IvyBank is situated in the centre of the village, facing the village green, Lamlash Bay and Holy Isle, 2 minutes’ walk from the pier, with a round-the-island bus service stop practically at the door. Amenities include Post Office, small Co-op supermarket, Newsagent, Pharmacy and gift shops. There are 3 village pubs, 2 tea-rooms and a boutique hotel with restaurant. Close to Lamlash Yacht Club, Tennis Courts and a testing 18-hole golf course. Seals, otters and a wide variety of sea birds are to be seen in Lamlash Bay. This bay, thanks to COAST (Community or Arran Seabed Trust), has been designated a no-take zone for fishing and thus offers a unique opportunity for divers. Ideally located for coastal walks as well as woodland walks and easy access to the high mountains.
TV Stars in IvyBank
Do you know the film “The Missing Postman” with James Bolan? It was rated “the best tv drama of the year” in 1997 by the Daily Telegraph. Part of the film is set on Arran and filming was done in our Ivybank B&B which is called “Harbour View” in the film. We enjoyed the film, perhaps you will also like it.
Lamlash is located on the east coast of Arran between Brodick and Whiting Bay and sits in a bay facing the beautiful and historic Holy Isle. It is the largest village on Arran and home to a golf club, a yacht club, a supermarket and offers its residents and visitors a fine choice of pubs, restaurants and accommodation. You can find more information on the Lamlash website.
See what lies beneath the waves in front of our door. If you are interested in the much varied array of sealife in Arran’s coastal waters, Gus Robson’s website with its fantastic underwater photography is a must. Gus shows with his photos that the so often cold, grey surface belies the fact of the vibrant, colourful inhabitants below… Have fun visiting his website Arran Sealife
The Isle of Arran, Scotland is one of the most southerly Scottish island and sits in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre. Arran is 19 miles long by 10 miles wide but has a remarkable diversity of landscapes and seascapes. The pretty villages on Arran’s beautiful coastline are complemented by a rugged and mountainous interior in the north and green rolling hills and woodland in the south. Whether you’re looking to get away from it all, have an action-packed break, visit friends & family or just uncover the hidden delights, there is something here for everyone; Arran really does have something for everyone.