Holiday House Details
(33 reviews)
From £500 per week
Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms
2 doubles, 1 family rooms

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£795£240
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£730£220
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£680£205
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£680£205
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£550£165
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£500£150
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£750£225
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£750£225
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£500£150
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£550£165
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£730£220
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£680£205
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£730£220
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£730£220
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£795£240
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£730£220
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£680£205
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£680£205
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£550£165
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£500£150
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£750£225
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£750£225


The views from Hillshore are quite breathtaking. Hillshore is a traditional style detached home with good-sized rooms and large bay windows. The self catering holiday property has stunning sea and mountain views where you can contemplate your day’s activities. It is is peacefully located but within easy reach of the beach and village amenities that Arran has to offer.

Hillshore is freshly decorated in a contemporary style throughout and is well equipped. The new spacious kitchen has a large oak table great for informal gatherings. The living room has three comfortable sofas and large bay windows overlooking Brodick Bay to Brodick Castle, Goatfell and the Sleeping Warrior. The bedrooms are all large rooms, newly furnished and with fresh linen. The third bedroom is set out with twin beds and a full size bunk bed. 

All this is set within mature, well-stocked gardens (with a number of fruit trees). The gardens are sheltered with the front garden enjoying spectacular view across the bay. With all the comforts of home, it is an ideal base for sharing with friends or extended family groups all year round.



Ground floor:

Porch, kitchen/dining. Living room. Two double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom with bunks (sleeps 4 - 2 single beds and one set of bunks). Bathroom with bath, WC and WHB and shower over bath. Enclosed gardens and patio area. Large shed available for storage of bikes, golf clubs, etc.

Please note:

  • This property does not allow dogs.


  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Double oven and hob
  • DVD/ BluRay player
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • High chair
  • Linen and towels provided - please bring beach/swimming towels
  • Microwave
  • Television/Freeview
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Reviews

