Description: Tuxedo is a fantastic rental sea front rental property located in the small village of Pirnmill. It is situated to take advantage of fantastic views over the Kilbrannon and the Sound of Kintyre. Take a wander over the road to the beach with many exciting rock pools to explore. This cottage is the actual place where the idea for our very own website www.lovearran.com was born. Read more about that in our blog here…
The dining room was large enough to accommodate all the guests and it was impeccably decorated. Some of the cupboards within the room have a selection of board games. Our family’s favourite was Mastermind and we spent many an hour sat at the table with a glass of Arran Blonde Beer playing games whilst looking out on the sunset over the Sound of Kintyre.
For washing and toiletries there are more than enough facilities with an electric shower and toilet downstairs as well as main bathroom with cast iron bath upstairs as well as a separate toilet.
As with most of the properties on the island the heating within this is electric. Electric heaters usually intimidate us at lovearran.com but the radiators in this property look fairly newly installed and were found to be easy to use.
This property is served by free Wi-Fi that provides adequate coverage of the full house. This Wi-Fi is more than adequate to stream stuff to the tv. When we visited the Wi-Fi was provided by EE.
There are gardens that wrap around the side of the property with a picnic table to the front. There were garden games and blankets for visitors use in the entrance lobby. We unfortunately did not get the chance to use the garden facilities due to the weather but it was nice to see this was an option.
The Tuxedo property is accessed by a gated shared driveway to the left of the property. This is quite tight so take care when accessing. You drive up by the side of the house and just past it the parking spaces can be found. There is space for three cars at a squeeze.
Tuxedo cottage is located within the small village of Pirnmill on the north west coast of Isle of Arran. The village is named after an old mill that was located in the village until 1840. The mill manufactured pirns a wooden rod used in weaving. The property and villager are ideally located to take advantage of the magnificent sunsets and spectacular night skies.
Within Pirnmill there is an extremely well stocked but small village store / post office as well as The Lighthouse Restaurant / Tearoom (thelighthousearran.co.uk) offering delicious food. There is also a popup pub that is coordinated every month located in-between Pirnmill and Catacol.
There are opportunities to take long walks along the rocky beach or to the mountain areas behind the property. One of Love Arrans favourite walks the Coire Fhionn Lochan Walk is just 4mins to the north in the village of Thundergay.
Pirmill is a great location to use as a base from which to explore the whole island. The nearest town is Lochranza which is just a 10-minute drive along the coastal road (A384). From Lochranza you can take the ferry over to the Kintyre Peninsula for a day’s exploring or just stay on Arran and visit the castle or the distillery or one of the other activities available.
The Love Arran Opinion:
We visited the property back in 2021 and as a family of four the first thing we thought when we arrived is how big the house was internally. We were glad we had extended an invitation to our parents for part of the holiday. The house still felt big with 6 people in it.
We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend it to people. My children enjoyed playing hide and seek in the property.
The property was clean and tidy and is well decorated. The cottage has everything that you could possibly need to make your stay on the island cosy and comfortable.
The one slight challenge with Tuxedo cottage is that although there is a small local store just down the road there was always something that we needed for dinner that wasn’t at the shop. The nearest Supermarket (CO-OP) is in Brodick. We realised pretty soon that we just needed to be a bit more organised in picking up supplies when we were out and about on our travels around the Isle of Arran.
We also had an issue with some of the board games not having all the pieces and the DVD player not cooperating all the time but none of these issues detracted from our holiday as we are usually prepared with our own games and viewing media.
The stand out feature of this property is its location and views. Simply breath-taking and all at a very reasonable price. Some of the views we will never forget and this provided a strong basis for a great holiday.