Welcome to The Glenartney Brodick Scotland
The Glenartney Brodick accommodation guide - everything you need to know before visiting The Glenartney Brodick Scotland. Room types, location, services, activities, facilities and information on The Glenartney. Whether you are going for a holiday or a business trip to Brodick in Scotland read all the accommodation information about The Glenartney.
Far enough away from the centre of Brodick to have peace and quiet but close enough to enjoy all the amenities within a few minutes walk. Mountain bike trails and walks start from just outside our door.
The Glenartney is a much loved guesthouse, she's been completely refurbished
over the last few years with major internal renovations happening winter
2009/2010. We have tried to maintain the character
The Glenartney Accommodation
Our selection of 11 bedrooms can cater for families, couples, or for single use. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and set with comfortable furnishings, but as befitting a mid 1920's house, they are not overly spacious. We do have very nice quiet lounges where you are very welcome to sit and relax at any time.
Each room is comfortably appointed with high quality bedding for a comfy
Our rooms are all to the same high standard, they are all slightly different and have shower ensuites. There is a house bathroom if a bath is needed after an energetic day.
We have two lovely lounges where you can relax through the day and evening. The front lounge is the perfect place to relax and plan you adventures whilst enjoying the views across the bay to the hills beyond. You are very welcome to help yourself to tea and coffee from the lounge throughout the day and evening.
Our small resident's bar offers Arran beers and whisky as well as many other beers and spirits. It is open for a few hours each evening for our guests only to enjoy whilst sitting in the lounge or out in the garden.
There's free Wi Fi available throughout most of the guesthouse - if you want to borrow a laptop just let us know!
Glenartney is full of artwork and quirky details such as Arran artist
Nigel Walker's "Brook's Stag".
The Glenartney was built as two houses and a summer house in the mid 20's and was first established as an 'upmarket boarding house' in the early 1930's
Breakfast at the Glenartney will set you up for your day. We offer among other delights porridge and full cooked Scottish breakfast using Arran's fresh produce. Wooley's of Brodick potato scones and Galbraith of Blackwaterfoot sausages.
Homemade marmalade, Arran Provision's jam and honey along with dairy produce from Arran Dairies . If we are unable to use 'island trade' products we then try to source fair trade.
Breakfast is between 8.30 and 9.30am. Earlier cold buffet style breakfast and packed lunches can be ordered the night before.
The Glenartney has everything an outdoor enthusiast could need with a drying room and boot dryers secure storage for all outdoor and golf gear and bikes. We have bike repair and wash facilities, there's even a bike mechanic on site!
As we are a quiet family guesthouse we do not accept large groups, stag, hen or party revelers and ask that our guests show consideration for others by lowering noise levels to a minimum after 11.00pm.
During the busy season - Bank holiday and weekends - we do ask for a minimum stay of two nights.
Doggies at the Glenartney
Dear Doggy Friends
Our doggy guests have their own towels for drying wet paws and some biscuits on arrival. There's a hose for washing down dirty fur after a day of fun - please have a good shake and dry off before coming inside! Zak is often waiting outside the front door with a selection of toys, he's more interested in the guests who can throw toys than in canine ones! He'll probably come and sniff and then ignore you.
We love having well behaved dogs to stay with us but if you bark a lot or do other naughty things that disturb our guests you may have to leave. If our other guests are happy for you to relax in the lounge please feel free to stretch out and snooze.
The only place you can't go is probably the one place you'd love to
be - where the sausages are.
Please use plastic bags we provide in your room for 'you know what' - not just in the garden, but elsewhere on the island. We have a good supply of bags if you run out. They are also supplied free at the library.
Please ensure that your owners have had you fully inoculated etc before their stay with us. Don't forget your bowls and bedding, but we can sort something out if you do!
Woodlea Self Catering Cottage
The accommodation consists of;
Included in the kitchen is;
Bathroom with electric shower over bath and a useful extra cloak room.
There is electric heating through out the property. Bed linen, house towels,
tea towels, washing up liquid and dish washer tablets are provided.
The fully enclosed back garden is full of beautiful shrubs, plants and there's even a little herb garden for guests to use.
Attractions and Activities
Big enough to offer a wide variety of activities yet small enough to retain it’s truly special island atmosphere. Arran is rich in evidence of the ancient past with Standing Stones, Iron Age forts and dinosaur footprints.
For a leisurely day why not sample tea and cakes on the patio at Brodick Castle, take a trip back in time at the Heritage Museum, take a tour around the distillery or visit Holy Isle in Lamlash Bay.
If you plan to ride here have a word with Miles who’ll give you a bit of local knowledge. Arran roads are quiet apart from in Brodick when the boat comes in. The further you venture away from Brodick the quieter it becomes. The roads are narrow and can be a little bumpy so take your time.
The only flat stretch out of Brodick is north through Corrie to Sannox, in every other direction you will meet a climb- but for every up there’s a down! You will be rewarded with staggering views. There are short routes incorporating some forest roads or you can challenge yourself to the single day around the island classic.
There’s one escape route across the island on the String Road -
but that by no means the easy option!
Bikes can be hired from a variety of businesses on the island including
Arran Power and Sail a and Arran
The Brodick course is just a few minutes walk away from the Glenartney Enjoy the mountain and sea views under the watchful eye of Brodick Castle. It’s 18 holes are a mixture of parkland and coastal, providing a stern test for the mid-handicap golfer as well as a refreshing challenge for beginners or single-figure players alike.
With a Par of 61, Brodick plays to 4,332 yards it can be a tougher test than it’s figures might suggest.
You can make soap at the Soap factory or pottery at The Balmichael Centre in Shiskine.
There’s pony trekking in North Sannox, over the hills and beaches offering an incredible day for families and novices. For the more advanced riders there’s a riding centre at Blackwaterfoot.
Arran Adventure offer gorge walking, archery, mountain bike guiding and kayaking. Many of our guests have enthused about their kayaking experiences and the sea life that they have seen. Why not try paragliding with Flying Fever see Arran from a different perspective.
For high adrenaline without much effort try the rib rides at Arran Power and Sail in Brodick or Ocean Breeze in Lamlash. Arran Power Sails trip out to Pladda is memorable, the bird life is completely breathtaking with puffins and gannets flying all around the boat. If you time the trip right you may catch some of the Caledonain Isles waves - great fun!
Hands on Hawking gives you a taste of flying birds of prey. We have the Scottish Hawking Club stay with us at the end of September, their birds rest in our garden at the end of the day, it’s an incredible sight to be so close to such mighty birds.
Fishing permits are required to fish on Arran’s rivers, these can be obtained at the Tourist Office in Brodick. Mackerel fishing trips can be organized with the Holy Isle ferry company. Some of the activities can be very popular so it is better to book in advance of your stay.
The Ardrossan Harbour train from Glasgow Central links in with the ferry- very convenient, economical and easy. Just take your bike on this train so the conductor told me- check this!!!
Easy jet fly from Glasgow Airport, there's an airport bus to Paisley Gilmore Street station which allows you to jump on the Ardrossan harbour train. Ryan Air fly from Prestwick, just get on the train at the airport to Kilwinning and change for Ardrossan Harbour.
Taxi to Arran Ferry This taxi company can be pre booked to take you directly to the ferry from Glasgow Airport. Airport Transfers to and From the Arran Ferry to all Scottish Airports
Getting there from the Information Centre:
Continue up steep hill and pass Arran Homes office on left hand side, then take third road on the left, Glenartney is on the left hand side. (Alma Rd continues down to main Rd passing Post Office on left hand side, TIP: If you get as far as post office you have missed the turn).