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2 nights (Dec 14 - Dec 16)
2 adults

Lochside B&B

Blackwaterfoot
Tel: 01770860276
Lochside is a family run five bedroom purpose built B&B situated near the village of Blackwaterfoot on the West Coast of the beautiful Isle of Arran. The house stands alone on seven acres of land that includes two small lochs and extensive gardens with flowers, shrubs and mature trees which guests are welcome to use for taking a leisurely stroll around the grounds with the lochs a haven for wildlife including swans and ducks. Lochside is perfectly situated to witness uninterrupted sunsets over the Kilbrannan Sound towards the Kintyre Peninsula and on a clear day you can even see Ireland! The village of Blackwaterfoot is walking distance away so positions Lochside in a quiet, peaceful location but close to many attractions and amenities the area offers.

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Double Ensuite

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Front facing sea view. Large double bed more >

Front facing sea view. Large double bedRoom Facilities:

  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cot on Request
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free

Twin Ensuite

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En suite

Front facing sea view.<br /> Two single beds. more >

Front facing sea view.
Two single beds.Room Facilities:

  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cot on Request
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free
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Family Ensuite

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En suite

Side garden view.<br /> 1 x Double & 1 x Single. more >

Side garden view.
1 x Double & 1 x Single.Room Facilities:

  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cot on Request
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free

Single Ensuite

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En suite

Back garden view to rockery. more >

Back garden view to rockery.Room Facilities:

  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free

Facilities

  • Breakfast Room
  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Parking
  • Early Breakfast By Arrangement
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Television Lounge

Policies

Check In: Between 16:00 and 21:00
Check Out: Between 8:00 and 10:00
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: Children of all ages are welcome.
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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224 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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14th October 2019:

We received a very warm welcome from Marion on our arrival. She was very helpful with information about the b&b and accessing the local hotel where we were meeting family that evening. She even provided us with wine glasses and a corkscrew for our wine and a torch for our walk home later that evening. The room was spotless with fab views over to the loch and the Mull of Kintyre. We loved the fact there was a residents lounge although we didn't use it as our stay was quite short. My husband had some of the cake provided which was lovely. Overall we had a lovely stay and would definitely visit again.

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Wall to the village across the field took around 10 minutes, might be more difficult in the dark although Marion provides torches. We walked back via the road due to it raining earlier took about 20 mins.

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5
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9th October 2019:

Lovely well run B&B with a yummy Scottish breakfast. Friendly and knowledgeable host! Lochside is one of the best B&B’s we‘ve stayed in and we highly recommend it!

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2nd October 2019:

Lovely and quiet, very picturesque, fabulous views. Comfortable room. Good choice of breakfast menu. Afternoon cake and coffee for the lounge - what a good idea.

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Lots of things to see and do both on land and sea. Would recommend a visit to Arran Art Gallery in Whiting Bay.

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28th September 2019:

Everything about Lochside is excellent. Marion was an excellent host who made me feel very welcome. A beautifully appointed guest house who provided a very good breakfast with a wide choice. An idyllic setting and to be be blessed with perfect weather was a bonus.

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Drive over the string road for perfect views. A lovely walk into Blackwaterfoot is not to be missed.

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27th September 2019:

Marion could not be more helpful. The house has a great outlook to the loch. Breakfast was great.

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4.8
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12th September 2019:

We really enjoyed our stay with you, you were very welcoming and helpful with your local knowledge. The accommodation was excellent, rooms very clean and tidy, plenty to eat and drink, and we loved the teas and cakes for afternoon tea. Thank you for making our stay so much better.

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3rd September 2019:

Very warm welcome, beautiful quiet location

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3rd September 2019:

5 plus on all the above. Nothing was a bother for Marion and I very much appreciated her providing lactose free products. Afternoon tea every day was a treat.

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5
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1st September 2019:

So friendly!

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If you search for silence and peace, or a base to explore Arran this is definitely the place to choose!

