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19 reviews
View towards Holy Isle
View from garden
Pladda and Ailsa Craig
Bathroom with bath and shower over
Glenashdale Falls
Whiting Bay beach
Arran
Glenashdale Falls in autumn
Ben Nuis
Glen Catacol
Lochranza sunset
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Scotland

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fifporter
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage with super views”
Reviewed 8 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Alt Ardoch cottage was super.

It was spotlessly clean and we were welcomed by a lovely hamper of Arran goodies (cheese, tablet, oat cakes and beer) which were greatly enjoyed.

The cottage was nice and cosy, the beds comfortable, and the fact that the sitting room was upstairs gave you good views to Holy Island (and to watch the bunny grazing in the garden next door).

The location was good too - only a few minutes north to Brodick and handy for Lamlash and Whiting Bay - we had a super week of walking, despite chilly weather. If it had been warmer the wee table and chairs outside would have been great and had good views of goatfell.

We'd be very happy to go back if we return to Arran.

There were only very minor niggles - the oven temperature was about 30 C lower than the dial and the milk jug was tiny - but apart from that it was very well equipped for us, with all you could need and lots of helpful information on the island, including menus for lots of the local restaurants.

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Liked best: The location and view from the cosy lounge
Liked least: The oven was about 30 C too cool - but once you adjusted for this, all was well.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Rebekah Y
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing house with fantastic views”
Reviewed 18 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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I've stayed at Alt Ardoch Cottage twice now. It's such a great home from home. The bedrooms and living room are very cosy with some great artwork in each room. There are amazing views of the Holy Isle from upstairs! As you walk into the kitchen through the front door there is a large map of Arran on the wall. This was so useful to have when planning the day ahead!

The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could possibly need - Including a washing machine which is very handy when you've been walking in the mountains everyday! The jacuzzi bath is also just what's needed after a long walk, very relaxing. Also, the shower is great too as it's quite powerful and nice and warm.

If you like bird watching and visit Arran for the wildlife, there's also plenty of garden birds around the cottage. I spent many hours watching the birds coming and going. Next door also have rabbits roaming around their garden.

The location of the cottage is great too. Not too far away from Brodick, the centre of Arran where the shops and ferry are. Also very close to Whiting bay which has more shops and cafe's. We've also discovered many walks near the house which meant we didn't need to use the car as much.

I will definitely be back to Alt Ardoch again, no doubt about that!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jill C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A home from home, and a little bit more.”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My husband entered the Arran half Iron Man competition taking place in Lamlash in June '15 and so we decided to have a week's holiday while we were there. After having a look for accommodation online and reading the reviews, we chose to stay at Alt Ardoch Cottage for the week. The photos online really do it justice as we were not disappointed in the slightest. If anything we were amazed at how spacious the cottage was. We had requested a travel cot and high chair for our 2 year old and both were satisfactory for him to use. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped with washer/dryer and dishwasher. Crockery, cutlery, kids plates, oven dishes, pots and pans were all there. There wasn't anything we thought 'oh could have done with that'. The living room situated on the first floor was lovely with the views out to the Holy Isle. With it being mid summer we never shut the curtains and watched the night sky fall every evening. It was so peaceful. We didn't walk from the cottage to the village as the path down is a few 100 meters along the road. Although it's not a busy road it's not ideal for walking with the buggy. It was fine though if you are just popping out for a run or a walk and taking care when traffic is passing. We travelled around the island by car stopping off for walks, picnics and the swings. I would definitely not hesitate to book this accommodation again and highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the area. Ideal for a couple, two couples, family with two children/infants. The gardens are lovely and the views are breathtaking. Can't wait to go back next year!

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Christine...
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fabulous cottage, tastefully and comfortably furnished”
Reviewed 13 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We have just returned from a week in Alt Ardoch cottage.. I have been to Aaran several times and the friends who shared the cottage have been to the island many times over the last forty years. None of us have stayed in accommodation like this previously. Every comfort was taken care of. Furniture, furnishings, crockery, equipment - all were of good quality and excellent taste. The walls were hung with beautiful artworks. The cottage was spotlessly clean.The welcome pack was most welcome and very thoughtful. Service from Suzanne was excellent and we found the owner to be very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The location was excellent, the views fabulous and the island has so much to offer. We played golf and enjoyed several courses, however we spent many hours walking and enjoying the scenery. Thank you. We will be back!

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Liked best: The ambiance, comfort and good taste
Liked least: There was nothing I didn't like!
Travelling group: Friends
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Susan H
Nelson, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 13 February 2015 for a stay in April 2014

This self catering cottage contains everything you need. It's clean and comfortable. The living room is on the second floor, offering a gorgeous view over the ocean and of Holy Island. The location is perfect for exploring all of the Isle of Arran.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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