Holiday House Details
Smuggler's Den
(16 reviews)
From £525 per week
Sleeps 8
4 bedrooms
2 doubles, 2 twins

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Fri 06 Sep 2019Thu 19 Sep 2019£825£250
Fri 20 Sep 2019Thu 03 Oct 2019£750£225
Fri 04 Oct 2019Thu 24 Oct 2019£825£250
Fri 25 Oct 2019Thu 07 Nov 2019£695£210
Fri 08 Nov 2019Thu 19 Dec 2019£525£160
Fri 20 Dec 2019Thu 26 Dec 2019£850£255
Fri 27 Dec 2019Thu 02 Jan 2020£850£255
Fri 03 Jan 2020Thu 06 Feb 2020£525£160
Fri 07 Feb 2020Thu 02 Apr 2020£695£210
Fri 03 Apr 2020Thu 23 Apr 2020£850£255
Fri 24 Apr 2020Thu 21 May 2020£750£225
Fri 22 May 2020Thu 28 May 2020£825£250
Fri 29 May 2020Thu 18 Jun 2020£825£250
Fri 19 Jun 2020Thu 03 Sep 2020£850£255
Fri 04 Sep 2020Thu 24 Sep 2020£825£250
Fri 25 Sep 2020Thu 01 Oct 2020£750£225
Fri 02 Oct 2020Thu 22 Oct 2020£825£250
Fri 23 Oct 2020Thu 05 Nov 2020£695£210
Fri 06 Nov 2020Sat 19 Dec 2020£525£160
Sun 20 Dec 2020Sat 26 Dec 2020£850£255
Sun 27 Dec 2020Sat 02 Jan 2021£850£255
Sun 03 Jan 2021Thu 04 Feb 2021£525£160
Fri 05 Feb 2021Thu 18 Mar 2021£695£210
Fri 19 Mar 2021Thu 15 Apr 2021£850£255
Fri 16 Apr 2021Thu 27 May 2021£750£225
Fri 28 May 2021Thu 03 Jun 2021£825£250
Fri 04 Jun 2021Thu 17 Jun 2021£825£250
Fri 18 Jun 2021Thu 09 Sep 2021£850£255
Fri 10 Sep 2021Thu 23 Sep 2021£825£250
Fri 24 Sep 2021Thu 30 Sep 2021£750£225
Fri 01 Oct 2021Thu 21 Oct 2021£825£250
Fri 22 Oct 2021Thu 04 Nov 2021£695£210
Fri 05 Nov 2021Sun 19 Dec 2021£525£160
Mon 20 Dec 2021Sun 26 Dec 2021£850£255
Mon 27 Dec 2021Sun 02 Jan 2022£850£255


Smuggler's Den near Corrie is a spacious and welcoming ground floor apartment situated just metres from the shore and benefitting from fabulous sea views. Otters are frequently spotted from the front windows, who usually make their appearance around breakfast or dinner time, so keep your eyes peeled - how exciting! Offering well equipped and comfortable accommodation for up to 8 adults and with a south facing garden in which to relax, its enviable location would particularly suit families and outdoor enthusiasts as there is a large shed for cycles and outdoor equipment.

A wide choice of walks are accessible from Corrie, including Brodick Castle, the forestry tracks and access to Goatfell. Kayaking is also popular in this area, as well as the possibility of playing at one of Arran’s seven golf courses. In addition, guests can look forward to a range of wildlife, including frequent sightings of otters and seals. Lochranza is also less than 20 minutes drive, and home to the Isle of Arran Distillery. From Lochranza there is also the option of a short ferry ride to explore the Kintyre peninsula.

Just five minutes from Brodick, with its shops, galleries and restaurants, Smugglers Den would make a very comfortable and welcoming base from which to explore the Isle of Arran.



All on one level:

Kitchen/dining room, lounge. Master double bedroom with ensuite shower, WC & WHB. Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower over bath, WC & WHB. 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with bath, WC & WHB.

Please Note:

  • This property has a private water supply
  • Suitable for guests with mobility difficulties


