Can't believe we are now into our fourth year 2016
For any more information and photos please send email or take a look at Crags Cottage Facebook page.
Here are some of our visitor comments taken from the cottage guest book.
C&A, North Yorkshire, June 2016
2nd visit & as soon as we arrived we felt like we had come home. Love this island so much & had another wonderful week. Sunshine & showers but it doesn't matter when you are in heaven! Saw the otter on several occasions, plus red squirrels & plenty of birds. Thank you to Jean & Dave, such lovely hosts. See you next year!
R&MA, Glasgow, June 2016
Had another fantastic week. Weather fabulous. Cottage lovely. Warm welcome from Jean & Dave, as usual!
K&N, Leicester, May 2016
Jean, Dave & Maisie. Words cannot describe what a fantastic time we have had. We will be back!!
H, Thornhill, May 2016
Just spent another wonderful week in Crags Cottage. Weather very kind & have not moved my car since the day I came! Just so much to do from front door. Jean & Dave as always the perfect hosts. See you next year. Many thanks once again.
C&G, Cumbria, May 2016
Third visit to a beautiful cottage with a warm welcome from Jean & Dave. Wildlife just amazing even if weather was not. Hope to back next year. Many thanks.
J&I, Dunblane, April 2016
First trip to Arran & after an excellent week at Crags, we hope to return. Ideal base for viewing wildlife, walking & general relaxation. Many thanks.
A&H, Cheshire, April 2016
Another fabulous week in this beautiful cottage, such a comfy little nest with every need catered for. Just as wonderful as we remembered! Perfect weather again, one otter on the shore, red squirrels every day. Lovely walks & a ferry journey over to Kintyre. Can't wait to come back again!
C&A, Glasgow, April 2016
Difficult to list the superb features Crags Cottage without repeating what has been written already. We have been coming to Arran for over 20 years & this cottage is sans pareil!
S,T&A, Eyemouth April 2016
Amazing, well equipped 'home from home' cottage. Have seen lots of red deer, a Golden Eagle and 2 otters & as long as nuts in feeders, red squirrels put in regular appearances.
C&H, Lanark, March 2016
3rd visit - what else can we say? Each visit better than the last & very sad to leave. Blessed with lovely weather so enjoyed plenty of walking & wildlife aplenty. Maybe manage 2 weeks next year!!
C&W, London, March 2016
An absolutely wonderful cottage where we had a beautiful stay. Lovingly cared for, with so many special touches. This visit has been a real treat, many thanks!
C&R, Warwickshire, March 2016
Best equipped holiday cottage we've ever stayed in - thank you. A warm welcome from Dave & Jean, a great cottage in a great place, love to come again!
C&I, Essex, March 2016
Another amazing week at Crags Cottage, Otters, Red squirrel & a whole host of birds. Cottage is brilliant and views a joy to behold.
J&P, Essex, January 2016
4th visit to 'our' cottage!! 2 nights at Auchrannie first, but real relaxation & tranquility started once we arrived at the cottage! Such a warm welcome from Jean & Dave. See you again soon.
S&I, Birmingham, November 2015
Lovely, lovely cottage, possibly the best I have ever stayed in! There for my 50th birthday & saw otters, made my day. Here for Storm Abigail - the rain & wind - Brilliant! We will be back.
C&I, Leith, November 2015
Lovely to stay in a cosy, clean, well-equipped cottage - perfect! Thanks for making my 50th birthday so special. Loved the views, squirrels, birds, seals & otter. Lovely fire as well!
SM, Brighton, October 2015
Beautiful cottage, magical island, lovely couple, what more could you ask?
G&M, Germany, October 2015
Stunning sea views, so many birds & seals, a wonderful garden, a perfectly equipped house where we could cook local food. Jean & Dave are very, very nice hosts. Crags cottage is a treasure & we are returning next year.
FS, France, October 2015
Tout est harmonie, les couleurs, (dehors & dans le cottage), les matins, le nature. Je reviendrai.
C&I, Essex, October 2015
Another fantastic week on Arran, cycling, walking, golf, relaxing & spotting all the wildlife. Red squirrel, Golden Eagle& the Basking Shark which entertained us for nearly an hour! Thanks Jean & Dave
D&F, Halstead, September 2015
We have had an amazing holiday here in this special place.The elusive otter, basking sharks & Golden Eagle have been one of the many special moments we have experienced - and those were just opposite the cottage! Thank you Jean & Dave for being thoughtful & making sure we lacked for nothing.
L&P, Cambridgeshire, September 2015
What is there really left to say....the cottage is so fantastic, we thought we had walked into someone's home!
