Why visit Arran in the winter?

Winter is a very special time to visit Dougarie Estate.

As the crisp Autumn leaves give way to the gentle embrace of winter, the estate transforms into a magical wonderland. From breathtaking landscapes to cosy moments by the fire, this season offers a perfect time to escape into one of our beautiful holiday homes.

With less visitors, Arran really is a perfect place to escape during the winter months. Unwind and switch off from the daily grind with the snow-capped peaks of Goat Fell and the surrounding hills. There are so many reasons to visit Arran in winter but here are our top 5…

1. Outdoor Adventures

For those who relish the thrill of outdoor activities, winter on Arran offers a host of possibilities. Dougarie Estate’s grounds provide a playground for sporting activities. Whether it’s long walks on the hill, shooting, or braving a chilly wild swim, there’s an adventure for everyone at Dougarie! And for those seeking a more leisurely pace, a tipple by the fire is always an option…

2. Cosy Evenings

After a day of exploring, there’s nothing like returning to the warmth and comfort of our charming holiday homes. They offer a perfect retreat, complete with crackling fires, plush blankets, and beautiful views. Embrace the true spirit of winter by sipping on a hot toddy, reading a book by the fire, or simply unwinding with family and friends. 

3. The Best Sunsets

Sunsets are always best on the West but especially over winter. The clear, crisp air makes the stunning sunset colours show up vividly. And in the winter, the sun sets at a different angle, meaning we can see the sunset for a longer time! You can find out exactly when sunset will be on Time and Date.

4. Connect With Nature

Over winter, Arran offers a unique opportunity to reconnect with nature and with yourself. There’s something special about watching the night draw in, listening to the soothing sound of winter winds.

No emails, phone calls, notifications, traffic, or crowds. 

Just you, family, friends, and nature.

5. The Northern Lights!

With a little bit of luck, and a clear and cloudless night, you just might get to experience the spectacular show of the Northern Lights over Arran in greens, pinks, and blues.

Even if luck isn’t on your side, stargazing on Arran in the darker winter months is an experience that won’t disappoint.

If you’re coming to stay at Dougarie Estate and hope to see the Northern Lights, you can check for Aurora alerts – here.

If you visit us over the winter months, we promise that you’ll leave Dougarie Estate feeling recharged. Find out more about our holiday homes and book now via the button below.