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Clifton Cottage - Blackwaterfoot

Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage with waterside views
  • Private tiered garden with far-reaching sea view
  • Less than 200-metre walk to the beach
  • Lots of outdoor pursuits to enjoy, walking, cycling, climbing
  • Popular golf course 500 metres
  • Two spacious lounge areas
Property code: CA070

Pretty Isle of Arran cottage with traditional countryside-style elements throughout. Comfortably sleeping four and just a short walk from the bustling village of Blackwaterfoot.

Situated close to the expansive sandy beach at Blackwaterfoot, this charming cottage boasts comfortable accommodation with stunning far-reaching sea views. With two bedrooms available for guests use, this seaside sanctuary is perfect for families or friends seeking a base from which to explore the many attractions of the Isle of Arran. Spend your days on the beach wandering along the golden sand and exploring the rock pools, walk the coastal path to discover the legendary King’s Cave or jump in the saddle for a pony trek through the rugged Arran landscape.

Within walking distance of the amenities of Blackwaterfoot village, this whitewashed cottage offers cosy interiors with wood-panelled bedrooms on the first floor and a choice of lounges to relax in after a busy day. Dine alfresco on the elevated terrace watching the ever-changing colours of the sea below.

Enter through the front door into the spacious entrance hall where elegant stairs lead up to the first floor and the living rooms lead from the long hallway. Prepare your meals in the bright and airy kitchen/diner full of natural light from the glazed door leading to the garden. Share leisurely meals at the dining table as you plan the next day’s activities. After supper, choose from two small lounges to unwind in, one of which has sensational sea views from the bay window. On this floor is the first of the bedrooms, a cosy twin, and the family bathroom.

Take the stairs to the first-floor wood-panelled landing where you will find two further bedrooms, both inviting spaces and beautifully wood-lined. There is a generous double bedroom and a second twin bedroom. Only two of the three bedrooms are available for use; guests are welcome to choose which two of the three bedrooms they would prefer.

Outside, the tiered garden boasts uninterrupted views across the bay to the Kintyre Coast. Share an al fresco meal on the picnic bench - due to the steep garden and steps, please supervise small children at all times.


Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 twin and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom - bath, shower cubicle and WC
  • Fridge with freezer compartment, electric oven, microwave, washing machine
  • TV with DVD player
  • Wi-fi included
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Private garden with outdoor furniture. There is a steep back garden with steps - small children must be supervised
  • Beach less than 200 metres, village with shop and pub 500 metres
  • Please note that linen and towels are not included – bed linen can be supplied by arrangement with the owner for an additional charge of £10 per bed
  • Regret no pets

Blackwaterfoot is a picturesque village on the west coast of the Isle of Arran, where you will find a village shop, butcher and grocer. Stroll along the coastal path from the village to King's Cave, where legend has it Robert the Bruce had his famed encounter with the spider and explore the Iron Age hill fort at Drumdoon Point. Don't miss out on a round at Shiskine Golf Club, one of only two 12-hole golf courses in Europe, where you can also practise your backhand on one of the all-weather tennis courts. A stunning nine-hole course is located at nearby Machrie (4 miles) is perfect for players of all abilities.

Lace up your walking boots for a hike across the prehistoric landscape of Machrie Moor (4.5 miles), where you will find stone circles, hut circles and standing stones dating back to the Neolithic age. Climb up Goatfell (15 miles), the highest point on the Isle of Arran and be rewarded with panoramic vistas or spend your days completing the Arran Coastal Way, a 65-mile circular route around the island taking in the spectacular scenery.

Sample some of the locally produced products on a tour of the Isle of Arran Distillery (8.5 miles). Savour a dram of their traditionally made whisky as you find out about the methods and heritage of the island's only distillery. If whisky is not to your taste, then visit the Arran Brewery (11 miles) where the island microbrewery produces craft beers using local ingredients and water from the island. Visit Taste of Arran (11.5 miles) to select some of the island's produce to pair with your whisky or beer, including artisan cheeses, oatcakes and ice cream.


Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


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Reviewed by Jane 5th October 2019

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This is a lovely cottage, and this was our second stay. The place is ideally sited for the beach (which is literally only minutes away), and very pleasant. From one of the two lounges one can sit and watch the sea - which can only ever be a plus! - and everything is very clean and nicely appointed. Blackwaterfoot also boasts an hotel with pool. I hRead moreaven't tried the pool so I can't give an opinion, but in the right season, there's the sea! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Capp June 2019

We had a great week in this lovely cottage. We enjoyed walking along the coast, spotting seals and red deer, plus climbing Goat Fell. Arran is such a beautiful island and Clifton Cottage at Blackwaterfoot is an ideal spot. The Kinloch Hotel, which is within 5 mins walk provide good value meals ..

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