Testimonials

Thank you to all our past guests for taking the time to write these positive reviews. If you would like to add your review here then please contact us.

A lovely bright airy ‘Barn’ to feel very comfortable in during storm Ali & some rainy days! So enjoyed our time here- wonderful sea views & Ailsa Craig in & out of the mist. Great Collie to watch playing and v. friendly – lots of strokes! We are coming back in May! Great warm welcome and enjoyed the scones! Wonderful east coast to explore beaches and wild seas – Kildonan Hotel bar great views. Blackwaterfoot sandy beach lovely to walk round to King’s Cave. Lots to do…….ran out of time. Lorrie & Graham, September 2018 – The Barn

Amazing place to stay, we have really enjoyed our time on Arran and seeing lots of amazing wildlife. Great place to stay to get everywhere. Looking forward to coming back soon. David, Emma, Jessica & Hollie, September 2018 – The Barn

Had such a lovely time on our first visit to Arran. Loved staying at the Barn, a really warm welcome from Lynne & family, we don’t want to leave – thank you so much. Julie, Tim, Molly & Gabriel, Essex, August 2018 – The Barn

Great place to stay – lovely warm, light living area. Loads of great walks and beaches to go with the kids. Thanks for the warm welcome and walking advice, Glen Iorsa – great recommendation, Thanks. Stephen, Becky, Joseph & William, Manchester, August 2018 – The Barn

Our first time in Arran & we’ve had a blast. A big ‘Thank you’ to Lynne & Tom who have made us feel very welcome & shared some recommendations with us. Loved the views of Ailsa Craig & the surrounding hills. Some of the highlights (with 2 kids under 3) have been; Beaches at Kildonan and Torrylinn, Kings Cave, The adventure playgreound at Brodick Castle, Lochranza, Eas Nor waterfall. Wish we couls stay longer. John, Jenni, Connie & Felix, Whitley Bay , August 2018 – The Barn

We had a great holiday, Thank you so much, we hope we can come back and bring mum and dad. The scones were yummy. Thank you. Love Kyra & Arran, July 2018 – The Barn

Tom & Lynne, have just enjoyed the most wonderful week here at The Barn. Sorry we didn’t get to meet you both but Coral was lovely and made us very welcome. The Barn is beautiful and the scones were a lovely treat. Thank you for that! So peaceful with lovely views. I do hope we can come back again. Libby & Alan, Ardrishaig, July 2018 -The Barn

We have had a fantastic week here in The Barn, the weather has been great all week, the views from here down to Ailsa Craig and the sunset every night absolutely brilliant. The Accommodation is ideal and a great base for exploring the west coast. We have stayed on Arran a lot but this is our first time on the west coast and we will definitely be back. Tom & Lynne were excellent hosts and always there if anything was needed. Overall we have had an absolutely brilliant holiday and our wee spaniel Harris loved all the beaches and playing with Lisa the collie. Unfortunately we are heading back to the mainland today but we will definitely be back, absolutely love Arran and being here. Thanks again Tom & Lynne. Andy, Linda & Harris, July 2018 – The Barn 

Tom and Lynne were extremely helpful during our stay. The Barn is beautifully decorated with ever changing panoramic sea views. Both the location on the Island and the positioning uphill was a great bonus. Arran does not disappoint. Ships – to track vessels – marine traffic.com, Beach – a walk down the track to the beach is well worth it (take a wee picnic). Drive/ wildlife – drive down from Lochranza is gorgeous, also great to spot wildlife. Glad we took our walking boots and binoculars. ps our two dogs loved their time too but both suffering a ‘walkie hangover’. We hope to come back soonBest wishes, Ian & monique, Scottish Borders, June 2018 – The Barn

We have had a truly wonderful holiday. The Barn’s living space is light and airy and spacious it is so well furnished and equipped. Lynne & Tom have been very welcoming and helpful. It’s hard to recommend any particular places to visit as all our days have been memorable! Kildonan beach is lovely and sandy. The walks to Glenashdale Falls & Kings Cave have been lovely & not too strenuous! (although to Glenashdale Falls is uphill). Coire Fhionn Lochan was a bit of a slog but well worth. Views west and the Loch had beautiful white beaches. The Shiskine Golf Club house tea room for a coffee was very pleasant. We also enjoyed swimming at the Kinloch hotel in blackwaterfoot. The peace and tranquility (& views) of this farm have been a real tonic to us city dwellers! Thank you. Andy, Deborah, Joshua, Leeds, June – The Barn

Great place, Great views, Great people. Looking forward to coming back. Edith & Bill, Paisley, June 2018 – The Barn