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5
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29th August 2019:

Our host very friendly and helpful regarding info. about the island. The grounds enhanced our stay and added to our holiday experience.

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5
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25th August 2019:

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Lochside earlier this month and found the hosts both personable and hospitable. The setting is spectacular and it's only a gentle stroll into the village. If you book you wont be disappointed.

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12th August 2019:

You could not fault this place. It’s immaculate and ideally set up as a b&b. I wish we could have stayed longer. Warm and friendly welcome from Marion and her family and the breakfast was delicious.

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Eas mor waterfall at Kildonan and Brodick castle

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5
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10th August 2019:

The Lochside is by far the best B&B that my wife Nancy and myself ever stayed. The location and setting was absolutely perfect , you could not fault . Alan , Marion and Adam keep the place in great order and are perfect hosts . Big thanks to them for making our two night stay so great .

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If your looking for a quiet retreat for a few nights or more the Lochside B & B Isle of Arran is the place . The feeling of waking up to birds chirping in the mornings to amazing sunsets in the evenings . Just walking round the small lochs , with ducks , swans and well maintained grounds gives you a feeling of relaxation . Or just to sit in the summerhouse and enjoy the view looking across the Kilbrannan Sound to the Kintyre Peninsula . Perfect !!

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5
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8th August 2019:

Simply outstanding. Enthusiastic and generous welcome, breakfast mega yum, grounds and gardens immaculate and obviously treasured.

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Park the car and walk.

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5
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5th August 2019:

A lovely place to stay..really nice room and lovely cooked Breakfast.

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Nice walk to King's caves and Marchie standing stones. Lots of wildlife to see deer, otters and seals.

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5
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3rd August 2019:

Very welcoming. Lovely touches: afternoon tea. Breakfast was excellent and room very high standard. Highly recommend!

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Blackwaterfoot beach is wonderful for walking.

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5
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23rd July 2019:

Wonderful location, peaceful and very clean. Excellent breakfast and very comfortable room. Would love to have stayed longer

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22nd July 2019:

Absolutely loved our stay at Lochside. We will definitely be back.

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5
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30th June 2019:

Beautiful, peaceful setting with very comfortable accommodation. Host very friendly and helpful Would gladly stay again.

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Excellent eating places nearby.

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5
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28th June 2019:

Everything was great!

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Glenn Rosa, several good Restaurants, see view etc...

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5
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26th June 2019:

Beautiful b an b starting with a warm welcome . Good breakfast . Great location . We’ll be back .

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Arran is wonderful with something for everyone

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5
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25th June 2019:

Beautiful house and garden. All well kept and very clean. Friendly hostess and welcoming cakes in the afternoon.

Tips:

Kinloch Hotel at Blackwaterfoot is an easy walk and good for meals and drinks. Shiskine golf a few minutes drive, also does lunches and dinners, with BYOB policy. Riding stables and farm visits nearby. Close to Whiting Bay. Easy to drive over to Brodick and Lamlash, biggest towns on island.

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22nd June 2019:

We really felt at home at Lochside. The gardens are beautiful and it is just a short walk to the village.

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We enjoyed 2 rounds of golf at Shiskine. 12 holes is perfect for a holiday game.

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5
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21st June 2019:

We have stayed at Lochside three times now and it feels like home. Marion, the owner, is a lovely friendly lady and is very welcoming and knowledgeable about Arran. Room is comfortable and spotless as is the rest of the house. Breakfast certainly puts you on for the rest of your busy day and there is an afternoon tea just in case you feel a little peckish later! We cannot wait to return next year. Big thank you.

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f you enjoy golf Arran is the place to be as there are seven golf courses - our favourite is Shiskin which is a few minutes away. Shiskin club house also provides food up to a very high standard. The Lagg and Blackwaterfoot Lodge are also great to eat and not too far away. There are plenty of other restaurants on Arran to enjoy. The new Lagg Distillery is also worth a visit. Plenty of good walks. Enjoying the fantastic scenery. Enjoy.

