Sand Martin Cottage ref: UK12793

Machrie, near Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire & Arran

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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6
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3
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Bathrooms
2
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No pets
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

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Accommodation details

Step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
Living area: With electric coal-effect fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Gas central heating (underfloor in living area), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There are 10 steps from the back door to the garden.

Sand Martin Cottage is situated in Machrie on the west coast of Arran, just 5 miles from Blackwaterfoot, looking out over the surrounding fields towards the Mull of Kintyre peninsula. The semi-detached cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, sits within the site of the Old Byre Visitor Centre which is a Visit Scotland 4 star rated centre with the Old Byre Showroom, café and children’s play area. Guests staying at the cottage have free access to the children’s play area. The café serves delicious meals with a Turkish theme, coffees, teas and cakes, which is great if you don’t feel like cooking.

Downstairs, the cottage has an electric fire in the open plan living area, creating a cosy atmosphere on cooler evenings. The living area looks out across the fields and over the large enclosed garden which is well maintained with bushes and shrubs, making it a pleasant spot to relax in the sun. The bedrooms all have rural views and additional seating areas, for those who may like some quiet time to read a book or browse the magazines that are provided.

The electricity is via an original coin meter which the owner provides the coins for. This is a little quirk of the property which can be good fun for children. Blackwaterfoot is just 5 miles away which has a butcher, convenience store, bakery, golf club, beach and a hotel with leisure facilities, restaurant and bar, all open to the public.

Walkers can visit King’s Cave nearby, or a few miles up the coast is Lochranza with a whisky distillery and car ferries to the Kintyre Peninsula. This rural cottage is a good base for anyone looking to explore the island and is perfect for a weekend break. Beach 5 miles. Shop and pub 5 miles, restaurant on-site.

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  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
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  • Lake

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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