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'Hygge' feels on Arran this autumn

Updated: Oct 1, 2022

Its feeling a little bit chilly don’t you think? As summer draws to a close and autumn is fast approaching it is time to feel cosy and content, and we believe Arran is the perfect place just to do that, as it becomes alight in autumnal colour. From orange peaks to golden leaf strewn paths- if you have ever had the opportunity of seeing Arran in autumn, you will know that it is a sight to be seen and a warming opportunity to experience the originally Danish concept of ‘hygge’,

You may be asking just what is hygge? You’re sure to have experienced it and definitely craving more. Encompassing a feeling of complete contentment, warmth, cosiness and comfort, hygge can be felt as a feeling. Derived from the Danish language the concept of hygge is open to interpretation however, it has a deep association to seasonal food, drinks and times shared with our closest. Perhaps for you it may be a cosy read as you hear the rain outside, a crisp walk with a hot coffee in hand or heart-warming food. Below we have concocted 5 hygge experiences which we think will trigger cosy warm feelings this autumn.

1- A crisp autumnal walk

Imagine, there is a chill in the air, a condensation of your breath and everything feels a little bit chilly. However, you have dressed for the weather in cosy wear and want to explore this warming season of autumn. Then a walk on Arran is a sure to meet your desires.

· Take a stroll through Glencloy, walking aside to the river hearing the water rush downstream as you walk amongst falling leaves and strewn autumnal paths.

· Walk the Brodick castle country park where nature meets acquainted architecture that could be mistaken for a fairy-tale setting. Visit the Bavarian hut where you will find it walled with acorns in intricate patterns bringing a cosy shelter from some of the seasonal elements.

2- The botanical gin shack

A visit to the Arran Botanical gin is sure to bring on a feeling of comfort and warmth. Step inside the ‘Gin Lab’ which is decorated in warming texture and hip furniture. Enjoy a botanical experience as you watch the beach and sea from inside this cosy cabin.

3- Retreats

Stay at our eco-friendly retreats to experience ultimate hygge feels. Set within Glencloy these secluded retreats will take you away and bring you to your very own hideaway. Relax on the sofa and enjoy the crackling of the log burning fire as you watch the Glen go by. Take your hygge outdoors and have a soak in your very own outside hot bath where the only people watching are the grazing sheep from the field in front.

4- Lounge and fire

Grab a book and head to our house hotel lounge set within cosy décor and exquisite furnishings where you will slip into total relaxation. Grab a drink and watch the world go by overlooking our gardens as the open fire roars away creating total bliss.

5- Forest with Library

For a full autumnal yet different experience a trip to Eas Mor will not disappoint. Nestled on the south of the Island is Eas Mor a looped forest walk which includes a waterfalled valley aligned with trees and an abundance of ecology. Climb the valley and be with nature whilst admiring quirks such as the hut housing a library. Get with nature here and explore this ecological park bursting with quirks.

For a truly hygge feeling this autumn book your stay on Arran with auchrannie. visit or Call our reservations team on +44 (0) 1770 302 234. Prefer email? send us an email to with any queries.

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