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Welcome to The Summer House

at Knockankelly Farm -


the summer house

Home of Knockankelly Wensleydales!

Knockankelly Farm is a small traditional livestock farm on the beautiful Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland. 

Arran is the most southerly of the Scottish Islands and benefits from the gulf stream which makes the climate very mild.  The island is often described as Scotland in miniature with everything from high mountains in the north to lush farmland in the south.

Here at Knockankelly Farm, we welcome visitors to our self-catering cottage "The Summer House",  cyclists, bikers and walkers are all particularly welcome and we have facilities on site to wash and store mountain bikes, after a good hard day on the mountain bike trails that run right by our doorstep, we can also dry and warm wet outdoor gear, ready for the next day whether you are cycling, travelling by motorbike or walking.

Check out for descriptions and maps for both Mountain and road bike routes on Arran.

As well as breeding and selling native Galloway Cattle, we also have our Wensleydale Sheep - the only ones on the Island - they produce the most gorgeous lustre fleece which is in great demand for hand knitting, and spinning.  You can also spin the raw fleece yourself, if you would like to do the whole project from the sheep to you, but be warned, this is not a fleece for beginner spinners - I know, I have tried it! 

Follow our link on the left side of this page to find out more about the woolly jumpers and their fleece!

 If you would prefer a more leisurely break on Arran, then why not spend some time travelling around the Island and sampling some of our wonderful local food and drink, and discovering some of our many craftworkers.  We have a Brewery at Cladach which is just outside Brodick, right next door to Brodick Castle gardens.  It is also just around the corner from Home Farm, where you will find Arran Aromatics, who now sell their products worldwide.  

You will also find, on your travels around the Island, cheese, chocolate, baking, jewellery, artwork in many forms, whisky and great eating places, serving local produce.  You will also find Brodick Castle, gardens and country park and the museum plus countless outdoor activities, (and plenty of indoor activities in case of the odd bad weather day!) - enjoy exploring!

You can see the sights and follow the taste and craft trails at the same time!


Contact us by using the link on the left of this page or

by phone:  01770-700649

e-mail: or by writing to us at:

Knockankelly Farm, Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran.  KA27 8RQ


Site Last Updated - 13/01/2018
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