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Point House Cottage

Kingscross, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone cottage perfect for family get-togethers
  • Set on 7 acres of private lawn and woodlands
  • Footpath leading to secluded sandy bay with rock pools
  • 2-mile coastal walk to a country pub
  • Views towards Holy Isle's lighthouse and Goat Fell mountain
  • Local wildlife includes red deer, red squirrels and Scottish otters
Property code: CA270

The original croft dwelling and byre, this stone cottage dates back 200 years, offering a traditional space to enjoy a break on the Isle of Arran. It is just 7 miles to the bustling ferry village of Brodick, and a 2-mile coastal walk to the village of Whiting Bay.

This pretty whitewashed cottage is set in 7 acres of secluded grounds, with lawns and woodlands, right on the Isle of Arran shore. A traditional stone building, it was once a crofter’s house and byre, built around 200 years ago. Sleeping four with the option of an extra bunk room for children, it’s ideal for families both small and large to enjoy seaside holidays and walking trips. While it has plenty of space to relax and enjoy the views and the great outdoors, it’s not isolated. There are pubs and shops 2 miles away at Whiting Bay, and the busy village of Lamlash is just 4 miles away. A footpath leads from the house directly down to the shore, where there are two sheltered bays, ideal for children, one with a shingle beach and one with a shingle and sand beach.

The property is all on one level and has a traditional feel, with beamed ceilings in some of the rooms. There is a living room with sofas, a TV and a wood burner to keep everyone warm on even the chilliest of evenings. Night storage heaters in every room and electric heaters help make sure the rest of the house stays warm too. There is a well-equipped separate kitchen with everything you’ll need for tasty dinners and hearty breakfasts, including a large fridge/freezer and an electric oven and hob. This leads to a small dining room. There is a large master bedroom with a raised beamed ceiling and en-suite shower room, another double bedroom and the children’s bunk room. The family bathroom has a sunken bath.

Outside, there is plenty of space for the kids to play in the large grounds, and garden furniture on the lawn with outstanding sea views.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 small bunk bedroom for children
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room with WC and 1 shared bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Large fridge/freezer, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV
  • Woodburner (first basket of logs included)
  • Heating via night storage heaters and additional electric fires
  • Electric for your stay is charged at an additional cost by meter reading
  • Private garden with seating
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shops and pub 2 miles

This property is in an outstanding location for walkers. The Arran Coastal Way runs around the shoreline of the island and is the perfect way to get to know its beaches, wild cliffs and friendly villages. The mountains offer spectacular and sometimes challenging terrain. Goatfell, the island's highest point, can be seen from the cottage and is 12 miles away. There are several relatively easy routes up to the peak.

At the foot of Goat Fell is Brodick Castle, a National Trust property. This baronial castle is set in large grounds with woodland trails, waterfalls and plenty of wildlife including red squirrels. Brodick village, 7 miles from the property, is a bustling centre for restaurants, pubs and independent shops.

Just 4 miles from the property, the village of Lamlash is a centre for outdoor activities. There, you can arrange sea kayaking and canoeing, and catch a boat trip out along the coast for wildlife spotting. Lamlash also has a good selection of pubs and shops and a sheltered sandy beach that is great for children. It also has its own golf course, with spectacular views.

And 2 miles away, Whiting Bay beach is wonderfully sheltered and sandy, with pubs nearby making it a great spot for an easy day out.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
5
Overall location
5

Reviewed by Alex 27th October 2019

This holiday was exactly what we wanted. The cottage was brilliant value. It was a great size and the location was perfect. The view was stunning. We did lots of walks along the coastal path and used the wood burning stove whenever we got in. Whiting Bay and Lamlash were both really close and the cottage was an excellent base to explore the whole iRead moresland. Bob was a lovely host and helped us out with plenty of logs and hospitality. We will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Hooper July 2019

Cottage was clean and homely, and all we needed. We loved the location, being so close to the coast, and enjoyed swimming, paddling and looking for wildlife on a number of days. Whilst you don't get a view from the cottage, the proximity of the coast made up for this. The owners were friendly and helpful and do a grand job of keeping the surroundinRead moreg land open and accessible to allow the shoreline to be easily accessed, with areas for picnicking, behind. There was a small step at the entrance to a number of the rooms, and i was caught out numerous times, so maybe not ideal for folk not so steady on their feet; otherwise, all was very good. No internet/wifi, and Vodafone mobile reception could only be picked up from the bottom of the garden. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Gilmour June 2019

Point House cottage was lovely. Initially it was a little tricky to find but once there it was well worth it. The view from the garden was stunning with a nice walk down to whiting Bay for the dog right on our doorstep. The cottage itself was more than big enough for the 3 of us with two of the bedrooms not being used. The property was in our opiniRead moreon in need of some general cosmetic tidy up touches but overall we had a lovely time there and would definitely recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Tarbatt October 2018

