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2 nights (Jul 20 - Jul 22)
2 adults

Cruickshanks Boutique B&B

Benview Golf Course Road
Tel: 01770 700190
A Boutique bed and breakfast in Whiting Bay, Arran. A luxurious peaceful intimate base from which to explore everything the island has to offer. All rooms feature luxurious Hypnos mattresses, Egyptian cotton bedlinen and comfortable hypo-allergenic duvets from Snuggledown. Each has good Wi-fi Internet access, flat screen Smart TV, comfortable seating, DAB clock radio with Bluetooth sound system and electric kettle with a selection of teas, coffee and hot chocolate. All bathrooms are en-suite and have bathrobes, towels, hairdryer and toiletries from Arran Aromatics. For the exclusive use of guests we have an EV charger, costs based on the current electricity tariff (kW cost). For days when staying indoors feels like the way to go, we offer the Ceilidh Room (so named after a former sea-captain who converted this space to indulge his favourite pastime - Scottish country ‘Ceilidh’ dancing) with comfortable seating and a wood-burning stove as a place to relax, read or simply look out to sea.
Total rates, from Sat 20 Jul 2024, to Mon 22 Jul 2024, for 2 nights.
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Facilities

  • EV Charger (Charge)
  • Breakfast Room
  • Early Breakfast By Arrangement
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Internet Access
  • Log Fire
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Packed Lunch By Arrangement

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Check In: Between 16:00 and 20:00
Check Out: Between 8:00 and 10:30
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: All guests must be 18 or over, no children are allowed.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 6 people. No stag and hen groups.

Average

5.0
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234 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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27th June 2024:

The Garden Room suite was very comfortable and well equipped with everything you could wish for, including a lovely garden area with views to the sea. Nanette and Rob were very welcoming hosts. There was delicious home made cake left for us each day and there were very good breakfast choices. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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5
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16th June 2024:

Top quality establishment run by kind, amusing and interesting people. The choice for breakfast will satisfy anyone.

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The Drift Inn and Brambles restaurants were very good. Brodick Castle and particularly the gardens are well worth a visit. The Fairy Dell walk at Lochranza is a must!

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5
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15th June 2024:

What a wonderful guest house in a beautiful location. The hosts Nanette and Bob looked after us with great advice and a lovely breakfast. We will be back.

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Little Rock cafe in Brodick is worth a visit.

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5
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14th June 2024:

The garden suite is a perfect little getaway to recharge, having the option of a bath and shower is great, the fire is a lovely thing to put on at night and I really appreciated Rob did this on the first night so that it was warm by the time I returned from dinner. Service is excellent, breakfast is tasty and the hosts are friendly and warm. A real pleasure to stay here, thanks again!

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The french fox in Brodick is reasonably priced and the best meal I had while on Arran, seating inside and out is possible and there are some cool wee jewellery and other shops dotted nearby. Arran Ecosavvy run nature, wildlife and other themed walks which are free, welcoming and informative. A great way to explore the island if you're travelling solo and on a budget! Otters tail is great for kayaking, my first experience kayaking and it felt informative but relaxed and I had so much fun, will definitely be back!

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5
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24th May 2024:

Very friendly and informative couple with lots of local knowledge. Cruickshanks is wonderfully homely with all sorts of interesting items that have been collected up over the years. It fit like a glove .

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Lots of exploring to be done , delightful.

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20th May 2024:

We had a lovely couple of days in Arran and our stay at Cruickshanks B&B was excellent. Nanette and Rob were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The room was charming and the breakfast very tasty. The location is ideal too! We would happily stay again and recommend Cruickshanks to any visitors to Arran. Thank you both for your wonderful hospitality.

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4th May 2024:

We had a wonderful time at Cruickshanks. The room was beautiful, the breakfasts were delicious and the warm, friendly welcome we had was just wonderful. It made our trip to Arran so special. Sitting in the ceilidh room with a fire and a good book was magical, and all the recommendations really helped us plan our days.

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We had some lovely lunches and evening meals at Cafe Thyme and Lamlash Bay Hotel. Blackwater Bakery for pastries was lovely. The Eas Mor waterfall walk and the Kings Caves are a must. If you can, Goatfell is spectacular. We loved Brodick Castle and learnt so much about the island on our visit there. The Wee Bookshop in Corrie was also wonderful. You have yo get some Arran Ice Cream and some Arran cheese during your stay! An evening on Kildonan beach was also a highlight for us.

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26th April 2024:

The Cruickshank is impeccably run by Nanette and Rob. Everything is immaculate and thoughtfully done.

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Brodick Castle is must when on the Island and visits to the distilleries should not be missed.

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5
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15th April 2024:

A beautifully appointed B&B. We were made very welcome and given helpful advice regarding the local walks, sights and amenities. Nothing was too much trouble and we enjoyed our conversations together.

Tips:

Travel light with good footwear and wet weather gear. Sadly, the weather conditions were against our attempting Goatfell. However, Arran Active in Brodick gave us details of experienced guides to take us if the conditions were more favourable. It is a very good starting point for information. The Deli/Cafe in Brodick was very good for a light lunch. Brodick Castle is definitely worth a visit, especially as they have a red squirrel hide. We thoroughly enjoyed our early evening supper at the Mara Fish Bar and Deli, in Corrie. On our host's recommendation we walked from Cruickshanks to the Glenashdale Falls, which were spectacular; then onto the Giants' Graves. The Lochranza Distillery is worth a visit. There is a lot to experience on Arran, but we needed longer.

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5
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13th April 2024:

Cruickshanks is very stylishly furnished, and our bedroom (The Whimsical room) is immaculate, and very comfortable. Nannet & Rob are great hosts. Robs breakfasts are so tasty, and the choice was great! We had the most wonderful stay. Thank you.

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Nanette and Rob really help here. We found The Drift Inn (Lamlash) the best place to eat during our 3 night stay, and Brodick Castle was a must!

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5
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28th October 2023:

An absolutely fabulous B&B with wonderful owners..probably the nicest B&B that I have ever stayed at, in the nicest location..owners that I would love as neighbours!

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Arran is a great place to explore…don’t rush!

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13th October 2023:

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2nd October 2023:

Loved our garden suite and everything about our stay at Cruickshanks thank you both for your hospitality. The location and gardens are idyllic making it a relaxing place to be. The bespoke breakfast service was a treat and the food was delicious. Our only suggestion would be to if you could try and squeeze an occasional chair in downstairs as the sofa is small.

Tips:

The Shore and Drift Inn restaurants for evening meal. Douglas Hotel in Brodick for lunch. Lagg Distillery tour, tea and scones! Brodick Castle gardens Kildonan beach.

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5
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27th September 2023:

You were both fantastic hosts, making us feel welcome and relaxed in your beautiful home. Breakfasts were exceptional and all the little details made for a memorable and luxurious break.

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Make sure to book restaurants ahead of time. We ate in The Lamlash Bay Hotel and The Shore and enjoyed both. Nanette and Rob are happy to share their local knowledge to recommend walks and or other attractions.

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25th September 2023:

Nanette and Rob were very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Everything was clean, neat and perfectly comfortable room wise. This was the VERY BEST B&B we have ever stayed at. Would highly recommend

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A drive around the island is a good way to see just how beautiful it really is!

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5
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19th September 2023:

Excellent suite in every way. The log fire, as autumnal weather has arrived, was so welcome. Even down to daily cake. The breakfast was first class with interesting and welcoming hosts. The location was so good. Whiting Bay is ideal and the guest house is set up above the village.

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The very close 2-3 hour Giants Graveyard and spectacular waterfall walk is excellent. Perhaps the best way is GG first and then the waterfall. Brodick castle and especially the gardens are worth a visit all year around. Take the road around the circumference of Arran and stop at Lagg Distillery for lunch (Tuesday to Saturday) for lunch.

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5
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17th September 2023:

Nan and Rob went out of their way to make me feel welcome and comfortable. They were really friendly and helpful and suggested things for me to do during my stay. They had an abundance of books and helpful information for visitors to use. The breakfast was top notch and it was a nice touch to have many elements of the breakfast and other items during my stay be homemade by Nan and Rob themselves. The B&B was lovely, a modern en-suite with homely and comfortable decor and furniture in the Whimsical room. The bed was extremely comfortable and I slept well which is something I often struggle with when travelling but didn’t here. It was extremely quiet as you’d expect given the location and the room was dark and peaceful during my sleep. My only critique was it was a tad on the cold side during the dark evenings and through the night but there were extra sheets and covers provided to aid with this and heating was better on my second night of my stay. Difficult to get the temperature right though given there has been a spell of very hot weather then a considerable drop of late and feeling much chillier. I was still comfortable and felt like a home away from home. Travelling by foot was a bit of a slog at times up the hill and whinding road to get to the B&B but it was manageable. Would definitely recommend to others if your looking for warm and friendly hosts and comfortable surroundings.

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Glenashdale Falls, Giants’ Graves. Recommend. The Shuring great meal on my first night however the second time on my next night it could have been better, chips were really overdone and difficult to eat and the macaroni could have been better, it was quite bland. The Shore was lovely, great food and lovely cake, excellent service.

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5
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13th September 2023:

The hosts, Nanette and Rob, were very welcoming ,they made our stay comfortable and enjoyable.

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5th September 2023:

We had a fantastic stay and really enjoyed the experience.

