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Strathconon, Glenashdale
Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran

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Personally maintained by the owners to ensure a high standard of comfort, this luxury holiday house lies in Glenashdale near Whiting Bay on the beautiful island of Arran. The beach and seafront at Whiting Bay are only 300 yards from the house. It is a truly immaculate self-catering house offering superb and spacious accommodation, with level access throughout the property, thereby providing excellent disabled accessibility. Whilst you might struggle to tear yourself away from the immediate surroundings, there is lots more to explore on this gorgeous Scottish island.

Over 200 species of bird have been recorded on Arran including hen harriers and buzzards and in the higher peaks you may be lucky enough to spot a golden eagle - Arran is a great place for a bird-watching holiday in Scotland as well as ideal for a Scottish family holiday. The Isle of Arran is 20 miles long and 56 miles round, and a well-known feature is Goat Fell, a popular tourist attraction if you are up for the challenge of conquering it and seeing Arran stretched out below you. Arran is also the most accessible of Scotland 's islands, and is only 2 hours from Glasgow.

The spectacular Glenashdale Falls and Giant's Grave are only one mile from the property. The house lies very near beautiful Whiting Bay, 4 miles from Kildonan beaches to the south with their basking seals, and 8 miles from Brodick with its National Trust castle. There is a golf course one mile away, climbing and hill walking all around, and cycling and riding nearby. The well-known Arran Adventure Company is 8 miles away which offers activities such as power boating, abseiling, orienteering and canyoning to mention a few! There are more glorious sandy beaches and many more tourist attractions on the Isle of Arran, notably Arran's "Taste Trail" which includes visits to producers of cheese, bread, whisky, seafood, and last but not least, beer at The Arran Brewery. The Isle of Arran is justifiably referred to as "Scotland in Miniature", boasting spectacular scenery, jagged mountain ridges, sandy beaches and palm trees - a perfect place to rent a cottage for a Scottish island holiday.

  • Sleeps - 8
  • Bedrooms - 4 (2 double, 2 double or twins)
  • 3 bathrooms (2 ensuite)
  • Category 3 disabled access
  • Private parking immediately outside, level access to the property
  • Washing machine/drier
  • Range style double electric oven,
    hob & microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Full central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Bread maker, coffee maker and more
  • Telephone - £5 of calls included
  • WidescreenTV/DVD/Video/PlayStation 2/HiFi
  • Ardrossan Harbour - 25 miles from Glasgow Airport, 18 miles from Prestwick Airport
  • Ferry crossing to Brodick - 55 minutes
  • Car hire available on Arran
  • Local shops - 0.5 miles
  • Restaurant/friendly bar with live music - 0.3miles
  • Brodick Castle - 9 miles
  • 7 golf courses within easy reach
  • Day trips - Mull of Kintyre and Machrihanish golf course
  • Boat trips - 5 miles
  • Walking from doorstep
  • Swimming pool - 8 miles, also Auchrannie Spa Resort
  • Well-behaved pets only by prior arrangement
  • 2 cots and 2 high chairs supplied
  • Enclosed garden with patio furniture

Furnished and equipped to the highest standards, and offering superb disabled accessibility, this deluxe house has a large open plan kitchen leading to a family area with conservatory furniture and double patio doors opening out to the garden. The dining room boasts extendable table, and a bookcase full of extensive tourist information, maps, etc. The sitting room is bright and modern with three comfy sofas and has all mod cons in the way of family entertainment!

One double bedroom is on the ground floor with ensuite bathroom (disabled accessibility features including a shower seat and grab rails. All doorways meet the requirements for wheelchair access). Also on this floor is a spacious hallway with lots of hanging and storage space, and a separate w.c.

Upstairs, the bedrooms are luxuriously furnished with larger than normal beds and all bathrooms have a heated towel rail.

The house is very child/baby friendly with a selection of toys and outdoor games provided. Cots, high chairs and stair gates are supplied for your stay free of charge if required. You will receive a personal welcome from the housekeeper on arrival, with a welcome pack of tea, coffee, biscuits and wine. Groceries can be pre-ordered - what better way to start your self-catering holiday on Arran!

What's included:
All bed linen and towels
Heating & electricity
Welcome pack on arrival
Use of telephone for first £5 of calls
Plenty of household essentials e.g. washing powder, dishtowels (full list prior to arrival)

What's not included:
Telephone calls in excess of £5

Turn left at the ferry terminal in Brodick and travel along the A816 for 8 miles until you reach Whiting Bay. Turn off for the holiday property just before the sign for Glenashdale Falls.

Cost and availability.
Strathconon is rented out year round with a Sunday changeover. Entry time from 4pm, departure time by 10am. Between November and March, changeover day is more flexible and entry and departure times can be arranged to fit in with the low season ferry timetable. £100 Good Housekeeping Deposit (refunded in full subject to satisfactory housekeeping report).

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Glenashdale Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran

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