Arrol House

Arrol House

Arileod, Isle of Coll, Scotland
from £900
per Week
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“A stunning light filled and utterly gorgeous sanctuary - luxury island living for all ages, wildlife wonders, glittering skies and migrating geese overhead minutes from magical white sandy beaches - perfect for Swallows and Amazons styled adventures.”
Sleeps: 10    Bedrooms: 5
Baby Cot
BBQ
Bluetooth Speaker
Coffee Machine
Dishwasher
Dog Friendly
Drying Room
DVD player
Family Friendly
Games Room
Garden
Gym
Ipod Dock
Microwave
Music System
Open Fire/Woodburner
Sea views
TV Freeview/Freesat
Washing Machine
Wifi

Cool Features

  • Games Room with full size tennis table, pool table and Foosball.
  • Huge social space, large panoramic glass windows offer 360 degree views of the island.
  • Extended decking area perfect for outside dining.
  • Snug Room with fat boy beanbags and collections of DVD's, books and games.
  • Minutes walk to the beach from your front door.
  • Workout Station with TRX suspension training system situated in the Games Room.
  • Indulgent double sized bath.
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Good To Know

Good To Know

  • Short breaks in Low season (Nov - March excl Christmas and New Year) on request from £300 per night.
  • Dogs welcome (up to two well behaved pets on request).
  • Just 10 mins walk from the airport for flights.
  • Skye Tv with 55' screen, full sky sports package and Nintendo Wii.
  • Nespresso Coffee machine, Crepe Maker, Magimix and more. Wi-fi throughout. (For a small charge a dongle can be provided to increase speeds for downloading films and streaming).
  • Local Babysitter can be arranged on request.
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Eating

  • Welcome pack on arrival of Prosecco, spirited soaps and whisky products for Best Scottish Cottages guests.
  • The Isle of Coll offers fresh locally caught seafood and hand dived scallops as well as delicious vegetarian and meat optons.
  • Visit the Island Cafe - a restaurant with a cafe atmosphere. Family meals, homecooking and Sunday Lunches.
  • T.E.S.Co created to carry on from where The Island Stores left off next to the Island cafe - an amazing den of organic goodies catering for special dieatry requirements and lots of healhty tasty products.
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Follow in Johnson and Boswell's footsteps and take a wander up Ben Hogh at 339ft it's Coll's highest point.
  • Coll is the fictional home of "Struay" immortalised in the children's Katie Morag books and TV series.
  • Unbelievable out over Tiree, Paps of Dura, Isla, Iona, The Trishnish isles, Mull, Ardnamurchan,Eigg, Muck, Rum, Canna, Skye, Lewis and Barra Mull, Barra, Skye and South Ust
  • Windswept Machair dunes, natural carpets of wildflower and pristine white shell beaches such as Torastan Beach, Crossapol and Feall are just waiting to be explored.
  • Coll is Scotland's first Dark Skies Island with minmal light pollution it's one of the best stargazing spots in Scotland. Look out for the ethereal Northern Lights Aurora Borealis.
  • Barnacle and Whitefronted Geese which come from Greenland migrate to Coll annually and can be seen in the fields in front of Arroll House in Spring.
  • Stunning wildlife viewing opportunites - minke whale, whales, dolphin, porpoise, basking shark, seals and otters.
  • RSPB Reserve just a mile from Arrol House - Corncrakes are in the hay/silage fields, with breeding waders on the machair.
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A stunning light filled and utterly gorgeous sanctuary - luxury island living for all ages, wildlife wonders, glittering skies and migrating geese overhead just minutes from magical white shell sandy beaches - perfect for Swallows and Amazons styled adventures and creating special family memories on the Isle of Coll.

Arrol House has everything you could possibly dream of if your aching to escape to the tranquility and slower rhythm of life offered in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. Set back on a private and beautifully remote part of the island with jaw-dropping 360 views, you can gaze out across Coll's famous castles, stunning beaches, pristine machair dunes and coastlines, across to the Inner Hebrides and many islands. For part of the year Coll is home to the Corncrake in Summer heading from Africa to cooler climates and settling in the RSPB Reserve a mile from Arrol House.

