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Big Wooden House

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview


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Property
house
People
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Brodick - Greyholme

Arran's Exclusive Celebration House

“This graceful Arts & Crafts House is without doubt among a handful of truly unique properties in Scotland” – Richard de Marco CBE, artist.

The Big Wooden House, designed on ancient lay lines, will stimulate your senses with its glorious sea views.

Lying just outside Arran’s main town of Brodick and close to the Auchrannie leisure resort, the house retains its own splendid isolation of 1.3 acres of partly wooded gardens down to Rosaburn, whilst the beach is a five-minute walk away.

The Big Wooden House features generously proportioned living rooms, a luxurious kitchen with an Aga, two bathrooms and five large bedrooms, all with stunning views.

The house is ideal for celebrations, including birthdays, anniversaries and weddings – we can even arrange a chef for you and your guests or musicians to entertain you!

Recapture a time when life was at a slower pace and feel the stress of the 21st century drift away as you walk through the door. The Big Wooden House is a very special place.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Joan Glen-Stuart
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
8 November, 2013
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Big Wooden House
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
2

Great Location - Host Instrustive

  • 2 of 5

Property location fantastic, can't be beat due to Arran island and BWH location

Interior authentic though rough around the edges (cleanliness)

Unfortunately the BWH privacy policy noted on the BWH site not honoured during both my last 2 separate week stays

Always felt like the owner (Joni) was around the corner which she was on many occasions walking her dog and parking in the grounds

Great place to stay if you are looking for a host to host you during your stay

However if you are looking for a family privacy retreat this is not the place for you and your family (guests)

If it's what you are looking for enjoy but also don't be disappointed with the intrusions if looking for privacy

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 0
Edinburgh
5

Just Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

My party consisted of 8 adults on a golfing weekend and the house was just perfect, from the comfortable bedrooms with their stunning views to the sumptuous lounge with its wood burning fire. “It does what it says on the tin” - the pictures on the website are 100% accurate.

The house is very well stocked with all utensils required, so cooking is not a problem, with guidelines for the Aga Cooker. Its location is perfect for the island with the ferry terminal only a 2 minute car ride away. Joan (the owner) keeps the house is a spotless and very comfortable condition and was there to welcome us with advice and suggestions.

The 7 golf courses with the exception of Lochranza are all of a very good standard and variety, my favourite being Shiskine with Brodick and Whiting Bay a close second and third.

The island has many other attractions to offer which I have enjoyed on my previous visits, numerous superb walks to offer for all ages, fishing, wildlife, distillery, brewery, boat trips and much, much more.

I would certainly recommend Grayholme (The Big Wooden House) for your stay, it was quite magical and very private in its location.

I will always recall watching the sun rising over the ocean with the dew glistening on the golf course - and all from my bedroom window - amazing!

We will be back, of that, there is no doubt.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edinburgh
5

Just perfect !

  • 5 of 5

My party consisted of 8 adults on a golfing weekend and the house was just perfect, from the comfortable bedrooms with their stunning views to the sumptuous lounge with its wood burning fire. “It does what it says on the tin” - the pictures on the website are 100% accurate.

The house is very well stocked with all utensils required so cooking is not a problem, with guidelines for the Aga Cooker. Its location is perfect for the island with the ferry terminal only a 2 minute car ride. Joan (the owner) keeps the house in a spotless and very comfortable condition and was there to welcome us with advice and suggestions.

The 7 golf courses are all of a very good standard and variety, my favourite being Shiskine with Whiting Bay and Brodick a close second and third, the only disappointment being Lochranza which I fear may not be a golf course for much longer unless some tender love and care is administered there.

The island has many other attractions to offer which I have enjoyed on my previous visits, numerous superb walks to offer for all ages, fishing, wildlife, distillery, brewery, boat trips and much, much more.

I would certainly recommend Grayholme (The Big Wooden House) for your stay, it was quite magical and very private in its location.

I will always recall watching the sun rising over the ocean with the dew glistening on the golf course - and all from my bedroom window - amazing!

We will be back, of that, there is no doubt.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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1 0
Lincoln, UK
5

Stunning, magical house in idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

This property definitely has the ‘WOW’ factor and is in an idyllic setting. My husband and I took our 4 grown-up children + two other halves for a week at the end of April. The house is fabulous, absolutely spotless and so well equipped. There was everything in the kitchen you could wish for (even two lazy susans!). All the bedrooms were fabulous and the main bathroom just takes your breath away. There’s even a laundry room.

