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The Moorings

Lochranza, Isle of Arran
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Sky TV
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Gorgeous Isle of Arran holiday home with stunning views across the bay
  • Perfect for exploring this wonderful island and all it has to offer
  • Walking distance of Lochranza Castle, Isle of Arran distillery and award-winning visitor centre
Property code: 77882

This traditional cottage has stunning views of Loch Ranza and the ruined castle at its heart. Surrounded by dramatic peaks and wild coast, it is ideally situated for experiencing Arran’s natural beauty and fascinating wildlife.

Lochranza, which is built around the sea loch of the same name, is in the North Arran National Scenic Area (Scotland’s equivalent of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Arran’s longest stretch of wild coastline and some of its best hill walks are on the doorstep. There is an abundance of wildlife to spot. Otters and seals swim in the bay, golden eagles nest in the nearby hills and dolphins and porpoises are regular visitors. Red deer and red squirrels can be seen without even leaving the cottage. The village is home to the Arran distillery, with visitor centre and cafe, and the popular Stags restaurant and Sandwich Station takeaway. It is also the port for the ferry to the Kintyre peninsula and in summer it’s possible to take a day trip, perhaps to visit Skipness Castle or the tiny island of Gigha. Golfers are well-served by Arran’s nine varied courses, one of which is in Lochranza, and for water lovers, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkelling and gorge-walking are all on offer. Other island attractions include Brodick castle and gardens (with adventure playground), a marine discovery centre, a geology centre and a heritage museum.

The cottage has been sympathetically renovated and retains its period charm. The kitchen/diner has a Rayburn for both cooking and central heating and a wood burner for extra cosiness. For convenience, there’s an additional electric hob and combi microwave oven, plus fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. From the table, you can enjoy views over the bay, with Lochranza castle at its heart, and the open sea beyond. On the other side of the hall is the comfortable sitting room, with similarly spectacular views and an open fire. It has a sofa bed for extra sleeping space, if required. Also off the hall is a toilet, tucked under the stairs, which looks out onto the cliff behind the house. Stripped wooden stairs lead to the light and airy first floor, with two spacious double bedrooms and a bathroom with shower over the bath. A single put-me-up bed, or cot, can be added to either or both bedrooms on request.

The garden slopes down towards the sea and has a seating area with waterfall, plus a secluded side garden.

Enjoy your Welcome Pack - Comprised of food & drink items from local Arran based companies.

  • 2 bedrooms - 2 doubles
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC and 1 separate WC
  • AGA, electric hob, combi microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Open fire and wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sky TV Essentials with catch up and programme recording
  • Roadside parking, subject to availability
  • Restaurant 1 mile away
  • Shop and pub approx. 8 miles from accommodation
  • Please remember to book your ferry to the Island via CalMac Ferries website as early as possible
  • Please check the ferry crossing time table, available at the CalMac website
  • Short Term Let License Number - NA00097F
  • EPC Rating - G
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

April McKillop

This property is personally managed by April.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Daniel 8th December 2023

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This was one of the cosiest, most comfortable, homely cottages we've ever stayed in. We felt at home as aoon as we walked in. Lochranza itself is arguably the most beautiful spot on Arran and the house had stunning views over the loch being set back from the road and in an elevated position. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Sandra 3rd November 2023

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Wow the views were to die for. The beds fabulous, lovely cottage, we could look at the hundreds of stars through the roof windows, I have never seen so many. We did get caught in rush hour though 2 cars drove passed at the same time ha ha. Dogs loved the garden and jumping in the water by the castle. The welcome pack was fabulous would highly recomRead moremend this cottage as it was near damn perfect. Plenty of walks for those that want to. Loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Lynsey 27th October 2023

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Another fab week spent in Lochranza in this lovely house. Location is perfect and the house is well equipped, cosy and comfortable.

