The Isle of Arran is a small island off the west coast of Scotland nestling between the Kintyre peninsula and the
Ayrshire coast and is often called 'Scotland in miniature' - beaches,
castles and standing stones are just some of the attractions. It is a
popular Scottish island holiday destination and is very beautiful with lots of outdoor
activities - walking, climbing, sailing, diving, fishing, golf and
riding to name a few. The ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick takes an
hour and it is wonderful to arrive on Arran by sea - a perfect start to an island holiday! Staying on Arran is a popular destination for families and the quiet pace of life and glorious beaches are idyllic for children and relaxing for adults too.
Brodick is the largest town on Arran and is overlooked by
Brodick Castle - now owned by the National Trust for Scotland, with
some magnificent silver, paintings and furniture on display. The
gardens are exotic and surprising. The pretty villages of Corrie and
Sannox have some lovely holiday cottages to rent but in fact many of the is cottages set on their own in the pretty countryside. Arran has seven golf
courses and this is a popular activitity in the summer with islanders and visitors. There are also many
great products made on Arran - Arran Aromatics, the Island Cheese
Company, chocolates from James's of Arran and whisky at the distillery
at Lochranza. There is a great choice of holiday accommodation on Arran from self-catering cottage for 2, to luxury which sleep 12 in great comfort.
Recently a new large farmhosue on Arran has joined our portfolio, sleeps 12-14 people - overlooking the sea! This property is pet friendly, has an open fire and a games room - what more could a large group want for!
There are many Arran holiday houses, bed and breakfast accommodation and a good selection of self-catering cottages on Arran. The Isle of Arran is a very popular holiday destination for tourists exploring Scotland's west coast and if you are staying here then you can easily leave the island for the day and visit Ayrshire and the Kintyre peninsula - though there is so much to captivate you on Arran that you are unlikely to want to leave!