Holiday House Details
(28 reviews)
From £285 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
1 double, 1 twin

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£395£120
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£360£110
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£320£100
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£320£100
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£285£90
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£285£90
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£360£110
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£395£120
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£285£90
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£285£90
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£320£100
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£320£100
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£320£100
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£360£110
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£395£120
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£360£110
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£320£100
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£320£100
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£285£90
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£285£90
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£360£110
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£395£120


A beautifully situated little holiday house on the isle of Arran, Pladda sits at the back of Auchenhew House which can be booked separately and shares the same spectacular sea views and large lawned gardens. The gardens have patio areas with furniture & barbecues. You are also less than a mile from the Kildonan hotel and a good sandy beach.

The self catering cottage is a modest holiday home providing excellent value for a clean bright and very well equipped holiday. The main living areas are open plan with a spacious kitchen/dining/sitting area. Two bedrooms and a bathroom lead off this central area.



Ground floor:

Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom. bathroom with bath, shower over bath, WC and WHB.


  • Cot
  • Electric cooker
  • Electricity included
  • Fridge
  • Garden furniture
  • High chair
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Private garden
  • TV with DVD player
  • Washer/dryer
  • Waterside
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (28 reviews)
    Pladda reviews
    Booked this for a week as a base for brother and hubby doing the coastal walk. House had the basics and was clean and lovely location was freezing when we arrived surely low level heating could be on if a property is vacant the seek before ( we don’t like a lot of heating but this was very cold). Cottages like this that are purpose built as holiday lets just aren’t the same as the old restored houses. It had the basics in the kitchen but microwave with plug cut off and had to buy batteries for the remote. Also not enough hot water for even one of us to have a bath which isn’t great when you’ve hiked 15 miles. As I said fine as a base if you’re out exploring, walking cycling all day but not really a family holiday home
    Mr Arthur - March 2019
    Mrs Derricutt - June 2018
    Pladda cottage was ideally situated for a quiet relaxing break and a good base the explore Arran. It is within walking distance of the fabulous beach at Kildonan without being surrounded by too many people. It was easy to get to anywhere on the Isalnd within a short time. The cottage was clean and tidy. It was very comfortable and warm and has everything you would need for your holiday. It was good value for money and the location is stunning. We would certainly stay here again. There are lots of places we throughly enjoyed visiting, Blackwaterfoot beach, Lochranza and the distillery where we had the most fabulous lunch (though service was very slow), Lamlash has the most wonderful 'gift and card' shop, The Velo cafe at Laggs is highly recommended as is the 'Old Pier Cafe' in Lamlash. The scenery and wildlife are breathtakingly awsome and everyone we met couldn't have been nicer if they tried. Arran is a fantastic wee island that has so much to offer and is well worth a visit.
    Mrs Moore - September 2017
    Lovely holiday cottage just right for 3/4 people Needs sprucing up some diy jobs need attention i.e. Back of double bedroom door highly splattered with paint No oven gloves provided so burnt hand twice before buying my own oven gloves Arran heritage museum a must see
    Mrs Luxton - August 2017
    The location was perfect for us, near where our friends live. The house had everything we needed for our short stay. The weather was amazing. Would stay again and recommend. I would also recommend Cafe Thyme for great food, views and kids play area.
    Mrs Harvey - May 2017
    We made a very last minute decision to detour to Arran. Heather at cottages and castles was incredibly helpful and found us Pladda at the last moment. It was great value for money, positioned in a quiet setting a short drive from whiting bay and Lamlash it has everything you need for a stay on Arran.
    Mr Robinson - May 2017
    Despite the pictures, if you want to take advantage of the amazing scenery you will need to book a cottage at the front. Located at the back you will be looking straight out onto the small car park and this was slightly disappointing. The Cottage itself was ok but again marred by various damp patches that hadn't been looked at and caused some breathing difficulties on the first night. Staff were incredibly friendly and this was a huge plus for us but all in all I would consider a cottage at the front or look elsewhere.
    Mr Plucknett - August 2016
    Cottage had everything we needed for our stay, absolutely stunning view . would definitely go back and stay .
    Miss Mellon - August 2016
    Pladda is pleasant cottage, with everything you need. Lovely bottle of wine on arrival; kitchen has essentials for cooking with washing up liquid, tea towels, kitchen roll etc being provided. The cottage itself is a little tired and could do with a lick of paint throughout. There was a damp smell in the bedrooms. It should be noted that there is no sea view from this cottage and the entrance over looks the parking for all three of the cottages in the complex. We had a problem with the boiler/hot water towards the end of the week. We notified Rebecca, the housekeeper, and she sorted it straight away - a big thumbs up for her!
    Mrs Clark - July 2016
    From the lovely bottle of wine on arrival to our departure everything about our stay was perfect,thank you.
    Mrs Friel - June 2016
    Location is lovely. Accommodation was comfortable but could have been cleaner on our arrival. The work tops in the kitchen were dirty and there was what appeared to be onion stuck to the sink and in the plughole which caused an unpleasant smell we when we entered the cottage. In addition there were footprints in the bath. It is in need of some redecoration.
    Mr Bradshaw - May 2016