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5
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16th June 2019:

Wonderful House and premises. Great breakfast.

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16th June 2019:

Lovely friendly welcome from Marion. Very comfortable room with stunning views. Lovely two lochs on sire complete with swans and cygnets. Excellent breakfast every morning, freshly cooked to your requirements. Real bonus was the afternoon cake and tea! Highly recommend

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Plenty of nearby walks. Two places to eat nearby - Kinloch Hotel (Best Western) and Lagg Hotel. Good meals at reasonable prices but need to book in advance.

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5
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15th June 2019:

Best stay on Arran we have had yet. Look forward to booking again next time we are over. Fantastic and extensive, well cooked breakfast in a family home.

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Just enjoy the surroundings. Its what Arran is all about.

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5
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12th June 2019:

Fantastic stay in a beautiful b&b, lovely hosts, scrumptious breakfast (and afternoon cakes!), super clean and fresh! Located in walking distance from the village of Blackwaterfoot, we walked on the beach, so no traffic! Garden is very well maintained, a loch in the middle, and so tranquil you could just sit on the bench and forget about the rest of the world.

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We tried The Lodge's restaurant, very good food, service impeccable. Slightly more interesting menu than another place we looked. Lochside B&B is within walking distance of King's cave, alternatively you can park by the golf course or at a Forestry parking on the road to Machrie.

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5
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10th June 2019:

Great host, the location is super. Wonderful stay with good breakfast to.

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Walk in the village

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9th June 2019:

Excellent all round.

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Glen Rosa and the sandwich shop in Lochranza.

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5
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3rd June 2019:

beautiful setting, very comfortable room and great service faultless!

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5
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25th May 2019:

Lochside benefits from an unmatched location that is both peaceful and invigorating. Marion, our host, was very welcoming and extremely helpful with local knowledge and advice. For our next visit we plan to stay much longer to enjoy the magnificent Isle of Arran in full.

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Brodick Castle and the Arran Distillery were, for different reasons, both entertaining and enjoyable places to visit on the island. We only wish we'd had time to linger longer!

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5
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22nd May 2019:

Top class accommodation. Quiet location. Excellently cooked breakfast. I cannot recommend it more highly.

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Visit Brodick Castle and gardens, particularly during late April / early May

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5
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21st May 2019:

The house was set in beautiful surroundings and exceeded my expectations. We got a wonderful warm welcome from the owners on arrival and a delicious breakfast, fit for a king, in the morning. I highly recommend this B&B and I will definitely book here for my next visit to Arran.

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We came to play golf as the courses here are both lovely and challenging in places.

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5
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15th May 2019:

Lovely spot, great host and beautiful house.

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4.8
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13th May 2019:

I booked this for part of a group, so didnt stay myself, but heard all good reports!

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Great location for things to do, Arran is an easy place to spend time. We were a walking grup, so hadnt much free time at all...but will be back!

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4.8
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4th May 2019:

Lovely place to stay . Beautiful gardens views and sunsets

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3rd May 2019:

Made very welcome on arrival. Nice extra touch of tea and coffee available to guests. Very hospitable host. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends.

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2nd May 2019:

This is the nicest guest house I have ever stayed in. The location, cleanliness and friendliness along with the marvelous breakfast was just superb. Just perfect.

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The nearby Kinloch Hotel is excellent for evening meal. The local shop inexpensive and friendly. Nearby golf courses and excellent walking and cycling routes makes this an ideal stopover.

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15th April 2019:

Faultless accommodation , fantastic setting and location . Pleasure to be there .

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Possibly the best accommodation on Arran for walkers and mountain bikers , as Alan and Marion have fantastic knowledge of the island and it's mountains .

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5
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15th April 2019:

We won't forget the cakeS proposed at tea time!

