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Sleeps - 14
Region - West Coast and Islands & Hebrides
Sporting Salmon Fishing · Shooting · Stalking · Trout Fishing
Activities Beach · Boats · Golf · Mountain Biking · Riding · Sailing · Snooker/Billiards/Games Room · Walking / Hiking
Facilities Golf course · Mobile Coverage · Wifi
Features Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Self-Catered
Rental From £3,200 per week
House of Machrie on the Dougarie Estate enjoys a wonderful location on the West Coast of Arran – the perfect destination for any kind of holiday. The house has been fully upgraded and redecorated in April 2019 to a beautiful standard.
Arran is known as Scotland in miniature, it has something for everyone including marvellous scenery, fine beaches, sizeable hills, historic sites, romantic castles and famous gardens.
Protected by ancient Scots pines, the house is set well back from the road and has wonderful views across farmland to the 9-hole Machrie Bay golf course and the sea beyond. The house combines spacious and attractive bedrooms with lots of public space including a large sitting room, dining room, a family/TV room and a sea-facing conservatory.
At the appropriate time of year full sporting packages can be taken including Red deer stalking, river, loch and sea fishing, along with lobster potting. Golf passes to their 9 hole course are included in all sporting bookings.
Domestic help can be arranged on a daily basis by prior arrangement (please note this is at an additional cost).
Housekeeping is provided with full sporting packages.
Dogs are welcome to stay and should be kept in the cloakroom or conservatory area.
An additional cottage close to the house can be rented for larger parties to accommodate up to nineteen.
2023 Rates Low Season £3,600 Peak Season £4,250 Christmas / New Year – Please enquire
Short breaks available in Low Season upon request 1-3 nights @ 70% of weekly rate 4 nights @ 75% of weekly rate 5 nights @ 80% of weekly rate
A wonderful location on the west coast of Arran makes this an excellent holiday home for families who like a mixture of comfort and elegance as well as the great outdoors.
We all had a fantastic time, thank you. It is a lovely house and a magnificent estate with very hospitable owners and staff. Chris Tiso, Edinburgh We all had a wonderful time and very much enjoyed our stay on the Dougarie Estate. I will write to thank Mr Gibbs for ensuring we had a good time. Thank-you for all your help. Gerald Lawson-Tancred
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House of Machrie is a traditional stone farmhouse, built over a 100 years ago, which has now been transformed into fully-equipped, comfortable holiday home. The house has been tastefully furnished with an open fireplace in the sitting room. The house enjoys superb views over the Mull of Kintyre and the surrounding countryside.
The property is equipped to a high standard and has central heating throughout and high speed WIFI.
House of Machrie : Ground Floor: Porch and entrance hall Sitting room Drawing room Dining room Kitchen Large conservatory Cloakroom WC Boiler Room
Bedrooms Accommodation for up to 14 guests in 3 double rooms with en-suite bathrooms, 2 twin bedded rooms with en-suite shower rooms and 2 twin bedded rooms that share a bathroom. All twin bedded rooms can be configured as doubles if required
Ground Floor: 1 Double bedroom (en-suite) 2 Twin bedrooms (1 en-suite) 2 bathrooms
Upstairs: 1 Double bedroom (en-suite) 1 Twin bedroom (en-suite) 2 Twin bedrooms (1 hand basin) Bathroom Shower & WC
TV, video, gas and electric cookers, fridge-freezer, microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier are all included. Domestic help on a daily basis can be arranged. Electricity is included and a telephone/internet connection is available.
Fishing The Iorsa river runs through the heart of the Dougarie Estate rising in the western foothills of Caisteal Abhail and flows south, passing through Glen Iorsa and Loch Iorsa before heading west towards Dougarie and eventually to the Kilbrannan Sound, emptying at the north end of the Machrie Bay.
The Iorsa is a spate river, offering both salmon and sea trout fishing, and consists of two beats. The Upper Beat runs from and includes Loch Iorsa, where a first class wooden boat is available, to the top end of the Gorge Pool. The Lower Beat starts there and takes in the rest of the river down to and including the Sea Pool. A road running parallel to the river provides easy access to every pool and fishing is by fly only! Fishing is available by the week, with two rods on each beat from the middle of June until the end of October.
The estate can also organise sea fishing and lobster potting.
Shooting A wide variety of game shooting is available from driven and walked up pheasant and partridge shooting to duck flighting (wild of course). There are also both snipe and decent numbers of woodcock at the right time of year. Prices on Application.
Stalking As part of the Estate’s continuing policy of protecting and nurturing the environment and habitat, it is necessary to cull a certain number of red deer from the herd each year. This is to ensure that a strong bloodline remains, and to prevent overcrowding and starvation.
Stalking is available for stags from the end of August until the 20th of October and hind stalking from the 21st of October to the 15th of February. The weather is sometimes a challenge but the views are perhaps unrivalled in Scotland, with stunning scenery everywhere you look, particularly over the Kilbrannan Sound to the Mull of Kintyre. On a clear day you can see Islay, Jura and even Mull to the west and north, and Northern Ireland further south. Prices on Application.
Walking and Wildlife For those who like walking, there are miles of paths to follow, mountains to climb (the highest peak is Goat Fell at 2866 feet), fascinating birdlife to observe, and there is always the chance of seeing red deer in their native habitat. You are also never far from the shore with fine sands and interesting beaches, where you can explore the rock pools.
Where to go The nearest shops are at Blackwaterfoot (4 miles away) where you can get all the essentials, though the bread and fruit/fish van (from the Good Food Shop in Brodick) will call on request. There is also a village shop in Pirnmill, 4 miles north of Dougarie.
The main shopping centre is Brodick which is 10 miles away. Here you can find everything from banks, supermarkets and chemists, to restaurants, gift shops and newsagents.
Golf The Machrie Bay course has been in existence since 1900. A charming and challenging links course, it is highly regarded on the island, and has continuously attracted players of all abilities. This is a family course now run by the Estate with the emphasis on enjoyment. Dogs are also allowed to join in the fun as long as they do not steal your opponents’ golfballs! There are 6 other courses on the island including the renowned Shiskine Golf Club, a unique 12 hole links course. In addition to this, only a short journey away are the famous Ayrshire courses of Prestwick, Troon and Turnberry whilst on the Mull of Kintyre there is also the spectacular Machrihanish Golf Course. This is situated on the south end of the Mull of Kintyre and is only a short journey away on the Lochranza-Cloanaig ferry.
There are fantastic walks, beaches, mountains and a wide variety of scenery to enjoy and if you like golf Arran has no less than seven different courses, the nearest just half a mile away.
As well as sea fishing and lobster potting , the estate can also provide a private fitness instructor, spa, photography courses, whisky tours, argo tours and clay pigeon shooting.
We all had a fantastic time, thank you. It is a lovely house and a magnificent estate with very hospitable owners and staff.
Chris Tiso, Edinburgh
We all had a wonderful time and very much enjoyed our stay on the Dougarie Estate. I will write to thank Mr Gibbs for ensuring we had a good time. Thank-you for all your help.
We had a great week, really good fun and the house is beautiful and well decorated/equipped etc. Also, the arrangements for the sea boat with 'Kipper' the boatman was excellent! We went out three times and ate about four delicious lobsters, as well as numerous mackerel. Thanks for all your help
Jack Pitman, London
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