Holiday House Details
Whiting Bay
(28 reviews)
From £375 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
1 double, 1 twin

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 14 Nov 2015Sun 20 Dec 2015£375£115
Mon 21 Dec 2015Sun 27 Dec 2015£465£140
Mon 28 Dec 2015Sun 03 Jan 2016£515£155
Mon 04 Jan 2016Fri 08 Jan 2016£380£115
Sat 09 Jan 2016Fri 05 Feb 2016£380£115
Sat 06 Feb 2016Fri 18 Mar 2016£380£115
Sat 19 Mar 2016Fri 08 Apr 2016£430£130
Sat 09 Apr 2016Fri 27 May 2016£430£130
Sat 28 May 2016Fri 03 Jun 2016£470£145
Sat 04 Jun 2016Fri 24 Jun 2016£470£145
Sat 25 Jun 2016Fri 02 Sep 2016£520£160
Sat 03 Sep 2016Fri 23 Sep 2016£470£145
Sat 24 Sep 2016Fri 07 Oct 2016£430£130
Sat 08 Oct 2016Fri 28 Oct 2016£430£130
Sat 29 Oct 2016Fri 11 Nov 2016£380£115
Sat 12 Nov 2016Tue 20 Dec 2016£380£115
Wed 21 Dec 2016Tue 27 Dec 2016£470£145
Wed 28 Dec 2016Tue 03 Jan 2017£520£160
Wed 04 Jan 2017Fri 06 Jan 2017£380£115
Sat 07 Jan 2017Fri 10 Feb 2017£380£115
Sat 11 Feb 2017Fri 07 Apr 2017£380£115
Sat 08 Apr 2017Fri 28 Apr 2017£430£130
Sat 29 Apr 2017Fri 26 May 2017£430£130
Sat 27 May 2017Fri 02 Jun 2017£470£145
Sat 03 Jun 2017Fri 23 Jun 2017£470£145
Sat 24 Jun 2017Fri 08 Sep 2017£520£160
Sat 09 Sep 2017Fri 22 Sep 2017£470£145
Sat 23 Sep 2017Fri 06 Oct 2017£430£130
Sat 07 Oct 2017Fri 27 Oct 2017£430£130
Sat 28 Oct 2017Fri 10 Nov 2017£380£115
Sat 11 Nov 2017Wed 20 Dec 2017£380£115
Thu 21 Dec 2017Wed 27 Dec 2017£470£145
Thu 28 Dec 2017Wed 03 Jan 2018£520£160


Whiting Bay has grown little by little over the centuries from clusters of cottages on the shore and on the braes, to crofts and farms, houses and hotels and now has a pier, golf course and putting and bowling green. The shoreline has a mixture of beautiful sandy beaches and interesting rock formations, with plenty of opportunity to explore.

Dunollie, situated in an elevated position, boasts magnificent views over Whiting Bay to the Holy Isle. This all on one level self catering holiday property has stunning sea views from the lounge and double bedroom. Situated only a few minutes walk from the centre of the village and also from the golf course, it is an ideal base to explore the delights this area has to offer. The garden is large and spacious and has a patio with furniture, perfect for al fresco eating on a sunny evening or relaxing after an invigorating day.

Whether it be exploring the surrounding countryside or enjoying an evening in the local pub, Dunollie provides a welcoming, self catering home to rest and recuperate before another day of fun. Dunollie is a charming holiday property with plenty of character, comfortable and beautifully situated for exploring the immediate area and all that Arran has to offer.

Parents with small children please note that there is a small burn running alongside the garden with a slight drop to the burn, so young children should be supervised in the garden at all times.

EXTRA: The Arran Team will contact you approx 2 weeks before your arrival on behalf of the owner to collect your credit/debit card details for the ‘Good Housekeeping Deposit’. Depending on the size of the property, the good housekeeping deposit is £150 sleeping up to 7 persons and £250 sleeping 8-12 persons. The deposit is processed securely by a deferred payment on their internet banking site; no payment will be debited from the account at this time.



Kitchen, dining room, lounge, one double room, one twin room, family bathroom with shower over bath. Utility room and porch. Off road parking.

Parents with small children please note that there is a small burn running alongside the garden with a slight drop to the burn, so young children should be supervised in the garden at all times.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player and video
  • Electricity included
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden furniture
  • Linen provided NOT towels (towels available from the Arran team 01770303114)
  • Microwave
  • Music system
  • Private garden
  • TV/Freeview
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • Waterside
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 Pet only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (28 reviews)
    Dunollie reviews
    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.
    Ms 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.
    Ms 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

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    Holiday Protection Scheme

    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

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    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

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