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Point House Cottage

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

  • Set on 7 acres of private lawn and woodlands with a 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
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
  • Up to 4 dogs welcome - garden not enclosed
  • Shops and pub 2 miles
  • Point House Cottage is adjacent to Point House and Summer Cottage

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.

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Marilyn 31st October 2020

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Fully recommend, the place is PERFECT in every way, amazing for dogs too.

Reviewed by Graham 10th October 2020

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Lovely cosy, comfortable and spotlessly clean cottage, in an absolutely stunning and idyllic location! One of the most scenic spots on Arran!

Reviewed by Steven 3rd October 2020

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We had a great time at this property. Bob is really friendly and very knowledgable about the isle. The cottage was perfect for us and our Labrador . Great location with access to beach with sunning views

Reviewed by Michael 25th July 2020

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The cottage is in a superb location with views over to Holy Island from the garden. It's a short walk down to the beach, from where a lovely section of wild coast leads round to Whiting Bay, about 1/2 hour walk. All very dog friendly. The cottage itself has everything you need (and now has wi-fi), the owner lives nearby and is very helpful. Arran iRead moretself was great and its mountains rate with the best in the UK. Hide

Reviewed by Alex 27th October 2019

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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

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