11 The Apostles ref: UKA411

Catacol, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire, Ayrshire & Arran

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
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  • Coastal within 5 miles 


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Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Freesat Smart TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, CD player and oak floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and slate floor.
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Utility room: With worktop freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed and sloping ceiling.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed and sloping ceiling.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet, heated towel rail, slate floor, sloping ceiling and Velux window.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included (winter). Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Enclosed garden with garden furniture. No smoking.

Enjoy a seaside holiday in a pretty traditional listed cottage known as ’The Twelve Apostles’, just a few yards from the beach in the tiny village of Catacol. Each of these historically famous fishermen’s cottages has a different upper window so that when the men were at sea, their wives could light a candle and each man would know which house was signalling.

No 11 The Apostles is beautifully furnished and provides modern comforts yet still retains its original charm and character. A window seat in the spacious living room allows guests to enjoy uninterrupted views to the sea and across to the Mull of Kintyre beyond. There is a pretty enclosed front garden, just a few yards from the beach, with lawn, shrubs, pebble path and traditional stone wall. There is seating for guests to savour the magnificent views down the Kilbrannan Sound with its spectacular sunsets. There are three beautifully furnished bedrooms, with bedtroom 3, a smalll room with a built-in, full-size platform bed suitable for an adult or a child and a chest of drawers for storage.

Located on the west coast of Arran in the National Scenic Area of North Arran, this is a much photographed and iconic island landmark offering stunning sea and mountain views, walks and wildlife. The cottage is ideal for walkers, golfers and wildlife enthusiasts, or for those who simply wish to relax in front of the wood burner and nod off to the sound of the sea. It provides a wonderful base from which to explore both the spectacular coastal and mountainous location in the immediate area together with the rest of Arran. Lochranza with the Arran Distillery, golf course, places to eat and drink and the Claonaig ferry to hop across to the Kintyre Peninsula is just 2 miles away. When you return to the cottage, a handy utility room makes the perfect space for storing outdoor gear. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

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About the local area

Situated on the beautiful Clyde Coast, Ayrshire and Arran caters for many different types of holidaymaker; it has unrivalled golf and sporting facilities, a unique cultural heritage and a host of recreational activities. Discover ancient castles, beautiful country parks and gardens, great visitor attractions and friendly market towns. This area has been attracting walkers, cyclists, fishermen and sailing enthusiasts for years, who come to enjoy the granite mountains and sheltered waters of the Firth of Clyde.

South Ayrshire has long sandy beaches and superb sports and recreational facilities, making the area an ideal base for family holidays. Here the popular holiday resort of Troon has an award-winning beach overlooking the Isle of Arran and an esplanade which caters for families. The town's busy harbour attracts anglers and Yacht enthusiasts, the latter being able to enjoy first-class facilities at one of the Clyde's leading sailing centres. Girvan down the coast has a deserved reputation for its floral displays which include Knockcushan Gardens, Orchard Gardens and Rose Gardens and is handy for the Carrick Forest which can be explored on foot or bike.

Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns was born on the outskirts of Ayr and visitors can make trips to his birthplace. The city is a popular seaside resort where you can catch the sea-going paddle steamer PS Waverley which cruises down the Firth of Clyde in the summer or maybe go racing at Ayr Racecourse all year round.

Sporting and recreational activities are high on the agenda in Ayrshire. Golf is a major attraction; in fact Ayrshire and Arran have over forty quality courses in total to choose from, including seven on the Isle of Arran. Of particular note are the championship courses of Turnberry, Troon and Old Prestwick. And water sports enthusiasts will not be disappointed either; The Firth of Clyde is an international centre for yachting with the Sportscotland National Watersport Centre on the isle of Cumbrae and the Scottish Sailing Institute at Largs.

The Isle of Arran is reached by ferry from Ardrossan. This fascinating and surprising island has an amazing mixture of different landscapes for its size, which really is `Scotland in miniature'. Visitors will find mountains and woodlands, beaches, heritage sites and outdoor activities. The capital is Brodick and is the site of Brodick Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton.

Things to do nearby

Culsean Castle

Culzean Castle, located 12 miles south of Ayr, is one of Scotland's best loved castles. So much so that an illustration of it adorns the £5 notes issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume

Take a step back into the past at the Dalgarven Mill, one of Scotland's tallest surviving grain mills.

Scottish Maritime Museum

The Scottish Maritime Museum is based on Irvine's Harbourside and has a wealth of ship models on display.

The Ayrshire Coastal Path

Ayrshire is located in the south west of Scotland. It is `Rabbie Burns' country and famous for its high quality golf courses.

Rothesay Golf Club

This famous course is perfect for those wishing to combine a challenging game with beautiful scenery.

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