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The Isle of Cumbrae lies a short distance off the Ayrshire coast in south west Scotland. It's one of Scotland's most accessible islands being only a short ferry ride from the coastal town of Largs. This island is a compact 2 miles wide by 4 miles long but despite its small size it has all the attributes that make a great holiday destination.

The island is a great spot for cycling and walking, it also has a lovely coastline and plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Bike hire is available locally. It's a place of simple pleasures where you can escape the mainland to find you own island retreat staying in your own island cottage.

Millport is the main and only settlement situated in the south of the island, wrapped around a hilly bay facing the sea, with wonderful views of Bute, the Cowal Peninsula and Ailsa Craig. It's home to Scotland's smallest cathedral which was built in 1851 and styled in the Gothic tradition by William Butterfield.

Here you'll also find the island's only golf course, which was in fact designed by one of Scotland's most eminent golf course architects, James Baird.

Learn about the islands fascinating history by visiting the Museums of the Cumbraes at Garrison House. It tells the tale of 18th century smugglers and more recently the role the island played in the Second World War. The Robertson Museum and Aquarium is a great place to understand the marine life and wildlife of the island; the island also has a sensory trail which can be taken on foot or bike and is perfect for seeing the marine and wildlife here.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages on the Isle of Cumbrae today.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Island Escape Ref: 30200


Situated on the Isle of Cumbrae this spacious ground floor holiday apartment is situated only 100 yards from the waters edge. Millport sports a beautiful sandy beach, with tropical palms fronting the promenade and yachts moored out in the sheltered bay. From here you can explore the charm of a seaside town with café’s, shops and bars and bistro. A haven for wildlife, Cumbrae attracts migrant birds from around the world, and the flora of the island is equally varied with a visit to the island’s Marine Research Station with museum and aquarium a must. Millport is also the home of Europe’s smallest cathedral and Britain’s narrowest house. An ideal location for cycling, walking and golf, and the National Watersports Centre offers courses to suit all aspect of water based activities. The main Newton Bay offer sheltered anchorages and secure moorings. Beach 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with additional folding single. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. MP3 connection. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared enclosed lawned garden. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£220-£526
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

Situated on the Isle of Cumbrae, this second floor holiday apartment has stunning views over the sea. It lies just a few minutes’ walk to a beautiful sandy beach with tropical palms fronting the promenade and yachts moored out in the sheltered bay. From here you can explore the charm of a seaside town with shops, bars and restaurants. Millport is also the home of Europe’s smallest cathedral and Britain’s narrowest house. Cumbrae is a haven for wildlife, a colony of seals live in the bay and it attracts migrant birds from around the world. A quiet coastal road meanders around the island and is popular with walkers and cyclists and gives access to natural unspoilt beaches. Footpaths across the hills in the centre of the island provide rural walks and fantastic, panoramic views across the sea to Isle of Arran, Isle of Bute and the Mull of Kintyre. There is a good local bus link between the ferry and the holiday properties. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

All on second floor: Living room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with additional Z-bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

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£351-£351
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Fisherman’s Nook Ref: W42815

This semi-detached, ground floor holiday apartment has stunning views over the sea and lies just a few minutes’ walk to a sandy beach with tropical palms fronting the promenade and yachts moored out in the sheltered bay. From here you can explore the charm of a seaside town with shops, bars and restaurants. Millport is also the home of Europe’s smallest cathedral and Britain’s narrowest house. Cumbrae is a haven for wildlife, a colony of seals live in the bay and it attracts migrant birds from around the world. A quiet coastal road meanders around the island, popular with walkers and cyclists, and gives access to natural unspoilt beaches. Footpaths across the hills in the centre of the island provide rural walks and panoramic views across the sea to the Isle of Arran, Isle of Bute and the Mull of Kintyre. There is a good local bus link between the ferry and the property. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with single futon. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. CD and small library. Electric cooker. Laundry facilities by arrangement. Shared enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£167-£422
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Bramble Cottage Ref: CC539008
Bramble Cottage is located on the Isle of Cumbrae; one of the smallest islands close to the North Ayreshire coastline. The island is only 4 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. This beautifully presented detached house sits on the fringe of a new development and has a lovely open view over farmland from the front of the house.  Downstairs has under floor heating, with oak flooring. The lounge has a large, comfortable corner sofa and lovely bay window to enjoy watching the sun setting. French doors lead from the lounge into a separate dinning room. The kitchen is large and spacious, with a family room to the side, both with patio doors leading out onto a decked area to the back of the property. The garden area here is grassy and fully enclosed by a fence. The first floor is carpeted and cosy, with spacious bedrooms. From the single rooms you glimpse the sea and from the double rooms you have a lovely view West across farmland. The garage can hold one car or alternatively be used as a play space with fold down table tennis. The village of Millport is within easy walking distance, it has small shops and hotels, with bars and restaurants.

Ground Floor: The property is heated by an electric wet system and comprises:
Lounge: With large flat screen satellite TV/DVD . Views over farmland
Dining Area: With views over farmland
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A spacious room with patio doors leading out to decking area.
Utility: With washing machine and tumble dryer and good additional storage. Ramp access to rear decking with access through patio doors.
Family Room: Additional dinning area with large white leather sofa, circular table and chairs and patio doors leading to decking area at rear.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, DVD monitor and en suite shower room with large shower enclosure, WC and wash basin. Views across farmland
Bedroom 2: With double bed and DVD monitor. Large room with views across farmland
Bedroom 3: With single bed and DVD monitor
Bedroom 4: With single bed and DVD monitor
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot, high chair and stair gate available. Wi-Fi available. Enclosed grassy garden with BBQ. Garage (also accessed from property) providing play area including table tennis. Ramp access to decking at rear leading to patio doors. Off road parking for 3 cars. 2 dogs are welcome at a charge of £10 per pet per week.

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£375-£780
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