Location and Directions
Glensherraig House, Glen Rosa, KA27 8DF
The main ferry to Arran runs from Ardrossan to Brodick around 5 times a day, rising to around 10 times a day in summer when the additional ferry is in place. The crossing takes 55 minutes. Advanced booking for a car is advised (essential in the main season).
A smaller ferry runs from Claonaig to Lochranza, taking 30 minutes.
Both ferry routes are run by Caledonian MacBrayne – see their website for details and bookings. www.calmac.co.uk .
From the Brodick ferry terminal turn right (north). Follow the road through Brodick village. Once past the Heritage Centre, the road bends sharply right. Turn left here, signposted Blackwaterfoot/String Road. After 150 metres turn right (signposted Cart track to Glen Rosa). Drive past a driveway and track on the left, and Glensherraig is the first house on the left. It has a red post box to the right of the front door.
If you arrive on the Lochranza ferry, turn left and follow the road through Lochranza and south for about 30-40 minutes. You will pass through beautiful wild areas, then close to the coast through Sannox and Corrie. After the Castle entrance, you are getting near. Look out for the signs a mile or two later, and turn right onto the string road towards Blackwaterfoot. Then continue as above.
Glensherraig House is a private luxury house with a cosy, cottage feel. The entire house can be let for a few days, weekly, monthly or longer lets during all seasons are available too.