4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps 7, short breaks by arrangement
Why Melanie chose Isle of Arran
Channel View has been in the family for over 50 years. It was bought by my father and 4 generations of the family have enjoyed many holidays with wonderful memories. It has been recently refurbished in 2016 including central heating and modern bathrooms. It is also close to the beautiful area known as Kings Cross point where there is a historical Viking fort and burial ground. This area is also maintained by the family, where locals and holiday makers can walk, picnic and enjoy the wonderful views.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage holds many fond memories and is a well known landmark in Kings Cross.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
On arrival it would be most helpful if you find anything that is not to your satisfaction that you contact one of us within 24 hrs in order that we can rectify the situation to your satisfaction. Your Holiday Address is Channel View Kings Cross Isle of Arran KA27 8RG PARKING ON ARRIVAL When you arrive at Channel View you will be able to park up to approx 4 cars in the driveway. The usual access to the house is via the back door which is ahead of you as you drive in. ON ARRIVAL As above access is via the back door you will find the keys in the key safe situated at the back door. When you go out and about it may be a good idea to place the keys in the key safe, this way there will be no risk of losing them especially if you are on the beach or up in the hills. Inside the cottage There are many cupboards that have items to help you enjoy your holiday. Please see instruction folder for use of appliances. You will find this in the hall. Fire Extinguisher and fire blanket – both of these are in the kitchen area. The fire blanket is mounted on the kitchen wall. First Aid – You will find the First Aid box in the kitchen, in the cupboard above the sink. Please let us know if you have had to use any items, in order that they can be replaced for future guests. Emergency lighting – as this is an island it can be prone to power cuts. The emergency lighting box is for use in such situations. In here you will find a torch, some candles etc. Please do not remove items. Heating timer – the heating is pre-set to come on twice a day am and pm. Wheelie Bins - Please bag waste and place general waste in the black wheelie bin and recycling waste (plastic, cans etc) in the blue bin. The bins are collected on a Friday. They arrive early so please leave bins at end of driveway. Log Burning stove – Please feel free to cosy up and use the stove especially after a refreshing walk on the seafront. See the instruction folder for use. We provide logs etc on a use and replace basis so please replace what you use. Further kindling and logs can be purchased in Marriott’s building supplies in Whiting Bay, also at other areas on the island. Broadband – There is unlimited wifi Please be aware that as this is an island, connection can often be interrupted Mobile phones – the mobile phone reception is limited and may be variable depending on your network. Misc - Within the front porch, side board, ottoman, stool and corner cabinet in the lounge you will find a number of indoor games, books, DVDs etc for you to use. Outside the property There is an outside storage unit (at the back) which has a travel picnic bench and some folding chairs to use if you are out and about. We would appreciate if these could please be replaced at the end of your stay. There are also some outside toys. The garden is not enclosed so please do not leave children and pets unattended. There is also a ditch which runs along the road side and also between the trees and the field, please be careful with young children. Safety There is a tractor in the garden which is used to maintain Kings Cross point, please do not access or allow children to play on it. NB Septic Tank The toilets outflow into a septic tank please DO NOT dispose of any female hygiene products, nappies or baby wipes down the toilet. “Bag it and bin it” Many thanks On departure We would appreciate if you could please strip the beds and leave in a pile on the bed on your day of departure, this would be greatly appreciated by our housekeeping team. Thank you in advance. We would appreciate if you could leave the cottage the way you found it in order that all our guest can enjoy the same experience that you have – thank you in advance. Please vacate the property by 10 am Please make an entry into the guest book as we would really appreciate your feedback in order that we can enhance the Channel View experience.
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Lovely cottage and location on island
Great location on island - easy to get everywhere. Very clean and very well appointed kitchen. Enjoyed our stay very much.
Lovely walks to the point and beach from the cottage.
Gave only 4 stars for neighbourhood as the road around the property was surprisingly busy at most times of the day and took away slightly from the privacy.
