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The Old Farmhouse
Shannochie
(12 reviews)
From £400 per week
Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms
2 doubles, 1 twin
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 24 Jun 2017Fri 01 Sep 2017£800£240
Sat 02 Sep 2017Fri 27 Oct 2017£550£165
Sat 28 Oct 2017Wed 20 Dec 2017£400£120
Thu 21 Dec 2017Wed 27 Dec 2017£850£255
Thu 28 Dec 2017Wed 03 Jan 2018£850£255
Thu 04 Jan 2018Fri 05 Jan 2018£400£120
Sat 06 Jan 2018Fri 23 Mar 2018£400£120
Sat 24 Mar 2018Fri 22 Jun 2018£600£180
Sat 23 Jun 2018Fri 07 Sep 2018£800£240
Sat 08 Sep 2018Fri 26 Oct 2018£600£180
Sat 27 Oct 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£400£120
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£850£255
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£850£255
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£400£120
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£600£180
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£800£240
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£600£180
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£400£120
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£850£255
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£850£255

Description

The Old Farmhouse at Torr Nan Uain, by Kilmory, is arguably the most southerly property on the Isle of Arran. Originally built in the late 19th Century, the farmhouse has recently been fully, yet sympathetically, renovated to a high standard to offer quality and comfort in traditional surroundings.

The traditional stone-built property is the perfect holiday retreat in a tranquil setting and enjoys spectacular uninterrupted views over the Firth of Clyde. The island of Ailsa Craig, a 1000 ft high volcanic plug, sits directly in the centre of this vista and can be seen from all the windows to the front of the property.

This self catering holiday home is the original farmhouse now set in a small hamlet of only 4 properties. This offers you an ideal base to explore the whole island with many guests commenting on the serenity of the location. This makes you feel that you have truly escaped to island living. Wildlife, birds, red squirrels, cows and sheep are in abundance.

The house is well equipped, spacious, light and airy throughout and the delightful conservatory allows you to enjoy the magnificent views in comfort and warmth through all seasons.

The Old Farmhouse offers a home from home experience so that you will always look forward to returning to your holiday property after a day exploring the beautiful island of Arran. There is a spacious outside patio area with BBQ and there is a beautiful safe sandy beach a short walk from the property.

Short Breaks are welcome -  minimum rent is £400

PROPERTY CODE: AR391

Layout

Ground floor:

Rear hallway with door to parking area, utility/laundry room, downstairs bedroom with double bed, family bathroom with shower over bath, WC & WHB, large kitchen/dining room, front hallway with door to garden, sitting room leading through to conservatory.

First floor:

Master bedroom with super-king size bed & en-suite with shower, WC & WHB. Twin bedroom with en-suite with shower, WC & WHB. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.

Please note:

  • Linen provided NOT towels (available from the owner by arrangement)
  • Board games along with a selection of jigsaws and DVDs.
  • This farmhouse does not allow pets.
  • Short Breaks are welcome -minimum rent is £400
  • Lettings are Saturday to Saturday unless agreed by special arrangement.
  • EPC Rating - C

Facilities

  • Lagg Hotel/Pub – 1.5 miles
  • Kildonan Hotel & Stores 3 miles
  • Kilmory Workshop & Pottery - 2 miles
  • Whiting Bay Village shop - 8 miles
  • Torylinn Creamery – cheese gallery and shop
  • Local walks
  • 2 larder fridges
  • BBQ
  • Calor Gas hob
  • CD player
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Electric double oven
  • Flatscreen TV with Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Garden furniture available Easter to October
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair & stairgate
  • Linen provided not towels
  • Microwave
  • Oil central heating and energy included
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Radio
  • Spacious private flat garden with play area
  • Travel cot
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi
  • Wood burning stove - all logs supplied
  • Reviews

