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Pirnmill, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic location famous for dramatic sunsets
  • Abundance of walks on your doorstep with stunning views
  • Character cottage with original beams and cosy details
  • Set on the shoreline of the beautiful Kilbranon Sound
  • Sleeps 2+2 with the addition of a handy sofa bed
Property code: CA272

Escape to the beautiful Isle of Arran for stunning seascapes and spectacular sunsets, based in this charming traditional stone cottage.

This delightful traditional stone cottage offers cosy accommodation for four guests and a dog, and is set in a stunning location on the coast of the beautiful Isle of Arran. The cottage has spectacular views across the Kilbranon Sound and out towards the Kintyre, and is just a few metres from the beach, providing you and your canine companion plenty of opportunities for breathtaking walks. Set in a tranquil and secluded spot, the cottage makes a lovely romantic getaway for couples, or a charming holiday retreat for a family.

Stepping into this pretty cottage you will find the charming lounge/diner. With comfortable seating, a stylish dining area and traditional exposed ceiling beams this makes a lovely space to relax in. There's also a useful sofa bed for additional guests. The bright and fresh kitchen is fully equipped for cooking all your favourite meals. The ground floor also features a shower room. Heading upstairs, the first floor offers a delightful triple-aspect master bedroom with a double bed and seating. Outside, you and your four-legged friend can relax in the pretty garden – please note, however, that the garden is not fully enclosed.

Situated in the historic village of Pirnmill, the cottage is set close to the A841 allowing easy access across the island. There are plenty of wonderful walks for you and your canine companion to enjoy, or you can explore the nearby villages of Lochranza (6.5 miles) and Blackwaterfoot (11.5 miles). Among the island's local landmarks are the King's Caves, the Machrie Moor Standing Stones (both 9 miles) and Goatfell (15 miles). Elsewhere on the island, you can explore Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (17 miles), the picturesque village of Brodick (16.5 miles) and the beautiful Whiting Bay (25 miles).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Sleeps 2+2
  • 1 double bedroom plus additional sofa bed in the lounge
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private garden
  • Off-road parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Stairgate available upon request
  • Shop and restaurant within 1 mile

The island of Arran is only 20 miles in length and 10 miles wide, so being positioned here on the north-west coast of the island means you will be perfectly based to visit some of the best it has to offer. The north displays picturesque villages, deep valleys and forests full of thriving wildlife along with spectacular views of rugged, craggy mountains such as Goatfell. The south of the island has a more gentle landscape with softer rolling valleys, floral meadows and remains of prehistoric ruins.

The village of Lochranza (6.5 miles) is framed by its dramatic mountain backdrop and is classed as one of the most beautiful settings on the island. It is also the home of highly acclaimed and respected Arran's whisky Distillery. Here you can tour the distillery and sample a selection of its finest malts and whisky based liquers. Lochranza is also where you can catch the ferry to explore the other islands and waters around Arran.

Claonaig on the Kintyre Peninsula is a popular island hop for visitors and is a beautiful and scenic ferry ride across the Kilbrannan Sound. It's a small hamlet on the east coast of the Kintyre Peninsula and offers some lovely walking and views of the glorious Arran coastline.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mr Cloke August 2019

Our week in Poppies more than met our expectations, with great space indoors and out, extremely quiet, a step away from the beach and with super views over to the Kintyre Peninsula. Rain or shine we were warm and comfortable. A perfect cottage to come home to after a day walking or exploring. A huge plus is the local village shop which extended a wRead morearm welcome and is so well stocked with lots of extras you might not expect; also the Lighthouse Restaurant next door to the shop, which serves food all day. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Storey August 2019

Cottage was clean and comfortable,had everything we needed. the garden full of wildlife was a joy .quiet part of island with beach and walks on doorstep . Found the island easy to get around ,there was plenty to keep us busy . Enjoyed our holiday very much .

Reviewed by Miss King July 2019

Lovely location for cottage if you like wildlife a red squirrel daily in garden along the coast seals also a daily occurrence seen from the road. Cottage was cosy with quiet location, nice restaurant just up the road but didn't allow dogs unfortunately. Will definitely be back to Arran lots of good walks of all abilities. Really enjoyed our week onRead more the island. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Quinn July 2019

Second visit to Poppies. We love it here. So quiet. Great base, and great birdwatching ... not to mention 2 or 3 red squirrels every day.

Reviewed by Mr Thompson June 2019

Ideal cottage for a week's relaxation on Arran with amazing views over to Kintyre and sunsets (weather permitting). The cottage has everything you need and lots of wildlife including the resident pheasant and red squirrel. Local shop is handy with Lighthouse restaurant and the Byre cafe and shop close by. We had a great holiday. Thank you!

