Holiday House Details
(12 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 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£730£220
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£650£195
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£650£195
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£575£175
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£630£190
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£765£230
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£680£205
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£765£230
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£765£230
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£795£240
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£765£230
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£630£190
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£575£175
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£795£240
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£795£240
Mon 04 Jan 2021Fri 05 Feb 2021£575£175
Sat 06 Feb 2021Fri 19 Mar 2021£630£190
Sat 20 Mar 2021Fri 16 Apr 2021£765£230
Sat 17 Apr 2021Fri 28 May 2021£680£205
Sat 29 May 2021Fri 04 Jun 2021£765£230
Sat 05 Jun 2021Fri 18 Jun 2021£765£230
Sat 19 Jun 2021Fri 10 Sep 2021£795£240
Sat 11 Sep 2021Fri 24 Sep 2021£765£230
Sat 25 Sep 2021Fri 01 Oct 2021£680£205
Sat 02 Oct 2021Fri 22 Oct 2021£680£205
Sat 23 Oct 2021Fri 05 Nov 2021£630£190
Sat 06 Nov 2021Mon 20 Dec 2021£575£175
Tue 21 Dec 2021Mon 27 Dec 2021£795£240
Tue 28 Dec 2021Mon 03 Jan 2022£795£240


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

    (12 reviews)
    Oakdene reviews
    A nicely situated comfortable house. Plenty of room for our extended family party.
    Mrs Cassidy - August 2019
    The house is exactly as it looks on the website, clean and spacious. We were two family’s and did not feel we were encroaching on each other. A downside was that the tv in the back sitting room doesn’t work, and this would have been a perfect place for the children to hang out, also the WiFi is unreliable as two of us had to work a bit when there and constantly reboot the modem. But apart from that we had a very comfortable stay on arran and would recommend
    Mr Walker - August 2019
    Spacious house in a beautiful setting that was spotlessly clean on our arrival. Quirky heating and hot water via the kitchen range which was a fun novelty! Kitchen was reasonably equipped. Utility room and shower room is a great asset to deal with wet weather gear / wetsuits / muddy shoes etc. I had to contact the property manager during our stay and got hold of him easily. He was polite, professional and helpful. Would stay again.
    Mrs Mccann - May 2019
    Beautiful house in a lovely location can't fault it in any way would thoroughly recommend a stay at Oakdene
    Mr Strickland - May 2019
    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