Holiday House Details
(21 reviews)
From £365 per week
Sleeps 3
2 bedrooms
1 single, 1 twin

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£515£155
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£475£145
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£515£155
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£420£130
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£365£110
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£525£160
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£525£160
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£395£120
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£450£135
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£545£165
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£500£150
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£515£155
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£545£160
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£555£170
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£545£160
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£500£150
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£545£165
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£450£135
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£395£120
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£555£170
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£555£170
Mon 04 Jan 2021Fri 05 Feb 2021£425£130
Sat 06 Feb 2021Fri 19 Mar 2021£480£145
Sat 20 Mar 2021Fri 16 Apr 2021£575£175
Sat 17 Apr 2021Fri 28 May 2021£530£160
Sat 29 May 2021Fri 04 Jun 2021£575£175
Sat 05 Jun 2021Fri 18 Jun 2021£575£175
Sat 19 Jun 2021Fri 10 Sep 2021£585£180
Sat 11 Sep 2021Fri 24 Sep 2021£575£160
Sat 25 Sep 2021Fri 01 Oct 2021£530£160
Sat 02 Oct 2021Fri 22 Oct 2021£575£175
Sat 23 Oct 2021Fri 05 Nov 2021£480£135
Sat 06 Nov 2021Mon 20 Dec 2021£425£130
Tue 21 Dec 2021Mon 27 Dec 2021£585£180
Tue 28 Dec 2021Mon 03 Jan 2022£585£180


Craigmara is a fabulously renovated and charming mid-terrace stone cottage situated in the village of Lamlash, just a short stroll from the beach at Lamlash Bay. With its wood burning stove, wonderfully sunny front garden, from which visitors can look out to Holy Isle, and its beautiful furnishings, guests who stay at Craigmara will find it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy their holiday on Arran.

The house itself offers very comfortable accommodation for three to four people and is very well equipped and newly renovated with attention to detail throughout. It is wonderfully light and airy and visitors can enjoy sun all day in the enclosed front garden or, indeed, the warmth of the wood burning stove during the evenings.

With very easy access to all that the Isle of Arran has to offer, Craigmara offers the ideal location to base your holiday; from beaches, scenery, wildlife and walks to to the numerous historical sites, as well as the mountains and distillery in the north. There is also a golf course in Lamlash as well as an outdoor activity centre which offers pursuits such as sea kayaking and canoeing.

For those looking for a more leisurely stay, both Brodick, Lamlash and Whiting Bay have a wide range of  gift shops, galleries, restaurants and specialist food shops and there are beaches all around the island, particularly in the south. There is also a supermarket in Lamlash just a short walk from the house, as well as numerous tearooms, restaurants and coffee shops.



Ground floor:

Entrance hall, Sitting room, kitchen/dining area, bathroom, bath with shower over, WC & WHB.

First floor:

1 twin bedroom and 1 single bedroom.

