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A BEAUTIFUL AND REMOTE FARMHOUSE ON THE ISLE OF ARRAN WITH OUTSTANDING SEA VIEWS

Jenny Thomson

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Jenny Thomson

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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A BEAUTIFUL AND REMOTE FARMHOUSE ON THE ISLE OF ARRAN WITH OUTSTANDING SEA VIEWS

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Isle of Arran Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Self catering house with easy access to golf, hillwalking, wildlife and beach

An idyllic, romantic and remote self catering holiday house, situated on the side of a heathery hill, perfect for families or romantic couple. Beautifully decorated combining comfortable and contemporary with outstanding sea views. 5 lovely bedrooms all with sea views and 2 bathrooms, large well equiped kitchen and dining area overlooking the sea and a cosy sitting room with open fire, TV, Sky and DVD. A games room with table tennis and outside patio area for al fresco dining. From the house there is easy access to coastal walks for spotting otters, dolphins, porpoises and seals and an easy climb up the hill will reward you with breathtaking scenery, sea eagles and numerous species of birds or just sit and enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the sea. There are many local activities, wildlife and bird watching, hillwalking, climbing, 7 golf courses, fishing, boat trips, pony trekking, historic castles and standing stones, beaches and caves. Excellent restaurants, Shops and local produce

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jenny Thomson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
56%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2014

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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A beautiful and remote farmhouse on the Isle of Arran with outstanding sea views
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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A beautiful and remote farmhouse on the Isle of Arran with outstanding sea views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404739
+44 -01506881688
Isle of Arran Ayrshire & Arran
5

Remote haven on a remote haven

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful week in Banlicken, which is a remote haven on the remote haven of Arran. Perfection. The property is approached along a long track with 2 gates and a ford to cross. This only seemed to improve the sense of occasion on each arrival and adds to its special location overlooking Kintyre. The property itself was perfect for a large family wanting space to enjoy themselves, seek quiet corners to study or read and not be on top of each other. The kitchen/dining room is a super social place for cooking, dining and debating. Bedrooms are stylish and all with super views of the sea. Highly recommended.

Arran itself is a great place for uncrowded and scenic walks on the coast, or in the mountains, where we also enjoyed climbing on Cir Mhor. Some of the best easy,to mid-grade granite climbing in the UK - South Ridge Direct, Souwester Slabs, Labyrinth...all fantastic.
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
A beautiful and remote farmhouse on the Isle of Arran with outstanding sea views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404739
+44 -01506881688
Isle of Arran Ayrshire & Arran
5

Remote, restful and beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5
We spent the New Year period at Banlicken (2011) - and it was just what we were looking for. The journey up was eventful as we got stuck in the mud. I was flabbergasted when by father opened the boot and pulled out a garden spade of all things! (who on earth takes a spade on holiday - unless of the beach variety?!?), still it proved to be very useful and I just viewed it all as part of the adventure! When we arrived it was all worth it. If you love being remote and cosy then this is the place for you. We had taken a week's worth of provisions with us and didn't really venture out much. Cosy nights in front of the fire, lots of good wine and although we thought we had taken some really great fireworks for New Year's Eve, these were very much overshadowed by the spectacular views on the other side of the water across the Mull of Kintyre. What a show! A brilliant viewing point. Gorgeous countryside, even in the depths of winter - we had a further adventure travelling up the mountain to unblock the water inlet pipe - we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The kitchen has everything you need and with a large dining table. It turned out to be where we spent most of our time and also has lovely views out to sea. The "old folk" liked the fact that they could retire in peace to their own separate accommodation, when the children got too much (or the adults!). Fantastic.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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A beautiful and remote farmhouse on the Isle of Arran with outstanding sea views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404739
+44 -01506881688
Isle of Arran Ayrshire & Arran
Doncaster
5

An incredible week on Arran

  • 5 of 5
The rather bumpy track on the way up to the cottage is very much worth the trip!
Banlicken cottage is wonderful in its own right, large and well furnished with all the utensils needed for a holiday. It is beautifully set, with wonderful views of the sea, notably to the west which has the advantage of some of the most stunning sunsets I have seen.
We made good use of the sea, both on it, and on walks alongside it. I would certainly advise barbeques on the beaches!
A nearby village store is available for further supplies.
Banlicken was everything we could have hoped for!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A beautiful and remote farmhouse on the Isle of Arran with outstanding sea views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404739
+44 -01506881688
Isle of Arran Ayrshire & Arran
Cambridge
5

Fantastic place - and wonderful people!

  • 5 of 5
A huge thanks to Jenny and Claire for making us feel so welcome - as a group of amateur radio enthusiasts, our needs were somewhat bizarre, but Jenny was amazingly helpful and very accommodating!

The house is beautiful, and the area absolutely outstanding in all respects.

The only thing to watch out for is the track leading up to the house: as per the description, this isn't for those who are nervous drivers or wary of driving over a few bumps :-). Take it very, very slowly, and evict your passengers first for maximum ground clearance and you'll be fine, though.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
A beautiful and remote farmhouse on the Isle of Arran with outstanding sea views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404739
+44 -01506881688
Isle of Arran Ayrshire & Arran
Derbyshire UK
5

Beautiful Banlicken

  • 5 of 5
Banlicken is remote, stunningly beautiful, but also welcoming with a real family feel to the house.

