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The Moorings

Lochranza, Isle of Arran
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Sky TV
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Gorgeous Isle of Arran holiday home with stunning views across the bay
  • Perfect for exploring this wonderful island and all it has to offer
  • Walking distance of Lochranza Castle, Isle of Arran distillery and award-winning visitor centre
Property code: 77882

This traditional cottage has stunning views of Loch Ranza and the ruined castle at its heart. Surrounded by dramatic peaks and wild coast, it is ideally situated for experiencing Arran’s natural beauty and fascinating wildlife.

This quaint cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms plus four canine companions and is perfect for outdoorsy families or couples – with everything from leisurely strolls to serious hikes on offer. Foodies can taste their way around the island, from creamy cheeses to delicious ice cream, whilst wildlife enthusiasts can spend hours spotting the abundance of wildlife. After a busy day exploring, return happily weary to warm your toes against the Aga.

Sympathetically renovated, step inside this little cottage to find rustic charm blending effortlessly with modern comforts. Cream walls and wooden floors in parts are complemented by traditional furnishings and splashes of colour in the artwork creating a warm and welcoming home from home.

Discard your wellies in the porch, before heading through to the bright kitchen/diner to prepare yourself a delicious meal. Gather everyone together at the table, the perfect spot to enjoy family meals with views over the bay. Relax on the comfortable sofas in the charming living room, reading a good book or watching a movie as your pup snoozes in front of the roaring open fire. Upstairs, the two double bedrooms are light and airy with space for a camp bed or cot if requested. With skylights above the beds, settle for a restful night’s sleep gazing at the stars in the dark skies. Wake with a stroll to Lochranza Castle, breathing in the salty, sea air and sipping a coffee as you potter along the pebbled shores.

Venturing outside, the pretty garden is backed by lush hillside and has a seating area and a BBQ perfect for al fresco dining. Spend lazy evenings with a wee dram and relaxed afternoons as the kids and pups scamper and play on the lawn. There is on-road parking in front of the property and a restaurant 1 mile away, the perfect end to a busy day.

  • 2 bedrooms - 2 doubles
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC and 1 separate WC
  • AGA, electric hob, combi microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Open fire and wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sky TV Essentials with catch up and programme recording
  • Roadside parking, subject to availability
  • Restaurant 1 mile away
  • Shop and pub approx. 8 miles from accommodation
  • Please remember to book your ferry to the Island via CalMac Ferries website as early as possible
  • Please check the ferry crossing time table, available at the CalMac website
  • Short Term Let License Number - NA00097F
  • EPC Rating - G
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The village of Lochranza has a hotel that serves meals using fresh local produce, while the nearby restaurant (1 mile) offers fine dining in a simple cottage. Pebble shores are steps from the front door, with the rugged coastline offering dramatic trails and paths with spectacular views. Visit the ruins of Lochranza Castle before taking the hill path to the Fairy Dell (2 miles) on the coast, a beautiful remote place with fantastic scenery. For those that fancy a dram, take a tour of the Lochranza Distillery and discover the distilling process before sampling the creamy liqueur Arran Gold. Golfers can play a round at Lochranza Golf Couse or further afield at Corrie (6.5 miles) and Brodick (13 miles). Brodick, the main village on the Isle of Arran, has a range of eateries and shops. Hikers can tackle Goatfell (9 miles), Arran’s highest peak, for 360-degree views of the surrounding Firth of Clyde, while the Arran Coastal Way is perhaps Scotland’s finest long-distance walking trail, running 65 miles around the island and packed with amazing wildlife and fabulous scenery. Dont forget to pack your binoculars and look out for deer, golden eagles, red squirrels, seals, all of which can be found on the island and off the surrounding coastline. Find gorgeous beaches on the south of the island with vast stretches of sand at Whiting Bay Beach (21 miles) and Silver Sands (25 miles). Explore the great outdoors with many activities such as sea kayaking, hillwalking and gorge walking, or take the ferry to the Kintyre Peninsula to visit Skipness Castle.

April McKillop

This property is personally managed by April.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 5th April 2024

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Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. We will be definitely staying again.

Reviewed by Christine 15th March 2024

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Excellent location! Cosy and comfortable cottage. Lovely beds and linen! Fluffy towels Enjoyed experimenting with the Rayburn ! Really enjoyed the luxury items that were left for us !

