Holiday House Details
(8 reviews)
From £550 per week
Sleeps 7
4 bedrooms
2 doubles, 1 single, 1 twin

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£650£195
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£730£220
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£730£220
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£760£230
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£730£220
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£650£195
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£730£220
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£600£180
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£550£165
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£760£230
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£760£230
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£550£165
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£600£180
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£730£220
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£650£195
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£760£230
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£730£220
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£650£195
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£730£220
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£600£180
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£550£165
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£760£230
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£760£230


In a majestic position just a stones’ throw from the sea, and with commanding views across the Kilbrannan Sound towards the Kintyre Peninsula, Oakdene is a wonderfully welcoming family house in an enviable location which enjoys the peace and tranquility of a charming village, yet is just a short drive from Blackwaterfoot and Lochranza.

Fully modernised throughout but retaining many original features including a ship’s range, this house offers very spacious and comfortable accommodation for seven people including a separate snug, an ideal area for children.   With a very sunny aspect and many of the rooms benefitting from glorious views towards the sea, it would make an ideal base for families, walkers and cyclists alike.

The beach lies just a stone's throw from the house, and visitors can look forward to the prospect of an evening stroll along the beach front complete with a spectacular sunset, or indeed a relaxing dinner in the garden with views out to sea.  However, for those who prefer to dine out there are numerous excellent restaurants nearby.  The closest is in Pirnmill but there are many more to choose from in Blackwaterfoot and Lochranza.

The house itself offers an ideal location to make the best of the island, particularly the mountainous region in the north, as well as access to beautiful sandy beaches on the north west coast and the golf course in Lochranza.  The ferry from Lochranza takes less than 30 minutes and runs regularly to Claonaig in the summer season and Tarbert in the off season.  From there, the Kintyre peninsula can be explored. 

For those interested in historical sites, the King's Caves in local Blackwaterfoot are a series of natural sandstone caves with fragile ancient carvings on the walls.  In addition, the Neolithic and Bronze age site of the Machrie Standing Stones is just a short drive from the cottage.

For whisky lovers, the famous Isle of Arran Distillery is less than 10 minutes by car.  It offers tours and tastings and has an excellent restaurant and visitor centre.



Ground floor:

Sitting room with access to kitchen. Dining Room. Snug, Shower room with wc & whb. Utility room.

First floor:

2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 1 single bedroom.  Family bathroom with bath, separate shower, wc & whb.

Private water supply.


  • Pirnmill: Village store.
  • Lighthouse Restaurant - walking distance.
  • Blackwaterfoot: Bakery, fishmonger, butcher and general store.
  • Lochranza:
  • Distillery
  • Brodick: Hotels, restaurants, shops, supermarket, petrol.
  • 2 Flatscreen TV with Freeview
  • Ample parking
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Electric hob
  • Electric oven
  • Esse
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • Hair dryer
  • Highchair
  • Linen and Towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Multi-fuel stove - all fuel supplied
  • Oil central heating and energy included.
  • Travel Cot
  • Washing Machine
  • Waterside location
  • Wifi
  • Reviews

    (8 reviews)
    Oakdene reviews
    Wonderful setting overlooking the sea, beds very comfortable, good kitchen and equipment. Good private parking. We were very lucky with the weather,and managed to sit outside in the front garden to enjoy the seaviews most of the week. The only negative is that the glazing has 'gone' in the front lounge window,and both back windows,so unable to see clearly through it. We initially thought it was dirty,but stayed the same after a clean. A small shop nearby,and cafe. We would recommend the Machrie tearoom by golf course, and the Glen Isle Hotel at Lamlash for the best scones!!
    Mrs Surrey - June 2018
    Excellent house. Not fancy but very comfortable and ideal for kickboxing by your shoes off and unwinding
    Rev Paterson - May 2018
    Perfect house, beautiful rooms, roaring fire, sea view, we wanted to move in. Wildlife was awesome, it rained a bit and we saw gannets diving, then one day the sun came out and so did the red squirrel, and the otter, and the hare. We took on the challenge of travelling by train and bus, it was magic, and we travelled to the standing stones, Brodick castle, Lochranza, as well as local walks. Thanks to lots of support advice, and welcome, from Hazel at the village shop. Arran has various local producers most of which are stocked, and she ordered in anything else. Also arranged for the beautiful chocolate cake for my birthday to be made locally, and a delivery straight into the kitchen for our arrival was much appreciated. Welcome indeed. Picking up on previous reviews, there were plenty of egg cups, and very clear instructions for what to do with the rubbish. If I were to improve anything it would be a bit more information about the locality - books, maps, and local pictures and artwork.
    Ms Firminger - March 2018
    Great family holiday house with plenty of place . Very comfortable and warm next to the sea with beautiful views and sunsets. Very well equipped with comfortable beds. Central location in West coast of Arran . Children able to roam freely . Handy for village shop although restaurant down the road surprisingly had closed for the season .
    Ms Ludlow - October 2017
    Great place, warm clean and with the sea on your doorstep
    Mr Waite - September 2017
    Generally pleased, and very thankful for woodburner. We had a mixed week of weather. House was exactly right for our extended family. One slight criticism.There was no information about disposal of rubbish.We found two bins, the grey bin was full, the previous renters not having put the bin out.As there is clearly a fortnightly twin bin system you need to provide a schedule.We asked neighbours, and ensured the grey bin was put out and emptied. I think the house would benefit from a house journal, which would give guests info about local attractions.
    Mr Fraser - July 2017
    Our three generation family enjoyed our week in this mostly well equipped house. Plus points were the beach across the road although it is shingle, the proximity of the local shop and restaurant with their friendly, helpful staff, and the red squirrel in the garden most mornings. There were three minus points. The lighting in the living room was not good for reading in the evenings, the travel cot was broken so it was fortunate that we also had our own and no egg cups were provided.
    Mrs Fox - June 2017
    Lovely big house, plenty of space for 7 people, just need some instructions on which bins to use and when to put out, other than that very good
    Mr Brun - May 2017

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    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.

    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:

    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