UPGRADES FOR 2015
The Grange is undergoing refurbishments and 4 of the bathrooms are being upgraded in time for the 2015 season. Some of the reception rooms are also being redecorated, so they may look slightly different from the current images. New images will be posted when possible.
REVIEWS ON TRIP ADVISOR
“A house and view to die for”
***** Reviewed 24 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
The photos don't do the house justice, it's truly lovely and the position is stunning. If you can find another view like that I want to know where it is. Watching Gannets, from the lovely bay window in the sitting room, diving for fish is quite spectacular. If anyone is suffering from stress this is the place to be. A meal out at Coast, just a couple of minutes stroll, is a must. I'd recommend taking a car as there are so many amazing places to visit. Brodick Castle and Gardens were extremely interesting to me as they have close connections to Suffolk. Visit many standing stone circles or watch seals lazing on the rocks at low tide. And, yes girls, there are some lovely shops which specialise in locally produced art and artifacts and there's a distillery for the guys! Don.t miss the art gallery right next to the Grange. After a day of wonderful exploration curl up in a comfy bed and dream of what tomorrow might bring.
"Fantastic house in a wonderful location!"
***** Reviewed 9 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
We enjoyed a fabulous week on Arran just after the terrible snow storms and electricity problems the island had faced. The booking team were extremely helpful and kept us fully informed about the situation the week before we went. The owner Nick couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating.
The Grange is a wonderfully located period property right next to the sea in Whiting Bay. Everything about the house is warm, comfortable and homely. It is much more spacious than the photographs suggest. Every room is well decorated and furnished with beautiful artwork on display, from suits of armour, paintings and lovely ceramics. Our favourite room was the living room with its open fire and fantastic bay window room with breathtaking views across the sea. Outside, the gardens are large and well kept with plenty of space for the children to play.
We enjoyed the beach opposite as well as having easy access to local shops and restaurants. Coast was our favourite local restaurant with The Trafalgar a quirky second. Further afield, we played golf at Shiskine, went swimming at Auchrannie Resort, walked at Kildonan and Lochranza and went to the distillery. The bus service is excellent and there are taxis.
We are regular visitors to Arran and other Scottish islands - this is without doubt the best large property we have ever stayed in. We are almost certain to return next year and we would recommend this for a larger family gathering or group of friends so that you can take advantage of the top floor sauna and jacuzzi bath!
Like the island itself, The Grange is relaxing, beautiful and stunningly located and will not disappoint.
(Joyce K, Warcop)
Guest comments from the Visitor Book
- "Fantastic house - great scallops - great people :)" (A. Gray)
- "Awesome house, my friends loved it and we had an amazing time. Thanks very much." (R. Chand, Dec '12)
Reduced occupancy option
A discount of 30% on the full house rates is available on request for smaller groups of up to 9 guests. The second floor is closed off and therefore the mini spa is not included with this option.
Short breaks enquires welcomed
Last minute short breaks: These may be available during peak periods at short notice.
Short break rates are calculated as a percentage of the applicable weekly rate, as follows:
3 nights = 70%
4 nights = 75%
5 nights = 80%
6/7 nights = 100%
A deposit of 40% is required to confirm a booking with the balance due within 8 weeks of the arrival date. There is also a "Good Housekeeping" deposit of £250 payable with the balance and this is refunded within 7 days of departure, subject to any charges for excess cleaning or breakages. If booking within 6 weeks of the arrival date, the full balance is payable.
Bank transfer or *NEW* Payment with Credit/Debit card.
Please note that broadband is not as reliable or as fast as the mainland and the service is 'patchy' and subject to dropping off at peak times.