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.

Really enjoyed the holiday, a lovely cottage, well thought out and a terrific view. Plenty of wildlife seals, red squirrels, whales (orca or pilot) red deer etc etc and on the whole the weather was pretty good. First week sunshine everyday, second week varied. We found the farm dog very entertaining and the hosts were very helpful and jovial. oops forgot Eagles and buzzards! All in all SUPERB, thanks again Lynne and Tom, Kenneth & Jennifer, W Yorkshire, Oct 2020 – The Barn

We really enjoyed our stay at the barn. The views are spectacular, what a fabulous bonus. Very cosy and comfortable. Great place as a base for exploring Arran. We look forward to visiting again soon and will certainly recommend to family and friends, a big thank you. Recommend the Lagg hotel and Little Rock in Brodick. Catherine & Alastair, Aug 2020-  The Barn

Lovely week on Arran. Very relaxed, beautiful views. The Barn was very cosy and comfortable – Thanks xxx Fiona, David and Anna, Aug 2020 – The Barn

Hi Lyn, Great holiday, enjoyed exploring the Island. It is a great cottage and lovely view. We wish you all the best for the future. Rev Anna & Ken, March 2020 – The Barn

Today I saw an otter. Only the second wild otter I have seen in my life (both on Arran) Other highlights – grey seals, oyster catchers, a curlew, dunlins, a sandpiper (I think), red shank, raven, hen harrier, buzzard, kestrel (or might have been a hen harrier), sparrowhawk and that’s the winter! I love this Island and I will be back. Thank you Lynne and Tom for your hospitality, Best wishes, Anne – Jan 2020 – The Barn

Fantastic week here on Arran! Weather has been on our side, mostly dry and sunny. Lynne and Tom have been fantastic hosts with good recommendations for walks. Our Westie Cody has loved playing with Lisa the Collie. Our two boys loved walking from the barn to the beach for a picnic. We spent hours down there!! Kings Cave walk was also enjoyable. Brodick Castle – loved seeing around the Castle. Pop into Arran Aromatics and Arran Cheese on the way back. Seen some red deer, red squirrel, seals and heaps of phesants. The otters are still hiding from us!! The Barn is comfortable, well equipped and cosy. Hope to be back, best wishes Lorna, Pete, Ewan, Elliot and Cody the Westie, Oct 2019 -The Barn

ps great place to spend out 20th wedding anniversary, lovely memories!!

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Arran and look forward to returning soon, best wishes. Karen, Ian and Robert, Sept 2019 – The Barn

Enjoyed our holiday (as we did last year also) – the Barn very comfortable and so well equipped, thank you. Alistair, Frances & Colette, Sept 2019

Glad we found The Barn on the internet, everything was great. Thank you. Janet & Lloyd, Cheltenham, Aug 2019 – The Barn

Many thanks for a lovely holiday, we have loved staying here. The girls have really enjoyed runnign around outside and playing with so much freedom in the field area, the views of Ailsa Craig are amazing. Great places we have visited – The beaches at Torrylinn and Blackwaterfoot, Brodick Castle, Auchrannie leisure centre, Glenashdale falls and Glen Sannox. The pony trekking at Blackwaterfoot was also very good. Thanks again to Lynne, Tom and family for your hospitality. Rhona, Colin, Iona and Ailsa, Edinburgh, July 2019 -The Barn

Thank you so much we have had a great time and your hospitality as good as always. Best wishes for your holiday and hope to see you soon. The Browns, Susan, Frankie and Alison, June 2019 – The Barn

We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at Heathcote Farm, as expected since we were here 2 yrs ago. The Barn is a lovely place with its fabulous views of Ailsa Craig. We enjoyed tracking the shipping. Thanks again to Tom and Lynne and family including Lisa for the warm hospitality and always being on hand to help and advise. Howard & Anne, Bolton, June 2019 – The Barn

Had a lovely stay in The Barn. Thanks for the lovely scones, advice and the loan of the walking book. We were blessed with typical showery weather, which didn’t stop us enjoying many of the shorter walks – Machrie Morr and Coire Fhionn Lochan, highly recommend, as are the scones at Janie’s in Brodick. All the best Mike and Carol, June 2019 – The Barn

