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Isle of Cumbrae

The Isle of Cumbrae lies a short distance off the Ayrshire coast in south west Scotland. It’s one of Scotland’s most accessible islands being only a short ferry ride from the coastal town of Largs. This island is a compact 2 miles wide by 4 miles long but despite its small size it has all the attributes that make a great holiday destination.

The island is a great spot for cycling and walking, it also has a lovely coastline and plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Bike hire is available locally. It’s a place of simple pleasures where you can escape the mainland to find you own island retreat staying in your own island cottage.

Millport is the main and only settlement situated in the south of the island, wrapped around a hilly bay facing the sea, with wonderful views of Bute, the Cowal Peninsula and Ailsa Craig. It’s home to Scotland’s smallest cathedral which was built in 1851 and styled in the Gothic tradition by William Butterfield.

Here you’ll also find the island’s only golf course, which was in fact designed by one of Scotland’s most eminent golf course architects, James Baird.

Learn about the islands fascinating history by visiting the Museums of the Cumbraes at Garrison House. It tells the tale of 18th century smugglers and more recently the role the island played in the Second World War. The Robertson Museum and Aquarium is a great place to understand the marine life and wildlife of the island; the island also has a sensory trail which can be taken on foot or bike and is perfect for seeing the marine and wildlife here.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages on the Isle of Cumbrae today.
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  • Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Isle of Cumbrae
    Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Isle of Cumbrae×

    Bramble Cottage

    Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Isle of Cumbrae

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    Ref: CC539008
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    A beautifully presented detached house located on the Isle of Cumbrae.
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    Bramble Cottage is located on the Isle of Cumbrae; one of the smallest islands close to the North Ayreshire coastline. The island is only 4 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. This beautifully presented detached house sits on the fringe of a new development and has a lovely open view over farmland from the front of the house.  Downstairs has under floor heating, with oak flooring. The lounge has a large, comfortable corner sofa and lovely bay window to enjoy watching the sun setting. French...
  • Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Ayrshire
    Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Ayrshire×
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    Thornbank

    Thornbank

    Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Ayrshire

    9
    4
    2
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    Ref: UK5472
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Open Fire
    Situated on the Isle of Cumbrae, this spacious upper conversion of a Victorian villa boasts stunning views over the bay to the mountains of Arran.
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    This holiday home is only yards from the shoreline and a 5-minute walk from Millport town centre on the Isle of Cumbrae. There is a sandy beach with tropical palms fronting the promenade, and yachts are moored out in the sheltered bay. The town offers cafés, shops, bars and a bistro. The Isle of Cumbrae offers a truly relaxing escape, and is hugely popular with cyclists and walkers, yet is just a 10-minute water crossing from mainland Ayrshire on ferries which run very frequently...
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