Azalea House is a spacious and beautifully furnished holiday home, adorned with wonderful local art throughout. The coastal views are stunning and the peaceful location of King’s Cross Point is ideal for a relaxing break on the Isle of Arran.
Azalea House is ideal for extended families with spacious accommodation for two families to share (or to give the grandparents a little extra space) with two en-suite master bedrooms and separate decking areas.
This house has oil-fired central heating, so it offers a warm and comfortable Arran holiday retreat for year-round breaks. There is also a gas-burning stove in the living room.
Outside, the kids burn off excess energy in a paddock-sized garden. The garden is fully enclosed with raised decks to the rear with glorious sea views and a small sunny patio area to the front.
The accommodation is all on one level.
Azalea House is a self-catering holiday let for a maximum of 7 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.
Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (with spa bath). One twin bedroom and one single bedroom sharing a family bathroom with bath and shower over. There is a further master bedroom on the other side of the house with an en-suite bathroom.
Family bathroom with bath and shower over. Two en-suite bathrooms to the double bedrooms (one with spa bath) and electric showers over.
Fully equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge / freezer, microwave and coffee press. All crockery, cooking utensils, pots and pans, small appliances, baking equipment, cutlery and glassware are included.
There is also a separate utility room with a sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and a pulley maid for drying laundry.
A spacious lounge with a large flat screen TV & DVD / CD player and gas-burning stove.
There is also a separate dining room with oak table and chairs for sociable meals together.
Bed linen and towels are provided (please bring own beach / swim towels). Tea towels, oven gloves and cleaning cloths are also provided.
All electricity, oil-fired central heating and calor gas for the stove are included. The house is equipped with wi-fi but we cannot guarantee availability at all times as this is out with our control. 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.
Fully enclosed rear garden (approx. one acre) with raised decks overlooking the garden with sea views. Garden furniture is provided. There is also a small front garden with seating.
Driveway parking for 2 cars and an additional private pull-in.
The house is ideal for family groups with children of all ages. There is a travel cot and highchair available (please bring own cot bedding).
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 house is suitable for people with restricted mobility as the accommodation is on one level. However, there are a few steps to the outside, so it may not be suitable for wheelchair users unless guests can bring their own portable ramp.
The nearest bus stop is on the main coastal road, approx. 0.9 miles from the house. A car is recommended for convenience and to make the most of the island’s attractions.
King’s Cross Point is a quiet secluded part of the island with a small friendly community. It is within easy reach of village amenities in Whiting Bay. There are numerous paths around the point where you can access the two sheltered bays with a small sandy beach and rock pools to explore when the tide’s out.
You will see plenty of wildlife, including seals, dolphins, the occasional otter or basking shark and numerous sea birds including oystercatchers, seagulls, herons, sandpipers and spectacular diving gannets. There is also a large grassy area that is very tranquil with stunning views of Holy Isle with its lighthouse and the Arran hills to the north – an ideal place for a picnic.
The village of Whiting Bay is a 15 – 20 minute stroll along the coastline or through the fields to the beachside cafes and restaurants, small independent stores and services for everyday essentials and 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 featuring local produce. There is also underground bar with pool table and TV. We also recommend The Shore open all day for drinks, snacks and lunches and the Coffee Pot for home-baking and lunches. The Village Hall plays host to an eclectic range of local bands, visiting musicians and ceilidhs. And for art lovers, the Arran Art Gallery displays a wonderful selection of local and Scottish artwork with a delightful courtyard garden.
There are numerous trails and paths for walking and cycling close by, including forestry paths to Glenashdale Falls and the Giant’s Graves in Whiting Bay, Eas Mor waterfall in high Kildonan and Dyemill in Lamlash.
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 mid/low season. Arrival time from 4pm. Departure time by 10am.
Enquiries for short breaks are welcomed with a minimum of 3 nights outside of main holiday periods, subject to availability. Rates are based on a percentage of the weekly rate – please request a quote.
Weekly rates vary according to the season, from £840 to £1,245 for up to 7 guests and from £740 to £1,145 for up to 5 guests with the lower occupancy option*. There is also a security/”Good Housekeeping” deposit of £200 payable with the balance. This deposit is returned within 7 days of departure, subject to any charges for excess cleaning or breakages.
* We also offer a lower occupancy rate for up to 5 guests outside of peak booking periods or with a late booking (within 4 weeks of the arrival date). This option provides a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a twin bedroom, a single bedroom and a family bathroom together with the living areas. The 2nd double bedroom with en-suite bathroom is closed off with this option. There is a reduction of £100 of the applicable weekly rate. Please enquire.
Please follow the link below for information on availability and rates or click on ‘Book Now’ at the top of the page.
Feedback from our guests
“The weather was amazing for September so we were out all the time but the house is so comfortable and well equipped that it would have been fine if it had rained all the time. Games for the children, brambles to pick in the paddock and space for ball games. Easy reach of beautiful beaches and walks – including Goatfell. “