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Poppies

Pirnmill, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Character cottage with original beams and cosy details
  • Set on the shoreline of the beautiful Kilbranon Sound
  • Sleeps 2+2 with the addition of a handy sofa bed
  • Romantic location famous for dramatic sunsets
  • Abundance of walks on your doorstep with stunning views
Property code: CA272

Escape to the beautiful Isle of Arran for stunning seascapes and spectacular sunsets, based in this charming traditional stone cottage.

This traditional and delightful little cottage makes the perfect romantic retreat in an idyllic setting on the Isle of Arran. Within a stone’s throw from the beach this charming, this unassuming property offers spectacular uninterrupted views towards the Kintyre Peninsula across the clear cool waters of the Kilbrannan Sound. This is the ideal getaway for couples who enjoy peace and tranquillity, of which the shores of Arran have an abundance.

Poppies lies at the North end of a small village and is an ideal base for those wishing to explore the island by foot or by bike: alternatively, simply sit in the garden with a glass of wine and watch one of the stunning sunset displays on this coast of the island. Ideally suited to a couple plus dog, Poppies is secluded and tucked away on the shoreline of the Sound; you are not isolated as there are a couple of neighbouring villages nearby for necessary supplies or indeed a Distillery visit. Made from traditional stone, the accommodation is arranged over two floors and retains cottage-style features such as exposed beams, wooden doors and flooring throughout.

Complimented by neutral and light soft furnishings, it displays a lovely bright and open atmosphere inviting you to relax after a day exploring on the island. The main lounge/dining area has patio doors offering beautiful views of the Sound and leading onto the unenclosed private garden, overlooking the Sound with far reaching views towards Kintyre. The bedroom with skylight utilises the whole of the first floor and is spacious with a crisp feel to it. Many a relaxing evening can be spent here soaking up island life, that you may never want to leave

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.

  • Sleeps 2+2
  • 1 double bedroom plus additional sofa bed in the lounge
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private garden
  • Off-road parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Stairgate available upon request
  • Shop and restaurant within 1 mile

The island of Arran is only 20 miles in length and 10 miles wide, so being positioned here on the north-west coast of the island means you will be perfectly based to visit some of the best it has to offer. The north displays picturesque villages, deep valleys and forests full of thriving wildlife along with spectacular views of rugged, craggy mountains such as Goatfell. The south of the island has a more gentle landscape with softer rolling valleys, floral meadows and remains of prehistoric ruins.

The village of Lochranza (6.5 miles) is framed by its dramatic mountain backdrop and is classed as one of the most beautiful settings on the island. It is also the home of highly acclaimed and respected Arran's whisky Distillery. Here you can tour the distillery and sample a selection of its finest malts and whisky based liquers. Lochranza is also where you can catch the ferry to explore the other islands and waters around Arran.

Claonaig on the Kintyre Peninsula is a popular island hop for visitors and is a beautiful and scenic ferry ride across the Kilbrannan Sound. It's a small hamlet on the east coast of the Kintyre Peninsula and offers some lovely walking and views of the glorious Arran coastline.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Cloke August 2019

Our week in Poppies more than met our expectations, with great space indoors and out, extremely quiet, a step away from the beach and with super views over to the Kintyre Peninsula. Rain or shine we were warm and comfortable. A perfect cottage to come home to after a day walking or exploring. A huge plus is the local village shop which extended a wRead morearm welcome and is so well stocked with lots of extras you might not expect; also the Lighthouse Restaurant next door to the shop, which serves food all day. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Storey August 2019

Cottage was clean and comfortable,had everything we needed. the garden full of wildlife was a joy .quiet part of island with beach and walks on doorstep . Found the island easy to get around ,there was plenty to keep us busy . Enjoyed our holiday very much .

Reviewed by Miss King July 2019

Lovely location for cottage if you like wildlife a red squirrel daily in garden along the coast seals also a daily occurrence seen from the road. Cottage was cosy with quiet location, nice restaurant just up the road but didn't allow dogs unfortunately. Will definitely be back to Arran lots of good walks of all abilities. Really enjoyed our week onRead more the island. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Quinn July 2019

Second visit to Poppies. We love it here. So quiet. Great base, and great birdwatching ... not to mention 2 or 3 red squirrels every day.

