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  A warm welcome to all new and returning guests at Crags Cottage in 2021.

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Here are some of our visitor comments taken from the Cottage guest book.


   G&J Stockton-on-Tees, August 2020
What a beautiful cottage you have. One of the best equipped we have stayed in. So comfortable & amazing setting. Weather has been glorious, hot sunny days. Two highlights, seeing the Milky Way & shooting stars and seeing a pod of around 12 dolphins slowly swimming close to shore! It's been 25 years since we visited Arran but will be back soon. Thank Jean & Dave

   J&J Essex, August 2020
Another wonderful week at Crags. The cottage continues to provide for our every need & Jean & Dave have done all they can to make it covid-secure. Delighted by the red squirrels, multitude of birds & the little vole. Thank you Jean & Dave

   P&J Essex, February 2020
The most wonderful 2 weeks of utter bliss!  Highlight was finally finding the Library in the Woods, Kildonan.  Back next year.

   V Larbert, December 2019
Another fantastic week at Crags Cottage. Spent more time, this time enjoying the cottage, relaxing in front of the fire & listening to the wind howl & waves crash. Perfect way to see out the old year & bring in the new.

   S&J Bridgend December 2019
5th visit to Crags, here for a 70th birthday. Weather not too good but who cares! Great week & good to have seen Dave & Jean. Good walk via Glen Catacol to distillery. Stags excellent as usual. Back June 2020

   P&J East Sussex, October 2019
Crags Cottage is so welcoming & homely. A credit to you both. We had a wonderful time in spite of the inclement weather. Photographing the wildlife has been a real joy. Thank you for such a peaceful & relaxing break. We look forward to a return visit.

   F&P Brittany & Normandy France, October 2019
Nous sommes tellement bien ici que nous sommes revenus. Nous avons marche, beaucoup. Et que nous reviendrons.
(As with many guests, they feel so good being here, like coming to their own cottage! Lots of walks and will return!)

   G&S Chester, September 2019
lovely week spent renewing acquaintance with loved places. enjoyed the wonderful wildlife & have taken umpteen red squirrel pictures. Thank you

   P&T Gloucestershire, September 2019
Had perfect weather & an excellent mix of relaxation & activity. Do not want to go home! Highlight was a visit to Holy Isle. Seen many otters, seals, golden Eagles, red deer and hen harriers. A first for us, we saw a Merlin & an adder!!!  Thank you for letting us stay yet again!

   C&G Cumbria, August 2019
Back again, nice to see Jean & Dave. The cottage delightful, weather not, but wildlife all around. Thank you

   J&S Bridgend, August 2019
Two good weeks at our favourite cottage to celebrate our 50th Anniversary.  Two great meals at Stags. Ferry to Kintyre & a visit to Skipness Seafood shack. Goods walks to Witches Steps, North Goatfell & Coire Fhionn Lochan at Thunderguy. Back in December !!

   S&P Tyne & Wear, July 2019
Postman's walk is an excellent ramble from Lochranza over the Craggs behind the cottage.  Lucky to have excellent views from Goatfell summit. Eas Mor Waterfall walk has a brilliant forest library. Wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you both very much.

   C&H Lanark, July 2019
Another wonderful holiday in our piece of heaven. Thanks Jean & Dave

   C&I Essex, June 2019
Another wonderful holiday. Played golf at Lochranza, Corrie & Machrie. Fantastic boat trip to Tarbert & lovely meal at The Stags.   We will return.

   G&F Essex, June 2019
What an amazing cottage with really stunning views. It is so relaxing to watch all the wildlife around the cottage.  We have thoroughly enjoyed exploring Arran with its quite varied landscapes & lovely walks. Thank you Jean & Dave for a good week.

   J&B Dorset, May 2019
Thank you Jean & Dave for a wonderful week in your delightful cottage.  What an amazing position & always something to look at out of the windows both in the garden & out to sea. What a thrill to see red squirrels too & we've also seen the water vole!  We've enjoyed walks, seen lots of seals, red deer & spotted an eagle whilst driving towards Pirnmill. A lovely peaceful restful holiday. This place is good for the soul. We hope to be back. Dream come true, when before we leave at 7.30am an otter swimming by & then sat on the big rock & ate a fish!  Fantastic!!

