House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 9 Home 279961
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House / 5 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 9
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0 km
- Great for children of all ages
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
The Grange offers an impressive Scottish island retreat for large gatherings all year round. It is ideally situated with front-line panoramic sea views of the bay and Holy Isle, directly opposite a wide sandy beach, perfect for beachcombing and paddling. The Grange is conveniently located in the coastal haven of Whiting Bay and within easy reach of the village amenities. It is directly opposite a shallow bay, perfect for paddling and kayaking. It's a short stroll to Coast Bistro, a vibrant spot for morning coffee, lunch and evening meals. Formerly a hotel, the present owner-artist has taken care to upgrade the property to a high standard of comfort and style; it is spacious and well appointed with oil central heating. The modern kitchen provides informal dining and is fully equipped to manage a large house party with a gas range, a big fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. A butler's passage leads off the kitchen to a separate formal dining room with views
The Grange offers an impressive Scottish island retreat for large gatherings all year round. It is ideally situated with front-line panoramic sea views of the bay and Holy Isle, directly opposite a wide sandy beach, perfect for beachcombing and paddling. The Grange is conveniently located in the coastal haven of Whiting Bay and within easy reach of the village amenities. It is directly opposite a shallow bay, perfect for paddling and kayaking. It's a short stroll to Coast Bistro, a vibrant spot for morning coffee, lunch and evening meals. Formerly a hotel, the present owner-artist has taken care to upgrade the property to a high standard of comfort and style; it is spacious and well appointed with oil central heating. The modern kitchen provides informal dining and is fully equipped to manage a large house party with a gas range, a big fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. A butler's passage leads off the kitchen to a separate formal dining room with views over the bay. The spacious drawing room features an open fire and a large bay window, an ideal place for gazing out to sea with a wee dram of Arran Malt. To help keep the peaceful atmosphere, there is a second lounge with a 32" TV for the children to enjoy. The first floor provides five elegant bedrooms, three with en-suite shower rooms (all newly fitted for 2015); and there is a fabulous family bathroom with roll-top bath complete with chandelier. Outside there is a garden with established trees, herbaceous borders and lawns overlooking the bay. The sweeping gravel driveway provides plenty of space for parking. Please note the driveway is shared with Peacock Cottage appended to the rear of the Grange. This holiday cottage sleeps two and also available to let (Holiday Lettings Property Code: 280462)
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 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 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 Grange, 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 and the prehistoric burial chambers of Giant's Graves.
In Brodick 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.
Bed & bathroom
- bedroom 1: super king bed
bedroom 2: king bed
bedroom 3: double bed
bedroom 4: single bed
bedroom 5: 2 single beds
- 1 family bathrooms, 3 en suites, 1 shower rooms
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Log fire
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Corporate bookings
- Secure parking
- Suitable for people with restricted mobility
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated:
- 06 Feb 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Payment accepted:
- Credit cards accepted
Languages spoken: English
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- Very Good
“Excellent house in a stunning part of Scotland”
We visited over the New Year week as part of a group consisting of 3 couples and 7 kids. The house exceeded expectations. Lots of space, very well equipped, beautiful art on pretty much every wall, very comfortable bedrooms - and fantastic views. The weather was atrocious at points, but watching the power of the waves, and seeing them eventually up on the road, was certainly memorable. So much to do nearby - great waterfall, beaches with seals, coastal walks with caves, and not too far from the leisure facilities at Auchrannie, which we made good use of. We also found that the Indian restaurant in Lamlash and the Chinese in Brodick were both good - with the Chinese delivering to the Grange, which was even better! In all, an excellent house, with a very helpful and friendly team making arrangements easy, and even having an open fire lit for our arrival!
“A house and view to die for”
The photos don't do the house justice, it's truly lovely and the position is stunning. If you can find another view like that I want to know where it is. Watching Gannets, from the lovely bay window in the sitting room, diving for fish is quite spectacular. If anyone is suffering from stress this is the place to be. A meal out at Coast, just a couple of minutes stroll, is a must. I'd recommend taking a car as there are so many amazing places to visit. Brodick Castle and gardens were extremely interesting to me as they have close connections to Suffolk. Visit many standing stone circles or watch seals lazing on the rocks at low tide. And, yes girls, there are some lovely shops which specialise in locally produced art and artifacts and there's a distillery for the guys! Don.t miss the art gallery right next to the Grange. After a day of wonderful exploration curl up in a comfy bed and dream of what tomorrow might bring.
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