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Grenrof

Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Convenient bungalow layout with open-plan living/dining room
  • Two good sized bedrooms, both with TVs
  • Sunny conservatory perfect for relaxing coffees
  • Pleasant lawned garden to the front and a patio to the rear
  • Less than 100-metre stroll to the beach
  • Cafes, galleries and a golf course all within half a mile
Property code: CA163

This holiday home is a great little base for couples or small families in a fantastic location just metres from the beach in the centre of popular Whiting Bay.

Just a short walk from the shore, this Arran bungalow is perfectly located for family getaways beside the sea. Set within Whiting Bay, it is ideally placed to enjoy everything this area has to offer, from its rock pools to its sandy beaches, countryside walks, golf course, shops and restaurants. After a busy day spent exploring the island, return to this beautifully presented property for a cosy night in front of the TV or an al fresco meal on the patio.

Inside, this single-storey property is light and airy, decorated in calming neutral tones with coordinating woodwork throughout.

Rustle up delicious family meals in the traditional kitchen, which offers plenty of storage and surface space for making yourselves at home and opens onto the garden. Once prepared, enjoy meals together at the table in the open-plan lounge/diner before firing up the wood burner-effect gas fire and settling in for a cosy night in front of the Freeview TV. In the afternoons, step down through French doors into the sunny conservatory, a delightful space in which to relax with a good book whatever the weather. Rest weary heads in the inviting timber bedrooms, which share a stylish contemporary bathroom.

Step outside from the conservatory to the pleasant front garden, which is furnished with a table and chairs for enjoying a cup of tea or al fresco meal as the sun goes down. To the rear there is an enclosed garden, the perfect place for children and dogs to play safely in the sunshine.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin both with TVs
  • 1 bathroom - corner bath, separate shower and WC
  • Oven, microwave, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • TV/Blu-ray DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Gas fire
  • Garden to front with patio furniture and rear terrace  (please note neither are enclosed)
  • Private parking

Located on Golf Course Road, the property is within easy reach of all of Whiting Bay’s amenities. Home to cafes, a gallery, beachside hotel and restaurant, and village stores, Whiting Bay is a fantastic destination for families. With a beach that runs from Sandbraes to the village at low tide, hours of fun can be spent exploring the rock pools and gentle surf at Whiting Bay. Take a boat trip to Holy Isle from Lamlash (5 miles), set just off Arran’s east coast and home to an ancient spiritual heritage that stretches back to the 6th century. Continue back in time with a trip to Giants’ Graves (0.5 miles), a peaceful site of two historic chambered tombs with the added bonus of panoramic coastal views.

Visit Arran's main village of Brodick (8.5 miles) to browse its shops and eateries and explore its historic castle and beautiful gardens. From here, keen walkers should take on the mighty Goatfell, the highest of Arran's mountains and the culminating point of some dramatic granite ridges. Or, for less strenuous terrain follow the Arran Coastal Way, which runs for 68 miles and promises breathtaking views at every step. For an adrenaline rush, head to Arran Outdoor Centre (6 miles) to try gorge walking, kayaking, sailing, mountain biking and more.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Henry May 2019

Everything about this cottage was very good, the only downside was the unclean oven. I don't really want to clean up after other people on my holiday! The cottage is spacious, the conservatory a great sun trap.

Reviewed by Mr Simpson April 2019

We love Arran and we have stayed at Grenrof on several occasions. On arrival the bungalow was a lot cleaner than last time and the garden looked a lot neater too. kitchen was very well equipped, living room was very cosy and conservatory was lovely to seat in for my morning cup of tea. Beds were comfortable and clean. The only down side was a blockRead moreage in the bathroom that made the water drain very slowly in the sink, bath and the toilet would get blocked. Someone did come out to have a look put couldn't fix the problem and would have to come back, so I'm assuming it was fixed after we left to go home. Having said this I would definitely stay again and it was just one of those things that happen in anyone's home. I would definitely recommend this holiday let to other people as it's a lovely place to have a nice family break and is situated in a lovely location. Hope to be back there soon. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Pollock September 2018

Another great stay in Grenrof with some minor comments.The shower is becoming intermittent (possibly the filter needs cleaning) and perhaps a third toilet roll,although we take extra because of past experience

Reviewed by Mrs White June 2018

Lovely property in a very nice situation close to the sea and exactly what we were looking for. We put up the dog travel bed in the hall and our labradoodle was happy there. The family made good use of the pleasant front gardens. The children's room was large and airy. The rooms had access to TV/WiFi and any problems were dealt with timeously and eRead moreffectively. I would highly recommend to friends and family. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Barker May 2018

The bungalow was extremely comfortable and had everything we needed. Perfect location. Excellent value for money. I cannot fault it in any way.

Reviewed by Mrs Royle March 2018

Our first time at Grenrof and also on Arran. The bungalow was very comfortable and warm. Very close to the tidal beach which the dogs thoroughly enjoyed when the tide was out and although on the south of Arran it was close to Lamlash and Brodick. We enjoyed our visit to Arran Aromatics, Arran Cheese and also the pottery. Sadly Brodick Castle was clRead moreosed for maintenance/renovation during our visit (March) but we were able to walk around the grounds. Lochranza Castle was also closed. The road closure at North Sannox meant we couldn't drive all around the island but this was due for completion after our visit. We enjoyed a very nice meal in the restaurant at the Lamlash hotel and bought a beautiful painting from the art gallery in Whiting Bay which is well worth a visit. Hide

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