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B&B Arran



Cruickshanks is a luxury 5-Star Boutique B&B based on Arran and has been awarded the AA Scottish Guest Accommodation of the Year.

Boutique bed and breakfast in Whiting Bay, Arran. A peaceful and intimate base from which to explore everything that the Island has to offer. With hosts to make you comfortable and advise on whatever activities take your fancy.

The former farmhouse is located above the village of Whiting Bay with commanding sea views over the Firth of Clyde; a perfect base for a peaceful island break. Whiting Bay Village lies 8 miles south along the coastal route from the main port of Brodick. It has three eateries within walking distance and a further five in the village of Lamlash 10 minutes drive away.

Cruickshanks is a place of tranquillity and relaxation. For the comfort of all our guests, we do not take children or pets. We are non-smoking throughout the house and grounds.

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Unique Breakfast

Our aim is to offer the ideal start to your day with locally sourced fresh produce from Arran and throughout Scotland.

Garden Access

Enjoy our well-established spacious garden, equipped with garden furniture providing peaceful outdoor relaxation.

High Speed Internet

High Speed Internet is offered throughout the property with dedicated Wi-Fi access points in each bedroom.

En Suite Rooms

Each of our bedrooms are en-suite and are self-contained with comfortable seating and boasting impressive amenities.

EV Charger Access

Cruickshanks has an EV charging point on our premises and is therefore able to offer our guests access to a EV charging facility.

Stunning Scenery

Arran is blessed with stunning scenery: mountains, lowlands, rocky bays, beaches and expansive sea views.

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Rooms & Suites

We have four rooms on offer, each quite different in character, but all carefully designed to provide a restful, comfortable and self-contained space.


When constructing and decorating these we took care to ensure that all are equipped to the same high standard but as you would expect from rooms in a traditional building the layout in each is quite different; all contain large double beds and two can be re-configured as ‘twin rooms’ containing two well-proportioned single beds.

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Discover Arran

Often described as 'Scotland in miniature', Arran is a place where you can find a little bit of everything you’d ever want from a Scottish Island.

Beautiful Walks

There is something for everyone with a wide range of terrain from the casual stroll to challenging mountains


Arran has considerable variety, off-road and on. Bring your own or rent; both conventional hybrid and E-bikes available. 


Those with an interest in Golf are well catered for with 7 courses of varying character distributed around the island.


Discover the beaches of Arran and get a different perspective on the island by kayak with experienced local guides and all equipment provided.

Whisky Tours & Tasting

There are two distilleries on Arran: Lochranza in the North and Lagg in the South; each offer tours and tastings.

Stunning Wildlife

Golden eagle, red-deer, harbour seals and red-deer can all be seen on Arran as well as porpoise, dolphins, whales, basking sharks and hen harrier.

What Our Guests Think

Our four night stay at Cruickshanks exceeded all expectations. Nan and Rob are incredibly warm and attentive hosts. They've thought of every detail to make one's stay not only comfortable, but also special. The quality of the rooms and ameneties was top notch, including a delicious breakast menu, afternoon tea, and a fire laid in the evening to enjoy view over the sea.

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The Cruickshanks Gazette

People visit Arran for many reasons and we are only too pleased to share the many things that we have learned since moving here a decade ago.

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