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We really hope you have enjoyed your holiday at Westfield. We would appreciate any feedback you have – good or bad!

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Simon & Louise Nottage

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19 entries.
Calum from Nottingham wrote on 18/09/2018:
We had a fantastic family holiday at Westfield in August 2018. The house is spacious, beautifully decorated with great amenities and wonderful views. We are all keen on wildlife and enjoyed watching dolphins from the bedroom window. A two minute walk to a beautiful beach was the icing on the cake. Our kids loved watching the red squirrels on the feeder. We thoroughly recommend this great holiday home.
Admin Reply by: Arran1
Thank you for your kind feedback. We strive to make Westfield a comfortable base from which to enjoy all Arran has to offer. I'm also slightly jealous having not yet seen dolphins from our house! Will look out for them later this season.We would love to welcome you back for another holiday next year and you might even spot the local otters if you are lucky! Thanks once again Simon
Sue Byford from Swindon wrote on 11/09/2018:
We have just returned from a blissfully relaxing week in Westfield. The location is stunning, and the house is perfect. It is spacious, super-comfy and clean! It is thoughtfully well -equipped throughout. Literally across the road from the beach, which was usually deserted. Sheep in a paddock opposite, and lots of birds at the bird table every day . My little granddaughter was in her element! ! Although, we weren't lucky enough to see the red squirrel. Lots of lovely places to visit, and also eat out. I can recommend The Lighthouse at Pirnmill, and Fiddlers in Brodick. A wonderfully relaxing holiday, and we will definitely be returning.
Admin Reply by: Arran1
Hi Sue Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad that Westfield worked its magic and we would love to welcome you back next year.
Bridget Taylor from Macclesfield wrote on 28/07/2018:
We booked Westfield for only 3 nights at the start of an island hopping tour. When we arrived we wished we were staying for at least a week. A beautifully situated house, very well equipped and stunning views from dawn until sunset. The west side of Arran is quieter than the east; once there you don't need to go anywhere busier as the local shop is well stocked and the local restaurant good. Recommend cycling round the island finishing with Arran ice cream and Arran beer from the shop!
Admin Reply by: Arran1
Hi Bridget. Appreciate your kind comments. We'd love to have you back to stay for a little longer next time - will give you more chance to explore Arrans' hidden treasures! Thanks again for choosing to stay at Westfield.
Grace Whyte from Glasgow wrote on 21/05/2018:
Whitefarland is the perfect place to escape from the city, and Westfield is a home from home with everything you might want or need. Spotless, tastefully decorated, comfortable beds, and the location is a dream. The view over the sea is beautiful and the evening sky is spectacular! The lounge window is like a moving painting. Itโ€™s a beautiful drive to and from Brodick. Nearby are Machrie standing stones which are well worth a visit. Whitefarland beach is lovely. The coastline is stunning, Kings Cave being worth a visit. If you fancy a pamper Auchrannie Spa in Brodick is the place to go. We are vegan and Arran is surprisingly well catered for in that respect. Westfieldโ€™s kitchen is thoughtfully stocked should you forget anything. There is also a local shop in Pirnmill which is friendly and well stocked. The Old Byre nearby hosts a great eatery: Cafe Thyme, which is fantastic, vegan or not. Great play area for kids too. I would not hesitate to recommend Westfield for a family holiday, and hope to return with mine.
Jenny from Edinburgh wrote on 21/05/2018:
Thank you for a wonderful stay in Arran. So relaxing from the moment we arrived and very well stocked with essentials like washing up liquid, cling film etc! The nearby beach was beautiful with vast stretches of sand when the tide was out. Thanks again for a lovely stay!