  • Hotel in Corrie
  • Shops, bank, petrol, restaurants, hotels - Brodick 4 miles
  • Activities include: golf, mountain bike trails, horse riding, walking, Goatfell, cycling.
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric hob
  • Electric oven
  • Enclosed garden
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating and electricity included
  • Highchair available
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking on shared driveway
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside location
  • WiFi
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (16 reviews)
    Smuggler's Den reviews
    The property was big enough for our party of 7, dining table and living area big enough for all. All facilities catered for. Handy for trips to Brodick or Corrie. Comfortable bedrooms and fantastic view across the water.
    Mrs Jamieson - August 2019
    WE had a great stay at Smuggler's Den. The location was perfect for all the activities we wanted to do - cycling, sea kayaking, walking on Goat Fell, snorkelling right outside of the house, general sight seeing. The house was a perfect size for our 2 families, excellent parking facilities, well equipped kitchen (although a few more glasses would have been useful), good amount of local information available which we did make use of and excellent natural light coming into the house. We just had 2 concerns. The first was was the dampness in the property which, to be honest, would possibly put us off re-booking. The smell of dampness hits you as soon as you enter the property and got worse in the bedrooms at the south end of the cottage. One of the children in our party has asthma and we were worried that the dampness might affect her. Luckily she was ok but it did raise some concern. Its a real shame because it does spoil what otherwise would have been an absolutely perfect place. The second was the colour of the water. There had been a lot of rain ahead of our stay so I'm not sure if that affects it, but it was quite "distinctive". I know this is just from the peat but it would have been good to have more information about the safety of the water. The house info does say that "the water has been tested by SEPA". It doesn't say if the sample passed the standard and there's no information about any treatment that might be applied. Is there any filtering, UV system in place etc? We took the view to boil water for drinking to be on the safe side. We bought in bottled water for the children.
    Owners Response: "This is very kind of you to take the time to write. WATER - In the information book I advise not to drink as it is from the fell. I will put notices by sinks. We are looking at getting mains but that won't be quick. DAMP - oh dear! That doesn't sound good. I thought I'd got on top of that. I have a super powerful dehumidifier and advise people to use extractors and keep house aired. Maybe the French drains behind house have blocked and some water is pooling on membrane. I will check this out in the next week or so . I may buy another dehumidifier to have one each end of house and put notices up to use extractors. I'll get some more glasses. Thank you again"
    Mrs Andrews - August 2019
    Lovely location and great property.
    Mr Ashby - July 2019
    We loved our stay at Smugglers Den. It was the perfect location for exploring Arran and we were able to do some otter spotting from the house and rocks across from the house. Perfect enclosed space for the dogs and good selection of games to keep us all amused in the evening. Arran is a beautiful Island. It was the first time there for all seven of us but we all said we would be back. Loved the beaches, Community of Arran Seabed Trust , crazy golf and the Lighthouse Resturant amongst many other things.
    Mrs Milne - June 2019
    The house is large and comfortable with plenty of space for everyone. The enclosed garden is great for kids. Would book again
    Mrs Torrance - April 2019
    Our party aged from 5 - 75 and we all absolutely love Arran & we loved Smugglers Den! A very well appointed & equipped house, so comfortable & clean, with an excellent garden. The small beach across the road provided hours of entertainement- watching otters, hunting for crabs etc. The nearby Corrie Hotel was fantastic for dinner, and we drove to Brodick every day. The kids loved soap making at Arran Aromatics, seal watching at the Duke's Beach & we had a fantastic day out at Brodick Castle where the kids spent hours playing in the Adventure Playground. A really happy family holiday for 3 generations & we cannot wait to go back.
    Mrs Goodwin - October 2018
    An amazing location and a really comfortable house, with everything you could need for a perfect holiday on Arran. Wildlife and sightseeing every day and still plenty more that we never got around too, with some great cafes all over the island
    Dr Skelhorn - September 2018
    Smugglers Den is truly the perfect house for a family holiday. We had 8 adults and two infants. The house has everything you need for a house full of people. It's clean, has all the necessary equipment. The garden is lovely and secure. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is :- The decking in the garden is actually dangerous and needs attention. The ensuite bathroom really needs an upgrade, there were nails protruding from a wooden baton ! The sitting room could benefit from some more small lamps. In the evening we had to bring bedroom lamps through. I would return without hesitation.
    Mrs Brown - September 2018
    Fantastic property with room for a large group of people end otter/seal spotting to congregate or enjoy individual space. Views are terrific with hours of fun spent otter/seal spotting.
    Mrs Black - August 2018
    This is a comfortable, welcoming and thoughtfully equipped place. It is spacious and easy to share, with plenty of room. The views and environment are peaceful, calm and the large kitchen and sitting room are sociable, relaxing areas. An excellent base for exploring by car and bike . An easy drive to Brodick for food and other shopping, Brodick castle and the brewery, cheese shop and gift and coffee shops in one direction and the beautiful villages of Corrie and Sannox in the other.
    Mrs Milton - July 2018
    Very spacious and comfortable accommodation. The only downside was a noisy water pump. Everything else was very well appointed. We watched otters, seals, oyster catchers, curlews from the front of Smugglers Den. Crossing the road to the shore needs a little care as the traffic tends to speed along that stretch of road. We ate at Stags Pavilion in Lochranza and had a superb meal which was very reasonably priced. Also ate at the Corrie hotel and had good well priced food. The sandwich cabin in Lochranza does amazing sandwiches but get there early as the bread can run out! It's a few years since we visited Arran and although there seems to be more traffic and people about, the island hasn't changed. It does the soul good to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the glens and hills in the north and the views from the west coast over Kintyre out to Jura.
    Mr Dale - July 2018
    We were a group of 7 late middle aged! walkers. Everything in the cottage was in good condition (Except shower over the bath). Comfortable beds, large lounge, well appointed kitchen. Excellent location to travel by car and bus. Good views out to sea - we did see wild life but no sea otters. Had a nice meal at the Corrie Hotel on our first night.
    Mr Algar - July 2018
    The property was in a great location and was very spacious. The house was very warm however the property needs some updating as was very tired!
    Mr Gunning - April 2018
    A very enjoyable stay, easy house, lots of great walks and a really lovely island, will be back.
    Mr Powles - February 2018
    Great location , spacious property ideal for family get together. Plenty hot water, well equipped house. My only criticism is that we arrived on a cold evening and there was no heating on so it took the whole evening and night to get the place warm, once it was warm , it was very comfortable.
    Mrs Urquhart - February 2018
    Excellent cottage. Only 2 of us stayed so was obviously much bigger than our requirements but the cottage is very spacious for 8 people. Great kitchen with everything you require. Lovely huge dining table with views out to sea. Great place to eat breakfast while looking at the sea. Garden at the side of the house is a real suntrap. We visited in Sept and where able to sit out on the decking to relax in the sun. Bedrooms and bathrooms all well equipped and comfortable. Loads of towels available. 1 large TV in lounge with sky. Who needs that though when you have the views out of the window. Location of cottage is amazing right on the waterfront, only the small road between us which has very limited traffic even though it is the main coast road. There is not much in the immediate vicinity to walk to so you are isolated. Nearest pub is 2 miles away in Corrie but not suitable to walk on the road in the dark. Corrie Hotel is a great pub though. Lovey tiny mini harbour there too. We walked over to the waters edge on first morning and immediately saw an otter. How beautiful! Great cottage , great choice.
    Mrs Whiteside-ehlen - September 2017