Our Story

Our Story
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Our Story

We appreciate not everybody may be¬† interested, but if you are – we are happy to share.ūüėÉ

Barbara’s family moved to The Sheilin in Corriegills in 1968. The Owners before them had run it as a eating place and had a barn on the grounds where they held dances and had live music. These seem to have been quite legendary if you speak to the locals and we still have people coming to this day asking if this is the place where the dances/music was held as they have a memory or a story to tell. Sadly the barn was blown down in a storm just before Barbara‚Äôs Mum and Dad bought it. However Barbara‚Äôs parents still ran The Sheilin through the years as a Tearoom, B&B, and self catering before they retired. Their most famous guests were the band Slade who stayed when they were performing a gig in Lamlash Hall in September 1971 alongside Thin Lizzy and Nazareth. Barbara‚Äôs claim to fame is Noddy and Dave babysat her and her cousin during their stay¬† – now I bet you can’t claim that one! ‚Ķ.. Or maybe you can!

 The Pods came about as we were looking to move back to Arran and wanted to create a unique destination for adults only in a stunning location, just one mile from the ferry in Brodick. Primarily we wanted to combine the best of  a boutique hotel, with the added benefit of self catering facilities. To provide a genuine quality alternative for couples and their beloved pets, with their own personal space outside and high end luxury inside, all set in our unique location in Corriegills. Set three hundred feet above sea level with glorious sea views to the north ensuring glorious sunrises and stunning views to the Goat Fell to the west.

The pods were ordered¬† 6th Dec 2020, but due to Covid and all the repercussions of that in¬† terms of labour and material shortages we finally took delivery on January 10th 2022. A very stressful,¬† and challenging time – particularly getting them over to the island – for which we extend our huge thanks to Calmac Ferries.¬† I can’t believe we actually got them here- that’s another huge thankyou to Armitage Groundworks and¬† Struan especially for getting the pods up to Corriegills. The pods wouldn’t fit up the lane on the lorries and had to be craned off at the pier and towed up here behind a tractor. Then the work began to get the infrastructure in place, landscaping, planting and turfing all ready for our opening at the end of May 2022.¬†

Phew! and here we are !ūüėÖ

Our Mission

To make Raven’s Gully one of the premier luxury adult only pod accommodations in Scotland. Ensuring our guests have the best experience possible, with friendly customer service Рwithout being intrusive. We really do believe that nothing is too much trouble.

Our Moto - ‚ÄúArrive as guests, Leave as Family‚ÄĚ

Our Vision

To provide an exclusive boutique hotel experience for adults only in a bespoke luxury, self catering pod surrounded by nature in an idyllic tranquil setting.

Frequently Asked

We are open all year round.

Ravens Gully offers a new glamping experience on the Isle Of Arran . Bespoke custom built boutique glamping accommodation for adults only, visiting our lovely island. Our pods are the most environmentally efficient units with home automation systems, electric blinds and much more, probably the smartest pods in the country!

The concept was to provide a boutique hotel room set in a unique location. Specifically designed for grown ups, to enjoy a tranquil stay. With the luxury of a high end hotel,but located in a unique location ¬†three hundred feet above sea level ,ensuring a ¬†peaceful stay with outstanding views. Without the coming and going of lots of hotel guests, or staff disturbance, to get away from ¬†soulless hotel rooms or b&b’s and have the facility to cook if you want to sit out in your own private space,with own seating areas outside and secure petfrienly garden area – ¬†to provide a space for our guests¬† to enjoy your you time at your pace. ¬†¬†

  • Spacious 300sqft,¬†
  • Superbly constructed with high ¬†Thermal values ensuring they are cozy and warm Class 2+3 down to –
  • Clad in RED Cedar.¬†
  • Luxurious fitted with spacious bathrooms and kitchen¬†

Absolutely no problem- just contact us to arrange your pickup date ,times etc and then  text us when you are on the ferry and we will be happy to collect you.

We have included everything we would wish to find on holiday if we went away ourselves. Wherever we can we try to add personal touches and innovative solutions. On your arrival you will find  a complimentary welcome hamper and a bottle of prosecco chiling in the fridge ready for your arrival

Ooh yes! You are in for a treat! We have a carefully selected special extras selection for you and your partner we think you are going to love! We even have an extra special selection for your treasured pet, after all it’s their special getaway too!.¬†
But if there is anything we have not thought of and you’d like to chat to us about, then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at [email protected] and we will do our best to help you.
Yes please! We are dog lovers/owners ourselves and appreciate what a big part of the family they are. Your beloved pet will get a complimentary welcome hamper of their very own full of goodies. We also offer an extra special pet menu service especially for your treasured pet. Outside we make sure they and you have your own private, securely gated and fenced area to relax and enjoy.

