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Clifton Cottage
(15 reviews)
From £460 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
1 double, 1 twin

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£575£175
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£565£170
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£485£145
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£485£145
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£460£140
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£460£140
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£575£175
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£575£175
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£460£140
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£460£140
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£485£145
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£485£145
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£565£170
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£565£170
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£575£175
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£565£170
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£485£145
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£485£145
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£460£140
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£460£140
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£575£175
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£575£175


Clifton Cottage is a delightful self catering holiday cottage comfortably situated in Blackwaterfoot, a peaceful picturesque coastal village with a small selection of shops and a post office. Blackwaterfoot beach and the well known Shiskine golf course, the only 12 hole golf course in the world, which has previously been rated in the top hundred courses in Britain are near by, making the area a popular holiday destination.

The holiday cottage can sleep four people and is well furnished offering an abundance of the charm associated with a traditional Arran cottage.  There are three bedrooms, (two of your choice available to use) two of which are beautifully wood lined. There are also two small lounges which provide the perfect space to unwind after a busy day of outdoor pursuits and from the bay window there are stunning, far reaching sea views. The kitchen which is well equipped has a nice dining area. Outside, the tiered garden boasts spectacular panoramic views across Blackwaterfoot Bay to the Kintyre Coast however there is a steep back garden with steps so small children would have to be supervised. Surrounded by some of Scotland’s most attractive scenery with local amenities close by, the area is understandably a popular Scottish escape.



Ground floor:

2 lounges. Kitchen/dining area. 1 Twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, wc and whb

First floor:

1 double bedroom -  OR - 1 twin bedroom.

Please note:

  • Towels not provided
  • Linen can be supplied by arrangement with the owner for an additional charge of £10 per bed
  • Maximum the cottage can sleep comfortably is 4.
  • Please make sure you bring the correct linen for the bedrooms you wish to use e.g. 1 double and 1 twin or you may prefer 2 twins.
  • EPC Rating - G


  • Within walking distance: Hotel/pub, golf course, tennis courts and Kings Caves, family butcher, bakery, swimming pool (in the hotel), main bus routes, horse riding.
  • DVD player
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Linen & Towels are not included, but linen can be provided by arrangement with the owner for an additional charge of £10 per bed
  • Microwave
  • Off-street parking for 2 cars
  • Private Garden
  • TV with Freesat
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi
  • Reviews

