Alt Ardoch Cottage
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.
* The ground floor double bedroom 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.
There are 2 bedrooms with a double bed on the upper floor and a double bed on the ground floor bedroom that can be converted to a twin – please request at the time of booking.
A family bathroom with toilet, wash-hand basin, bath and power shower over is located on the ground floor.
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.
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 heaters and panel heaters in the bedrooms. Wi-fi is available but please that we cannot guarantee the service or the speed of the broadband during your stay as the island is subject to stormy weather at times which disrupts the service. 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 hot water, electric storage / panel heaters are included.
Small terrace 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 and in particular for people with allergies, 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 Coast Bistro 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 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 4pm and the departure time is 10am at the end of the holiday.
Minimum of 3 nights outside of peak holiday periods, subject to availability.
£460 – £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.