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Walk and discover the beautiful area!

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13th April 2019:

Very friendly, relaxed stay. Beautiful grounds, well presented bedrooms, good facilities. Thanks.

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We visited the Machrie Stones, King's Caves and The Old Byre during our day on the west coast of Arran.

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11th April 2019:

Very comfortable, friendly & helpful. Excellent facilities. Highly recommend, would love to come back one day.

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The walk into the village is lovely.

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10th April 2019:

What a terrific place to stay! I'd recommend this spot to anyone looking for great accommodations. The room was just right breakfast was delicious.

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There's a shortcut to the village that makes the place even more convenient.

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8th April 2019:

Fabulous location. We had a family room, so a double and single. Hosts are very friendly, breakfast was great. They suggested we took the short cut walk to the beach, which we did with our 3 year old - took about 10/15 minutes, which we all really enjoyed

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25th October 2018:

The location of Lochside B&B is very peaceful and scenic and the hosts are very welcoming. We have already decided to come back and stay next year.

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We recommend eating at the nearby Blackwaterfoot Lodge, but we are also planning to try the Kinloch Hotel for food next time as well.

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14th October 2018:

I Thought Lochside was a perfect place to stay,and you couldnt have been more welcoming or helpful. Thank you so much John.....the drive back south was quite interesting...and I will send the room key back tomorrow

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Shiskine Golf Course The Kinloch public bar

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10th October 2018:

Fantastic location and property everything you could want in a b&b at a bargain price. Marion is on hand at all times without ever being in your face, total knowledge of the island which is really useful.

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4th October 2018:

Lochside was the perfect base for us to explore Arran. We loved the quieter side of the island, and it was lovely to come back to such a wonderful B&B at the end of each day. As soon as we arrived it felt like home! Marion and family couldn't do enough to help us and made us feel very welcome. Would recommend to anyone. My veganism was catered for superbly!

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If you are less able, you may need a car to get into the village for evening meals, but it really is only a short walk through the fields to the excellent restaurant at the Kinloch Hotel - definitely book a table!

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2nd October 2018:

Marion provides a really friendly and relaxed atmosphere and great local knowledge.

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It is worth booking ahead if you want to eat in a specific restaurant on a specific night. The local golf course is a joy to play. Find the local bakery (you will not regret it). The beach is well worth the walk (watch out for the seals)

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26th September 2018:

Marion and Alan are very friendly and welcoming hosts. Nothing was too much trouble to make our stay comfortable. We would definitely come back again.

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Lochside B&B being situated near to Blackwaterfoot is in a excellent position for exploring the south and north of Arran. There are two local restaurants for evening meals and others not too far away. Many walks locally and places of interest.

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26th September 2018:

The best B & B we have stayed in

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Try the Lighthouse at Pirnmill for a meal

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22nd September 2018:

I really enjoyed my stay at Lochside B&B. It's situated in a beautiful surrounding, the room was lovely, the breakfast was really good. Thank you very much for your warm welcome and for being so helpful and friendly!

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5
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20th September 2018:

Incredibly welcoming - superb facilities A definite 10/10

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18th September 2018:

Very friendly & welcoming throughout the stay. Clean comfortable rooms. Great location in beautiful surroundings. Delicious breakfast & afternoon cakes!Such a wonderful stay, thank you

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King's Caves walk - circular walk

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17th September 2018:

We received a very warm and helpful welcome, including directions of how to arrive on foot (we were walking the coast path) and the use of a drying room for our wet gear. Marion was very helpful in advising about the next sections of coast path. Also very helpful in lending us a tick removal tool after we found several! Breakfast was delicious with a good variety of hot and cold food.

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Shiskine Golf and Tennis Club serve delicious meals in the evenings (although they are not open every evening). It’s in a lovely position with great views. The Harbour Shop is good for a range of essentials including insect repellent and tick remover!