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We really enjoyed our stay at Cruickshanks Boutique B&B. The accommodation was of a high standard and the breakfasts were outstanding. It is a good base to explore the Isle of Arran and is close to a number of attractions and a selection of good restaurants and pubs.

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4th September 2023:

Really enjoyed my 2 night stay. Breakfast was lovely, Nanette’s muesli was immense! Rob & Nanette were attentive & always happy to help. Thank you very much.

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5
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4th September 2023:

Wonderful welcoming hosts, who couldn't do enough for us. We were there attending a local wedding and felt Instantly at home in this beautiful house.

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5
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4th September 2023:

Excellent - thank you very much!

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Lagg Distillery has excellent (peated) whiskey and some good EV chargers.

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5
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2nd September 2023:

Friendly, helpful, informative and professional.

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Hosts provided information both near and far so sightseeing could be tailored depending on need and stamina.

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5
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27th August 2023:

We were cycling around Arran. Wonderful place to stay. Super breakfast. Really is 5 stars

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Shore restaurant ... great food and location

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5
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22nd August 2023:

Thanks for being lovely hosts and making us feel so welcome!

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Glenashdale falls, Mara’s fish bar and the seals

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5
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21st August 2023:

We had a great stay at Cruickshanks. It was very cosy, warm and welcoming and was a perfect place to spend a couple of days in Arran. The breakfast was delicious and the bed was so comfy - we'd definitely come back!

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We really enjoyed the Whiting Bay area and had lovely experiences at both The Shore and The Shurig for dinner during our stay. Other highlights included walking from Kildonan to Whiting Bay via the Giants Graves and renting e-bikes in Brodick and cycling to Lochranza, and Mara's Fish Bar along the way.

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16th August 2023:

Everything was to a very high standard. We were made very welcome, the room was lovely with a comfortable bed. The breakfast was excellent each mornings. Had a great stay.

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11th August 2023:

Rob and Nannette were very professional friendly and helpful and made our stay a very pleasant experience. The room was spotlessly clean and the home baking was a real treat. The breakfasts were superb and we would highly recommend a stay at Cruickshank's.

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We loved the Drift Inn for the food and the atmosphere and also had a very good meal at the Lamlash Bay hotel.

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5
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30th July 2023:

We enjoyed our stay at Cruikshanks. Our room was very comfy and equipped with everything we needed during our stay. We looked forward to the little touches like the home cooked chocolate shortbread and the ‘origami surprises’ in the bathroom! The breakfasts were amazing and we’ve already followed Nanette’s example in making our own delicious muesli. We typically choose Bed and Breakfast stays because the good ones make you feel that you are a valued guest and take time to ensure that you have plenty of information to enhance your stay. Nanette and Rob are certainly stars at this.

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Our favourite restaurant experience was the our ‘Bring Your Own Bottle’ meal at The Shore - but you must book in advance. Thyme Cafe was also good - we stopped off there on a drive around the island.

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5
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27th July 2023:

Cruickshanks is a lovely oasis in Whiting Bay! The rooms are cozy and nicely appointed. They serve a custom breakfast which includes their homemade jams and muesli. Nan and Rob make you feel welcome and will provide you with tips for exploring Arran.

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5
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23rd July 2023:

Nanette and Rob were fantastic hosts. The breafast was a particular highlight. The room was clean and spacious.

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18th July 2023:

We strongly recommend Cruickshanks B&B ! We experienced a wonderfull stay (unfortunatly too short, only 2 nights) : the place is quiet and lovely, the room was very confortable, clean and nicely furnished. The breakfast was excellent and freshly cooked (a special bravo for Nanette's muesli and special thanks to Rob who woked up very early to prepare our breakfast on the day we leaved...). Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer !

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17th July 2023:

This was an amazing place to stay. I felt like I was staying with family. I didn’t need to ask for anything as it was all there. We stayed in the Honeysuckle room which was gorgeous. The bed was very comfy and for once I didn’t feel like I missed my own bed back home. Loved the en-suite too, plenty warm water and the shower was great for washing long hair. Very powerful. I did not make use of the gorgeous roll top bath available downstairs this time but I might when I stay next time. The breakfast was delicious and the home baking to die for. Already planning our next visit

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If you are travelling to Arran by car then everywhere is easy to access. We had afternoon coffee at the bottom of the road in the Coffee Pot, it was lovely and staff were so welcoming, nothing was a bother. We ate in Lamlash and the meal In the Glenisle was lovely. The staff were just lovely and service was excellent. If you need a sandwich head for Lochranza to the Sandwich place opposite the Ferry. We went back a second time for our lunch as it was so good. I suggest just stop when you can to take in the scenery and visit anywhere you fancy for food on route during the day. I think it’s best to book for evening meals as places get booked up. We had not been on Arran for some time so it was really lovely to be back. If it is raining where you are try driving on a bit you should find sun. Have a lovely stay - hope you love it too

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12th July 2023:

A very special find and a B&B that would entice us back to Arran. Beautiful and comforting rooms with all luxuries provided and fantastic hosts. We loved staying.

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Being our first visit, we toured the whole circumference of the island and found marked contrasts, even within a few miles. Ever-changing vistas, landscape and of course weather. We particularly liked the Wee Bookshop in Corrie and delving into the history of the island.

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10th July 2023:

Absolutely fantastic... Beautiful location ... Great hosts..

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Brodick Brasserie... The young chef here is a star in the making how he produces food of that standard at 21 years old is just incredible..GO..

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7th July 2023:

Had a wonderful stay. Brilliant hosts who are very welcoming and helpful, especially with information and recommendations about the island. Very clean and comfortable accommodation with everything you need for a few days away, beautiful gardens and views, and fantastic breakfasts cooked perfectly. Highly recommend and will definitely book again.

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7th July 2023:

great in everyway

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26th June 2023:

Absolutely wonderful place, beautiful room, fantastic view. Nannette and Rob were wonderful couldn't do enough, fabulous hosts. The best carrot cake I have ever tasted. Will definitely be back thoroughly enjoyed my stay on this beautiful Isle

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Otter's trail highly recommend Kayaking - even if you have never done it which I hadn't Beach at Black Water lovely walk.

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26th June 2023:

We had a most pleasant and relaxing stay at your home and would be happy to return any time.

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Drive along the west coast to Lochranza, have a drink at the Thyme in Machrie. Enjoy a peaceful moment on the shore at the 12 apostels.

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25th June 2023:

Hello, Nanette and Rob run a first rate boutique bed and breakfast. Nothing is too much trouble to them and and their attention to detail in all things relating to your stay with them is exceptional. Thank you for a special stay in your wonderful home.

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As Nanette suggested in the information she provided, book any restaurant/bar food reservations ahead of your visit if possible. Arran is not a place to find establishments offering food post 9 pm. On this trip I concentrated on seeing things in the south of the island and the beaches all have something to offer from being either sandy or pebbly. Good swimming at Whiting Bay, Kildonan and Kilmory.

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16th June 2023:

Welcoming hosts and attention to detail

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9th June 2023:

A very warm welcome is guaranteed! Pearl Suite is best....comes even with telescope

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"Coffee Pot" in Whiting Bay serves very nice food and staff is extremely friendly

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7th June 2023:

We had a wonderful stay with Nanette and Rob. They were wonderful hosts and I hope to return at some point in the future.

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1st June 2023:

Thank you Nanette and Rob for making our stay extra special. After the business of hosting family and friends at our village wedding Cruickshanks was a wonderful tonic, exactly what we needed before jetting off on our honeymoon. Jennifer and Ian xx

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29th May 2023:

Nanette and Rob are truly perfect hosts that made us feel at home from the minute we arrived. Their attention to detail made our stay very special and their delightful breakfast was up to the same standard. Cruickshanks is a wonderfully cosy place with beautiful ocean views and lots of wildlife about. We will surely be back to Arran and to Cruickshanks because we felt sorry to leave after only three days. A perfect place to stay for a truly perfect holiday.

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We really enjoyed the Glen Rosa walk and the Neolithic / Bronze Age sites at Machrie moor, but there's so much more to see and do on Arran!

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25th May 2023:

Nanette and Rob are wonderful hosts. Informative, helpful, caring,and attentive. And the breakfasts are great!

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22nd May 2023:

Delightful and informative hosts. Great location for touring, comfortable rooms and delicious homemade afternoon cake. You will not do better on the island!

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Definitely take advantage of the local walks you can start from the front door!

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19th May 2023:

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8th May 2023:

Amazing boutique B&B, our favourite stay on Arran. The hosts are very nice, friendly and accommodating. Room was spotless and the breakfast in the morning was delicious.

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Follow Rob and Nanette's (the hosts) food recommandation on the island and book in advance for dinner.

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17th March 2023:

Remarkable hosts. Every detail taken care of for us but it felt like my best friends were doing it. We felt very comfortable and taken care of. Food and conversation were Delightful. So excited to think of my return visit plans.

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I enjoyed the gym and swimming pool at Acurannie. Loved the local museum and the Byre for a sweater purchase.

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29th October 2022:

What a gem of a B&B nothing was too much trouble. Nanette and Rob were the most wonderful hosts that always had time to answer any questions we had along with the most tasty breakfast, the porridge with maple syrup was amazing. A true home from home with all the comforts you would need.

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28th October 2022:

Immaculate and well-appointed accommodation. Wonderful breakfasts. Kind, thoughtful and warm hosts.

