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Ref.nr.: 73541

No 2 Balloch Cottages Great Cumbrae Ayrshire, Scotland

Holiday Cottage Details


£ 350.00 - £ 600.00 per week


Sleeps: 8

3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms


Pet & Dog Friendly Pets Welcome
Family Friendly Family Friendly
Online Booking Accepted Book Online

No 2 Balloch Cottages Great Cumbrae Ayrshire Family friendly Pet/Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage near a beach in Millport, North Ayrshire, Scotland


For a great family holiday, the Cottage is a charming home from home with views over the Firth of Clyde and a pleasant garden in which to relax and watch the world go by. Millport is three miles to the south and the ferry slip half a mile north.

No. 2 Balloch Cottages is one of a pair of former agricultural workers cottages, built in 1872, originally to house the men who manned the Balloch Pier at Downcraig. It is a traditionally built semi-detached house constructed from red sandstone. Outside there is a fenced garden at the front, which is a very pleasant spot for sitting in the sun and enjoying the spectacle of seals basking on the end of the small jetty and is spacious enough for games. There is also a more private garden to the rear of the house.

holiday millport offers the cottage on a self-catering basis on Scotland's most accessible island, the jewel of the Clyde, the Great Cumbrae. The property is located on the east coast of the island overlooking Largs and Fairlie. 2 Balloch Cottages sleeps up to 8 in a double room, a twin room and a bunk room which has a set of bunk beds and two single beds. It is fully equipped including bedding and towels. Group bookings of friends or extended family are particularly welcome. We do not charge extra for electricity. Pets are welcome.

The double room has an ensuite bathroom and there is a downstairs bathroom with shower and lavatory. The bunk room sleeps four comfortably in two single beds and a bunk bed and the third room is a twin room. There is a small lavatory between the two rooms. Downstairs there is a comfortable sitting room with TV (Freeview), a dvd and Video player and a large selection of videos. There are also some books and games. The house is fully central heated, but the sitting room also has a multi fuel stove available.

The dining room has a good table for eight people and has a radio CD player and an open coal fire. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, washing machine, dish washer, fridge freezer, microwave, toasters etc and all necessary utensils.

Outside, at the back there is a secluded garden with table and chairs and a washing line and at the front the garden looks out over the sea. Three sun loungers are also available. Across the road is the shore with its rock pools and seals which often sit on the old jetty.

There is plenty to do on the island. If you like watersports try the sportscotland National Centre or if you like Golf we have a wonderful and challenging 18 hole course with stunning views over the islands of Wee Cumbrae, Arran and Bute and to Kintyre in the west.

The best mode of transport on the island is the bicycle and these, in all shapes and sizes, are available for hire from Millport. Most of the road around the island (about 10 miles) is largely free of traffic, the only part with regular traffic being the 3 miles between the town and the ferry slip.

In the town there is crazy golf, a huge bouncy castle and other fun fair rides and the Newton and Kames beaches in Millport are sandy and safe.

In addition, there are plenty of walks and sandy beaches around the island with good secluded spots for a picnic or boat trips for fishing or to see seals, porpoises and even the possibility of sighting a basking shark.

The Island's Field Studies Centre has an interesting Museum and Aquarium and shoreline activities for kids and Garrison House, the focal point of the town, has a number of facilities available within it, including free wifi in the cafe. For example the local museum has some interesting exhibits and there is the Wee Museum and a craft shop at the rear. At various intervals during the year films are shown at the Quayhead, when the famous Screen Machine comes over.

Otherwise, the Isle of Cumbrae Tourist Association has an Information Centre in the Garrison grounds and a What's On is available with other information on its website

Terms are 50% payment secures the booking, with the balance to be paid at least one week before entry. A separate security deposit of £75 should also be lodged by entry and this will be refunded depending on the house being left in good condition, with no breakages or damage etc.

Please note that Holiday Millport operates a strict no smoking policy within the property. Some or all of the security deposit may be forfeit should smoking take place inside the house.

Availability for Family friendly Pet/Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage near a beach in Millport, North Ayrshire, Scotland

Facilities and Features

Facilities:

  • Bathroom:
    Bath, Ensuite Bathrooms, Power Shower
     
  • Communications:
    Mobile Network Coverage
     
  • Disabled:
    Ground Floor Bathroom, Ground Floor WC
     
  • Entertainment:
    Board Games, Book Library, CD \ Music, DVD Player, Freeview, iPod Docking Station, TV, Video, Video\DVD Library
     
  • Heat:
    Central Heating, Open Fire, Wood Burning Stove
     
  • Kitchen:
    Cooker, Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Grill, Microwave, Oven, Toaster
     
  • Laundry:
    Ironing Board \ Iron, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine
     
  • Outside Area:
    Barbecue, Childrens Play Area, Enclosed Garden, Outside Seating, Private Garden, Private Parking
     
  • Price Included:
    Electricity and Fuel, Linen, Towels
     
  • Rooms:
    Dining Room, Kitchen, Living Room
     
  • Special:
    Cots Available, Highchairs Available
     
  • Standard:
    Very Good
     
  • Suitable For:
    Families, Short Breaks, Special Occasions
     
Room Details:

Sleeps: 8
 

3 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms


Pet & Dog Friendly Pets Welcome
Suitable for Families Family Friendly
Online Booking Accepted Book Online

Location Details and Things to Do

About Millport and North Ayrshire
The Cottage is about three miles away from the picturesque town of Millport and less than half a mile from the ferry slip.

Location Details:

This Holiday Cottage in North Ayrshire is in or close to:
  • Ayrshire and Isle of Arran
  • Central Scotland
  • Coast of Scotland
  • Glasgow and The Clyde Valley
  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

This Holiday Cottage in Millport, Scotland:
  • has many local attractions and things to do
  • has fishing available on site or nearby
  • has Golf courses nearby
  • has sailing and other watersports available nearby
  • is in a good location for cycling and mountain biking
  • is in a good location for walking and climbing
  • a car is advised
  • is in a rural location
  • is near a beach
  • has great local bird and wildlife

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