The Isle of Arran has become a holiday hotspot, with one lettings firm reporting a surge in demand for holiday homes there.
The island repeatedly ranks highly on holiday-makers’ lists of places to see, and whether they are visiting from abroad or from the mainland of Scotland, Arran never fails to amaze its occupants.
This is possibly why holiday lettings firm Cottages & Castles says it experiences high demand and repeat bookings year on year.
Arran is unquestionably an area of outstanding natural beauty and with plenty to keep the whole family entertained, including stunning beaches, pubs, restaurants, golf courses and much more, it is often dubbed “Scotland in miniature”.
The island is a mere 20 miles long and 10 miles wide, but so much is packed into this small space that you’ll feel anything but secluded.
Sue Bourne, manager of Cottages & Castles, said that some families and couples enjoy their stay so much they re-book as soon as their holiday comes to an end.
“Visitors can relax on a beach, visit a castle, indulge in some spa treatments or try a range of the more adventurous activities on offer; cycle the forest trails, go sea kayaking or climb Goatfell.”
The company has 87 holiday homes available for let including Cliffdene Cottage in the pretty village of Sannox which enjoys a stunning coastal setting.
Cliffdene is an idyllic detached seaside cottage which sleeps four and has direct access to a beautiful sandy bay, perfect for beachcombing for shells and driftwood. The Sannox Bay Hotel is close by for drinks and also has a popular restaurant with a brilliant wine list and daily chef’s specials.
Another popular home is Port Dearg House, which occupies an outstanding position in the village of Kildonan and benefits from breathtaking views towards the island of Pladda and the rocky outcrop of Ailsa Craig.
This home, which sleeps eight, is finished to a very high standard and features a large veranda from which the views can be enjoyed.