The following some are extracts from our guest books which we leave in the cottages
and allow our guests add their comments. We are always keen to read what our guests
have thought of both their holiday in Arran and of course our cottages.
We have never had an adverse comment and I think the following speak for themselves:
Now in our fifth year, a large number of our bookings are repeat business and meeting
our families who return regularly is always a real pleasure for us.
“We had a wonderful week. The cottage has been a joy - so many thoughtful design
touches, tasteful and gleaming fresh and clean.”
Jayne & David , Cumbria
“We had an excellent week. This is by far the nicest cottage we have stayed in, and
Arran is such a beautiful place”
Mike & Angela, Cumbria
“Thanks so much for a fantastic stay. The cottage is wonderful and has absolutely
everything you could need, an ideal base to see the island.
The Richards, North Ayrshire.
Kate and Jim - you should have been featured on “Grand designs” This cottage has
is such a tasteful and beautiful conversion.
Wonderful week in this lovely island. Loved the cottage Absolutely eveything thought
of. Would definitely come back.
The Elliott’s East Lothian
Had a great weeks walking in this lovely island. We have been very impressed with
Rosa Cottage=-fantastic! Comfortable and excellent attention to detail
Tastefully decorated and well equipped cottage in a lovely setting, obviously a lot
of thought has gone into this project.
Beautiful cottage, everything you need, a real home from home, we don’t want to leave
- want to move in! Fantastic scenery, 1st time in Arran but not the last- we will
be back. Love this place, everything you could want in life right here.
Brilliant cottage, excellent location. We have had a ball this week. Cottage catered
for our needs and was absolutely immaculate.
This was our fifth trip to Arran, our longest, our first self catering, our first
with Luke (2) and our best! What a wonderful cottage and an excellent base to explore
the island. Luke was very settled here, which is always a strong indicator of the
warmth and comfort of a palce. We will be back!
M,M &L East Malling Kent
“The cottage was well presented and comfortable. Arran was wonderful as usual.”
The Carruthers family, Glasgow
“Very impressed with the Island and the cottage, perfect for our needs.”
The McDonalds, East Lothian
“Lovely cottage, smashing holiday. Beautiful island for walking. We will be back!”
The Sutton family, Norfolk
“Had a great week. Enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the “ bogels” of Brodick Castle
were the kids favourite bits. Lovely comfortable cottage, will recommend.”
The Sime family, nr Cheltenham
“A wonderful holiday - loved the cottage & Arran. Enjoyed cycling & walks –along
the coast to kings caves, Goatfell (stunning) & trails around Brodick Castle. We
all enjoyed the gorge walks and mountain boarding, Pony trekking up at North Sannox
was lovely. Many thanks- we hope to return.”
Kevan, Sally, Laura & Joe Hampshire
“Wonderful holiday, lovely weather, beautiful cottage, so snug and comfy what more
could we ask?”
Margaret and Frazer, Renfrew
Arran was beautiful, scenery, wildlife, rhododendrons at Brodick Castle. The cottage
was a pefect base, spacious, warm and very well equipped. Thank you.
Ann and Walter, Hert
“Fantastic cottage – spent a great week in the mountains and cycling- memories of
the view from Goatfell will last a long time.”
Gill Martin Dom & Luke, West Sussex
The photos on the web site don’t do Shurig Justice - by far the best holiday cottage
we have stayed in. The location on the edge of the field is idyllic and what a beautiful
The Fergusons Edinburgh
Thank you so much Jim and Kate for a wonderful holiday cottage. So well equipped
with everything We have been coming to Arran for years now- we love it s much! This
place has topped the lot,. Thanks again.
The lundy Fam Glasgow
“Jim & Kate have created a home from home in these well equipped and comfortable
cottages. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Arran, It’s been lovely to see the
spectacular views. We hope to visit again soon.”
Linda and Allan, Terry and Tricia and families, London
“Heineken don’t do self catering but if they did they would probably do it to the
standard of Hamilton Cottages! As friendly and well appointed as usual …. Look forward
to our next visit.”
The cottage was great- clean & contemporary yet comfy and cosy too. Fantastic smelling
linen deserves a mention- we all slept so well! Loved Arran. We will be back-Thanks
Jim & Kate
The Bottomleys Glasgow“
Ideal Accommodation for our family gathering. Cottages very well equipped and the
setting was beautiful.”
Liz Pilkington, Oswaldtwistle
“Lovely cottage and very comfortable. We had a wonderful week. Geogina had a brilliant
time travelling around the island, filling in her passport and collecting badges.
David & Stella enjoyed the folk evenings at the various pubs!! Once again a fantastic
time on this beautiful island.”
“Had a great holiday in this spotless and well equipped cottage. Arran and the weather
“Wonderfully equipped and decorated cottage. Love the location.
The Rees ,Telford
A wonderful Christmas on Arran. Accommodation was spotless. Thank you.