Reviewed by Mr Thompson June 2019

Ideal cottage for a week's relaxation on Arran with amazing views over to Kintyre and sunsets (weather permitting). The cottage has everything you need and lots of wildlife including the resident pheasant and red squirrel. Local shop is handy with Lighthouse restaurant and the Byre cafe and shop close by. We had a great holiday. Thank you!

Reviewed by Mr Handley May 2019

Poppies is a fabulous base for exploring. Everything you need, very comfortable with fantastic views

Reviewed by Mr Connor April 2019

Very comfortable little cottage in wonderful location beside the beach. Visited regularly by squirrels and pheasants. The Lighthouse Restaurant in Pirnmill was excellent and the local store quite well stocked. Staff in both were very friendly and welcoming. We did report that the left-hand side of the patio doors would not lock on the Tuesday but tRead morehis had not been fixed by the time we left. Hide

Reviewed by Miss Ramacher-schmitz March 2019

Die Unterkunft entsprach den Bildern, was nicht immer so ist. Ich habe mich sehr, sehr wohl gefhlt. Es war blitzsauber, warm, der Vermieter sehr freundlich (eine Flasche Wein zur Begrung und ein Blumenstrau zwischendurch, DANKE!!), das Duschen eine Freude und das Bett war sehr bequem. Echtholzfuboden, der reinste Luxus in einem Ferienhaus. Zu hren Read morewaren nur die Vgel und das Meer, ansonsten wunderbare Stille. Die Ausstattung war gut. Da ich whrend meines Aufenthaltes am PC arbeiten musste, habe ich einen Stuhl vermisst. Auerdem gibt es keinen Schrank, nur eine Kommode in der oberen Etage. Ein eigener Parkplatz direkt vor dem Haus. Mit mehreren Personen stelle ich mir den Aufenthalt beengt vor. Als Alleinreisende wrde ich Poppies wieder buchen. Der Pub "The Crofters" in Brodick hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Die Bedienung war sehr nett und die Musik super! Translation : The accommodation corresponded to the pictures, which is not always the case. I felt very, very well. It was spotless, warm, the landlord very friendly (a welcome bottle of wine and a bunch of flowers inbetween, THANKS !!), the shower was a pleasure and the bed was very comfortable. Real wood floor, the purest luxury in a holiday home. You could hear only the birds and the sea, otherwise wonderful silence. The equipment was good. Since I had to work on my PC during my stay, I missed a chair. There is also no closet, only a dresser on the upper floor. A private parking lot in front of the house. With several people I imagine the stay cramped. As a solo traveler I would book poppies again. I loved the pub "The Crofters" in Brodick. The service was very nice and the music was great! Hide

Reviewed by Mr And Mrs Costella December 2018

We really enjoyed our recent stay at Poppies. A really great get away from it all location. Poppies is a very well equipped cottage,with everything you would need to make your stay enjoyable. The dog loved the early morning beach walks right outside the door. The views and of sound of the nearby sea is also quite special and very relaxing. Nothing Read moreis too far away by car if you are looking for some adventures. There is a shop within walking distance. The local restaurant was closed when we visited as it was Christmas. The only negative for me was, I didn't find the chairs or sofa very comfortable to sit on, that might just have been personal to me though. Overall a perfect spot. Much enjoyed chill out space. Thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Gray September 2018

We found a gem in finding Poppies. We loved staying there and hope to return next year. The cottage is in the most beautiful setting, just steps from the water, and takes advantage of stunning sunsets. Poppies was spotlessly clean and well equipped, having just about everything we needed for our week's stay; kitchen with oven, microwave & fridge-frRead moreeezer, plenty of pots, dishes & utensils, a shower room, living room with sofa-bed and bedroom upstairs. My only suggestion would be to have a dressing table style area with a lit large mirror where ladies can do their hair and make-up. The cottage is in a quiet village, in the north west of Arran, which has a lovely community spirit. The local shop has a good selection, including some fresh, local produce. We found the property information folder very helpful and there was lots of info on everything Arran has to offer. Perhaps the best thing about Poppies was the visiting wildlife, including red squirrels, pheasants and robins. I could have sat and watched them playing all day and I'm sure they'd have cone into the cottage if I'd opened the French doors! We also saw Gannets diving for fish and, a little further along the coast, we saw seals, birds of prey and other seabirds. Apples and wildflowers from the garden were a lovely, welcoming touch. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Mowat September 2018

