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Craigbank

Lamlash, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A modern home that has all you might need for a relaxing stay
  • Witness wildlife from your own back garden
  • Lovely seating area outside to appreciate the views
  • Relax at home to the sound of trickling water from the river
  • Brodick Castle just 6 miles away
  • Hiking opportunities at the Isle of Arran's highest point: Goat Fell
Property code: CA080

This charming little cottage situated near the village of Lamlash has plenty of charm and great access to a wide range of activities across the Isle of Arran.

Kids will love splashing about in the shallow burn that runs along the bottom of this cute country cottage, and with both beach and amenities in the village within easy reach, it makes for an ideal family getaway.

The house has a modern finish, with a great master bedroom in the eaves and some lovely little touches like teddies in the children’s bedroom.

The well-equipped kitchen has everything you’ll need to feed your hungry holiday-makers, with an electric oven and hob, plus a fridge/freezer and a microwave for those quick dinner fixes. The washing machine is useful on wet days – and with a river in the garden, there may well be many of those, while the table on the patio outside the kitchen door is perfect for alfresco meals on summer evenings when nobody is quite ready to retire inside. The table in the living/dining room folds up, so on colder nights put it away after meals and there’s more space for everyone to relax with a film or a board game. The second bedroom has a bunk with a double on the bottom and single on top, which will cover a wide range of family set-ups, and the downstairs bathroom has a bath with shower over, so rinsing the days adventures away should be relatively painless.

Upstairs, the king-size bedroom is a real sanctuary, with dual-aspect windows, comfortable chair and sofa, plus a TV/DVD player. The only downside we can see is that you may find it hard to leave in the morning.

The garden is a dream for older kids and supervised youngsters with a stream begging to be paddled in and a visiting friendly heron to feed, and parking is no issue with plenty of space to the front and back of the house.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size bedroom, 1 bedroom with bunk beds (lower bunk is a double bed and upper bunk is a single bed)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Flat screen TV with Satellite, TV/DVD, Video
  • Wi-Fi
  • Enclosed garden, garden furniture
  • Pubs and hotels within 500m
  • Off road parking at the front and back of house

Just 5 miles from the ferry port at Brodick, the house is in great location for exploring the island. It's 500 metres to the shores of Lamlash Bay with views across to Holy Isle, and around half a mile to the shops and cafes in the village. The children will love the cute ferry ride across to Holy Isle, and there are wild ponies to spot on the many pretty trails before you make your return trip. Have a go at crabbing from Lamlash pier while you're there, and don't miss popping by the very popular Old Pier Tearoom for some home-made goodies before wandering home. Those looking for a longer walk will enjoy the coastal and forest boardwalk stroll from Lamlash to Whiting Bay, which is around 6 miles with many points of interest along the way, including a variety of wildlife, the Viking Grave and an Iron Age Fort. Check the tide times before setting off though as the route is cut off for around an hour at high tide. Another great walk from Lamlash for older families is to Glenashdale Falls and on to the Giants Graves before finishing again in Whiting Bay, which is also around 6 miles long and boasts some spectacular views over the island and the bay.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Miss Duncanson June 2019

Lovely peaceful setting, friendly locals.

Reviewed by Mr Easen September 2018

Craigbank was very nice but a bit fussy' too many teddies and ornaments dotted about the cottage, there seemed to be something on every surface and no space on the worktops in the kitchen. The garden was a delight with a lovely sun trap patio. The heating took a bit of working out and the oven was a nightmare, the dials just couldn't be read so we Read morehad no idea what temperature we were using. There was a washing machine but nothing to wash with (tablets/liquid) there was plenty of other cleaning materials, but hey ho we were on holiday! The cottage is in a very good position and we enjoyed the visits from the red squirrel in the mornings. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Johnston August 2018

Nice little house, close to all amenities. Owners obviously take great pride in showing it off, but it's so full of all sorts of ornamental things like artificial flowers, teddy bears and pots of pot pourri that it is hard to find space to put your own things down on any surfaces. Some more practical touches such as somewhere to hang clothes in theRead more bathroom or adding the much requested bedroom blind would be more beneficial to guests. Some homely touches are very welcome but sometimes less is more, as it would allow the house to breathe and make it seem more spacious. This is more of a suggestion than a criticism as I would recommend the house to others as somewhere comfortable to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Thorne August 2018

Lovely stay at this cottage, owners met us there and explained what we needed to know, only two downsides which I've noticed on previous feedback has been mentioned numerous times. The skylight in the top bedroom needs a blind or something, daylight at 5am when you're on holiday is not welcome. The dining table, what a palaver getting it out if youRead more need to use it when you can't sit in the garden because it's raining, you literally have to move furniture around to get near it, if some of the furniture was removed permanently from the living room the table could stay out, I'm sure people staying at the property would not miss sideboards and nests of tables etc and would prefer to be able to sit at a table with no hassle. Beds really comfy, shower spot on, plenty of utensils in kitchen, all in all a great stay! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Moyes July 2018

Craigbank was very comfortable and clean with everything guests would require for a stay. The outdoor space is great with lots of seating which was useful when we had other family members visiting. The master bedroom is a great space and one could sit there to read in comfort. Lamlash is a great place for a holiday, especially for children. We spenRead moret a lot of time crab fishing from the pier. Cordon beach which is very nearby gets the evening sun and is a lovely place for a stroll. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Angus May 2018

Lovely property in Lamlash with everything you need to get away from day to day life. Very comfortable and deceptively spacious. Walkable to local shops, pubs, restaurants and sea front. Tucked away in a small cul-de-sac with friendly locals. Ideal garden for kids (that are safe near running stream and small drop) to explore nature on the doorstep,Read more and a peaceful place to relax after a hard day in the hills. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Greenhorn May 2018

Lovely cottage with everything we required included. Great base for exploring Arran. Lovely riverside setting and a visit from red squirrel and Henry the Heron every day was a joy. Good meals at PHT and Bay Hotel. Also enjoyed an Indian takeaway from next to Police station. Bakery products from Wooleys next door hard to resist.Bus services meant weRead more could walk to Brodick or Whiting Bay and get the bus back. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Reker April 2018

We liked Craigbank very much. Nice house, lovely master bedroom and a nice garden. It took a little while before we understood how to cook. The house is nicely decorated and there are a lot of things in the house that make you feel at home and that help you around on Arran. Lamlash is a nice village, supermarket is near (10 min walk). And Arran is Read morebeautiful. We had a lovely week. Thanks Carol and thanks Arran! Hide

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