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The Drift Inn offers an excellent menu. Best tip: slow down and enjoy the pace of island life.

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15th October 2022:

You have a lovely property and have thought of everything in fitting out the stylish rooms. The fire on arrival was most welcome and we were very cosy. You made us feel very welcome and thanks you for the early breakfast-just as well we got that ferry as subsequent ones were cancelled. We look forward to returning when opportunity arises.

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Had a good meal in the Drift Inn

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13th October 2022:

Perfect stay; lovely room-very comfortable-with good facilities, including a very well stocked 'day-room'. Good breakfast (and a decent choice) cooked perfectly. Just right as host.

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We concentrated on the 'stone circles', standing stones and burial mounds etc., great (if you like that sort of thing, and if you don't, they might change your mind) and a couple of walks based on Hutton's "Unconformity", stunning locations (again, with looking it up if you're not sure what the "Unconformity" is, you might enjoy). Also, took lunch at Cafe Thyme, highly recommended.

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9th October 2022:

We had a wonderful stay at Cruickshanks. The place is just lovely and inviting. Sitting in the lounge with the fire burning on a chill afternoon couldn't be more cozy. Nanette and Rob have seen to ever detail to make your stay a pampering experience.

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26th September 2022:

Dear Nanette, dear Rob, we enjoyed our stay with you very much. The room was lovely, cozy and clean. The living room with the nice sofas in front of the fireplace is perfect to relax after a day of hiking. The best part of our stay was the amazing breakfast! This was very special to us. All the dishes were cooked with the best products and were delicious. We learnd about the traditional way of cooking prorridge, wich we liked very much. We also appreciated the tipps and recomendations for restaurants or places to visit. Thank you very much! Tanja and Denis form Germany

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15th September 2022:

Charming house with very comfortable accommodation and a delicious breakfast. The views over the sea are delightful. It was pleasant to be able to walk to and from a restaurant in Whiting Bay.

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We climbed Goat Fell on a beautiful early autumn day and enjoyed the experience. We took our time and it took us 5 hours. Brodick Castle is interesting and has beautiful gardens - including specimens of the Arran Whitebeam. Machrie Standing Stones are spectacular and worth a visit. The site has several massive stones and stone circles. The site is a level walk of 1.7k from the car park.

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7th September 2022:

Nanette and Robert were wonderful hosts, very welcoming and informative. The breakfasts were superb, as were the rooms and the guests' living room - complete with woodburning stove and amazing library, and views over the sea.

Tips:

This is a great base for exploring the southern half of the island, as well as good access to Brodick and the higher mountains. If you are looking for a cup of tea and a scone, don't neglect the island's golf club houses!

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7th September 2022:

Sehr stilvolle Unterkunft mit sehr guter Ausstattung.

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3rd September 2022:

Absolutely superb. Rob and Nanette are simply the best hosts we've ever encountered on our many travels both in the UK and around the world. Our accommodation was first class and I loved the spotting scope in the bedroom. First viewing through the scope onto Whiting Bay literally focused directly on a small pod of dolphins. Breakfast is lovely, in particular I'd recommend Nanette's muesli and Rob's smoked haddock.

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Simply enjoy the island, it's all wonderful.

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2nd September 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful days with you - I enjoyed them very much! Already with the wonderful breakfast I had a great start to the day. Your helpfulness and warm-heartedness distinguishes you from many other hosts. I can only say thank you and highly recommend Cruickshanks Boutique B&B to anyone visiting Arran ! Lothar Bauch / Berlin

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1st September 2022:

Great hospitality. Room was great and complete with everything required for the most pleasant of stays. Would definitely recommend and come back in the future.

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Go for a swim in Glen Rosa!

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30th August 2022:

This B & B won an award for "Best B & B in Britain" and it deserves it. They are not resting on their laurels, either. The couple who own and run the place are very serious about providing a superior experience for travelers. The setting in Whiting Bay is very beautiful, and there are very good restaurants in the village. The B & B is located up a hill from the village and is very quiet. The beds are extremely high quality and very comfortable. The breakfast is top-notch, all local and prepared to order, with a wide variety of choices. (If you don't know what black pudding is, ask before you order it). They provide great advice for where to eat, things to see and do that are tailored to their guest's interests. The Isle of Arran is gorgeous and diverse, often called "Scotland in miniature" We did not hire a car, it was do-able but the buses are not very frequent. We did a lot of walking, which suited us.

Tips:

Talk to the proprietors, they are very happy to provide advice and it will be up to date. We ate at Most and The Shore in Whiting Bay, and the Douglas Hotel in Brodick, all meals were wonderful. We climbed Goat Fell, visited Brodick Castle which has a don't-miss-it park surrounding it with hundreds of rare trees (they have a full-size Giant Sequoia!). We also visited the stone rings at Machrey Moor and had lunch at Cafe Thyme on the west side. There is a bicycle hire shop in Brodick and if you are a fit cyclist or are willing to plump for an e-bike the cycling is gorgeous.

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21st August 2022:

We had a lovely stay, Rob and Nan made us feel very welcome and were the perfect hosts.

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10th August 2022:

Beautifully located premises, with great views (sea, beautiful garden, fields). Detailed final route description comes in handy; good, useful information on island possibilities, and for spots to visit en route (on the ‘mainland’) to the ferry. Warm-hearted host couple, with various creative skills 😍. Hospitality tray is nicely stocked, and daily, home-baked cupcakes awaiting you in downstairs sitting room in the afternoon when returning from a day’s trip. Nanette’s (breakfast) muesli is definitely delicious.

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Whiting Bay, & nearby Lamlash, etc have a variety of nice eateries to try, and it’s also possible to get something from a nearby supermarket to eat in the B&B, Nanette & Rob will happily provide you with plates & cutlery for this in the Breakfast Room,and you can store some of it in the small, guest fridge there as well. A great number of interesting hikes nearby and after a small drive. Host couple provides Ordinance Survey & other maps, as well as booklet with 40 hikes to use during your stay. The isle’s undulating, narrow roads are a nice challenge for (touring) cyclists and drivers non-local drivers.

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6th August 2022:

you both just perfect hostes and make you feel even better than at home

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don’t miss the standing stones and The grill terrace restaurant. driving or clicking around is just an un forgettable experience !

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5
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24th July 2022:

Such fantastic hosts. Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived until the time we departed.

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23rd July 2022:

I would highly recommend Cruickshanks B & B - a perfectly located B&B 'off the beaten track' but also easy to find.Hosts Nanette and Rob could not have been more welcoming and helpful putting together walking /running routes, offering practical advice and(delicious)cakes, shortbreads and tea. The B&B is very elegantly furnished and atmospheric, you'll have breakfast beside the sea in the wonderful front room (all sorts of books and magazines too). I travelled on my own to Arran and loved staying here,I felt so well looked after, Cruickshanks really helped me unwind!

Tips:

Best ask Nanette and Rob, they know all!

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5
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19th July 2022:

Great hosts and a lovely place to stay will be back again

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18th July 2022:

Our accommodation was excellent. Its space, view and tasteful decoration enabled us to relax which was most welcome. Nanette and Rob were great hosts and we enjoyed meeting them, as well as having the delicious breakfasts.

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18th July 2022:

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5
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7th July 2022:

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4th July 2022:

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20th June 2022:

we had a wonderful 6 night stay in the gorgeous and very peaceful Garden suite. Rob and Nanette are very warm , kind and knowledgeable hosts and gave us so much help both before and during our stay.They definitely know the best walks,places to visit and where to eat on Arran.Scrummy bakes were left for us every afternoon.A huge thank you Rob and Nanette-we loved our stay and will always remember those chats at breakfast about porridge and marmalade.We cannot recommend Cruikshanks highly enough .

Tips:

Our meal at Mara was amazing. Great walks include the Machrie Standing Stones and the coastal walk from Sannox to Fallen Rocks .The walk from Lochranza to see Hutton's Unconformity is also interesting .The beach at Kildonan has amazing viewsacross to PLadda Island and Ailsa Craig rising out of the sea

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19th June 2022:

Wonderful equpped House and great scottish Breakfast! The Owners Nannette and Rob help in any circumstances! The surroundings are perfectly quiet and in a good Position to explore the east Island.

Tips:

Golfcourse in Lamlash is beautiful, Brodick as well. Brodick Castle and Gardens are worth to visit, also Arran Brewery... The Drift Inn in Lamlash is a lovely Pub with good Food- many Options for Vegetatians as well! A very nice walk is to the Glenashdale Waterfalls and Giants Graves! Lochranza Destillery is lovely!!

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14th June 2022:

Rob and Nan were warm, generous hosts with excellent local knowledge. The advice that they gave us about what to do and see really enhanced our trip. The B&B was beautifully decorated and it was a pleasure to return to after a busy day walking. The breakfasts were delicious, the best I've ever had at any B&B.

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10th June 2022:

Nanette & Rob welcoming & unobtrusive hosts & happy to provide information on local area & other parts of the island. Very quiet location with great views towards Holy Isle. Beautiful garden & east access for parking. Rob cooks the breakfast to order, very substantial & satisfying. Home baking by Nanette left in the dining room each day of my stay a welcome gesture.

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Nanette sent me an email before my stay with a link to ‘Visit Arran’ website which has ample information & always updated.

