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Bucket list wish list

I’m hoping someone can help me identify whether this dream exists in reality:

- self catering cottage available for weekends or longer 
- sitting right by a white sandy beach
- on the west coast of Scotland
- within 3 hours drive of Bearsden
- would be staying alone with two small kids so not isolated or spooky
- lots of things to do for kids. 
- nearby village or town
- the interior of the place modern and pretty 

does such a place exist ? Or shall I keep in dreaming ?

thanks in advance


  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    Am coming up empty. The closest truly whitesand beaches I can think of is Arisaig but that is more than 3 hours driving. Saltcoats / Ardossan South Beach also seemed like a good option as they are more likely to have modern self catering cottages and are also a stones throw from Arran (which is filled with activities but does not have white sand beaches by itself) but the sand is more yellow than white. I haven't looked for suitable cottages but did stay in a superb B&B on Corrie, Arran and it had perfectly modern fittings so I am guessing it won't be that hard to find (atleast in Ayrshire)
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