Immaculate & everything thought of & more. We have loved every second here & Jean & David are so welcoming. Arran is a truly unique & beautiful place. We have already booked for next year!
G&C, Cumbria, August 2015
Back again 2nd year. Enjoying this beautiful cottage & stunning scenery. Wildlife never disappointing. Hope to be back next year.
R&C, Northants, August 2015
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Crags Cottage. The facilities & amenities, second to none. The wildlife in the garden kept us amused & of course the wonderful views - magnificent! Arran is a wonderful little isle & we have enjoyed many walks. Hope to be back one day soon.
W&N, Oxfordshire, August 2015
Agree with all the previous comments. We love the cottage & the island. Sunsets & rainbows over water, lovely. Walks long & short. Saw badger on last night. Hate to go home, but must. Thank you.
L&S, Eastbourne, July 2015
Had a lovely time at Crags Cottage & made ourselves very much at home. Loved all the birds & squirrels in our backyard. Enjoyed pony trekking & using the bikes. Thank you for making us so welcome. Maybe see you next year!
D&R, Staffordshire, July 2015
What a wonderful cottage on a beautiful island with amazing views & wildlife in abundance. The cottage has been decorated & equipped to an amazing standard with every thought for comfort & convenience. Thank you so much Jean & Dave. See the cottage Facebook page for a delightful poem!
A&H, Cheshire July 2015
A heavenly place & a heavenly little cottage in which to enjoy it! Entertained by the red squirrels along with birds on the feeder & the shore. Saw the otter on the shore & porpoise from the Lochranza ferry. Loved sitting in the window seat listening to the sea lapping & oystercatchers & curlews calling. Thank you Jean & Dave for making us so welcome.
F&W, Dumfriesshire, June 2015
Our third year in this beautiful cottage, 2 weeks this time to enjoy it. The wildlife never disappoints! We will be back again next year!!
H, Dumfriesshire, June 2015
Have holidayed on Arran many times but never stayed in this part of the island. Now I realise what I have been missing! a delightful cottage in a wonderful setting & the added bonus of Jean & Dave as your hosts. I have already booked again for next year!!
F&K, Shropshire, May 2015
Beautiful cottage, beautiful island. Red squirrels most days, deer in back garden & even a glimpse of the otter feeding. Hope to be back one day.
C&D, North Yorkshire, May 2015
We've had a wonderful week in a wonderful cottage ( you really have thought of everything!). wonderful location, wonderful wildlife (so many birds & especially the squirrels), wonderful walks & we're glad we brought our bikes. Walked to Loch Tanna, Kings Cave & Goat Fell. Highly recommend The Stags in Lochranza, Fairways by Shiskine Golf house & Fiddlers Music Bar, Brodick. No hesitation in recommending this 5 Star cottage to others. Thank you Jean & David.
K&M, West Sussex, May 2015
Superb cottage, comfortable, clean & warm. What better view, no matter the weather (& we had lots of weather, mostly winds!) Saw red squirrels, pod of dolphins, seal & otter in Catacol plus a golden Eagle overhead too! Lunch at Old Byre excellent.
S&G, Germany May 2015
What a wonderful place, such a privilege to stay in a place of such natural beauty, a calming environment & amazing scenery. The cottage was a home better than home. Our first visit to Arran & hopefully not our last!
C&A, North Yorkshire, May 2015
Our first visit to Arran & we have fallen in love with the island. Stunning scenery, red squirrels visited daily, red deer & Goldend Eagle above Catacol. Walked to Loch Tanna, well worth it. We will be back!
J&M, Worcs April 2015
A great week golfing & walks in a beautiful location- your cottage is superb & fitted out to a very high standard.
C&I, Essex, April 2015
Another wonderful week on this lovely island. Accommodation fantastic - everything we needed & more! Watching the many birds & red squirrel feeding just outside the kitchen window has made washing up a joy!!! Brodick Castle worth visiting & dinner at The Stags, really great food. thank you so much, Jean & Dave.
K&N, Leics, March 2015
Felt right at home on walking through the door, so warm, welcoming and cosy. Discovered really quickly that Arran is an island, stunning in all weathers! Beautiful walks & a wealth of bird & animal life right on the doorstep. Will be back again next year.
A&S, Lancs, February 2015
Wow! A true gem of an island, with some of the most amazing landscapes & brimming with wildlife. Many thanks to Jean & David for allowing us to enjoy a slice of luxury in the wilds of Arran. We will be back!
M&M, Paisley, December 2014 - January 2015
Fantastic 2 weeks in this cottage over Xmas & New Year, so well equipped, very cosy & best of all the log burner! Without a car we did many lovely walks, used bus to get around & cycled. Many thanks Jean & Dave for Boxing night invite. Will return another season.
