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Dunollie

Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 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

  • Pretty whitewashed cottage in an elevated position
  • Waterside location with sea views over Whiting Bay
  • Large grassy garden
  • Thoughtfully decorated with comfortable furnishings
  • Perfect for couples, friends or small families looking to explore the Isle of Arran
  • Less than 0.5 miles from amenities in the village centre, including a golf club and beach
Property code: CA117

Enjoy glorious views over Whiting Bay to the Holy Isle from the patio of this pretty cottage on the eastern edge of the Isle of Arran.

Perched on its own little hillock, this cosy cottage is perfect for small families, with a large grassy garden edged by a burn and superb panoramic sea views.

The house is arranged on one level, with rooms leading off a central hallway where there’s plenty of space to hang coats and leave bags. On wet days or after a good day exploring, bring the gang in through the useful porch and leave sandy outdoor gear there, or get it straight in the washing machine in the utility room.

The living room is especially welcoming, with a dual aspect boasting beautiful sea views – sit back in the little bay window and use the binoculars to watch wildlife or spot boats in the bay, or on colder evenings, turn on the electric fire and cosy up in front of the TV. The compact kitchen includes everything you’ll need to keep the family fed, and even has a dishwasher to make clearing up a breeze; with a separate dining room with seats for six, dinner can be a part of your precious family time. With two comfortable bedrooms, one double and one twin, plus a bathroom with a shower and a bath, you’ll settle right into this lovely home.

Outside, older kids will love exploring the wraparound garden edged by a burn and livestock fencing, and there’s room enough for a game of cricket or football too. Younger kids will need to be supervised, but will love a spot of hill-rolling down the many grassy slopes or a game of hide and seek.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player, video player, music system
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private garden with garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Please note that the garden is bounded by a small burn and livestock fencing but is not fully enclosed – therefore small children and dogs must be supervised.

It's just 300 metres down the hill to the shores of Whiting Bay and the village, which has a nice art gallery to browse on rainy days, and a few eateries dotted along the coast road offering some tasty homemade goodies, and nice views over the bay. The sand and pebble beach stretches for a mile at low tide and its shallow waters are perfect for younger children to paddle and beachcomb safely. Whiting Bay Golf Club is 150 metres along the road from the house for any keen golfers, and there's a clubhouse on-site with a snack menu too for those who prefer to spectate.

There are plenty of walks in the local area, from strolls along the coast – it's about 2 miles to Kingcross Point for a fantastic view across to Holy Island – to forest hikes like the 3-mile circular walk up to Glenashdale Falls and the Giant's Graves. For older families, there is a whole range of more challenging trails locally, including the King's Cave circuit near Blackwaterfoot, a 3-mile walk from the hills down to the craggy shoreline, and a steep climb up to the top of Holy Island with a pleasant shoreline return, totalling around 4 miles.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
3
Overall comfort
3
Overall location
3

Reviewed by Catherine 5th October 2019

Very steep road to property, but easy to get to the golf club. Somewhat old fashioned, but that adds to the charm. Well equipped and excellent WiFi.

Reviewed by Dr Hogg June 2019

Cottage is in centre of Whiting Bay, a short but steep walk from pubs. We stayed for two weeks for our son's wedding and we particularly appreciated having space and sufficient crockeryand cutlery to have 7 people for dinner and 9 for drinks. It is very comfortable and has great sea view. Kitchen is small and a bit dated but very well equipped for Read morecooking. We recommend Felicity's for dinner. Arran offers a great variety of walking and golfing, including several 9 hole courses. Trip to Holy Isle worth while. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Hay June 2019

On arrival was a bit disappointed with the general tired appearance of the exterior. Setting is ideal for a quiet relaxing break although the access up the hill from Whiting Bay village is steep and tiring when walking. The interior could be made much more appealing and attractive and the pricing is not,in my opinion, reflected in the conditions alRead morethough everything is clean. That said it would not necessarily put us off returning it is only an observation. Hide

Reviewed by Miss Wainwright May 2019

Plenty of space to relax in, although the kitchen is fairly small. However, the kitchen is well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery etc. Good peaceful location with great view. Plenty of cafes, restaurants and takeaways nearby. Easy to access the whole of Arran.

