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General

  • Small secluded site on the south end of the Isle of Arran
  • Close to the beach and a local restaurant
  • Spot golden eagles, red squirrels, red deers, seals and otter

Runach Arainn means 'Secret Arran' in Gaelic, and this small secluded site at the southern end of the Isle of Arran is aptly named... this is a most peaceful, private and rural place, with yurts on site to be used as loved-up getaways or bases for active family hols: beaches are an easy 15 minutes away and towering Goat Fell mountain is there to be tackled on the island's north.

This is a wildlife haven too – species to spot include the Scottish big five (golden eagle, red squirrel, red deer, seal and otter) and is in spectacularly scenic locale, with island views ranging from high in the Goat Fell range to Torrylinn Beach down in the south.

You'll also find heaps of Arran heritage like the Neolithic standing stones at Machrie Moor and Brodick Castle, and family days like the Arran Family Fun Park at Balmichael or cruises on the Waverley, the last ocean-going paddle steamer in the world and a visitor to Arran every week during summer. (And as the island is only 20 miles by 10, you'll be nicely close to pretty much everything else too.)

The yurts at Runach Arainn were handmade by a Scottish company and have larch wood frames, are fully insulated and have woodburning stoves/cookers for toastiness (and toast?) in all weathers. Each has a private bathroom and access to a shared laundry/utility room with a fridge, microwave, kettle and washing machine.

A restaurant is at the Lagg Hotel ten minutes' walk away.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.


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Very clean and organised in the tent. Bathrooms clean and easy to use. 16/05/2017

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    Originality. Comfort and warmth in the tent. The general area and views. The hosts were very helpful and couldn't have done more to make it an enjoyable stay.
    Loved the fire and the ducks wandering around the site.

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Pippa and Andy where so friendly ! Loved the hurt ... 21/02/2017

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    Pippa and Andy where so friendly ! Loved the hurt and the toilet facilities where great. Very clean and tidy. The yurt has everything you need ! We had such an amazing weekend !

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Very well organised and facilitated your every practical need here 23/09/2016

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    Plenty of wood for your fire pit and Yurt Stove
    all crockery was provided
    bed very comfortable
    Private bathroom area very clean and plenty of hot water
    Fantastic place to relax and unwind
    we will definitely return

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Bath available

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Launderette

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Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

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Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

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Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • The Old Manse, Kilmory Isle Of Arran, Ayrshire, Scotland, KA27 8PH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.4477°N 5.2209°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Campbeltown Bus Terminal — 15.2 miles
Bellochantuy (Argyll & Bute): Village Coach Stop — 19.8 miles
Glenbarr (Argyll & Bute): Shelter Coach Stop — 20.5 miles
Train stations
Girvan Rail Station — 20.2 miles
Ardrossan Harbour Rail Station — 20.6 miles
Ardrossan Town Rail Station — 20.8 miles
Ferry ports
Lamlash Arran Ferry Landing — 7.1 miles
Holy Island Arran Ferry Landing — 7.9 miles
Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal — 9.5 miles
Airports
Campbeltown Machrihanish Airport — 17.4 miles
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 24.3 miles

Directions


To reach Runach Arainn when you come off the ferry you need to head south round the main road towards Lamlash and Whiting Bay. Follow the road round the island for about 19 miles (through both Lamlash and Whiting Bay). When you enter Kilmory you will pass the Creamery on your left and take the next right (signposted for Kilmory Church) - just by the bus shelter. Follow the paved road round past the church and the Old Manse and Runach Arainn are straight ahead.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The miles of golden sand and views of Ailsa Cragg are 15 minutes' walk from Runach Arainn at Torrylinn Beach; going north, drive or cycle to Blackwaterfoot in the west and Lochranza in the north.

By car, around 15 minutes will have you at the shops, restaurants and golf course of Blackwaterfoot. Lamlash,25 minutes from your yurt, has shops, cafés, another golf course and ferries to Holy Isle. The Machrie Moor standing stones and the King's Cave circuit (a three-mile circular walk through forests and along beach, including the Kings Caves) are 20 minutes' drive away.

The main settlement on Arran, the town of Brodick, is 35 minutes away: head here for Brodick Castle and its gardens, yet another golf course (seven are on the island overall), Arran Aromatics, the Arran Brewery, the Auchrannie spa resort and the ferry route to Ardrossan and from there the national trains on the mainland. The Arran Distillery is in Lochranza a 45-minute drive away.

To get very active in the area, take on the 60-mile mountain biking route around the island's coast road, arrange some gorge walking, kayaking or sailing or hike around the Giants' Graves near Whiting Bay.

Must see

  • Culzean Castle & Country Park (18.1 miles)
  • Burns National Heritage Park (22.9 miles)
  • Scottish Maritime Museum (24.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.

Runach Arainn cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Runach Arainn will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £30 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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