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Banlicken, Imacher, Isle of Arran

Bedrooms: 4 Sleeps: 12 Bathroom: 3 Pets welcome
Bedrooms: 4. Sleeps: 12. Main farmhouse; 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk room. (sleeping 7). Byre; 1 large family bedroom with double bed, bunk beds and single bed. (sleeping 5). Sea views from all bedrooms. Short breaks low season only. Pets by arrangement.
Cost and availability for renting Banlicken.
Prices for 2023/24:
Low season: £2050 pw
Mid season: £2200 pw
High season: £2400 pw
Easter: £2400 pw DISCOUNTED RATE £2050 2024
Christmas: £2400 pw
New Year: £2500 pw
Short Breaks: £550 per night minimum stay 3 nights
Peak season - weekly rates, unless last minute
Last minute short Breaks negotiable
Pets: Small well behaved dogs allowed by prior arrangement only, £30 per dog, t&c’s apply

Testimonials - please read our 5 star reviews *****
Great place to stay
We had a great holiday lots to see and do

Halloween week 2018
I have just returned from a marvellous holiday in Banlicken. There were 3 families of four and a spaniel. The house was very remote, well equipped and just what we were looking for. There were plenty of games for the evening. The route to the house was fun but I am glad we arrived in the light. The ramble to the beach down the shortest route was slippy in the rain and sturdy boots were required. Sausages on an open fire were the reward. What more could you want!! Seals and porpoise, we saw them too. Great week, great island, fantastic property with lots of helpful information. 11/06/2018

A gem of a place, isolated and a long farm track with views making it all worth while
Although remote as described, this house offered seclusion,a sense of peace and views which were quite outstanding. It offered our children and grandchildren a sense of freedom. The road has been described fully and can be a bit tricky for those not used to farm tracks. It was well maintained though and was passible by our 2 saloon cars, though there is a ford which was full flow after a stormy night. Would be impossible if two cars met! The house was one of the best stocked holiday homes I’ve been to, regarding kitchen equipment, games, dvds and videos. Reading material really interesting too. Play barn was used but we were reasonably lucky with weather so out and about a lot. After a long spell of drought water flow to tank really a trickle but luckily the rain came just at right time and with quick clean of input pipe and clearing of airlock no issues over the course of week. Full instruction were given and we were well warned that this is one of the quirks of this isolated farm house... it’s a gem of a place and we left with every intention of returning. Thank you for allowing us to share the experience of living in your home. Many lovely memories made. 07/29/2018

Peaceful,picturesque, near perfect.
The house and bothy were comfortable, beautifully furnished , with the arrangement of the accommodation ideally suited for extended family. The big kitchen diner was a great space to congregate, and was very well equipped. Loads of crockery and big pans. We really enjoyed the views over the water to Kintyre. The farm track to the property had had some work done to it, and was easily passable with a heavily loaded family hatchback. Finally, both owner and housekeeper could not have been more helpful and friendly throughout our entire dealings.

Fantastic rural setting for a big family get together
We ranged from 4 to 70 years old and very much enjoyed our stay at Banlicken. The beautiful big farmhouse kitchen is the perfect place for a large group to gather round the table and the kitchen is very well equipped. We stayed during a cold spell in February but the heating was efficient enough plus the fire in the cosy living room to keep us warm. The kids had a great time all sleeping in the annex together. It is certainly remote and the track up to the house not for the faint hearted (or low slung car!) but we found it all part of the adventure! There is only one bathroom in the main house but not a major issue for relaxed holiday mornings. Book your ferry early!! 02/20/2018

Very, comfortable and remote house for 3 families
We are three families (6 adults, 6 kids now aged 8-14) who take holidays together every other year - previously Crete, Brittany (twice) and Wales. We had a great week on Banlicken and Arran generally. Banlicken is very quiet, with lovely views across to Kintyre. The house is very comfortable. We appreciated the well-appointed kitchen (we like preparing big meals) and table we could all sit around. The bedrooms are very nice with comfortable beds. Some lovely pictures and ornaments give Banlicken a nice homely feel. The kids spent a lot of time playing table-tennis. Another loo in the main house would have been the icing on the cake! The track is memorable and not for the faint-hearted. It fords a small river and was at the limit of our low-slung skoda - so mostly the passengers had to walk. One of the reviews here says there isn’t a restaurant nearby, but since that was written the Cafe Thyme has opened a couple of miles down the road - good food, big portions, children’s playground, rabbits. Worth a visit. There are lots of nice walks for youngish children, including a particularly nice one around Lochranza (buy lunch at the Sandwich Shack). Bring your own frying pan for making bacon rolls on the beach - an adventuresome and steep walk down from the house.

Family fun in Arran
Just had a super long weekend at Banlicken, 3 families, 3 nights. Banlicken was perfect. What an adventure the children had from the start, opening the gates and through the ford. Such excitement. The house was super, we all had our own little area to sleep and retreat to if needed. We cooked up some great meals in the large well equipped kitchen, sat around the cosy fire in the living room, reading, board games, and rugby for the men!! The children had the playbarn to work off some energy. A walk down to the shore with fantastic views and a very pretty sunset. Perfect.

Remote haven on a remote haven
Wonderful week in Banlicken, which is a remote haven on the remote haven of Arran. Perfection. The property is approached along a long track with 2 gates and a ford to cross. This only seemed to improve the sense of occasion on each arrival and adds to its special location overlooking Kintyre. The property itself was perfect for a large family wanting space to enjoy themselves, seek quiet corners to study or read and not be on top of each other. The kitchen/dining room is a super social place for cooking, dining and debating. Bedrooms are stylish and all with super views of the sea. Highly recommended. Arran itself is a great place for uncrowded and scenic walks on the coast, or in the mountains, where we also enjoyed climbing on Cir Mhor. Some of the best easy,to mid-grade granite climbing in the UK - South Ridge Direct, Souwester Slabs, Labyrinth...all fantastic.

An incredible week on Arran
The rather bumpy track on the way up to the cottage is very much worth the trip! Banlicken cottage is wonderful in its own right, large and well furnished with all the utensils needed for a holiday. It is beautifully set, with wonderful views of the sea, notably to the west which has the advantage of some of the most stunning sunsets I have seen. We made good use of the sea, both on it, and on walks alongside it. I would certainly advise barbeques on the beaches! A nearby village store is available for further supplies. Banlicken was everything we could have hoped for!

I donĀ“t want to come back- I want to stay the rest of my life... We (two familys including 5 children and one grandmother) had the chance to spend a week at Banlicken. It was perfect-Thank you very much!
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  • Fishing close by
  • Golf course close by
  • Fire/wood-burning stove
  • Beach close by
  • Pub / Restaurant close by
  • Sailing
  • Short breaks out of season
  • Games room / Play room
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bathroom/Shower: 3
  • Pets welcome/request
  • Weekly price: £2050 - £2,500
  • Location: KA27 8HR
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