   M&S York, May 2019
Fabulously equipped & cosy, with beautiful views.  You hardly needed to leave the cottage all week to be able to see a wide variety of bird & animal life.  Thank you Jean & David for everything.

   C&A North Yorkshire, May 2019
Our 6th visit to Arran & Crags Cottage. Our little bit of heaven. Thank you to Jean & Dave & Maisie.  See you next May. Can't wait!!!

   J&D Leicester, May 2019
Another wonderful week on our favourite Scottish island & cottage with fabulous sunsets. Lovely to see the red squirrels & such a variety of birds. Have enjoyed our walks. Great music & food at Crofters, but need to  book. Thank you David & Jean for making us so welcome. We will back again.

   V&R Essex, April 2019
Time to leave but we will return for another visit. The island never disappoints & all the wildlife too. Thank you Jean & Dave.

   C&H Lanark, April 2019
Aaah Leaving again after another wonderful week of rest, relaxation & walks. Glorious sunsets & sunny beach exploring were highlights. Counting the weeks until we return in the Summer!! Many thanks again.

   J&P Essex, February 2019
This morning we yet again leave our favourite place on earth 'Our beautiful Cottage' Don't ever change thing Jean & Dave & Maisie !!!

   J&S Bridgend, December 2018
3rd stay at Crags since November 2017! Mixed weather with gales, but lots of walking & beach combing. Superb wildlife & saw a pod of 5 dolphins just in front of cottage!! Thanks to Kirsty Wark novel The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle which first prompted us to visit Arran. Hope to be back in 2019.

   T&G Staffordshire, October 2018
Love it. We have had a fantastic relaxing & also active break. Great weather & too many wildlife encounters to mention. Big 5 seen most days!!! Cottage is gorgeous & like a real home with everything you could possibly need. Will most certainly return!

   H&A Sandbach, September 2018
As always, the perfect place to come & relax. Many close encounters with wonderful wildlife, a wealth of beautiful scenery & such a lovely cottage! Our third time - I'm sure we will be back again soon!!

   G&M Nuremberg, August 2018
Our 3rd stay in this wonderful cottage and nothing has changed, animals, flowers & sunsets. We will definitely return.

   S&M Edinburgh, August 2018
Thank you Jean & Dave for being able to stay in the most restful & rejuvenating spot. We have had a lovely time, reading, walking, drawing & watching the wildlife around the cottage. The garden is a pleasure & the cottage is exactly what is needed, till the next time.....

   U&W Cologne, July 2018
2nd stay at Crags cottage. For five years this place has been in our minds & we are so glad we came back.Saw all the animals & birds fro the window except the otter! Glen Catacol our favourite walk. Missed Jean & Dave - hope to see you next time. Thanks again for this wonderful accommodation.

   C&H Lanark, July 2018
Another fabulous break - thanks Jean & Dave.  Weather amazing & wildlife didn't fail us. Here's to the next visit!

   P&H Carlisle, June 2018
Excellent accommodation. We won't need to look elsewhere when we next visit Arran! Will look forward to seeing the squirrels & birds again.

   E studying, June 2018
A perfect place to study & write. Wonderful animals, glorious sunsets & a cosy place to call home.Perfect retreat away from it all & walks at all levels.

   C&I Essex, June 2018
Weather wonderful, lots of sunshine, great walks, golf & meals out! Jean & Dave, great hosts & cottage is as clean & comfortable as ever. a perfect place to relax. Thank you.

   K&N Markfield, June 2018
Thank you once again for your generous hospitality. Again blessed with fantastic weather.

   C&A Northallerton, May 2018
Our 5th time to Crags & another wonderful holiday. Lots of birds, red squirrels & otter, plus 2 voles this time! Stunning sunsets from the cottage. Thanks again Jean & Dave, see you next year!

   M&K Clifton Campville, May 2018
2nd visit to delightful Arran & Crags Cottage. Another good week with plenty of walking & spotting Eagles, otters, harriers etc. Such a super place to be even though weather mixed. Thank you Jean & Dave - it was lovely to meet you. Hopefully we will return.

   J&S South Wales, April 2018
2nd stay at Crags & another great week. Weather not too kind but Friday good all day so our first trip to top of Goatfell - superb views! Another excellent meal at The Stags. Saw the water vole & the otter on Saturday 8am! Many thanks again Jean & Dave & hope to see you next year!

