Getting to Arran couldn’t be easier. You can drive to Ardrossan Harbour or if you want to use public transport there are great rail links directly to Ardrossan Harbour. Please view the Caledonian MacBrayne website which provides detailed information on how to get to Ardrossan Harbour including the ferry timetable.
The crossing by car ferry from Ardrossan Harbour to Brodick is served by the large and modern MV Caledonian Isles which has a range of on-board facilities including the Mariners cafeteria for meals and snacks, the Coffee Cabin, The Still Bar, Gift Shop and various comfortable lounges. The crossing takes 45 minutes, and it is advisable to book in advance if you are planning to bring a car to the island.
In addition an alternative route is to get the ferry from Claonaig to Lochranza, at the north end of Arran, which takes 30 minutes. No advance booking is necessary on this sailing as you can buy a ticket on board.
The Isle of Arran has a very efficient bus service which meets the Ferry at Brodick and runs on a regular basis. There are two routes: one bus heads North to Lochranza and the other bus heads South through Lamlash. the house is conveniently on a bus route for easy access to the Island without a car.
Mulberry is situated in the pretty coastal village of Lamlash, which is located on the east coast of the Isle of Arran between Brodick and Whiting bay, facing the beautiful and historic Holy Isle. The house is on a main bus route. The house is ideally located as it is a short, flat walk to the beach and all amenities. It nestles within a large wrap around garden adjacent to the historical row of cottages, Murray Terrace, built by the Duke of Hamilton for the estate workers.
Put in directions and map location of the house Lamlash is the largest village on Arran and as well as a supermarket there are also individual shops selling local produce and crafts. There is an excellent choice of restaurants, bistros, pubs and delicious coffee and cake shops to suit different tastes and needs. In addition there is an Indian take-away and a local bakers. From Lamlash pier you can take a ferry to Holy Isle or an exhilarating wildlife and sightseeing tour to Ailsa Craig – you might even spot a dolphin or a basking shark on the way. Seals are often seen sunning themselves close to the shore and a large part of the bay is a No Take Zone (NTZ).
You can just relax and enjoy the lovely beach and scenery or if you are looking for a more active holiday there are plenty of opportunities. There are also lots of wonderful walks around the village including joining the stunning Arran Coastal Way. Lamlash is ideally situated for all amenities, including play areas and not forgetting the beautiful front green of the village. There is also a regular bus service around the island.
On leaving the ferry terminal, turn left at the main road and proceed over the hill to Lamlash. Carry on through Lamlash, passing the church and over the bridge. Mulberry is situated 300 yards on the left.