Mary A from Glasgow wrote on 15/04/2018:
Excellent Holiday Home We have been using cottages for 20 years and this was one of the best equipped houses we have stayed in. Beds comfortable, furniture quality but lived in and suitable for a family. Everything you could need was there. 5 minutes walk to the beach. Garden not suitable for the very young or old but nice seated area at the side of the house that gets the sun. They even had lots of basic supplies should you forget anything - we had to use some of the flour as the shop had no bread 2 days in a row so do bring your supplies, we went lots of nice walks up to the Lochan ( very steep). Machrie standing stones and along the coast. We normally go to Whiting Bay/Kildonan but think we might be converted to this side of the island much quieter and very beautiful. Would definitely recommend this property. The Raeburn gives amazing heat even at low temperature and hot water all day and plenty for a bath no need to use the Immersion heater. There were 5 of us and lots of space for everyone. Seems expensive but when you take off the deposit itโ€™s on a par with similar properties and definitely at the top of the range for comfort slept like a log! The bath room is upstairs so might be an issue for the very young or old. There are stair safety gates excellent for keeping your dog downstairs also! Hope to return and thanks xx
Mrs Hyland wrote on 08/04/2018:
Probably the cleanest, most tastefully decorated and best provided cottage we've stayed in on Arran. The kitchen was a joy to cook in. Five of us stayed on a freezing cold Easter week. The house was beautifully warm - once we'd sussed the oil rayburn. The stove in the lounge was a bonus. Sharing a single bathroom between 5 took a little organisation, but we managed. Had worried that we'd be troubled by traffic - as the main road around the island goes past the front door - but hardly heard or saw a thing, more tractors and buses than cars. Sunsets from front spectacular - and lovely to see the newborn lambs in the field opposite. Even saw a seal in the bay one morning. Shop and restaurant in the village more than met our needs. A true escape from cares and tribulations. A haven of peace.
David and Doreen from Burntwood Staffs wrote on 10/09/2017:
Stayed 2 September. Lovely, well equipped house in beautiful location . Enjoyed our stay . Kept entertained on rainy days by the antics of the little birds at the feeding station outside kitchen window . Also a red squirrel visited us . Would recommend.
Richard and Sarah from Birmingham wrote on 19/08/2017:
This is a lovely self-catering house. We've used many in the past and this is near the top of the list in terms of a. location (perfect views over the Mull of Kintyre) b. equipment (pretty well everything you could want in the kitchen) and c. comfort. It feels more like we're borrowing a home, rather than using an off-the-shelf cottage from one of the bigger companies. Highly recommended.
Fraser A. from Strathaven wrote on 20/07/2017:
Thanks for letting us use your delightful cottage for the week. I never knew Pirnmill had such a great beach. The food in the local restaurant is fantastic โ€“ and you can bring your own booze, brilliant! I think you have the balance absolutely correct. Too many places in Arran crucially for us cannot accommodate our dog. I think you have a niche product and wouldnโ€™t change anything, the large space in the living room and kitchen is perfect for families and dog-loving people who just want to kick back and relax.
Margaret G wrote on 30/06/2017:
Lovely house great location views fantastic . Great location for cycling walking ,sight seeing .Lovely spacious accommodation .Shall definitely return .
Pat and Jeff from Wooler wrote on 22/05/2017:
We did have a very enjoyable week and we were most touched by your kind gift of flowers and wine. The house was very comfortable and we immediately felt at home there. The island was like a blend of the Lake District (Cumbria) and The Dales (Yorkshire) which we both love and we were lucky with the weather so Jeff could play golf and we could explore the little villages and just pootle along the beaches looking for treasure! The house is charming and very well equipped. I have never used a Rayburn before but found it very handy (warming up scones - perfect!) We bought home-cooked frozen meals so once defrosted, bang it in the oven and it slowly warmed right through. Exploring island - delightful. interesting geology. Spotted otter out in front of house. Trip to Kintyre Peninsula. All in all our first experience of Arran and Westfield has been a very enjoyable one. Thank you very much. - Pat. Lovely cottage & location. Thoughtfully appointed throughout. Will extol its virtues to our friends. - Jeff.
Jean from Edinburgh wrote on 09/05/2017:
We had a fantastic stay, the cottage has so much more than the average holiday let and we could easily bake a cake for the first birthday of one of our number. The views are beautiful and lots of kid accessible walks and activities on the island
Susan S from Sheffield wrote on 27/04/2017:
Just wanted to say thank you, Westfield is a fantastic house in a most beautiful location. We were very impressed with the standard of the house and how well equipped it is, it is the perfect holiday home. We were lucky enough to have the little red squirrel visit us most days as well as a wide variety of small birds some of which such as the Red Poll we hadn't seen before. Even our teenage daughters have fallen completely in love with the Isle of Arran, so many beautiful places, amazing walks, an abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery, we were all very reluctant to leave, it really is a very special place.
Chris & Kate Marsh from Chelford wrote on 06/02/2017:
We had a really enjoyable family holiday at Westfield. The property is well equipped with lots of character. The views of the sea and sunsets are beautiful and with only a short 3 minute walk to the beach there is plenty to keep adults and children occupied. We will definitely be going back!