   D&M Morpeth, March 2018
Cottage everything we could wish for & the island is beautiful. Squirrels have been every day - an absolute delight! Weather not been great but we have managed a walk every day.  Many thanks.

   C&H Lanark, April 2018
Another wonderful week with every kind of weather. Managed to see a Golden eagle at Lochranza & a water vole (protected species) in the back garden! Reluctant, as ever, to go home, but so looking forward to our next trip in Summer.

   J&M, Worcester, March 2018
Wonderful as usual - weather very kind to us & we explored & found hidden gems. We will be back!

   S&J Nantes France, February 2018
Despite the freezing weather & extremely strong winds we had the most wonderful time on Arran! Jean & Dave have been fantastic. We'll be back!

   V&R Essex, February 2018
Thank you both once again for an excellent stay. We have enjoyed it thoroughly & we truly have experienced winter on Arran. Looking forward already to our next visit.

   R&M Bedford, February 2018
Had a lovely time, experienced just about every type of weather. Love the cottage, we've stayed in many places but this one surpasses all in how well equipped it is. Loved the cosiness of the woodburner & all the amazing wildlife. Great to meet you both, thanks again.

   T&H Bath, January 2018
3 glorious weeks including Christmas at what must be the best cottage on the island! Had the whole range of weather, but always a pleasure to return to the cosy warmth of Crags cottage. Literally every single thing we've wanted has been here & even phone signal & Wifi good. We've absolutely loved this holiday - thank you Jean & Dave.

   H Leeds, December 2017
Another wonderful week at the cottage, very restful & I've really enjoyed the log fire in the evenings. Seen otters, red squirrels (every day!), deer, seals & so many different species of bird. Been on lots of walks, horse riding & spa therapy at Auchrannie. Thank you Jean & Dave for providing the most cosy & best equipped cottage ever, I will most certainly be back again!

   C&H Lanark, November 2017
What a wonderful break we have had to celebrate a birthday. Really felt like coming home when we arrived. Weather good to us & we enjoyed our favourite walks. Wildlife didn't disappoint either. Leaving with a heavy heart but counting the weeks until we return in Spring. Thanks once again Jean & Dave.

   J&S South Wales, November 2017
By 8.15 on 1st day, otter, deer, red squirrels, herons & lots of garden & sea birds. A great start! Mixed weather, but still managed Glen Sannox-Glen Rosa trail over the Saddle in bitterly cold driving hail and Lochranza - Laggan circuit!! Great food at The Stags & already booked for next April & another week at Crags Cottage. First visit to Arran, superb! Jean & Dave, fantastic hosts & company.

   V&R Larbert, November 2017
Well, what a truly fantastic week! The cottage is like a big warm hug that you never want to leave! Several walks including the Postman's walk ( boy, that was tough!) Enjoyed watching the birds & red squirrels from the window. Sorry to have missed you both.

   T&P Tewkesbury, October 2017
Ex-Hurricane Ophelia... that was some wind! Other than that weather was lovely, plenty of sun & hardly any rain or mist. Been walking every day & pottering on the beaches. Lagg Hotel still our favourite for food! Thanks Jean & Dave.

   T&M West Midlands, October 2017
Our 1st visit to this beautiful cottage. We have loved it so much that we have re-booked for 2018! We have seen red squirrels, birds, deer & seals. Walked every day and excellent meals up The Stags & Catacol Bay Hotel. No sunsets but hopefully next year. Sorry we missed you Jean & Dave. Many thanks.

   C&A North Yorkshire, September 2017
Our 4th visit to this lovely cottage. Weather a bit mixed, very Autumnal. Lots of birds in the garden & on the shore. Red squirrels visited as soon as we filled up their peanut box! Seen the otter, seals & red deer close by the cottage & in Lochranza. Another lovely meal at The Stags. Can't wait to return. See you next May!

   S&G Chester, September 2017
Our first visit to the cottage. We have been delighted with the facilities. Great fun watching the local wildlife from the cottage, red squirrels & lots of birds. With thanks.

   L&P Cambridgeshire, September 2017
Our second stay at Crags & was as beautiful as ever. Camera worked to death again, some amazing pics from top of Goatfell. Watched 3 dolphins from the garden! Thanks again for another year, Jean & Dave

   C&I Essex, September 2017
Another lovely holiday in this beautiful, well equipped cottage.

