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A beautiful and remote farmhouse on the Isle of Arran with outstanding sea views

Jenny Thomson

Member 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

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2015
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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)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2015

Why HomeAway

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:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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A beautiful and remote farmhouse on the Isle of Arran with outstanding sea views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

Family fun in Arran

  • 5 of 5

Just had a super long weekend at Banlicken, 3 families, 3 nights. Banlicken was perfect. What an adventure the children had from the start, opening the gates and through the ford. Such excitement. The house was super, we all had our own little area to sleep and retreat to if needed. We cooked up some great meals in the large well equipped kitchen, sat around the cosy fire in the living room, reading, board games, and rugby for the men!! The children had the playbarn to work off some energy. A walk down to the shore with fantastic views and a very pretty sunset. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

amazing house

  • 4 of 5

Great location, magnificent view, peacefull, quite, isolated, unbelievable house, I Know Scotland for 25 years know, one of my best location, but forget about the road by car, we had a storm the first day, and could not cross the river (growing with the flood) threw the tiny road, you need a 4X4, but you can leave the car at the beginning of the road and walk.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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
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
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

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:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Mid Season
Apr 19 2015 - May 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
£250
£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
£250
£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
£225
£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
£200
£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 £400 - For 2 couples £650
Low/Mid Season - weekly rate for 1 couple £650 - For 2 couples £900
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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
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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 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 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed with double bed on the bottom and single on top
  • Bedroom 1 - King size bed with own staircase Bedroom 2 - twin room with 2 single beds Bedroom 3 - Bunk bedroom, 1 double, 1 single 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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