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Craigbank
Lamlash
(12 reviews)
From £380 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
2 doubles
PAYABLE
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 23 Jun 2018Fri 07 Sep 2018£560£170
Sat 08 Sep 2018Fri 21 Sep 2018£505£155
Sat 22 Sep 2018Fri 05 Oct 2018£505£155
Sat 06 Oct 2018Fri 26 Oct 2018£505£155
Sat 27 Oct 2018Fri 09 Nov 2018£380£115
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£380£115
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£620£190
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£620£190
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£390£120
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£390£120
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£515£155
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£515£155
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£515£155
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£515£155
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£570£175
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£515£155
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£515£155
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£515£155
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£390£120
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£390£120
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£630£190
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£630£190

Description

Craigbank is happily situated in a small cul-de-sac near the village of Lamlash on the island of Arran, making it an ideal holiday home for families and couples alike as all the amenities are close by. With both a front and back garden on a riverside location, Craigbank can offer relaxed evenings after busy days exploring this beautiful island. On most days the back garden has many 'special' visitors; an array of birds and red squirrels, just enchanting. Lamlash has a wide range of activities and with a good hotel, pubs and shops, as well as an excellent beach for beach combing, it is a great base for a holiday. Take a trip to the Holy Isle across the bay, which is a Buddhist retreat, or enjoy a game of golf at the very good local course - all without leaving the village.

Craigbank is a very attractive, modern home with a comfortable interior offering the facilities required for a relaxing self catering holiday in Scotland. It is very well equipped and provides a clean, fresh and contemporary interior. The ground floor consists of a cosy lounge with dining area and a fully fitted kitchen making it ideal for your self catering holiday in Arran. There is also a double bedroom (this bedroom has bunks with a double bed on the bottom and a single bed on the top)  and a large bathroom with bath/shower on the ground floor, making this holiday home ideal for two couples. Hidden upstairs in the loft is the grand bedroom, boasting a king size bed and a sky-lit ceiling which allows plenty of light, making this room feel very bright and airy.

You can watch our video blog for Craigbank on our Youtube channel here.

PROPERTY CODE: AR005

Layout

Ground floor:

Kitchen, lounge/dining area, 1 double bedroom that has bunks, double bed on the bottom and a single bed on the top, bathroom with bath/shower.

First floor:

1 King size bedroom.

Off road parking at the front and back of house.

Facilities

  • Hotel 500 metres approx.
  • Combi TV/DVD in master bedroom
  • Electric hob
  • Electric oven
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Enclosed garden
  • Flat screen TV with Satellite
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden furniture
  • Linen and towels included
  • Maximum infants
  • Microwave
  • Video
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi
  • Reviews

