Balnagore Moss Estate Three Cottages
Machrie, Isle of Arran
Balnagore Moss Estate Three Cottages are situated on the undisturbed west coast of Arran in the hamlet of Machrie, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven for wildlife. Each house affords stunning views of the surrounding countryside; a mixture of sea, moorland and hills, with the famous Goat Fell peak in the distance. Less than a mile away is the Machriewater river for fishing, Machrie’s 9 hole golf course, tea room, tennis court and children’s play area. There is access here to the unspoilt seashore.
Balnagore, 3 Star, Sleeps 11Balnagore is a traditional sandstone former farmhouse built at the end of the 19th Century and sleeps up to 11 people. The house sits within its’ own grounds on the edge of Machrie Moor, less than a mile from the Neolithic Standing Stone Circles. Balnagore is accessed via a private drive and provides ample parking for several cars.
The spacious main sitting room has an open fire with the unusual feature of a west facing picture window above it. This view looks over the Kilbrannan Sound towards Kintyre, affording wonderful views of Machrie’s stunning sunsets. A flat screen TV is provided, as well as a DVD player. At the opposite end of the sitting room is the dining area, which leads into the kitchen.
The fully fitted kitchen has an electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and Belling food warmer. A coffee maker, cafetiere, slow cooker and food processor are also provided. Off the kitchen is the scullery, with a washing machine, tumble drier, fridge, chest freezer and iron; and also cloakroom and shower facilities. Beyond the kitchen is a smaller, second sitting room, also with an open fire. The pay telephone is located here. Balnagore has 3 double, 2 twins and 1 single bedroom sleeping up to 11 people. The ground floor master bedroom has a king-sized bed and an open fire with double aspect windows providing views of the garden and the hills to the north. There is a bathroom adjacent to the master bedroom.
Rowanbank, 4 Star, sleeps 5Rowanbank is a white painted old Arran cottage which in earlier times was both a farm and Machrie’s Post Office and shop and sleeps five people. The large gravelled area to the front provides ample parking for several cars and sits just off the local quiet country ‘C’ road.
The property has recently been renovated to a very high standard. Set in the rural west coast of the island it has superb countryside views and is only 2 miles to the nearest 9 hole golf course.
It is situated in the hamlet of Machrie with spectacular scenic views across the Kilbrannan Sound to Kintyre and is only a four minute walk to the sea.
Entry is via a south facing porch which is large enough to seat four people and double-aspect windows throughout flood Rowanbank with light. The spacious dining room also has an open fire and the pay telephone is here. Off the hall to the left is the utility room with a washing machine, tumble drier and iron. To the right is a twin bedroom with an en suite bathroom. There is a hand-held shower attachment over the bath.
Down the hall is a second twin bedroom( this can become a double bed on request) that leads into a dressing room and en suite bathroom with a separate walk-in shower. The dressing room has a 2’ 6” bed and a walk-in cupboard. A cot and highchair are provided on request. The large sitting room has a high vaulted ceiling and an open fire. A flat screen TV and DVD player are provided. One of the sofas can be converted into a double bed. The fully fitted kitchen has an electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and cafetiere.
Broadband internet service provided. Free range eggs are available from Cairnfield. Heating is via electric night storage heaters throughout. Linen and towels are included. Electricity usage is charged separately. Coal is provided for £9.50 per bag. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Note: the surrounding fields are full of sheep. The large enclosed back garden runs the length of the house and affords spectacular views across Machrie Bay and over the sea towards Kintyre. Outdoor clothes drying facilities, a table and chairs and BBQ are provided and the adjacent barn can be used to store bicycles. There is a farm lane adjacent to Rowanbank which leads down to the rocky seashore, about a four minute walk.
Cairnfield, 4 Star, sleeps 10Cairnfield is a beautifully proportioned traditional former farmhouse built in the 1870s and sleeps ten people. Extensive enclosed gardens are leading off the old farmyard, with ample parking space for several cars. The house is accessed via a private lane and is a four minute walk from the sea. The large main sitting room has an open fire and triple aspect windows facing east, north and west. The bow window with window seat looks out west over the sea towards Kintyre – the perfect spot to watch Machrie’s magnificent sunsets.
Next door is a smaller sitting room with a flat screen TV and a DVD player. The spacious dining room has an open fire and a serving hatch through to the kitchen. The fully – fitted oak kitchen has an electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and Belling food warmer. A coffee maker, cafetiere and a food processor is also provided. The pay telephone is here. Off the kitchen is the utility area, with washing machine, tumble drier, fridge/freezer, chest freezer and iron. Here there is also a cloakroom and shower room.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, two twin rooms and two single rooms, one with a 2’ 6” bed. There are two more bathrooms upstairs and the master en suite and third bathroom both have hand-held shower attachments over the baths.
A cot and highchair are provided. Outside there are clothes drying facilities, table and chairs and a BBQ and the old milking shed provides storage for bicycles. Broadband is available on request. Free – range eggs are available on site. Heating is via a central heating system with electric radiators. Coal is provided at an extra charge of £9,50 per bag. Electricity usage is charged separately. Linen and towels are provided on request at an extra charge of £10 per person. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Note: the surrounding fields are full of sheep.
Local AmenitiesA regular bus service runs from each house to the north and south.
Three miles to the south is the village of Blackwaterfoot, which has a picturesque harbour and a mile of sandy, dog-friendly beaches, as well as Shiskine golf course and tearoom.
There is a Celtic fort on the nearby cliffs of Drumadoon Point.
Blackwaterfoot has a butcher, Post Office and licensed grocer, bakery, newsagent and gift shop.
The garage sells petrol, logs and kindling and car hire is available.
The Kinloch and Blackwaterfoot Hotels both have restaurants and a bar, and nearby is a hairdresser, art gallery and riding stables, and a children’s play area.
The Kinloch Hotel has a swimming pool and squash courts open to the public.
Six miles to the north of Machrie is the village of Pirnmill, with a post office and licensed grocer and the excellent Lighthouse restaurant.
Three miles to the east of Machrie, across the moor, is the Balmichael Visitor Centre. It offers a range of local craft shops, a coffee shop and children’s activities, as well as laser shooting and archery.
The nearby Bridge Farm sells a variety of products and will deliver milk and other groceries on request.
There are two local churches: Church of Scotland St Molio’s in Shiskine, and The Arran Free Church of Scotland in Torbeg.
The island is rich in archaeology and geological interest.
Cycle/car hire is available in Brodick, car hire in Blackwaterfoot.
Brodick is home to the Arran Heritage Museum.
Sheepdog trials/birds of prey exhibitions are common throughout the year.
Holy Isle boat trips run throughout the summer from Lamlash pier.
The world famous PS Waverley, the last remaining paddle steamer in service, visits Arran throughout the summer months.
Guided walks are available from the Ranger Centre within Brodick Castle grounds.
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Rates: From £340 to £1040 per week depending on season & unit.
Maximum of 10 people.
Children are welcome.
3 & 4 Star Visit Scotland.
Off street parking.
Please note that map locations may be approximate.
Some of the Amenities available are:Pets Accepted
Wireless Broadband Available
Off Street Parking
Open / Log / Gas Fire
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