Scottish Island holiday properties.

Self-catering holiday accommodation on Arran

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 self-catering on Arran 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 large holiday houses on Arran which sleep 12 in great comfort. Recently a new large farmhosue on Arran has joined our portfolio, Catacol Farmhouse 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!

Holiday activities on Isle of Arran

The Isle of Arran has many holiday activities for tourists, the wildlife and bird watching is amazing (over 100 species of birds sea otters, basking sharks, porpoise and colonies of seals near coastal caves), hillwalking, climbing, fishing, boat trips, kayaking, paragliding, pony trekking, historic castles and standing stones, sandy beaches and caves. For golfers - there are seven golf courses on Isle of Arran and those holidaying who wantto take self-catering less serious - there are excellent restaurants serving local produce..

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!