Its been a magical week here on this beautiful Island…. The sunburn, midge bites, steady drizzle, fresh air, wind, breathtaking scenery, tick bites, wildlife and the warmth everyone has shown us. We’ve really enjoyed the comforts of this place. thank you. We’re coming back! see you next year! Ps best steak pie ever @ glensannox clubhouse. Thank you so much for letting us stay. James, Rachel, Gwen and Bethan, York – May 2019 – The Barn

My first visit to Arran has been wonderful, everyone so friendly. I can highly recommend the riding stables at Blackwaterfoot. The Barn is a perfect holiday house, comfortable and well equipped. Thank you Lynne & Tom, I hope to visit again one day, sad to leave. Rosie, Norfolk, May 2019 – The Barn

My second visit to Arran and the fantastic Barn accommodation. Tom and Lynne you have been wonderful hosts. So welcoming and friendly. The Barn is so well equipped and id just the right position for views and sun. We have been very lucky with the weather and discovered more of this lovely Island, Thank you! Anne & David, Norfolk, May 2019 – The Barn 

Fab week in the Barn, will miss the wonderful view especially in the morning with my coffee by the windows. Loved our wanderings over the Island (nothing too strenuous for the kids) Eas Mor forest walk with its waterfall, library in the woods and fairy pool was a hit as was Brodick Castle and its fab playground. Seal spotting at Kildonan was a thrill and King’s Cave and the walk through the woods was great. So lovely just to spend sunny days sitting on the patio and having a wander down to the local beach to search for shells and paddle. Lynne, Tom and the kids we will miss you and its been fab. The Kenny Family, April 2019 – The Barn

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

Our first break since lockdown & what a fantastic break it has been! The cabin is absolutely fantastic & has everything you need & more…..Lynne has thought of everything!! Visited Lagg Distillery, delicious lunch. Had a lovely walk to Kings Caves @ Machrie & a visit to Brodick Castle (play area only on the instruction of our 9 yr old – she loved it!) Had a wee game of crazy golf @ Brodick just at the little rock cafe. Also visited Arran Aromatics & the brewery too. Thank you Lynne for being such a fab host – we will definitely be back!! Kenny, Eilidh & Hannah, Kintyre, Oct 2020 – The Cabin

A really enjoyable stay with (mostly) good weather. A very relaxing part of the Island. I enjoyed the cycling across to Whiting Bay and Lamlash (off-road) and the road cycling round to Lamlash and home via the Ross. Great views. Glenashdale Falls very impressive and well worth a visit. Hope to return. Thanks very much. Alan, Aberdeenshire, Oct 2020- The Cabin

We are so glad we had this fantastic week especially as COVID seems to have returned. The Cabin was just the tonic we needed & of course on the subject of tonic what a view to have when sitting on the deck with a gin & tonic. The best view on the island and one of the best we have seen in the world. Thank you Lynne & Tom for being such wonderful people and reminding us what life is all about. It can take a while to learn how to relax & your cabin was the best school in which to learn that. Brian & Sharon xx, Sept 2020 – The Cabin

Thank you Lynne for keeping in touch pre-visit. What an amazing place, loved the views. Lynne had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. Can’t wait to come back. Rachel & Jelly, Sept 2020 – The Cabin

Our first break since lockdown. The cabin was perfect, we had a lovely deeply relaxing few days. We have had all weather, sunburned faces from day one to a whole day spent indoors sheltered from the rainstorm. We made crumble from foraged blackberries. Very comfortable, warm and private. Thank you for a perfect break. Back to Glasgow recharged. Kindness and warmth to future guests. Rachel, Ali and Diego, Sept 2020 – The Cabin

Wow what a place. We really loved the cabin, a peaceful idyll and a wonderful place to relax and recover from the restrictions of lockdown. Compact from the outside but surprisingly spacious inside- a real tardis containing everything we needed. Arran is beautiful – so much to do and see. Fantastic walks to huge waterfalls and lovely beaches. We’ve seen herons, hares, and seals. And the food! you must visit the Blackwater Bakehouse, the Arran Butcher and Mara Fish bar & Deli. Also sandwiches form on a roll and the sandwich station, Great weather too ……I could go on! Graham & Nicky, Chester, Aug 2020 – The Cabin