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7th June 2022:

Had such a wonderful stay! Everything is perfect, from the lovely room to the amazing hosts!

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Enjoy as much as you can both on the island and in their place!

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28th May 2022:

We highly recommend a stay at Nanette and Rob’s Boutique B&B. They are excellent hosts! The room was beautifully decorated with an eye to detail which made it cosy and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. Nanette and Rob are very knowledgeable about the island and their recommendations were fantastic.

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We really enjoyed the round walk to Kings caves. The views were stunning. The Machrie Moore standing stones and the Brodick castle grounds are worth a visit too. We had lovely cakes and coffee at the Coffee Pot in Whiting Bay and the Thyme café.

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28th May 2022:

Thanks for a lovely stay. Electric vehicle charging points allowing overnight charging would be very useful and more convenient than putting a cable through your lounge window.

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Brodick Castle Gardens very good. The Wineport cafe was also very good.

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17th May 2022:

We had a lovely stay, the rooms are stylish and comfortable, the slippers and bathrobes are a nice touch, and it's great to have the lounge to relax in. Nanette and Rob couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating, delicious breakfast, useful local tips. I would definitely return.

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We had a fun and interesting tasting at the Lochranza distillery.

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16th May 2022:

Nanette and Rob were excellent hosts, providing extremely helpful advice in the lead up to our visit, a warm welcome, and great insights into Arran. Cruikshanks is in a beautiful location, and provided a very comfortable and luxurious stay. Looking forward to the next visit already.

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2nd May 2022:

A chivalrous and thoughtful and generous couple.

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Listen to Nanette and Rob. Go to Brodick Castle gardens and eat at Mara and look at Ailsa Craig. Walk to standing stones and climb every mountain if you can. Arran distillery has the most kindly staff and single Malt if you like it.

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18th October 2021:

Friendly, helpful, lovely room and bathroom (especially the rain shower and toiletries). Close to places to eat also. Great breakfast, loved the fish!

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Trip to Holy Island is highly recommended. Kings Cave walk, Brodick Castle, Glanashdale Falls, seal colony near Pirnmill and Fairy Dell walk at Lochranza also. Places to eat - PHT and MOST @ Eden Lodge.

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15th October 2021:

We really enjoyed our recent stay with you in lovely surroundings. Breakfast was of a high quality and variety. Afternoon cakes and biscuits yummy!! Garden suit comfortable and quirky

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Drift in, Brodick Bar and Crofters Restaurants all serve lovely evening meals.

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4th October 2021:

Nanette and Rob were always really helpful and friendly with tips on what to do around the island, places to eat or just general chat. The food was excellent and no little extras were too much trouble (e.g fresh milk for tea, or putting things in the fridge/freezer for other guests). The home baked cakes were a lovely little extra after a day out exploring!

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A highlight for us was definitely seeing seals near Sannox (a tip from a fellow guest) so we would recommend that. Brodick castle was also lovely and the views from a drive around the island were beautiful and gave lots of lovely spots for walks (like Kings Cave or the Standing stones at Machrie)

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30th September 2021:

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30th September 2021:

Fantastic time away. The personal touches were amazing. Already planning our return!

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18th September 2021:

Nan & Rob are wonderful hosts. Very helpful with knowledge of Arran generally and walking routes etc. and Rob's geology/history make for interesting breakfast conversations. Breakfast is fit for a King whatever you decide to have. The produce is great to start with, and excellently cooked by Rob. And the bed - best nights sleep we've had for ages - we want one of those mattresses.

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Leave the car and use the bus to get around as much as you can. Bus stops close by on the main street. If you need somewhere for a special meal, or just fancy something a bit more fine dining the Brodick Bar & Brasserie is well worth a visit. Imaginative menu excellently cooked, good wine list - and fantastic selection of malt whisky.

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16th September 2021:

Cruickshanks is hands-down the nicest B&B I've ever stayed in thanks in no small part to the friendliness, thoughtfulness, good taste and attention to detail of Nanette and Rob, who are excellent hosts. It's really more like a very small boutique hotel and I can't recommend it highly enough.

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11th September 2021:

Wonderful place to stay!

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9th September 2021:

Nanette and Rob were perfect and entertaining hosts, and made us very welcome for 5 nights. Fabulous breakfasts comfortable rooms and excellent advice on where to go and eat on the island.

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Book restaurants ( even the Mara takeaway Fish Bar )early as choice on the island is limited. Brodick Castle and both DIstilleries are well worth visiting. For golfers , Shishkin Golf course is a must ( at Blackwater) and Nanette and Rob will give excellent advice on walks all over the island.

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2nd September 2021:

Amazing place, we loved it. Beautiful accommodation to a high standard, the attention to detail was perfect. The breakfasts don't get any better than these, they were wonderful. The kindness and attention the owners gave us was superb, we felt truly spoilt. we will definitely be back.

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We fell in love with Arran, amazing walks, fantastic views, the sea and coastline took your breath away, great restaurant's and the people were so friendly. We saw red squirrels, dolphins and seals.

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29th August 2021:

Lovely hosts who were both attentive and knowledgable. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you

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All we would say is take the good advice from Nanette and Rob on pre-booking places to eat especially in the evenings. Also we found their knowledge of the Island invaluable.

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24th August 2021:

Lovely warm welcome, which made us feel at home. The room was clean, spacious and the bed was really comfortable! The only small issue I had was removing 4 spiders from the room on the first evening. They don’t bother me but Lucy is terrified of them. They was mainly the bedroom above the windows. Beside that I think it’s the best B&B stay we have ever had, and we have done a lot of travelling!

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The eighteen69 restaurant was the best place we had food and the west coast was the best place to see the dolphins and seals. Although we may have been in the right place at the right time. Thank you for a lovely stay and we have left a review on trip advisor. Lucy and Jamie

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23rd August 2021:

Wonderful location above Whiting Bay. We stayed in the garden suite- plenty of space inside and outside. Very welcoming and attentive hosts, lovely breakfast with good choice.

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15th August 2021:

We had a lovely stay - 15 months later than planned but worth the wait! Nanette and Rob could not have been more friendly and helpful - even putting Arran Blondes on ice for our return for riding round the island and the 3 beinns walk! Great chat at breakfast - it’s a geologist thing!!

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Think about evening meals in advance but great advice from Nanette and Rob

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12th August 2021:

We had a brilliant time with you both and having the pleasure of the garden suite was a big bonus. What a beautiful accommodation it is, perfect in every way. We would highly recommend it and the hosts Nanette and Rob were great hosts.

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Tips to other guests . Be prepared for uphill walking not too strenuous but a wee climb. Book your restaurants in advance to safe disappointment. Other than that you will have a great time.

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23rd July 2021:

What a find Cruickshanks was! Peaceful location. Beautifully appointed accommodation. Wonderful breakfasts. Nothing is too much trouble for hosts Nanette and Rob. I would highly recommend it to other travellers to Arran.

Tips:

Kayaking with Andrew and Fiona at “Kayak Arran”. Dinner at Blackwaterfoot Lodge. Dinner at Brodick Bar - food and service good, expensive so save for a special occasion. Gardens at Brodick Castle.

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19th July 2021:

Nanette and Rob were ideal hosts. We enjoyed our stay (and food!) very much. Would recommend to anyone visiting Arran.

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The kayaking (with Andrew)

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16th July 2021:

This was a last minute find after our stay at Auchrannie Resort was cancelled due to a Covid outbreak. We were not disappointed. We were in the garden room, a lovely little suite with its own separate entrance, great if you like a bit of privacy. The lounge area is cosy with a log burner, tea and coffee facilities, and a dining table. The bedroom is on a mezzanine level above the lounge, and the large bathroom with bath and shower is at the rear. The whole suite is beautifully decorated and very stylish. Breakfast can be served in or outdoors on the private patio. The food was excellent, cannot recommend this place enough for a quiet, relaxing break.

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The house is on the hill above Whiting Bay, and would be a bit of a walk to get into the village, however it is a short drive. There are not many restaurants in Whiting Bay, but there are a few in Lamlash or Brodick. We had excellent food in the Brodick Bar and Brasserie.

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19th November 2019:

first class service lovely people as well can't do enough for you can't wait to go back

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2nd November 2019:

A fantastic place to rest and enjoy, Nanette and Rob were so kind and welcoming - tha k you!

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1st November 2019:

We had a family wedding on the Island and made a great choice staying at Cruickshanks Boutique B&B. We were welcomed by tea and coffee and homemade cakes in the lounge with the log burning stove. There were loads of books and games and we had a lovely evening. The rooms were beautifully decorated and very peaceful, en-suite shower room gorgeous and the local cosmetics and fluffy towels/slippers added a touch of luxury. The sea view from our room was gorgeous! The breakfast was just amazing (one of the best I've eaten. I had the home made muesli followed by the full Scottish with the perfect poached egg. The next day I had the Scottish porridge with cream and maple syrup (I even had a breakfast lesson to watch how to poach the egg!) Nanette and Rob were great company and we had lots of laughs. A big thank you both of you as I was a little nervous having chosen it for our relatives - No need to be as they were raving about it and we will return to explore the island properly.

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We didn't have much time to explore the Island but Nanette was full of great information and maps. The beach where are family got married was lovely and that was called Sannox.

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31st October 2019:

Excellent rooms, food and advice on where to travel.

