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Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Enjoy uninterrupted sea views from the master suite's balcony
  • Breathtaking panoramic views from the spacious conservatory
  • Cosy up in front of the wood burner on chillier evenings
  • Stroll down to the beach for a paddle in the sea
  • Practise your swing at Whiting Bay Golf Course
  • Discover the spectacular double cascade of Glenashdale Falls
Property code: CA156

A majestically positioned house, perfect for couples or friends, with panoramic views towards Holy Isle and ideally positioned to explore the picturesque Isle of Arran.

This cottage is a majestically positioned on the hill of Whiting Bay with commanding panoramic views across the sea towards Holy Isle. It's a beautifully finished home that serves as luxury accommodation for four people. You'll feel instantly welcome and in awe of its sheer space and attention to detail. Guests will be spoilt for choice on where to get the best vantage point of the uninterrupted views.

Look forward to the prospect of relaxing evenings in front of the fire, as well as some spectacular sunrises to stir the soul over Holy Isle. When you arrive at the house at the top of the steep driveway, you'll want to stop to take in the incredible sea views.

When you walk in, take a seat in one of the living room's leather sofas and you will be able to appreciate the floor-to-ceiling or use the spotting scope to watch the boats and wildlife out at sea. The kitchen is well-equipped, with a handy island for preparing meals and the dining area makes the most of the views out to sea. The conservatory is a heavenly spot complete with telescope for stargazing, looking out over the sea, birds and boats.

Both bedrooms can be found upstairs, and both have stylish en-suites. Wake up in the four-poster bed of the master bedroom to sea views through windows that make up an entire wall and flood the room with light. There is a small balcony you can step out onto to get a morning hit of fresh sea air too. The second bedroom is clean and contemporary with an inviting king size bed.

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - both king-size
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 seperate WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Oil central heating and electric included
  • Woodburner - starter pack of fuel provided
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Please note this property is semi-detached and has a shared driveway
  • Maximum occupancy is 4 people including infants
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Short walk to village stores

Although just a few minutes from the beach and close to local cafes and a village delicatessen, guests to this home will appreciate the tranquillity of its location, making it a very relaxing place to unwind. For those who like to dine out, there are several places in Whiting Bay where you can eat or get caffeine fix.

There are also some cosy bars and restaurant in Lamlash and Brodick. Those looking for a challenging and scenic walk should visit Glenashdale Falls and Giants Graves just a mile away from the property. The steep climb to the falls is extremely rewarding, with an impressive view of the cascading water feature at the top. The route then continues to the Giant's Graves - two chambered cairns - with a fantastic view over Whiting Bay and Holy Island.

For adventure on the water, companies such as Otter's Tail based locally provide sea kayaking, gorge and hillwalking experiences on and around the beautiful Isle of Arran, where you'll have the opportunity to spot seals, otters, dolphins and porpoise.

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Cate 26th September 2020

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Reviewed by Sarah 12th September 2020

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A stunning home from home with spectacular views of Holy Isle and across the Firth of Clyde. Incredibly clean and well stocked with kitchen utensils. Master bedroom was amazing and a joy to watch the sun rise with a cuppa in bed. Plenty of space throughout and a variety of seating. It is up a rough track on a steep hill, but we knew this beforehandRead more and wasn't a problem for us. Loved our week's stay and can't wait to return. Thankyou Karen & Rob. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 22nd August 2020

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Absolutely perfect holiday home. Amazing views, spacious, spotlessly clean and fantastic hosts who made us feel welcome. Thanks!

