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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
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Ideal for couples, friends or small families looking to explore the Isle of Arran
  • Walking, cycling, hiking, fishing all there to be enjoyed
  • Visit Brodick and Lochranza Castles, Kings Caves and Goat Fell

 

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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • No gate across driveway
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jenny 18th June 2022

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The accommodation is superb, and the location beautiful.

Reviewed by Brian 21st May 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Lesley Ann 30th April 2022

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The cottage was ideal for our break and our dog Molly loved it as well, especially the garden. The kitchen was very well equipped, there was plenty of crockery and glasses, the bed very comfortable and the views from the lounge were terrific - across to the Holy Isle and Whiting Bay beach. The beach is great for a walk with the dog and we even spotRead moreted an otter one morning. The porch was great for leaving wet coats, boots and dog towels. Also, the bottle of wine was most welcome and appreciated. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 16th April 2022

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We absolutely loved this cottage and would recommend it wholeheartedly as a perfect place to stay on the beautiful island of Arran.Clean, comfy, homely, spacious, nice garden, pet friendly and well located. Reasonably priced and professionally managed. It was a pleasure to come back to in the evening and felt like a home from home. If you want to eRead morescape from the fast paced modern world then this island and this cottage will be just what the doctor ordered. Our German shepherd also loved it! Hide

Reviewed by David 9th April 2022

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The house is ideal for an island break although a little tired externally. Inside, the kitchen could do with an upgrade. The access hill from the village is very steep and elderly/infirm people would find it difficult to walk up. Car pretty essential. That said none of these comments would stop us returning as we had a very pleasant break in a tranRead morequil setting. Hide

Reviewed by John 19th March 2022

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Lovely comfortable cottage with fantastic views of the sea end beach.. The garden was great for humans and dogs..Heating was very goon and the kitchen well equipped..

Reviewed by Roslyn 29th December 2021

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lovely cottage well kept, great view from the window, lots of good walking and places to visit.

Reviewed by Laura 1st November 2021

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Great base for a family of 4 including baby. We have been holidaying in Arran for many years and first time at Dunollie. Some modernising of the property would see us return however we spent most of our days out exploring and it was great having a comfortable base to return to. Driveway takes a bit of getting used to in a long estate car but we manRead moreaged. Glad we met the resident red squirrel that other guests commented on! Hide

Reviewed by Venkojee 24th October 2021

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Dunollie is a great house which is ideally located to bus stop and all main attractions. We felt very comfortable as a family of 4 and enjoyed the house and location so much, the birds visiting the gardens like grey tits, chaffinch, black bird, Robin and red wing and of course the red squirrel. There were board games when you feel a zest to play wiRead moreth the family. Overall its been fantastic. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 16th October 2021

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Second time here- It has everthing you need however it really needs updating and more attention to changeovers. It really is dog friendly allowing them to enjoy their holiday too. The garden is fantastic for the dog though not secure as is mentioned in the description- the views- wow!!!! It can get cold (lounge heater often doesn't work) but the toRead morewel heater and convector in lounge are VERY useful. Super WiFi. We will always love Arran, but will look for a different cottage next time. Hide

Reviewed by June 10th October 2021

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Reviewed by Ian 2nd October 2021

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Lovely cottage as a base to explore the beautiful island. Clean,comfortable and all stuff you need including excellent WiFi. Be sure to give the red squirrel garden visitor a few of the bird nuts.

Reviewed by Alexander Gerard 11th September 2021

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Reviewed by Sheila 4th September 2021

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Reviewed by Joanne 28th August 2021

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Very well appointed and location was fine.

Reviewed by Heather 21st August 2021

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Well equipped cottage in a lovely location. Kitchen very well equipped for self catering. Comfortable lounge plus space to sit outside for an evening glass of wine. The red squirrel that visited the garden was a lovely surprise. Good value and would go again.

Reviewed by Jenny 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by Brian 15th May 2021

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Superb location and everything and more that you need

Reviewed by Ruth 31st October 2020

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Definitely recommend this cottage superb views. Very clean and comfortable.

Reviewed by Ruth 24th October 2020

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Fantastic location with stunning views. A delightful cottage with all home comforts. A superb garden. Lots of brilliant walks locally and further afield. Excellent WiFi!

Reviewed by Neil 21st October 2020

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Reviewed by Laura 10th October 2020

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We had a very relaxing stay at Dunollie. Gorgeous garden and setting. Fantastic sea views. Well equipped and clean property. Decor is cosy but very much in need of freshening/updating. Walking from village to house is via a very steep hill and driveway needs careful navigating.

Reviewed by David 12th September 2020

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Spacious cottage with large garden in an excellent location. Around 200m to the beach. Steep hill to walk back up however. Extremely dog friendly - don't mind them on the furniture for instance, which is unusual but very realistic IMHO. Garden is large though not dog secure so you have to go out with them.

Reviewed by Jennifer 5th September 2020

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Perfect location for walks "from the house" to Kildonan, Lamlash and Brodick. Despite the typical Arran weather managed to walk 80 miles over the course of the week.

Reviewed by Elaine 31st August 2020

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Reviewed by D 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Sophie 25th July 2020

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This cottage is at a lovely raised position giving you views out to sea from the living room and master bedroom. A little dated on decor but a well equipped cottage within the heart of Whiting bay which is one of the prettiest towns on Arran. A step back in time gives you the opportunity of an old fashioned holiday, with crabbing and walks.

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