    Pladda had more than everything needed for a pleasant stay. The help and courtesy shown when needing help was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone . The only down side was the exceptionally poor quality of the public roads which has no bearing on the accommodation but that of the local council.
    Mr Mcculloch - April 2016
    The cottage had all we needed but I would have liked to be able to go for walks without needing to use the main road. We felt just a little 'cut-off' .
    Miss Ellis - September 2015
    We had everything and more than we required
    Miss Da Silva - March 2015
    The Pladda cottage is a great cottage in a very nice part of the Isle of Arran. It was nicely unexpected that the owners would provide toiletries and towels, this was a nice surprise. Also we were let a bottle of wine which was a very nice touch.
    Mr Harvey-ascroft - July 2014
    the holiday home was great. clean, big, bed comfortable, quite, incredible view, very nice garden... everything really great. Also we were surprised to find a bottle of wine on the table as a welcome present. Very kind indeed. The cottage is actually much nicer than it looks on the pics. The only pity is (but it has never been promised) that it is not at the beach. you cant just walk down to the beach from the cottage cause there are sheep next to it. you need to walk for a bit along a main road (mind, there is a car every 5 minutes ;-) and then go down. takes about 20 minutes and is down a hill. if you are just two adults that ok but with kids you need to take the car. there is a nice hotel at the bottom serving nice food on a good price. you can sit outside with beach access (great with kids - you eat, they play at the see). Its called Kilxxx hotel at the seal bay. something with K anyway. As there is basically nothing else in the area you cant miss it :-). About remote location: make sure you have all your shopping done. the next shop is a 20-30 minutes drive away.
    Ms Grimm - June 2014
    The cottage itself was OK, but we had a major problem with the hot water supply on the Sunday which involved me phoning the housekeeper only to be told that it would take around 2 - 3 hours before we could get showered/bathed. I found this incredible in this day & age that the hot water was "timed" to cut out/come on at certain times of the day. This obviously meant that for around 3 hrs on the only full day we had was spent waiting for hot water. I would appreciate it if you could draw the owner's attention to this and if I can receive some kind of compensation for our day being ruined. Thank you
    Ms Keith - June 2014
    I am afraid that we were not very happy with this property. The "BBQ" was old, rusty and unusable, the kitchen window would not close and the accommodation was basically pretty shabby.
    Ms Watt - May 2014
    Had a lovely holiday in Arran staying at Pladda. We were just there for the weekend, but was a great weekend. Only 25 minute drive from Brodick made it a great base, especially when you consider the view - incomparable! Very clean and tidy and ideal for my small family of 2 plus a toddler plus a puppy. We had a great time and would definitely recommend Pladda to stay in.
    Mrs Nisbet - May 2014
    lovely well equipped cottage with spectacular views.Already talking about booking to go back. worth a visit to Machrie Bay tea room for a delicious lunch and great value for money.
    Mr Jack - July 2013
    Pladda is in an excellent location, adjacent to the main road that goes round the island, yet ever so quiet and our sleep quality was superb! You are very close to Kildonan village, where you can can visit the hotel and also overlook the island of Pladda, and also nearby we found the excellent Lagg hotel full of atmosphere and delicious food. The one drawback was that we were disappointed with the driveway leading into the self catering complex - it was rather bare and was desperately needing some plants to brighten it up. Pladda itself, with two bedrooms, was ample space for us and had very good facilities.
    Mr Smith - June 2013
    We had Pladda as part of the whole Auchenhew complex. It was great to give some extra privacy for our party. It might prove rather claustrophobic for 4 people were it to be rented as a 'solo' cottage. But it was well laid out and very convenient.
    Mrs Grove - July 2012
    Outside of cottage very tatty. Inside well equipped, but would have benefitted from a rug in the living room. Location did not have expected footpaths to beach - in fact road route was too dangerous to walk a dog down, so we had to drive to the beach. Garden not secure, so dogs could get onto the road. No shop in village, just one (poor) hotel/bar. Nearest shops several miles away.
    Dr Arrand - June 2012
    we have previously camped on Arran but given the unpredictable weather decided to treat ourselves to a bit of comfort this year. the cottage was clean & cosy & had everything we needed including a HOT bath & shower - pure luxury when you're used to camping. plenty open space around the cottages for the boys to run around, scooter or play footy. short drive down to the quiet beaches where the boys played for hours. would definitely go back.
    Mrs Quigley - June 2012
    Good views from the outside area down to Pladda island. Comfortable interior, decor in need of some TLC.Easy to park and access the cottage . Loved Kildonan , so near and beautiful coastline there. Kildonan Hotel ,good nearby venue . Kinloch Hotel at Blackwaterfoot and Auchrannie resort in Brodick have indoor heated swimmimg pools open to non-residents .
    Mrs Biro - May 2012
    We were the first ones in of the season and it smelt musty. They had had a problem with flooding so wallpaper was peeling in patches. Potentially lovely cottage just needs a bit of improvement which I'm sure the owners will do. On main road but not too much traffic. Limited safe walking from cottage but fine with your own transport
    Mr Cameron - April 2012
    A nice, light cottage with spectacular views of the sea from the shared clifftop garden. It was clean and reasonably well equiped. Convection heaters quickly warmed up the initially cold and slightly musty rooms. The sofas were comfortable and the double bed was firm. You may want to bring the following basics: corkscrew, salt, oil and duvets thicker than the ones supplied in colder months. The one minor disappointment was that we could not get the DVD player to work. We enjoyed our short stay very much.
    Mr Sheppard - October 2011
    Everything excellent even the weather was very good! Pladda was one of the least expensive cottages but such good value and Kildonan was one of the lovliest bays and good to be away from the "crowds" in Brodick!!! (not many of those really). We took duvet covers, towels, loo rolls etc but they were all provided with a bottle of wine. Very clean and attractive decor so good choice and price. Local pub had great food and nice location. All in all Arran had loads to do for all, if people enjoy the outdoor life, walking, cycling and fishing and was very dog friendly too.
    Mrs Weston - August 2011