    (12 reviews)
    Craigbank reviews
    Craigbank was very comfortable and clean with everything guests would require for a stay. The outdoor space is great with lots of seating which was useful when we had other family members visiting. The master bedroom is a great space and one could sit there to read in comfort. Lamlash is a great place for a holiday, especially for children. We spent a lot of time crab fishing from the pier. Cordon beach which is very nearby gets the evening sun and is a lovely place for a stroll.
    Mrs Moyes - July 2018
    Lovely property in Lamlash with everything you need to get away from day to day life. Very comfortable and deceptively spacious. Walkable to local shops, pubs, restaurants and sea front. Tucked away in a small cul-de-sac with friendly locals. Ideal garden for kids (that are safe near running stream and small drop) to explore nature on the doorstep, and a peaceful place to relax after a hard day in the hills.
    Mr Angus - May 2018
    Lovely cottage with everything we required included. Great base for exploring Arran. Lovely riverside setting and a visit from red squirrel and Henry the Heron every day was a joy. Good meals at PHT and Bay Hotel. Also enjoyed an Indian takeaway from next to Police station. Bakery products from Wooleys next door hard to resist.Bus services meant we could walk to Brodick or Whiting Bay and get the bus back. Would definitely recommend.
    Mrs Greenhorn - May 2018
    We liked Craigbank very much. Nice house, lovely master bedroom and a nice garden. It took a little while before we understood how to cook. The house is nicely decorated and there are a lot of things in the house that make you feel at home and that help you around on Arran. Lamlash is a nice village, supermarket is near (10 min walk). And Arran is beautiful. We had a lovely week. Thanks Carol and thanks Arran!
    Mrs Reker - April 2018
    A cosy and comfortable house with everything we needed near shops, hotels and local walks. The red squirrel in the garden was a treat too. Thanks to owner for her good communication.
    Mrs Simpson - November 2017
    The location of property was great, with shops, restaurants, bakery, parks & beach all close by. The property was ok but we expected a slightly larger house and of slightly higher standard after reading description and seeing photos online. For example in the photos it shows a table out and set but when we arrived it's clear there isn't really space for a table although a fold down table and chairs is available. The website also suggested there is an enclosed garden which strictly speaking is true but the garden isn't safe for young children with the burn open at the back with quite a high drop down into it. It was clear there was some miscomunication between owner and cottages and castles as when I spoke to the owner she made it very clear she would rather meet occupiers of her house around 3ish but our ferry didn't arrive until after 4 as the cottages and castles email said we couldn't get into property until after 4pm. The owner also arrived at the house unannounced at 8.20am on leaving day and although was very polite and told us not to rush we felt we needed to leave as soon as possible as she was sitting in garden waiting. While talking to owner on phone before we arrived she had agreed to leave us the ladder for top bunk and details of bin days. Neither of these things were there when we arrived and the top bunk had no duvet or pillow. I also had to wash all of the towels and dish towels as they smelled dank from presumably sitting in washing machine too long. The oven needs replaced as is stated in visitor book over and over again. In the end we had a great holiday as the weather was great and we were outside most of the time. The table and chairs outside were great and that's where we ate most of our meals. Overall great location but not as child friendly or as nice as it looks on website.
    Owners Response: "Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at Craigbank, we value all feedback regardless of whether this be criticism or genuine critique. With regards to the first point relating to the size of the property, Craigbank would be described as medium sized semi-detached home. As per the description on Cottages and Castles, the house has a double bedroom downstairs & a far larger bedroom on the first floor featuring a king size bed & a sofa. The lounge/dining area as it is so described on Craigbank’s page is of a comfortable size. The photographs showing the set table positions demonstrate what can be achieved if desired by guests, but the table is folded away for new arrivals to allow for more space. With regards to the ‘standard’ of the house, I can confirm Craigbank was given a full spring clean at the beginning of this year & IS as shown in the photographs on Cottages and Castles.In response to the comments specifically relating to the garden, & this is an important point, children should always be supervised by a responsible adult where water is nearby. However we have many, mostly families, frequent Craigbank with returning customers therein, who rave about the garden & the river at the rear. The garden is enclosed with a gate & a very stiff lock which most adults would struggle with. In relation to the early arrival on leaving day, I would like to state that a such a scenario is NOT the norm. Unfortunately the owner had no communication from the guest prior to arrival & had to contact Cottages & Castles for their details to discuss entry. At this time the guest could not confirm the leaving day/time for return of the keys but advised they would let the owner know. This did not happen & there was no response to two phone calls & messages left with the guest. The owner was unfortunately left with no alternative but to arrive early to facilitate the return of the keys for the next guest arriving later that day. The ladder for the bunkbeds were placed in the cupboard, as it was not thought this was required. The house is advertised for 4 & it was assumed the small children would sleep in the double part of the bed. The guest had advised that they would be bringing a carrycot for the 3rd & youngest child but this did not happen & could have been catered for had the owner been made aware. Information on bin collection was provided to the guest. With regards to the linen which is provided I can confirm that this is always washed, checked & checked again to make sure it smells fresh, as we pride ourselves on these issues. That is why we will triple check this from now on. In response to the comment on the oven this was recently professionally cleaned & is in perfect working order. There is an issue with regard to the numbers displayed for the heat setting, however instructions have been provided & we are looking into remedial action to avoid any confusion, so we take this point on board.We are sorry to hear that you experienced some issues during your stay at Craigbank however we believe that with better communication these could have been avoided. With regards to what we can do better we certainly will, but conversely our numerous 5 star reviews both on this site & the glowing feedback within our visitors book speak volumes for all Craigbank has to offer our guests."
    Mrs Mcneill - July 2017
    We found the Cottage to be the ideal base for all activities.
    Mr Spence - June 2017
    The cottage is ideal as a base to explore Arran. We particularly liked the boardwalk walk which takes you all the way from Lamlash to Whiting Bay.
    Mr Cameron - May 2017
    Met personally by the owners which was a nice touch. Well appointed and clearly a lot of attention to detail throughout. Kids loved playing in the river at the back garden and meeting the 'pet' heron every day! Drift Inn was spot on for food and good for kids.
    Dr Irons - April 2015
    One bathroom with no other toilet is a wee drawback. feeding the friendly heron was fun. Good food in Glenisle Hotel but would not rush back to Lamlash Bay. Short walk to bakers and only a bit further to the minimart.
    Dr Doull - June 2014
    Great and relaxing holiday at Craigbank once again. That is the second visit we have made to the house. Handy for all ammenities including the wee pub at the Lamlash Hotel!
    Mr Brady - August 2013
    good accomidation in a great location lovely walks, views, restaurants
    Miss Robinson - August 2011

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    A:
    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    B:
    1. Disinclination to travel.

    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

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