Self catering huis met gemakkelijke toegang tot golf, hillwalking, natuur en strand
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Weekend trip to Arran
We stayed at the property for 3 nights over a September weekend. My husband, daughter and I were visiting from the states with my sister and family who are from Edinburgh and booked the property for a long weekend. It was located in a gorgeous setting and the atmosphere was relaxing, magical and private. We made great memories and truly enjoyed the unique opportunity to see a more remote area of Scotland. The play barn was also wonderful for the kids.
This is a lovely property which is comfortably furnished and feels like a proper well-loved home. It really is remote; it takes a long time to drive along the track and depending on the weather/your car, you might not find you can always get down it. The nearest shop really is a long way away and you absolutely have to check the water supply regularly. In return, you get spectacular views and real space. Sadly, you won’t enjoy sitting outside most evenings because the midges will drive you in. You will also not get silence-the stream and the wind are noisy- but you will get peace. If you are of a nervous disposition do not come here! We had a storm one evening and the following day three of the four roads across the island were closed, some ferries were cancelled and the ford was running very high, all in August, but we thought it was worth it.
A perfect getaway on Arran
We have just got back from 2 weeks at Banlicken and had a wonderful time at the house and also across all that Arran has to offer.
The house itself it perfect as a base from which you can explore the island and also get across to Skipness on Kintyre which is recommended if nothing else because of Skipness Seafood Cabin serving delicious fresh seafood with Skipness Castle as a stunning backdrop on one side and views across to Arran the other.
With 2 small children (aged 18months and 5yrs) we hoped the house would satisfy them as well as ourselves and we weren't disappointed. The House is well stocked with games, toys and DVD/videos which were appreciated when we needed some down time to recharge the kids batteries.
For us adults all the key essentials (and more) were provided to make life as easy as possible and to make the house feel like that very well used cliche - a home from home.
It is worth noting that the drive way up to the cottage off the main road isn't for the timid but perfectly passable none the less. The water for the house coming direct from the mountain side needs checking and that is a short hike up the side of the hill so again not ideal if 10min walks up hill aren't your thing. The views at the check point are worth it though as you get widescreen views of Banlicken and the Kilbrannan Sound beyond and Kintyre beyond that.
As for Arran itself, there is so much to see and do that 12 days wasn't enough which means we'll have to return soon!
Great place to stay
We had a great holiday lots to see and do
Halloween week 2018
I have just returned from a marvellous holiday in Banlicken. There were 3 families of four and a spaniel. The house was very remote, well equipped and just what we were looking for. There were plenty of games for the evening.
The route to the house was fun but I am glad we arrived in the light. The ramble to the beach down the shortest route was slippy in the rain and sturdy boots were required. Sausages on an open fire were the reward. What more could you want!!
Seals and porpoise, we saw them too. Great week, great island, fantastic property with lots of helpful information.
Op de Noord-West van Arran op een heide heuvel kijkend over de zee naar Kintyre. Tussen de kustdorpen Pirnmill en Machrie die een restaurant en een theesalon, een golfbaan, een tennisbaan, stranden, grotten en bronstijd steencirkels hebben. Noord is betoverend Lochranza met zijn oude kasteel, whisky distilleerderij en de schilderachtige haven waar u zeehonden en otters kunt zien. Herten grazen ook langs de kust en op de populaire golfbaan. De Waverly, de laatste raderstoomboot op de Clyde maakt zijn regelmatig zomer bezoeken aan de kade. Vanaf hier kunt u ook doen een beetje van het eiland hoppen op de Cloanaig Ferry over naar Kintyre, Gigha, Islay en Jura. Voor fervente wandelaars en klimmers zijn er mooie zachte wandelingen langs de kust naar een glimp van bruinvissen, miinke walvissen, dolfijnen, haaien, otters en vogels te vangen; en voor de meer energieke hillwalker er dramatische routes door valleien, langs watervallen, tot heuvels en alle meren met een prachtig uitzicht, vogels en wilde dieren.