A Bed and Breakfast in Arran

Photo - Banlicken

This is an idylic getaway and heavenly retreat and is VERY remote with a 3/4 mile bumpy farm track leading to it.

The track is best suited to a 4x4 but a normal car is passable for the more adventurous off-road driver if you take it slowly. It is NOT suitable for sports cars, low slung cars, heavily laden vehicles or nervous drivers!

Banlicken is an outstanding location on the side of a heathery hill on the west coast of Arran and with fabulous views across the sea to Kintyre. The house successfully combines being in a wild and remote
location whilst also being comfortable and contemporary. The renovation of the farmhouse and byre has sympathetically turned a Scottish croft into an extraordinary and peaceful haven.

The accommodation consists of a main house and byre (cottage) as can be seen in the main photo which has 5 lovely bedrooms all with a sea view and 2 bathrooms, a large kitchen/dining area and a comfortable and cosy sitting room with an open fire with a separate games room with table tennis and outside patio area for al fresco dining.

There are 7 golf courses on Arran, the closest is Machrie (3 miles south), Blackwaterfoot (Shiskine 6m) and Lochranza (10m North) as well as others all over the island.

The nearest shop is 3 miles to the North at Pirnmill. There is also a bakery, butcher, hardware store and village shop at Blackwaterfoot. The nearest tearooms and restaurants are at Pirmill, Machrie and Blackwaterfoot. The nearest Pubs are at Catacol (6 miles), Lochranza and Blackwaterfoot. Pls email [email protected] for availability and booking.

Well behaved dogs are accepted at the house by special arrangement prior to booking,


Guest Facilities

  • 1 x Family
  • Sitting Room
  • Garden
  • Parking on site
  • Guests get own house keys
  • Dogs welcome by arrangement
  • Wifi
  • Check-in between: 09:00h and 23:00h.
Isle of Arran
KA27 8HR
T 07710405334

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The Rooms

  • Photo - Whole House
    Whole House
    Type: Family
    Capacity: 6 adults 6 children
    Bathroom: Private Bath
    In Room: Self-catering with a minimum 3 night stay. Banicken has a main house with 1 king size bedroom, 1 twin room, 1 bunk bedroom and 1 small child’s single room. Downstairs there is a large kitchen/dining area, sitting room and bathroom. The Byre has 1 large family room with a king size bed, a bunk bed and a single bed with an en-suite bathroom. The play barn has table tennis, various toys for children and a table and sofa and chairs so that they have an area to play in regardless of the weather.

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The Private House Stay's Guide


The Isle of Arran the most southerly Scottish island and sits in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre. Arran is 19 miles long by 10 miles wide but has a remarkable diversity of landscapes and seascapes.The pretty villages on Arran's beautiful coastline are complemented by a rugged and mountainous interior in the north and green rolling hills and woodland in the south. From Ardrossan the ferry leaves to Arran which was inhabited by the Vikings for centuries but also has associations with the early Christians and abounds with stone circles, pictish carvings and burial cairns.