D&F, Nottingham, November 2014
Inspite of rather wet & windy weather, we had a brilliant week in this lovely cottage on the most beautiful island. Actually the wild weather made it even more special. Fantastic wildlife, great walks & wonderful scenery. Highly recommend The Stags at Lochranza to eat. Great week, cant wait to return!
J&D, Leicester, October 2014
Lovely comfortable cottage with all you need & more. Wonderful views & wildlife, the red squirrels daily visit a highlight, along with our otter sighting. Can recommend The Stags at Lochranza, but need to book. We hope to return.
G&C, Cumbria, October 2014
Beautiful cottage, well equipped. Great sunsets & fantastic wildlife. Hope to be back!
G&K, Lancashire, October 2014
A fantastic week & probably the best cottage we have stayed in, with every comfort catered for. Idyllic location, fantastic views, wildlife on your door step, red squirrels & all kinds of birds seen from the cottage. Arran has everything too!! Thanks to Dave & Jean for such a warm welcome. Hope to see you again soon.
C&S, N Yorkshire, September 2014
A real gem of a cottage, with lots of thoughtful touches & a beautiful location. A relaxing & enjoyable week surrounded by wonderful scenery & fantastic wildlife. Look forward to a return in the near future.
M,P&A, Warwickshire, September 2014
We have loved our stay in your cottage. Our first visit to Arran , we have fallen in love with its many wonders. Wildlife, red squirrels. seals, gannets, deer & all on your doorstep. Great walks, golf and how lucky to experience the stunning sunsets. Definitely to return.
C,I&J, Essex & Cambs September 2014
Had a wonderful week, weather fab too. Great watching the birds & squirrels from the kitchen.
G,J&F, Warwickshire, August 2014
Fantastic cottage, brilliant location, absolutely love it! Has got it all & gone into our top 5 favourite places in Scotland. Jean & Dave's hospitality made it memorable & another reason for planning a return visit. 5 star rating!!!
J&B, Lancashire, August 2014
Lovely cottage, cosy, comfortable & very well equipped. Wonderful views. Saw otters & seals in front and red squirrels behind! Lots of bird life on Arran, clocked up 60+ species, plus red deer, brown hare & a shrew! Many thanks Jean & David for everything.
S&C, Lancashire, July 2014
Came for the wildlife & not disappointed. Saw everything we wanted, Golden Eagle, otter, deer, countless birds, & dolphin. House is lovely & in a fantastic spot
N&M, Edinburgh/Thailand, July 2014
Had a wonderful time here, bird watching, red squirrel watching & sitting quietly for the sunset. Weather extremely warm, felt like being home in Thailand. Visited Holy Isle, debut at golf, pony trekking & swam in crystal clear river near Sannox.
M&S, Yorkshire, July 2014
Very restful, tranquil week, so peaceful here. Cottage is lovely, so well presented & location wonderful. Enjoyed seeing red squirrels & all the birds, including diving gannets. thanks for a lovely holiday, we'd love to come back.
D&S, Co Durham, July 2014
Great week, sightings of squirrels, adder, slow worm, eagles & deer. Loved watching the birds feed. Thanks J&D for your enthusiasm - it is infectious. Wonderful walks around Kings Cave & stone circles, & views from top of Goat Fell. Wow.
W&F, Dumfriesshire, June 2014
Another amazing week, so relaxing. Love the ever changing scenery, the wildlife, not forgetting the wonderful squirrels in the garden. See you next year!
V&R, Essex, June 2014
Our third visit to this lovely island & cottage. We will miss watching the sea for sightings. Saw a Golden Eagle in Lochranza on our last evening! So lucky with the 'heatwave' weather. Cottage so comfortable & everything works so well.
J&C, Norfolk, June 2014
Just like home from home, the wee cottage puts you at ease the minute you walk through the door. Our first visit to Arran, but will be back again. Thank you Jean & Dave for your welcome.
J,R&A, Tutbury, May 2014
Loved being back for our second year. Had a magical holiday of cycling , exploring, seal watching, pony trekking, fishing, eating, drinking & staring at the beautiful scenery for hours. Sad at leaving, but sure we'll be back. A big thank you Jean & Dave.
P,W,D&E, Holland, May 2014
Weather wonderful, beautiful sunsets in front of house, met the squirrel & seal. We love the cottage, the atmosphere & the luxury of all the inventory. Thanks a lot
E,P&G, Yorkshire, April 2014
Thank you for a wonderful stay, a real slice of paradise. Everything was perfect. Loved the window seat, rockpooling & seeing the otter and red squirrels. Hope to return.
K&G, Lancashire, April 2014
A wonderful, very well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. Thanks Jean & Dave for making our stay so perfect.