A fantastic week on Arran
Channel View is a beautiful, cosy cottage with much character and atmosphere and a lovely sea view. Everything was perfect, clean, tidy and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped, so that we enjoyed cooking our meals very much. When we arrived we found a delicious olive bread, Arran jam and a welcome card on the kitchen table, in the fridge there was milk and in the cupboards all the things you might need for a start - everything very much appreciated.The bedrooms and bathrooms couldn't have been better. It was a brilliant place for our family get together and we all felt very much at home. Thank you so much.
Charming, well equipped cottage in a fantastic setting
Our family really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It is very well equipped, cosy and homely. It is nestled in beautiful quiet surroundings and the views are also stunning. We had a week of settled weather walking and hiking on the island and the scenery and wildlife were spectacular.. There is so much more to explore on Arran and we would definitely love to return again, especially the cottage.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the cottage. We look forward to welcoming you again some time in the future
Fantastic property in a brilliant location!
A fantastically well equipped house for a family in a absolutely stunning location. The house is extremely well presented and has everything that could be wished for. Great garden for children and lovely inside if wet or around fire in the evenings. Can’t recommend highly enough!
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad that you had a lovely holiday and found the cottage comfy. Look forward to welcoming you maybe again some time in the future
Great family stay, ideal location and wee dog came too. Perfect
Couldn’t have asked for more. If I thought of something I needed it was there. Spotless, beautifully decorated but comfortable and welcoming home. We absolutely loved our stay and Roxy dog was delighted to be with us although spent most of her time asleep in her basket after long days exploring. Great views from the house. I enjoyed the peace of a morning cup of tea gazing out over the water. Nice walks nearby, thanks for the google maps! Easy walk to whiting bay for beaches, food and drinks. The sun shone and we enjoyed the garden, some of us with an arran gin in hand. Hope to return to this lovely spot again soon. Relaxing stay from start to finish.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am glad you had a lovely holiday and found everything you needed at the cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back
Very well equipped and comfortable cottage in a lovely spot
Thank you for your review I am glad you found the cottage comfortable with everything you needed
In Whiting Bay you have you have:
The Trafalgar inside Wolf and Gigi who run it are never dull and the food is always good.
Felicity's Bar does nice food and you can just go in for a drink. They have a 2 for 1 offer on fish and chips before 6 on a Friday which is excellent. They have a nice menu to.
Coast has live fiddling music and a good menu and does a Sunday roast.
The Coffee Pot does great coffee and cakes and lunches.
The Drift is very good menu, you don't book its first come first serve it’s also a bar.
Glen-isle Hotel is nicely decorated and if it's a wet day nice to go inside, they sell local ale on draught. Good food, coffee etc
Lamlash Hotel Does pizza and steaks but its changed hands and don't know how good it is. The Pier Café is wonderful for coffee and lunch
Fiddlers plays live music sort of folk, country music, foods good. It's the same family who run Coast in Whiting Bay.
Brodick Bar the food here is excellent hard to beat on the island although The Drift is good. The Brodick Bar is more expensive, again you don't book first come first serve. It's usually always busy.
The Douglas Hotel is straight in front of you as you get of the ferry. It had a massive refit and is done out to an excellent standard.
The Little Rock café is nice for coffee and cake and lunch, Dog friendly.
Stag Restaurant you need to book, it's meant to be very good
Blackwaterfoot There is a new restaurant which is meant to be excellent
In Whiting Bay, you have the Bay Stores next to The Trafalgar in Sandbraes, fantastic little shop sells everything. Artisan bread, local veg, fruit from Glasgow market and meat and fish sourced locally. My favourite shop!!!! They do great coffee sit in or takeaway and cakes and muffins to die for. They are dog friendly.
There are loads of walks on your doorstep to Kings Cross Point, walks to Whiting Bay, Glenashdale Falls, Giants Graves and Eas Mhor.
The bus stops just a 10 mins walk from the cottage going both ways. Use it if you want to drink as Scotland has zero tolerance to drinking anything and driving.