We had a lovely week at Dunollie and even managed a couple of breakfasts outside in the autumn sunshine. House cosy and clearly a second home with the amount of crockery etc available. Great views and we enjoyed sunrise walks on the beach, followed by gazing across to the lights on the mainland in the evening. Can recommend the local cafe- "Shore". Friendly and we went to a curry night there which was nice. Highly recommend the cafe/bistro near Brodick Castle called "Wineport". We visited three times and they allow dogs inside. Arran a lovely island and we managed lots of different walks. We noticed however that a lot if places had closed down for the winter, but as this was the English half term week they missed out on potential customers. All in all a great week. "Haste us back".
Mr And Mrs Rome - October 2016
Dunollie was clean and well equipped. The bedding although clean was stained from perhaps a mixed wash, but is slightly off putting. The furnishings were a bit tired and dated in the living room and it took us till the second night to get the heating to work. Same with the hot water. Apart from these minor things we would recommend it as a lovely place to stay and we loved seeing the squirrels in the garden. All in all we had a great week and loved the location and views.
Owners Response: "Thank you for your constructive feedback. We will, as we do each year, review the bedlinen supplies in the off-season and replace as needed. We will also check that the instructions for the heating and hot water are as clear as possible."
Mr Steven - October 2016
Lovely setting, clean and comfortable.
Mr Mcghee - September 2016
Lovely clean, warm, homely, comfortable cottage, perfect place to have a base on the island, whiting bay is beautiful, the view from the Windows is amazing, the sun coming up and the sun going down views are beautiful, the red squirrels that visit the garden are so funny to watch, the Badgers on a night are very welcome to see,
Miss Hill - September 2016
Had a great holiday at Dunollie. The house was very well equipped and had everything you needed from books television videos c d's dishwasher and loads of kitchen equipment. The weather was a little mixed but there was always something to do. The villages and scenery are amazing. We visited the Arran Heritage centre which brought back a lot of memories for people of a certain age and Arran aromatics. The little cafe at the pier in Lamlash served up a lovely meal as did the golf club. The Brodick bar is also a nice place to eat. All in all a great week.Thank you cottages and castles.
Mrs Hutcheson - September 2016
Well equipped and cozy.
Washer/dryer a bit difficult to figure out; especially the dryer. The manual I found confusing.
Mr Robb - June 2016
This is the best dog friendly cottage that we have stayed in. Dogs are allowed full access to all rooms. Well equipped. Large safe lawned garden with great views; perfect for relaxing in the sun. Two minutes walk to Whiting Bay Golf Club.
Five minutes steep walk down to village.
Great golf courses. Plenty of pubs and cafes throughout the island. Good walks catering for all ages.
Just spent a wonderful month at Dunollie and have already booked another month next year.
Mr Myers - May 2016
This is a well equipped and pleasantly furnished house, plenty of space; its very quiet location up a lane from Whiting Bay was a major attraction. The view is glorious- breakfast outside in the lovely garden is a must!- and means we didn't go out to eat- too good at home! The bottle of wine and note of greeting from the owners made a great welcome.
Mr Ramell - April 2016
Good facilities and inclusive electricity handy. Kitchen a bit small but every electrical appliance could want. Short of some pyrex/ casserole dishes with fitting lids. Blackout linings in front bedroom would be good as it faces rising sun so very light.
On a steep hill but lovely garden. Coast restaurant at foot of hill was nice as was nearby Eden Lodge.
Owners Response: "Thank you for your constructive feedback. We’ll definitely add to the casserole collection, and will look into black-out blinds or curtains in the front bedroom."
Mr Carless - April 2016
Donollie is in a convenient location in Whiting Bay, in an elevated position with fabulous sea views from the sitting room and main bedroom. It was very warm and also spacious. The sitting room and dining room were ideal for entertaining our son and his wife, who live on Arran. Kitchen is well equipped and there was plenty crockery and cutlery. The cottage is a little dated but the bathroom is modern and the rest of the house very clean and comfortable. The porch is useful for boots and outdoor gear. The owner left a decorated Christmas tree which was much appreciated and provided seasonal cheer.
Arran Team also very friendly and efficient, they phoned to check that everything was OK on our second day.
Mrs Hogg - December 2015
Dunollie is a lovely holiday cottage in Whiting Bay, Arran. It has everything you would need and feels like a home from home. The views are great with lots of wildlife visiting the garden. We've been before and will probably return.
Mr O'brien - September 2015
Dunollie is a excellent holiday retreat, lovely area, fantastic wildlife in the garden, lovely clean home from home.
Miss Hill - September 2015
We stayed in Dunollie for the first time in 2014, so back again in 2015 and we've already booked our stay there for 2016 to cooincide with the Open Championship at Troon! We enjoyed staying in the house, it's very comfortable and the kitchen is very well stocked. We like the fact that the rooms are light and of course the views are outstanding. The garden is very secluded and it's delightful to see the red squirrels, hare and the birds using it. Great to have space to leave the fishing tackle, walking boots before entering the house.