Reviewed by Mr Handley May 2019

Poppies is a fabulous base for exploring. Everything you need, very comfortable with fantastic views

Reviewed by Mr Connor April 2019

Very comfortable little cottage in wonderful location beside the beach. Visited regularly by squirrels and pheasants. The Lighthouse Restaurant in Pirnmill was excellent and the local store quite well stocked. Staff in both were very friendly and welcoming. We did report that the left-hand side of the patio doors would not lock on the Tuesday but tRead morehis had not been fixed by the time we left. Hide

Reviewed by Miss Ramacher-schmitz March 2019

Die Unterkunft entsprach den Bildern, was nicht immer so ist. Ich habe mich sehr, sehr wohl gefhlt. Es war blitzsauber, warm, der Vermieter sehr freundlich (eine Flasche Wein zur Begrung und ein Blumenstrau zwischendurch, DANKE!!), das Duschen eine Freude und das Bett war sehr bequem. Echtholzfuboden, der reinste Luxus in einem Ferienhaus. Zu hren Read morewaren nur die Vgel und das Meer, ansonsten wunderbare Stille. Die Ausstattung war gut. Da ich whrend meines Aufenthaltes am PC arbeiten musste, habe ich einen Stuhl vermisst. Auerdem gibt es keinen Schrank, nur eine Kommode in der oberen Etage. Ein eigener Parkplatz direkt vor dem Haus. Mit mehreren Personen stelle ich mir den Aufenthalt beengt vor. Als Alleinreisende wrde ich Poppies wieder buchen. Der Pub "The Crofters" in Brodick hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Die Bedienung war sehr nett und die Musik super! Translation : The accommodation corresponded to the pictures, which is not always the case. I felt very, very well. It was spotless, warm, the landlord very friendly (a welcome bottle of wine and a bunch of flowers inbetween, THANKS !!), the shower was a pleasure and the bed was very comfortable. Real wood floor, the purest luxury in a holiday home. You could hear only the birds and the sea, otherwise wonderful silence. The equipment was good. Since I had to work on my PC during my stay, I missed a chair. There is also no closet, only a dresser on the upper floor. A private parking lot in front of the house. With several people I imagine the stay cramped. As a solo traveler I would book poppies again. I loved the pub "The Crofters" in Brodick. The service was very nice and the music was great! Hide

Reviewed by Mr And Mrs Costella December 2018

We really enjoyed our recent stay at Poppies. A really great get away from it all location. Poppies is a very well equipped cottage,with everything you would need to make your stay enjoyable. The dog loved the early morning beach walks right outside the door. The views and of sound of the nearby sea is also quite special and very relaxing. Nothing Read moreis too far away by car if you are looking for some adventures. There is a shop within walking distance. The local restaurant was closed when we visited as it was Christmas. The only negative for me was, I didn't find the chairs or sofa very comfortable to sit on, that might just have been personal to me though. Overall a perfect spot. Much enjoyed chill out space. Thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Gray September 2018

We found a gem in finding Poppies. We loved staying there and hope to return next year. The cottage is in the most beautiful setting, just steps from the water, and takes advantage of stunning sunsets. Poppies was spotlessly clean and well equipped, having just about everything we needed for our week's stay; kitchen with oven, microwave & fridge-frRead moreeezer, plenty of pots, dishes & utensils, a shower room, living room with sofa-bed and bedroom upstairs. My only suggestion would be to have a dressing table style area with a lit large mirror where ladies can do their hair and make-up. The cottage is in a quiet village, in the north west of Arran, which has a lovely community spirit. The local shop has a good selection, including some fresh, local produce. We found the property information folder very helpful and there was lots of info on everything Arran has to offer. Perhaps the best thing about Poppies was the visiting wildlife, including red squirrels, pheasants and robins. I could have sat and watched them playing all day and I'm sure they'd have cone into the cottage if I'd opened the French doors! We also saw Gannets diving for fish and, a little further along the coast, we saw seals, birds of prey and other seabirds. Apples and wildflowers from the garden were a lovely, welcoming touch. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Mowat September 2018

We have just returned from Poppies, on this occasion staying a week. The cottage is warm and comfortable, well equipted and has everything that you need, from dishes, crockery, pot and pans, bags, kitchen roll, to books, boards games, CD's/DVD's and countless reading material on where to go and what to do. The garden birds are always visiting the fRead moreeeders (bring your own seed/nuts) along with the cheeky red squirrel and pheasant. We were lucky enough to to see a group of Porpoise, swimming up and down The Kilbrannon Sound, looking over to The Mull of Kintyre, from the cottage. Being September the weather was mixed but still good, which led to some beautiful sunsets. There are many nice places to eat, some that we have eaten in and would recommend are, the Stag Restaurant in Lochranza (you have to book), The Lighthouse in Pirnmill, Cafe Thyme between Pirnmill and Machrie. As we have relatives in Pirnmill this cottage is an ideal base for us and I am sure we will be returning next year. Hide

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