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Torrlinn Beach House

Kilmory, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully renovated Isle of Arran farmhouse
  • Perfect place for quiet contemplation
  • Panoramic sea views
  • A few steps from a magnificent sandy beach
  • Island walks, cycling, golfing and sailing
  • Look out for birds, otters and seals
Property code: CA391

This tranquil former farmhouse on the Isle of Arran is an idyllic, beachside retreat, with fabulous views and opportunities for walking, cycling and wildlife watching.

Enjoy stunning coastal views from this charming Isle of Arran home, the ideal location for a truly tranquil break. Enjoy a get-together with friends or family and prepare to explore this Scottish isle far and wide, taking in the stunning landscapes and spotting exciting wildlife along your way. Located in a picturesque hamlet to the south of the island, the home is ideally suited to host up to eight guests.

The decor of the home is primarily neutral, with fresh whites and pale blues contributing to the overall coastal feel of the home. The property offers a delicate balance between countryside traditionalism and more contemporary interiors, utilising antique furniture in the bedrooms and lounge yet boasting quality modern bathrooms and kitchen. The ‘upside-down’ style of home puts the living area on the first floor which ensures you can enjoy far-reaching sea views from the comfortable lounge.

Enter this unique property and find the open-plan kitchen and dining room downstairs on the ground floor. Maintaining a strong farmhouse aesthetic, the kitchen boasts pretty wooden cabinets and an antique-style wooden dining table. The chef of the house will jump at the chance to prepare meals in this well-equipped kitchen, perhaps even bringing some local produce home to cook dinner for everyone. This charming room has been stylishly decorated with flagged stone flooring, yet an eco-heat exchanger aids under-floor heating in creating a cosy place to relax. Find one super king-size and one twin bedroom here on this floor, both warm spaces to retire at the end of a long day.

Unwind on an evening in the spacious lounge area, found upstairs on the first floor. Plenty of comfy sofas and armchairs provide space to curl up with a good book, put on a family favourite film or even just enjoy stunning views out to sea. A gas feature fireplace creates a cosy space to enjoy a glass of Scotch or a warming hot chocolate late into the night. Two final bedrooms are versatile spaces to sleep, including a zip-and-link bedroom that can be made up as twin or king-size. You’ll find one final twin bedroom and the optional extra of roll-out bed, perfect for a child.

Once you see the 360-degree views that surround the home, you’ll most definitely want to spend plenty of time outdoors. To the front of the property is a charming outdoor space set to both patio and lawn. Settle into the outdoor dining table or perhaps a sun lounger to enjoy the fresh Scottish summertime and enjoy the wonderful waterside views on offer.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 super king-size (1 can be configured as twin beds) and 2 twin rooms
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with WC , 1 bathroom with shower and WC, 1 bathroom with bath and WC
  • Electric double oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer
  • Cot, highchair and roll-away bed (on request)
  • TV/ DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private garden with patio, garden furniture and small lawn area
  • Parking available
  • Regret no dogs

The secluded nature of the home is perfect for a spot of privacy but be sure to stock up on food and drinks beforehand! Your go-to Isle of Arran base will be the popular local village of Blackwaterfoot, found 8 miles from home. Here you'll find a well-stocked local butcher and an authentic bakery for fresh baked goods. The village also boasts a hotel with swimming pool that's open to the public and a well-regarded restaurant.

This village is also the place to be for those looking to play golf, as you'll find an extremely popular golf and tennis centre 8.5 miles away. There's also an alternative golf course towards Whiting Bay, just 9 miles away.

The Isle of Arran offers plenty of stunning walking routes and exciting historic spots, such as the Machrie Moor Standing Stones (12 miles), Giant's Graves (8 miles) and the waterfront King's Caves (11 miles). Hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy a trip up the island's famous peak of Goatfell (21 miles), but those who'd prefer to explore on horseback can head to the stables in local Blackwaterfoot.

No trip to Scotland is complete without a few glasses of Scotch, and the Isle of Arran offers one quality whisky distillery for tours and tastings, at the north of the island, 26 miles away. Find another enjoyable day out at the 19th-century Brodick Castle (18 miles), where you can tour the house and beautiful gardens.

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Jean-philippe 7th February 2020

We had a very good time in Torrlinn Beach House even if the weather was terrible because it is a comfortable cottage in amazing location. The lodge is very well equipped. However, the lack of heating has made our stay much less nice than expected. Also it was impossible to take more than 3 showers in a raw which is a bit short for a 8 sleeps house.Read more Finally, when it was rainy and windy water was entering through the closed windows. We were expecting a bit better for the price we paid. Hide

Reviewed by Silvana 12th October 2019

The property had everything that is needed for maximum number of people. Its clean and warm. Situated right near beach providing lovely fresh air. We read a previous review, which indicated that it is necessary to have sufficient provisions as nearest food shops are over 20 minutes away. We were prepared and had enough food/drink for our whole weekRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Confue June 2019

Situated down a track, this lovely spacious, beach house sits isolated with beautiful views of Ailsa Craig. The house was warm and well equipped and had everything we needed although spare bin bags would be handy as you don't know bin sizes beforehand.There was plenty of hot water which had been a problem in our previous 2011 visit. We had a lovelyRead more meal at the Lagg hotel, which can be easily accessed along a track at the front of the house. Two of our party enjoyed coffee and cake at the Velo cafe next door to the Lagg. Plenty of walks are within close distance -we did the Kings Caves, Machrie standing stones and walked to the Kildonan hotel along the shore which was a bit hairy at one point (check tide times) but we were rewarded by seeing seals and had refreshments in the refurbished bar, catching the bus back. Also walked to the new Lagg distillery-an impressive building and enjoyed the sampling. Due to the situation of the house and Kilmory, be sure to take enough food and supplies, as the nearest small shop and butchers is at Blackwaterfoot a 16-20 min drive. As said previously, we visited in 2011 and there are some wear and tear issues-some damp around windows and two rings on the hob didn't work but for us this wasn't an issue. Although the comprehensive, suggested cleaning jobs for a 10am departure was excessive? We did strip beds, vacuum, leave kitchen tidy, empty bins and wipe over the bathrooms but mopping? Hide

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