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4th September 2018:

Very welcoming and friendly host. We will be back. This is our second visit to Lochside and definitely the best. Thank you for a lovely warm stay. It's a great base to explore beautiful Arran.

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If you are a golfer you have got to play Shiskine golf course. Bit tricky but wonderful views, which is a short drive away. For a lovely evening meal try Blackwaterfoot Lodge which is walking distance and also Felicity's in Whiting Bay. Also the Lighthouse in Pirnmill. Lovely walk to King's Caves and spectacular views.

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4th September 2018:

First class in every way. Have already been recommending to people. We were made very welcome straight away and it took no time for us to settle in.

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We drove round the island over a 3 day period. Lots of good walks and plenty of places for coffee, snacks etc. Enjoyed our meals at both the Kinloch Hotel and Shiskine Golf Club.Had a very good lunch at the distillery at Lochranza.

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3rd September 2018:

This is a really lovely place to stay. My room had a fantastic view over the garden to the sea and beyond. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, they looked after us really well. It was a nice touch having tea and cake available each afternoon.

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2nd September 2018:

My wife and I have been staying at Lochside B&B for years. When booked for our five night stay this year we expected to hear back from Marjorie and George. But no, they have retired and we got to meet the new owners, Marion and Alan. Have no fear... Everything's the same. The same warm welcome and hospitality. The same delicious breakfast. The same desire to be helpful and accommodating. The same room. Yes, they even gave us the same room we've always stayed in. Lochside is a great B&B. And, yes, there is indeed a loch (two in fact) with ducks and a pair of picturesque swans and benches where you can relax and watch the grass grow. Then there are the views over to Kintyre across Kilbrannan Sound. They're the same too. The sunsets can be stunning, the air cool and crisp. Not to be missed. Why would we want to stay anywhere else but Lochside?

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Restaurants? We always have dinner at the Kinloch Hotel Best Western. They have a good beer and wine selection and the food is always delicious. No restaurant in Scotland should be without haggis, keeps and tatties on the menu. It's on the list of appetizers. However, because I like it so much the chef fixed me a double portion for my main course. Where to go? Things to do? That depends on your interests. If you're a golfer there are golf courses. If you are a walker there are hills and mountains you can climb. Or, you can walk the promenade in Brodick. You love to admire scenery? The Isle of Arran's been thought of as Scotland on a small scale. True enough. Shopping? There are some stores in Brodick worth exploring. An interest in art? Check out the galleries. There's also Brodick Castle and it's gardens and grounds. What are my wife and I interested in? Ancient sites. Scotland's pre-history. Standing stones, stone circles, chambered cairns... They're all here. Take that hike out to Machrie Moor and stand in awe of Ancient Man's creations.

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2nd September 2018:

Brilliant place

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Eat at the Kinloch hotel great food and decor

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31st August 2018:

Very welcoming and informative. Helpul ideas on activities. Excellent choice at breakfast and poached eggs perfect!

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Kinloch looks "institutional" but does good food pleasantly served. Kings Cave walk was suggested to us and we enjoyed it - and had good views of an otter. Lochranza coast walk good.

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31st August 2018:

Friendly and hospitable. Beautiful setting and grounds.

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26th August 2018:

We've already recommended you to a few friends! What a wonderful retreat you've created - it kept me going through the last few miles of our cycle knowing that we'd arrive to homebaking and cuppa, a bath, a drying room and a bike store! and to be met with a friendly smile makes all the difference too. Thanks for the loan of the golfing brolly so we could walk to dinner - what a perfect location for a post dinner walk back to our cosy room. We definitely want to come back. Thanks again, Juliette and Francis

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book dinner at local hotel and stroll through the field, along the coast for ten minutes to get there. we only stayed one night but would recommend two.

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5
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24th August 2018:

Amazing B&B, the breakfast was spot on and super healthy, would go back in a heartbeat.