Reviewed by Gail 1st March 2024

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The moorings is such a lovely cottage set in an idyllic place . Scenery spectacular. Bedrooms really big and beds very comfortable. Kitchen has everything you need . Took a bit of getting used to aga but fine once we knew what we were doing Ideal having private garden for two dogs. Would benefit from more comfortable seating in lounge

Reviewed by Janet 16th February 2024

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We had a lovely week on the Island of Arran,When we got to the cottage it was cosy and warm with some tasty goodies ready to eat and drink. Later on there was the ,Wood burner ready to light, wish it had been in the living room! living room open fire not half as warm. Bed very comfy and warm. Idea for those with dogs as its floorboards though out Read morethe house with rugs in some rooms. The views from the cottage across to Castle and beyond are superb. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 8th December 2023

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This was one of the cosiest, most comfortable, homely cottages we've ever stayed in. We felt at home as aoon as we walked in. Lochranza itself is arguably the most beautiful spot on Arran and the house had stunning views over the loch being set back from the road and in an elevated position. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Sandra 3rd November 2023

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Wow the views were to die for. The beds fabulous, lovely cottage, we could look at the hundreds of stars through the roof windows, I have never seen so many. We did get caught in rush hour though 2 cars drove passed at the same time ha ha. Dogs loved the garden and jumping in the water by the castle. The welcome pack was fabulous would highly recomRead moremend this cottage as it was near damn perfect. Plenty of walks for those that want to. Loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Lynsey 27th October 2023

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Another fab week spent in Lochranza in this lovely house. Location is perfect and the house is well equipped, cosy and comfortable.

Reviewed by Kim 20th October 2023

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Stunning little cottage with just as stunning views. The cottage was equipped with everything we could possibly need, it was clean, tidy, the beds were lovely and comfortable with lovely bedding. It was just perfect

Reviewed by Pauline 29th September 2023

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Absolutely wonderful,perfect location,marvellous views,cosy warm and clean.A wonderful selection of goodies left out by the owners,really enjoyable.Would definitely stay again

Reviewed by Tracey 15th September 2023

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What a fantastic cottage on a fantastic island. It was perfect for two friends looking for a quiet getaway. Two well equipped double rooms, spacious living area with a large kitchen/dining area. The kitchen had everything you'd possibly need, with full instructions/guidance for their appliances. The cottage was gorgeous with so much character and sRead morepace. The views were spectacular, the garden was lovely and a nice area for the dogs to roam. I hope to book this cottage again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Derek 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Barry 18th August 2023

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The location is absolutely ideal with views across the Loch and Castle. The standard of maintenance throughout the property is very good and the welcome pack was very thoughtful. Plenty of walks from the cottage and an abundance of wildlife close-by. Would highly recommend the place.

Reviewed by Alan 11th August 2023

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Lovely property in a stunning location opposite the castle looking out to sea. Very well equipped - particularly the kitchen - spotlessly clean and with a lovely welcome pack provided. Perfect.

Reviewed by Mark 28th July 2023

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The Moorings is a fantastic, warm and comfortable place to stay in Lochranza. There is parking outside the cottage for one car (Streetview suggests there isnt) and the rooms are a great size. We were there for two weeks this Summer and didnt need to use either the range or the fire/s, but I can imagineit being even more cosy in the Autumn. The placRead moree was spotless and there was a lovely welcome pack. The kitchen and bedrooms are very comfortable, with wood throughout. Would 100% stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Clair 14th July 2023

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A perfect base for our holiday - beautiful cottage and location. Local produce selection on arrival was a lovely, and much appreciated, touch. Perfect for a week of walks and wild swims. Loved by us, the kids and the dogs too! Thank you!

Reviewed by Joan 30th June 2023

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Beautiful house in a fabulous location. Much more spacious and comfortable than I expected. We loved the decor and art inside, and appreciated the care and thought that has been put into getting the feel of sustainability just right. We also enjoyed just sitting in the garden taking in the view, weather permitting!

Reviewed by Gweneth 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Patricia 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Linda 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by Lucy 28th April 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a tranquil location. Fantastic welcome pack full of local Arran produce . Owner great at communicating.

Reviewed by Ann 21st April 2023

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The cottage is warm, comfortable and in an amazing location - wonderful views which changed with the tides and the light. Whilst we never managed to catch sight of a seal, a red squirrel visited, the deer were visible in nearby woods and came down to the loch and an interesting range of birds visited the bird table. Walks - short and long - nearby,Read more and travelling round the island is easy . The cottage is equipped with everything needed for a great holiday - thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Brian 24th March 2023

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Amazing outstanding loved everything the welcome pack was the best ever beautiful cottage the views were so beautiful I cannot praise enough I hated leaving highly recommend to anyone

Reviewed by Stephen 17th March 2023

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Cottage was idyllic. Perfect location and views over the loch and castle. Cottage was very cosy and well equipped. Our two dogs Teddie and Daphnie loved the garden and the walks around the loch . We plan to return soon and would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage if you are looking for a quiet peaceful holiday.

