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A romantic, handcrafted retreat with glorious ‘big sky' island views, remotely nestled right on the beach in a historic Isle of Arran village.

Boasting exceptional views of the huge, ever-changing Scottish skies, across the sea to the islands of Ailsa Craig and Pladda, The Boathouse is a magical retreat for two dreamily romantic souls.

Lovingly designed and crafted by friendly owners Max and Judi, you'll find the unique haven directly on the beach, in the historic, picture-perfect village of Kildonan, on the Isle of Arran.  

Often referred to as ‘Scotland in miniature', the wildlife-steeped island is filled with scenic natural wonder, from soaring mountains to remote sandy bays. Sit outside and get lost in the mesmerising views, or simply walk along the windswept shore to watch playful seals bobbing in the sea... an ideal way to begin each day!

You'll note The Boathouse's imaginative attention to detail from the moment you arrive, with its beautiful ‘upturned boat' roof, and an elegant front door that features a stained-glass window.

Inside awaits a cosy, lovingly furnished space, filled with ornate, well-chosen accessories, and irresistibly comfy furnishings. The charming kitchen area is equipped with a two-ring hob and gas oven, and there's a gorgeous seating space with a wood-burning stove, to help give your evenings a soft, romantic glow.  

With the blissful absence of a TV, you can get to know your loved one all over again... simply open a bottle of wine, or pop the whistling kettle on the stove. When you're finally talked out, the DAB radio with Bluetooth speaker will help you set the perfect background mood.

Discover a downy, hand-crafted double sofa bed to ease you into a sound night's sleep, and when it's time for that morning freshen-up routine, the separate bathroom and shower area is just a few steps away.

Here you'll find a flushing loo... and an invigorating, piping hot outdoor shower. Privately screened from view, we're willing to bet you'll never want to shower indoors again!

Refreshed and ready to explore, there's a world of nature waiting to welcome you, right from that exquisite front door. Simply take a scenic walk up the hill to the tumbling Eas Mor waterfall, keeping an eye out for golden eagles on your way. If you're in the mood for a longer stroll, you could head to the tranquil Loch Garbad, surrounded by towering conifers.

Prefer a gentle meander and a tasty meal? The Kildonan Hotel is just fifteen minutes along the sea front (perfect for a fish and chip supper!) while Brodick, the island's main village, is a short drive away. From here, you can hop on a ferry to Ardrossan...

...though with so much to fall in love with right where you are, we doubt you'll want to leave anytime soon!

Things to note

Check in from 2pm - 9pm, check out by 12pm. Regrettably, children and pets are not permitted. Please note there is no TV or WiFi at the property, and limited 4G mobile signal.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Kildonan, Argyll and Bute
Cost (from): £118 per night
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1596

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Handcrafted beachfront retreat, sleeps 2 guests.  Handcrafted double sofa bed, seating area with chairs and a table, DAB radio with Bluetooth speaker, electric lighting, electric plug sockets, wood burning stove.  Kitchen area with gas oven, two-ring hob, sink, fridge.  Separate bathroom with flushing WC, private outdoor shower.  Outside: furnished garden area, private parking.  There is a separate wash house with washing machine and tumble drier available if required.

Local Activities

Wildlife watching, seafront walks, cycling, historic sites, waterfalls, lochs, ferry trips, village shops and restaurants
At a glance

At a glance

  • An imaginative, elegantly handcrafted retreat for two, remotely nestled right on the beach in the village of Kildonan, on the Isle of Arran, for glorious ‘big sky' views.
  • Gaze across the sea to the islands of Ailsa Craig and Pladda, and watch playful seals right from your doorstep!
  • The beautifully furnished space is cosy and self-contained, with kitchen facilities and a separate, private, bathroom and outdoor shower area.
  • Simply take a walk along the shore to explore the wildlife-steeped beauty of the island, or hop in the car to the bustling main village of Brodick. There is a hotel and restaurant in short walking distance.

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