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Ask Nanette and Rob - they can tell you all the best places to go and see!

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28th October 2019:

Small room but clean and comfortable, good modern bathroom and excellent breakfast. Good healthy food that caters to all needs.

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Good local restaurant and an ideal base for walking. About five miles from Lochranza that is the best anchorage on the island with plentiful moorings at £10 per night. If you want a break from sleeping on the boat this is a good option.

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26th September 2019:

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15th September 2019:

A superb place to stay - very comfortable, beautifully decorated and equipped. Very nice sitting room with a wood stove lit in the evening. Scrumptious full Scottish breakfast. Our hosts, Nanette and Rob, couldn't have been nicer. Very convenient for ferry and for drives to various spots on the island. Lots of help and advice about places to visit.

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Ask your hosts about places to eat, especally for lunch - the Mara fish cafe is a must!! When arriving be aware that the road up is narrow and twisty, with vehicles coming both ways. Just soldier on and you'll get there!

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19th August 2019:

Second time staying at Cruickshanks. Beautiful B&B. Rooms are gorgeous, beds super comfy. Such a warm welcome on arrival. Nanette's baking is 5 star. Breakfast delicious! Highly recommend the porridge. Can't wait to come back.

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12th August 2019:

In previous years we have stayed in Arran for family holidays on a self-catering basis. This time we were having a long weekend on our own to celebrate a special anniversary and wanted to treat ourselves. Cruickshanks was the perfect place for such a treat, not least because Rob and Nan are such intuitive hosts, are genuinely interested in getting to know their guests and have such a clear vision of the kind of quality experience they want to offer. They’ve given careful thought to every detail and found a perfect balance between an environment that feels special whilst still being relaxed. We enjoyed a beautiful room, really comfortable bed, great shower, quality tea/coffee and Rob’s amazing breakfasts. Little touches in the room like homemade shortbread and soap, cosy throws and antique furniture, as well as a Farrow and Ball colour palette throughout the house make all the difference. Nan had even made us a delicious anniversary chocolate cake (which we happily worked our way through over the 3 nights we were there!). They both took genuine pleasure in sharing their books, maps and local tips with us, as well as providing anytime access to a large, comfortable guest living room and beautiful garden. We had a really wonderful few days in Arran which was helped by great weather, but Cruickshanks was central to making it so special.

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1st August 2019:

Such a wonderful stay! Our first time on Arran and we're so very glad we chose Cruickshanks to spend our honeymoon. Rob and Nan are kind, welcoming and the food and service are absolutely fantastic. We will certainly be back!

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Plenty of great places to visit and places to eat on Arran, including highlights such as the Mara fish deli and the Lagg distillery in the south of the island.

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28th July 2019:

Fantastic welcome, great location and delicious breakfast. Nanette & Rob went out their way to make sure our stay was very comfortable even chilling a bottle of wine in their fridge for us and booking a table in a local restaurant.

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Meal in Felicity's restaurant was well worth a visit. The Kildonan Hotel is in a picturesque setting with great views over the south of the island. Arran Aromatics, Brodick Castle and Lochranza Distillery are not to be missed.

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25th July 2019:

Great views, excellent breakfast. Very friendly and helpfull staff.

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21st July 2019:

Our stay here was lovely. It was a great location, the area was very peaceful. Breakfast and cakes were delicious. Couldn't fault a thing.

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Fecility's was great, definitely the best meal we had on the island. We also did a beautiful coastal walk in Kildonan where we got to see seals, and the scenery was stunning.

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7th July 2019:

Nanette and Rob provide a very comfortable and relaxing B & B with beautiful views. A lot of thought has gone into the furnishings and there are a lot of lovely touches. Rob serves a delicious, well cooked breakfast and Nanette’s muesli is the best we’ve tasted. Both Nanette and Rob are excellent hosts who are interesting to talk to and informative about the island. We would definitely stay here again.

Tips:

There are lots of walks on Arran to enjoy. A walk along the beach at Blackwaterfoot on a clear day, the views are great. Climbing Goat Fell was a bit of a challenge, but the views again are amazing (but you need to do this on a clear day for the best views) and well worth the trek. We enjoyed a visit to Brodick Castle and the new distillery at Lagg, can recommend the tour there.

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1st July 2019:

Really friendly, clean and delightful accommodation. Wonderful hosts sharing information about the area. Great breakfast. Highly recommended.

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20th June 2019:

Excellent accommodation in a fantastic location. The rooms are beautifully furnished and beautifully renovated. The breakfast was as good as the homemade cupcakes. Both hosts are very friendly and took a lot of time for us. We like to come back again.

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13th June 2019:

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10th June 2019:

We had a fantastic time staying with you! The location of the house and view (when there was not too much fog!) was beautiful. The lovely period room was very nicely appointed and comfortable, and we loved the Arran aromatic toiletries. Breakfasts were also always delicious, and the lounge in general was cozy. Thank you for being such great hosts and taking the time to make our stay on Arran special!

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Just ask Nan and Rob, they really are great guides!

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10th June 2019:

A fantastic B&B. Perfect hosts, perfect food, beautiful rooms with glorious views.

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9th June 2019:

Superb! Stunning position.... Delicious cuisine.... Delightful company....

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Views on Arran - spectacular....everywhere! Shops and restaurants.....need to check when open - somewhat unpredictable! Ferries ok for us! Weather - always unpredictable, so DO hope the potential cinema gets the go-ahead!

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5
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27th May 2019:

Fabulous accommodation in a perfect location with beautiful views. The owners Nanette and Robert were very friendly without being intrusive and their house was open to us at all hours. We would strongly recommend this beautiful Boutique B&B and Rob's full Scottish breakfast was amazing! We will definitely stay here again if we go back to the Isle of Arran.

Tips:

Just 10 minutes walking distance from the lovely shops and restaurants in Whiting Bay. We went to a private function at Felicity's and the bar staff and food was lovely and had a nice meal at The Shore. We also took a trip round the island using Corrie Cabs and our driver Brian (Santa) was great!

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5
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25th May 2019:

What a place Nanette and Rob have! Wonderfully warm hospitality, really tasty food and gorgeous decor make for a truly memorable stay. ***** Thanks!

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5
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25th May 2019:

Fabulous! Nanette is very welcoming, and Rob does a first class job with evening meal and breakfast. Bedroom and bathrooms are spotless. Large comfortable room for relaxing. Highly recommended.

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5
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20th May 2019:

Rob and Nanette’s place is amazing

Tips:

Down to the main road there’s a great place for eating: Felicity’s, at Eden Lodge. Ask for the specialities of the day, they’re worth trying!

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5
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9th May 2019:

Staying at Cruickshanks B&B was like visiting old friends. We were given tea and homemade cupcakes upon our arrival and great advice about things to do on the island. The breakfast menu was exactly what you would wish to set you up for a long day of exploring on the island. We will be back!

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Nanette sent a concise email with a list of local restaurants after our booking and upon arrival provided a handy map of the island to help you find your way along with helpful suggestions to ensure you find what you are looking for.

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5
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3rd May 2019:

Perfect B&B .location very quiet, room was very clean and beautifully appointed.Bed extremely comfortable.

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5
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29th April 2019:

The owners Rob and Nanette very friendly. Will go out their way to help with anything and keen to hear all about your adventures over on Arran. The lounge is exceptionally comfortable with a roaring fire to help you unwind after a day on the hills. Accommodation is very comfortable and breakfasts are delicious.

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5
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26th April 2019:

A delightful place - comfy rooms with all one needs, delicious breakfast, friendly hosts full of useful information. An excellent stay.

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5
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25th April 2019:

Every now and then you realise that you have found something very special and that was absolutely the case when we stayed at Cruikshanks. Rob and Nanette have created the most lovely place to stay (beautifully appointed and immaculate rooms) but what really stood out was their warm hospitality and the food. I think its fair to say that anything less than perfect just wont do for them and it absolutely shines through.

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5
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1st April 2019:

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5
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13th March 2019:

Perfect. Thank you.

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5
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15th February 2019:

Cruickshanks offers amazing hospitality in a home that succeeds in being stylish and elegant, but at the same time makes you feel utterly at home. Rob and Nanette could not be more welcoming, and have thought of everything. Breakfasts second to none, and Nanette's cakes and shortbread, served with tea or coffee in front of the woodburner, make the whole experience unforgettable.

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5
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5th January 2019:

Such a personal and informative experience. We loved it and would recommend it highly!

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5
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8th November 2018:

Very friendly and welcoming. House decor immaculate, and breakfast was superb. Beautiful extensive views from the front of the building. Would like to have stayed longer and discussed mutual interests with our hosts.

Tips:

Check if evening meal is offered. We missed it unfortunately. A few good restaurants nearby, such as Coast and Felicity's. If walking i the dark take or borrow a torch - we needed the house one. There are lovely walks to Glenashdale Falls (about 1.5 miles, or longer walks or cycles on the forest tracks above the house. Golf course is next door.

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5
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6th November 2018:

We loved our stay at Cruickshanks. Rob and Nan were wonderful hosts and they have renovated their home into a stylish and welcoming B&B. Everything was sparkling clean. Our bedroom had a very comfortable super-king bed and we appreciated the Arran Aromatics toiletries in the en-suite. We spent a lot of time in the cosy lounge by the wood burning stove - the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the island. Rob is a talented and passionate cook and his fabulous breakfasts set up up for the day. We will definitely stay at Cruickshanks when we come back to Arran

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Felicity's restaurant is a 10 minute walk from Cruickshanks.