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Great stopping point to see the rest of the Arran especially the standing stones..

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5
out of 5

23rd August 2018:

I stayed with my brother and husband for 5 drizzly days in August but Arran was still beautiful. Lochside is a beautiful purpose built B&B the facilities are spot on! Even the pillows are soft and comfortable something I have had problems with in other places. The breakfast are wonderful & Marian's local knowledge and friendly approachable attitude great I will not hesitate to return and certainly will recommend it to friends.

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5
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22nd August 2018:

An excellent stay in this friendly b & b. Spotless, comfortable well-designed room. Breakfast was plentiful and well-cooked and touches e.g. afternoon tea, pleasant guest lounge were the icing on the cake!

Tips:

Good local walks and prehistoric stone circles to be seen. Otter spotted near the golf club and good bird-watching, including on the small lochs in the grounds

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5
out of 5

20th August 2018:

This is our second year visiting this B&B and once again we were delighted with the food, the service, our room, the luxury toiletries and the homebaking. A warm welcome awaits all the guests and Marion spends time getting to know what they would like to do while in Blackwaterfoot and offering local knowledge to help them plan their day.

Tips:

The Blackwaterfoot Lodge is certainly worth a visit. Fresh seafood was on offer the night we were dining and was delicious. The staff are very friendly.

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5
out of 5

14th August 2018:

it was the most amazing place i have ever stayed. the rooms were super clean. the food, view and hosts were awesome. i will recommend Lochside B&B to anyone going to isle of arran.

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make a reservation at the restaurants before you go there.

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5
out of 5

12th August 2018:

Warm genuinely friendly welcome. Tranquil spot run by lovely helpful people. Highly recommended

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5
out of 5

11th August 2018:

Lochside B&B's hostess is very friendly and helpfull. We recommend a stay there highly.

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5
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8th August 2018:

Lovely clean accommodation, excellent welcome with coffee and cake. Breakfast freshly cooked.

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5
out of 5

7th August 2018:

Really lovely b&b in picturesque location. Marion was really friendly and welcoming, and breakfast was delicious! Loved the Arran Aromatics soap in the bathroom.

Tips:

Blackwaterfoot Lodge restaurant is excellent, as is Lighthouse Cafe. Thundergay walk is tough uphill but amazing views of the island.

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5
out of 5

6th August 2018:

It was a Perfect stay at the Lochside B&B and I hope that have more time for a Journey in the Future. Thank you so much it was a great time with a perfect Breakfast.

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5
out of 5

6th August 2018:

Stunning location, easy to find. Wonderful hosts who really care that you enjoy your stay. Can't wait to go back again!

Tips:

The hosts have lots of information for you both verbally and via leaflets so you can make the most of your visit to the beautiful, friendly Isle of Arran

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5
out of 5

2nd August 2018:

Wonderful place and delicious food

Tips:

We recommend the Lightouse restaurant

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5
out of 5

1st August 2018:

Faultless service

Tips:

Golf,walking, horse riding beaches, kinloch bar

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5
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28th July 2018:

Simply outstanding B&B! The Lochside B&B is situated a few minutes outside of the village centre which can be easily reached by foot. The name of the B&B derives from two lochs right next to the house. The house was built to serve as a B&B and therefore everything is perfect for guests, including a comfortable lounge with a spectacular view. The room was spacious, modern and clean. Breakfast was prepared freshly every morning. The host is extremely friendly and helpful and even provides tea/coffee and bakery every afternoon. Everything was just perfect!

Tips:

You can walk to the village centre where the Kinloch Hotel serves nice food. It's not pretty from the outside but bar and restaurant are good. The view is fantastic. You can go pony riding along the beach.

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5
out of 5

18th July 2018:

Thoroughly enjoyed our short break. Very clean, modern and light. Breakfast was lovely and our host, Marion made us fell very welcome. Hope to stay again sometime.

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Great walk along Blackwaterfoot beach.

