Often referred to as ‘Scotland in Miniature’ Arran captures many aspects of the beauty of Scotland from towering mountain summits to peaceful sandy bays. The wildlife is outstanding with deer, pheasant, otter, seals and even golden eagles.
Littlemill is an ideal base from which to explore all that Arran has to offer. The island is perfect for nature lovers, bird watchers, walkers, golfers, cyclists, couples, families and those just looking for a relaxing holiday.
The village of Kildonan is 12 miles from Brodick the main town and ferry terminal. A fully licensed hotel and restaurant The Kildonan Hotel serves food all day and is 10-15 minutes walk along the sea front. The local bus stops outside the cottage. The nearest shop is 5 miles away in Whiting Bay. The Bay Kitchen & Stores has an off sales and stocks a fantastic range of local produce as well as everyday necessities.
Things To Do
From the cottage you can join the Arran Coastal Way which is a circular walking route going round the whole island. There is also a stunning waterfall “Eas Mor” on the hill behind the cottage, which can be easily reached by a network of purpose built paths.
Many more varied and interesting walks for all levels of ability are available on the island, books and maps are provided in the cottage with further information.
Arran’s highest peak and best know mountain is Goat Fell it is 874m (2866ft) high and is one of four Corbett’s on the island. There is an annual Arran Mountain Festival which takes place and offers guided walks and mountaineering experiences.
Arran is a golfer's paradise. There are seven courses on Arran – three 18 holes courses, three 9-hole courses and one unique 12-hole course in Shiskine. The Arran Golf Pass is a great way to experience all of them.
Arran is a popular destination for cyclists. There are many options for road cycling as well and mountain biking. Bike hire is available from Arran Bike Hire or Arran Adventure. Information on route planning and suitability can be found at Arran Bike Club
Arran offers lots of adventure excitement for individuals and families of all ages and abilities. You can get most of the information through Visit Arran however a few of our favourites are:
- Ocean Breeze Rib Tours – wildlife and sightseeing tours by powerboat round Holy Isle, Pladda or out to Ailsa Craig
- Mogabout – Discover Arran in a unique 4 x 4 16 seater monster vehicle
- Pony Trekking – One and two hour treks through the countryside for all ages.
- Arran Adventure – for loads of exciting adventure activities for all the family including archery, gorge walking, and Segway tours amongst other things.