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The Towers

Machrie, Isle of Arran
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This property is managed by holidaycottages.co.uk info_outline

Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Rustic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning views across beautiful countryside and sea
  • Stylish and luxury accommodation arranged over three floors
  • Roof terrace with seating offering views towards the Kintyre Peninsula
Property code: CA430

Thoughtfully renovated, this superb property is set in an enviable location creating a superb place in which to create your ultimate Scottish escape with friends or family.

Full of history and romance, this fabulous 19th-century tower house has been transformed into a luxurious holiday home sleeping eight guests on the west coast of the beautiful Isle of Arran. Originally built in 1875 for the Duke of Hamilton, this impressive property is in a prime position by the River Iorsa within the parklands of the impressive white-painted Dougarie Lodge. Guests here are surrounded by beautiful countryside with stunning views across the sea to the Kintyre Peninsula. The Dougarie Beach is a magical place to spend an afternoon. A simply wonderful property for a luxury holiday or special occasion for family and friends to gather and relax.

Laid out over three floors, this truly delightful and extremely stylish self-catering house accommodates the eight guests in great comfort. Fabrics and furnishings, subtle lighting and decoration have all been carefully selected to enhance its special character.

The grand arch entrance, thick castellated walls, original slate roof and arrow-slit windows add to the romance and give this house its quirky charm. The stylish kitchen is perfect for making family meals, with the double glass doors opening into a large sitting/dining room creating a wonderfully sociable space; gather everyone together for meals around a table seating up to eight. Afterwards, enjoy long evenings in front of the open fire. The ground floor also has French doors opening out onto the garden.

The first floor has three fantastic bedrooms, two with en-suite showers as well as a separate bathroom; the second floor has a further bedroom with an en-suite shower. All are beautifully presented with sumptuous mattresses and fine linen.

The absolute highlight of this property is undoubtedly the roof terrace, complete with table and benches with its fantastic views across farmland and over the Kilbrannan Sound towards the Kintyre Peninsula – a place of great beauty and tranquillity. As well as this, there is also a lovely garden at the rear with a picnic table and benches creating a perfect background for a summertime BBQ or some al fresco dining. Guests are welcome to enjoy the surrounding estate grounds and there is also private parking.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 super king-size, 2 twins
  • 4 bathrooms – 3 en-suite shower rooms with WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, and 1 separate ground-floor WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room/laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Open fire with starter pack of logs
  • Oil central heating
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed walled garden with garden furniture
  • Private parking
  • 2 dogs welcome (must be kept on a lead at all times due to working farm location)
  • This property is on a private water supply - filtered/UV tested.
  • Housekeeping is available by separate arrangement.
  • General store, bakery and post office 6 miles
  • Golf club and tearoom 1.5 miles
  • Supermarket 10 miles
  • Golf passes are available for Machrie 9-hole golf course.
  • Seasonal country sports (red deer stalking, shooting, fishing and lobster potting) 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 £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Frequently described as Scotland in miniature, Arran is a dream for lovers of the great outdoors. Families will enjoy the beautiful beaches and miles of walks around the island, especially the spectacular Glenashdale Falls just south of Whiting Bay (17 miles). Spectacular Brodick Castle (9 miles) is a great day out for all ages. Explore this grand baronial castle before heading out to the beautiful gardens with waterfalls, pools, and fairy trails to discover as well as an excellent adventure play area. Whisky lovers will enjoy a guided tour of the Arran whisky distillery at Lochranza (14 miles) where you can sample a dram and discover the magic behind the distillation process. For more adrenaline-fuelled activities, have a go at gorge walking, abseiling or paragliding, or book an exciting guided safari tour that will take you to some of the island’s spectacular locations off the beaten track.

April McKillop

This property is personally managed by April.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda 23rd July 2023

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The Tower is a large property situated in a lovely location on Arran. It was very comfortable and very well equipped. Views from the roof terrace were amazing. You need to be aware that it is located on a working shooting estate and it was fascinating watching the antics of the pheasants.

Reviewed by Philippa 16th October 2022

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Reviewed by Steve 17th April 2022

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Fantastic - loved our holiday - thanks to Jackie and the team- cant recommend highly enough

Reviewed by Ann 20th February 2022

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