Check in time is 4.00pm and check out time is 10.00 am.
If you require collection from the ferry please contact us on 01770307267.

Check in time is 4.00pm and check out time is 10.00 am.
If you require collection from the ferry please contact us on 01770307267.

If you have a special occasion in mind, perhaps a birthday, engagement, proposal, anniversary, anything special you might wish to celebrate or just want to surprise your partner, please contact us and we will do our very best to make it happen.

Yes we have a ZAPPI Р7kW charger (LINK) with tethered cable  to charge your vehicle

Barbara and I have raised three children Рwe have the grey hairs to prove it!  We also remember all too well the welcome relief to escape for a few days without the kids or to escape to an adult only retreat. RG is a very tranquil, peaceful place. We therefore decided early on to maintain that peace and tranquility and to create somewhere for our guests to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life! We purposely chose not to have too many pods on site, and to position them carefully to give each one the best view over the bay and the privacy  to relax and unwind. We hope you love it as much as we do!

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected]. We are here to make your stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

Our Luxury Pods

Adults Only
Sleeps 2
Pet Friendly

Dhunan

Adults Only

Sleeps 2
Pet Friendly

Dunfion

Adults Only

Sleeps 2

Dundhu

Paw Star Dog Martini

CHICKEN & PASSIONFRUIT ALCOHOL-FREE DOG DRINK · 150ML 

Storage

A complimentary pet food for dogs over 12 weeks old
Shake well
Once open refrigerate and consume within 3 days

Ingrediants

Water, Molasses, Coconut sugar, Preservatives (Sea salt, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid), Chicken flavour, Vanilla flavour, Passion fruit flavour

Analytical Constituents

Protein 0.1% · Fat content 0.2% · Inorganic content 0.1% · Crude fibre 0.2%

Celebration Balloons - £20.00 info

Celebration Balloons

An array of helium filled celebration balloons to celebrate birthday, anniversary, honeymoon or any special occasion. We are happy to discuss your ideas with you and create those special memories.

£20

Dogs Welcome

One small to medium sized dog is welcome in our Dunfion and Dhunan Pods. They even get their very own welcome hamper to help them settle in. This includes feeding bowl, water bowl, poop bags, drying mitts, fluffy blanket, pet first aid kit and tasty dog treat made right here on the island at the Arran Dog Bakery. All have been road tested and approved by our very own fur baby Vinnie.  

Each of our pet friendly pods also has its very own secure garden allowing you to sit back and enjoy the view knowing your dog is safe.

Special Occasions

To celebrate that special occasion or just to celebrate your stay with us, we would love to help you give that special moment to you and your partner.

Please contact Barbara & Andy on [email protected] let us know your thoughts, what the occasion is, any ideas you may have, your budget and we would love to work with you and go through what we can do for you to make your stay here even more special.

You might like Flowers, local handmade chocolates, a Special bottle of Moet, Celebration Balloons, special meat or cheese platters or a selection of Arran beers chilling in the fridge.

E-Bike Hire

Here at Ravens Gully we try wherever possible to combine sustainability and luxury. Growing in popularity over recent years, e-Bikes are great fun to ride and give you the chance to explore the island in an independent and environmentally friendly way.

Get in touch using our contact form via the link below or email us at [email protected] to book.

£40 per day per bike including helmet, bike lock and panniers. 

James of Arran Chocolates (Small) £22.85 info

James of Arran Chocolates

Beautifully hand crafted by James of Arran Chocolates on the island. Luxury Scottish chocolate gifts for all tastes, from white, milk & dark chocolate to caramel, truffles, pralines etc.

( NB.Ideally please order when you book your stay, as a min of 10 days notice is required as these are hand made to order)

Medium £22.85

Large £34.85

Arran Gold Malt Cream Liqueur

Arran Gold is in our opinion one of the best cream liqueurs in the world. Absolutely delicious from start to finish. It is made with Arran Single Malt Whisky which makes a real difference in terms of flavour. The nose has warm, melted toffee and lashings of double cream. The taste is beautifully sweet with vanilla, toffee, cream and a hint of chocolate. Wonderful stuff

£26

A Selection of 3 Arran Beers

A selection of three of Arran Breweries most popular beers, presented in a gift box. Locally produced and bottled in Brodick. Selected from the Isle of Arran Brewery range including the light, refreshing Arran Blonde for a warm summer’s day, or a slightly nutty Red Squirrel , or even a warming Clyde Puffer oatmeal stout to cosy up with next to the firepit.

£18

Mo√ęt & Chandon Brut Imp√©rial Champagne

You don‚Äôt need to be an F1 champion to justify opening a bottle of Mo√ęt et Chandon Brut Imp√©rial but doing so is enough to make anyone feel extra special.

