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Machrie Farm Cottage

Machrie, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Located on the beautiful Isle of Arran, which is known as Scotland in miniature with its varied landscapes
  • Occupies a tranquil spot next to woodland with views across ancient farmland over the moors
  • Less than a mile to Machrie Bay which overlooks Kilbrannan Sound and the hills of Mull of Kintyre
  • Contemporary décor and furnishings create a welcoming home
  • Plenty of space for everyone to relax
  • Easily accessible single-storey accommodation, designed to impress
Property code: CA428

This traditional, Scottish crofter’s cottage has been beautifully refurbished for friends/families looking for a rural retreat where they can appreciate and explore the stunning scenery that Arran has to offer.

This lovely cottage is situated in a peaceful and tranquil location on the edge of woodland, on the magical Isle of Arran. It is a perfect holiday spot for those wanting to get away from it all for a while and relax in the beautiful Scottish countryside. With room for five guests as well as two four-pawed pals, this is the ultimate cosy cottage for getting out and exploring nature with the endless array of wildlife and birds nearby. The cottage is also just half a mile from Machrie Bay with its 9-hole golf course.

The property itself is across a single floor with a traditional and charming interior. Decorated in a neutral colour palette, splashes of coasting colours remind you of your island location.

The living room is a welcoming space and tastefully decorated in neutral tones. There is ample seating for guests and the room also has a dining table for six at the far end, making this a great location to spend cosy evenings eating and relaxing in front of the television. There is also an open fire for chillier seasons which you can gather around, perhaps with a dram of local whisky. The modern kitchen also has everything you will need to create meals – why not experiment with some of the produce found locally on Arran? Also on this level, guests can choose from a charming king-size room, a cosy twin (which can be made into a super-king) or a single bedroom. All rooms are fresh and stylish and promise a restful night’s sleep.

A door from the kitchen leads to the garden which comes complete with garden furniture. There is also private parking available. To the front of the property, there is a picnic bench where you can sit and enjoy an afternoon tea or morning coffee in this beautiful setting.

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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 zip-and-link super-king/twin and 1 single
  • 1 shower room with step-in shower and WC
  • Dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Open fire – starter pack of logs provided
  • Oil central heating
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden furniture
  • Private parking
  • 2 dogs welcome (please keep your pet on a lead at all times due to the property’s location on a working farm)
  • Golf club and tearoom – 1 mile.
  • General store – 5.5 miles
  • Situated on the same estate as 3 other properties

Arran is a real haven for walkers and this property places you in a prime position to discover all there is on offer from this great island. Enjoy beautiful scenery wherever you go as you venture along quiet roads either by foot or on two wheels (or four paws!) Keen wildlife and landscape photographers will be in their element here as there is a stunning vista at every turn as well as an abundance of wildlife. If you need a bit more expert tuition in this department, you can take a day or a half-day course at Arran in Focus, which is based in Lamlash, around 12 miles away.

Otherwise you can explore sandy beaches and enjoy feeling the wind and spray in your hair, take to horseback, trek forest trails or head to Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (10 miles) which has a wealth of things to do and see including gardens, waterfalls and the castle itself, as well as the Isle Be Wild adventure play area where younger ones can burn off some steam. You can also take part in a 36-mile treasure hunt on the island – a perfect way to spend a few hours and see some great sights along the way; complete it in the car, or if you’re feeling fit you could cycle the route.

If a round of golf is more your thing, the charming Machrie Bay Golf Course is located just one mile away where you can enjoy a round of 9 holes beside the sea.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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