Reviewed by Mrs Chetwynd March 2019

Second stay at Dunollie, this house is so peace full and comfortable with everything you may need. Like home from home. Easy to get to, Well maintained. Another rest full week. Recommend the Heritage Museum at the other side of Brodick. Fantastic little cafe there with lovely home bakes.

Reviewed by Mr Marchal October 2018

This detached property is very private and has a very pleasant garden. The entrance is like an airlock where you can swap muddy boots for slippers or houseshoes. This was particularly useful as we had some bad weather and a dog. The kitchen, bedrooms, dining room and lounge are all well equipped very clean. The house is a little old fashioned in stRead moreyle which is an observation rather than a criticism. The only negative was when we came to take a shower in the evening of our arrival and found there were no towels. Maybe it says there are no towels in the small print somewhere. This is quite unusual and we would have brought them if we had known. Would be happy to stay there again. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Cockett August 2018

The cottage was lovely well equipped fabulous garden and ideal location for exploring and good little restaurants nearby coast especially

Reviewed by Prof Bell June 2018

Although the cottage would benefit from a little updating there was nothing to put me off staying here again. The rooms were all clean,very comfortable and warm. There were lovely views out to sea and it was a joy to sit out in the very large garden after a day exploring the island. Everything needed was provided including chairs for sitting on outRead moreside. The beach is only 100 yards from the cottage and there is a small carpark at the bottom of the hill if you do not fancy walking back up to the cottage after a stroll on the sea front. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Brown May 2018

Spent three lovely weeks at Dunollie. The cottage while being a bit dated was spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable. The garden is massive, lots of room and fantastic views. We thought the garden would be secure for Molly but sadly it lacked a gate although it looked as if there had been one at one time. This didn't stop us enjoying Read morethe facilities and the welcome wine. Housekeeping came in changed linen etc every week and even left a second bottle for our last week! Our only issue was the top of the drive which despite the truly amazing weather remained boggy and potholes full of water making it quite mucky....this is where porch was brilliant! The cleaner got stuck in it and hubby had to help dig her out so maybe filling the holes and some gravel would help! The wildlife was amazing, various birds, squirrels and rabbits were very entertaining especially during beautiful sunsets and sunrises. The hill up to Dunollie is quite steep but the views are worth it. We ate at Felicities a short walk along the road, lovely food and reasonable. We also ate at the Coast, food was ok but choice was limited as several options were off and there aren't too many to begin with. Sadly the Shore closed while we were there, they did nice Cake and coffee and was only place to pick up milk and bread. The Newsagent is so helpful and friendly and sells beautiful icecream. We certainly hope to return, hopefully next year, Molly loved it too and was happy to share garden with wildlife. Such a dog friendly cottage. There are loads of books and board games, thankfully we didn't need them as only couple damp days. Thank you so much for use of your cottage at a reasonable price, we didn't want to go home. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Holland March 2018

Stayed at Dunollie for a week over Easter 2018. Nice spacious cottage with so much potential. Decor and furniture is quite dated. Heat is electric but works well and was appreciated on the cold days. The garden is really spacious but on the one sunny day we had in Arran there weren't enough outdoor seats for four of us. The cottage is located at thRead moree top of a very steep hill, so be prepared to work those calf muscles. Lovely village and the dog loved the beach. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Pappin February 2018

Great dog friendly house - perfect for our first trip to Arran. We enjoyed the views and garden even in the variable weather in February. We enjoyed walks and exploring he island. The house was perfect for our needs and our contact Colin was very helpful. House perfectly clean. One suggestion for winter guests would be for warmer duvets or option oRead moref extra blankets! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Seaton January 2018

Dunollie is a traditional bungalow with fantastic views of Whiting Bay. Owner allowed us to take 2 dogs and house had a fantastic garden for them. The property was clean and contained everything you need. Big regret was only booking 3 nights it was not long enough.

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Location

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