Most Isle of Arran holiday cottages come with spectacular views of either mountains or the coastline, and a few are located right on the beach. Larger groups and families will be happy to know that spacious holiday homes are available, with some offering up to nine bedrooms. In short, this is the kind of destination where visitors can really get away from it all.

Things to do

-Hiking: Goatfell is the highest mountain on the island at 2,866 ft (874 m). It juts out of the landscape and is easily spotted from all parts of the Isle of Arran. The hike up Goatfell is a challenging one. Those who are up to the task, however, are rewarded with spectacular views of the island. On a clear day, it’s even possible to see the Isle of Jura and the coast of Ireland.

-Sightseeing: Holy Isle is a pretty unusual island just a short ferry ride away from Lamlash, on the east coast, and proves a popular day trip with visitors to Isle of Arran holiday homes. The tiny island is just two miles long and less than a mile wide. It is operated as a Buddhist retreat and welcomes visitors. Visitors to Holy Isle are welcome to take courses at the retreat, or simply explore the island, which doubles as a nature reserve. Eriskay ponies, saanen goats, and soay sheep all roam freely here and are easy to spot.

-Museums: The Arran Heritage Museum is, like all things on the island, just a short drive or walk away from holiday cottages on the Isle of Arran. The museum opened in the late 1970s and is in what used to be a schoolhouse. The heritage museum contains a number of exhibits that focus on Arran’s farming heritage and also provides insight into Bronze and Stone Age artefacts found on the island. The museum is open to visitors daily from 10:30 to 16:30.

-Golf: Golf is popular throughout Scotland, and the Isle of Arran is no exception. Despite its small size, there are seven major golf courses on the island offering both 9 and 18 holes. The island offers a reasonably priced pass that allows golfers to play a round at each of the seven courses. The courses are located all around the island and several are just a stone’s throw away from Isle of Arran holiday cottages. Offering a full range of amenities, golf courses on the island have cafés, shops, and even play areas for children.

-Historical attractions: The Machrie Standing Stones are a famous Neolithic site located on the island. The stones are enormous and stand like upright pillars in the shape of a circle. Archaeologists believe that they date back over 2,500 years and the remnants of timber structures were found around the site in the 1980s. Standing under the shadow of Goatfell, the standing stones are located about an hour’s walk from the main road and are one of the island’s most popular attractions.

Weather on the Isle of Arran

The weather on the Isle of Arran is relatively cool. Summer is the driest and warmest season. High temperatures in the summer hover around the 17°C, but generally do not exceed 20°C. Winter is wet and cool, but snow is relatively rare. It is best to rent a holiday cottage on the Isle of Arran in summer.

Travel to the Isle of Arran

The only way to reach the Isle of Arran is by ferry. Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries services two routes to the island: Ardrossan to Brodick, and Claonaig to Lochranza. The first route is the most popular, as there is a boat train available from Glasgow Central directly to Ardrossan. Both ferries depart several times a day and cost around £10 per passenger and £40 - £60 per vehicle.

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                                                                                                      Breathtakingly stunning!

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                                                                                                      Let me start by saying I'm VERY fussy! When my husband finally had enough of me trawling through websites looking for the 'perfect' property he decided to take matters into his own hands and after a few minutes he pointed me in the direction of Channel View. Wow! Surely it couldn't be that easy - there must be a catch?? I was immediately impressed by what I saw online but I'll admit that right up until we arrived I was a tad sceptical (it all looked too good to be true). Once we arrived in Arran I was completely blown away when I saw the cottage - it looked simply stunning. The outside grounds are beautiful - the first impression on the area was complete peacefulness. We entered the cottage via the side door into the well-equipped utility room (large fridge freezer, huge Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble dryer), then into the HUGE kitchen! This was one of these kitchens that has everything you could possibly need (imagine going shopping and remembering to buy EVERYTHING you need and more!) Plenty crockery/glasses/pans/oven dishes etc. There was a lovely fresh loaf of local bread and Isle of Arran jam for us arriving. Melanie did tell me the kitchen came fully equipped but I took things like kitchen roll, ice bags etc but no need at all as everything was there including lots of lovely herbs and spices which came in very handy. It wasn't just how well stocked the cupboards were but also everything was of high quality. The lounge was a beautiful room with fantastic views across the bay. It had a wonderful log fire which we lit every night. After a day out scrambling along the rocks or hiking through the woods, a g&t by the log fire was just beyond perfect. The master bedroom was a stunning room with a beautiful en-suite bathroom. The shower is fab and the bath was just perfect for soaking in my newly purchased Arran Aromatics 'Citrus Bay' bubble bath sipping a chilled glass of wine....ah bliss. Anyway back to the cottage - I can't emphasise enough how beautiful it is - and huge! Downstairs has the master suite is situated to give the perfect amount of privacy. There is a single bedroom downstairs and 2 delightful twin rooms upstairs and a lovely shower room. The house was spotlessly clean, so much so that I had to email on Melanie arrival to tell her how impressed I was with this. This cottage is simply stunning and the location is perfect. I can't wait to return!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Classy,comfortable holiday home in ideal location

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                                                                                                      Tasteful and comfortable accommodation. Good parking. Perfect situation for beach, activity or touring holiday .Shops and transport close by and eateries to suit any requirements in easy walking distance. Recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      Wonderful cottage with fantastic views

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                                                                                                      What a wonderful cottage! I was reluctant to submit a review as I wanted to keep this place a secret! Comfortable, clean and perfectly equipped with everything you'll need for a relaxing holiday on Arran. Set above the main road in a peaceful cul de sac; a stone's throw from of all the local amenities (Co-op and 3 pubs/restaurants). A spectacular view of Lamlash Bay from every front facing window, Red Squirrels running past in the morning and a glorious view of the sunrise over Holy Island. Beautiful gardens to sit in and relax and parking is just opposite the front of the cottage. The small road to the cottage is quite steep, not an issue for us, but not ideal for some. Truly a perfect location to explore the island. Brodick is 10 minutes away by car; Arran Aromatics and the brewery shop are worth a visit - use the Fisherman's Walk to get there from Brodick Bay, you'll also go past the Heritage Museum. Lochranza is about 40 minutes away; look out for the Red Deer and Golden Eagles and visit the distillery (and maybe buy some fantastic award winning whisky!).
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016