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Balmichael, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Well-presented cottage in a quiet location
  • Pretty wraparound garden which is fully enclosed
  • Large, bright living/dining space
  • Three attractive bedrooms with individual colour schemes
  • Good central location on the island and a great base for exploring
  • 3 miles from sandy Blackwaterfoot Beach
Property code: CA013

This neat cottage with views over open fields sleeps up to five, making it a great choice for families or groups wanting to explore the rugged Isle of Arran.

A tranquil haven, this delightful property is peacefully located along a quiet road in Balmichael on the Isle of Arran. Perfect for family getaways; long scenic walks, boat trips and beaches all lie on the doorstep.

Arranged on one level, this light and airy property has been presented with sociable family holidays in mind. Lovingly maintained by the owners, the cottage is tastefully decorated in neutral and warm tones with a modern feel throughout.

The open-plan lounge/diner is a fantastic space for entertaining, with a good-sized dining table at one end and a cosy seating area at the other. After a long day of exploration, hunker down on the inviting sofas and settle in for a relaxing evening of TV while the electric fire creates a cosy atmosphere. The separate kitchen is cool and contemporary with chic white units and plenty of natural light, plus a handy breakfast bar for drinks and snacks. Each of the three bedrooms has been decorated in soft neutral tones to create a feeling of relaxation after a busy day, while the modern bathroom boasts a large bath for soothing aching muscles and there is an en-suite shower room to the double bedroom.

Outside, there is a delightful enclosed garden where children and dogs can play safely together while grown ups enjoy a glass of wine at the table. There is private parking on the driveway.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath and WC and en-suite shower room with WC to double bedroom 
  • Kitchen with electric oven/hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric fire
  • TV/DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Parking for up to 2 cars
  • There is no highchair/cot available, however infants are welcome
  • 1 dog welcome

While keen golfers can choose between the courses at Shiskine (2.5 miles) and Machrie (4 miles), walkers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to scenic routes with sea views. Discover the early Christian carvings at the historic and legendary King’s Caves (3.5 miles), take on the mighty Goatfell (12 miles) or head to the coast to follow the Arran Coastal Way, which spans 68 miles around the island and promises breathtaking views at every step.

For beaches, head to the narrow strip of soft golden sand at Lamlash Bay (12.5 miles), follow the steps down to Kildonan (14.5miles) to be rewarded with stunning silver sands or enjoy wildlife and sunsets at Pirnmil (11 miles). Adventurers should not miss a trip to Arran Outdoor Centre (13 miles), where sailing, abseiling, climbing, gorge walking and mountain biking can all be enjoyed. Or, to discover the island's lesser-known areas, join Mogabout Safaris from Brodick and explore woodland, mountains, lochs and glens from the comfort of a 4x4. Blackwaterfoot (2 miles) is home to a butcher, shop, popular bakery and horse riding centre, while in Brodick (9 miles) you will find an ancient castle and formal gardens, boasting woodland, waterfalls and red squirrels. Among Arran’s many other popular attractions are the brewery near Brodick, and Holy Isle, located off the east coast with its ancient spiritual heritage that dates back to the 6th century.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Dunlop August 2019

Very well equipped spacious cottage. Close to Blackwaterfoot beach (Park near Shiskine golf club) and the fabulous Blackwater bakehouse - fresh baking daily! Good location, easy to get to nearby beaches & standing stone circles at Machrie moor. 20 minutes to ferry & main shops at Brodick. On main bus routes going north to Lochranza Castle/ferry or Read moresouth to Kildonan sands (beautiful) Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Williamson June 2019

We enjoyed our stay very much. Cottage is very well equipped. Garden is dog friendly and secure. We loved the Bakehouse at Blackwaterfoot. Very tasty. The beaches all over the island are fantastic, but we particularly enjoyed Lamlash and the Octopus centre was extremely informative. Great cottage in a fab location to explore the island.

Reviewed by Mrs Winterbottom April 2019

Excellent accommodation very clean and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Mr Howell March 2019

Centrally located on Arran, this cottage is perfect for exploring the whole island. Peaceful cottage within beautiful countryside. Very spacious, warm, all the facilities you'll need and very clean. Also great for a dog as the garden is fully enclosed.

Reviewed by Ms Hendry March 2019

An Caladh was perfect for our short break on Arran. It was very cosy, much appreciated.

Reviewed by Mr Blincow February 2019

All good. Would recommend the property. The Standing Stones of Machrie Moor were impressive.

Reviewed by Mrs Inglis October 2018

Great cottage had everything we needed. Lovely comfy beds. Location was good but did find it a little tricky to find the cottage to start with. Lovely island. Will definitely be back.

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