Reviewed by Kim 20th October 2023

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Stunning little cottage with just as stunning views. The cottage was equipped with everything we could possibly need, it was clean, tidy, the beds were lovely and comfortable with lovely bedding. It was just perfect

Reviewed by Pauline 29th September 2023

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Absolutely wonderful,perfect location,marvellous views,cosy warm and clean.A wonderful selection of goodies left out by the owners,really enjoyable.Would definitely stay again

Reviewed by Tracey 15th September 2023

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What a fantastic cottage on a fantastic island. It was perfect for two friends looking for a quiet getaway. Two well equipped double rooms, spacious living area with a large kitchen/dining area. The kitchen had everything you'd possibly need, with full instructions/guidance for their appliances. The cottage was gorgeous with so much character and sRead morepace. The views were spectacular, the garden was lovely and a nice area for the dogs to roam. I hope to book this cottage again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Derek 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Barry 18th August 2023

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The location is absolutely ideal with views across the Loch and Castle. The standard of maintenance throughout the property is very good and the welcome pack was very thoughtful. Plenty of walks from the cottage and an abundance of wildlife close-by. Would highly recommend the place.

Reviewed by Alan 11th August 2023

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Lovely property in a stunning location opposite the castle looking out to sea. Very well equipped - particularly the kitchen - spotlessly clean and with a lovely welcome pack provided. Perfect.

Reviewed by Mark 28th July 2023

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The Moorings is a fantastic, warm and comfortable place to stay in Lochranza. There is parking outside the cottage for one car (Streetview suggests there isnt) and the rooms are a great size. We were there for two weeks this Summer and didnt need to use either the range or the fire/s, but I can imagineit being even more cosy in the Autumn. The placRead moree was spotless and there was a lovely welcome pack. The kitchen and bedrooms are very comfortable, with wood throughout. Would 100% stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Clair 14th July 2023

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A perfect base for our holiday - beautiful cottage and location. Local produce selection on arrival was a lovely, and much appreciated, touch. Perfect for a week of walks and wild swims. Loved by us, the kids and the dogs too! Thank you!

Reviewed by Joan 30th June 2023

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Beautiful house in a fabulous location. Much more spacious and comfortable than I expected. We loved the decor and art inside, and appreciated the care and thought that has been put into getting the feel of sustainability just right. We also enjoyed just sitting in the garden taking in the view, weather permitting!

Reviewed by Gweneth 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Patricia 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Linda 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by Lucy 28th April 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a tranquil location. Fantastic welcome pack full of local Arran produce . Owner great at communicating.

Reviewed by Ann 21st April 2023

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The cottage is warm, comfortable and in an amazing location - wonderful views which changed with the tides and the light. Whilst we never managed to catch sight of a seal, a red squirrel visited, the deer were visible in nearby woods and came down to the loch and an interesting range of birds visited the bird table. Walks - short and long - nearby,Read more and travelling round the island is easy . The cottage is equipped with everything needed for a great holiday - thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Brian 24th March 2023

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Amazing outstanding loved everything the welcome pack was the best ever beautiful cottage the views were so beautiful I cannot praise enough I hated leaving highly recommend to anyone

Reviewed by Stephen 17th March 2023

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Cottage was idyllic. Perfect location and views over the loch and castle. Cottage was very cosy and well equipped. Our two dogs Teddie and Daphnie loved the garden and the walks around the loch . We plan to return soon and would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage if you are looking for a quiet peaceful holiday.

Reviewed by Jennifer 17th February 2023

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The cottage is in a wonderful setting - amazing views over the castle at Lochranza. Welcome pack was great - all local produce and much appreciated. Everything was spotlessly clean and the cottage was well equipped and very cosy. The location means you get to see the contrasting scenery of the north of the island..A very dog friendly place to visitRead more with lots of walks all around the island. We liked it so much we have booked to return again in October this year. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 29th December 2022

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Beautiful cottage, this was our second stay. To look out onto a castle when you get up in the morning is wonderful. Our 3 dogs thoroughly enjoyed themselves, swimming and walking. Would highly recommend to anyone with dogs. Thank you for an amazing holiday.

Reviewed by Harriet 23rd November 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage. Magical lying in bed looking up at the stars. Amazing welcome pack of local goodies. Great views over the loch.