H&C, Lanark, April 2014
Thanks Dave & Jean - we had a great weeks holiday, our 2nd visit to your smashing cottage. Some new walks and saw our first slow worm and star fish. Hope we can get a slot next year!
S&L, Ayr, April 2014
Such a beautiful place and a really lovely cottage - we don't want to leave!
K&G, Edinburgh, February 2014
Everything was perfect, the cottage, log burner & location.
P&J, Essex, December 2013
Had a wonderful time in a beautiful cottage.
M&H, Rutherglen, November 2013
Fantastic cottage, beautiful location, great wildlife & fabulous views.
E&N, New York, November 2013
Such starry nights and fresh air, & the Mull of Kintyre, very peaceful. Thank you both so much for a wonderful stay.
A&S, Somerset, October 2013
We have found a little gem! Everything you could need to make your stay homely & cosy. View kept us entertained with changing weather, many rainbows, wildlife & beauty. Great to see red squirrels & otters out of the window too. Thank you.
A&P, Essex, October 2013
Wonderful few days here in your lovely cottage. Loved seeing a black night sky with the stars, amongst the other aspects of nature. Fantastic setting away from the lights & noise of humanity!
L&H, Suffolk, October 2013
Wonderful place, great week. otter playing on the shore, red squirrel at the back door. Great local food and hospitality, thanks
C,J,A,S&W Essex & Cambs, October 2013
Wonderful few days, so well equipped & peaceful. Varied weather but cosy & warm in cottage. Birds, seals, otters & deer, great place!
P&P, Cumbria, October 2013
A perfect place to explore both Arran & Kintyre Peninsular - thank you
V&PE, Denmark, September 2013
Many thanks, we had a lovely stay here in your cottage and now we know where to come back!
M&B, Essex, September 2013
5 star spec coupled with lots of homely touches, and stunning views, we have been able to re-charge our batteries totally.
C&S, Stockport, August 2013
The cottage was lovely - superbly kitted out and decorated, and located in a fantastic spot. Many thanks for a wonderful week.
U&W, Cologne, Germany, July 2013
This is wonderful place to relax & watch the weather & light changing. The house is full of hospitality. Thank you.
C&J, Milton of Campsie, July 2013
Sun, sea, sand, stunning views, dramatic landscape. Fantastic to see red squirrel, deer and even otter! Thank you Jean & Dave for a wonderful holiday in your beautiful cottage by the sea.
C&R, Lesmahagow, July 2013
We have had a fantastic holiday in a perfect cottage in an idyllic location. Red squirrels in garden, seals & deer outside, bird life in abundance. We will definitely visit again soon. Thanks Jean & Dave for your hospitality.
W&F, Dumfriesshire, June 2013
So pleased we found you! This has to be one of the best self catering cottages ever. Perfect, peaceful location, wonderful views, amazing wildlife to spot. Everything you could need in the cottage. Thank you
A&S, Surrey, June 2013
We have loved our week in your beautiful cottage. Seen otters most days, three at once one morning and loved the bird life and red squirrels. Many thanks.
L&S, Essex, June 2013
Very beautiful & well appointed cottage. An incredible place to stay & use as a base for walking and wildlife.
F&K, Netherlands, June 2013
It was hard to leave this wonderful place. We loved the wildlife in front of the cottage and did many trails, saw otters, seals, deer and the Golden Eagle, we were very lucky with the summer temperature. We will recommend your cottage.
R&A, Glasgow, May 2013
Red squirrels in garden, need I say more!!
C&I, Glasgow May 2013
Beautiful cottage, beautiful place, peaceful tranquil location. Weather so-so, but wish we were still there, no other place like it.
B&S, Norfolk May 2013
A most beautiful cottage in the most peaceful location. Could not have wished for anything different or anything more. Perfect! thanks for being so welcoming.
There can be no holiday cottage that has been so comprehensively, thoughtfully & sensitively created than this one.
H&C, Lanark April 2013
So happy to discover this delightful cottage in the perfect setting. Every need met and much more! We have been blessed with beautiful weather and our stay has been too short. Thank you for all kindnesses.
M&R, Hertfordshire April 2013
Wonderful situation overlooking the sea. The accommodation is first class with every attention to detail. Fabulous wildlife, in a few days we saw an otter twice, a red squirrel and many different birds, some for the first time. Highly recommended. Many thanks, Dave and Jean for a great time.
V,R,C&B, Essex April 2013
An idyllic location, wonderful pad, we have enjoyed every moment of our first stay. Thank you both so much.
We saw a family of otters, the Eagle over the distillery in Lochranza, we love it here. The walking was awesome! Thank you very much Jean and Dave.