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5
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5th November 2018:

Nanette and Robert were outstanding hosts! They could not have been more enthusiastic and helpful. We had a very special weekend on the Isle of Arran. The accommodation was beautiful and care and thought went into every little thing. Breakfasts were superb.

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5
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3rd November 2018:

Lovely interior decor, delicious afternoon tea, very welcoming, wonderful location and a great breakfast in the morning! Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

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Very much enjoyed our meal at the Glenisle Hotel in Lamlash.

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5
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23rd October 2018:

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5
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22nd October 2018:

Superb stay on a beautiful island. Real quality and luxury accommodation without losing the personal touch. Excellent breakfasts, super afternoon tea baking Attentive friendly service, always looking to go the extra mile.

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Two great meals at Felicity's - a 10 min walk away - with some enticing cocktails as well. Great service. Similar experience at the Drift Inn in Lamlash. In fact had great reception and food everywhere - The Velo Cafe, The Sandwich Station. Some good walking on the island from challenging mountain scrambles to more relaxed local walks - Rob is a great source of helpful information.

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5
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8th October 2018:

We stayed for two nights and we loved this place. Lovely room and nice quiet location. Excellent breakfasts. Made special by the welcome and conversation with the hosts who were exceptionally warm and welcoming.

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5
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1st October 2018:

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5
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1st October 2018:

It’s a lovely relaxing place to stay. The breakfasts were memorable and hosts Nanette and Rob certainly go the extra mile. We didn’t want to leave!

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We loved visiting the distillery and castle gardens. The woodland walk to Glenashdale Falls and seal spotting in Kildonan were both magical.

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5
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25th September 2018:

We have stayed in some good B&Bs this year, but this was the best overall. The sheer level of hospitality was the best bit, with genuine and generous engagement with guests. We'd love to come back sometime!

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The Drift was the best restaurant locally and Glenashdale falls was a good walk to go on from the B&B.

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5
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13th September 2018:

Very enjoyable stay in gorgeous B&B with perfect hosts. Next time we will definitely stay longer.

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5
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9th September 2018:

Charming couple with the genuine interest in their guests.

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If you can, bring your own car. It is the best way to get around.

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5
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3rd September 2018:

Great b&b, very luxurious room. tasty breakfast with 3xcellent hosts- what more could you want!

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5
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31st August 2018:

Fabulous B+B. Staying with Nanette and Rob was a highlight of our holiday.

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5
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31st August 2018:

Beautiful B&B which has been lovingly created by the owners. We were warmly welcomed on arrival, the entire property is of a very high standard with spotless room. Breakfast is a delight which has been very well thought out using quality local products and prepared with passion. Hosts are very nice and a useful source of local information but also very respectful of guests privacy.

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5
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27th August 2018:

Hi Nanette and Robert, we had a great time at Cruickshanks! Your B&B is beautifully designed with much attention to detail and for us was the perfect place to stay in Arran! Your tipps helped us a great deal to enjoy the island and we are very grateful for your help in organising our dinner reservations! And of course: The breakfast! Nanette`s muesli and Robert's cooked breakfast were delicious! Thank you so much for your hospitality!!

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We think it was good to have a rental car and drive around the island - this way we could see a lot during our short stay.

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5
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26th August 2018:

Gorgeous place. Rob & Nanette are so lovely, very welcoming. Room was beautiful, the bed was super comfy and breakfast delicious. Will be back.x

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5
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22nd August 2018:

Very well appointed B&B and excellent service

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Very good coffee and scones at Coast

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5
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19th August 2018:

this place is unique. the hosts make it super special through their attention to detail for comfort and wonderful cookery treats but also for their engaging conversation.

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this would be without a shadow of a doubt the place I would return to if ever on Arran again. Take a bottle of wine to enjoy the evening and take time to look at the views and the book library at the house. The oat shortbreads are to die for :)

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5
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16th August 2018:

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5
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12th August 2018:

The very best of a Scottish B&B : excellent location, perfect confort and cleanliness, extremely nice staff, outstanding breakfast. We will be back for sure !

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5
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10th August 2018:

first class accommodation with a lot of attention to detail.

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stay at Cruickshanks for as long as you can - you'll not regret it !

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5
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30th July 2018:

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay for Daniels surprise birthday, really appreciate the little cakes and card he got in the room. The bed is super comfortable and loved the extra touches within the room, including the different varieties of tea, shortbread to compliment the tea! Arran aromatics mini toiletries,bathrobes, access to netflix and best of all was perfectly cooked breakfast from Bob in the morning to set us up for the day. Thanks to Nanette for all the recommendations and guidance of where to eat and explore otherwise we wouldn't have had a clue with it being our first time in Arran! Our stay here made the trip extra special, it was so cosy and comfortable

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Felicity's is definitely an excellant restaurant within walking distance which allowed us to have a drink and a lovely stroll along the beach aftee our meal.

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5
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24th July 2018:

Very nice „staff“, excellent breakfast, rooms are as on pictures

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Machrie Moor Standing Stones - nice walk - beautiful scenery

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5
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13th July 2018:

The best B&B we've ever stayed in! Nan - your baking is spectacular, and Rob - breakfast was amazing. The room was beautiful with stunning views and nothing was too much trouble. We so enjoyed your company and your beautiful B&B - we'll be back soon we promise!

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Rob and Nan are the most incredible hosts and the B&B is beautiful, comfortable and ideally positioned. The bus stop is at the bottom of the hill and there are pubs and restaurants nearby. An excellent stay in an excellent location. We're thinking up excuses to go back!

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5
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10th July 2018:

Staying at this bed & breakfast was a real joy. The accommodation is wonderful with great attention to detail & lots of lovely touches. The couple who run the place could not have been more adorable, it was great to chat to them, they were very knowledgable on the island & proffered us with protein bars (5!) when we went to Goat Fell for the day. I would highly recommend this place & cannot praise the owners enough, many thanks.

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We went on 3 fabulous long walks.

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5
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29th June 2018:

Excellent and informative hosts - great sense of humour - feels like visiting old friends.

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5
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26th June 2018:

The kind of b&b you dream of finding. Lovely old house,comfy cosy beds,luxury bathroom,all the trimmings & run by delightful hosts. Beautiful setting with walks from the house.Our delicious breakfast was accompanied by a red squirrel visiting the garden. Spacious guest sitting room to relax in should the weather turn, where you can explore a facinating collection of books and maps. Hope we make it back there some day!

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It's worth booking a table at Felicity's restaurant down the hill or at the Glenisle Hotel in Lamlash, both excellent food and very popular.

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5
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26th June 2018:

very good ambiance throughout. Although rooms well sound proofed, voices from dining room/lounge below could be heard upstairs in our room.

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5
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22nd June 2018:

Great hosts and a beautiful setting. Lovely room and very happy with everything, delicious breakfast. Only down side was we were only there one night .

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5
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19th June 2018:

This is a special place. Beautiful. The interior is great and not only the furniture, we also liked the atmosphere. The hosts are like friends, very helpful and with a good sense of humor. Their references for the daytime are really nice. Breakfast time with Rob is highly recommended, very funny. We can´t imagine a better place on Arran. As we are golfer it´s perfect, there is an interesting course nearby. The only thing I would have to complain: the bed is too cosy and you won´t get up in the morning... but thinking of the breakfast, YOU WILL !

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What we liked: COAST Bistro - nice for lunch ( terrace ) - Glenisle Restaurant - Tea Room at the Golf Course Shiskine ( lunch ) - Cafe Thyme - Mara ( Corrie ) - drive around the isle - Beach at Kildonan and nearby Blackwaterfoot - Glenashdale Falls walk - Loch Garbed walk - mountains nearby Lochranza in the late afternoon ( deers ) - Shiskine Golf Course ( wow ) - road from Machrie Moor back to Brodick - ... we had too little time !! Next time on Arran we will go for more !

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5
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14th June 2018:

A fabulous place to stay with perfect hosts. Look no further for somewhere special to stay on Arran. Nanette and Rob really know what it means to go the extra mile. No hesitation in recommending or returning to Cruikshanks

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Coast which is nearby is in a lovely waterfront location walking distance from Cruikshanks. The waterfall walk nearby is a great little walk- perfect for walking off the terrific breakfasts!

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5
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10th June 2018:

A very special holiday made memorable by our friendly hosts and even Jess. We felt at home and able to come and go as we pleased. Our room was spacious, well appointed with a large, comfortable bed. The site of the b&b was on high ground and provided lovely views of the Clyde and Scottish mainland. Even the weather behaved superbly.

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Enjoy!

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5
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31st May 2018:

Great hosts

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5
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26th May 2018:

lovely hosts comfy bed

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great location

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5
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25th May 2018:

Totally calm, great beds and a fantastic breakfast. Very nice and caring hosts

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5
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23rd May 2018:

A beautiful house renovated sympathetically. Nothing too much trouble for the hosts and a fab late breakfast. Incredibly peaceful. Cannot be faulted.

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Follow your hosts recommendations and you'll do just fine :)

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5
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19th May 2018:

This is an outstanding B&B in every way, with a fantastic welcome from Nanette and Rob who attend to detail with ease and charm.