Miss Rogers - July 2015
Lovely setting, great views and well equipped house. Very fairly priced and would not hesitate to return. Thank you.
Mr Beattie - April 2015
Perfect little cottage against the hill of Whiting Bay. Even from the bedroom in the front stunning view on te water and Holy Isle. Everything you need is there, but the hot water supply could be better. And for large people, like me, the twin bed is rather small. But its a perfect location to explore Arran and see the squirrels playing in the backyard.
Mr Stutvoet - September 2014
We very much enjoyed staying at Dunollie. On arrival we particularly noticed the house was spotlessly clean, it felt that someone really had taken the time to make sure the house was cleaned properly. The rooms were a good size, and particularly important had good lighting (I'm an embroiderer and keen reader so this is important!). Beds were very comfortable and had plenty of storage space. Kitchen and dining room were very well supplied with china, cutlery and cooking materials, kitchen was a bit of a tight squeeze but manageable and it was useful to have the extension to leave boots and other gear. I did have a bit of trouble with the washing machine, in particularly getting the rinsing only to work and never quite fathomed it out but otherwise it was OK. We absolutely loved the garden, perfect place to sit out in with loads of birds and the occasional red squirrel and hare visiting. The garden was very well maintained as well. We have had many holidays on Arran but this was our first time at Dunollie and I would certainly recommend it - overall a lovely experience. I have already asked to provisionally book us in for July 2015 and we are even looking at 2016 as the British Open Golf is at Troon in 2016! By the way we had a power cut for one day in our first week of our holiday, got in touch with the Arran Team who were very helpful and gave us feedback from Scottish Power during the day.
Miss Rogers - July 2014
Dunollie is a comfortable house with beautiful sea views. We have stayed several times and are familiar with the facilities - cooker, washing machine, tv etc. Being in Whiting Bay it is also very handy for all the facilities on the island. We golf and play tennis and travelled to Lamlash, Brodick, Shiskine and Kildonan frequently during our stay. One improvement could be to brighten up the back bedroom. We feel the dark duvet and curtains make the room a bit gloomy.
Owners Response: "Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad you enjoy staying at Dunollie. You will pleased to know that the back bedroom is due for a makeover in the off-season this year!"
Mrs Mccreaddie - June 2014
This is a great cottage, well equipped and clean. There is a fantastic garden, and the children spent hours racing down the hill and playing hide and seek. There were also great views. We had a lovely holiday, particularly Brodick castle and gardens and tearooms (brilliant cake).
Mrs Marshall - April 2014
The cottage was clean and comfortable needed nothing
Mrs Mcwilliam - February 2014
Dunollie proved to be a lovely house, very well equipped and furnished. The garden was delightful, with lovely views over the Bay. I would definitely return to this property.
Mrs Smart - August 2013
Quiet location but with shops nearby, everything we needed in the cottage, comfy beds, plenty of holiday reading and guidebooks provided, and we managed to work the TV first time (not always easy in rented accommodation!) We had a rough crossing with rain and wind to and from the island, but in between it was mostly sunny and warm and made walking, visiting attractions, or just lazing around, really enjoyable. Only one disappointment: that we didn't see any wildlife to speak of around the cottage, as previous lodgers had done. Perhaps the squirrels and hares had gone somewhere else on holiday that week?
Mrs Finch - June 2013
Dunollie was a lovely property and its overall cleanliness was good, however, the kitchen could have done with being a lot cleaner. Also a non-slip mat for use in the shower would have been welcome. A great place to get a coffee was The Glenisle Hotel in Lamlash. The Drift Inn, also at Lamlash, had a lovely Beer Garden to sit and chill out after a long day of walking.
Owners Response: "I apologise that you found the cleanliness of the kitchen below standard. Mostly we have comments about how clean the cottage is, so we will feed this back to our housekeeper. Your idea of a non-slip mat for the bathroom is a good one, and we’ll supply one for guests’ use as soon as possible. Thank you for your feedback; it is much appreciated."
Mr Howe - May 2013
Dunollie was ideal for us. Great setting with fantastic views over the water. The local cafe/restaurant 'Coast' was superb. Great food and atmosphere. There's plenty to do for all weather conditions on the island anyway but since the weather was great we had access to it all. Local walking is super too with a very scenic walk to Glenashdale falls (we benefitted from the rain during the week before we arrived). We will definitely be back!
Miss Young - September 2012
The reasons I am giving 4* rather than 5* are that although the cottage is delightful I was disappointed the cottage didn't have a radio and although a nice bottle of wine was waiting for us which was a lovely gesture, I would have gladly swapped it for a tea bag or two! I had remembered to bring wine but had forgotten tea bags! Most cottages I have rented have a little stock of essentials to get you through the first 24 hours but this cottage didn't have as much as a tea bag or one spoonful of sugar. Otherwise the cottage was clean, well equipped, lovely garden and views and ideal for touring round the island.
