About 'Banlicken' Arran Farmhouse

Banlicken is a unique and remote property, once part of an ancient clachan (farming community) and now standing alone in an outstanding location on the side of a heathery hill on the west coast of Arran and with fabulous views across the Kilbrannan Sound to Kintyre. The house successfully combines being in a wild and remote location whilst also being comfortable, contemporary and extremely private. The renovation of the farmhouse and byre has sympathetically turned a Scottish croft into an extraordinary and peaceful haven. As you drive up the farm track to the house with every gate you go through you leave behind the outside world.

A magical and secluded self catering holiday house that sleeps 12 (ideal for up to 6 adults and 6 children, or 6 to 8 adults). In the perfect location for families, romantic couples, or friends wanting peace, quiet and privacy and with easy access to golf, hillwalking, wildlife and birdwatching with access to the beach below and hills behind.

A home away from home, beautifully decorated combining comfort and contemporary with outstanding sea views. The house has a warm, homely decor with rustic charm, creating a comfortable, lived-in feel. 4 lovely bedrooms (including one large family bedroom sleeping up to 5) all with sea views and 3 bathrooms, a large well equipped kitchen, perfect for the keen cook and the dining area is ideal for relaxed meals and get togethers overlooking the sea. A cosy sitting room with open fire, TV, Sky and DVD. Like many country properties on Arran, Banlicken is on a private water supply, which needs to be checked during your stay.

Banlicken - Property Overview:
Kitchen/ Dining room –
Electric Range cooker with fan oven, conventional oven, grill and warming drawer. Hob top with 5 rings & warming plate. Washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, CD player. Child's highchair, iron & ironing board

Sitting Room – 2 large sofas & chairs providing seating for 8 people, satellite 42in TV, DVD player (many DVD’s ), music via Bluetooth speakers, lovely open fire (coal & kindling supplied), books & board games.

Bedroom Layout – 4 x Bedrooms, 3 x Bathrooms
All bedrooms have a sea view, master bedroom and Byre cottage have the best ones.
Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with kingsize bed - fantastic views west of Kilbrannan sound, Kintyre & wonderful sunsets
Bedroom 2 - Twin room - 2 x single beds
Main Bathroom - Vintage double ended bath with shower over, wash basin & WC
Bedroom 3 - Bunk bedroom - lower bunk with double bed, single upper bunk
Shower room -  Walk in shower, wash basin & WC
Bedroom 4 - Byre cottage - Annexe ‘family’ bedroom & en-suite bathroom.
Sleeps up to 5 & includes: King size bed, 1 x bunk beds & additional 1 x single bed.
Bathroom - Bath & shower over, wash basin & WC.

Garden - Patio area with table & seating for 10, 3 bench seats to enjoy the varied views of the garden, 1 hammock, 4 foldaway garden chairs. The garden is tiered into the hillside with a small burn running through it, a lawn area and also natural hillside with local flora & fauna. Follow the path down to the beach on a dramatic hillside (not for the elderly or very young!) through a natural woodland with native plants & flowers. Ample parking for 4 cars outside house + more on track.

Play Barn
– Table tennis table, bats & balls, table & chairs, sofas & seating area

1 x king size bedroom (own stairs), 1 x twin room, 1 x bunk bedroom (bottom bunk is a double bed, top bunk is a single). 1 x shower room
Downstairs there is an entrance porch, large kitchen/dining area, sitting room & bathroom. 
(2 separate bathrooms)
Separate to the main the house, the entrance porch leads to a large family bedroom with a king size double bed, a bunk bed (both singles) and another single bed along with an en-suite bathroom with bath / shower.
Separate to the main the house, the Play Barn has a table tennis table, bats & balls, table & chairs and sofas offers a perfect extra space & indoor play area regardless of the weather.  
Is mainly wild with a stream running through it and a terraced seating area with table and chairs for al-fresco dining. Walk from the garden down the path to the beach below.


self catering cottagelarge bathroommodern kitchenlarge family spaceWiFiisle of arran

Heating & electricity included

Bed linen & towels provided

Washing machine

Clothes dryer

Travel cot & high chair

Fireplace (Coal fire, coal is provided)

Ample Parking

Internet (WiFi in main house & cottage)

Children welcome

Iron & ironing board

Hair dryer


Luxury local Arran soap

Well behaved pets welcome (Extra charge)

Telephone (payphone)


Bathroom 1

Bath with shower, wash basin and WC
A traditional old double ended bath,
romantic and perfect for 2.

Bathroom 2

Shower room with walk in shower,
wash basin and WC

Bathroom 3

Bath with shower,  wash basin and WC



Fridge & freezer





Coffee maker



Coffee grinder

Pantry items (some basics supplied)

Dishes & utensils

Fully equipped cooks kitchen

Food processor

Kitchen roll


Seating for 12 people

Dining area

Child's highchair


TV with built-in Satellite / Cable TV

Internet / WiFi


DVD player


Games room


Games for kids

Table tennis table


Video library


Garden & stream

Deck chairs


Outdoor Furniture

Please note: The ground around the
house is uneven, with various
steps so not ideal if infirm or disabled