Activities - Arran Far Horizons Holiday Self Catering Cottages

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For seclusion, rugged beauty, pastoral tranquillity and clean sea air, this corner is truly one of Arran's better-kept secrets. It's ideal for anyone wanting to get away from the daily hurly-burly - just to relax or do some quiet study, watch birds, paint seascapes, or explore a rocky coastline with some interesting volcanic geology, a history of shipwreck, and local seal colony.

It's great for families too - children will love the sandy beaches nearby, and there are also two indoor swimming pools on the island, one of them at Blackwaterfoot just four miles north of Far Horizons.

Alternatively you can indulge in some of the many outdoor activities for which Arran is famous - serious climbing, hill-walking, golf on seven courses, river, loch and sea fishing, cycling, quad-biking, sailing, pony-trekking, in fact most things that people like to do on holiday anywhere, you will find you can do here on Arran.

Closer to home, our own rocky shore offers great barbecue/picnic opportunities, with plenty of collectable driftwood. It's quite a steep and rough track down to the shore, but the views from the top are stunning. And of course there's birdwatching, rockpooling and beachcombing - which can keep all ages happy for hours. You'll need sturdy footwear, though. If you don't feel like venturing down to the shore, you are welcome to have a barbecue on your cottage terrace - and a big bonus that, with the prevailing on- and off-shore breezes, this little corner of heaven is relatively midge-free...! Sunsets can really be enjoyed here.

Our local centre of activity is Blackwaterfoot, four miles north, for golf, one of the best sandy beaches around, horse riding and also the Kinloch Hotel with its indoor heated pool, bar meals, restaurant and other facilities. There is a Post Office and well-stocked general store, an excellent butcher and baker, a garage selling petrol and diesel, and a small picturesque harbour plus slipway for launching boats.

Our nearest pub and eatery is the attractive Lagg Hotel, two and a half miles to the south. The nearest golf course is Shiskine (at Blackwaterfoot). We are pretty well equi-distant from the golf courses at Whiting Bay, Lamlash and Brodick.

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