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5
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15th May 2018:

Best Breakfast Ever! Comfort and style of accommodation is 5 star all around

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Take the advice of inn keepers who are extremely knowledgeable about restaurants and things to do...

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5
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30th April 2018:

Lovely wee B and B. Gorgeous decor. Immaculate. Friendly helpful owners. Amazing breakfast

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5
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30th April 2018:

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5
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24th April 2018:

Amazing B+B. Beautiful house, and couldn't be more helpful with our bikes and luggage. Would highly recommend. Little touches like homemade shortbread and granola were fantastic.

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5
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17th April 2018:

We enjoyed our brief stay very much. Our hosts were very welcoming and very obliging. We would definitely stay at Cruickshanks again.

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Would recommend Felicity's. We had a lovely meal there and the service was very good. Definitely recommend the Raspberry Love cocktail!

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5
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15th April 2018:

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5
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4th April 2018:

Such a beautiful home with real attention to detail in everything. Breakfast was delicious and the hosts were friendly and extremely helpful.

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The Old Pier Tavern was really good for dinner and the Arran in Focus half day photography course we did on the beach was exceptional.

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5
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3rd April 2018:

A lovely warm welcome and lots of great advice prior to and during stay. All that we needed was provided and we thoroughly enjoyed our few days with you.

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The need to have ready cash rather than just cards at some cafes and restaurants.

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5
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5th December 2017:

This is our favorite B & B of all time! Rob and Nanette are the most lovely and accommodating hosts--and the house is a treasure--both luxurious and comfortable. Every detail is charming and gorgeously restored. As much as we enjoyed getting out to see the island, we couldn't wait to return to Cruickshanks for tea. And the food! We typically aren't breakfast people, but we'd travel to Arran just for Rob and Nanette's cooking!

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We found it most useful to have a car, as it's off the beaten path. Given the silence and ocean views, and close access to good footpaths, it's worth venturing a little further to stay at this most memorable and serene place.

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5
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15th November 2017:

We had a great stay in this lovely B&B. Very homely and welcoming, great breakfasts and home baking! Will definitely be going back if I travel to Arran again.

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The walk to the waterfall followed by the giants graves recommended to us by Nanette was well worth a try.

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5
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13th November 2017:

The breakfast is out of this world fantastic

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5
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7th November 2017:

Very relaxing stay after arriving late afternoon on Sunday. Fortunately we had eaten earlier as most, if not all, places in Whiting Bay were operating a winter timetable. Cruickshanks was warm, hospitable, clean and breakfast set us up for the rest of the day. Unfortunately we had to catch the ferry back early in the morning and should have booked an extra night to fully explore the Isle of Arran. However when we do come back we would not hesitate to stay at Cruickshanks Boutique B&B.

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5
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3rd November 2017:

Fantastic place, very homely and great atmosphere. Rob and Nanette were fantastic and made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Great facilities and fantastic breakfast. Will definitely come back to cruickshanks B&B

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5
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20th October 2017:

Nanette and Rob were very welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. A comfortable stay, with little touches which were appreciated such as home made marmalade and jam, and Nanette's muesli.

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There is a reasonably priced restaurant just ten minutes walk from the B and B, called Felicity's. Arran has everything, from stone circles thousands of years old, to craft workshops. We stayed for three nights, which was nowhere near long enough to explore what we wanted to.

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5
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12th October 2017:

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4.8
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11th October 2017:

Excellent hosts and nothing was to much botther to recommend or help.

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Felicitys, Arran distillery

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5
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10th October 2017:

Fantastic accommodation on the beautiful Isle of Arran.

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5
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10th October 2017:

Very warm welcome and exceptionally comfortable

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The Falls , and dinner at Glenisle Bistro , Arran distillery !

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5
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9th October 2017:

Absolutely delightful place! We so enjoyed chatting with you - we kept saying 'Well, Nanette said' or 'Rob told us that' - it was integral to our experience. Wonderful food, decor - all of it! And I've got the recipe for oat shortbread.

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5
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3rd October 2017:

wonderful place to stay, very warm very clean very comfortable modern rooms, very kind polite friendly hosts and probably one of the best places i’ve stayed. breakfasts are delicious.

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5
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29th September 2017:

Beautiful home, tasteful modern decor, comfortable beds, friendly and helpful host and hostess, delicious breakfast - we couldn't have asked for more!

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4.8
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25th September 2017:

Location a little out of the way which makes it a bit hard to find but being away from main road makes it very quiet - so a plus for that. The house has been beautifully renovated. Quality of finish is excellent and a lot of thought has been given to the tasteful interior design. Bedrooms are excellent and great attention to detail in providing everything needed for a comfortable stay. Hosting was very friendly and we felt very welcome. Only stayed one night so difficult to make any further comment. We would certainly recommend to others.

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5
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25th September 2017:

We had a fabulous stay with Rob and Nanette, wonderful hosts, stunning house, only downside, we were only there for the 1 night, should have booked for longer! Will definitely be back! Ann & Bill Cassidy

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Fabulous location, beautiful views, so peaceful in the evenings.....perfect!

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5
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23rd September 2017:

Genuinely interesting hosts who made every effort to ensure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Highly recommend this excellent B & B.

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Recommend Douglas Hotel and Glenisle Hotel/Bistro as suitable places to eat. We enjoyed touring around Arran and stopping at Brodick Castle, Corrie,Sannox,Machrie Bay and Lochranza. We look forward to returning.

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5
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23rd September 2017:

We had a wonderful 2 nights staying with Rob and Nanette at Cruickshanks. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived and throughout our stay. The room (Pearl Suite) was beautiful with stunning views out over the sea. The ensuite bathroom was clean and spacious and the shower was amazing! Breakfast was plentiful and varied and included Nanette's delicious muesli as well as many different cooked options (lots more but too much to mention!). We had afternoon tea each day which was a lovely extra bonus. Would definitely recommend Cruickshanks to anyone looking for a relaxing stay on Arran and hope to return sometime.

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Felicity's at Eden Lodge has a great gin selection as well as yummy pizza! Coast has a good atmosphere and nice food. We did a lovely walk (recommended by Rob and Nanette) up to Glenashdale Falls.

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5
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23rd September 2017:

Everything was excellent. Thank you

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5
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21st September 2017:

We liked staying at your b and b. Thanks!

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5
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18th September 2017:

Breakfast was perfection. Afternoon tea was great. Everything we needed was there. Loved the lounge area. You could not have looked after us better. Thank you very much. We will return.

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Must book the restaurants for evening meals. They get booked up very quickly. Lots of bird watching. Lots of seals on the coast down near the hospital. Lots of shops selling local produce and gifts.

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5
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10th September 2017:

Fabulous b&b, made to feel so welcome & felt like home from home. Will definitely be visiting again.

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If people don't mind driving for an evening meal, we recommend Stags Pavillon at Lochranza-has a lovely ambience & good hearty food.

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5
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10th September 2017:

Very interesting and different location/property. Welcoming deputy-host! Bedroom on the small side but not really an issue. Nice breakfast.

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Well situated for the many attractions in the area. Couple of decent pubs not too far away. Excellent guest info book.

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4.8
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6th September 2017:

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5
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6th September 2017:

Very relaxing but too short a stay.

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5
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3rd September 2017:

Delighted to have found such a wonderful B & B on Arran. It is clear to see the hard work and dedication that has gone into making the boutique B & B so welcoming and homely for guests. The rooms and en suites are spotless, comfortable and feel like home. The little extras like the dressing gowns, slippers, variety of teas, coffee and the delicious homemade shortbread really add a special touch to the stay. Breakfast was exceptional - from Nanette's delicious museli, Rob's creamy porridge to the plentiful and filling full Scottish breakfast (don't forget to leave a bit of black pudding for the lovely Jess). Afternoon tea on arrival was a lovely touch. Rob and Nanette are wonderful and attentive hosts who take the time to ensure your stay is as enjoyable and relaxing as it can be. We arrived as guests and left feeling like old time friends. Would highly recommend and we will most definitely be back.

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4.8
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20th August 2017:

Without doubt, one of the best B&B's we've ever stayed in - from the welcome when we arrived to the exceptional service during our stay. much of that was above, and beyond, what you would normally expect from a B&B or, indeed, from a hotel. When next in Arran, we'll definitely be back. Thanks again for a great stay. Sandy & Angela

Tips:

Don't go when it's raining!!! that said, there's still plenty to do, but they do tend to get blitzed when the weather's not so good. cold/cloudy, not a problem because you can still do the fantastic walks the island has to offer, but rain can be a b****r! the two restaurants in Whiting bay (The Coast & Felicity's) are both worth a visit and are within easy? walking distance. Further afield, both Lamlash and Brodick offer good choices.

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5
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18th August 2017:

Excellent location. Very welcoming extremely friendly and helpful hosts who have very useful and extensive local knowledge. Very tasteful and comfortable room with all amenities you. Outdoor potentially need. The home baked goodies are a lovely and very welcome extra. Excellent quality breakfast.

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You will regret just staying one night. We did. Felicitys restaurant was a very good recomendation good food comfortable setting with lovely coastal views.

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5
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15th August 2017:

Perfect stay, thank you very much.

