Greyholme, Brodick, Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
The Big Wooden House
The Big Wooden House, designed on ancient lay lines, will stimulate your senses with its glorious sea views.
You reach the house by a private tree-lined driveway. There is ample parking for four cars. The house is on stilts, which means all the public rooms are on the first floor. There is a veranda round most of this floor (great for smokers or sunbathers). Greyholme has 43 windows, each with stunning views. There is oil fired central heating throughout.
The house sits beside the river with a choice of two beaches closeby. The fourth tee of the golf course is just on the other side of a tall hedge, but please remember to pay your greenfees. Brodick is an easy walk along the fishermans walk or by the main road.
Once you have entered through the porch the kitchen with oil fired Aga is on the left with the pantry opposite. Next is a double bedroom with door to the veranda and an adjacent loo.
Walking past the beautiful oak staircase (with carvings by Claud Gill) you enter the Dining room, which has a large dining table for 10. Step through the double glass doors to the beautiful living room with its multi-burner stove, a lovely baby grand piano, which is tuned regularly, and TV with Freeview.
The top floor has two bathrooms, one with a large separate wet room / shower. There are two family bedrooms, one of which has a double bed and a sofabed, a twin bedroom and a double. There's also a separate bathroom and a laundry room.
Lying just outside Arran’s main town of Brodick and close to the Auchrannie leisure resort, the house retains its own splendid isolation of 1.3 acres of partly wooded gardens down to Rosaburn, whilst the beach is a five-minute walk away.
The Big Wooden House features generously proportioned living rooms, a luxurious kitchen with an Aga, two bathrooms and five large bedrooms, all with stunning views.
Recapture a time when life was at a slower pace and feel the stress of the 21st century drift away as you walk through the door. The Big Wooden House is a very special place for any 3RD HOME member.
Single Family Home with 3 levels
5 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1614 square feet
2x Twin, Full, Full, Full, and Full
12 guests maximum
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport
1 and a half hours by car and ferry from Ardrossan
Activities of Interest
- Auchrannie Leisure Centre
Places of Interest
- Botanical Gardens
- Machrie Moor Stone Circles
- Brodick Castle
- Isle of Arran Brewery
- Glenashdale Falls
Unique Property on Isle of Arran
Totally enjoyed our stay at the BWH! Very unique natural wood dwelling on an acre of land situated along a stream feeding into the bay. Heavy landscape of wild rhoddies and other native plants provide privacy to the property and a haven for a variety of birds. Able to walk from ferry to property. Obtained a bus pass for the week to travel to other towns for lunch, sightseeing and hikes. Best restaurant in Brodick was Brodick Bar and Brasserie. They offer an Early Bird Special. Fun cooking on the Aga. Property is ideal for a small wedding. What more can I say. Wow! Joni, the owner, was helpful but respected our privacy.”
our family had the most wonderful time due to the fantastic Joan an her wonderful staff. we ended up staying in her new bed and breakfast Altarovie which was wonderful. the rooms were great, the breakfast to die for but most of all it was the hospitality that made it and we can't recommend Joan's B and B enough!”
Everyone on Isle of Arran was green with envy!
This house is one of the coolest homes I have ever stayed. Everyone on the Isle of Arran was envious of us staying in this well-known home. Built in 1939 by an architect, the exterior is elm cut in an uneven cut giving it a cottage feel. The interior is all local wood and craftsman doing the windows and doors and staircase. The home has one of the BEST views I have seen overlooking a river, 3 golf holes, and the Ocean! You are private, but only 2-3 minute walk to a stunning private beach. When you are on the beach if you look to your left you see on the hill the Brodick Castle and to the right the cute village of Brodick. Isle of Arran is interesting, mountains, shore, villages, sheep, and its own Scotch Distillery, which I was not a big Scotch drinker before now, but wow, it is amazing! Be sure and line up John, the chef recommended by the 3RD HOME host. He did a meal of local scallops, mussels, and then beef with Red Squirrel ( local beer). It was to die for, be sure and request this you will never forget it. And his famous pudding dessert too, I can not stop thinking about it. If you like to cook, the home has an Aga Stove and it made cooking fun! The host member lives on the island and is a very talented Jazz singer who gave us two of her CD's that I listened to while touring the Island. She could not be a more gracious host! The door was open when we arrived and we never locked it or closed it our entire stay, the Island is crime free and totally safe. The ferry if you take it over is walking distance to the house so you really don't need a car with the bus system on the Island you can visit just about anywhere without it. My first trip to Scotland, and it wont be my last. I highly recommend Scotland, Isle of Arran and the Big Wooden House. If you can't get the Wooden House, get the Big Beach House in Whiting Bay. Owned by the same family and I toured it too and it is fantastic! Right on the beach, big big views to Holy Island and beyond. ”
- 40"+ TV
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Pets (with Approval)
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet