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Pladda Cottage, Auchenhew, Kildonan

  • Sleeps 4, contemporary and stylish modern accommodation.
  • Saturday Changeovers (and Wednesday during off peak season). Additional Changeover days by arrangement with owner.
  • Dogs welcome by arrangement.
  • Elevated sea and rural views.
  • Welcome gift including local goodies.
  • Single storey, cosy character cottage with raised ceilings.
  • Short breaks available end of October to March inclusive.
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  • Licence Owner NA00063F, EPC and Environmental Impact Band E
  • Owners website is here. 

Pladda Cottage is a cosy, single storey character cottage situated in a peaceful cliff top location just outside Kildonan, 13 miles south of the Brodick ferry terminal.  Bought in 2021 it has undergone a full renovation, and was lovingly refurbished by its new owners to provide upgraded quality accommodation, incorporating furniture and decoration made from reclaimed Arran whisky barrels, sustainable wood and the work of local artists.

Located within half a mile of the cottage are the beautiful Eas Mor forests and waterfall providing scenic walks and the unique and stunning Forest of the Falls café.  Kildonan beaches and seals are about a mile away and Arran Simply Thai is on the Kildonan shore (seasonal opening apply). The cottage is also on the 323 bus route with the bus stopping at the top of the drive, and within a mile of the Arran Coastal Way.


  • There are 2 bedrooms, a double with partial sea views across the courtyard setting and a cosy twin bedroom.  Both bedrooms have wardrobes and plenty of drawer space.  The open plan area provides the dining, lounge and well-equipped kitchen facilities.
  • The newly fitted kitchen has brand new appliances including large fridge with freezer, BOSCH dishwasher, microwave, induction hob, electric oven and BOSCH washer/dryer.  In the lounge area the television and Freesat box enable access to free and on demand television including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub (and Netflix and Amazon Prime Video for those with subscriptions).  There is also a DVD player, plenty of DVDs, board games and books to enjoy during your stay.
  • The new bathroom has an electric pumped shower over the large relaxing bath, demister mirror, heated towel radiator and grab rail by the bath.  Luxury Arran Aromatics (Arran Sense of Scotland) toiletries are provided for guests.  All rooms have newly installed electric radiator heating which can be adjusted by guests.  The lounge also has an artificial wood burner, perfect for relaxing, cosy nights in.


  • The cottage has its own private patio area immediately outside the cottage with a picnic bench and chiminea for alfresco eating.  This area is accessed via patio doors providing partial sea views.  In addition, there is use of an extensive grassed area which has two benches and provides breath taking sea views of Kildonan and North Ayrshire; ideal for star gazing at night.


  • The Kildonan Hotel  is 2 miles from the cottage, the latter mile providing leisurely walks along the beach where otters and dolphins can sometimes be seen.
  • 4.5 miles west of the cottage are the hamlets of Lagg and Kilmory, both of which provide walks to the stunning Torrylinn Beach. Other amenities here include the Lagg hotel where red squirrels can often be seen.
  • Honesty box at Clachaig farm (providing seasonal vegetables, eggs and some meat products) and Lagg Distillery which has 2 cafes (check website for opening times).  The Lagg hotel is the perfect local place to go for lunch or dinner (booking is advised).
  • 5 miles north is Whiting Bay where cafes, restaurantsfood store, petrol station, garage, golf club, post office and wool and local craft shop can be found.  There are also village halls at Kildonan, Kilmory and Whiting Bay at which local events such as craft markets, quiz nights and seasonal events are often held. The famous 12 hole golf course is in Blackwaterfoot with a very popular restaurant, The Tee Room.

Additional Information

Quality bed linen and towels are provided, though we kindly ask guests to bring their own beach towels.  Sustainable and eco-friendly household products are used in the cottage.  Check out time is before 10am and check in time is after 3:30pm to enable preparation for our next guests.

  • Address: Pladda Cottage, Auchenhew Kildonan Isle of Arran
  • Post Code: KA27 8SG
  • Village: Kildonan

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