    (33 reviews)
    Hillshore reviews
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Arran is so peaceful and beautiful and Hillshore was homey, lovely, peaceful, and had a great view of the ocean! In terms of improvements there weren’t many but I would say, the gate that says ‘Hillshore’ has been taken down so it was a bit difficult finding it with the directions given. Though Colin was very kind to help me over the phone and we found it easily after that. Also the hand soap in the bathroom was very low when we arrived as well as the toilet paper supply. I think it would be even better if those were well stocked ahead! Also, check-out time was not printed anywhere on any of the materials so that would be good in future. But overall a lovely stay that we’ll remember our whole lives. And Colin was so helpful, kind, friendly, and always a phone call away and very attentive. We’re grateful to have met him. Thank you so much!
    Miss Griffin - July 2019
    Stayed at Hillshore early May. Great cottage - really well appointed, the bedrooms were immaculate. Great to have the garden with furniture to sit in the sunshine. Position is absolutely ideal - 5 mins walk from everything you need in Brodick.
    Mr Gilbert - May 2019
    Perfect location with the most spectacular views. Even provided binoculars! Bedrooms & living room were lovely & bright. Comfiest bed ever (memory foam mattress). Lots of games, books & films to choose from. Also lots of handy local info on places to eat & visit. Did have trouble finding the place (gate with cottage name hidden in the garden) & would recommend telling people where to find the key safe, found it eventually though! Kitchen was a great size & appreciated all the handy things provided, a real home from home. Did have a wee issue with ants next to the back door but used the sprays provided which dealt with it. Kitchen walls around the table could do with a lick of paint or a good scrub but only a minor thing. Will definitely be back & would highly recommend!
    Mrs Mcswiggan - April 2019
    Enjoyed our stay at Hillshore, a couple of minor items need attended to in cottage and garden, having just one bathroom didn't cause too many problems with it all being on the one floor. Very comfortable beds, had two different group of friends during my week to celebrate my 60th birthday and everyone enjoyed their stay, the room with twin beds and bunk beds is an ideal family room. Brodick Bar and Brasserie two minute walk away excellent food, and small Co-op also nearby. A "welcome note" or similar would be helpful re bins, tea towels were in bedroom which we didn't find until end of week. Would certainly return to Hillshore
    Mcmahon - August 2018
    Spacious and well-equipped. Is bigger than it appears in the pictures..Only "complaint" is finding it! Please mend the gate so that the sign saying Hillshore is visible!!
    Mrs Dick - April 2018
    Working in the area and stayed here for a week, this was by far the most affordable on our budget and we were over the moon with what we got for the money. The house is situated in a quiet area, very clean, spacious and 4 guys lived comfortably, large back garden with hilltop views over Brodick and the bay, 2 minutes walk to Co Op, restaurants and 5 minutes from the ferry. David the owner very helpful and accommodating and will be our first port of call when we return!
    Mr Weir - March 2018
    This property was ideally located within a very short walk to all amendites , everything you could possibly require was in the property, it was a home away from home for my 5 weeks there .
    Mr Emmett - February 2018
    Very nice property with lovely outlook over Brodick Bay near to centre of village.
    Mr Mcculloch - July 2017
    Location of the cottage was absolutely superb; the view was second to none; the rooms were great. However, because the property name was missing from the gate, we had difficulty finding it & on arrival we found we needed to wash almost everything in the kitchen.
    Mrs Marshall - July 2017
    Inside of the property well equipped with fantastic views out to sea from the front. Some of the property could do with a little redecoration (for example the lino not fitting around the toilet), but it's all functional and comfortable. Outside the garden needs a fair bit of love, the gate not on the hinges, the shed damp and falling apart, etc. The landlord took four weeks and many prompts to sort out returning the deposit cheque (photo of it being destroyed) - this was frankly irritating.
    Mr Bonso - March 2017
    The views from the living room and master bedroom are just fantastic , the house is well equipped with everything that you could really need. The garden has an apple tree that our kids loved picking apples from and making into a crumble which was a nice bonus. Everything in Brodick is 5 mins away including the beach which makes it an ideal base for most types of holidays.
    Mr Warden - October 2016
    Hillshore is in a great position the views are lovely and it is easy to walk to the beach, shops, hotel and ferry terminal from the house. It is more spacious than the website made it look and the kitchen is well equipped. There is plenty of space for 8 of you around the big table and on the 3 sofas in the living room. The bedrooms are well proportioned and all the furniture is of good qualilty with nice bedding. The shower is powerful and hot. The overall decor of the house was scruffy compared to how it looked on the website with grubby paintwork and cobwebs in corners and patches of damp. The back porch is wooden and looks pretty rotten. However the kitchen and bath room were clean as were the kitchen equipment. All the beds were freshly made up (and were comfortable) and there were 8 big bath towels of good quality, a couple of hand towels would be useful too for the bathroom. After my initial disappointment of it being a little scruffy we found it is really homely and we had a great week there and would happily re book but just feel it could do with a little tlc. It is just the one bath room and with 8 people that takes a little organisation - but I knew when I booked there was only the one bathroom. If your friends and family are bath room hoggers maybe its not the place for you. We ate in more than we planned as the house had such a nice feel and we all enjoyed our evenings in. The garden has plenty chairs and a couple of loungers and we had perfect weather to be able to use them. The rope swing is "awesome" according to my daughter. There is parking on the lane to the rear of the property and there is space for 3 cars. It would be useful if there was info in the house regarding the bin days and the recycling as the people before us didn't recyle and filled the wheely bin which is only emptied every 2 weeks. Brodick castle is well worth a visit you can walk there via the Fisherman's walk, we enjoyed a meal in the Douglas Hotel where the staff were friendly (as were all the locals we encountered) , explored all round the island. We walked and my husband enjoyed cycling the figure of 8 route round the island. Arran is a great place and we would recommend a holiday there.