Had a lovely holiday. Barn’s very homely, Beautiful views. Scones were a nice treat. Thank you. Hosts very attentive. The Campbells, Biggar & Dumfries, May 2018 – The Barn

A beautiful and peaceful place in which to stay. I shall be back! Fiona, Largs, April 2018 – The Barn

Dear Lynne & Tom, Thanks for a wonderful romantic two weeks in The Cabin. We really got immersed in the atmosphere. Hope to see you again. Beate & Neil, September 2018 – The Cabin

Beautiful peaceful place to stay. Thank you Lynne for the warm welcome – and the scones! Fiona, September 2018 – The Cabin

We’ve had a wonderful week in The Cabin – mixed weather but so much to do & see. We got some local meat from woodside at Kildonan – very good. Amazing wildlife – otters at Kildonan (go early morning), Golden Eagle, an Osprey passing through, lots of seals. We hope to come back! Seb, Karen, Theo & Nell, Stroud, August 2018 – The Cabin

The stay here was fabulous, Our granddaughter Zoey especially loved her stairs and her loft sleeping hideout! It was SO exciting! We loved petting the donkey’s and managed to do a beach clean – 4 bin bags! ‘It was smelly’! August 2018 – The Cabin

Such a peaceful getaway. The Cabin was perfect! Sarah & Edward, August 2018 – The Cabin

Very comfortable and well equipped Cabin in a brilliant location. Will miss sitting on the terrace looking across to Ailsa Craig. Will recommend to other too! Sue & Chris, Essex, July 2018 – The Cabin

Dear Lynne & Tom, thank you so much for sharing your fantastic cabin with us. Girls had a brilliant time and I enjoyed the relaxation. As I described it on Facebook, ‘a little bit of paradise’ I’m sure we’ll be back. I’ll miss my ‘Lisa’ cuddles lol. You’re all doing a great job, hope the weather continues, thanks again, Love Gillian, Abbie & Aimee, July 2018 – The Cabin

Dear Lynne & Tom, we love your Island and our stay here. A beautiful view, nice people and a nice morning chat with Tom about the importance of being united as Europe. Enjoy your summer. Frank, Klara & Sam, July 2018 – The Cabin

Dear Lynne & Tom, thank you for the warm welcome here in the lovely cabin! We had a very nice time here, enjoyed the amazing view and the relaxing atmosphere of the Isle of Arran. Every place here worth a visit. There’s still a lot left for next time, but even just to bw here is the best thing in the world and we cooked our best chicken stew here thanks to Tom! We wish you all the best and look forward to come back soon! P.S. the scones were yummy! Vivien & Matyas & doggy, June 2018 – The Cabin

Dear Lynne & Tom, Thank you very much for warm welcome and hospitality. We had a very relaxing stay in the cabin and enjoyed the great views. Sorry we left it so long before returning to see you and the children. It felt just like coming home to see family friends. We hope that your future plans do well and look forward very much to seeing you all in the not too distant future. All our love and best wishes, Doreen  & Fred, Wirral, June 2018 – The Cabin

Dear Lynne & Tom, we have had the best time. Managed to see bits of wildlife. Would recommend the distillery and if you climb goatfell take lots of water. Wonderful views. Wonderful cabin, everything you need. We will be back. Thank you, Catherine & Mary, May 2018 – The Cabin

Dear Lynne & Tom, Thanks a lot for the warm welcome to this great place!! We’ve loved staying at the cabin!! Cosy, complete and with amazing views and all the tranquillity we’re looking for. Definitely going to recommend it! And if we come back to Arran we already know a great address! Kimberly & Leonardo, May 2018 – The Cabin

Thanks for everything, we had a lovely time. Hope t see you again soon. There is a lovely ‘hidden’ beach down the end of the track, that appears at low tide! Clyde, Andrea & Teodora, April 2018 – The Cabin

Thank you for the lovely time that we had here. The cabin is welcoming and cosy with gorgeous views. The scones were lovely too! This is our first visit to Arran and we have found it to be such a friendly place, impossible not to relax here. Thank you Lynne & Tom fr your warmth and friendly welcome. We will definitely recommend this place to our friends and family. Annie & Rob, April 2018 – The Cabin

Lynne & Tom were amazing hosts, very friendly and welcoming starting from thise delicious scones Lynne had for us when we arrived. Thank you so much for giving us the space of enjoying stunning views at your cosy place. We look forward to come back doon! All the best with this new project. Reno & Jeremy, Nov 2017 – The Cabin

Very warm and friendly welcome. Cottage set in tranquil countryside with fantastic views. Many thanks to Lynne and Tom for making our stay “Home from Home” (including home made scones). Doreen & Fred, Wirral – The Mill Rink

