Isle of Cumbrae Holiday Cottages

Escape for a romantic getaway or a relaxing short break on the idyllic Isle of Cumbrae, a small island in the Firth of Clyde off Scotland's west coast. This charming island beckons visitors with its serene atmosphere, spectacular sea view, breathtaking scenery, and a sense of tranquillity that invites relaxation and rejuvenation. Explore the beauty of Cumbrae's coastline, with its pristine sandy beaches and inviting crystal-clear waters. Take leisurely walks along the shore, breathe in the fresh sea air, and revel in the peace and quiet that envelops the island. The Isle of Cumbrae may be small in size, but it offers big rewards for those seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's known for its incredible walking and cycling opportunities, and for being the home of the smallest cathedral in Britain. Looking for a unique coastal getaway in Scotland? Whether it's a cosy cottage with sea views or a luxury lodge near the beach, we've got you covered with our selection of self-catering accommodation and holiday rentals on the Isle of Cumbrae.

Millport harbour on the Isle of Cumbrae in Ayrshire, Scotland

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Things to do in the Isle of Cumbrae on your holiday in Scotland

Stay in the scenic town of Millport...
The Isle of Cumbrae, also known as Great Cumbrae, lies on the Ayrshire coast and is only four miles long and two miles wide. The accessible island is reached via ferry from the mainland town of Largs in North Ayrshire, just to the west of Glasgow. This pocket-sized island is a perfect destination for a remote getaway. Visit the charming town of Millport, the island's main hub, with its Victorian architecture, cosy cafes and welcoming locals. Explore the local museum, learn about the island's rich maritime history, and enjoy delicious ice cream while strolling along the promenade that curves around the bay. Millport town is also home to Britain's smallest cathedral, the Cathedral of the Isles, completed in 1851. Our accommodation in Millport offers you a prime location on this delightful Scottish island. Book a romantic retreat in a sea view apartment or a luxury lodge with space for families and friends to holiday in style.

Embrace nature with outdoor pursuits...
Discover the rugged beauty of the island's countryside, where rolling hills and meadows await exploration. For sports enthusiasts, there are some great walking and cycling routes, with stunning views of the North Ayrshire coasts and neighbouring Isle of Bute. Rent a bike and cycle around the island's coastal road, enjoying spectacular views of the seafront. If you prefer to be out on the water, then there is ample opportunity to try your hand at yachting, dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, and all manner of paddlesports, including kayaking, open canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding. Whatever type of activity you're into, Cumbrae really is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. As the island is so small, its easy to access the very best of coast and country from any one of our Cumbrae holiday rentals.

Discover rich wildlife and diverse landscapes...
Cumbrae is a haven for wildlife, with numerous bird species, especially seabirds such as gulls, puffins and cormorants spotted along the coast. Keep your eyes peeled for common and grey seals basking on the rocks or swimming near the shore, and if you're really lucky, you might even spot dolphins and porpoises. As you explore the Cumbrae coastline, look out for Crocodile Rock, an intriguing rock formation along the shores that resembles a crocodile from certain angles (don't worry, there aren't any real crocodiles about!) Away from the seafront, Cumbrae's rolling hills and meadows are home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, with vibrant wildflowers and various species of butterflies and insects springing to life in the warmer months. Immerse yourself in nature, appreciate the island's biodiversity and savour moments of tranquillity in this peaceful setting.

Sea views on the Isle of Cumbrae in Ayrshire, Scotland