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The perfect base for your holiday

Hamilton Cottages occupy a picturesque rural setting in the hamlet of Shedog, about a mile and a half from Blackwaterfoot on West side of the Isle of Arran. We are about 9.5 miles from the main Ardrossan to Arran ferry terminal at Brodick and about 17 miles from the smaller Kintyre ferry at Lochranza.

Shedog is a perfect base to allow you to make the most of your self catering holiday on Arran. We are ideally situated for cycling, walking, bird watching, golfing, fishing, pony trekking or just relaxing! Within a few miles there are some of Arran’s best amenities and attractions.

In the picturesque harbour village of Blackwaterfoot you will find a beautiful beach, village shops, hotel (with bar, restaurant and swimming pool), a riding centre, tennis courts, all weather bowling greens and Shiskine golf club which has one of Arran’s most popular courses.

The Balmichael Visitors Centre with it’s shops and tearoom lies about 1.5 miles in the opposite direction.

Machrie Moor with its impressive standing stones, Machrie golf course and Machrie beach are all within a few miles of us as is the lovely “Kings Cave” walk at Drumadoon.

If all this sounds too exhausting bring a good book (or select one from the cottage library) and just relax in our gardens. Arran is the perfect place to slow down and just enjoy the relaxed pace of island life.

Pets are allowed in our self catering cottages by arrangement only, if you do wish to bring your dog please see our page on self catering for dog owners by clicking on the “dog owners” tab on left.  

Contact us:


Jim or Kate Mackintosh at

01770 860711

leave your voice message if you don’t get an answer and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Hamilton Cottages,

Hamilton House,


Isle of Arran,

KA27 8EW


Or use our booking/enquiry form

Self Catering Holiday Cottages on the Isle of Arran

Our self catering holiday cottages are finished and maintained to the highest standard and we have tried to ensure that they are equipped with everything needed for an enjoyable self catering holiday on the magical Isle of Arran.

Isle of Arran

Larger groups

Is your holiday in Arran celebrating a special occasion with friends and family? Or are you booking with a group of others, perhaps a walking club?

With the addition of our large games room our self catering cottages are particularly suitable for block bookings by groups.

Groups like walking clubs or other parties who may wish to book all three cottages are free to make use of the room for evening social gatherings. Some groups have converted it into a “Bistro” to enjoy evening meals together by bringing in the patio tables and chairs and moving the games tables aside. Please ask us for details if this is of interest to your group, or if your are interested in using the room as a small function room.

What our customer’s say

We have built a reputation for stylish high quality self catering accommodation.

We think our customer’s comments speak for themselves. Please check our guest book by clicking below:-

TripAdvisor 5 star