Lovely cottage. Thank you to Lynne, Tom and the kids for making our 1st stay on the Island so warm friendly and great fun. This is the best cottage holiday we have had!! Whatever we write in this book will not justify the warmth, friendliness of Tom & Lynne and the kids. Thanks from the Welbourns xx.Ian, Natalie, Jack & Chloe, Scunthorpe – The Mill Rink

Warm friendly welcome to a lovely wee cottage. Peaceful, tranquil, very relaxing. Couldn’t have asked for better hosts Lynne & Tom are a credit to Arran. Ps Hope to be back next year. Donna & George, Ayrshire – The Mill Rink

Thank you very much, your Island is wonderful, cottage super and your hospitality is second to none. Thanks again for a great stay. Take care and good luck for the future. Angela & Dennis, Co. Durham – The Mill Rink

Lovely cottage, lovely people, lovely weather, lovely Island. Dogs had a ball too. Xx Tim & Eileen Lewis, Falkirk – The Mill Rink

Lovely welcome to a lovely Island. This has been our first visit and we hope it won’t be the last. We wanted & needed to chill out & we really have. Thank you all for our time here and hope we can keep in touch. There will always be a welcome for you in Stirling.
Willie & Katie, Stirling.

Thank you so much for your warmth and kindness. A very friendly welcome to a magical place. A very peaceful and relaxing time. Lovely lovely people. We wish you all the luck in the future. Wayne & Trish, Pontefract – The Mill Rink

Lovely cottage, nice weather. All and all a lovely break! Thank you. Marlyn & Tommy, Paisley – The Mill Rink

Lovely peaceful holiday on a beautiful Island. Carole, Edinburgh – The Mill Rink

Have had a lovely stay at Stackyard caravan. View tremendous. You have been so welcoming and helpful. I’m sure we will definitely be back. Carolyn, Iain & Sophie, September 2018 – The Stackyard

Perfect. Spotlessly clean, very comfortable and lovely views – and peaceful! Catherine & John, East Lothian, September 2018 – The Stackyard

Excellent stay, caravan exceedingly clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Ate at the byre @ Machrie – V good. Wooley’s @ Brodick good for take outs & bread. Weather v good apart from one dull day. Hosts excellent & v helpful. Will definitely be back. Alastair & Frances, August 2018 – The Stackyard

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We have filled our days with so many things to do on the Island. We especially liked Blackwaterfoot! Bowen family, London, August 2018 – The Stackyard

One gorgeous day, One half good day, one mixed day and one dreich day, we have really enjoyed our trip to Arran and have swam in the sea at the bottom of the road here, where we also saw an otter. Goatfell and Kings Cave and a really good dinner at Lagg hotel. Anderson Family, Aberdeen, July 2018 – The Stackyard

Firstly thank you for the delicious scones, they were very welcome and didn’t last long! A very nice touch. We can’t believe how quiet it is here, its lovely & the view is stunning. The box of toys in the main bedroom cupboard has been a great success. We enjoyed a Chinese takeaway from Shanghai in Brodick, ate it in the play area at the beach there. Very tasty. The beach at Blackwaterfoot is lovely, the sea a nice temperature & a perfect depth for our 3 & 1 year olds. We’ve driven round Arran twice – once in each direction & spotted different things each time. Saw seals, both times between Pirnmill & Balliekine. Very exciting. We stumbled accross Frydays once a week fish & chip shop at Lochranza activity centre, It was brilliant, a hive of activity & delicious fish & chips, unlimited tea and coffee for £1. All in all a great short break & none of us want to go home! Thank you Coral for looking after us very well in Lynne’s absence & Lynne, we hope you enjoyed your holiday. Love from Jo, Kev, Josh & Bee, England, July 2018 – The Stackyard

Thanks for our lovely stay over the last two weeks. Weather has been amazing. Enjoyed the scenic beauty of Arran. Ron enjoyed playing golf every day with such great views. Ron & Moira, July 2018 – The Stackyard

We have had a lovely time here -so much to see and do on Arran, our week has passed really quickly! Thank you for our stay in a great little caravan which had everything we needed and for your warmth and friendliness. We will be coming back very soon! Sue, Steve & Fiona, Leeds, June 2018 – The Stackyard

Thank you Lynne, Caravan is comfortable, cosy and well equipped. Nice to come back each evening after walking to good meal and lovely views. Recommend the Wed eve quiz at the Pierhead tavern – good fun. Hope to see you again as we still have 2 corbetts to tick off on Arran due to weather putting us off on Tue, Still 3 of 4 walking days was a bonus. Wonderful views, Thanks again for your hospitality. Julie, Lisa & Frances x, April 2018 – The Stackyard


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