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Casa Mara

Brodick, Isle of Arran
Visit Scotland - 5 star
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Light, spacious and welcoming family home sleeping 12
  • Central location in Brodick village, near to lots of amenities
  • Just a few hundred metres from the glittering shorefront
  • Excellent base to get out and about, walking, cycling, touring
  • Plenty of space inside for both relaxing and socialising
  • Enclosed garden ideal for children and your dog to play
Property code: CA062

If you are looking for a taste of the wild with a softer edge, this luxurious cottage is surrounded by rugged scenery yet mere metres from restaurants, delis and shops.

Located a mere 100 metres from the shorefront in Brodick, this recently renovated holiday house is in a great central location to access the variety of fascinating sites, charming villages and wild landscapes across the Isle of Arran. Sleeping 12 over six bedrooms, this exceptionally appointed home is close to the plethora of amenities that Brodick has to offer, including welcoming eateries, convenient shops and the ferry terminal. Take a refreshing morning stroll on the beach and eat breakfast in one of the cafes or grab a pastry from the local bakery.

This grand property has been renovated with excellent attention to detail to make this a comfortable and beautifully presented home. Spacious and airy rooms with stylish wallpapers and fabrics create a cosy and bright home. Elements such as the Scottish thistle have been blended seamlessly into the decor to give a fun yet subtle nod to the beautiful location. Pastel colours are paired with warm woods and atmospheric lighting to maximise the homely feel of this property.

The ground floor has a lovely sitting room with comfy sofas and delightful textiles as well as an ornamental wood burner heater and a TV, so you can sit back and relax for a family film night while keeping your toes warm. There are two dining areas to choose from if you wish to dine in, one of which is in the kitchen. Well-equipped and perfectly appointed, you can make light snacks or a family dinner, and even watch the TV at the same time. You’ll also find a convenient utility room which, along with the dining room, has access to the garden. The first lovingly decorated king-size bedroom is also located on the ground floor, plus an en-suite. Off the main hall, there is a games room which has a table tennis table for some indoor entertainment.

Up the sweeping staircase are five more bedrooms, each decorated with neutral tones and woodland decor to add some country living charm. Three of these are spacious king-size bedrooms with en-suites, one is a double, and the other is a cosy small double bedroom which has combed ceilings.

Outside the property there is a private enclosed garden which has been beautifully arranged to include a lawn, patio area and even a covered pond. Take your morning cup of tea outside and listen out for the sound of the waves. The rear garden also has access to the seafront via an access path. Parking is available for one car on the drive but extra parking is located a two-minute walk away.

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Please note the maximum number of people that this property will accommodate is 12 people including infants
  • 6 bedrooms - 4 king-size, 1 double, 1 small double with reduced head height
  • 4 bathrooms - 4 en-suites, 1 ground floor Shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private water supply
  • Woodburner-effect electric fire
  • TV with Netflix, TV in kitchen, TV in games room
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car on the driveway - extra parking a 2 minute walk away
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Enclosed garden with steps and patio
  • Shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes within 0.5 miles
  • Please note that access to the property is via external steps
  • Please note that the access to the seafront is via a path at the rear of the garden

The convenient location of the property means you're within easy reach of the star attractions of Arran. Just 2.5 miles away, you'll find the much-loved Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park. Here there are formal gardens to stroll through, stunning woodland walks and impressive waterfalls, not to mention the magnificent house itself as well as the thrilling Isle Be Wild adventure play park for the younger ones to enjoy.

If you're looking for more challenging walks, then why not traverse the Arran Coastal Way for some picturesque views and stop off at the villages for a bite to eat? Alternatively you can take on the snow-speckled peaks of Goatfell, the highest point on the Isle of Arran. Other active adventures include the Arran Outdoor Centre which offers activities ranging from sailing and gorge walking to mountain biking and hiking.

