The Grange, Whiting Bay
This beautiful house provides an impressive Arran retreat for homecomings and special gatherings all year round.
The Grange is a gracious late 19th century villa of cream sandstone and a rare example of the 'Arts & Crafts' movement with fine decorative features. It is a Grade 'B' listed building with Historic Scotland. It has one of the best locations in Whiting Bay, directly opposite a picturesque shallow bay, perfect for paddling and kayaking with village stores and places to dine out within a short stroll. Formerly a hotel, the owner has taken care to upgrade this property to a high standard and it is adorned with beautiful artwork throughout.
The modern oak kitchen provides informal dining and is fully equipped to manage a large house party. A butler’s passage leads off the kitchen to a formal dining room overlooking the gardens with sea views.
The drawing room features a large bay window, an ideal place for gazing out to sea with a wee dram of Arran Malt. And to help keep the peaceful atmosphere, there is a separate snug with a 32" TV and DVD player for the children to enjoy.
The first floor provides five elegant bedrooms, three with en-suite shower rooms; and there is a fabulous family bathroom with a roll-top bath. (All en-suite bathrooms were upgraded for the 2015 season and there are 4 lovely bathrooms providing facilities to all the bedrooms. The en-suite shower rooms have underfloor heating and heated towel rails.
The Grange is available as a self-catering holiday let for a maximum of 9 guests (plus a baby sleeping in a cot).
Kindly note that this property may only be occupied by the guests listed on the booking form and it is not available as a wedding or party venue.
First floor: Master bedroom with super-king size bed, en-suite shower room and a private balcony. Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, one twin bedroom with an adjoining bathroom, one single bedroom with a shower room opposite.
Ground floor: Toilet with wash hand basin.
First floor: Family bathroom with bath, separate shower room and three en-suite shower rooms to the double bedrooms.
Fully equipped with range style gas hob and 2 electric ovens, dishwasher, fridge / freezer, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer. All crockery, cooking utensils, pots and pans, small appliances, baking equipment, cutlery and glassware are included.
Drawing room with TV and DVD player. Open fire with coal and kindling supplied.
Dining room with piano.
Snug with TV and DVD player.
Bed linen and towels are provided (please bring own beach / swimming towels).
Tablecloths, tea towels, oven gloves and cleaning cloths are provided.
Utilities / Essentials
All electricity, oil-fired central heating and coal / kindling (not logs) for the open fire are included. The Grange has high speed fibre optics broadband. Please be aware that the mobile phone reception is variable with all service providers.
A starter supply of household cleaning essentials is included, i.e. washing powder, dishwasher tablets, cleaning products and toilet tissue.
There are spacious lawns and established herbaceous borders overlooking the bay with garden furniture for alfresco dining. Please note the gardens are communal and shared with the adjoining cottage.
There is parking for 2 / 3 cars on the driveway.
A travel cot and highchair are available - please request at the time of booking and bring own cot bedding, as this is not provided. Board games and books are available in the snug.
For the comfort of all our guests, pets are not permitted in this property or in the grounds.
Smoking is not permitted in this property.
All the bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor, so the Grange may not be suitable for wheelchair users.
There is also a small cottage for two guests appended to the rear of the Grange, which is available as a separate holiday let - Peacock Cottage.
The Grange is located in the village of Whiting Bay which has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and is self-contained with a useful range of small independent stores and services for easy living. Whiting Bay offers independent stores selling local produce. For more information please follow this link to our 'Foodies' page.
Felicity's at Bar Eden is a popular vibrant spot for morning coffee and also offers a lunch and dinner menu. There is also an underground bar with pool table and TV. Also recommended is nearby The Coffee Pot for homebaking and lunches.
For family entertainment, the Village Hall plays host to an eclectic range of local bands, visiting musicians and ceilidhs.
For art lovers, the Arran Art Gallery (next to The Grange) displays a wonderful selection of local and Scottish artwork. The gallery is also owned by the property owner and resident artist, Nick Giles.
Things to do nearby
A mini island guide is available from the menu at the top of the page with information on lots of things to see and do.
The standard changeover day is a Saturday, but this is flexible in the quieter months. Arrival time from 4pm. Departure time by 10am.
Short breaks are available outside of peak holiday periods with a minimum of 3 nights, subject to availability.
From £960 to £2,530 for up to 9 guests. A security / "Good Houskeeping" deposit of £500 is required for this property and this is payable with the final balance. The deposit is returned within 7 days of departure, subject to any charges for excess cleaning or breakages.
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