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Douglas Row Cottage
Brodick
(20 reviews)
From £445 per week
Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms
2 doubles
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 24 Jun 2017Fri 08 Sep 2017£595£180
Sat 09 Sep 2017Fri 22 Sep 2017£545£165
Sat 23 Sep 2017Fri 06 Oct 2017£495£150
Sat 07 Oct 2017Fri 27 Oct 2017£545£165
Sat 28 Oct 2017Fri 10 Nov 2017£445£135
Sat 11 Nov 2017Wed 20 Dec 2017£445£135
Thu 21 Dec 2017Wed 27 Dec 2017£545£165
Thu 28 Dec 2017Wed 03 Jan 2018£595£180
Thu 04 Jan 2018Fri 05 Jan 2018£445£135
Sat 06 Jan 2018Fri 09 Feb 2018£445£135
Sat 10 Feb 2018Fri 23 Mar 2018£445£135
Sat 24 Mar 2018Fri 13 Apr 2018£545£165
Sat 14 Apr 2018Fri 25 May 2018£495£150
Sat 26 May 2018Fri 01 Jun 2018£595£180
Sat 02 Jun 2018Fri 22 Jun 2018£545£165
Sat 23 Jun 2018Fri 07 Sep 2018£595£180
Sat 08 Sep 2018Fri 21 Sep 2018£545£165
Sat 22 Sep 2018Fri 05 Oct 2018£495£150
Sat 06 Oct 2018Fri 26 Oct 2018£545£165
Sat 27 Oct 2018Fri 09 Nov 2018£445£135
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£445£135
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£545£165
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£595£180

Description

Sleep 4 + 2 (bunk room suitable for children only)

No. 6 Douglas Row belongs to a 'street' of pretty sandstone cottages built for the estate workers of Brodick Castle in the 19th century. On first impression, it feels as though you are 'stepping back in time' with long front gardens originally provided for growing fruit and vegetables and backyards with outside facilities! The distinctive character of the holiday cottages is protected by Historic Scotland, however you will be pleased to know that No. 6 has been fully modernised and provides very comfortable self catering accommodation in a contemporary style. And the 'backyard' has been transformed into a courtyard garden that catches the late afternoon sun, ideal for a few drinks or a BBQ.

A short stroll leads to the golf course, where visitors are welcome, and the sandy beach of Brodick Bay. Also nearby, you will find the Auchrannie Spa Resort with its extensive range of leisure facilities, including a spa swimming pool, indoor sports hall, beauty and complementary therapies (book in advance), a hair salon and a choice of restaurants and bars. There will be a new children's play barn opening in July 2011 with soft-play, free wi-fi and a cafe.

Brodick Castle & Country Park is approx 2 miles away and offers a programme of guided walks in the summer months. The country park has a number of woodland trails, including The Duchess Bathing Pool and a sculpture trail in Merkland Wood created by a renowned local artist, Tim Pomeroy. There is also an adventure playground and nature centre with 'hands-on' activities for children. In the castle grounds, you will discover a romantic Bavarian summerhouse lined with pine cones and a formal walled garden.

Just before the castle gates you will find Cladach, the original location of Brodick village, now home to a range of island businesses. You can stock up on island produce with hot smoked salmon from Creelers, delicious flavoured cheddars, home-made crowdie and oaties from the Island Cheese Shop; award-winning beers from the Arran Brewery and luxury toiletries from Arran Aromatics. There is also a well-stocked outdoor gear shop and the Wineport, a popular bistro serving drinks and meals throughout the day. Cladach is also a starting point for climbers and walkers with a path leading to Goatfell, Arran's highest peak.

No. 6 is highly recommended for relaxing family holidays or for small gatherings, a long weekend or mid-week breaks outside of peak holiday periods. A car is useful for exploring the island but not essential. There is secure parking at Ardrossan harbour and a regular island bus service (6 minutes journey time from Brodick pier to the Primary school stop near the cottage). Local taxis also available.