    Mrs Warner - August 2016
    We have stayed at hill shore before and have always enjoyed our holiday here. It's a great house for families who enjoy active outdoor pursuits. The shed holds all the bikes, golf clubs and pram! The view from the rear of the house is just wonderful and never ceases to amaze us. This year was the added bonus of wi fi which the kids enjoyed especially when it was approaching bedtime and they were tired out. Some of our party played golf at lamlash - worth noting it's just £10 for a round on a Tuesday. It's hilly in places but for seasoned golfers no problem! We walked along the beach path to th wine port one sunny day and spent a couple of hours sitting outside eating a very nice lunch. We also took the grandchildren to the ormadale pub for a bar tea one evening. It's ideal as there is a garden outside where they can play when they get fed up with adults chat. Reasonable prices for pub grub and a good kids menu too. Our favourite spot is still sannox beach- the kids love the adventure of crossing the burn on the stepping stones. Some of our party also went pony trekking here and our 10 year old granddaughter loved this part of her holiday. The outdoor centre does gorge walking and other extreme activities which some of our party took part in and thoroughly enjoyed. We can recommend hill shore- only negative point is that there is only one bathroom!
    Mrs Forbes - July 2016
    Cottage in a good location overlooking the bay and a short walk from the shops. Big gardens to front and rear. Rooms are very spacious and well equipped. Towels and bedding provided although website said we had to bring our own. The only complaint I would make is the decoration is dated and there are some damp patches.
    Owners Response: "RESPONSE FROM COTTAGES & CASTLES Thank you for your review and we can confirm that linen & towels are provided ( not beach towels )."
    Mr Jones - July 2016
    There is plenty to do within a short walk of the property. Recommend booking a table in the Fiddlers Bar Bistro where they have great food and live music. Going further afield visit Machrie Moor and the standing stone circles. There is a parking area and the walk to the stones is along a farm track (can be a bit muddy so wear boots). There are six stone circles at the end of the track and it is a place not to miss. Arran is a beautiful island and Hillshore provides an ideal base for exploring it.
    Mr Findlay - February 2016
    Hillshore is a comfortable house, well equipped and clean. We like it because its near to amenities, restaurants, bars and shops and there are lovely views of Brodick Bay and Goat Fell. This year we had a problem with one of the internal lights, but it was quickly dealt with by the local contact.
    Mr Horsburgh - August 2015
    This is a fantastic house with exceptional views to goat fell. The lounge overlooks Brodick bay and the wee ones enjoyed watching the ferry coming and going during the day. The house is well equipped especially the kitchen. Plenty of crockery and cutlery along with good sized fridge freezer. The dishwasher( essential!) was absolutely necessary especially with a big family group like ours. We liked being in the hub of Brodick- it was easy to nip out for a pint of milk ot go for a game of putting with the little children. Our party included golfers and cyclist so the shed was a bonus for storage. The rope swing in the garden is a great attraction! There are plenty of garden chairs and tables although sitting out later in the evening was tricky- the midges descended! The golfers played at lamlash and Brodick (good value) also sannox. Sannox was rather expensive at £20 for a round it was felt. Sannox beach is the favourite for the children- they love jumping over the stepping stones to the beach. We had our own version of highland games- throwing the welly boot, egg and spoon and three legged races. A tradition firmly held in the family- we have little trophies for the winners( everyone is a winner of course!)Seals were spotted but not much collected in the pools by the wee ones with their nets. Great fun though! Adults had lunch in the beer garden at the corrie hotel- wonderful views over the water. Lunch was rather expensive but I suppose you pay for the location. The house would be even better if it had another toilet! Also wi fi would be an added benefit too. All in all a great holiday house- ideal for a big family group who enjoy outdoor pursuits. It should be noted that with the introduction of the road equivalent tariff, the ferry fares are considerably cheaper than in previous years.
    Mrs Forbes - July 2015
    Hope this property remains available to rent during the summer months. Perfect location from which to explore the island.
    Mrs Paterson - July 2014
    Hillshore is a lovely clean, comfortable house, with a well equipped kitchen if you don't want to eat out all the time. The views of Brodick Bay and Goat fell are wonderful & there are plenty of restaurants & bars nearby. We love it and hope to return for our third trip next year.
    Mr Horsburgh - August 2013
    We really enjoyed our stay at HIllshore and intend to go back again. The accommodation was clean, light and airy. The kitchen was well equipped with white goods and the lounge had a nice TV, ipod dock, and games for a rainy day (which, in our case, were unused). The rooms were larger than expected and had wonderful views over Brodick Bay and Goatfell. The gardens were well maintained and we were able to sit outside. No separate parking was provided but there was plenty of parking in the lane. It would be unfair to be critical but for parties larger than 4 a second bathroom/toilet, or ensuite, would be welcome, as would a 4-slice toaster.
    Dr Leach - May 2013
    We had a super holiday over Easter and the power was back on which was even better! The house suited our needs perfectly. It was comfortable and warm and had everything that we needed. We even managed a couple of barbecues (with jackets and gloves on!) The views were stunning and I don't think I have seen Arran look more lovely. We had sun all week and the snow set the hills off perfectly. Great walks, cycling and a game of golf were all enjoyed. I recommend the house and certainly hope to be back.
    Mrs Wooley - March 2013