Owners Response: "Thank you for the helpful feedback. We do have bedside radios, but we will add a portable radio for listening around the cottage. And my apologies that the tea/coffee/sugar supply had run out – we will make sure it is replenished."
Ms Nichol - September 2012
My family stayed for a week in september 2012.a great time was had by all including oscar(dog) who enjoyed the large garden.scenic views and tranquill setting makes for a very relaxing time.the house itself had everything you would expect,clean and tidy overall I would highly recommend dunollie.
Mr Deans - September 2012
nice clean and tidy cottage, great location with a great view .i would suggest any golfer should give the local golf course a try spectacular views over the water to the holy isle..negatives kitchen was small and it only having 2 bedrooms is not ideal as i needed a 4 bedroom house last time i went to arran ,as to booking dunollie again it would be dependent on how manys goin..that aside i enjoyed my stay and will be using use again next year .
Mr Greenan - August 2012
Lovely, spacious bungalow with beautiful views of the sea and Holy Island. Very quiet location and everything we needed for a comfortable stay. A short walk down to Whiting Bay, where there is a Post Office, a good village shop selling locally sourced food and Coast, a lovely restaurant with friendly, helpful staff.
Mr Fry - August 2012
Lovely views and a great garden and the house has all the facilities. You could wish for.
Mr Fulton - June 2012
I thought the cottage was perfect, perfect position, handy for local amenities, and not far from anywhere at all! We found the Pier Head Tavern in Lamlash to be the best all round eating place, good food, good atmosphere, friendly staff. The pub next to Arran Brewery serve the BEST Goats Cheese salad in the world!
Miss Holden - June 2012
Excellent accommodation great location for outdoor activities and very comfortable
Mr Unwin - June 2012
This cottage has a superb view over Holy Isle and Whiting Bay which can be appreciated while eating outside or through its big windows inside. The double bedroom enjoys this same view. The cottage is very comfortably furnished and the best equipped place we have every rented. A short walk brings you into the village and the local shop and Post Office - and the beach.
Mrs Warman - May 2012
Great cottage in great location with easy walk to Whiting Bay beach and Coast which is one of the best resturants on Arran. Accomodation was excellent and the cottage is well equipped. All of the party including our dog Angus were very happy (He had his bed in the airy and spacious entrance porch.)
Mr Henderson - March 2012
Wonderful views from the lounge and main bedroom. House and garden offer privacy while being close to shops, facilities, a pub, places to eat and the beach! The house came fully equiped and everything worked. A good place to focus on work or a project as it has wifi. In February the fact that the house is not centrally heated made it slightly chilly. The bedrooms especially as they lack storage heaters. I needed to leave the internal doors open and an electric fire on so that I could sleep comfortably in the main bedroom. The beds only had thin duvets on them, I needed to lay sleeping bags over mine to make it warm enough. A painter turned up un-anounced on two sepperate days to paint the outside walls. Dunollie was the right choice for me.
Owners Response: "Apologies for the lack of extra blankets, which will be remedied for winter lets in future. Apologies too for not letting you know about the painting work that had been scheduled prior to the booking being taken."
Mr Newman - February 2012
The cottalge was immaculately clean and tidy. We have stayed here previously and fell in love with the place. It has everything you could possibly think of and it has amazing sea views.
Mr Hogarth - October 2011
Visited many times as a child in the 70s and 80s and was delighted to be able to return with my own family. Nice place, good location, great views, clean and well prepared for visitors.
Mr Beattie - October 2011
We have stayed in many properties in Arran and this was the best taking everything into consideration. A very well equipped house, excellent local information, beautiful garden with amazing views and a lovely bottle of wine to welcome us. Clear instructions regarding use of kitchen equipment, rubbish collection etc which all help to make our stay free of any hassles.Everything was very clean , comfortable and really homely and we hope to book again for next year despite our bad luck with a very rainy week!!
Dr Jones - August 2011
Superb views, secluded private gardens and a delightful property that is very well presented and equipped. The bungalow was very clean (the only criticism -purely for the record- was that the bottom of the oven had not been cleaned.) We throughly enjoyed our stay at Dunollie, and appreciated the help we received from 'The Arran Team'
Mr Kay - June 2011
Very comfortable, very clean traditional cottage, everything you need whilst on holiday contained within the cottage, modern services and spacious. Large private garden for children, ample car parking with superb views to relax and enjoy the evening. Take binoculars to view the scenery and children love feeding the horses in the neighbouring field. Car needed to make the climb up the hill for the less abled, but only minutes away from Whiting Bay shops and sandy beach.
Mr Cornwall - April 2011