Local Amenities

Local Amenities include everything for the discerning visitor to Arran. The village of Lamlash can boast many fine services and shops - all within easy walking distance of Doricmorr.
There are several shops in Lamlash which cater for most of your needs whilst you are staying at Doricmorr. They include a small but well-stocked Co-op supermarket with internal Post Office, newsagents, dispensing chemist, doctor's surgery and health clinic, hardware shop, and several others.

The pubs in Lamlash all have their unique ambience and offer visitors the chance to mingle with local residents and enjoy the various local bands who often play in the pubs. Our favourite is the Drift Inn, especially in the summer as the view from the beer garden across to Holy Isle and the yachts moored up alongside the pub is breathtaking.


Eating out in Lamlash is no problem, as the P-H-T, Drift Inn, Glenisle and Lamlash Bay Hotel all serve good food. 

For the younger ones in your party, there are several playparks in Lamlash (in fact the closest swing to the house is only about 50 yards away!). We have also started a kind of "Wellie Bank" in the house in case you forget your own. There are usually fishing nets, buckets and spades etc, in the utility room, and many guests comment that their days were spent relaxing in the sun lounge listening to some soothing music on the Sonos system, whilst watching their young charges spending hours pottering on the beach and around the rock pools - all within yards of their parents in the lounge!!

Sports: In the village there are loads of sports facilities, including tennis courts (hardcourt), putting green in the summer, bowling green, golf course, and of course all the usual facilities surrounding the Lamlash pier. Boats (self driven!) can be hired for a turn round the bay, or chartered with a skipper for a fishing trip, and Johnsons chandlery at the top of the pier provides a full range of fishing, yachting and diving supplies - as well as a great range of gifts to take home to those who couldn't come over on your trip. There is also a very active sailing club which offers tuition.

If you feel like a trip in to the "Big Smoke" known as Brodick, there are several local taxi companies. We would recommend booking them well in advance, and our local driver is Isla MacDonald, who has vehicles ranging from standard cars through to 7 seat minibuses. Isla will charge around £10 for a standard car to get you into Brodick. She is also more than happy to collect you from the ferry and take you to Doricmorr if you are not taking a car onto the island. Her number is 01770 600903.

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