This uber-stylish living space with all the bells and whistles ticks all the boxes for families with children and tweens. Equally, couples looking for something different will find a stay at Arroll House delivers an intimate island experience. Edgy contemporary interior design ring-fences this property from the rest, with the emphasis on luxury, home comforts, entertainment and family living without compromise on space or the fun stuff, waiting to be discovered inside.

Sleeping up to 10 guests, all 5 luxury bedrooms have been designed to maximise the views and give best use of light and the starlit skies above. The three main bedrooms are on the second floor where you'll find a superking, a kingsize and a family sized triple room equipped with a double and single bed (sleeping 3-4) and ideal for a family with younger children. The two twin rooms downstairs, with multiple windows are situated towards the back of the house on the ground floor with commanding views across the island, letting in lots of natural daylight.

Holidays are about coming together, sharing stories, lazy days and making memories. The herculean sized sitting room in Arrol House is where the magic happens. With an expanse of glass offering 360 degree views, gliding patio doors on each side and a large decking area out front you can watch the lambs during the spring season, the Canadian geese landing in the fields out front and the big dipper in the night sky without even stepping outside. Coll is Scotland's first Dark Skies Island where minimal light pollution might afford you your first glimpse of the milky way or a full dancing display of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

The house also offers families a cosy retreat in the winter seasons with underfloor heating throughout and a cosy woodburning stove for cooler days as the night-sky comes into its own.

As you would expect, there's a fully equipped kitchen where you will find all the gizmos and gadgets you could ever need including a Nespresso Coffee maker, Kenwood mixer and a crepe maker for Sunday brunch. The chef in your party can relax, cook and enjoy a glass of wine with friends and family while tending to supper. Leading off from the kitchen is a large utility room with freezer, ever important wine cooler and extra storage space plus a seperate drying room at the back of the house. A perfect space for drying clothes, dogs and wellies ready for the next day's adventure!

The lounge area has a huge 55" TV fitted with Sky TV including full sports package perfect for keeping an eye on the Wimbledon results, rugby or football depending on the season you stay. Lose yourself in a good book - the house has a full selection of books to escape into, with a "take one replace one" system, for those that love to share.

Unleash the family competitive steak - a great way to entertain littlies, teens or big kids in the large Games Room which is home to a full sized table tennis table, pool table and Foosball. Great for for keeping momentum going amongst the ranks on winter breaks and rainy days. There's also a good selection of puzzles and games as well as a TV and Wii with plenty more books to choose from. Seating has been thoughtfully provided for those wanting to sit out and spectate on the fun. The games room also has a workout station with TRX suspension training and is an exceptional creative space, great for yoga sesions, retreats and practicing musicians and artists visiting the island of Coll.

As well as the Games Room Arrol House has a Snug with desk space which provides a perfect place to open up your mac for catching up on some work if needs be. Doubling up as Kids Den, the Snug is a great spot for the kids to escape to from the adults and make their own space on the Fat Boy bean bags while watching movies or hanging out. It's also a great quiet place when needed and an excellent teenagers hangout, far from madding parents.

The beaches offer refreshing wild swimming opportunities and excellent conditions for surfers. Try sand dune jumping, go shell collecting and beachcombing all on your doorstep.

There's an excellent 9 hole golf course with unparalleled views from each hole or cycle around the island on locally hired bikes. Boat trips are also ideal for spotting the varied wildlife and taking in some of the fresh sea air. The island is rich in wildlife such as seals, basking sharks, mike whales and dolphins and is also home to the famous Corncrake with occasional sightings of the magnificent sea eagle above.

Getting Here :

During the Summer months, Coll is serviced daily by a Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Oban. The scenic journey up the Sound of Mull takes approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes. Younger passeners will be treated to a sight of Tobermory, home of Balamory on the way and if you are lucky you may also see basking sharks, porpoises or dolphins. During the winter months the ferry sails every day except Wednesdays and Fridays.

Rates :

Low Season Nov - Feb                 * £ 900

Med Season March - May & Oct   £1300

High Season June - Sept                £1800

*Excl. Christmas and New Year - Christmas £1300 and New Year £1800

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