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Stunning views of Whiting Bay, Holy Isle and The Clyde WiFi -

Bedrooms 2
Space 10 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran, Strathclyde, Scotland - peaceful village

Avoca is a charming period house with stunning views over Whiting Bay. Inside the house has the feel of a beach house with its traditional style, cosy, easy living with all your comforts in mind. Avoca has a kitchen/garden room come diner, lounge, entrance hall with downstairs toilet. There are two bedrooms one with a king size bed and the other with two single beds which can be joined, both rooms have TVs and dressing tables. The bathroom has a double ended bath with shower.

The kitchen/diner has a huge picture window overlooking the beech tree and burn which runs along the side of the garden. In the winter with the leaves off the tree you can sit on the window seats and soak up the stunning view of Holy Isle which are revealed. If that view is not enough all the rooms have windows which face the bay maximising the view and the sunrise. Also giving a prime location to watch the varied ships and naval excersises on the Clyde. The lounge has two sofas and woodburning stove with a 40 inch smart TV. Delightfully appealing and beautifully situated there is a lovely patio at the back which is an e perfect sun trap, surrounding the patio the extensively planted garden bursts with colour.

Avoca sits elevated from the road and looks down onto the village of Whiting Bay which is perfect for the many eating places and cafes, sitting, walking, swimming, beach combing, angling, kayaking, biking and putting. The island also has 7 challenging golf courses. Whiting Bay is surrounded by its many beautiful walks, The Point at Kings Cross, Glenashdale Falls, Giants Graves, Eas Mhor, Kildonan beach for its seals and otters and the forest trails are easy to access for mountain biking.

Or relax and soak up the view and watch the native red squirrel, the yellow wagtail patrol the burn and the swans on the bay that come down for the night from Avocas scenic garden.

Please note: There is a burn running alongside the garden which can be fast flowing during periods of heavy rain.’

More Details

Denise Sinclair
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Denise Sinclair

I grew up in Irvine and holidayed on arran

Denise Sinclair purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Denise Sinclair chose Isle of Arran

Avoca has a slightly elevated position from the road which give you a stunning view of the Bay, Holy Isle, The clyde and the amazing sunrises over the mainland. There is a small burn which runs along the garden which has a wonderful soporific sound.

What makes this cottage unique

Romantic, cosy, beach house with amazing views and close to all amenities but in a peaceful location.


Isle of Arran Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We allow one small dog, please speak to owner about this
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double ended bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be hooked together to make a superking size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: No pets please. Towels not included but can be hired. Outside: There is space for at least 2 cars next to the gate at the front garden where there is a lay bye. The front garden has a bench table and 2 chairs, sits elevated with a burn running along the side. The rear terrace is layed with slabs has a bench table, chairs for a further 4 and whirligig. Utility Facilities: Washing machine, tumble dryer, sheila maid, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen provided, linen changed if 2 weeks booked. No towels provided


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Stunning views of Whiting Bay, Holy Isle and The Clyde WiFi -
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

A fabulous find

  • 5 of 5

The description of the cottage, the views and the local amenities were spot on. Denise the owner, was extremely helpful and answered all queries quickly. The cottage was absolutely ideal for myself, my husband, 10 and 13 year old daughters and the wee Westie. Spacious, cosy, well equipped and beautifully decorated. Whiting Bay is a super location with just enough local amenities providing goods and services to a standard that meant there was little need to travel far. I would recommend this cottage without hesitation and look forward to returning ourselves.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s wonderful when our guests love Avoca as much as we do. Many Thanks Denise
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Stylish & comfortable holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Second visit as enjoyable as the first. Weather even better. Still plenty to enjoy from a great base. Good local facilities . Property stylish and in immaculate order and with pleasant enclosed garden (tho could use a bigger shade canopy as the rear patio is a sun trap!) Definitely recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy home from home on the beautiful Isle of Arran

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in January in this lovely warm cosy cottage which is well equipped and with a fantastic kitchen and lovely picture window looking out to Holy Island. You really don't need nor want to leave the cottage as it has a lovely cosy feel and with the log burner, it's perfect. Comfy beds and all the mod cons provided. When venturing out, we were very lucky with the weather and had the most spectacular climb in the ice and snow to the top of Goatfell, as well as other lovely walks in various parts of the island. Highly recommended, thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous property in great location

  • 5 of 5

Having visited Arran several times before this property was well above expectations. Beautifully decorated, furnished and maintained. Perfect location for access to the South of the island and the Brodick area.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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As pretty as a picture!

  • 5 of 5

As well as a gorgeous location, Avoca Cottage was the perfect place to stay during our week long trip to Arran. Easily found from the ferry, from the moment we stepped through the door we felt like we were at home. The cottage is immaculate and beautifully decorated with the odd seaside accent. We thoroughly enjoyed the fireplace and splendidly appointment kitchen. The walk to the waterfalls nearby was unexpectedly breathtaking, not a hard walk but a wonderful payoff once you reach the observatory deck.

I thoroughly recommended Avoca to anyone considering visiting the area. We found it totally perfect and happened to have the best nights sleep there.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property is so cosy, and the kitchen is just out of this world. It was spotless and clean , well presented with all home comforts ,

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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coast / beach

It is a 30 second walk to the beach which is a mixture of sand and stone at low tide




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

50% refunds paid on deposit 45 days prior to arrival if cancelled

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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