My five brothers and I go away every year for a few days without our families. Usually we end up somewhere hot or on a city break. There was some consternation and a little scepticism when I booked Banlicken. Any doubts evaporated on arrival as we explored the house. The accomodation is roomy, well appointed and feels very much like a home. The lush gardens are a mixture of the wild and the cultivated with rambling outbuildings to explore. The views are to die for. And there are no neighbours! Bliss.

We spent our time walking, drinking and talking. We saw otters, seals, eagles, deer, breweries and distilleries. Even the doubters in my party were enthusiastic converts to Banlicken and Arran by the time we had to leave.

The downsides? Hard to think of any really. I lost part of the trim of my car on the track to house, which is a real challenge! Oh, and the nearest pub is a few miles away. We took it in turns to drive from the pub, got the whisky in and sat in front of the fire. Not much of a hardship really!

I'll be back
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A beautiful and remote farmhouse on the Isle of Arran with outstanding sea views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404739
+44 -01506881688
Isle of Arran Ayrshire & Arran
Cheddar, UK
5

The Perfect Family Holiday Location

  • 5 of 5
My own and two other families of 4 had a fantastic week at Banlicken in July. It is, indeed, on a remote part of the island (with very limited grocery stores outside of Brodick 30 mins away) but with a garden the children loved exploring, a perfect games room/den, a beach just down a (step slippery) track and beautiful views it is the perfect base. The house and cottage are well laid out with plenty of space, comfort and facilities. The track up to the cottage is slightly longer than we had anticipated and after heavy rain a torrent across the track meant we left the cars and walked up - but it isnt far. The house and cottage have one bathroom each, which should have been enough except for the fact that we struggled to use the bath-tap showers so everyone was luxuriating in long, deep baths.
The owners were extremely helpful before and during our stay, as was everyone on the island! How refreshing!!
Arran is a big playground. On dry days there were endless walks, beaches to explore (and light fires on), pony trekking, speed boat riding, biking.....and I recommend a trip to Holy Island and a walk over the top - kids loved it.
Be warned - the nearest restaurant - the Lighthouse is BYO - they don't sell alcohol and they don't take credit cards (but there is a cash point nearby). I believe the nearest pub is 6 miles away - but once you're ensconsed in Banlicken for the evening with all your supplies you actually don't need to go anywhere.
For anyone in a group of 12 or less, Banlicken is ideal.
I hope we can return one day.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Prestwick
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Brodick
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Ardrossan
Car: necessary

On the North West of Arran on a heathery hill looking across the sea to Kintyre. Between the coastal villages of Pirnmill and Machrie which have a restaurant and tea room, golf course, tennis court, beaches, caves and bronze age stone circles. North is enchanting Lochranza with its ancient Castle, whisky distillery and scenic harbour where you can see seals,and otters. Deer also graze along the shore and on the popular golf course. The Waverly, the last paddle steamer on The Clyde makes its regular summertime visits to the quay. From here you can also do a bit of Island hopping on the Cloanaig Ferry across to Kintyre, Gigha , Islay and Jura. For keen walkers and climbers there are beautiful gentle coastal walks to catch glimpses of porpoises, miinke whales, dolphins, basking sharks, otters and birds; and for the more energetic hillwalker there are dramatic routes through valleys, past waterfalls, up hills and to lochs all with stunning views, birds and wildlife.

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Rates & Availability

From £171 Per night

Isle of Arran Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Low Season
Nov 9 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
£175
£900
 
 
Xmas SPECIAL DISCOUNT
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
New Year SPECIAL DISCOUNT
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
 
 
Winter Low Season
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
£175
£900
 
 
Half Term Mid Season
Feb 15 2015 - Feb 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Low Season
Feb 22 2015 - Mar 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
£175
£900
 
 
Easter High Season
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
 
 
Spring Mid Season
Apr 19 2015 - May 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
£200
£1,200
 
 
Spring High Season
May 24 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
 
 
Mid season
May 31 2015 - Jun 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
£200
£1,200
 
 
Summer High Season
Jun 21 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
 
 
Autumn Mid Season
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
£175
£1,100
 
 
Autumn Half Term
Oct 18 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Autumn Low Season
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
£175
£900
 
 
Xmas
Dec 21 2015 - Dec 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
 
 
New Year SPECIAL DISCOUNT
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Special rates available for 1 or 2 couples for romantic or 'get away from it all' breaks in Mid or Low Season for short breaks or weekly bookings - contact Jenny
Low/Mid Season - short break for 1 couple £350 - For 2 couples £600
Low/Mid Season - weekly rate for 1 couple £600 - For 2 couples £800
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Amenities

Isle of Arran Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • Bathroom 1 a traditional old bath, romantic double ended, perfect for 2.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with own staircase
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , v.small single room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , family room with king size bed, single bed and bunk bed
  • Bedroom 1 - King size bed with own staircase Bedroom 2 - twin room with 2 single beds Bedroom 3 - Bunk bedroom Bedroom 4 - Small bedroom but with full size single bed Bedroom 5 - Separate byre/cottage family room with en-suite - king size bed, single bed and bunk bed sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Ground around the house uneven and with various steps so not ideal if infirm or disabled

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