Lochdean Cottage traditional refurbished 2 bedroom cottage
Lochdean Cottage is a traditional Scottish two bedroomed self-catering holiday cottage available for rent in Lochranza on the beautiful island of Arran.
Our family owned cottage is ideal for a tranquil holiday on this peaceful island. Read about Lochranza and its wildlife, or more about the facilities and accommodation of Lochdean Cottage.
Lochdean Cottage was built in the early 1920s and was completely renovated to modern standard during 2007-2009. After 2 years of restoration our lovely wee cottage is ready to live in.
The cottage is equally suitable for those seeking a romantic break away or those with family looking for an active holiday.
Broadband connectivity allows you to keep in touch with mainland life.
The cottage is situated at the end of a short private track, accessed from the main road. If using the bus you can ask the driver to stop at the end of the track! The location is peaceful and offers outstanding views to the surrounding mountains and Lochranza Bay. The moors and hills are accessed directly to the rear of the cottage.
The cottage has been very extensively refurbished and modernised through out 2008 & 2009 and now meets the demands of modern life.
Lochranza is a tiny village in the North end of Arran. It is set in a beautiful bay which is in fact a sea loch. In the centre of the loch is a 13th Century castle.
The flora and fauna in Arran is extensive and includes many interesting species. The ever changing habitats across Arran including remote mountains, wild moors, woods & forests, the coastal fringe and farmland dictate what is to be found, however the main points to look out for include:
Grey seals, porpoises, basking sharks and the occasional dolphin can be found in inshore waters and best viewed from high vantage points on or above the beach. We have seen all of these and have even spotted otters on the beach and swimming through the seaweed. The beach itself is teaming with life with many small pools and sheltered coves providing hours of interest. There is a pair of breeding swans which live in the bay as well as many different types of ducks.
Over two hundred different birds have been spotted on the island, although most interesting are the sea birds, the birds of prey including rare golden eagles in the more remote glens and various moorland birds including the recently reintroduced black grouse. In spring cuckoos can be heard from the woodland surrounding Lochranza.
There is healthy population of red deer in the north of the island, so much so there is every chance of seeing deer from the comfort of the cottage. Red squirrels are found through out the island and again they can be seen from the kitchen windows. In addition there are badgers, hares, rabbits and the occasional black adder. Visitors in the Autumn will enjoy the sights and sounds of the stags rutting. The evening roar in October of rutting stags can be heard echoing down the valley in Lochranza. Finally, sheep are to be found literally all over Lochranza, please be carefully when driving into the village you are quite likely to find a sheep or ten sat in the middle of the road!
The island benefits from the Gulf Stream and has a rich diversity of plant life, to the extent that even palm trees readily grow. The gardens at Brodick Castle are well worth investigating. Extensive natural woods are spread across the island, many of which have walks and paths managed by the Forestry Commission. Finally, Arran can boast about the Catacol Whitebeam, a species of tree unique to the Island and found nowhere else in the world.
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This page was last updated: 26 March 2017