    (15 reviews)
    Clifton Cottage reviews
    We had a great week in this lovely cottage. We enjoyed walking along the coast, spotting seals and red deer, plus climbing Goat Fell. Arran is such a beautiful island and Clifton Cottage at Blackwaterfoot is an ideal spot. The Kinloch Hotel, which is within 5 mins walk provide good value meals ..
    Mr Capp - June 2019
    We really enjoyed our stay at Clifton cottage and found it just perfect - the quiet position but just a sort walk to grocer - baker - post office - and the off road parking - we appreciate being just a few yards from the beach - and the cottage very comfortable We appreciated the owners phone calls to see if everything was alright
    Mr Cooper - June 2018
    This cottage is in an amazing setting, right next to the lovely beach. We were very lucky with the weather and so sat out in the garden a lot with a view right down the coast and over to Kintyre. Even if the weather was bad there is a fantastic bay window in the lounge which is ideal for sitting in to watch the huge amount of wildlife there, especially if you have binoculars. Lots of good walking and cycling around and the Doon, Kings Caves and Makrie stones are all well worth a visit.
    Mr Whittington - May 2018
    We spent Christmas week at Clifton Cottage. Our first xmas away from family in 40 odd years. All of the instructions for the booking were clear. Telephone communications from Mrs. Watson, the owner, were very good and timely. The road across the island is quite good. Clifton Cottage is easy to find and very accessible although the car parking space is elevated. Disabled access to the cottage would need to be from the road via the front gate, but then everything needed could be at ground floor level. Disabled access to the garden would be a no-no. Cottage has modern double glazing throughout except some kitchen windows. Heating is all electric with storage heaters in every room except the bathroom which has a fan heater, and another 3 fan heaters available. Electricity is included in the price anyway. Kitchen has everything we needed (just 2 of us), bathroom is ok for one at a time. The bath is long and narrow which might be a problem for the larger person. There is an over bath, electric shower anyway. Bedrooms are roomy with one twin at ground floor level. Bathroom at ground floor level for those sleeping upstairs!! There are 2 lounges, 1 of which has the TV and looks out over the sea. We took a bird spotting scope and watched seals AND OTTERS from the comfort of the lounge every day. Red squirrels in the back garden right outside the kitchen (glass) door. ( take your own peanuts!) Pub(hotel) and shops are well within walking distance. No street lights on your way home when dark. Blackwaterfoot is very pleasant and is no more than 30 minutes from anywhere else on Ar an. Wildlife in abundance although we missed the eagle by about 10 minutes. Café in the distillery is very clean and modern and good for lunch at the north end of the island. Arran is said to be Scotland in miniature. We don't disagree with that and think Clifton Cottage is a great base for “doing it.” The owners moved in for the week when we left, so they obviously like it!
    Mr Waddingham - December 2017
    Clifton cottage is set in a lovely position in Blackwaterfoot. The house itself could do with modernisation. It could be something quite special.
    Mrs Maclean - July 2017
    Clifton Cottage is a really atmospheric place to stay, a nice mix of vintage and modern comfort with stunning sea views. Scrupulously clean. Only half a minute's walk from beautiful, sandy Blackwaterfoot beach.
    Ms Stafford - May 2017
    We have never been to the Isle of Arran before. Our Stay at Clifton Cottage was a delight. Home from Home. Blissful sea views in the morning to sit with a coffee and just look out to sea from the window extension with panoramic views, sometimes with yacht's anchored off the harbour, or in the evening with a glass of wine just looking out on the sea like glass, the peace and tranquillity of the area anytime of the day. If you are looking for a chance to find peace and rest this is the place to be. The homely cottage with a garden where you even have a washing line. A red squirrel will visit you in the morning and you can watch the seal's and swans during the day. We will be visiting again come rain or shine.
    Mrs Lightbown - May 2016
    We loved our time at Clifton Cottage. It has a wonderfully retro feel to its decor, was warm and comfortable (although the main double bed could perhaps benefit from a mattress topper or new mattress). It completely suited our family, 2adults, 4 small children, as we could walk to the beach, the golf club, the park and the Kinloch Hotel. And our children could also just enjoy games in the garden - the slopes a little nerve wracking at times (!) but completely made up for by the breath taking views for a hot chocolate at the top picnic bench! We would love to stay at Clifton Cottage again and hope we get to return to Arran soon. Thank you.
    Mrs Armstrong - August 2014
    A lovely cottage in a great spot. Comfortable and spacious overall with well equipped and friendly kitchen with a slightly artsy craftsy feel: 2 things would improve the cottage immeasurably - and are offered as constructive feedback as we would definitely visit again: Both upper bedroom could be lighter - light matt paint in white, cream or even grey would make them much more hospitable. The bathroom would be immediately improved with a simple vinyl or ceramic floor as, with the best will in the world, the carpet gets damp under foot after a couple of days use - more bathroom capacity would be better still. All in all a great spot, well maintained with lovely outside areas. Find out for yourself!
    Mr Craven - August 2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Clifton Cottage in Blackwaterfoot. The weather was marvellous so we were very lucky. The cottage is well placed so we were able to walk to the golf course, hotel & shops without the need of the car. Great walks from the door step and breakfast in the garden every morning with views across to Mull of Kintyre. Just one point - we were a party of four and managed fine with the bathroom. However if there were six it might be a bit difficult with only one loo/bathroom. Having said that we had a wonderful week and would love to return.
    Mrs Rhead - June 2014
    Interesting old fashioned cottage. Would not be suitable for less able or small children. Not very roomy if weather poor and families need to stay in doors. We were quite happy having been before and usually spend a lot of time out of doors.
    Ms Mckenzie - May 2014
    The house was in a great location with wonderful views of the village and sea. The accommodation was spacious and clean. The two sitting rooms proved helpful to our group.
    Mr Eales - August 2012
    The location of this house is perfect, being a short stroll to the golf course, beach and very good village shops. It boasts exceptional views from the lounge and from the upstairs bedrooms. We found it to be very cosy. The entrance porch was large enough for our golf clubs and rainwear. The hall way is narrow and may be difficult for young families with prams and buggies. The lounge is the most peaceful haven! It is nicely furnished and dressed with cute ornaments. The view over the sea is lovely and although beside the road it is very very quiet. There is a second sitting room, which we did not need. We may have used it if it had a tv. The kitchen is large and has a good dining table. The larder is great with a fridge/freezer. There are many bits and bobs which are refreshingly available for all occasions. We used the charming twin room downstairs as I found the steep narrow stairs to the bedrooms to be difficult - especially with stiff ankles in the morning! Also the tiny bathroom is downstairs and nocturnal visits would be awkward! However, the 2 upstairs rooms are large and comfortable with great views of the sea. It would suit a young family, except for the trip to the loo! The garden area is charming. It is very steep though and young children would need close supervision. The views from the top are magnificent. There are several seating options, depending on where the sun is shining. There is parking space for 2 cars, but exiting requires guidance.
    Mrs Paterson - June 2012
    Had a lovely family holiday, 5 adults. Cottage was ideal. Location had lots to do if you are sporty and like the outdoor life. Even mixed weather did not spoil our time in Arran. We would all go back.
    Ms Mckenzie - May 2011
    This cottage was lovely! We felt very much "at home" with all the wonderful furniture, ornaments and decor. It was well stocked with things to do on a rainy day - games, books, etc, but we were lucky to have good weather. Nice that the outside of the cottage was painted a distinctive red colour in places, so as to be easily recognised when you first approached it. We loved our stay and would definately go back to it. Well done to the owners!!
    Mr Humby - April 2011