EPC Rating - F


  • Lamlash Co-op is a short walk from the house. There is also a newsagent and Post Office. The largest supermarket is in Brodick.
  • Coal BBQ
  • DVD player
  • Electric cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Extra bed
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating and electricity included
  • IPod dock
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • On road parking
  • Private water supply
  • Terraced property
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner - starter pack of logs supplied
  • 1 Pet only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (21 reviews)
    Craigmara reviews
    Lovely little cottage and great base for exploring Arran. Lamlash is a pretty village with great amenities nearby.
    Dr Dunmore - May 2019
    Myself 2 friends & my dog stayed for 2 nights, cottage was spotless with attractive decor 1 twin room 1 single modern bathroom & kitchen with modern appliances that all worked well, only tiny issue was tin opener wasn’t working & my mate gets angry when his breakfasts ready & he can’t get his beans lol !!!!!! Highly recommend
    Mr Smart - September 2018
    Lovely cottage very well equiped. Only one little grip hence the four rather than five star rating. Sofa was uncomfortably worn.Cottage was immaculately clean and well looked after. cracking views from bedroom window over hills at back of cottage. Heritage museum well worth a visit. Cycling is wonderful lots of challenging hills and warm welcome for coffee at Velo cafe.
    Mrs Blane - September 2018
    Lovely cottage with beautiful seaside themed decor and all you would want to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Dog friendly too, and enclosed front garden was ideal for eating outside at breakfast and in the evening, and parking whilst on the road was fine and road was not busy at all. Lamlash itself is lovely and great place to stay.
    Mrs Dulake - May 2018
    The isle of Arran is very special with a variety of landscapes ,very good walking,beautiful beaches,and attractive villages which are well equipped for a self catering holiday.The archaeology is very interesting,as is Brodick Country Park,and although Brodick Castle is closed for renovations this year there is a very good tour of the grounds which includes the history of Arran and the Castle.Craigmara is an attractive little terraced cottage which is very well equipped and comfortable,with a modern kitchen and bathroom,good heating,tv and wi-fi.,and is highly recommended for a peaceful,relaxed holiday.It is approx.10 minutes walk into Lamlash,probably the nicest village on the island.Arran is for people who enjoy outdoor activities and historical sites,and who enjoy peace and quiet.
    Mrs Macdonald - May 2018
    We enjoyed our 4 nights in this cottage. The cottage is well equipped and we loved the sea theme.
    Ms Hunter - April 2018
    The cottage was fine except for the fact that the only toilet was downstairs and the bedrooms upstairs. It was difficult to navigate the steep and winding staircase through the night without putting the light on and disturbing wife/husband. It was also next to the busy road with lots of traffic which was surprising considering the size of the village. Parking was at a premium as well. However, the biggest downside was no cellphone service so thank goodness for the internet.
    Owners Response: "Many thanks for taking the time to send your review of your time spent at Craigmara. It is such a shame you have chosen to put a negative slant on my house when the entry on the website clearly tells you and the images show that the bathroom is downstairs, there is a split level staircase, a lovely feature of the house and the parking is - 'on road parking'. The house is situated right in the middle of Lamlash, again as the numerous images on the web entry show, the road is at the bottom of the garden. Cellphone service can be a real problem on the island I agree but as you say the house does have wifi so the signal is no problem when you are in the house."
    Mr Hambling - February 2018
    Great cottage
    Mr Richardson - September 2017
    Had a great time with my family. The views from the window is beyond immagination
    Mr Ariyaratnam - July 2017
    Craigmara is lovely little cottage in Lamlash which is an ideal base for exploring Arran. It has everything you need for a stay for two people. It will accomodation 3 people but dining at the table might be a bit tight. There is a fantastic view of the hills from the back bedroom. Lamlash has a good basic supermarket and some nice places to eat so you don't have to drive.
    Ms Wright - July 2017
    A characterful cottage, it was clean and comfortably furnished. We liked the seaside theme throughout. It was well equipped including locally purchased toiletries. Equipment was easy to use although we didn't master the opening of the back door to access the bins! We appreciated the Co-op in the village and found the bus service reasonably convenient - walks/visits had to be planned round the bus timetable.
    Mr Barlow - July 2017
    This cottage was deceiving from the outside as I feel the garden in front could be landscaped better for low maintenance and it did have a seaside look about it but there were a few outstanding plants such as lilac and honeysuckle which will be lovely in the summer months. The décor was lovely depicting the seaside them , some patchy paintwork and the shower could have worked better and it seemed to take a long while for water to heat up for a bath maybe an instruction sheet would be beneficial as to how to get the best from the water/heating system. Also a double bed would be better in the bigger of the two rooms. Overall if the things I have mentioned were fixed its an outstanding wee cottage , we ate out every night for or stay and made pack lunches for lunch time we walked up to the waterfall, spent time at the seal beach and took the ferry to the Holy Isle and spent a day there, weather was fabulous