Reviewed by Kate 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Kathryn 18th July 2020

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Beautiful house in a beautiful position, and very dog friendly

Reviewed by Kate 11th July 2020

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We loved this amazing cottage, it was stylish, spotlessly clean, comfotable and homely. With great attention to detail the owners have thought of everything to make your stay just perfect. There are lots of considerate and thoughtful little extras too. The views over the bay and beyond are wonderful (as is watching the wildlife) and can be enjoyed Read morefrom the living room, bedroom, conservatory or deck. We had a peaceful and relaxing holiday and despite going on a few tough walks feel well rested Hide

Reviewed by Fraser 28th September 2019

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The house was great for a holiday with a young family. Loads of space inside for the kids to play if the weather was poor and loads of space in the garden away from any traffic or noise. The kitchen is really well equipped! Amazing Views, especially from the master bedroom! The location is great for exploring the island. Whiting Bay has some great Read morecafes and the bay stores is a great wee shop with fresh bread and croissants! Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Margaret September 2019

Beautiful well equipped house, stunning views whatever the weather. Managed to get round the whole island and saw some amazing wildlife. Little Rock caf in Brodick excellent for breakfast. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Katherine August 2019

We have much enjoyed this amazing house and had a wonderful week on Arran with our children. Thank you for the friendly welcome and for making us feel at home! We will be back home soon but we will miss this place and we look forward to coming back.

Reviewed by Ian August 2019

Were leaving here with lots of lovely memories made. It is our first time on Arran and we definitely agree it is a truly beautiful island. Weve spent time in Brodick, which has everything we were looking for, and weve also driven all the way round the island and enjoyed seeing all the small villages, each one prettier than the one before. As far aRead mores the accommodation is concerned Glenburn definitely deserves a 10/10 rating. The view from the bedroom window is wonderful to wake up to each morning, even when the weather is not 10/10. Thank you for a great family holiday - well see you again sometime. Hide

Reviewed by Neil July 2019

Glenburn has been a perfect base for our weeks holiday. We have found everything that we need in the house. Lots of little extras which have been much appreciated. Meals around the dining table with the excellent views have been very enjoyable.

Reviewed by Fiona July 2019

We had an amazing week in this amazing house. Lucky with the weather and never got tired of the beautiful view. We have been coming to Arran for years but this is by far the best house we have stayed in. We will be back.

Reviewed by Mrs Fitzpatrick July 2019

We had an amazing stay at Glenburn. The views from every room are spectacular and the house is beautifully decorated and well equipped. Our boys loved the badminton net in the garden too. The owner is lovely. Very welcoming and left us a bottle of wine and homemade biscuits which was a lovely touch We will definitely be back

Reviewed by Mrs Mayor June 2019

Beautifully appointed, spacious and immaculately clean house. Two minor downsides were: the track to the house - rutted, holes and loose stones for a 100 yards., and the master bedroom: facing east having no window blinds or curtains at the floor to ceiling window made it very light early in the morning. Whiting Bay is a joy with beach, park, shop,Read more cafes and restaurants. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Maclaren March 2019

My wife and I stayed at Glenburn first week in April, spending much of our time walking and cycling around the island. It was a sheer delight to be able to come home to Glenburn each day, as it is a well equipped house with everything you need for a very comfortable stay. The weather was changeable but the property consistently brought a smile to oRead moreur faces when we were in the lounge looking out the wall to ceiling windows or using the telescope to checkout the vessels out at sea. It was also great to wake up each morning in the master bedroom and just lie there looking out at the views, always brought a smile to our faces each day, regardless whether cloudy or sunny outside. We found the kitchen well equipped with a range cooker and oven which made it easy to prepare our own meals on the nights we didn't eat out. On the nights we ate out, we had a 10-15 minute walk along the pavement further into Whiting Bay and had good food at Felicity's and Coast. We also loved the large conservatory at the side of the house which was immaculate and had underfloor heating, so although it was early April, we were very comfortable when sitting or eating in there. Karen and Rob were great hosts, they left us very much to ourselves and made every effort to make us feel as though Glenburn was our own, rather than their holiday home, which we really appreciated. They were also very happy to answer any questions we did have during our stay. We will be recommending Glenburn to any of our friends who are going to Arran. Hide

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