Home from home

  • Sleeps four (+ cot) in two bedrooms
  • Single storey cottage with spectacular seaviews
  • Private garden & patios
  • Shared off-road parking
  • No smoking
  • Up to two well-behaved, housetrained dogs
  • Kildonan beach and Eas Mor forest and falls within one mile

Ailsa Cottage is situated in the quiet and tranquil clachan of Auchenhew on the clifftops above Kildonan on the Isle of Arran. It is one of four attached dwellings on the site. Before being converted to a holiday cottage, Ailsa Cottage used to be a stable attached to Auchenhew House.

We bought Ailsa Cottage in 2021 and have completely renovated and upgraded the interior of the cottage and added doors from the bedrooms to provide direct access to the garden to make the most of the spectacular sea views.

We have put careful thought into what  equipment to put into Ailsa Cottage. Whilst not wanting to over-burden a small cottage, we still want you to have all the equipment that helps to make your stay enjoyable. In the cottage you will find:

  • Electric hob & oven
  • Microwave
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Electric hand whisk
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and pans
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Smart TV
  • DVD player
  • DAB radio

The lounge area also has a range of local intertest books and maps, fiction and non-fiction books, games and jigsaws to help you get the most out of your stay.

The newly fitted bathroom has a full-size bath with large over-bath dual head shower, WC and basin, shaver point and large heated towel rail.

The two bedrooms, one twin and one double,  both have access to the rear balcony and private garden  and have  uninterrupted sea views across to Pladda, Ailsa Craig and the Ayrshire coast. The rooms are equipped with comfy beds and blackout thermal curtains.  A hair dryer and digital clocks are also provided.

We want you to be cosy during your stay and the cottage is fitted with modern thermostatically controlled electric radiators, which you can adjust as you need.

There is a private (but not enclosed) patio and garden to the rear of the cottage and an  additional private patio to the front of the property, conveniently located close to the kitchen for easy outdoor dining. Both patios have wooden picnic benches.

Ailsa Cottage is well suited for children, the accommodation is all on one level and  we are able to provide a travel cot, highchair and children’s cutlery and plates. We also have a hand blender in the cottage to aid meal preparation for very young children and we also provide a range of age-appropriate toys and books, buckets and spades and crabbing lines and nets.

With prior discussion, we are able to accommodate  up to two well behaved and house-trained pets.  There are lots of lovely walks nearby, within a mile of the cottage you can access the beaches at Kildonan and forest trails at Eas Mor.

Ailsa Cottage is well placed for exploring the island, it is on the direct bus route for those travelling by public transport, there is direct  road access from the cottage if you are circumnavigating the island by bike and you can access the Arran Coastal Way by foot from the cottage.

Included within the price of the cottage:

  • Towels (a bath and hand towel) for each person staying
  • Bed linen
  • Hand towel for the kitchen
  • Tea towels and oven gloves

Please note: We do not provide cot bedding, pet bedding or beach towels.

A welcome basket will also be provided at the start of your stay which will contain a few basics.

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    “The cottage has absolutely everything we could have wanted and more. Best equipped holiday cottage ever – six stars!”

    August 2023

    “Very well equipped and amazing views.”

    July 2023

    “…the views over Pladda & Ailsa Craig are absolutely stunning! We love Arran & this is the perfect place to stay & explore the island.”

    October 2023

    “We absoluetly loved our stay in Ailsa Cottage & so appreciated the many very thoughtful touches.”

    September 2023




    Ailsa Cottage



    Isle of Arran

    KA27 8SG