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The Farmhouse Bothy
(27 reviews)
From £350 per week
Sleeps 2
1 bedroom
1 double

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£350£105
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£400£120
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£400£120
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£350£105
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£350£105
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£400£120
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£400£120
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£400£120
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£400£120
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£400£120
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£400£120
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£400£120
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£400£120
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£350£105
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£350£105
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£400£120
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£400£120
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£350£105
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£350£105
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£400£120
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£400£120
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£400£120
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£400£120
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£400£120
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£400£120
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£400£120
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£400£120
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£350£105
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£350£105
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£400£120
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£400£120


This enchanting little bothy makes the perfect escape for a romantic getaway or for a couple looking to enjoy the best countryside on this delightful island. Set on a working farm, the Farmhouse Bothy is newly renovated to provide you with a fresh, stylish and welcoming holiday home. With open plan living space looking across the garden to the sea, a brand new kitchen and a wood burning stove you will not want to leave. The double bedroom and en-suite wet room shower are a restful retreat and outside you have use of the garden with its BBQ and garden furniture.

Behind the Bothy are farm buildings and you can enjoy the farm’s home grown produce, as well as enjoying the local wildlife and the friendly working collies on the farm. You can walk down to the beach from here – long stretches of pristine water, rock pools, birds and seals, and maybe spot the elusive otter. If you have less energy, you can drive down the track to the beach but, be warned, part of the beach is designated for naturists!

Ossian’s mound is just to the front of the Bothy and next to the walled Garden. It is reputed to be the burial ground of the poet Ossian.

Nearby is the little hamlet of Lagg where the summer months see the local hotel open for meals if you want a change from cooking.



Ground floor:

Sitting room/kitchen, dining room, double bedroom with en-suite wet room with shower, WC and WHB.


  • Lagg: Hotel opens Easter - Oct
  • Creamery in Lagg has small shop for milk, butter & cheese
  • Clachaig Farm can sell home grown meat (frozen) and vegetables in season
  • BBQ
  • CD player
  • Ceramic hob
  • Domestic fridge with ice box
  • DVD player
  • Electric oven
  • Farmyard parking
  • Flastscreen TV
  • Garden furniture
  • IPod dock
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Multi fuel stove - all logs supplied. Coal available to purchase.
  • Radio
  • Sky HD
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi
  • Reviews