Reviewed by Lauren 11th November 2022

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Such a brilliant cottage in the most beautiful location. Exceptionally dog friendly, the hosts left some locally produced treats as a welcome which was so thoughtful!

Reviewed by Yvette 14th October 2022

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Lovely cottage. Location away from main attractions, but beautiful setting. Would definitely return and very dog friendly.

Reviewed by Susanne 7th October 2022

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Warm cosy cottage. All needs met. Wonderful views.

Reviewed by Peter 30th September 2022

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We enjoyed our stay at The Moorings, our second, very much. It is a cosy, comfortable, beautifully appointed cottage.

Reviewed by Carol 23rd September 2022

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Loved the character and ambience of the cottage, felt instantly at home. Very clean, well equipped and just gorgeous. The location is just perfect and if wed not been able to explore the island would have have been quite happy to relax in the cottage looking at the view and wildlife. Loved it!!

Reviewed by Hugh 9th September 2022

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A beautifully appointed and very comfortable cottage with fabulous views. The welcome pack consisting of a large selection of local produce was a lovely bonus. One of the best cottages we have stayed in and highly recommended

Reviewed by Gill 2nd September 2022

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We have had a lovely week at the cottage with our dogs. Weve never been to Arran before and weve loved it. The cottage is comfy and has everything you need for a relaxing break including a selection of goodies to start the week off well. We had a brilliant time and were more than likely to return.

Reviewed by Maria 12th August 2022

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This was a perfect place to stay would recommend your cottage to all my family and friends

Reviewed by Richard 5th August 2022

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Simply the best. Better than all the rest. Possibly the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in - immaculately clean, wonderful location, well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, and the artwork on the walls is fantastic (maybe not to everyone's taste but it certainly was for us). The cottage was built in the early years of the last century and has rRead moreetained many original features which gives it real character. Excellent communication with the owners and the agents throughout. Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 15th July 2022

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The Moorings is one of the best holiday cottages that I have ever stayed in. Clean, well equipped, spacious, dog friendly and in a perfect location to get to know Arran.

Reviewed by James 1st July 2022

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Lovely cottage in an amazing location. What's not to like.

Reviewed by Christine 10th June 2022

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The cottage was amazing loved it. Well equipped and a view to die for. Loved the fact it was very traditinal really comfy beds. Only two of us but had there been four the chairs were a tad uncomfy.

Reviewed by Sarah 3rd June 2022

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Well equipped cottage, in a perfect setting. Beautiful coastal walks from the door.

Reviewed by Tracie 20th May 2022

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The Moorings is a wonderful cottage in a fabulous location overlooking Lochranza Castle, it was very clean, very comfortable and the welcome pack was very generous. We loved the views and the changing light and appreciated the secure garden for the dog. it was very handy for the ferry terminal when we pooped over to the mainland and Ghia. This is aRead more property we would definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 6th May 2022

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Cannot recommend this property highly enough. Overlooking Lochranza bay it is large, well equipped and comfortable. The ferry to the peninsular and local bus stop are both within 3mins walking. There is a small shop in Pinmirl (10 min drive away) but the nearest supermarket is in Brodick (.14 miles away) There is no pub in the village of Lochranza.Read more This is an exceptional property and perfect for both people and a dog ! Hide

Reviewed by Alison 15th April 2022

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We absolutely loved this cottage - perfect location, beautiful view and so quiet. The garden was full of birds, there were deer wandering around, and seals on the other shore. The house itself has been lovingly restored and is full of character, and has everything you need in the kitchen.; very comfy beds and a lovely garden. We'll be back!

Reviewed by Christine 25th March 2022

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Lovely comfortable well equipped cottage. Beautiful location. Would recommend highly.

Reviewed by Stephen 18th March 2022

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Reviewed by Beth 12th March 2022

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We had the most amazing stay at the moorings the place was immaculate and there was literally everything we needed. The location is absolutely perfect and although we got some rain it was still lovely but in the sun its a wee hidden gem cannot rate this cottage highly enough. As soon as we were home we looked to book again but to no surprise its fuRead morelly booked which reflect what a wonderful place it is. We will definitely look to book again and we thank Fiona and her family for the stay. Hide

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