Joan T from Pitlochry wrote on 21/11/2016:
Wonderful sea views and a three minute walk to the beach. Westfield is very comfortable and full of character but what we liked the most were the wonderful sea views. Mealtimes were a pleasure as we watched little fishing boats and the ever-changing Kintyre Peninsular. A three minute walk took us to the beach for a short stroll or we could follow the Arran coastal path over fascinating rock formations. A drive of ten or fifteen minutes took us to a wide range of walks - remote lochans, the King's Cave and the Fairy Dell. After a day in the fresh air it was lovely to get the wood burning stove going and relax . The house was really comfortable and attractive - wish I had a kitchen like that! Oh, and the head chef recommends a slow pot roast in the Rayburn! Wildlife notes: loads of seals, stags locking antlers on the golf course, an eagle being mobbed by ravens and possible otter footprints on the beach. A neighbour says he often sees otters in the field in front of the house. And two red squirrels in the back garden.
Meg and Henry from Alton (Hants) wrote on 23/10/2016:
Our stay at Westfield was fantastic! We had mixed weather but plenty to do! When we arrived, we stopped off at the Co-op on the way to get food for the weekend. We spent our first night enjoying the lovely sea views and sunsets through the window in the lounge - which was extra cosy with the log burner. The first morning, we took our bikes out and had a good ride around the island, starting off in the lovely sunshine but later, getting caught out in some bad weather! We found ourselves at a lovely pub called the Black Grouse- the people were very kind and welcoming given the soggy state we were in! We got back to the cottage which was still toasty from the night before- enjoyed a lovely hot shower in the beautifully decorated bathroom and heated up some soup and rolls in the Rayburn and dried our clothes on the rack hanging above. The kitchen was well stocked and quirky- we were able to play our music on the iPod docking station whilst enjoying our well-deserved soup! The beds are comfortable and cosy- hot water bottles and extra bedding were available if needed and all rooms had beautiful views of the island. The house may be situated on the 'main' road, but in the whole weekend we were there, about 3 cars must have passed the house! The road is narrow which means cars that do come past aren't going very fast. By the edge of the beach across from the cottage, there's a small park for children to play on swings and enjoy beach combing- we found some lovely shells and ended up having a walk right across the beach front. The cottage itself is cosy and welcoming- full of character and is everything you need for a relaxing break! It is stocked with necessary kitchen appliances and for days when the weather is not at it's best, plenty of dvd's available to watch on a big tv! We made use of pretty much everything in the cottage and even baked a cake as we were staying during Easter. Would definitely come again- already looking for dates to go back and would highly recommend!
Jane and David Cole from Macclesfield wrote on 02/09/2016:
Our visit to Westfield exceeded all expectations. Louise and Simon have provided every possible comfort, the cottage is beautifully furnished and with oodles of character. Westfield had been prepared carefully for our arrival: the Rayburn was lit, the larder stocked with essentials, wine and chocolates on the table, logs by the wood burner, tea and coffee, herbs and spices... everything you could possibly need. As regular explorers of the island themselves, Louise and Simon are very knowledgeable about activities and places to visit. When we booked we were provided not only with lots of information about walks, cycle routes, beaches, tourist spots etc. but also advice about where to spot otters/ seals/ deer/ red squirrels; the best place to eat lobster (Creeleโ€™rs!) and where to go horse riding. Whatever your particular interest, do ask Louise and Simon and they will be able to help. We stayed at Westfield for a week and filled each day with a different activity, yet still found time to relax in beautiful surroundings. As our holiday came to an end we knew we wanted to return to explore further. The island is so beautiful and to see it in different seasons is now on our โ€˜to do โ€˜list in the future. To return to Westfield will feel like returning to see an old friend. Thank you so much Louise and Simon. You have created a real haven to feed the senses and the soul. Jane and David Cole, Macclesfield
Beth, Jamie, Freddie and Theo Beazley from Dunkeld wrote on 16/04/2016:
To Louise and Simon, Just a wee note to say a HUGE thank you for sharing Westfield with us. We had a super holiday - the cottage and island are fantastic! You've made it a very special place to spend some quality time. We look forward to getting back for another holiday! Beth, Jamie, Freddie and Theo Beazley