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“Homely, clean cottage with excellent views”
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Merlin House
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Comfy and cosy, warm and inviting living room
Kitchen with lots of equipment inc. slo cooker, juicer,coffee machine, washer etc
Living/dining room. Dine with family and friends looking out over panoramic views over the Clyde
Master bedroom
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland

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Andrea T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Homely, clean cottage with excellent views”
Reviewed 22 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The cottage is up a steep track with outstanding views at the top. The cottage is homely and very clean with everything you need for a comfortable break. The owners, Dennis and Lesley were extremely helpful and friendly and could not do enough for us. The on-site animals, cats, hens, chickens etc are also very friendly and are happy to be fed and petted.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Sep 2017
Thank you for your review Andrea. I am just a tad bit concerned that you have only rated us 4 stars and wonder why? Your review seemed worthy of 5 stars. Can you let me know why so we can rectify any problems. Thanks
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Catloctud...
Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing view in a quiet area”
Reviewed 29 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We spent 3 nights in mid-July at Merlin House. Lesley welcomed us and showed us around. The house was spotless: there are 2 nice bedrooms with the parents'one overlooking the sea: the view is fantastic!
There is a full-equipped kitchen (apart from a dishwasher but it was only for a couple of days) and the lounge is lovely. You can have access to the wi-fi and there is also cable TV.
You can have your meals whether on the patio where you have an incredible view of the sea and on the mountains on the left or on the table inside where you can still look at the sea thanks to because of the French windows.
It is so quiet that we slept a lot in the mornings and the isle is so great to explore.
Our children loved the cats!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Aug 2017
Thank you for your lovely review. Just one thing, it's actually satellite TV(Sky)not cable. Just in case anyone wonders how we got cable TV on an island! It would be great to see you again sometime!
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Mrs_D_OD
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Arran Adventure”
Reviewed 22 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Merlin House is in a fantastic location with the most beautiful view over the bay at Brodick. There is a steep single track road from the main road, so the location is safe for young children away from the main road. Our 17 month old son loved the many birds and animals living at Merlin House and on our first night we were graced with a dinner guest.... a beautiful deer. We received a very warm welcome from Lesley, the owner, who ensured we had all we needed. The house is very child friendly with high chair, stair gate and travel cot provided. The accommodation itself is simple, clean and well resourced with pretty much everything you could need. We felt relaxed, comfortable and our son loved exploring. We look forward to returning to Arran in the future and will stay at Merlin House again.

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Management Response
8 Aug 2017
Thank you for your lovely review. It will be lovely to see you again!,
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1 review
“Excellent, friendly and very clean.”
Reviewed 13 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The house is situated up in the hill overlooking Brodick and in the distance you can look at the ferry crossing from Arran with excellent views of Goatfell and the decked patio and patio doors allows you to have a peaceful and relaxing time. I hoped that this would be safe for the my 1 and 3 year old and it had much more like garden,geese, hens and 3 lovely cats. the inside of the house had lots of space and every utensil needed so I would recommend buying food if your staying for 2 weeks. lesley and her family where very helpful and got us some sausages for the bbq.
We took our bikes and a trailer for the kids but left them in a safe area at the bottom of the hill.
3 places to visit I recommend the Ormidale hotel for lunch.
The holy Isles and monastery at Lamlash.
The little garden centre just past Brodick primary. The cafe has the cheapest and good food just £2 for a double.
we will return and next time for longer thanks Lesley.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Jun 2017
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a shame you couldn't stay longer but hopefully you will next time. Looks like you only met 3 of the 8 cats! Yes, Merlin is certainly very safe for children being far from any roads and although we have a pond, it is safety covered. It was lovely to meet you all and hope next time the midges will stay away........fat chance.lol.
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Aug 2017
Thank you for your lovely review! It will be great to see you again next year. You will be very welcome. Make sure you book the main boat and not the wee one next time! Hopefully it should sail!
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