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Davaar Barn

Corriecravie, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Contemporary converted barn with stylish open-plan living
  • 4 miles to local harbour spot Blackwaterfoot
  • Tennis, golf, horse riding and cycling available locally
  • Stunning landscape views from first-floor lounge
  • Explore Isle of Arran attractions including Machrie Moor Standing Stones and Giants' Graves
  • Comfortable bedrooms with storage space for clothes
Property code: CA099

Bright and modern barn conversion on the Isle of Arran, just along the coast from the bustling harbourside village of Blackwaterfoot.

Converted from the original byre in 2015, this stylish and welcoming home is in the perfect location for a peaceful family break. Found in the sleepy hamlet of Corriecravie, you can step out of the front door and explore with plenty of walks, hikes, attractions and pristine beaches close by. Despite its secluded setting, you can find groceries, restaurants and a pub in nearby Blackwaterfoot (4 miles), providing everything you could need for a comfortable and enjoyable escape.

Reverse-level living allows this two-storey home to make the most of its incredible location, with breathtaking views across the Firth of Clyde towards the Kintyre Peninsula. With soft muted tones and a minimalist style, the property has a homely and welcoming aesthetic that exudes light and space.

Enter through the porch and find yourself in an airy hallway, with a staircase inviting you to the focal point of the home. But first head up the three steps into the simple and modern master bedroom, off which you will find an en-suite shower room. Two further comfortable bedrooms can be found on the ground floor - one double and one twin - as well as a bathroom with shower over the bath.

But it’s the open-plan kitchen/diner/lounge that is the focal point of this property, providing a wonderfully social space in which to relax and enjoy each other’s company. The room stretches the width of the house, with large windows letting the light flood in and providing those enviable views from almost every angle. Curl up in front of the TV after an exhausting day exploring, cook up a feast in the fully-equipped kitchen, and dine at the table as you savour the view.

Step outside and take a seat at the patio table, breathing in the fresh island air. It’s a great spot for an al fresco dinner or for enjoying your breakfast as you plan the day’s adventures. Parking is available at the property.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 family bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite with shower and WC
  • Fridge, freezer, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Heating and electric included
  • Off-road parking available
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops and pub 4 miles at Blackwaterfoot

With forest trails, towering hills and an abundance of wildlife, fans of the great outdoors will be in their element on the Isle of Arran. Explore the historic castles at Brodick (14.5 miles) and Lochranza (22 miles) and visit the ancient Machrie Moor Standing Stones (8.5 miles) which date back to 3,500 BC.

Climb Goat Fell (17.5 miles), the highest point on the isle and a dominant part of its skyline. It's the perfect spot for keen walkers, who are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views from the top. The superb King's Cave coastal walk (7.5 miles) is a must-do too, where you will visit a series of caves studded in the sandstone cliffs surrounding Blackwaterfoot.

For even more outdoor adventure, head to Arran Outdoor Centre in Lamlash (12.5 miles) for sailing, abseiling, gorge walking, and more.

Get closer to wildlife with all of Scotland's Big Five found on the island; golden eagle, red deer, red squirrel, otter and harbour seal. Join one of the islands many safaris and see how many you can spot.

Of course, no visit to Scotland is complete without heading to the local distilleries and breweries; visit the Isle of Arran Distillery in Lochranza (22.5 miles) and the Isle of Arran Brewery in Brodick (12.5 miles).

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Nay August 2019

We love this spot in Arran, it's in a lonely part of the island with great views of the sea, but close to Blackwaterfoot with its shops and only half an hour from Brodick - indeed Arran is a really easy island to get around. Great place for families that don't want 30 degrees, enjoy walking, crabbing, swimming in the sea, watching for wildlife, greRead moreat Brodick Castle etc. The house has a lovely downstairs with well-done out bedrooms and bathrooms. The upstairs felt a bit tired since our last stay and we feel that at bit more effort could be made by the hosts to be welcoming (no welcome flowers/wine/message as is so common in self-catering these days) and the information about the house could do with a bit of updating. Only 1 tea-towel for the whole week (!) and the fridge and dishwasher / facilities could do with a bit of attention. No info about bins etc. We love this part of Arran but we hope that the hosts/owners would pay just a little bit more attention to the property and welcome as we'd love to return. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Owen August 2019

We have had an excellent week in the very comfortable Davaar Barn. The accommodation was of a high standard with views across the sea & Ailsa Craig. The kitchen was well equipped with all appliances in good working order. Good WiFi & tv reception, excellent water pressure & showers. It was extremely comfortable & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. TheRead more Barn is in a v quiet & rural location but Blackwaterfoot has an excellent artisan baker, shop,butcher, post office & hotel. We had good walks & good weather, superb scenery & plenty to see - seals, curlews, whimbrels, to name a few but sadly we didn't see a red squirrel or any eagles. Binoculars are essential! We loved Arran & feel a yearning to return. Plenty to explore, the varied walks in particular were outstanding. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Pink October 2018

Fabulous views across the sea to Ailsa Craig and the Kintyre peninsula. Very comfortable, clean and fresh cottage with good facilities. A short drive to Blackwater foot which has shops, swimming pool, hotel and bar. A great base from which to explore Arran.

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