   W&J North Yorkshire, August 2017
Back again for our second visit. Lovely time was had by us both, with lots of animals & great walks. We shall be back again in not too distant future.

   RE&D Holland, August 2017
We have had a great week in this cosy, comfortable cottage with the wonderful view from the bedroom window. Beautiful bedroom too. Everything was there; wonderful. We have been coming to Arran for a long time, first in Catacol, but not the last time! And great we have seen the otter! Thank you for everything, for sharing your little paradise!

   D&R Leeds, Julu 2017
Writing this sitting looking out the bedroom window as we have enjoyed doing every evening. Lovely cottage - very well appointed & cared for. Weather variable, so didn't attempt Goatfell but managed some good walks including Meall Mor.

   N&J Norfolk, July 2017
We have enjoyed a wonderful week - managing lots of walks & even climbing Goatfell! We were delighted to see so many birds in the garden & by the sea, plus of course the resident red squirrels & an otter! What a lovely cottage - just perfect & what a lovely village, one of the best in Arran. Who could want for more?...

   A&B Cumbria, July 2017
An enjoyable week in a lovely well equipped cottage. Lots of wildlife in the garden & across the road in the sea. Red squirrels, voles, otters & dolphins! Thanks very much.

   C&G Cumbria, June 2017
Another great week in this beautiful cottage, our 4th visit! Birds, red squirrels, otters & seals from the window.  Hope to be back, Thank you Jean & Dave.

   K&M Cheshire, June 2017
Enjoyed the company of many birds in the garden & seen seals on the rocks.  Its amazing to see the sea without even lifting your head from the pillow! Facilities & home comforts of Crags Cottage have been much appreciated.

   K&R Mid Wales, June 2017
Wow... there are not many places you can see otters, seals, & numerous sea birds whilst lying in bed!!!  Not to mention the hive of activity in the garden (birds, fledglings, red squirrels). Wildlife on the doorstep & round every corner. Cottage superbly kitted out & in probably the best location on the island! Thanks to Jean & Dave for what is our first visit & I am sure not our last!

   S&S Somerset, May 2017
Thank you Jean & Dave for making Crags Cottage such a delightful place to stay. It has given us a very special week here. We hope to return!

   C&A N Yorkshire, May 2017
Our 3rd visit to this beautiful island! Stunning weather, no midges, red squirrels on feeder, seals in the bay & the joy of 2 otters! Walks & a day over on Kintyre. Many thanks to our hosts Dave & Jean for their helpful advice & knowledge of this beautiful island. See you in October when we return to our little bit of heaven!

   B&A Portstewart, May 2017
What can we say - squabbling squirrels, fighting seals, mating otters & all from the cottage windows!! The wildlife is spectacular.  We've had a wonderful week in your delightful cottage & garden. Thank you both for being so helpful & accommodating.

   T&P Tewkesbury, April 2017
Have had a lovely week. So peaceful here. Great to watch the seals & otters from the cottage. Cycled round island despite 40 mph headwinds, hail & snow! Fantastic to see more of Arran with the very low tides this week. Thank you for a warm welcome & look forward to our return in October!

   S&L Eastbourne, April 2017
Today we leave our favourite hidey hole - your beautiful cottage & we leave with much gratitude & thanks.

   M&J Worcester, March 2017
Great week, met our expectations plus more. Wonderful cottage in a very special place - wildlife superb -  will be back!

   M&K Clifton, March 2017
Our first visit to Arran & what can we say. Unbelievable island, unbelievable cottage & unbelievable wildlife!!
Cottage superb & cosy & in a fabulous location. Thank you Jean & Dave for sharing Crags Cottage & all the extra touches.

   P&J Essex, January 2017
Our 5th visit to Crags & 2 weeks this time.Love it, love Arran.

   I&J Sheffield, January 2017
Great week that's flown by. Superb cottage & very well equipped. Many thanks for a good stay. Cheers.

   HS Huddersfield, January 2017
Absolutely wonderful stay! Cottage is perfect. I loved the views & red squirrel visited every day! Cottage very well equipped. Enjoyed trip round the island, coastal walks, standing stones at Machrie & horse riding too. Thank you for a wonderful, magical week in the most restful place ever. I will most certainly be back!



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