We have been using cottages for 20 years and have his was one of the best equipped houses we have stayed in. Beds comfortable furniture quality but lived in and suitable for a family. Everything you could need was there 5 minutes walk to the beach. Garden not suitable for the very young or old but nice seated area at the side of the house that gets the sun. They even had lots of basic supplies should you forget anything - we had to use some of the flour as the shop had no bread 2 days in a row so do bring your supplies, we went lots of nice walks up to the Lochan ( very steep). Machrie standing stones and along the coast. We normally go to Whiting Bay/Kildonan but think we might be converted to this side of the island much quieter and very beautiful. Would definitely recommend this property. The Raeburn gives amazing heat even at low temperature and hot water all day and plenty for a bath no need to use the Immersion heater. There were 5 of us and lots of space for everyone. Seems expensive but when you take off the deposit it’s on a par with similar properties and definitely at the top of the range for comfort slept like a log! The bath room is upstairs so might be an issue for the very young or old. There are stair safety gates excellent for keeping your dog downstairs also! Hope to return and thanks xx
This is a lovely self-catering house. We've used many in the past and this is near the top of the list in terms of a. location (perfect views over the Mull of Kintyre) b. equipment (pretty well everything you could want in the kitchen) and c. comfort. It feels more like we're borrowing a home, rather than using an off-the-shelf cottage from one of the bigger companies. Highly recommended.
Great location for cycling walking ,sight seeing .Lovely spacious accommodation .Shall definitely return .
Westfield House provides first rate accommodation for those looking for a self catering property on Arran. The house had everything we needed for a very memorable holiday. The view from the kitchen is fantastic! What a treat to sit at the kitchen table and watch the sun setting. Westfield was cosy and spacious and a joy to return to after a days walk in the hills. The scenery on Arran is spectacular! We look forward to returning next year. Thanks for the wine and chocolates - a very thoughtful touch!
The cottage has everything you could possibly need for your stay, whatever the weather. Comfortable, cosy and characterful. Westfield is in a beautiful location. The perfect base to explore the island. We found it perfect for walking and cycling, also a spot of horse riding. Louise and Simon know the island very well and have included lots of local info including the best place to eat locally caught lobster (Creelers).
Hope to return soon.
Westfield is very comfortable and full of character but what we liked the most were the wonderful sea views. Mealtimes were a pleasure as we watched little fishing boats and the ever-changing Kintyre Peninsular. A three minute walk took us to the beach for a short stroll or we could follow the Arran coastal path over fascinating rock formations. A drive of ten or fifteen minutes took us to a wide range of walks - remote lochans, the King's Cave and the Fairy Dell. After a day in the fresh air it was lovely to get the wood burning stove going and relax . The house was really comfortable and attractive - wish I had a kitchen like that!
Oh, and the head chef recommends a slow pot roast in the Rayburn!
Wildlife notes: loads of seals, stags locking antlers on the golf course, an eagle being mobbed by ravens and possible otter footprints on the beach. A neighbour says he often sees otters in the field in front of the house. And two red squirrels in the back garden.
We had a fantastic week on Arran! We stayed in Westfield which was, quite frankly, disappointing. If you are holidaying with toddlers I would think twice about this cottage. It is right on the road (& I mean on the road) & the back garden is very steep & can only be accessed via a side door in the living room. The welcome pack was a bottle of red wine & some chocolates which isn't much use when you have children and for over £1000 a week was very surprising! Also, given the amount this cottage costs I was very surprised to note that it looks as if it has been given a quick lick of paint to spruce up what actually is quite a dated cottage, there were still walls unfinished with poly filler on them!!! The shower was shocking & very temperamental! If you're a party of adults bear in mind there is only 1 bathroom and no downstairs loo! The kitchen however is very well stocked! All in all disappointing given the price. The marketing of this property is very good, it isn't quite what it appears. I most definitely wouldn't recommend this cottage to those with young children! Arran on the other hand is fantastic with bundles of things to do for everyone!!