This place is just mind blowing and I cannot wait to go back. I think we all have in our minds what the perfect holiday let should look and feel like when we book somewhere but invariably it is a let down in some small way. This is the first place I have stayed at where every detail and the experience itself exceeded my expectations. The bothy is really beautifully decorated, blissfully relaxing, really well stocked going above and beyond with mod cons. Lovely to have a wood burner in the lounge and amazing sea views from the lounge windows complete with window seats. The bedrooms are wonderful, very in keeping with the beachy theme and the beds some of the nicest I've slept in. Amazing also to have so much storage space and a utility room for boots / dogs / washing. The host Sarah is really knowledgeable, friendly and available and matched the experience of staying. And the views over the sea of Arran and the beach make this place really really special. The lovely sandy beach is literally five small steps from the back door and seems only to be used by locals. Fairlie itself is really lovely with gorgeous walks and a little deli. Worth taking a car to explore the surrounding areas. Largs nearby is a seaside town with a great Italian ice cream and pizza restaurant called Nardini's which is worth a visit. The town also has a supermarket, coffee shops and things to do for kids. I almost don't want to tell anyone about it because I fear it will be booked up forever. But for a bolt hole getaway, this is the best place I've stayed at.
My husband, 7 month old son and I had such a fantastic mini break at Beach Bothy. The location is perfect, you are literally on the beach and a lovely beach it is! Although we visited in Feb, not your typical beach weather, we had some lovely strolls up and down the sand, the scenery is picturesque.
The apartment has everything you need on your doorstep. Within a few minutes drive you can find a large Morrisons, a petrol station, beautiful restaurants, family indoor swimming pool and the seaside town of Largs. If you like walking, within 30 minutes you can reach 'Scotts' restaurant. We absolutely love this place, the food is delicious. You can walk the majority of the way on a walk/cycle path that runs alongside the coast, harbour and railway. We took a stroll as we both fancied a few glasses of wine (hehe!), if driving then you are there with a few minutes.
The apartment itself has been decorated beautifully, as soon as you walk through the door you're wowed! Having a baby, who like many, love exploring and playing on the floor, we were so pleased at the cleanileness of the apartment. We met Maggie the cleaner on our arrival as we were a little early, she was super friendly and welcomed us in to sit in the lounge whilst she finished cleaning; she was very helpful in giving us some information about the local area.
The beds are so comfortable, it was a struggle to get out of them each morning ! We loved that the hire of a high chair and travel cot were free of charge, not many places we've stayed at offer these without paying an additional fee. The free wifi was also very handy as my husband had some business to attend to whilst away, it was also great to use when researching places to visit in the local area.
Sarah, who is the owner of Beach Bothy is lovely! You can be sure to receive a fast and friendly reply to any questions you have.
Overall, our stay at Beach Bothy was fantastic, our only disappointment is that it is already booked up for the summer...we cannot wait to return!
Thank you Sarah xxx
Stayed with a friend here for a golfing break - was perfect for us - two good size bedrooms, sociable living area and nice views over the beach. Handy for all the golf courses we wanted to try - Troon, Turnberry & the local ones. Nice pub just a couple of minutes walk up the beach. Will definitely stay again.
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