Mid Wales and York
Lovely cottage, lovely location added excitement of power cut over New Year. Many
thanks Jim and Kate for kindness and warm welcome.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Fabulous Cottage , beautifully done. Lovely views in quite location, warm welcome
Jillian & James Lanarkshire
Truly wonderful cottage, we loved it and want to come back soon. Many thanks for
home from home.
M,D G A &L Dumfries
Thank You! What lovely cottages and what spot on hosts. Great holiday.
The Gemmells. Lochwinnoch
Fantastic Accommodation with top equipment we will be back soon.
The Croassants and Vernnes, Cognac, France
Great accommodation and so comfortable. The small “shop” for forgotten items is great
idea. Loved the birds in the garden.
A Lovely cottage , beautifully maintained to a very high standard. First visit to
Arran and very impressed hope to come back soon.
The Davis, Surrey
Excellent cottage- very high standard. Made to feel very welcome and had a wonderful
family holiday. Will certainly recommend.
The Hawksworths, Yorkshire
Congratulations on a very comfortable and beautifully furnished cottage Ideal for
Cottage was lovely , very clean and beautiful view from window. Arran is a lovely
place and we have had a wonderful holiday.
The Sellers and the Thomsons, Selkirkand and Kirriemuir
Had a super week. The cottage has been perfect and so comfortable and warm, spotlessly
clean. We will be back.
The Trowell fam ,Harrogate
Cottage absolutely beautiful and so well equipped. Kids loved the garden. We Loved
Arran and will definitely be back
Joyce and Michael, Saltcoats
There is nothing else you could wish for in a holiday cottage.
Sticklands and Maxwells ,Surrey
A wonderful week spent golfing, walking, sight seeing. The cottage was everything
we could have wished for and more, Spotlessly clean, comfortable with lots of additional
touches that make it a real home from home.
The Mastertons Fife & Cumbernauld
The cottage has been an absolute delight. A pleasure to be in. The view was so peacful
. Ten out of ten.
Superbly well equipped cottage, very clean and spacious.
Cunnif Family, York
This is such a wonderful cottage to chill out in. Thank you Jim and Kate I’m sure
we will be back again to enjoy your wonderful facilities and warm welcome.
D,M.G A&L Dumfries
We had a lovely week in Arran. Shurig Cottage is fantastic and has been a very comfortable
home for the week . We will be back again!
The Evans Family, Coventry
We had a fabulous week in Arran. The cottage was very comfortable and so well equipped.
Kate and Jim have thought of everything. We will be back!
First visitors with cousins from Glasgow. Beautifully renovated cottage. I very much
hope to come back in the next few years with my husband. Well done to Jim & Kate!
Sanderson-Sanita Ontario, Canada.
Beautiful cottage. -one of the best we have ever stayed in -so well converted, presented
and well equipped. Arran magical as ever- enjoyed the walks, trip on the Waverly.
Even the midges can’t spoil a good holiday. Hope to be back again.
Alison & Craig, Stockport.
A truly stunning cottage , a real holiday home. J&K your attention to detail is
brilliant. Ella’s first visit to Arran, may she grow as fond of the island as we
The MacDonald’s, Perthshire.
Well equipped and laid out cottage was a pleasure to stay in for a fortnight. J&K
you made us truly welcome and we felt very at home. Would not hesitate to recommend
Hamilton Cottages who wants a good relaxing holiday. Thanks and well done!
Bob & Dorothea, South Lanarkshire
Great time, Cottage lovely. We’ll be back. Thanks for everything.
Docherty and Carver families, Dundee
Although regular visitors to Arran over many years, this was our first stay at this
side of the island. The cottage is beautiful and has every comfort you could wish
for. It has indeed been a pleasure to stay here. We will hopefully be back next year
and for many more to come. The weather for the whole week matched the cottage-truly
stunning! Many thanks
The Farrance and Kerr families, North Lanarkshire
Beautiful cottage -very comfortable. Appreciated all the extras (e.g. Stereo, wifi,
towels provided). J&K very helpful.
Spence family, East Yorkshire
Everything we had hoped for. Convenient location for all that Arran has to offer.
We would certainly recommend Shepherd’s Cottage.
Jon, Lindsay, Adara and Rhys
Fab stay, cottage a real home. Our first time on Arran and adored the place.
Bob, Keith and Charlie. Cheshire
Had a wonderful holiday. Cottage was fabulous- best we’ve ever stayed in on Arran.
Golf at Shiskine great as ever. Hope to be back soon. Thanks
Lisa & paul , Gill& Barry. Glasgow
Two words to describe our experience “Absolutely fabulous” We’ll be back! P.S.
Games room a real bonus!
Gavin & Hazel, Cheshire
Beautiful, perfect cottage. Kate you’ve got gorgeous taste!
Nicola & david, Freya & Logan. Nr Glasgow
Delighted with the fantastic holiday cottage. Will be back and will recommend to
The McLarens Glasgow
Lovely accommodation. The best on the island I’m sure. The house had everything we
needed. Much appreciated.
Laundry facilities & games room a bonus! Will recommend.