Where do I start?! As you probably know, Arran is truly one of the most beautiful places on this planet. Whatever you're wanting to do outdoors is there. Be it, waterfalls, beaches, ancient forests, awe inspiring monoliths- all stunning examples. Take it as slow and serene as you'd like. Or for the more adventurous, I'd imagine there's plenty to doRead more! Just not garish amusement arcade's or nightclub's! (Plenty of mainland areas for that, If that's your bag!) We stayed the last week in October, and were lucky enough to get full days of beautiful sun, with crisp autumnal vision. (You literally could see for miles!) Point House Cottage is as stunning as the rest of the Island! It is literally a stone's throw from a beautiful, deserted, rocky beach, with amazing views of Holy Island. Perfectly placed to just leave the car there, and wander up or down the coast, or come inland to the most beautiful of forests and waterfall's. It provides all the home comforts that you need, (including a dishwasher that was a truly welcome treat!) The bed's were comfy, it was squeaky clean and even the telly was bigger than all the places we've stayed! There's games and jigsaws provided, and the dining room gave us ample space to enjoy them together. Now to the owners!- You honestly couldn't find two kinder, more accommodating, friendly people anywhere! We were a bit unlucky that my wife suffered a health issue before our holiday, and needed two oxygen bottles to see her through. I won't bore you with the ins and outs, but ultimately where we had hoped her oxygen provider would be able to deliver some, they couldn't. Which would have put our holiday in jeopardy. If the owners hadn't have been so awesome! We spoke to them the week before we were due, (as you can imagine, they are under no obligation to allow two massive bottles of oxygen into their property) and they couldn't have been more helpful! Honestly, I can't say this loud enough! They were even getting in touch with the local hospital to see if they could provide oxygen if required! A massive gesture, way above and beyond anything that we could have hoped for! What could have been a really difficult holiday was made a truly awesome holiday, in a large part, because of the compassion and understanding of two genuinely lovely people. I can't thank them enough for all that they did for us, and their genuine desire for us to enjoy our time there meant that we did! If you've got this far reading this, I applaud your perseverance! There's many more positive things I could say, but to be honest, I'm tired, and I think my comma's are running out! If you're wondering whether or not to book this cottage, do it! You won't be disappointed! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Felton October 2018

Beautiful surroundings and a short, woodland path down to the beach. Thoughtful, helpful hosts. Cottage and furnishings a bit dated but all functional and practical. We were able to plug in our electric car on the first night but used a different point the second time we tried and unfortunately it tripped a switch.

Reviewed by Miss Young September 2018

Perfect location, a typical cottage which is what we wanted. Clean - exactly as we had hoped. Great for the dog and a lovely beach.

Reviewed by Dr Greenham July 2018

We enjoyed our stay. The cottage was spacious and well equipped. It had everything we needed. Lovely garden. Short walk from the garden down a path to the beach. Lovely walk from the garden to Whiting Bay. We even saw a red squirrel on the driveway. The owner was friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Mrs Axford July 2018

We had a wonderful week at Point Cottage. The cottage was comfortable for the 4 adults and 2 children. The setting is beautiful and peaceful, with views over to Holy Island and the distant sound of the gannets nesting there. We watched their spectacular dives into the sea at the small beach just down from the cottage, where we swam every evening (wRead moreetsuits not required!). We spent 2 days on Kildonan beach, only 20 minutes away, visited the fabulous adventure play area at Brodick Castle, walked to Glenashdale Falls and went horse riding at Blackwaterfoot. We were lucky that the weather was good, so we were able to spend a lot of time outdoors. It might have been a bit cramped for us all and our wet weather gear if it had rained. The only reason for a 4* instead of 5* was the lack of wifi or phone signal. The adults were very happy with this, of course, but it was a challenge for our 12 year old, although she soon found that she could walk a little way up the drive where she found a spot with a signal. The owners, who live next door, were lovely and helpful. There are two other holiday properties on the other two sides of the small courtyard. We enjoyed meeting the other visitors, and the youngest niece was delighted to find some young friends to go play and explore with. We hope to return next year. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Taylor June 2018

We had a fantastic stay at Point House Cottage in June. We were blessed with great weather and were able to make full use of the lovely garden which gets the sun all day and into the evening plus the beach overlooking Holy Isle and incredible sunset views over Goatfell. A campfire whilst watching the sunset from the beach is a must. The cottage is Read morea short drive to Whiting Bay and Lamlash and only 10 minutes or so up to Brodick and very accessible to the west of Arran either by the south main road or the minor, more scenic road by Lamlash. It is possible to walk the Whiting Bay along the coastal path. There is a nice bar in Lamlash for a drink and bite to eat overlooking the bay if you wish to venture out. The cottage itself has a homely feel to it, is very clean with good comfy beds, all the kitchen and catering/washing facilities you would need plus good showers and plenty of hot water. I would return without doubt. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Däbritz February 2018

The Point House Cottages are a great place to spend a weekend or a vacation with your partner or family and to take time off from busy daily routine. The hosts are amazing and supportive in an regard. A wondeful option to get a real Scotland experience.

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Location

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