    (12 reviews)
    The Old Farmhouse reviews
    Everything necessary was available. The house was clean, well-maintained and spacious. We were made very welcome by our hosts. A peaceful place.
    Mrs Tanner - May 2017
    The Old Farmhouse is a lovely property, which is equipped with everything you need. The house and garden are very well maintained and the rooms are bright, clean and a good size. We enjoyed our stay very much and the owners were very helpful - we were travelling with three children and they made it as easy as possible for us by providing travel cots, stair gate and high chairs. There is a lovely beach about 10 minutes walk away and the property borders fields with cows, sheep, hares etc. It is very quiet and peaceful, so the perfect place to get away from it all. We will definitely recommend it and look forward to staying there again in the future.
    Mrs Koller - April 2017
    The Old Farmhouse was a real treasure of a find. A bit of a way off the beaten track, peace and tranquility were the order of the day. The warm & welcoming house had everything that you would want and need for the perfect getaway. With breathtaking views and wildlife a plenty, I would not hesitate to recommend this holiday home for a place to rest & recuperate and enjoy a slower pace of life from the frenetic rat race. I look forward to another visit in the not too distant future.
    Ms Campbell - April 2017
    The old farmhouse is in a very quiet corner of the island so is perfect for getting away from busy life . The wildlife watching around this property is amazing and in Autumn the scenery is beautiful . After a day on the shore or climbing the hills, a warm and cosy cottage is just what you need to return to .
    Miss Hudson - October 2016
    We were all very reluctant to leave The Old Farmhouse at the end of our week. It was comfortable and very well equipped but the highlight was the ever changing view from the sunroom, out to Alisa Craig and the mainland beyond. One of our party walked down to the shore early every morning and was rewarded twice by close views of an otter feeding there, and a black hare in the fields. We saw otter in several places around the island, red squirrel everywhere, golden eagles over Lochranza distillery, and an early morning cycle ride from Brodick to Lochranza was rewarded by the sights and sounds of the rut in the half light. We used the excellent Arran Butcher and the village store in Blackwaterfoot and tried various cafes for lunch while out and about. Our daughter voted the cake at Machrie Golf Club "the best cake ever", and she has eaten a lot of cake in her 29 years! A friendly cafe with great food and amazing views from the decking, open all year. Arran was voted 'perfect' for cycling by the two triathletes in our party. We walked up most of Goat Fell, defeated by low cloud, and visited the standing stones on Machrie Moor. So much to see and do, with a beautiful house at the end of the day.
    Mrs Moore - October 2016
    We booked the OLD FARMHOUSE for a holiday with 3 of our grandsons ( aged 9, 6 and 3 ). It's a very spacious, well laid out house, providing the children with ample play areas, in a fantastic location. The boys never tired of the stunning view to Ailsa Craig. The house also had a great selection of books and games which kept the boys entertained at bedtime. The location of the house meant there was always wildlife to watch - our youngest grandson being fascinated by the " hundreds of wee baby rabbits". My husband and I have been visiting the Island for many years and our hope is that our grandsons will develop the same enthusiasm. They enjoyed visiting The Standing Stones at Machrie Moor ( making up their own stories about how the Stones got there and their purpose). A fun day was spent at Balmichael Fun Centre ( great value for money ) - bouncy pillows, glass sledging, sand pit etc. And a morning at the Crazy Golf in Brodick was hilarious - good old fashioned fun. I have no hesitation in recommending this property - the owners have created a beautiful holiday house.
    Mrs Carrigan - July 2016
    Situation: Is peaceful yet not secluded as 3 other holiday homes make up this excellent and scenic site where lots of wildlife abound and cattle and sheep love to say "hello". Slow, careful driving is essential over the 800 metres or so of bumpy farm track to reach your destination. The Farmhouse: Well worth that bumpy approach! This is a wonderfully equipped and presented house where your every need is provided for. Kitchen is superb, utility/boiler/drying room is A1. Whoever did this renovation should be congratulated for their innovation and consideration of the likely needs of future users. Storage space is plentiful - in kitchen, hall, bedrooms, utility room. Nothing has been left to chance. Bedrooms are spacious and upstairs each bedroom has en-suite facilities. My only 'observation' - and is not a complaint, more an 'age thing' - is that I would have