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The Towers,

Machrie, Isle of Arran

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
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pets Dogs welcome 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spectacular 19th-century tower house for eight guests
  • Stunning views across beautiful countryside and sea
  • Stylish and luxury accommodation arranged over three floors
  • Roof terrace with seating offering views towards the Kintyre Peninsula
  • Open fire for cosy nights in
  • Enjoy lovely walks to the secluded beach nearby
Property code: CA430

This fantastic 19th-century tower house provides everything that you could wish for in a holiday to the beautiful west coast of the Isle of Arran. Looking as though it could be from the pages of a storybook, you can feel like a real Duke or Duchess staying here; after all, it was originally built for the Duke of Hamilton and has now been renovated to provide the height of luxury. Whilst the building itself is fabulous, the location – with great countryside views over parkland and across the sea to the Kintyre Peninsula – makes it truly something special. Take endless beautiful walks to the stone boathouse on Loch Lorsa, spend time fishing (available by separate arrangement) on one of the two beats nearby, or spend an afternoon on the secluded Dougarie Beach. As Arran is only 55 miles around, you can also reach a wealth of places easily including the distillery, (8 miles) brewery and Brodick Castle and Gardens, both 11 miles away. Or try out an island safari with Mogabout Safari (11 miles) which provides forest or coast island tours in a four-wheel drive giving you access to some of the most pristine areas of the island.

Welcoming eight guests, you can celebrate a special occasion here. The property is brimming with history and whilst not a castle proper, it certainly resembles one with its arrow slit windows, castle-like walls and the arched entranceway. Spread over three floors, there is a real sense of style inside with carefully chosen furnishings to accentuate the building’s history. On the ground floor, you’ll find a well-equipped kitchen with double glass doors through to a large lounge/diner, complete with an open fire - a great spot for gathering together. Doors lead out to the garden. There is also a utility and laundry room on this floor to leave outdoor clothing as well as a useful cloakroom with WC. On the first floor are three delightful bedrooms: two twin (zip-and-link), both with en-suite shower rooms, and a sumptuous super king-size, as well as a separate bathroom. The second floor features a fantastic super king-size room, complete with the authentic tower slit windows and an en-suite shower. But it is the third floor which really steals the show as it takes you to a magical rooftop terrace where you can sit and marvel at the gorgeous views across farmland, the Kilbrannan Sound and to the hills of the Kintyre Peninsula – an absolute reason to book this property!

Outside, there is a garden to the rear with a picnic table which is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy a morning coffee or an al fresco meal. There is also parking available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 4 bedrooms – 2 super king-size, 2 twins
  • 4 bathrooms – 3 en-suite shower rooms with WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, and 1 separate ground-floor WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room/laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Open fire with starter pack of logs
  • Oil central heating
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed walled garden with garden furniture
  • Private parking
  • 2 dogs welcome (must be kept on a lead at all times due to working farm location)
  • This property is on a private water supply - filtered/UV tested.
  • Housekeeping is available by separate arrangement.
  • General store, bakery and post office 6 miles
  • Golf club and tearoom 1.5 miles
  • Supermarket 10 miles
  • Golf passes are available for Machrie 9-hole golf course.
  • Seasonal country sports (red deer stalking, shooting, fishing and lobster potting) may be available by separate arrangement.

The Isle of Arran truly encapsulates the spirit of Scotland with its mountains, castles and whisky. In a great location by the River Iorsa, this property has spectacular views towards the Kintyre Peninsula. There are endless beautiful walks from the doorstep including the glen path to the romantic stone boathouse on Loch Iorsa or down to the beautiful Dougarie Beach. There is also great fishing available in this peaceful location and you are likely to spot a wealth of wildlife including deer and birds of prey.

The village of Blackwaterfoot is 6 miles away and has a small range of shops and amenities. Slightly further afield (10 miles), is Brodick which is one of the main visitor centres and has a variety of bars, cafes and shops. Attractions include Brodick Castle and Gardens, just over 11 miles away with play area and waterfalls; Arran Distillery (8 miles) where there are daily tours which include a tipple; Lagg Distillery (12 miles);  Arran Brewery where you can sample their ales, or the Arran Cheese Shop – both around 11 miles away. There are also a wealth of walks including a climb up Goatfell which is 6.5 miles long, or guests could take a sail across to the Holy Isle from Lamlash (14 miles) if visiting between April and October.


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Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.
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