Holiday House Details
Willow Cottage
(2 reviews)
From £420 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
1 double

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 24 Jun 2017Fri 08 Sep 2017£550£165
Sat 09 Sep 2017Fri 22 Sep 2017£525£160
Sat 23 Sep 2017Fri 06 Oct 2017£490£150
Sat 07 Oct 2017Fri 27 Oct 2017£525£160
Sat 28 Oct 2017Fri 10 Nov 2017£450£135
Sat 11 Nov 2017Wed 20 Dec 2017£420£130
Thu 21 Dec 2017Wed 27 Dec 2017£550£165
Thu 28 Dec 2017Wed 03 Jan 2018£550£165
Thu 04 Jan 2018Fri 05 Jan 2018£420£130
Sat 06 Jan 2018Fri 09 Feb 2018£420£130
Sat 10 Feb 2018Fri 23 Mar 2018£450£135
Sat 24 Mar 2018Fri 13 Apr 2018£525£160
Sat 14 Apr 2018Fri 25 May 2018£490£150
Sat 26 May 2018Fri 01 Jun 2018£550£165
Sat 02 Jun 2018Fri 22 Jun 2018£525£160
Sat 23 Jun 2018Fri 07 Sep 2018£550£165
Sat 08 Sep 2018Fri 21 Sep 2018£525£160
Sat 22 Sep 2018Fri 05 Oct 2018£490£150
Sat 06 Oct 2018Fri 26 Oct 2018£525£160
Sat 27 Oct 2018Fri 09 Nov 2018£450£135
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£420£130
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£550£165
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£550£165


Set in a wonderfully tranquil location away from the road and with commanding views out to sea, Willow Cottage is a charming and recently renovated traditional stonemasons cottage.  Just a very short stroll from a wonderful sandy beach yet within easy access to some of the fantastic walks in the north of the island and some of the many golf courses that Arran has to offer, this cottage would appeal especially to those who enjoy the outdoors.

The house has a great character and a rich history with the sea, with one of the living areas retained in original layout, whilst the upstairs level is entirely new.  Benefitting from two multi fuel stoves, guests to this cottage can look forward to relaxing in front of the fire after a day out exploring the island and all of the attractions that Arran has to offer.  

The cottage itself will provide a very comfortable and cosy base from which to make the most of the island, particularly the mountainous region in the north as well as the beautiful sandy beaches on the north west coast.  There are a number of excellent restaurants very close by in the villages of Catacol, Pirnmill and Lochranza.

From this location, the Kintyre Peninsula can also be easily explored by taking a short boat trip from Lochranza.  In particular, Skipness Castle and seafood restaurant is wonderful day trip for all of the family.  Lochranza is also home to Arran’s main distillery and whisky lovers will be able to enjoy some of the samples on one of the many distillery tours. For those interested in historical sites, the King’s Caves in Blackwaterfoot are a series of natural sandstone caves with ancient carvings on the walls.  In addition, the site of the Machrie Standing Stones is just a short drive from the cottage.


Sleeps 2 + 2

Ground floor:
Original dining room/snug with stove and TV, sitting room with stove and TV, kitchen/bar area.
Shower room with WC & WHB. Porch/boot room.

First floor:
1 kingsize bedroom. 1 bedroom with Daybed that can be a single or pulled out to be a kingsize bed.
Shower room with WC & WHB.

Private water supply.
Joining to mains water 2017

The cottage is accessed by a relatively steep farm track with sharp bends. Please note that the shared track up to the house is very rough, therefore it may not be suitable for some vehicles. If you do not want to drive up the track, you can leave your car in the layby at the bottom of the road.
Parking for 2 cars.


  • Beach (200m) and swimming
  • Golf courses – Lochranza, Blackwaterfoot plus another 5 on the island
  • Many low and high level hill walks
  • Historical sites - Horseriding - Distillery and tours
  • Pirnmill village stores, Post Office.
  • Restaurant - 1.5 miles
  • 2 Flatscreen TV with Freeview
  • 2 multi-fuel stoves. All logs supplied. Starter pack of coal supplied.
  • All heating and energy included
  • BBQ
  • Ceramic hob
  • DVD Player and radio
  • Electric oven
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen and Towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Private parking
  • Washer/dryer
  • Waterside location
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (2 reviews)
    Willow Cottage reviews
    Willow Cottage is well located for walks into the Pirnmill Hills especially to Coire Fhionn Lochan and Loch Tanna. The main bedroom has great views of the coast and Kintyre. New central heating keeps cottage nice and snug. We struggled to get the car the whole way up the drive the first evening, 4-wheel drive would have helped. After that we parked in the parking place and walked up the last bit.
    Mr Bryden - May 2017
    It would have been good to have clear instructions on the heating as when we arrived it was v cold and heat was important, soon as we sorted that it was great, the lounge fire was not as good as the middle room so we generally used the middle room. The range of books was very good, geology and wildlife info very welcome, and good maps. Need more good glasses for wine and bubbly.
    Mr Evans - April 2017

    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.

    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:

    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