Thank you so much for such a wonderful stays – we absolutely loved the cabin, it was a wonderful treat after battling the midges in a tent for 2 nights. Jasper loved the big field and made friends with the lovely cows too! We would love to return and hopefully get some sunshine to top it off! Love Heather, Aran & Jasper, Aug 2020 – The Cabin

Amazing wee cabin. blessed by 11days in a row of glorious sunshine, seen Buzzards, Golden Eagles, Hares, had a toad chorus every sunset. The views are stunning and could happily retire for life here. Thank you for a brilliant time xxx The Hunters, Aug 2020 – The Cabin

Thank you very much Lynne & Tom for your warm welcome and hospitality. We both had a lovely time staying at the cabin and were very relaxed and comfortable throughout our stay. The cabin afforded us the beautiful scenic views of the Arran coast and offered the perfect peace and tranquillity we had been looking for, many thanks. Eileen & Sean, July 2020 – The Cabin

NB We are just coming out of 4 mths lockdown for COVID-19. We booked The Cabin after finding online & wanting to get away for a few days now restrictions for COVID-19 are lifting. Wow! Wow! Wow! What a wee hidden treasure it it. So compact in design but fully functioning & equipped for an amazing stay. The attention to detail was too cute – all the little touches that really sets this place apart from anywhere else. We didn’t want to leave!! Lynne could not have been more helpful & friendly. Emailing us info on spectacular walks we went on – Kings caves & Glenashdale falls are a must! These wee extra touches just made our stay so special. We are already planning our return! Thanks Guys, love the McD’s Ps can’t wait for the homemade scones next time. McD family, July 2020

A warm welcome, thanks Lynne. Thoughtfully equipped cabin & beautiful views – a lovely place to stay. Try Kildonan for otters & Velo for excellent good value lunches. Gillian & Alan, Somerset, Oct 2019 – The Cabin

We had a wonderful time on this beautiful Island. The Cabin is great and we loved the view. Peer & Aws, Netherlands, Sept 2019 – The Cabin

We have really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. Fabulous views and such a lovely place to stay. The late summer sunshine was a most welcome bonus. We couldn’t fit everything in we wanted to do so we will definitely be back. Liz & Tony Co. Durham, Sept 2018 – The Cabin

Thank you for a lovely warm welcome and the scones were a tasty surprise. Great Cabin and we will certainly return. We have been visiting Arran for years. Glad we have found this little gem. Thanks Matt & Sandra, Sept 2019 – The Cabin

Lived up to my expectations, I booked it for the view but the cabin itself was great too, recommend walking to the standign stones on Machrie Moor & Kings cave. Saw lots of seals on a shore walk from Kildonan. The heritage museum in Brodick is also well worth a visit. Ps keep the curtain open at dusk, you might see bats. Helen, Chris & Misty, Worcs, Aug 2019 – The Cabin

Thank you for the warm welcome, the cabin has been delightful & the views of the sea superb! Top tip – if you like seafood, mara fish bar & deli in Corrie in the east coast serves and excellent lunch & can eat & look out to sea. Hope we can come back again soon. Dani & Tim, Aug 2019 – The Cabin

The tardis like cabin, so tiny from the outside but amazingly spacious and perfectly designed with everything you could possibly need. Not to mention the freshly baked scones, thank you so much Lynne, Tom, John and Lisa (dog), we’ve had an amazing stay at The Cabin- perfectly equipped with everything you could possibly need and the view is breathtaking! So lovely to receive such a warm and homely welcome plus delicious homemade scones! we’ll definitely be back again soon. Jenny and Sue (& coop), Aug 2019 – The Cabin

Very welcoming place to stay, Cabin great with views out to sea, very relaxing and peaceful. Pam & Iain Jedburgh, Jul 2019 – The Cabin

Thank you Lynne & Tom for a wonderful holiday, for the scones (yummy) and thanks to Tom for the help with the car. Thank you. Sheila & Stuart, Leek, July 2019 – The Cabin

Thank you Lynne and Tom for the warm welcome in The Cabin. Your tips were very helpful. We surely had a wonderful week on this beautiful Island. Hope to see you again sometime. Alan and Debbie, Netherland, June 2019- The Cabin

