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The Towers

Machrie, Isle of Arran

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

  • 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
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.

Frequently described as Scotland in miniature, Arran is a dream for lovers of the great outdoors. Families will enjoy the beautiful beaches and miles of walks around the island, especially the spectacular Glenashdale Falls just south of Whiting Bay (17 miles). Spectacular Brodick Castle (9 miles) is a great day out for all ages. Explore this grand baronial castle before heading out to the beautiful gardens with waterfalls, pools, and fairy trails to discover as well as an excellent adventure play area. Whisky lovers will enjoy a guided tour of the Arran whisky distillery at Lochranza (14 miles) where you can sample a dram and discover the magic behind the distillation process. For more adrenaline-fuelled activities, have a go at gorge walking, abseiling or paragliding, or book an exciting guided safari tour that will take you to some of the island’s spectacular locations off the beaten track.


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Reviewed by Chris 18th October 2020

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Beautifully finished property that has everything you need to have a relaxed family break.

Reviewed by Neil 6th September 2020

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Excellently appointed house in a great location


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