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The Towers Bothy

Machrie, Isle of Arran
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Quirky
Rustic
Castles
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Located on Machrie Bay which overlooks Kilbrannan Sound and the hills of Mull of Kintyre is only a mile away
  • Enter the property through its unique castellated tower courtyard.
  • Plenty of walking opportunities on your doorstep including to the romantic stone boathouse on Loch Iorsa and the Dougarie Beach
Property code: CA429

Escape to this 19th-century courtyard bothy and enjoy its fabulous setting on a private family 25,000-acre estate overlooking the Kilbrennan Sound on the west coast of the Isle of Arran. Sleeping four guests, this property is the perfect romantic hideaway as you can explore miles of tranquil countryside, stroll the surrounding grounds or venture to the quiet beach nearby for long walks. It is equally ideal for a family as the estate has plenty to enjoy from the doorstep.

This property has been restored to provide lovely, comfortable living, yet still retains some of the original features including thick stone walls and sloped ceilings.

Climb the steep stone steps from the tower courtyard and through the front door into a semi open-plan space next to a galley kitchen which is well-equipped. The living space, which is all on one floor, has neutral tones and a cosy open fire to keep you warm on chillier evenings. The two snug and cosy bedrooms – one super king and one king-sized – can both be arranged as twins upon request making this a convenient property whatever your group make-up.

Outside there is private parking and you are free to roam the acres of the spectacular Dougarie Estate at your leisure. Right on your doorstep you will find a walk to Loch Iorsa and the boathouse as well as Dougarie Beach. From here you will welcome fabulous views across to the Kintyre Peninsula. There is also a golf club just 1.5 miles away and trout and salmon fishing by arrangement. You can also book this property alongside others on the estate for a large group getaway of up to 31 people.

  • 2 bedrooms - 2 super-king zip-and-link rooms which can be made up as twins on request
  • 1 bathroom with separate bath and shower
  • Not recommended for young children or infants due to the steep staircase to the front door
  • Dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer
  • Open fire – starter pack of logs provided
  • Electric heating
  • TV with Freeview in the lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden furniture
  • Private parking
  • 2 dogs welcome (please keep your pet on a lead at all times due to the property’s location on a working farm)
  • Golf club and tearoom – 1 mile. General Store – 5.5 miles
  • Situated on the same estate as 3 other properties
  • Trout and salmon fishing may be available by separate arrangement
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

The Isle of Arran is a fabulous destination for both a romantic getaway or family break. Dubbed ‘Scotland in miniature,’ it really does capture the essence of Scotland in one small package. The east of the island is a mere 11 miles away and includes Brodick which has a variety of shops and eateries . There is an abundance of fishing available on Arran (by separate arrangement) and a challenging 9 hole golf course at Machrie Bay  – set in a wonderful location beside the sea.

The views all over the island are stunning and you can indulge in a range of activities from mountain biking, to hiking forest trails as well as abseiling. Climb Goatfell, the highest point on the island, head to the Machrie Moor Stone Circles (2 miles), or take a boat trip to the Holy Isle, a sacred site of spiritualism and raw beauty from Lamlash. You can also take part in photography workshops and tours with Arran in Focus (15 miles) or take to a four-wheel drive vehicle and have an island safari with Mogabout, (11 miles).

April McKillop

This property is personally managed by April.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Charles 30th July 2023

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Clean, comfortable with everything you need. The property is very quiet and remote. A car is essential. Ideal for anyone wishing to travel around Arran.

Reviewed by Jane 16th July 2023

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This is a fabulous little property in a beautiful setting on the west coast of Arran. There is a lovely little sandy beach a few minutes walk away and wonderful walks up into the hills direct from the cottage. Exactly what we were looking for.

Reviewed by Cindy 25th June 2023

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The Bothy is in a beautiful location with stunning views . Its the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a quiet peaceful holiday .

Reviewed by Richard 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 15th April 2023

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What a lovely place , after being out all day to back home and get the log burner going and sit and relax was great , the loft was well equiped and the beds were perfect , it was just a short walk to the beach and the views were great , looking forward to going back soon

Reviewed by Emma 5th March 2023

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A wonderful bothy in a gorgeous location. Our accomodation was cosy and so quiet with a beautiful walk through the glen on your doorstep. Absolutely magical.

Reviewed by David 18th October 2022

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Great wee cosy bothy and well laid out. Location is excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

Reviewed by Berni 10th October 2022

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I found the bed a bit hard in the main bedroom, but the kids said there's were very comfortable. The kettle needed descaling. Other than that the accommodation was lovely. Thank you.

Reviewed by Maxi 18th September 2022

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The accommodation was perfect. Warm & clean. It had everything we needed for a relaxing time.

Reviewed by Sharon 28th August 2022

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Peaceful scenic location with good walks around. The bothy was cosy and comfortable and perfect for a weeks stay with noisy dogs. I would definitely return.

Reviewed by Tina 31st July 2022

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We could not have chosen a better place. It was perfect and host was always there to help with any questions we had about the island. We don't usually stay at the same place twice. But we will definitely return to this one.

Reviewed by Victoria 24th July 2022

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Absolutely lovely little Bothy. Perfect location.

Reviewed by Nicola 3rd July 2022

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Amazing location on an amazing island! Surrounded by wildlife and something new to see every time you step out the door.

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