Peacock Cottage, Whiting Bay
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Peacock cottage offers a charming island retreat for getting away from it all and exploring the beautiful Isle of Arran. It is ideally placed in the coastal village of Whiting Bay within walking distance of the village stores, cafes and bistros. This traditional cottage has been tastefully furnished to provide comfortable accommodation for 2 guests. On the ground floor the bedroom has a king-size bed with superior bedding for your comfort. This can also be converted into a twin bedroom, on request at the time of booking. The bathroom has a corner bath with hand-held shower attachment. On the upper floor there is an open plan living room and kitchen area with sea views towards Holy Isle.
Outside there is an attractive garden with seating overlooking the bay. There is also a separate Laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and space for storage of outdoor gear, golf clubs, etc. Please note the cottage is appended to The Grange - this property is also available as a holiday let (Holiday Lettings Property Code: 279961).
The village of Whiting Bay has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and is self-contained with a useful range of small independent shops and services for easy living. Coast is a popular vibrant spot for morning coffee and also offers a lunch and dinner menu and take-away. The nearby Eden Lodge Hotel also serves drinks and food. For family entertainment, the Village Hall plays host to an eclectic range of local bands, visiting musicians and ceilidhs.
Next to the cottage, you will discover the Arran Art Gallery with an inspiring range of original artwork, limited edition prints, ceramics and glassware together with a pretty courtyard garden.
Whiting Bay boasts a long sandy beach with plenty of rock pools to explore at low tide. Village amenities include a pitch & putt course, a children's play park and the beach is wide enough at low tide for a game of rounders. There is an 18-hole golf course, where visitors are very welcome.
There are numerous good walks close by with forestry trails for mountain biking and walking, with circular trails to the spectacular Glenashdale Falls, the prehistoric burial chambers of Giant's Graves and King's Cross Point.
Coast Cafe Bistro is a vibrant spot for morning coffee, lunch and evening meals. Check out their seasonal menu and opening times via www.coastarran.co.uk. We would also recommend the Glenisle Hotel and the Drift Inn in nearby Lamlash.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Opposite the property|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow / Prestwick International Airports 30 km, Nearest railway: Ardrossan 10 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Included in the rates:
- All linen and towels (please bring own beach/swim towels)
- Electricity and oil central heating
- Household cleaning essentials
- Complimentary toiletries
- Welcome gifts
- Attached 'laundry' room where bikes and outdoor gear may be stored (lockable)
Ground floor: Double/Twin bedroom (please specify at the time of booking if you would like a twin), bathroom with corner bath and hand-held shower attachment.
First floor: Open plan living room with kitchen area to include fridge with icebox, electric cooker, microwave and dishwasher. There is a dining table, comfortable seating, a digital radio with ipod/iphone dock, TV and DVD player. There are sea views towards Holy Isle.
Outside: Parking space directly outside cottage. Laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and clothes airer. Garage available to store bikes (shared with adjacent property). Access to private garden area via garage. Garden with table and chairs with views across the bay. There is also a small pond, established herbaceous borders and access to side gate with the beach opposite.
About this location
The Isle of Arran region
Arran is a beautiful island off the west coast of Scotland with stunning mountain and coastal scenery. There are rugged granite mountain peaks in the north, green rolling hills of the south, pretty villages and stunning ever changing coastal views around every corner.
In contrast to the most of Scotland, Arran is blessed with a mild maritime climate due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream, making it an ideal destination for year round breaks. However, it is also renowned for changeable weather and you may experience four seasons in one day! You are advised to bring comfortable, weatherproof gear and wear layers that you can take off when the sun shines.
Arran is easily accessible from the Scottish mainland, less than an hour from Glasgow, Glasgow and Prestwick International Airports. When you board the ferry, there is a feeling of leaving all the worries behind, as you set off on your Arran adventure.
There is also the option to travel to Kintyre from the north of the island on a short ferry crossing to explore the Argyll or island hop to Islay, Mull and beyond.
With a stunning natural environment, the island is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with outstanding wildlife, flora, fauna, geology, archaeology and history. There are high level mountain walks for the more experienced, miles of forestry trails and the Arran Coastal Way, a continuous 100k route. You can also follow circular paths to discover ancient sites, including the Standing Stones at Machrie Moor and King's Caves near Blackwaterfoot.
Brodick Castle & Country Park offers a programme of guided walks in the summer months and there are a number of woodland trails, including The Duchess Bathing Pools and a sculpture trail in Merkland Wood created by a renowned local artist, Tim Pomeroy.
Other activities available and places to visit include:
• 4* hotel leisure facilities open to non-residents include a swimming pool with sauna, steam and foot spa; sports hall, gym and studio, spa and beauty treatments and a children's play barn
• Seven golf courses and an automated golf range
• Pony trekking at Sannox and Shiskine
• Adventure activities - sea kayaking, gorge walking, paragliding, climbing and abseiling, mountain biking
• Boat trips from Lamlash pier including sea kayaking, powerboating and a ferry service to the Holy Isle
• The Isle of Arran Distillery in Lochranza (4* visitor attraction)
• Old Byre Showroom and Cafe Thyme, Machrie
We would recommend the 4* Douglas Hotel and the 4* Auchrannie Resort, both open all day for drinks, snacks and meals and the Heritage Museum cafe has a lovely riverside garden with picnic tables for lunch and afternoon tea.
A car is advised to travel to other parts of the island, but it is not essential as there is a regular bus service connecting the villages and an open top bus for scenic trips in the main season.
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7 Aug 2014
"Delightful cottage but little day light so need electric lighting at all times"
It is a lovely cottage but as the weather was often very wet we spent more time than hoped inside and found that there was little day light. To need the electric lights on all day is a bit depressing … More
It was a shame that you experienced wet weather during your stay. It was lovely here last week and next week looks good too. If only we could guarantee sunshine for all our visitors!
28 Jun 2014
"Small but perfectly formed:)"
Just returned from our 2week stay on the Isle of Arran. Stayed at peacock cottage. A lovely wee place. Clean comfortable well equipped . Lovely pillows ! :)) lovely location sea only across the road .… More
Thank you for your review of our cottage. It is a cosy retreat for 2 with a great village location. Hope to see you next year!
14 Nov 2013
"Great cottage in great location"
Peacock Cottage was ideal for the 2 of us, when we arrived we were given a welcome pack which was a nice touch, the bedroom was downstairs and was very cosy, we had to turn the heating down as it was … More
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