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House Of Machrie

Machrie, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Get competitive with a family tournament in the games room
  • Enjoy al fresco drinks in the delightful garden
  • Practise your swing on the nine-hole Machrie Bay links golf course
Property code: CA178

The principal farmhouse on the Isle of Arran, this fabulous seven-bedroom property is perfect for families and groups of friends seeking a holiday exploring the natural beauty and outdoor adventures of this magical Isle.

Set on a large working farm on the magical Island of Arran, known as ‘Scotland in miniature’, for its diverse landscape. This magnificent holiday home offers a rare opportunity to enjoy this exceptional location in great comfort with stunning sea views across the Kilbrannan Sound to the Mull of Kintyre. Sleeping up to 14 guests, the spacious farmhouse is ideal for families or friends who want to celebrate special occasions in idyllic surroundings.

Cook up a feast in the smart kitchen which has everything needed to create inventive dishes, plus the convenience of three fridge/freezers and two dishwashers. Enjoy suppers in the dining room and settle into the elegant drawing room for relaxed evenings, perhaps with a singsong or wee dram by the cosy open fire. Head into the second living room for games, books or TV and films. Sip morning coffee in the bright conservatory, offering a glorious countryside view towards the sea - bound to put a spring in your step for the day. By evening, relax and marvel at the changing light and colours as the sun sets over the island horizon. As night falls, you’ll find seven stylish and cosy bedrooms (five en-suite) with deep mattresses, stylish bathrooms and underfloor heating, made for blissful slumber.

Step into the porch and pop coats in the handy cloakroom. Relax by the open fire in the living room, and cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen to serve in the dining room. Enjoy special gatherings in the drawing room which also has an open fire and enjoy quiet moments in the sunlit conservatory with spectacular sea views. You’ll find a handy king-size bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, and two zip-and-link king/twin bedrooms, both with en-suites.

Upstairs, you’ll find two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (one with a bath, separate shower, and WC; the other with a shower over the bath and WC), plus two zip-and-link king/twin bedrooms. There’s also a family bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC on this floor.

There’s a separate pantry, store, utility and laundry room outside plus a heated boot room leading out to a large yard. Discover the barn games room with table tennis, table football and billiards - sure to bring out a competitive spirit. For a more relaxed pace, wander to the front of the property where you can enjoy the tranquillity of the enclosed garden with a seated BBQ area for al fresco dining. Four-legged friends can lounge in the boot room and conservatory or join you on long country walks.


  • 7 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 4 zip and link king-size, 2 doubles
  • 6 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 2 en-suite with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with separate shower and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC, 1 cloakroom with WC.
  • Two electric ovens, electric hob, three fridge/freezers, two dishwashers, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Oil central heating with partial underfloor heating in some rooms
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 open fires - all logs provided
  • TV
  • 2 dogs welcome but they must be kept on a lead at all times due to the property’s location on a working farm
  • Dogs are restricted to boot room, kitchen & conservatory
  • Enclosed front garden
  • 2 cots and 2 highchairs available
  • Garden furniture and BBQ
  • Private parking
  • Nearest supermarket, shops and restaurants  - 8 miles
  • Private water supply – UV tested and filtered
  • Mobile signal is limited on certain networks
  • Additional housekeeping is available by separate arrangement with the estate
  • Golf passes for Machrie golf course and seasonal country sports (red deer stalking, shooting, fishing and lobster potting) may be available by separate arrangement with the estate
  • Reduced rates may be available for smaller parties of up to 8 guests at off-peak times or at the last minute
  • 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
  • Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

This is a perfect holiday destination for walkers and mountaineers alike or for those who just want to relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings. Request golf passes for use at the local Machrie golf course and tea room (1 mile) while seasonal country sports, from shooting and stalking to lobster potting, may also be available by arrangement with the estate. Enjoy wonderful walks right from your doorstep with your faithful hounds by your side, and marvel at the dramatic history of these scenic shores which offer visitors a wonderful variety of activities and days out. Don't miss King's Cave in Machrie Bay (1.5 miles), reputedly the sea cave refuge of Robert the Bruce. Machrie is also popular for its Neolithic Standing Stones and Stone Circle on the Machrie Moors (3.5 miles), great for photography and mystical moments. If dreich days should descend from the skies, venture towards the hotel swimming pool in Blackwaterfoot (6 miles), which sits by a pretty harbour and an inviting sandy beach where you can unwind. It's also perfect pottering territory for foodies, with a bakery and butchers where you can source fresh ingredients for dinner or special treats for fellow guests to enjoy. A slightly longer drive (11 miles) takes you to Brodick where you'll find supermarkets, pubs and eateries.


Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Sharman 24th April 2022

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House of Machrie was perfect for our family gathering - plenty of room for everyone to be together to eat/play games/cook and just chat, but also quiet, comfy corners for reading and solitude (and so many interesting books!). The views and rural location are special with sunsets across the Kilbrannen Sound and the joy of watching/hearing the exuberRead moreant lambs from every room. The decor, soft furnishings, bedrooms and bathrooms are exceptional and the whole property is very well appointed. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 4th July 2021

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A truly beautiful property. Tasteful interior design. Lots of space for a large party and the arrangement of bedrooms and bathrooms allows for privacy. Everywhere on Arran is easily accessible. Our granddaughter loved the beach. We walked our dog along the Blackwaterfoot beach each evening. Hares cavorted on the fields in front of the property eachRead more morning - it was quite charming and highly recommended. Hide

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