    (27 reviews)
    The Farmhouse Bothy reviews
    We loved everything about the Bothy but particularly the wood/coal burner and the friendliness/ help from the owners, Pete and Nicky. The dogs were definitely very welcome too. The bothy itself was very comfortable and well equipped. Extremely comfortable bed. Love to go back again.
    Mr Soanes - October 2018
    I booked this bothy for my husband and I for his birthday and we absolutely loved it. The owners were very kind and generous, stocked our fireplace before we arrived and ensured we felt comfortable. We loved spending time with their dogs, who were all very friendly. Be prepared though that there are a number of dogs on this property, four normally but they were also babysitting two for his son, all collies. We were surprised by how many were there but got comfortable with them very quickly. The house itself was lovely, there is a well stocked kitchen, comfortable love seat, TV, comfortable bed and a fantastic view of the coast. We used this location as a home base as we travelled around the island for three days sightseeing. While it is on the opposite side to the ferry, it only took approximately 40 min to get to it and anywhere else we wished to see.
    Mrs Goodwin - September 2018
    The bothy is nicely furnished with all that one could wish of a perfect base to explore the wonderful island of Arran. This was our first visit to Arran, and it will certainly not be our last. The Bothy environment is a friendly working farm with the most sociable collection of Border Collie dogs with whom to share your experience. Just make sure to bring some wellingtons! (We overlooked this, remember farms and wellingtons go together like Morecombe and Wise!) From the Bothy you can choose to travel either clockwise or anti-clockwise around the island, or as we did, both! Either way is equally delightful. There is a new distillery being build land adjacent to the farm, so I expect this will have an impact on the environment, probably bringing more visitors to the quieter southern end of Arran. The local hostelry (Lagg Hotel, and the attached Velo Cafe) are both first class and you will get a friendly welcome in either or both.
    Mr Rigby - September 2018
    We had a really good time at the Clachaig Farm. The cottage was really cozy (especially with the wood burner lit), the bed the most comfortable one I have ever slept in and Pete and Nicky were super friendly and helpful. I can't imagine better hosts. Also, the dogs that have been mentioned in other reviews are really nice, some accompanied us to the beach (which is just a few minutes by foot from the cottage). Just be aware that you are a little bit "cut off" from the rest of the island. If you don't have a car, you can take the bus, which stops right in front of the farm and goes every 2-3 hours; unfortunately, the last ones are around 8-9pm, so if you want to go to a pub or restaurant in the evening, you maybe have to get a taxi to get home. On the other hand, this means it's really quiet out there and the cottage is perfect to relax!
    Mr Link - August 2018
    Wonderful little cottage, perfect for just 2. Farm dogs are so friendly and escorted us on the short walk from the bothy to the beach; had great fun throwing sticks for them. Made a little fire one evening on the beach to toast marshmallows and to photograph the beautiful sunsets. Bothy very compact but well-appointed; we wanted for nothing. Pete and Nicky were very friendly and helpful; fresh farm eggs, vegetables, fruit and their own sausages and bacon are available to buy. They were always there if we needed them. It was the perfect place for our honeymoon!
    Ms Wordsworth - August 2018
    It was really far away from everything and this was good for peace and quiet but difficult if you had to pop out to a shop. The fire was amazing and the bothy was gorgeous. I loved the dogs though my partner was a bit anxious. Overall it's good.
    Mr Mcculloch - June 2018
    The Bothy is very peaceful and cosy. The views are wonderful and it's a great walk down to a deserted beach. The lovely collies are always up for a walk and there is usually at least one curled up outside the door keeping watch in case you should try to sneak out without them. I stayed for a week but it wasn't long enough. I was on my own but it didn't feel lonely being right at the edge of the farmyard. Pete and Nicky were very friendly and easy going. I will definitely be back.
    Mrs Campbell - March 2018
    Compact cosy cottage attached to farmhouse on a very quiet "main road" so good access to all of the island by car (or bus). As previous reviews have said the farmers Pete and Nicky are great hosts and nothing is too much trouble. Just a short walk through a field (accompanied by wonderful farm dogs!) and you're on an unspoilt beach. We bought delicious meat and also ate at the Lagg hotel one evening which is just down the road - cosy with a log fire and good home-cooked pub grub.
    Mrs Smith - September 2017
    A stunning property, great views , a really cosy place for 2 , fantastic wet room with underfloor heating ,lovely walk to the beach .
    Mr And Mrs Rodgers - September 2017
    We had a lovely week from the moment we arrived we felt at home. A week was not really long enough to explore Arran so we will have to return. Our hosts were lovely too!
    Mrs Davies - August 2017
