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Pladda

Kildonan, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Fabulous little house with sea views
  • Great base for exploring the Isle of Arran
  • Very close to the beach
  • Outstanding walking trails in the local hills
  • Access to a large shared garden as well as a private outdoor space
  • Ideal for small families and couples
Property code: CA267

A lovely, cosy little house on the Isle of Arran that makes a great base for seaside holidays.

Set on the beautiful Isle of Arran, this single storey two-bedroom house is an ideal retreat for couples or small families, situated perfectly for stunning sea views on your doorstep. Backing onto Auchenhew which is also available for booking, you are surrounded by expansive lawns overlooking rolling hills and the calming waves surrounding Kildonan. Under 1 mile away are the Kildonan hotel and a sandy beach to enjoy.

The attractive white painted holiday home is spacious inside and out, with bright open-plan interiors. Characterful wooden flooring and fixtures add to the warm country feel of the property. Outside of every window you are treated to uninterrupted far-reaching views of the coastline and country from almost every angle.

Enter the door to the spacious, bright and airy kitchen/lounge/diner, where you will have plenty of space to enjoy your relaxing break. Settle into the comfy deep sofas where you can snuggle up by the electric fire on a rainy evening, getting lost in a favourite film. The country-style kitchen with homely wood features is well equipped for cooking a slap-up meal, and the stylish dining space for four is a great way to spend time together planning the day’s activities. Retire to one of two cosy rooms for the night, choosing from a double and a twin, served by a modern family bathroom with shower over bath.

Outside, enjoy plenty of seating on the patio where you can sit out, imbibing the crisp sea air. Why not enjoy a spot of al fresco dining on the tabled seating, or relax watching the sun set over the sea with a wee dram of whisky.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven, micorwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD player
  • 2 dogs welcome

The property is set at a vantage point for uninterrupted views for miles, with sweeping fields nestling the property in picture-perfect surroundings, providing excellent wildlife-spotting opportunities. The rear aspect of the house treats holiday seekers to stunning private views of the waters below.

A sandy beach (1 mile) at Kildonan is the perfect spot for walks along the Ayrshire coast, catching a few rays of sun, or traversing its array of inlets and rockpools. From here you may find yourself gazing over at Ailsa Craig, an island now uninhabited and formed from the plug of an extinct volcano.

Why not try your hand at capturing the stunning Arran landscape, with the Arran In Focus photography workshop under 5 miles away. Tours allow you to explore many breathtaking local scene spots and wildlife, while taking a tailored course suited to all skill levels.

For a memorable day out, you could catch the ferry from Brodick (12 miles) to Ardrossan, where the castle ruins which belonged to William Wallace's uncle lie, and where you might catch the Castle Carnival. A 30-mile drive to Glasgow is within easy reach from here, for a vast range of restaurants, speciality museums, and nightlife to name but a few.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Derricutt June 2018

WE STAYED IN THE COTTAGE FOR A WEEK AND HAD A GREAT HOLIDAY THE COTTAGE IS LOVELY AND IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING THE DOGS HAD A GREAT TIME RUNNING ON THE LOCAL BEACHES

Location

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