Alt Ardoch Cottage, Lamlash
Alt Ardoch Cottage is a warm and comfortable island retreat in an elevated position offering spectacular coastal and mountain views.
A backdrop of pine forests offers numerous trails for walking and cycling and paths link to the main villages of the island. There is a footpath a short distance from the house via Cuddy Dook and the public tennis courts to the beach and the village amenities of Lamlash. If you are returning after dark though you will need a torch!
The self-catering accommodation offers all the comforts of home with a spacious kitchen-diner, a double bedroom* and a bathroom with spa bath and power shower on the ground floor.
There is a comfortable sitting room on the upper floor to enjoy the lovely sea views towards Holy Isle. There is also a double bedroom with sea views.
Outside there is a pathway leading to a seating area with table and chairs to enjoy the views.
* One of the double bedrooms can be converted to a twin - please request at the time of booking
This cottage is a self-catering holiday let for a maximum of 4 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.
Two doubles - the one on the ground floor can be converted to a twin. Please request at the time of booking.
Family bathroom with spa bath and power shower over.
Fully equipped kitchen with dining table, electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge / freezer and washer-dryer. All crockery, cooking utensils, pots and pans, small appliances, baking equipment, cutlery and glassware are included.
Sitting room on the first floor with a electric stove, flatscreen TV (satellite dish with freesat channels) and a DVD player. NB: The TV reception is not 100% reliable due to the proximity of the Holy Isle and the pine forests surrounding the cottage.
Bed linen and towels are provided (please bring own beach / swimming towels). Tea towels, oven gloves and cleaning cloths are also provided.
All electricity, including electric storage / panel heaters and calor gas for the stove are included. The cottage 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.
Local Services and Amenities
There is a handy co-op supermarket in Lamlash (1.6 miles from the house) and this is open from 7am-11pm (7 days). There is a chemist in Lamlash and Whiting Bay and a post office in Whiting Bay. Petrol is available in Brodick and Whiting Bay (Whiting Bay Garage & MBS Mon-Sat). Whiting Bay offers independent stores selling local produce. For more information please follow this link to our 'Foodies' page.
All electricity, including electric storage / panel heaters are included. High speed broadband/wi-fi is included. Please note the mobile signal is variable with all service providers on the island.
A starter supply of household cleaning essentials is included, i.e. washing powder, dishwasher tablets, cleaning products, toilet rolls and kitchen towel.
Patio area with table and chairs with panoramic sea views.
Driveway parking for 2 cars. This is a country cottage and it is dark at night! A torch is provided in the cottage.
There is a travel cot and highchair available (please request at the time of booking).
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.
The cottage is not suitable for wheelchair-users due to a number of steps to reach the property.
There is also an attached holiday house for up to five guests that is completely separate but may be ideal for two families or larger groups to book together. Please follow this link to Alt Ardoch House.
A car is advised for convenience and to travel to other parts of the island.
There are some good quality restaurants nearby and we recommend the Glenisle Hotel, the Pier Head Tavern, The Lamlash Bay Hotel in Lamlash and Felicity's at Bar Eden and The Shore for takeaways in Whiting Bay - all within easy reach by car or taxi. Lamlash can be reached via a footpath approx. 5 minutes from the cottage that winds it's way down to the shore at Lamlash. A torch is essential at night!
The local stores and a farm shop are within two miles of the house, where you can stock up on everyday essentials. The main village of Brodick offers a larger supermarket and there are excellent leisure and dining amenities including Little Rock Cafe, the Auchrannie Resort and the boutique-style Douglas Hotel. Brodick Castle has a large terrace cafe and the Wineport is very popular with walkers. Some places open on a seasonal basis so it is always advised to check opening times in the quieter months.
If you are looking for an active break, there are numerous footpaths and cycle routes around the island, with circular walks to waterfalls and ancient sites for all the family, challenging ridge walks and climbs for the more experienced and easy coastal routes. You can try a new activity with experienced local guides, from sea kayaking to paragliding or improve your skills on a mountain bike session. And for the golfers - there are seven courses around the island open to non-members. The nearest are Lamlash and Whiting Bay, open all year round offering friendly club facilities.
Things to do nearby
A mini 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 for this cottage is Saturday, but this is flexible in the quieter months. The earliest arrival time is 3.30pm and the departure time is 10am at the end of the holiday.
Minimum of 3 nights outside of peak holiday periods, subject to availability.
£360 - £700 for up to 4 guests. Check out the availability on the link below or click on 'Book Now' at the top of the page.
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