Reviewed by Jennifer 17th February 2023

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The cottage is in a wonderful setting - amazing views over the castle at Lochranza. Welcome pack was great - all local produce and much appreciated. Everything was spotlessly clean and the cottage was well equipped and very cosy. The location means you get to see the contrasting scenery of the north of the island..A very dog friendly place to visitRead more with lots of walks all around the island. We liked it so much we have booked to return again in October this year. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 29th December 2022

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Beautiful cottage, this was our second stay. To look out onto a castle when you get up in the morning is wonderful. Our 3 dogs thoroughly enjoyed themselves, swimming and walking. Would highly recommend to anyone with dogs. Thank you for an amazing holiday.

Reviewed by Harriet 23rd November 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage. Magical lying in bed looking up at the stars. Amazing welcome pack of local goodies. Great views over the loch.

Reviewed by Lauren 11th November 2022

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Such a brilliant cottage in the most beautiful location. Exceptionally dog friendly, the hosts left some locally produced treats as a welcome which was so thoughtful!

Reviewed by Yvette 14th October 2022

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Lovely cottage. Location away from main attractions, but beautiful setting. Would definitely return and very dog friendly.

Reviewed by Susanne 7th October 2022

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Warm cosy cottage. All needs met. Wonderful views.

Reviewed by Peter 30th September 2022

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We enjoyed our stay at The Moorings, our second, very much. It is a cosy, comfortable, beautifully appointed cottage.

Reviewed by Carol 23rd September 2022

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Loved the character and ambience of the cottage, felt instantly at home. Very clean, well equipped and just gorgeous. The location is just perfect and if wed not been able to explore the island would have have been quite happy to relax in the cottage looking at the view and wildlife. Loved it!!

Reviewed by Hugh 9th September 2022

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A beautifully appointed and very comfortable cottage with fabulous views. The welcome pack consisting of a large selection of local produce was a lovely bonus. One of the best cottages we have stayed in and highly recommended

Reviewed by Gill 2nd September 2022

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We have had a lovely week at the cottage with our dogs. Weve never been to Arran before and weve loved it. The cottage is comfy and has everything you need for a relaxing break including a selection of goodies to start the week off well. We had a brilliant time and were more than likely to return.

Reviewed by Maria 12th August 2022

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This was a perfect place to stay would recommend your cottage to all my family and friends

Reviewed by Richard 5th August 2022

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Simply the best. Better than all the rest. Possibly the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in - immaculately clean, wonderful location, well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, and the artwork on the walls is fantastic (maybe not to everyone's taste but it certainly was for us). The cottage was built in the early years of the last century and has rRead moreetained many original features which gives it real character. Excellent communication with the owners and the agents throughout. Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 15th July 2022

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The Moorings is one of the best holiday cottages that I have ever stayed in. Clean, well equipped, spacious, dog friendly and in a perfect location to get to know Arran.

Reviewed by James 1st July 2022

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Lovely cottage in an amazing location. What's not to like.

Reviewed by Christine 10th June 2022

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The cottage was amazing loved it. Well equipped and a view to die for. Loved the fact it was very traditinal really comfy beds. Only two of us but had there been four the chairs were a tad uncomfy.

Reviewed by Sarah 3rd June 2022

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Well equipped cottage, in a perfect setting. Beautiful coastal walks from the door.

Reviewed by Tracie 20th May 2022

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The Moorings is a wonderful cottage in a fabulous location overlooking Lochranza Castle, it was very clean, very comfortable and the welcome pack was very generous. We loved the views and the changing light and appreciated the secure garden for the dog. it was very handy for the ferry terminal when we pooped over to the mainland and Ghia. This is aRead more property we would definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 6th May 2022

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Cannot recommend this property highly enough. Overlooking Lochranza bay it is large, well equipped and comfortable. The ferry to the peninsular and local bus stop are both within 3mins walking. There is a small shop in Pinmirl (10 min drive away) but the nearest supermarket is in Brodick (.14 miles away) There is no pub in the village of Lochranza.Read more This is an exceptional property and perfect for both people and a dog ! Hide

Reviewed by Alison 15th April 2022

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We absolutely loved this cottage - perfect location, beautiful view and so quiet. The garden was full of birds, there were deer wandering around, and seals on the other shore. The house itself has been lovingly restored and is full of character, and has everything you need in the kitchen.; very comfy beds and a lovely garden. We'll be back!

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