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Smuggler's Den

Corrie, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming ground-floor apartment with stunning uninterrupted sea views
  • South-facing enclosed garden, perfect for canine companions
  • Friendly local wildlife, including otters and seals
  • Wide range of local activities, including walking, mountain biking, horse-riding, kayaking and golfing
  • Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, with bike storage on-site
  • Enviable location 4 miles from Brodick and less than 10 miles from Lochranza
Property code: CA305

Perched just metres from the shore on the glorious Isle of Arran, this whitewashed bolthole surrounded by beautiful scenery offers the perfect base for eight guests with a thirst for adventure.

Visit this contemporary coastal home that’s conveniently set out on one level. Spacious, light filled rooms and stunning sea views make this home a calming place to relax whilst exploring the Isle of Arran. Just a short walk to the bottom of the iconic Goatfell, this home is ideal for those looking to hike or mountain bike. This generous bungalow comfortably sleeps up to eight adults and boasts plenty of outdoor space to store bikes or other outdoor equipment, and two dogs are welcome to join you on this island adventure.

Bright and airy, this property benefits from an abundance of spacious rooms and French doors that let light and air flood the home. The property has been decorated as a home-from-home with charming soft furnishings and comforting decor, yet has been kept as minimalistic as possible, allowing you plenty of space to unpack and make the place your own. The open-plan living space ensures a sociable area to relax for all eight of you, whilst four individual bedrooms allow you privacy throughout your stay.

The heart of the property is the lounge, a large room with two spacious sofas and French doors leading out onto the garden. Sit down as a group and enjoy watching a DVD on the TV or crowd around the coffee table to play a family-friendly board game in the evening. Glass panelled doors lead into an open-plan kitchen and dining room. A spacious dining table sits underneath a large window, providing wonderful views to take in during breakfast or lunch. A well-equipped kitchen makes it incredibly easy to cook for eight during your stay. As the property is all set out on one floor, you’ll find all four bedrooms accessible via a central hallway in the home. The bedrooms are made up of two doubles and two twins, and all of these rooms have been decorated with bright colours to create cheerful spaces to wake up in each morning. Both double bedrooms boast en-suite bathrooms for a spot of privacy, and the two twin rooms benefit from a shared family bathroom.

Via French doors in the lounge, you can head out into the enclosed south-facing garden, perfect for letting young ones or pets stretch their legs whilst you relax in the living room. Enjoy wonderful sea views and fresh, salty air whilst relaxing on the outdoor furniture in the garden. The property also boasts a large shed with space dedicated to storing bikes or outdoor equipment and there’s off-road parking on a shared driveway.

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 2 twins
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room, 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 family bathroom
  • Electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Cot and highchair available
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Hairdryer
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Parking on shared driveway
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Large shed for storage of bikes and outdoor equipment
  • Waterside location
  • Private water supply
  • 5 miles from Brodick for shops, galleries and restaurants

Reach the coast within minutes, as the rocky sea shore is just across the road from your front door. It's the perfect spot to dip your toes in the cold sea water or even brave a swim. Those visiting the Isle of Arran for an outdoors holiday will benefit from the close proximity of the home to the mountain of Goatfell (2 miles). This peak might be just short of a Munro, yet is a challenging and enjoyable hiking or mountain biking day nonetheless. For a wilder adventure, head to the Arran Outdoor Centre (7.5 miles) for archery, gorge walking, Segway tours and much more.

For an enjoyable day out, head 3 miles south to the busy village of Brodick, which makes a short drive or an enjoyable coastal walk. Here you'll find a popular local golf course and a luxury spa retreat (both 3.5 miles). Enjoy a day of your chosen form of relaxation before reconvening at one of the village's fresh seafood restaurants or independent bars.