On the other side of the island, but still only 12 miles away, you can find the Machrie Moor Standing Stones. This Neolithic ceremonial site is a fascinating place considering its ancient history. There are several lovely routes over the moors which cover a few of these curious stone circles.

To see some wildlife, head down to Kildonan 11 miles away. This lovely sandy beach is the ideal location for a seaside picnic while looking out to see the seals and otters by the shore or basking on the rocks.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Helen 22nd August 2020

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We were a family group consisting six adults, six children and one dog. Casa Mara suited us perfectly. It was ideally situated for the beach, shops, including the fabulous Wooleys of Arran, and the ferry. Fishermans Walk was a great stroll towards Brodick Castle. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, Brodick Castle was not open until the day we were leavRead moreing. Casa Mara was very well equipped, and the owners had clearly thought of everything; even had a dog cupboard. Would love to return one day! Hide

Reviewed by John 15th August 2020

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A well proportioned house with ample bedrooms and bathrooms. Very well equipped and just 2 minutes from the beach.

Reviewed by Andrew 8th August 2020

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Great house. Very comfortable. Well located in Brodick.

Reviewed by Ishbel 1st August 2020

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The house was just perfect for a family get together/celebration for ages 1 - 72 Loved the modern, bright feel to the house. Loved all the en-suites. Loved the big bright hall. Loved the big rooms. Loved the back garden which had really interesting landscaping. Great to be so central for the shops.

Reviewed by Claire 21st December 2019

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This is an absolutely gorgeous house, decorated beautifully and well provisioned. Ten of us stayed here for Christmas and there was plenty of space for all of us. We were disappointed not to have a Christmas tree or decent decorations in the house, especially as we had children with us. The oven is small and slow so cooking a large Christmas dinnerRead more took double the time expected. The local area is a bit lacking so we mostly stayed in - thankfully we had plenty of games and space to occupy us! Hide

Reviewed by Yvonne 15th November 2019

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fab can't wait to go back. House is in a fab location and has everything that you will ever need

Reviewed by Miss Mcwilliam July 2019

This is our families second time renting this property on the island and it did not disappoint, the house is maintained to an impeccably high standard and the decor throughout the property is simply stunning. Very close to all local amenities and literally a hop, skip and a jump to the sea! Perfect location, gorgeous house, highly recommend!

Reviewed by Mr Gervaise June 2019

Large spacious, comfortable and clean home. Ideal location for the ferry, the amenities in Brodick and for exploring the Island.

Reviewed by Mrs Marshall June 2019

We had a very good holiday at Casa Mara it was very well situated and close to all amenities in Brodick. The house was very spacious and well equipped. This was ideal for a large get together to celebrate a special birthday and included family from 2 yrs old to 70 yrs old. The only downside was that the Windows, mirrors, glass doors, and furniture Read morecould have been cleaner and hadn't been cleaned previously to our arrival or for quite some time due to the dust and marks on them. We had lunch at Little Rock and dined out on a few occasions during the week . A special meal at The Stags Pavillion in Lochranza , and also The Brodick Bar and Brasserie . I would highly recommend them all. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Brindle May 2019

Lovely house in a great location.

Reviewed by Mrs Freeland March 2019

Excellently well appointed and good location. A real home from home with very comfortable beds. One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in. Would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Miss Hendry December 2018

Centrally located, one street back from front, in Brodick. We were 2 families (4 adults and 4 children)A lovely house finished to a good standard. 6 bedrooms, 4 ensuite. Plenty of space for all of the family. Great size lounge, with space for us all to sit together, but plenty of other areas if we wanted. The games room is an excellent addition andRead more all of the family enjoyed playing table tennis. All the home comforts you would need, with a fully equipped kitchen. Our families had a wonderful stay and enjoyed walks in the local area (plenty of areas to explore). We were lucky enough to see red squirrels on one of our walks. Having visited Arran many times, Brodick is a perfect location to visit all parts of the island. Hide

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