    Miss Phillips - May 2017
    A nice little cottage which was perfect for me and my 2 children - I had the single room and they shared the twin. Good bits: log burner, clean, some lovely bits and bobs in there which made it very cozy, bedding and towels provided, nice to have tv and dvd player. Great to have a bath after a day out walking. Not giving a 5* because I am fussy, and: Even better if: there was a better cooker, it's a slow responding cheap electric one which was frustrating to cook on. Dishwasher would be lovely. We're big on cheese so missed having a cheesegrater. Lamlash is a pleasant little town which we enjoyed walking around and got our provisions from the co-op. Easy to get to wherever we were going. Had fish and chips from a van parked up one evening which were delicious. Local Indian takeaway good. Visited the Arran Art Gallery which is fantastic. Standing stones brilliant. Goatfell brilliant. Distillery brilliant. We really enjoyed our holiday and would return to this cottage, we only won't because we want to visit other parts of Scotland. Thanks very much.
    Ms Mitten - April 2017
    Comfortable, cosy & well appointed cottage. Limited views but highly convenient location within walking distance of Co-op, restaurants & pub in Lamlash & easy trip to Brodick & Whiting bay. Close to road & adjacent bus stop (regular as clockwork) but quiet. Delightful neighbours. Arran : completely stunning.
    Prof Thom - March 2017
    We had a lovely stay at Craigmara , the cottage was well appointed and aquiped . Lamlash was a really good centre for us to base ourselves , it was very accessible , a pleasant village with suitable shops and helpful locals . So thankyou for a delightful break . Cheers .
    Mrs Panes - June 2016
    In general, the cottage was very clean and comfortable, only a short distance from shops and local amenities, and reasonably well-equipped. I was impressed by the thoughtfulness in providing a thermos flask, extra blankets, hairdryers, lots of mirrors, spare garden chairs, even WiFi (which I wasn't expecting) etc, but was disappointed by the kitchen equipment and the very unforgiving mattresses. There were no bowls or dishes , for microwaving, lots of pans for stove-top cooking, but no oven dishes (none that were usable, anyway). I slept on top of two duvets, provided, and a sleeping bag I had brought; Barbara, on the other hand, was perfectly happy with her firm mattress. Maybe my bones are too near the surface. Having said that, we had a good week; the cottage was warm; we didn't need to light the fire; the road noise didn't intrude and Barbara loved the view from her window. She griped a little on not being able to reach the coat-rack, but used her walking stick to hang up her coat. Arran itself I enjoyed; the lack of crowds,or litter; the spectacular views ; the fact that you could safely stop to take a photograph; the freshness of the food; Barbara has been visiting Arran for thirty years, so you can assume that she is quite enthusiastic about Arran!
    Ms Collier - May 2016
    We had a lovely holiday at Craigmara. A meal at the Drift Inn was a highlight, as was a delicious meal at Creelers. Beach combing, walks to Machrie, round Brodick Castle and to the Devil's punch bowl at Sannox combined with evenings in front of the log burner at cosy Craigmara made this another memorable family holiday. Arran always manages to make any stress melt away. It's a pretty magical place. My only criticism would be with Craigmara's tired bathroom and the absence of a double bed.
    Mr And Mrs Mullaney - April 2016
    Had a very nice stay here in an unexpectedly sunny and pleasant week in late September! The cottage itself as very homely and a lovely place to come back to in the evenings. It's ideally located within walking distance to Lamlash. We brought the car so we had easy access to everything from Goat Fell to the distillery in Lochranza, but there's also a bus stop literally a minute's walk down the road so I reckon you'd still be able to cover a lot of ground if you don't drive. Couldn't fault it at all - would definitely stay again!
    Mr Heslin - September 2015
    This is the second time we have stayed in the property and found the cottage to be very clean and comfortable in a nice quiet location.With a bus stop situated right outside the property we could easily leave the car and jump on the bus when we were going out for drinks and a meal. We loved the Douglas Hotel in Brodick for food and drinks and would recommend the Coffee Pot in Whiting Bay, their Baked Potatoes were wonderful. Whiting Bay Golf course and Lamlash Golf course were a favourite with my husband. Although hilly they had marvelous views. We will return to Craigmara when visiting Arran again.
    Mrs Mcgurn - August 2015
    Lovely wee cottage - 3 adults would be a crush, although for the two of us and our dog it was perfect. Everything was spotless - mother and daughter tidier uppers were superb. Although on the main road, traffic is never too heavy - it is Arran!
    Mr Bell - July 2015
    Very nice accommodation, couldn't find key a bit of hassle, if instructions say it's in key safe put it there! If new procedure say that on confirmation sheet, need to let owner know leak in bathroom window ( big one). Seems to be from top somewhere.
    Owners Response: "I am so sorry about the key not being in the key safe I was frantic when I got the call and immediately contacted the caretaker who does the change overs (she was going on holiday and left the door open). Regarding the bathroom window I will contact the joiner and ask him to have a look and repair anything that it requires"
    Mrs Mahony - August 2014