    A lovely wee cosy place to stay. Pete and Nicky are great hosts and nothing is too much bother. The wood burner was great to cuddle up next to even although it is June!! Thanks Pete for setting it alight for us and the local produce fantastic!! It is so tranquil and picturesque at the bothy that we could have stayed longer than our 4 nights. Ideal base for exploring the lovely island. Arran is such a great place with fantastic walks as long as you are prepared for the Scottish weather!!:) Definitely recommend this Bothy to anyone travelling to Arran
    Mr And Mrs Alexander - June 2017
    Very comfortable and cosy place to stay with good facilities. In a wonderful situation with sea views. Owner Pete couldn't do enough to make sure we were warm and comfortable. Lovely to be able to walk out down to the beach with some of the dogs for company. Excellent position for exploring Arran.
    Mrs Ridley - May 2017
    A very comfortable place to stay with sea views, peace and quiet and friendly hosts ! We arrived stressed and tired and left relaxed and happy! What more can you ask for!!?
    Mrs Mcneil - April 2017
    We had a truly wonderful 7 days in this lovely farmhouse Bothy, with everything we could need, tastefully decorated, and welcoming hosts. + Peace and seaview.
    Mrs Hampstead - April 2017
    Our first visit to Arran and we were not disappointed. The Farmhouse Bothy was the perfect base for us to explore the island. It was very comfortable and cosy especially with the wood burner lit. Pete made us very welcome and nothing was a bother to him. We enjoyed a walk to the beach led by one of the friendly dogs. We hope to return at some point.
    Mr Arthur - April 2017
    Had a great time
    Mrs Williams - March 2017
    Love this place. Super friendly hosts and stunning views. The Bothy offered it all; tranquillity, warmth and comfort. The dogs were excellent tour guides proudly showing off their beautiful coastal playground. Arran itself is just perfect, definitely worth exploring as much as you can, favourites included; seals at Lamlash Bay, Brodick Castle & Goatfell, stones at Machrie Moor, Lochcranza,
    Mr Brown - February 2017
    My stay at the Bothy was tremendous. The setting, the veg patch, the dogs and the quietest bedroom in the UK all add up to a great escape from my daily routine. After a week I am fully recharged and grounded again.
    Mr Croy - October 2016
    The Farmhouse Boothy is very comfortable.From the apartment you have nice views of the sea with the Ailsa Graig. It takes about 10 min to walk to the beach.The Lagg Hotel has a restaurant and is only about 500 m away.
    Mr Pellenkoft - September 2016
    We loved staying here, Pete, Nicky & dogs are great hosts, always there is needed to provide advice and information. The Bothy is well equipped and comfortable, the ideal place to relax after a days exploring the island. It was great to be able to walk down the fields to the beach, usually with at least one of the wonderful dogs guiding us!
    Mrs Moir - June 2016
    The bothy is within short walking distance of beaches, pub & bus stop if needed. Made to feel like part of an extended family, extremely welcoming hosts (&dogs) - working farm with option to buy free range meat ,eggs etc directly from them. From here we had great walks along beaches, through forests & waterfalls ,caves and even up a mountain. All of which had fabulous scenery. Loved to detour to machrie bay for a cake stop, by their own admission " the best buns on the beach". Thoroughly recommend Arran for a peaceful scenic break and the bothy was excellent value for money. Great for anyone with a sense of adventure. Can't help raving about it since our return.
    Mr Chapman - May 2016
    The Bothy is well equipped with modern shower wet room and very efficient wood burner. Pete is an excellent and helpful host - also supplying delicious meats from the farm. It was wonderful to be able to wander out over the farm land to the beach with the farm dogs entertaining us along the way. The bird watching was very good. We climbed all the major mountain ridges - an easy drive though beautiful and quiet roads.
    Mr Rodber - May 2016
    Despite the cold weather for april/may, we had a wonderfull stay in th Bothy. Special thanks to Pete and Nicky Brown for their 200% hospitality, and off course the dogs for their company: they are a very special! The view from the farm on Alsa Graig on itself is allready breathtaking. Take your time to explore Arran; it's a beautiful island.
    Mr And Mrs Van Haren - April 2016
    The Farmhouse Bothy was perfect for us, great walks along the beach with the dogs from the farm. Cosy nights in by the log burner. Pete & Tommy couldn't have been more welcoming. Lots of memories that will stay with us for a long time - perfect
    Ms Pentelow - September 2015
    Wonderful welcome, lovely place and a fantastic stay. Would love to go back again, highly recommended
    Dr Wade - March 2015
    Everything you need for a great holiday on Arran is waiting at the Farmhouse Bothy. A lovely warm welcome from the owners - and their amazing sheepdogs - plus a cosy well-designed holiday home that offers a real escape and fantastic views to the sea. Nothing takes too long to reach on Arran and there are superb landscapes around every twisty corner of the coastal road. There are mountains, waterfalls, castles, many artists and craftspeople as well as great local cheese and single malt whisky. You can enjoy the outdoors, save some visits and shopping for the odd rainy day and then return to the Bothy for a good meal and time together. We enjoyed a wonderful week's holiday!
    Mr Bancroft - August 2014
    Lovely place. Views from windows, amazing. Very friendly people who put themselves out to help in any way they could. Also very friendly farm dogs! So peaceful!
    Mr Warburton - May 2014

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