PROPERTY CODE: AR365

Layout

Sleep 4 + 2 (bunk room suitable for children only)

Ground Floor:
Open plan living room with dining area. Kitchen. Bedroom with 2 bunks suitable for 2 children. Bathroom with bath & separate shower, WC, WHB.

First Floor:
Two double bedrooms.

Outside:
Large front garden, separated by the lane servicing other cottages in the row. Rear enclosed courtyard garden with furniture.

Facilities

  • CD
  • DVD player
  • Electric cooker
  • Electricity included
  • Flat screen TV
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Linen and towels provided (beach towels not included)
  • Microwave
  • On road parking for 2 cars
  • Open fire
  • Rear enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Starter pack of logs and coal included
  • Travel Cot
  • Washing machine
  • Reviews

    (20 reviews)
    Douglas Row Cottage reviews
    We absolutely loved staying in this beautiful little cottage on Arran- perfect for families and bucket and spade/walking type holidays! Had everything you needed and very well equipped from kids crockery to games, books,buckets and spades to a thermos flask and cool bag! The cottage was clean and comfortable and has a washing machine which with 3 small boys we found very handy! The most relaxing cottage in the most beautiful place! My only criticism which is very minor us directions say turn left after the school in Brodick when actually its just before the school- Arran us such a small place that this wasn't major but thought it'd be useful for others to know! Thank you for a lovely holiday!
    Mrs Brett-hill - August 2016
    3 ladies staying for the walking, We couldnt have wished for a nicer place to stay, Lovely and clean , Nice fresh bedding , Kitchen small but really well equipped , The open fire with a supply of coal/logs etc was the icing on the cake on a very rainy day , pull up the comfy chairs around the open fire PJ's on and a supply of DvD's (perfect!!!) 3 happy people. The cottage is well situated in a row of pretty cottages in a lovely green area , at the end of the lane stands the bus stop to board buss for all around the island, Perfect!!!, A coop supermarket is 5 mins away in the car with a good variety of food to choose from. We had a night out for a meal and music at the Fiddlers bar (local) The food was a bit pricey but beautiful, well worth the money Arran is so lovely we all fell in love with it , we had a trip to Holy Isle on a small boat that held about a dozen people and spent 4 hours walking Perfect!!! Arran has lots of lovely coffee shops we were spoilt for choice , One of the best places was a coffee morning at the village church , where the boat sails from for holy isle, The Elder of the church was freindly and informative and the Home baking was to die for , even Gluten free choices , Brodick castle and surrounding trails were well worth a day out, I could go on and on about all the walks and waterfalls ,hills and fairy dells , it was all an absolute delight, The only minus for the cottage was very small , asin there were no supply of toilet rolls and soap for the bathroom also no waste bin in the bedroom , but that is being a bit picky we loved the accomadation and all of Arran We will definately be back
    Mrs Legge - August 2016
    We were very lucky to enjoy a week of beautiful weather so spent much of our time on the beach! Douglas Row is a characterful cottage with wonderful mountain views, very conveniently located for the best end of Brodick beach and walking distance to the Castle. The beds were very comfortable and although it's not a high end, immaculately presented cottage, it had all we needed and was perfect for us with two young children covered in sand bringing back treasures from the beach, we weren't too anxious about them damaging anything! It felt comfortable and homely. We appreciated the beach things as we weren't fully prepared for the amazing weather and the bathroom box as our son needed a plaster after slipping on rocks. The enclosed back yard is a suntrap and perfect for al fresco dining. We explored the island and would recommend Pirnmill and Kildonan beaches and the Old Byre cafe and play areas at Machrie.
    Mrs Fitzgerald - May 2016