Thank you Lynne & Tom for a warm welcome, the help in finding the sheep on the beach, the nice chats and for living in the wonderful, neat Cabin, where we had the most beautiful view of Arran and on the morning wash-up of the swallows on the Van Gogh -tree. Say goodbye to the hare, who obviously did not appreciate the cut lawn so much and skipped his morning journey through it. We hope to be back another year, Folke and Yoke, Netherlands, June 2019 – The Cabin

as ever good to be back here – a great place to just sit and gaze! Many thanks Fiona, May 2019 – The Cabin

Thanks Lynne & Tom for a great welcome and for such warmth. It was lovely talking to you both. We visited the pond and saw an osprey catching a salmon…..then we realised maybe had too many jelly beans!! The mallards were giving us some strange looks! Absolutely loved the Cabin and look forward to the new glamping pod next time …..We’ll be watching the website for details. Thanks again. Michelle & Brian, Apr 2019, The Cabin

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

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage and for making us feel so welcome. We will definitely be back, if you will have us. Our first visit to Arran & we found home from home. Tony & Angela, Fred & Barney (dogs), Oct 2020 – The Mill Rink

Thank you for providing an ideal home form home. Cottage is perfect, plenty space & well equipped, scenery breathtakingly beautiful & welcoming atmosphere on the farm. Ill definitely be back – very soon if COVID restrictions allow! Moira, Sept 2020 – The Mill Rink

Walked the entire coastal path in 6 days – magnificent Island, we loved it, although the weatehr not entirely helpful, especially on slippery rocks & boulders! Loved the cottage and the warm welcome it afforded at the end of a long day. Thank you! Charlie & Katy, Gloucestershire, Aug 2020 – The Mill Rink

Perfect staycation and escape in lockdown. Perfect hosts, really helpful. Dog had amazing holiday, will be back with kids xxx Roz & David & Nero, Troon, Aug 2020 – The Mill Rink

Thank you for a warm welcome. This is a perfect place to escape to (specially after lockdown), cottage perfect in every way. Have enjoyed exploring Arran. Will definitely be back. Karen & Gordon, Bigger, Jul 2020 – The Mill Rink

Relaxing New Year break – comfortable, warm, cosy accommodation – Isle of Arran is lovely & plenty to do – Happy New Year to you all! Liz & Pete, Harrogate, Jan 2020 – The Mill Rink

Our second visit ( & the dogs first) to this lovely cottage on this magical Island. As before a warm welcome from Lynne & Tom, We’ll be back. Cally & Trevor & Orla, Sept 2019 – The Mill Rink

We keep coming back and always receive a very warm and friendly welcome. Lynne, tom and family have become good friends over the years and we look forward to future visits. we wish for Lynne, Tom and kids to visit us in the near future. Doreen & Fred, wirral, Aug 2019 – The Mill Rink 

Great week –  think we have seen nearly all of the Island, done many of the walks, swam off several of the beaches and enjoyed the locally produced whisky! We liked everything but highlights included 1/ The somewhat difficult beachwalk to Lagg but Velo cafe definitely worth it 2/ Elly loved Brodick Castle and grounds 3/ The Ross road drive to Lamlash is beautiful 4/Richard loved the hike up goatfell and the swim in Brodick bay afterwards. Thank you for a very comfortable base with a very warm welcome. Richard & Eleanor, Loughborough, Aug 2019 – The Mill Rink

We had a wonderful time at this nice cottage with the beautiful view. Thank you for making us feel welcome and for all the advice about the Island. Thanks to you we saw many seals with nobody around us except the sheep. Good luck with your lovely farm and hope to see you again. Claudia, Brecit & Balou, Holland, Aug 2019- The Mill Rink 

Many thanks for making us so welcome. we enjoyed our first visit to Arran. Loved the coastline walks and wildlife, especially seeing the seals. Hope to make it up Goatfell the next time when the mist has cleared. Mike & Rachel, Tewkesbury, July 2019 – The Mill Rink

Dear Lynne & familie, we feel home! Thanks for your help and hospitality! Arran is a wonderful Island! Petra, Erwin & Izzy (dog), Holland, June 2019 – The Mill Rink

