About the property
- Cottage21527 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
5 bedroom, 4 ensuite, sleeps 10,fantastic views, all facilities
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RET WITH REDUCED FERRY FARES. Come and stay at our recently-renovated 5 bed roomed, 5 bath roomed cottage, less than 500m from the Douglas Hotel and shops, restaurants and bars of Brodick beyond. In a quiet road leading to a farm, this newly restored and fully fitted 1 double and 4 twin or double bedroomed, 4 ensuite, cottage sleeping 10, looks out over a field to Brodick Bay and Goat Fell, the highest peak on Arran. WiFi, iPod dock, 37' flat screen TV and DVD, Freesat and Log Burning Stove in TV room, TVs in some bedrooms, large sitting/dining room glazed extension overlooking the bay and hills, fully fitted eat-in kitchen, utility and drying room, and mature gardens front and rear. Parking for 4 cars, outside furniture and barbecue. This cottage has been lovingly restored and refurbished to a high standard retaining original features. Powerful showers and both small and large baths, underfloor heating. Single storey with one bedroom designed for assisted disabled access, with its own ensuite wetroom WC and shower. Perfect location for multi generation family holidays within easy reach of the facilities of Arran including 7 golf courses,walking, cycling and more.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Why Melissa Freeman chose Brodick
The cottage has wonderful views of the bay and hills that you can sit and look at all day or, if you prefer, go out and get into it! It has all the benefits of being away from it all but is only 5 minutes walk from the village. It also has lovely restaurants and shops within walking distance. We loved it from the moment we saw it and still do.
What makes this Cottage unique
The lovely, uninterupted views are our favourite thing about the cottage. We love the fact that it's old and part of Arran's heritage and the added bonus that it can easily absorb so many people, making it perfect for family holidays.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect family holiday house.
This lovely house exceeded all our expectations. We just loved the layout and there were many artistic artifacts to make the whole experience superlative. The major redevelopment of the original stone built cottage has been done sympathetically and has resulted in a comfortable, spacious and delightful home. Equipment was of the best quality and everything worked without any problems. The situation was superb with great views across Brodick Bay to Goatfell and the tip of Cir Mhor, which, coincidentally, is the name we gave to our house at home some 44 years ago! We all enjoyed our holiday very much indeed and would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. No one could possibly be disappointed! We shall be back.
This is a brilliant house for a large party. Big enough to find a quiet space if needed. Stunning views, within walking distance of the shops and a stone's throw from the ferry. Best beds ever!!
We will do our best to return. Linda Smith et al
Amazing house with all home comforts
I hired this house for my husband's birthday. He's an Arran fan and hiking enthusiast. The house was perfect. Near enough to the ferry that you don't need a car and the view means you don't feel you have to explore the outdoors if the weather is wild. You can see it all from the sofa!! The beds are super comfy and the linen really decent (The White Company or similar) - a particular bugbear if mine with rental houses is cheap bobbly linen. Big enough for 10 people without getting in each other's toes I'd say. Brilliant for dinner parties. All in all I wish I owned this house!!!!
Exactly what we needed
Our international group of 9, mainly golfers, first stayed here 2 years ago, and repeated the experience this year. The cottage is exactly as described, and was perfect for us, and an ideal base from which to tackle Arran's 7 golf courses! Bedrooms & beds were comfortable and all in effect en-suite. Lounge was comfortable and along with the dine-in kitchen a great space for the whole group to spend time together. We cooked for 9 most evenings, which was fine, and once for 11 (which was do-able, if a little cramped at the table).
Garden was lovely on the few occasions we could sit there without getting rained on! Wi-fi was fine. Didn't use the barbie this time (rain stopped play!)
Owner Melissa was very easy to deal with and suggested several of her competitors' places when we were initially looking for a place for 12 people - but when 3 dropped out we immediately reverted to Strathwhillan Cottage - and glad we did. Hope to be back some day!
We have recently returned from a week in this stunning cottage. We were a family party of 9, spanning 4 generations, plus chocolate labrador, arriving from 4 different locations, and we knew from the website that the house would be right for us. What we had not foreseen was just how thoughtfully all our requests (eg cot and high-chair, and the need for possible wheelchair access etc) were responded to, and how personally we were provided for. We had expected a lovely cottage with good views, but had never imagined that we would wake up every morning to the drama of the changing landscape across the bay, as Goat Fell and the other peaks and glens were either bathed in sunshine, hidden in the mist or capped with snow. We are no strangers to Arran (this was our eighth visit), but we felt we saw a different side to the island this time. The walks and views in the Clauchland hills above the cottage were breathtaking, and at the same time the shops of Brodick were only a five minute walk for those who wished for a bit of civilisation. The cottage itself is light and bright inside, generously equipped and tastefully decorated with beautiful local art and craftwork, and the garden is delightful. We LOVED this place, and will definitely be back.
Location, Views and Casual Charm
The cottage is located within an easy walk of both the ferry and the shops & restaurants of Brodick. But it sits on a quiet side-street. So it is removed from any vehicular or pedestrian traffic. It is a calming retreat, but close-by to activities--the best of both worlds.
The windows of the sitting room frame a picture-perfect view across a lovely garden and out towards the sea and Goatfell. I spent hours nestled in one of the comfy sitting-room couches reading and watching the scene change. When I think of Arran, I think of the view from these windows.
The cottage itself is thoughtfully laid out and well-equipped. The beds and linens get 10/10 for comfort. The furnishings aren't luxurious, but feel casual and comfortable--like a worn-in pair of blue jeans.
We loved Arran, and we loved this cottage. We hope to return next summer; and we would recommend this cottage, without reservation, to friends and family.
On the island of Arran, the Cottage looks out over a field to Brodick Bay, Goat Fell (the highest peak on the island) and the Arran hills. Although it has a rural outlook it is within two hundred yards of the ferry and a short walk to the shops and restaurants of Brodick. The beach, bicycle hire, banks, bars, tennis courts, golf course, kayaking, powerboating, fishing are all within walking distance. The cottage has five bedrooms, four of which are ensuite, a family bathroom, (making a total of five bathrooms including one with assisted disabled access) a television room (with freesat and DVD) with log burning stove, large open plan sitting/dining room with huge windows and stunning views, WiFi,well equipped dining kitchen, and utility with washing machine and dryer. Easy access to many walks, and to seven golf courses within 20 minutes drive. Pony trekking, ancient monuments including Brodick Castle (visible from the cottage) are nearby.
Other Activities: Powerboating, canyoning, kayaking, pony trekking and other sports with Arran Adventure Company
Golf: There are 7 golf courses on Arran - all with spectacular views. You can buy an Arran golf pass which covers 6 of the 7 courses. In 2010 it cost £110 and was valid for 12 months.
Additional pricing information
Mini breaks and other short stays subject to availability in the quieter months. Our charges are based on a minimum 3 night stay and range from £500 to £800 for a week out of season. Our change-over day is a Sunday but we can be more flexible out of season.
We ask for a deposit to secure your booking, then the full rental fee 8 weeks before your holiday starts. The deposit is returned in full after your holiday, subject to out terms and conditions.