    We have just returned from the most fantastic time in Arran! The cottage at Douglas Row was like home from home. The cottage was large enough to accommodate 3 adults and 2 children and we still had room for a friend and her children to visit one night. It has the cosiest feel to it, was very clean, the beds were so comfy with good quality bedding and linen and lovely large soft towels! The kitchen was equipped with everything that we could possibly have needed and there was always hot water! The lounge had the comfiest sofas and a great size doing table but the real treat was the fully stocked log fire which we actually got the pleasure of using most nights.... The positive take on the bad weather days! The location was perfect, everywhere we used was in walking distance! We used The Auchrannie play barn, Swimming pool and restaurants. We walked down to the beach a couple of days and there is a co-op ten minutes walk along the road! Can highly recommend for lunch - Crusie @ Auchrannie, The Fiddlers in Brodick, there is also a little bakers next door to The fiddlers that do great sausage rolls/pies/baking. If you are exploring the island, The Kinloch Hotel at Blackwaterfoot was also excellent! All the shops were lovely too and not at all overpriced like we expected considering it is popular holiday destination! I honestly can't wait to come back, we had the loveliest time!
    Mrs Boyd - July 2015
    The cottage itself was not like a holiday home at all, more like someones real home with all the comforts and nick nacks of our home.It was very clean, very well looked after and very well organised for us holiday makers, would love to come back. the location was also ideal, close to everything!
    Mrs Wanless - July 2015
    I have and will certainly continue to recommend this property, as it had just what we were looking on in self catering accommodation to Arran . The little touches; like the fact that the backyard had all been steam cleaned prior to our arrival and the lovely fresh bed linen and recently refurbished bathroom added to the enjoyment of out stay . Having a cloakroom area in the hall to hang outdoor garments on was such a bonus too as we brought our bikes in order to cycle ,.I will certainly be back as I would really like to have an excuse to use the coal fire during colder weather with a nice glass of wine in my hand with friends and loved ones around .
    Mrs Houston - April 2015
    We loved our week in 6 Douglas Row. The cottage was well decorated, clean and very cosy. There was ample room for 4 adults and 2 children and the table in the living room was perfect both for eating and board game playing! The cottage is very well situated being half way between the centre of Brodick and the Castle. We loved Fiddlers' Restaurant and Music Bar - great food and lovely service. Our favourite place for a pint was the Ormidale and if you have children with you, don't miss feeding the Rosaburn ducks (turn right before the Heritage Museum) Can't recommend 6 Douglas Row and Arran highly enough.   
    Mrs Mackenzie - October 2014
    When we arrived it smelled damp after the torrential rain but luckily the heaters were easy to use and it was soon cosy again. The beds are great and the blankets downstairs made us all feel comfortable in this characterful cottage. We managed to get wet clothes dry every day and there was enough room for four big people and one little one if you were organised. The kitchen was outstandingly well-equipped for baking! Everything worked and a couple of minor repairs were very kindly and rapidly sorted out. If I wanted to improve one thing I'd probably install a tumble drier. If I wanted to do something major I'd move the bathroom to the dining area and knock through to make a kitchen you can eat in - both these bits are CRAMPED!
    Ms Mcgrath - August 2014
    It was a lovely cottage and a reasonable price considering the time of year. It was clean and tidy and the furniture was in good condition including the garden patio equipment. Kitchen was well enough stocked. The only slight negative is that the kitchen tap dripped, the bathroom extractor fan didn't work and the down stairs bedroom door didn't shut very well. it look buckled so I almost felt I was going to break it shutting it. This would not stop me recommending the cottage to others. We particularly liked eating out at Lamlash Bay Hotel and had a most fabulous meal at creelers.
    Mrs Bell - June 2014
    A delightful cottage, well equipped and furnished. Our stay was very comfortable and the cottage gets the sun throughout the day. More could have been made of the garden, and it wasn't clear whether you could access it through the neighbour's gate or not, so we didn't. Lovely walk into Brodick centre. We had two fantastic meals at the Brodick Bar which we would highly recommend. Pity that there isn't a pitch and putt course for us novices with no kit but wanting something a bit more adventurous than the little putting course in Brodick. A visit to the Castle should be on visitor agendas. Endless beautiful walks al over the island.
    Ms Johnson - May 2014
    We had a great stay
    Mr Hudson - May 2014
    By and large the cottage was fine though probably in need of a lick of paint here and there. There was a problem with the hot water but the people at the Arran Team were very helpful in getting that sorted out. The main issue was the state of the kitchen and particularly the crockery which was badly stained from use so we gave it a good soak in sterilising fluid to make it sparkle again. This all sounds very negative but overall the facilities were very good, the location excellent and we had a wonderful stay.