The property is also ideally located to learn more about Arran's heritage and history. Visit Brodick Castle (2 miles) and tour its grounds and gardens, head to the Arran Heritage Museum in Brodick itself (3 miles) or visit the popular Machrie Moor Standing Stones (13.5 miles) or the stunning King's Caves (13.5 miles) to the other side of the island.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Andrews August 2019

WE had a great stay at Smuggler's Den. The location was perfect for all the activities we wanted to do - cycling, sea kayaking, walking on Goat Fell, snorkelling right outside of the house, general sight seeing. The house was a perfect size for our 2 families, excellent parking facilities, well equipped kitchen (although a few more glasses would haRead moreve been useful), good amount of local information available which we did make use of and excellent natural light coming into the house. We just had 2 concerns. The first was was the dampness in the property which, to be honest, would possibly put us off re-booking. The smell of dampness hits you as soon as you enter the property and got worse in the bedrooms at the south end of the cottage. One of the children in our party has asthma and we were worried that the dampness might affect her. Luckily she was ok but it did raise some concern. Its a real shame because it does spoil what otherwise would have been an absolutely perfect place. The second was the colour of the water. There had been a lot of rain ahead of our stay so I'm not sure if that affects it, but it was quite "distinctive". I know this is just from the peat but it would have been good to have more information about the safety of the water. The house info does say that "the water has been tested by SEPA". It doesn't say if the sample passed the standard and there's no information about any treatment that might be applied. Is there any filtering, UV system in place etc? We took the view to boil water for drinking to be on the safe side. We bought in bottled water for the children. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Jamieson August 2019

The property was big enough for our party of 7, dining table and living area big enough for all. All facilities catered for. Handy for trips to Brodick or Corrie. Comfortable bedrooms and fantastic view across the water.

Reviewed by Mr Ashby July 2019

Lovely location and great property.

Reviewed by Mrs Milne June 2019

We loved our stay at Smugglers Den. It was the perfect location for exploring Arran and we were able to do some otter spotting from the house and rocks across from the house. Perfect enclosed space for the dogs and good selection of games to keep us all amused in the evening. Arran is a beautiful Island. It was the first time there for all seven ofRead more us but we all said we would be back. Loved the beaches, Community of Arran Seabed Trust , crazy golf and the Lighthouse Resturant amongst many other things. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Torrance April 2019

The house is large and comfortable with plenty of space for everyone. The enclosed garden is great for kids. Would book again

Reviewed by Dr Skelhorn September 2018

An amazing location and a really comfortable house, with everything you could need for a perfect holiday on Arran. Wildlife and sightseeing every day and still plenty more that we never got around too, with some great cafes all over the island

Reviewed by Mrs Black August 2018

Fantastic property with room for a large group of people end otter/seal spotting to congregate or enjoy individual space. Views are terrific with hours of fun spent otter/seal spotting.

Reviewed by Mrs Milton July 2018

This is a comfortable, welcoming and thoughtfully equipped place. It is spacious and easy to share, with plenty of room. The views and environment are peaceful, calm and the large kitchen and sitting room are sociable, relaxing areas. An excellent base for exploring by car and bike . An easy drive to Brodick for food and other shopping, Brodick casRead moretle and the brewery, cheese shop and gift and coffee shops in one direction and the beautiful villages of Corrie and Sannox in the other. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Dale July 2018

Very spacious and comfortable accommodation. The only downside was a noisy water pump. Everything else was very well appointed. We watched otters, seals, oyster catchers, curlews from the front of Smugglers Den. Crossing the road to the shore needs a little care as the traffic tends to speed along that stretch of road. We ate at Stags Pavilion in LRead moreochranza and had a superb meal which was very reasonably priced. Also ate at the Corrie hotel and had good well priced food. The sandwich cabin in Lochranza does amazing sandwiches but get there early as the bread can run out! It's a few years since we visited Arran and although there seems to be more traffic and people about, the island hasn't changed. It does the soul good to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the glens and hills in the north and the views from the west coast over Kintyre out to Jura. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Algar July 2018

We were a group of 7 late middle aged! walkers. Everything in the cottage was in good condition (Except shower over the bath). Comfortable beds, large lounge, well appointed kitchen. Excellent location to travel by car and bus. Good views out to sea - we did see wild life but no sea otters. Had a nice meal at the Corrie Hotel on our first night.

Reviewed by Mr Gunning April 2018

The property was in a great location and was very spacious. The house was very warm however the property needs some updating as was very tired!

Reviewed by Mr Powles February 2018

A very enjoyable stay, easy house, lots of great walks and a really lovely island, will be back.

Reviewed by Mrs Urquhart February 2018

Great location , spacious property ideal for family get together. Plenty hot water, well equipped house. My only criticism is that we arrived on a cold evening and there was no heating on so it took the whole evening and night to get the place warm, once it was warm , it was very comfortable.

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