North Sannox Cottage
SLEEPS 5, WIFI, SHORT BREAKS LOW SEASON
The picturesque village of Sannox sits on a pale, sandy and often deserted beach on the east coast of Arran, with the dramatic Devils Punchbowl mountain as a backdrop. ‘Sand-vik’ – the sandy bay – was the name The Vikings gave to this tranquil corner of Arran. In North Glen Sannox it is possible to stand within sight of an Iron Age Fort, the tumbled remains of the village, deserted since 1829 , whose occupants emigrated to Canada, and the 1800’s farmhouse, now a trekking centre run by the McKinnon family, a name long associated with Arran. So much history, so many ghosts.
Corrie and Sannox have always shared the burial ground at the entrance to South Glen Sannox. In the corner of the oldest part of the cemetery can be seen the remains of St. Michael’s chapel, which was affiliated, in the 14th Century, to the monastery at Kilwinning. The pretty little church was built in 1822. When the time came for the exiles from Arran to build a church in their new country, Canada, they built in a similar style to the one they had left behind.
Golfers will want to visit the 9-hole Corrie Golf Club also found in the village of Sannox, a hilly but scenic course and one of the 7 courses on the Isle of Arran. There is also a small tearoom for a welcome cup of tea. The Arran Golf Pass buys access to all the courses on Arran. There’s a a family run pony trekking centre here on a working hill sheep farm established in 1981. Follow the road as driving to Lochranza and you will see it to your right. Visitors can follow the Arran Coastal Way from Sannaig on the stretch from Brodick to Sannox. Lots more information on the VisitArran website. Watch out for the seal on Corrie Shore!