We have just returned from Poppies, on this occasion staying a week. The cottage is warm and comfortable, well equipted and has everything that you need, from dishes, crockery, pot and pans, bags, kitchen roll, to books, boards games, CD's/DVD's and countless reading material on where to go and what to do. The garden birds are always visiting the fRead moreeeders (bring your own seed/nuts) along with the cheeky red squirrel and pheasant. We were lucky enough to to see a group of Porpoise, swimming up and down The Kilbrannon Sound, looking over to The Mull of Kintyre, from the cottage. Being September the weather was mixed but still good, which led to some beautiful sunsets. There are many nice places to eat, some that we have eaten in and would recommend are, the Stag Restaurant in Lochranza (you have to book), The Lighthouse in Pirnmill, Cafe Thyme between Pirnmill and Machrie. As we have relatives in Pirnmill this cottage is an ideal base for us and I am sure we will be returning next year. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Mathew July 2018

Have just stayed at Poppies for 3 weeks. A perfect accommodation for the two of us with everything we needed in terms of comfort and practicality. Everything spotlessly clean and fresh on arrival and cottage has an great collection of books to while away the sometimes rainy hours! Great large drencher shower in the bathroom and kitchen has everythiRead moreng we needed for cooking as well as we do at home. Views to the sea are incredible and when the sun floods into the cottage, the light and brightness inside and the colours of the garden are quite spectacular. Pirnmill itself is quiet and tranquil and very well provisioned with post office, shop, cash point (in post office) and restaurant. It's also close to Lochranza for easy access to the Kintyre ferry for day trips and stops at the Sandwich Station for bacon rolls! Plenty of space for the two of us (can accommodate 4), and windows in upstairs bedroom area are great for additional views, especially of the stag which seemed to like to take a trot along the road of an evening! Hope to be back sometime soon as feel completely refreshed! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Sims June 2018

A very comfortable, well designed and kitted out, cottage. Stunning views over to Kintyre. Abundant wildlife including red squirrel, red deer, otter and a vast population of birds. A beach just 50 yards away, a restaurant a mile away, and very good other

Reviewed by Mr Salter June 2018

Our third time on Arran, but first time in the Poppies, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The cottage is well appointed, cosy, and with a super location. We have used the Lighthouse Restaurant on all previous occasions, which we strongly recommend, super food, and its an approx 10 min walk from the Poppies. We intend, and hope, to book the Poppies againRead more next year. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Glover June 2018

Poppies is a lovely place to stay. Views are superb looking out over Kilbranon Sound to the Mull of Kintyre. Internally there is a little maintenance that needs doing. Only one of the Patio Doors locks and it would therefore be simple to break in. The Gas Hob electronic ignition doesn't work (and didn't work when we stayed there a year ago). We werRead moree supplied with nothing but very short Matches to light it and this proved difficult to do without getting burnt. Would it really be that expensive to replace the Hob? The television screen is also damaged and affects the picture (looks like someone has pressed their fingers very hard into it and left permanent marks). the Cottage was overall very clean but internally the windows and Patio Doors were filthy. Looks like the previous occupants had a dog or small children as there were nose / hand prints all over the glass. I personally cleaned the inside of the Patio Doors as it was affecting the view of the garden. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Carman April 2018

Very comfortable cottage for 2 mobile people in a beautiful setting. The sunsets over Kintyre are spectacular. Lots of wildlife on land and sea and a visit by a submarine too.

Reviewed by Mr Huitson April 2018

Lovely cottage lovely location garden could be fenced for the dog's light house restaurant is a must very friendly food lovely and the little shop is well equipped would come back again

Reviewed by Mrs Curtis March 2018

We have had another lovely week at Poppies. Its so quiet and relaxing though we couldn't make much use of the garden as it was pretty cold - but in a long hard winter the weather wasn't too bad. The cottage is so comfortable with everything you might need to keep comfortable and entertained. The location is fabulous with a beach right outside, sunsRead moreets, birds and deer coming down to the shore at night. We don't take a car and use the bus for getting around. It took some planning as there are not that many buses but we were in no hurry. The drivers are all friendly and helpful and we had some great - if bumpy - rides! It's fairly remote at Pirnmill and we went before Easter when places open up more - but the shop in Pirnmill is great and had everything we needed and a post office. This time we took the boat over to Clonaig and the views back to Arran are stunning. The Sandwich Shack by the ferry serves fabulous sandwiches. We will be back to Poppies soon. :) Hide

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