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The Farmhouse Bothy

Kilmory, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A romantic hideaway farm cottage on the edge of the peaceful hamlet of Lagg
  • Pathway to the beach
  • An ideal base for exploring the island
  • Walking, cycling, climbing, fishing.
  • Visit Arran distillery, Island Cheese Company and Brodick Castle and Country Park
Property code: CA344

This hideaway for two offers an unrivalled connection to the countryside of the Isle of Arran. The perfect beachside spot for a romantic retreat.

This sweet bothy on the mythical Isle of Arran makes the ideal romantic hideaway. Explore the surrounding farmland, venture over hill and glen, stroll down to the beach, and at the end of each full day, retire to your cosy cottage retreat for a restful night's sleep.

The property itself has everything you need to create a magical time away with someone special. Inside, the rooms are decked out with snug furnishings and natural colours, with traditional country features and large windows letting in the light and stunning views from the island.

Step in to find the heart of the home, the living space, which combines a delightful country kitchen and a cosy sitting area. On one wall is a feature fireplace with stone chimney breast, home to a wood burner with plenty of logs so that you can snuggle up beside the TV on cooler evenings. The kitchen is perfect for rustling up tasty meals to take through to the dining space. The bedroom with en-suite wet room is on the ground level, too, so getting up and out in the morning is a breeze. A comfortable romantic room with pretty details, it also has a great view out to the farm and beyond.

Outside the cottage, a lovely garden area with outside furniture and BBQ are yours to enjoy. Take dinner alfresco or just enjoy the night air by the Firth before sinking into bed. The sights and sounds of this working farm will be your only companion as you drift off into a seamless sleep.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 en-suite - wet room style with WC
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge with ice box, microwave, washing machine
  • TV, DVD player, CD player
  • Multi-fuel stove - logs included, coal available to purchase
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private parking beside farmyard
  • Garden with patio furniture and BBQ
  • Creamery shop - 0.5 miles away in Lagg

The bothy is located on a working farm, so there's plenty to explore even without leaving the grounds of the property. Meet the working collies, the local wildlife, or sample the home grown produce, fresh from the earth. When you're ready to stretch your legs, you can take a stroll along the paths and trails that set off along the coast, do a spot of fishing, take a cycle ride, or venture down to the edge of the Firth of Clyde, where you'll find a beach, rock pools and mysterious coves, perfect for beginning your island adventure.

Your nearest community is in Lagg, a little hamlet where you can dine out at the local hotel or find fresh produce at the creamery. Or you could venture inland - a 16-mile drive across the island will bring you to Brodick Castle, a gorgeous 19th-century structure whose plot boasts a fascinating history that dates back to the 15th century. It also has elegant gardens set in acres of country parkland if you fancy a walk. Or, for the more adventurous among you, journey 19 miles to the foothills of Goat Fell, the Isle of Arran's highest peak, where you will find the best views of the area.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Douglas 28th December 2019

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The cottage was warm, cosy, very well equipped and in a most beautiful location. Situated in a working farm, the hosts were super welcoming and friendly, and keen to make sure we had everything we needed. We loved it!

Reviewed by Jan 14th October 2019

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Spectacular location with personal guides for route to the beach ( at least 2 collies) from the bothy on a working farm.

Reviewed by Mr Milligan May 2019

Very nice cottage. Everything you need amenity wise inside. It's attached to the main farmhouse on a working farm with a pack of sheep dogs in the courtyard who are very friendly but do like attention so not for anyone scared of dogs. There's also an opportunity to take them a walk past the cows,sheep and pigs if you are interested. The hosts Pete Read moreand Nikki are very friendly. There is a wonderful restaurant within walking distance (lagg hotel - booking required). The islands main amenities however are not and a car is required as the nearest shop is over 10miles away. Arran itself is a wonderful place to visit with something for everyone - scenic walks, golf,shopping, fishing, good restaurants Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Kitchin April 2019

The cottage was easy to find and equipped as per description. The owners couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. The whole island is a wonderful place to enjoy a really peaceful, relaxing holiday. But . . . The bothy is becoming rather 'tired' and is in need of a thoroughly cleaning. Though on first view everything seems okay, that was not the reRead moreality - every surface wiped over left my anti-bac wipes black. The wet room has no equipment to clean up after showering (tiling, sink pedestal and toilet base needed cleaning - I don't mind cleaning up my own 'mess' but refuse to do others) the vacuum was unusable due to dust bag being completely full (no replacement found). I am aware that the owners are extremely busy farming but that should not preclude cleaning between each letting. The bed was the only really clean and comfortable place. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Soanes October 2018

We loved everything about the Bothy but particularly the wood/coal burner and the friendliness/ help from the owners, Pete and Nicky. The dogs were definitely very welcome too. The bothy itself was very comfortable and well equipped. Extremely comfortable bed. Love to go back again.

Reviewed by Mrs Goodwin September 2018

I booked this bothy for my husband and I for his birthday and we absolutely loved it. The owners were very kind and generous, stocked our fireplace before we arrived and ensured we felt comfortable. We loved spending time with their dogs, who were all very friendly. Be prepared though that there are a number of dogs on this property, four normally Read morebut they were also babysitting two for his son, all collies. We were surprised by how many were there but got comfortable with them very quickly. The house itself was lovely, there is a well stocked kitchen, comfortable love seat, TV, comfortable bed and a fantastic view of the coast. We used this location as a home base as we travelled around the island for three days sightseeing. While it is on the opposite side to the ferry, it only took approximately 40 min to get to it and anywhere else we wished to see. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Rigby September 2018

The bothy is nicely furnished with all that one could wish of a perfect base to explore the wonderful island of Arran. This was our first visit to Arran, and it will certainly not be our last. The Bothy environment is a friendly working farm with the most sociable collection of Border Collie dogs with whom to share your experience. Just make sure tRead moreo bring some wellingtons! (We overlooked this, remember farms and wellingtons go together like Morecombe and Wise!) From the Bothy you can choose to travel either clockwise or anti-clockwise around the island, or as we did, both! Either way is equally delightful. There is a new distillery being build land adjacent to the farm, so I expect this will have an impact on the environment, probably bringing more visitors to the quieter southern end of Arran. The local hostelry (Lagg Hotel, and the attached Velo Cafe) are both first class and you will get a friendly welcome in either or both. Hide

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