Lighthouses - Arran Far Horizons Holiday Self Catering Cottages

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Two double bedrooms, one en-suite bath & shower-room
One double bunk room (full-sized beds)
Downstairs single bedroom with adjacent shower room
Family bathroom
Sky TV and 2 DVD players
Woodburning Stove
Parking for 2-3 cars

Lighthouses is an architect designed family holiday home, completed in 2008, built on the footprint of the former stables of Ivy Cottage Farm.
The traditional exterior belies a modern open plan interior layout which takes full advantage of stunning, far reaching views, from Corriecravie village just to the north, across the Sound of Kilbrannan to Davaar with its winking lighthouse in the mouth of Campbeltown Harbour, Sanday at the southern tip of the Kintyre peninsula, to the cliffs of the distant Antrim coast beyond.
The Rhinns of Galloway stand low on the southern horizon, with the light of Corsewall
at the head of Loch Ryan visible on clear nights. The majestic bulk of Ailsa Craig, with its own famous light, looms to the south east, seeming to hang between the sea and the sky.

The house stands adjacent to and slightly in front of Ivy Cottage farmhouse, where the owner’s parents live year round. To the rear, Lighthouses adjoins the Ploughman’s Bothy. All windows and the patio in front of Lighthouses are private and unoverlooked. The house has two separate parking areas, the larger of which to the front of the house also serves as an outdoor play area for younger visitors!

Lighthouses has been designed, equipped and furnished as a luxurious home away from home. The house sleeps 7 very comfortably, or 8 if the downstairs bedroom is set up as a twin room. We can also provide a travel cot and high chair on request for infants.


The house has warm water underfloor heating throughout, with fitted carpets upstairs and in the downstairs bedroom and oak flooring and ceramic tiles to the rest of the ground floor. The interior is decorated in simple, neutral colours, complemented by a collection of framed prints, including a number by local artists.

We are delighted to have been awarded and maintained a VisitScotland 4 star grading.

Bedrooms:

The master bedroom is situated at the front of the house, with double doors to a Juliet balcony looking directly across the Sound of Kilbrannan to Kintyre and Davaar. It is comfortably furnished with dressing table, king size bed and a luxury en-suite bathroom, with large corner bath, separate shower cubicle with Mira ‘power’ shower, WC and wash basin.

Facing north with a lovely view across the valley to Corriecravie, the double bunk room is ideal for children but the beds are full size with good quality mattresses, so this room is perfectly suitable for more agile adults as well.

The spacious landing extends past the family bathroom (Mira ‘power’ shower over the bath, WC and wash basin) to the second double bedroom. This is a light filled gallery bedroom, with a glass and stainless steel balustrade, overlooking the open plan lounge area below. Three large Velux windows facing west give terrific views out to sea. The bed is a king size double and there is a small make up area set in a recess beneath a further Velux window at the rear of the bedroom. Pull down black out blinds ensure that your sleep is not disturbed by the light too early (or late!).

The fourth bedroom is to the rear of the ground floor and adjacent shower room with WC and basin. These rooms have unusual light wells – the ceiling extends up to Velux windows set into the roof above. In the bedroom we have installed remote control black out blinds to ensure you only have light when you want it! This bedroom is normally set up as a single room, but there is a truckle bed stored beneath the single which can be set up alongside to make this a twin room. This can be easily arranged, but space around the beds is restricted and we don’t recommend this configuration other than for the young or more agile adults.

Living areas:
Downstairs the utility room is just inside the front door, with a Belfast sink, draining board, washing machine, tumble drier and storage and hanging space for fishing, golf or wet weather gear.

The fitted kitchen is fully equipped with gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave combination oven and American fridge-freezer. The kitchen opens directly into the dining area. A large oak dining table comfortably seats 8, or can be shortened if required.

The sun room at the far end of the dining area has windows on three sides to maximise the light and views, a large sofa, DVD player and a cupboard of games, books and DVDs. There is also a writing desk and collection of local maps and information to help you plan your days out.

The dining area also leads through twin doorways into the lounge area, where a freestanding wood burner, large screen TV with DVD player and double doors opening onto the patio area and sea view beyond, offer competing but usually complementary alternatives for your relaxation at the end of a day’s exploration.


Outside:
We have a range of outdoor furniture to allow you to sit (and eat!) outside to enjoy the fresh air and uninterrupted views.

 
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