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5
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14th August 2017:

Delightful hosts who extended great helpfulness fully and willingly. Very carefully and tastefully modernised substantial spacious house with excellent sea views. Bedrooms and en-suite were spotless with excellent decor. Golf course is 200 yards from the end of the drive. Did not have time to play but looks challenging, not a course for people with big metal woods. Breakfast was perfect and the black pudding was the tastiest we have sampled.

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Whiting bay is a small village and a short drive from Lamlash and Brodick. All of these together offer plenty of opportunities to dine. The views are splendid all along the coast.

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5
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13th August 2017:

This gem of a B&B has been tastefully renovated and decorated to a very high standard by the owners. Rob and Nanette are a lovely friendly couple who made our stay all the more pleasant with the attention to detail they continually provided from the minute we walked into their home. Their breakfast is one of the best we have been served, with all homemade produce and locally sourced products. We would highly recommend this excellent B&B.

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Lovely scenic area with various eating establishments..Felicitys restaurant is a short walk away, well worth a visit. There are also some small cafes which are also very good. You are within easy reach of nice local walks, and a short ride away you can take a boat to Holy Isle a retreat for Buddhists, which also offers courses to people of all spiritual backgrounds.

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5
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11th August 2017:

Great location, quiet and with great sea views. Rob and Nanette were perfect hosts making us feel welcome and relaxed and giving advice on what to do on Arran. They even solved a ferry issue for us! The house is beautifully decorated with a lot of character. Our bedroom was comfortable, clean and a pleasure to be in. The cooked breakfast was amazing...go for the smoked haddock! Or the full Scottish!! Everything was perfect. We would both highly recommend a visit to this little gem.

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Arran is beautiful and we saw it in all weathers. The Kings Cave is a comfortable 2 hour walk incorporating forest and beach but the more ambitious could tackle Goatsfell. Brodick Castle was closed for renovation but the gardens are stunning. Take a rainy day to drive around the whole island stopping at various sights, outlets, distillery, coffee shops etc. We ate at the Douglas Hotel (excellent), Coast (very good) and Thyme Cafe (wonderful). Coffees at the Lighthouse and Felicity's (both good).

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4.8
out of 5

10th August 2017:

Fantastic Accommodation Beautifully Appointed Wonderful Hosts

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The B and B is located a short uphill walk from the sea front.

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5
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9th August 2017:

What a lovely house in such a stunning location, being looked after by such fantastic hosts. We had a brilliant weekend. Thank you so much for tending to the many things we forgot or needed, many without us even asking. Our only disappointment was that we didn't get to spend more time relaxing in the house, given the wedding activities we attended. We'll definitely be back!

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Given our busy schedule we didn't get to experience to much locally, but would gladly recommmend a meal in Coast nearby... the food and ambience were good and we were very well looked after!

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5
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5th August 2017:

A warm welcome & loads of coffee always on offer. Very comfortable lounge with eating area. Gi-normus breakfast with nothing missed. Try Robs special porrage with maple syrup, an epicures delight. Bedrooms & beds warm & very comfortable. Excellent shower room with walk-in shower. The house is situated on a hill overlooking Whiting Bay with lovely views and in a quiet situation.

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Restaurants:-the Coast in Whiting Bay, for sea-food Brambles in Brodick was excellent but expensive. Walking is the main enjoyment & there are many well signposted footpaths. The castle is shut until april 1918.The Heritage Museum is very comprehensive and well worth a visit. If you like a dram visit the Distillary & meals here are excellent.

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5
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1st August 2017:

Wonderfully enthusiastic hosts with ideas and advice of what to see and do each day. Very willing to book places to eat to ensure a pleasant evening meal. Beautiful walks from the front door either down to the beach or to an impressive waterfall. Best cooked breakfast on our tour of Western Scotland. We relaxed and enjoyed our stay in their warm and welcoming home beautifully decorated, each room told its own story and an impressive selection of books easily fills a quiet evening.

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Restaurant to recommend is the Black Grouse in Blackwaterfoot with an attentive host, wonderful selection of Scottish gins and whisky and delicious menu. Cafe Thyme in Machrie offers a wide variety of teas and scruffy cake. We enjoyed the walk to Glenashdale waterfalls and the King's Cave

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5
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31st July 2017:

Wonderfully B&B, ideally located and with very kind owners who do all to allow you a good stay. The cooking is very careful. Home made marmelademade are delicious... The suite rooms is luxurious.

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5
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28th July 2017:

This is an excellent B&B. We really enjoyed it. Not only was the property fantastic, Nanette and Rob were very gracious and really friendly hosts. We would definitely recommend this to anybody traveling to Arran.

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The falls are right around the corner.

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5
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25th July 2017:

1st Class and Accommodation and Service from this small and cosy B&B.

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During the busy season it is a good idea to book dinner reservations before you arrive, Nanette and Rob were very helpful in suggesting places to eat but a lot of places were fully booked.

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5
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19th July 2017:

We had a fantastic stay at the Cruickshanks and would highly recommend this wonderful B&B. Rob and Nanette are wonderful people and very generous and kind hosts. The food was delicious and our room was very comfortable. And the location was perfect for getting around the small island.

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5
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5th July 2017:

Wonderful place, friendly hosts, newly refurbished. Great breakfast.

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Great for golfers. Whiting Bay Golf course 300 yards away. And only 20 mins by car to the classic Shiskin links.

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Owner Response:

Thank you very much! Arran is a great place to golf with its 7 golf courses, each one very different. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again when you next visit Scotland.

4.8
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3rd July 2017:

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4.8
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29th June 2017:

Fantastic hosts and delightful holiday accommodation. The B&B has the better attributes of a boutique hotel but also provides a fantastic personal service through wonderful hosts. We really appreciate the efforts made to ensure our stay was perfect - thank you.

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slow down and and enjoy your stay on Arran.

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5
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23rd June 2017:

Nanette and Rob were fantastic hosts, very friendly and welcoming, ran the B&B beautifully well. Superb breakfasts, and the afternoon tea and cake after a days exploring was most refreshing.Useful tips for the island, and help with all things, especially when the ferries were cancelled.

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The nearby waterfall is a lovely walk, about 2 hours leisurely pace. Felicity's restaurant is walking distance, and good food and drink. The Whiting bay golf club has spectacular views, very hilly, a motorized golf cart is recommended.The Lagg hotel is nice and quaint. Cafe Thyme near Macrie is a top spot for lunch, nice food. The best golf course on the island is Shiskine, if you can't pay it, at least walk around it, stunning scenery.

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5
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18th June 2017:

Lovely house, wonderfully comfortable bed(!), great hosting from Rob and Nanette and a fantastic breakfast.

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5
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16th June 2017:

Choose this boutique hotel as it is off the main road and is significantly quiet with views down the Clyde coast, and because you will have a real welcome, and significantly good breakfasts, cooked to your order (do not miss the haddock and poached egg).

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Go and relax, and if you need it you can access 4G. Walks are very good, both on the beach and up the falls.

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5
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12th June 2017:

Stayed in the pearl suite. Fab room and breakfast was lovely. Really enjoyed our break on the Arran and staying at the B&B. Only improvement I could suggest is improve signage to the B&B.

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Book a restaurant the night you are staying.

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4.8
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12th June 2017:

Great hospitality. Rob and Nanette were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the island. Rooms were newly refurbished to a high standard. Loved all the home baked goodies.

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5
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7th June 2017:

We were on Arran with friends for a walking holiday and stayed 8 nights. The rooms are spacious, recently decorated to a high standard and very comfortable with en-suite facilities. Our hosts were very welcoming and made great efforts to meet our needs such as drying out very wet clothing after a walk. They know the island well and were able to give good advice on the walks, where to go and what to do. The lounge provides a warm and comfortable place to meet others for the evening. We chose simple breakfasts of fruit, porridge and toast (local breads) but I am sure the cooked ones are equally as good. We left as friends rather than guests

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There are lovely coastal walks where seals and other wildlife can be seen generally without being annoyed by the midges

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4.8
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23rd May 2017:

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5
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22nd May 2017:

Delightful in every way.

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Owner Response:

Thank you!

5
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21st May 2017:

Incredible Stay. Wonderful hosts who made our stay very very special. We were supplied with tea and chat and advice for the island. Really cannot recommend this place enough. Gorgeous location and the bed and aesthetics of the house and rooms are beautiful. classy comfy and excellent value for money. Thank you so much!

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Felicitys had lovely fish!

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Owner Response:

You were both an absolute delight to host! Sounds like your play was a real success and may you get a lot of mileage out of the slippers! Hope to see you in Arran again soon.

4.8
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15th May 2017:

Nanette and Rob were the perfect host, always aware of guests to feel comfortable and giving useful information. Amazing breakfast and nice and clean facilities.

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The b&b is in Whiting Bay, a nice area surrounded by the Glenashdale Falls and King's Graves. The North of Arran is a really nice area to explore, lots of natural paths and wildlife to see.

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Owner Response:

Muchas gracias! We hope that you have the chance to visit us again so that you can continue exploring our beautiful island.

4.8
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14th May 2017:

All in all an excellent experience - welcoming, informative, comfortable, guest centred. Many lovely touches e.g. Homemade delicious muesli, locally produced toiletries, quality local produce for breakfast freshly cooked how you like it.

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Hosts will aid guests to get the most from their visit depending on what they like to do etc.

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Owner Response:

It was a pleasure having you both as our first guests and you made it very easy for us as debut hosts. We look forward to welcoming you back to Arran in the future.

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