The house sits in its own grounds in a perfect location overlooking the beach, the sea and the golf course and the river runs along one of the boundaries to the garden. We sat out at night with huge bonfires eating toasted marshmallows telling ghost stories under a full moon. One night we even cooked a whole salmon on the fire bought from Creelers just down the road.

The house is full of art work and books and we never felt on top of one another the whole time we were there. The kids even rediscovered their enthusiasm for the piano. There’s lashings of hot water from the Aga for baths and showers.

One day we visited the Castle and its grounds – within easy walking distance. Another day four of us climbed Goat Fell and others went by ferry to Holy Isle. We went fishing (with no success) and crabbing (a bit more success), we saw seals, red squirrels and loads of deer, a couple of eagles and one peacock and even found a wasp’s nest in a wood. We visited Glen Rosa where we had stayed on a previous visit. We had wonderful meals at Creelers and Brambles and other evenings made superb suppers on the Aga (thanks to the really useful Help Notes).

There were wild primroses and violets all over the island when we visited.

No-one wanted to leave when it was time to go. It wasn’t just a house – it was a home from home.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 1
Shropshire, England
5

Unique and beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Our week at The Big Wooden House has been wonderful and all of us, from the 20 month old to the mid-sixty year olds and all others in between, felt at home in this gorgeous, welcoming house. At no point did we feel on top of one another, yet, on the final night when only one person remained, the house was friendly and warm. The grounds provided plenty of space for games and outdoor meals. Lots of time was spent on the beach nearby, on the golf course, on Goat Fell, the Glenrosa track and other walks, as well as cycling expeditions and play parks. Everything felt near to hand from our base at the house. And yet the location allows you to feel that you are well away from everywhere else. Wonderful views of the sun rising over the sea nearby. Stunning sunsets behind the peaks of the fells. The owner was very helpul from the time of booking to after our return. The house was spotlessly clean and well maintained. I would certainly recommend it to others. We felt privileged to be in such a lovely place with such beautiful natural surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 0
East Kilbride
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a fablous week at the Big Wooden House in April 2009.

The property itself is an absolute delight. Its large, spacious, full of character, very clean and very well stocked. Its perfectly positioned on the beach next to the golf course, yet within walking distance of the town. The photographs shown dont do the house justice. Its magical. The gardens are very well maintained, yet enclosed.

Arran has more than enough to amuse an extended family for a week, particulalry if like us, you are fortunate enough to get nice weather.

The magic of Greyholm with encompass you. One year on we still talk about it often, and hope one day to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Glasgow International
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Brodick, Arran
Nearest Beach
200 Metres

Known as ‘Scotland in miniature’, Arran with rugged hills in the North (Goat Fell being the highest at just under 3,000ft) and the rolling hills in the South.

Golf course, one of seven, a secluded beach, Brodick Castle with it’s world famous gardens and the Auchrannie Spa Hotel with its two swimming pools and all it’s amenities (fancy some pampering?) The award winning Kilmichael Hotel and various other pubs and restaurants such as The Brodick Bar and the village are all within easy walking distance.

The Heritage Museum, James Chocolate, Arran Aromatics, Cheese Shop and Brewery are all a ten minute walk away where you can also pick up the start of the Goat fell path.

Arran is one of the few places left in Scotland that still has

the red squirrel, also look out for otters, seals, dolphins, basking sharks, red deer and golden eagles.

Spectacular hill walking, breathtaking world-class scenery and other regular pastimes, fishing, pony trekking and canoeing for the more active.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Brodick, Ayrshire & Arran

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Brodick, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
    Toilet1 - Toilet
    Toilet2 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 Luxurious walk in shower, deep semi sunken bath and twin hand wash basins. Views across the firth of Clyde. Bathroom 2 Original bathroom suite from the 30's
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bunk Style
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Room
  • From the master bedroom with it's luxurious on suite bathroom and fitted wardrobes watch the golfers trying to play across the burn from the 4th tee, most entertaining. And as with all the rooms stunning views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
In the Kitchen we have an Aga Cooker that has hot plates,4 ovens and grill included, the washer / dryer machine and clothes dryer are in utility room on the first floor. Not suitable for very young children.

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