    Mr Dunn - September 2013
    Enjoyed time at Douglas Row good central location handy for walks beach and restraunts. The house felt comfortable home from home.
    Mrs Osborne - August 2013
    V safe courtyard for youngsters to play in. Well equipped and comfy.
    Miss Curtis - May 2013
    Cottage was very pleasant and as described in brochure. Excellent for our purposes
    Mrs Proudfoot - July 2012
    Nice cottage on a picturesque street. Only downside is no Internet connection.
    Mr Wilkins - June 2012
    This was the perfect location for a long-awaited return to Arran. My family used to holiday in Douglas Row, and it brought back many happy memories. It's such a great location: slightly out of town but in easy walking distance along the road or the beautiful Fisherman's Path over the golf course and beach. The cottage is in beautiful surroundings with lovely views, but is less than 5 minutes from the beach and golf course and there's a bus stop at the end of the road. Being near to the Auchrannie spa was a great bonus for our wet day, and is surprisingly good value. The cottage is perfect for 4, but can take 6. The furnishings are largely modern, but with some welcome old fashioned touches. We had pretty much everything we needed (the one small travel-style hairdryer was the only thing that didn't quite meet our demands!). The stairs are a little steep and winding so check it out if you are travelling with anyone with mobility problems unless they are able to sleep in the bunk beds downstairs, which is where the bathroom is too. On our first night we ate at the Douglas Hotel (sadly only spotting the 10% discount voucher in our holiday pack the next day): the hotel has been completely refurbished and is looking very smart. The food was very good, and the views from the bar are lovely. The staff were very welcoming and informative. We had our own car, and had a lovely drive around the island on the first day. The views were stunning as the sky cleared. Our walk along the deserted sandy beach at Kildonan, and out to the viewpoint at Lochranza were particular highlights. If you want to learn more about Arran and its people, then visit the Heritage Museum (on the road towards Brodick Castle from the cottage and within easy walking distance from the cottage). It's a fascinating place for adults and children, and you can walk from there to Home Farm, where you will find the Arran Cheese Shop (you can see them coating the cheese) where you can buy an interesting range of flavoured cheddars, and Coast have opened up a new cafe where we had lovely coffee and homemade cakes and sandwiches. It's an easy walk from there to the Castle (ask about how to get to the footpath as there is no pavement on the road and it can be dangerous). It was great to take my own family to Arran, and to see them fall in love with the place as much as I did. Give Arran a bit of time to show you all it offers (and to enjoy it in the sun!) and I think you'll fall in love with it too. The islanders are right to be proud of their island home. We hope to be back very, very soon.
    Mrs Powell - May 2012
    We loved the cottage, simple and tasteful with a brilliantly efficient open fire for chilly evenings. The location was great, near enough to all the facilities of Brodick but at the right end of the vilage for peace and quiet(away from the main road) but within a couple of minutes of Brodick castle, golf course, beach, heritage museum etc. Highlights for us were the (rather challenging) walk round the coast at Lochranza -saw our first golden eagle!- and Sannox beach. Fascinating geology everywhere and lots of wildlife. especially deer. Lovely lunch at welcoming Lagg Hotel, super home-made food. Found all the locals very friendly and helpful. The cottage was very comfy, though a couple of things could be better, hence 4 rather than 5 stars. The kitchen was a bit tatty and needed a facelift, and we agreed that a dishwasher really is a must when you're self-catering. Two tiny things: both the upstairs bedrooms would have benefited from a) having a small dressing-table mirror and b) having waste-paper bins. Easily remedied. Apart from that, it was perfect!
    Mrs. Fitt - March 2012
    interesting historic cottage -quiet but convenient location
    Mrs Massey - March 2012
    Beautifully decorated cottage in an excellent, central location, compact & pretty. Ideal for 2 adults & 4 children in great weather when out & about most of the time. Excellent for walking to local attractions & evening activities. Great having Auchrannie complex round the corner for food, swimming & other activities. Would stay here again.
    Mrs Mckinlay - July 2011

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