We felt at home from the moment we arrived at this lovely place! Lynn is a lovely host – home made scones were delicious! Meg is worn out! Thank you, we will be back xxx Les & Jan with Meg the wonderdog, Jul 2019 – The Mill Rink

Had a great week at Mill Rink, lovely cottage with wonderful views. Back on Arran brought back memories of our visits many years ago. Many thanks to Lynne & Tom. Wonderful weather (24C). Millie had time of her life. Sam & Margaret & Mille (dog), June 2019 – The Mill Rink

Wonderful cottage with great views and vibe. We loved being here, loved meeting the family and we’re looking forward to coming back again in summer/fall Ps loved the scones! Joama, Massimo & Pin, June 2019 – The Mill Rink

Lovely clean cottage with great view. Lovely to meet Lynne, Tom & Lisa. Lucy had great fun in the garden chasing her ball. Plenty of wildlife and loads of hares in the garden early mornings. We will return. Pam & John, Ayrshire, June 2019 – The Mill Rink

A very comfortable cottage in a lovely location. Thank you Lynne for the friendly welcome and the scones of course. Enjoyed our time here despite the few wet days, the sunny ones made up for that though. Steve & Andrina, Perth. May 2019 – The Mill Rink

Fabulous week at Mill Rink cottage. Thank you so much Lynn, Tom & family for your wonderful hospitality and great information on the area. Tom we thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the ‘mule’ – a great safari. Lisa is very special. We can recommend The Lagg for dinner (you have to book). Our second time on Arran and certainly ‘The Best’ we look forward to returning. Maureen & Mick, Northumberland, May 2019 -The Mill Rink

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

Half term holiday week in Norfolk. It has been a wet and windy week but we have enjoyed exploring around the Island. Coronavirus has shut down most things but cafes are open and of course the mountains and moors are still accessible. The Burrs from Kings Lyn are grateful for the Island hospitality and wish all the best for Lynne & Tom here at the farm. The Burrs, Norfolk, Oct 2020 – The Stackyard

Absolutely stunning location and we have had a wonderful time. Will def be back, thanks for everything. Alistair and Sandra, Glasgow, Sept 2020 – The stackyard

Thank you for a wonderful stay at the Stackyard, beautiful views, lovely clean caravan, fab hosts, definitely my favourite place to be. The Lowe family, Yorkshire, Sept 2020 – The Stackyard

Another lovely week here at Mill Rink, this time here at the stackyard. The caravan is lovely and cosy and shows off my favourite view of Ailsa Craig to perfection. We should have been here in May but thanks to you know what had to be deferred. Blackwarerfoot is a wonderful place to visit, the bakery has yummy products and the village store stocks products which you wont find in many large supermarkets. We saw loads of seals at Kildonan (a must visit). Had a lovely meal at the Lagg Inn and lunches at the Lagg Distillery and The Byre. Thank you Lynne & Tom for your wonderful hospitality. Maureen & Mick, Northumberland, Sept 2021 – The Stackyard

We’ve all had a lovely week on Arran – Thanks for the comfort and warmth of the caravan, much better than our wild camping trips! Caravan had everything we needed and views over Ailsa Craig every evening were amazing. Highlights were seeing seals on the west coast, climbing goatfell, crabbing at Lamlash, lovely walk to Kings cave and finding a beautiful spot on the river for swimming at Catacol. Thank you! Alan, Lisa, Fin and Isla (Charlie the dog also loved Arran!), Aug 2020 – The Stackyard

We booked a trip to Arran for Easter 2020 which could not take place so we were delighted to be able to work with Lynne in booking for our long awaited holiday in August! We’ve had a brilliant week, fantastic weather most days including a clear day on the summit of Goatfell! Lots of great walks from the pocket mountain Arran book all around the Island, usually ending upon a beach or two! Our highlights were the walking and views of the Goatfell range, Coire Fionn Lochan, Kings cave walk, and the seals at Kildonan shore! We also were really impressed with the stone circle at Machrie Moor and Glenashdale Falls from the platform. Caravan was great and we loved coming ‘home’ to Mill Rink every evening and that view! Thanks so much Lynne and family for their hospitality. We hope to come back and will definitely recommend to friends! Adrienne & Family, Carlise, Aug 2020 – The Stackyard