    Great house, comfortable, well equipped & clean. We had a lovely stay, the house was ideally situated near to a good selection of resturaunts & bars. Lovely view from the house & the garden was pretty.
    Mr Horsburgh - August 2012
    The house was in a perfect location with fantastic views. The views simply took your breath away. The house had everything we needed and I would stay there again.
    Miss Lee - August 2012
    Hillshore was spot on. Everything one could wish for. Delightful view of the sea and mountains. Every convenience, spacious and comfortable and to top it all, delightful weather. We had a truly relaxing holiday and returned home refreshed and tanned. Roll on next year!
    Mr Walker - August 2012
    Thoroughy enjoyed our stay. Hillshore was in the perfect location with wonderful views over the bay and Goatfell. Lovely house with plenty of space indoor and out. We had some lovely weather and this enabled us to enjoy the lovely garden and enjoyed bbq's with the back garden being a sun trap especially in the evenings. The children particularly enjoyed the freedom of the large outdoor space. Only reason did not give it full 5 stars was that the housekeeping could have been better, particularly in the kitchen and bathroom areas; though would add this would not stop us from visiting again.
    Mrs Abercrombie - July 2012
    had a great holiday on the lovely island of arran loved the house everything there you would need for a holiday. excellent eating out on the island..,walks were great and the kids had a great time. we will all definately be back again
    Mr Wales - June 2012
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first family holiday at Hillshore with our new granddaughter and would highly recommend Hillshore.This family holiday home is great value for money. The views from the house are wonderful and the location provides easy access to all of the amenities in Brodick. The house is light, airy and comfortable with plenty of space for everyone. A second shower room /toilet would make the house perfect. The house is much bigger and the views more stunning than the pictures on the web page can illustrate.
    Mrs Hartley - May 2012
    A beautifully presented house in a wonderful location overlooking Brodick bay and up onto goat fell. Hillshore is spacious and well equipped. An ideal place to stay and explore Arran, literally a couple of minutes walk from the shops, and restaurants in Brodick, but located perfectly on a quiet residential road just out of the main part of the town. Hillshore is very tastefully decorated, beautifully clean and well kept with lovely gardens both front and rear. The views from the living room and two double bedrooms are spectacular, literally 'picture postcard' in their aspect, capturing the very essence of Arran. 'Eilean Mor' is a fantastic restaurant on Brodick main street offering mainly pizza and pasta dishes. Great food and value with a long running '2 for 1' offer on pizza's. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and offer a great welcome. Brodick bar and brasserie offers good food but the meals are extremely small and costly. Our £17.50 main course left both my wife and I very definitely hungry. Even those with small appetites are likely to need a starter, main course and desert. Lochranza is a beautiful place, we had a lovely lunch and welcome in the Lochranza hotel. Arran is a golfer's paradise, during our visit in early April I played the courses at Lochranza, Brodick and Lamlash with my 8-year old son. All courses were great fun to play, Lochranza is a 9-hole course and could be described as cheap and cheerful and probably not for 'serious' golfer's. It is ideal for beginners like my son and wonderfully informal as you wander the course with the local sheep and often the local red deer herd. Although rustic in presentation it is in an absolutely stunning location and was great fun to play. Brodick is a well kept 18-hole course with some really interesting holes and great views across the beach and bay. Even though the course is very definitely seaside it is very much a flat parkland course as opposed to links - recommended. Lamlash is very hilly and steep in parts, offering fantastic views out onto holy isle, stunning scenery and some really interesting holes with a number of 'blind' tee and approach shots. We received a really warm welcome from the pro and the clubhouse staff. Highly recommended.
    Mr Robson - April 2012
    In general the property was well located, and was fitted and equipped to a good standard. We were surprised to find an item of children’s clothing had been left in one of the bedrooms and we would have expected this kind of thing to be checked between guests. Other than this the property was to a good standard, with the kitchen being particularly spacious & well apportioned and to the liking of the cooks. We enjoyed our weekend and would certainly return.
    Owners Response: "I have discussed this issue with the housekeeper who sends her apologies.  I have asked her to ensure that all bedrooms are thoroughly checked between guests."
    Mr Edwards - November 2011
    This was our first trip to Arran. We were so glad we ended up in this cottage! The photographs on the website do not do the cottage & its views justice - They are fabulous. There is a very large dining kitchen, large lounge and 3 good-sized bedrooms. There are beautiful views of the whole bay from both the lounge & double bedrooms.There is wooden floors throughout. It is very family-friendly. The kitchen has good quality crockery & cutlery and evey pan & utensil you could possibly need. The owners left a lovely welcome gift and even fresh milk in the fridge. Brodick itself was beautiful and a great base for exploring the Island. There was plenty to do locally even in wet weather.
    Mrs Middleton - October 2011
    Lovely cottage with a wonderful view. Well equipped and very comfortable. Close to groceries, ferry terminal and attractions (so convenient even without a car).
    Mrs Mideo - October 2011
    Our family had a wonderful week at Hillshore. The accommodation was exactly as we had hoped and your website described. The youngest in our family was 3 and she loved the garden and the 'ladder' bed. The scenery from the terrace was spectacular and the location ideal. We wwould love to return to Hillshore
    Mrs Birrell - July 2011
    Hillshore Cottage is situated in the heart of Brodick and offers outstanding views overlooking the bay and Goat Fell. The house is near to all amenities yet it is very peaceful and secluded. The cottage is spacious, airy and well equipped. My family and I loved this house and we had a truly relaxing and fun-filled holiday. Being able to feast on the spectacular views from this house was an unexpected luxury that will ensure that we will return. Thank you!
    Mrs Wilson