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Ailsa Cottage

Kildonan, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Comfortable waterside property perfect for a small family or romantic couples break
  • Large open-plan kitchen/diner/living room perfect for socialising
  • Private garden with lovely views out to the water and countryside beyond
  • Next to Auchenhew House which can be booked for additional guests
  • The Isle of Arran is home to a wide variety of exquisite wildlife that you can spot throughout your stay
  • Close to Kildonan beach, one of the most beautiful beaches around
Property code: CA009

A well-presented cottage that is sure to provide a comfortable and pleasing stay in a lovely waterside location perfectly placed to explore the island.

This cosy cottage located on the southern tip of the beautiful Isle of Arran offers stunning sea views, a huge grassy garden and home comforts. It is also just over a mile from the fabulous sandy beach at nearby Kildonan, making it ideal for a family holiday by the sea.

Attached to the larger neighbouring property of Auchenhew, this sweet, single-storey cottage offers comfortable holiday accommodation. Bright and airy inside, the décor is simple and neutral with jolly splashes of colour and hard flooring that is practical for sandy little feet.

Pass through the courtyard and you’ll enter into the cottage directly through French doors into the bright and welcoming open-plan living area. On your right is the bijou galley kitchen, well-equipped for whipping up some easy holiday meals, and the large dining table sits to the left of the doors – a cosy corner for eating after a day out in the fresh air or for relaxing with a coffee in the morning as you plan your day ahead. The lounge area has large, comfy leather sofas arranged around the TV where you can enjoy some family time with a DVD before bedtime. The two bedrooms – one twin and one double – are simple and comfortable, and the adjacent family bathroom has a shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

Outside, there is a garden table and chairs for enjoying a drink in the sunshine while the children play on the large lawn in the private garden. Sit and take in the stunning views across the sea to Ailsa Craig and Pladda. There is also plenty of parking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - shower over bath and WC
  • Electric cooker, fridge, microwave, washer/dryer
  • TV with DVD player
  • Private garden area with furniture
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Less than a mile from Kildonan village with a hotel and village shop

With the lovely golden beach at Kildonan just down the road, the cottage is well-placed for lazy days at the seaside. There are plenty of other beaches along the southern coast of the island worth visiting including the pretty bay of Lamlash (8.5 miles) from where there are beautiful views of Holy Island. At Lamlash, you'll also find the Arran Outdoor Centre where you can try your hand at any number of outdoor activities, from kayaking to gorge walking.

On the northern side of the island the countryside becomes increasingly dramatic, with spectacular mountains and stunning glens. Goatfell, the highest point on the island at 2866 feet, presents a good challenge to serious walkers who are rewarded by a superb view on reaching the top. Otherwise, you could consider going on a safari trip; enjoy the spectacular scenery from the relative comfort of an all-terrain vehicle, with a local expert as your guide.

For an alternative day trip out, head to Brodick, the island's pretty capital and home to Brodick Castle and its spectacular gardens. Take a tour around the castle before exploring the beautiful pools and waterfalls. See if you can spot a red squirrel or two on the woodland trails, and let the children burn off steam in the Isle Be Wild adventure playground.

This property is personally managed by Carol.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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