£68

e-Bike Hire

Electrify your stay.

Here at Ravens Gully we try wherever possible to combine sustainability and luxury, we are also thinking of those who want to discover the island of Arran  by bicycle. Growing in popularity over recent years, e-Bikes are great fun to ride and give our guests the chance to explore the island in an independent and environmentally friendly way. Guests can now rent  electric bikes and set off to discover the Island  from a whole new perspective.

£40 per day

includes helmet, bike lock and panniers. We have a limited number of e bikes available to hire – please contact Andy or Barbara directly to check availability and reserve yours.

Bark Brew Dog Beer

CHICKEN FLAVOUR ALCOHOL-FREE DOG DRINK · 150ML

Storage

A complimentary pet food for dogs over 12 weeks old
Shake well
Once open refrigerate and consume within 3 days

Ingrediants

Water, Malt extract, Molasses, Preservatives (Sea salt, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid), Chicken flavour

Analytical Constituents

Protein 0.1% · Fat content 0.2% · Inorganic content 0.1% · Crude fibre 0.2%

Say it with Flowers (Medium Bouquet) £35.00 info

Say it with Flowers

(please NB.Ideally order when you book your stay, as a min of 10 days notice is required )

Medium £35

Large £48

Bark Burgers - £2.95 info

Bark Burgers

Storage

A complimentary pet food for dogs over 12 weeks old.
Feed as an occasional treat or reward.
Always ensure drinking water is available.
Store in a cool, dry place

Ingrediants

Beef, Chicken, Potato, Vegetables, Cheese, Herbs, Minerals.

Analytical Constituents

Protein 44% · Fat content 25% · Inorganic content 6% · Crude fibre 7%

Bark Bangers - £2.95 info

Bark Bangers

Storage

A complimentary pet food for dogs over 12 weeks old.
Feed as an occasional treat or reward.
Always ensure drinking water is available.
Store in a cool, dry place

Ingrediants

Chicken 70%, Beef meal, Potato, Minerals. Additives: Preservative sodium metabisulphite

Analytical Constituents

Protein 44% · Fat content 16% · Inorganic content 11% · Crude fibre 1%

Sunday Roast Treat Pot

Storage

A complimentary pet food for dogs over 12 weeks old.
Feed as an occasional treat or reward.
Always ensure drinking water is available.
Store in a cool, dry place

Ingrediants

Pea flour, Oats, Lamb meal, Carrot, Rapeseed oil, Mixed herbs, Mint

Analytical Constituents

Protein 14% · Fat content 13% · Inorganic content 4% · Crude fibre 1%

Arran Dog Bakery Biscuits

Carrot Cake Cookies

PEOPLE LOVE CARROT CAKE! Arran Dog Bakery have created their own doggie version of it! These biscuits smell almost as good as they taste!

Ingrediants

Carrot, Cinnamon, Oats, Flour, Coconut Oil. Typical Analysis per 100g: Protein: 10.7%, Oil: 8.9%, Ash: 1.4%, Fibre: 2.9%

Roast Dinner Dog Bowl

Storage

A complimentary pet food for dogs over 12 weeks old.
Feed as an occasional treat or reward.
Always ensure drinking water is available.
Store in a cool, dry place

Ingrediants

FOOD Chicken 55%, Sweet potato, Peas, Potato, Beet pulp, Linseed, Omega 3 supplement, Vitamins & Minerals, Vegetable stock, Mixed herbs, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS)

DRUMSTICK Chicken breast, Rice, Soy protein, Potato starch, Calcium carbonate, Glycerine, Vegetable oil, Gelatine, Salt

SAUSAGE Chicken 70%, Beef meal, Potato, Minerals

SIDES Dried Peas & Carrots

Analytical Constituents

Protein 27% · Fat content 14% · Inorganic content 8% · Crude fibre 4%

Fish & Chips Dog Bowl

DRIED SPRATS, SWEET POTATO FRIES & PEAS on a bed of SALMON & TROUT DOG FOOD · NET WT. 120G

Storage

A complimentary pet food for dogs over 12 weeks old.
Feed as an occasional treat or reward.
Always ensure drinking water is available.
Store in a cool, dry place

Ingrediants

FOOD Salmon & Trout, Sweet potato, Peas, Potato, Beet pulp, Linseed, Minerals, Omega 3, Vegetable stock, Asparagus, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS)

CHIPS Sweet potato, Vegetable oil

SIDES Dried Sprats & Peas

Chocolate Celebration Bottles - £32.00 info

Chocolate Celebration Bottle

Handmade by James of Arran Chocolatier , bespoke and decorated with the guests message and containing Arran Gold chocolates. (NB: Please Ideally order when you book your stay, as a min of 14 days notice is required as these are made and decorated to your requirements).

Only £32.00