Many thanks for a very enjoyable stay here. The location ( and whole Island) is beautiful. Thanks for your recommendations of places to visit, it really made a difference to our trip. The walks down to Torrylinn was especially good. Till next time. Alan, Suzy, Toby & Abbie, Prestwick, Aug 2020 – The Stackyard

We love Arran!! Highlights seeing an otter on the beach at Sliddery on our 2nd morning, Arran Ice cream – Yum, Loaves, flapjacks and cinnamon knots from Blackwater Bakery – so delicious and I  could eat it all even though i’m gluten free! Bliss, Brodick Castle forest walk, Kings cave walk, red deer at Lochranza ….the list could go on!! Thank you Lynne and the scones were delicious! Linda & Edward, Cambridge, Aug 2019 – The Stackyard

Lovely tranquil setting here, Lynne & Tom lovely people. Beautiful Island.The Parks – Glasgow, Aug 2019 –  The Stackyard

Only a few days on this amazing Island but had the best time. A few highlights were kings cave, Lochranza Castle, the deer at the nearby golf course, the walk up to giants graves challenging but well worth the view, the unspoilt hidden beaches along the southwest coast, the smart Lagg Distillery, did the tour and had food- V good, also good food at The Shore in Whiting Bay and Blackwaterfoot hotel. Thank you Lynne for your cheerful hospitality and the yummy scones. We will be back! Lynn, Lily, Fin (and Archie dog), Somerset, Aug 2019 – The Stackyard

We have really enjoyed our stay here in the caravan, despite the at times appalling weather! Its been the perfect base for exploring Arran. We recommend visiting Brodick Castle to see red squirrels (if you’re lucky) Arran Aromatics & selecting delicious treats at the Arran chees shop. You can drive around the Island in 3 hours, stopping off at Lochranza for the views & Machrie Moor for the rugged wilderness & 4000 year old standing stones. Thank you for your hospitality. Ps I recommend the crazy golf course in Brodick, it was a lot of fun! -Aisling.  Susan, Heather & Aisling, Edinburgh, July 2019 – The stackyard

What a wonderful & relaxing place to stay! Thank you for your friendly welcome, Highlights for us have been the standing stones at Machrie Moor, Whiting bay & the Lagg Hotel for lovely meals, walks by the sea and in the forests have brought us peace & refreshment. Thank you, Ps Holy Isle good too! Ferry very much depends on tides though!  Christine & Richard, West Yorkshire, June 2019 – The Stackyard

We had an excellent stay here at The Stackyard. It is a great view of Ailsa Craig, which looks like a volcano. We also loved going on the beaches and jumping over the waves! Arran cheese shop sells spectacular cheeses which have amazing flavours and we’ve been trying most of them. Coire Fionn Lochan is a beautiful place, which is surrounded by golden sand and wildlife . While we were staying at The Stackyard we climbed Ben Nuis, which is a mountain and had a great view fron the summit. We’ve also seen seals on rocks near Blackwaterfoot and many birds flying around the Island! Thank you Lynne & Tom for a very relaxing holiday we look forward to returning very soon – your kindness and hospitality is really appreciated! Thank you – Sue, Steve & Fiona, Leeds, June 2019 – The Stackyard

Thank you for our unexpected few days stay with you. We had a job finding but it was well worth it. You are so welcoming to a pair of dovy old nutters. We enjoyed every minute of our stay, everything was spotless and cosy and don’t forget the notorious scones yum yum. Sitting in the evening looking out at the view was lovely too. Almost like home, we look out over the river Tay from the road bridge to the railway bridge and across to the new V&A museum. Back on Thursday! Thank you once again. Frances & Rod, Fife, May 2019 – The Stackyard

Very many thanks for making our holiday so amazing starting with the tasty scones & spotless caravan. We definitely recommend a visit to the Parlour in Brodick, their pizzas are second to none, Lynne & Tom are fantastic hosts and what a lovely family. Ps Not a spot of rain our whole stay Monday – Sunday! Kate, Isla & Jack, Paisley, April 2019 – The Stackyard

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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