preferred our beds (upstairs twin bedroom) not to have been so low - the younger family in the large double bedroom with low bed had no worries. Our 15 month old grand-daughter just loved her own room downstairs in the super travel cot supplied while her parents kept a look out on the monitor they use. She slept like a log each night! The ground floor bedroom has its own bathroom/shower/toilet/whb attached - not en-suite, but the next best thing! The changing mat and high chair (similar to her own at home) were also very much appreciated. A large comfortable lounge with TV and radio, books, games (rarely used by us) and a wood burning stove (which we didn't use) will be a cosy place in the cooler months. The conservatory/sun room is terrific with vast views to Ailsa Craig and the mainland. A super place to relax and chill out. All in all, we had a wonderful seven days in Arran with The Old Farmhouse as our base. As for eating out, I had pre-booked the Lagg Hotel for dinner on our first night and as always they didn't disappoint. We had dinner there again nearer the end of the week and once more we all had enjoyable meals. Creelers in Brodick, near Arran Aromatics, gave us a great lunch of fishy dishes one day - so tasty! In spite of a longish wait those of our party visiting the distillery at Lochranza had good fare in the café/restaurant there. The PHT (Pier Head Tavern) in Lamlash did us proud with a great lunch on another day and very reasonably priced. The Auchrannie Bistro and Bar was also OK for lunch. With a little one we mostly ate "at home" in the evening - we were able then to enjoy some wines and later sample the whiskies the men had bought on their visits to Lochranza!
    Mrs Knight - July 2016
    Beautiful house with commanding views over the fields to the sea beyond. Well set out and spacious with the whole house in very good condition. No complaints here at all. There are other properties closely neighbouring this one ( courtyard shared between 4 properties) but we were lucky that these were only used for a short periods during our stay. The house is not isolated so if you don't like neighbours you may be upset if you have noisy holidaymakers next door.
    Owners Response: "Thank you for your comments. The other 3 properties are used by their owners as holiday homes and these are very rarely let out. All of us appreciate the sense of relaxation and privacy as each property has its own views and vista. Noisy neighbours have never been an issue. Also the walls of the property are 2 feet thick which means that you tend to forget that anyone is there at all!"
    Mr William - June 2016
    Excellent house finished to a very good standard. Comfortable conservatory and peaceful surroundings. Down at the bottom of the island but not far from anywhere on Arran. We had a week of great weather and used the barbecue a few times in a nice garden open to the sea views. The ground floor bedroom was excellent for an older member of our party so they did not have use the stairs except to take a shower. There is only a bath on the ground floor, shower would be good as my mother could not get into the bath but she managed the upstairs shower with help. If you want a house away from it all then this is ideal.
    Mrs Gregory - May 2016
    We were all very impressed with the quality of The Old Farmhouse, and wowed by the scenic location - a perfect spot for getting away from it all and having a great, relaxing time with friends. The owners were also friendly and helpful. We would only hesitate to recommend it to others because we want to go back ourselves!
    Mr Burns - March 2016
    This is a lovely house. It is well-equipt, well-maintained and spacious, with plenty of room to dry out wet, muddy walking boots and waterproofs. It has a good dining kitchen, a cosy sun-lounge with beautiful views over the sea and a lovely lounge with a wood-burning stove and a well-stacked wood store. The 2 bedrooms upstairs are both en-suite and there is a further bedroom and separate bathroom downstairs. The house is part of a small cluster about a mile outside Kilmory, and is a bit out of the way down a farm track. However the other properties mean you are not completely isolated.
    Mrs Macdonald - February 2016
    Blessed with good weather the Old Farmhouse provided us with accommodation for what proved to be a memorable holiday. The house and Arran both inspired us - it is highly probable that we shall return
    Mr Chilman - August 2015

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    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%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    A:
    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    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.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    B:
    1. Disinclination to travel.

    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

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