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5
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17th July 2018:

Absolutely fantastic B and B, could fault nothing. Marion was a great host, supplying coffee/ tea and cakes every afternoon, which was lovely to come back to after a day out. Which is probably all you need after being set up for the day with the wonderful breakfast. The setting was perfect and so peaceful. Our 5 year old daughter loved the freedom of running around the garden. We ventured into Auchrannie resort whilst on the island as this was where we were originally going to stay. Can honestly say we made the better choice staying at Lochside, would not hesitate to return or recommend to anyone. 5 stars plus many more

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Had a nice meal at the Kinloch hotel and also Blackwaterfoot lodge, both were great. Also went horse riding on the beach at stables in village which was fab.

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5
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15th July 2018:

A wonderful, relaxing and quiet stay with great landscape on site in which to meander and explore. Marion was incredibly helpful with planning walks. We are keen to return and enjoy the beautiful seascapes of the west of Arran.

Tips:

The sandwich shop in Lochranza was great for picking up classy sandwiches. The headland walk at Lochranza (the Cock of Arran walk) is beautiful for a clear evening and quite a flat section.

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5
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15th July 2018:

Very friendly and helpful.

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5
out of 5

14th July 2018:

We loved everything about our stay... the accommodation and gardens, its proximity to the shoreline, the welcoming host... and a memorable breakfast!

Tips:

The local (Best Western) hotel is decent for an evening meal, and only a 15 minute walk away (fine for a single night's stay, but not sure I'd want to go more than once). The Lagg hotel (about 15 mins drive south) is also good. The beaches at Blackwaterfoot are fabulous, but then there are many unspoilt beaches on Arran, and many great walks!

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4.8
out of 5

10th July 2018:

A pleasant and well run B&B.

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A nice short cut to the village!

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4.8
out of 5

8th July 2018:

Wonderful and helpful host Marion who was very accomodating and patient. Very personable and friendly. Enjoyable morning breakfasts, with delicious cooked scottish breakfast and good international buffet spread selection Excellent facilities in terms of toilet, parking space, quaint garden walk with a lovely view Loved the use of all things local, such as biscuits/soaps/breakfast Very enjoyable stay in general, excellent scottish hospitality. Would definitely love to be back one day, and recommending to my Singaporean friends thinking of visiting Scotland (: Will be making time to make a Tripadvisor review as well to promote this lovely establishment

Tips:

Enjoyable walk at North Sannox to see the mountains/valleys

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5
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8th July 2018:

Lochside is a custom built B&B set in beautiful gardens by the sea at Blackwaterfoot. It’s a lovely, lovely place to stay run by super friendly owners. We cannot recommend it highly enough.

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5
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6th July 2018:

Perfect stay and staff. Thank you for the early breakfast!

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Take a walk around the pond and enjoy the sunset!

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5
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2nd July 2018:

The gardens are a big plus over and above the friendly staff and excellent facilities.

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5
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30th June 2018:

Top class facilities and owners who couldn't be more welcoming. Highly recommend staying here and only wish I was able to stay longer. Made a point of travelling to Arran when a room was available after staying for the first time last year. Best place on Arran to stay and hope to stay again.

Tips:

Kinloch meals very good. Cairnhouse Riding Centre offers activities suitable for all standards and if you want to try pony trekking, North Glen Sannox Trekking Centre have suitable trails overlooking Arran's wonderful mountain scenery.

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5
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29th June 2018:

It‘s such a lovely place. What a shame I stayed only for one night. And Marion is very kind and helpful Thanks for the warm welcome

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5
out of 5

21st June 2018:

Very Nice accomodation Very friendly and helpfull owners The b&b is Very recently renovated Could not Find any broden stuff

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Definitely stay here

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5
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18th June 2018:

All excellent and friendly!

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5
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12th June 2018:

Such an interesting and huge nice garden to discover and make a firm walk.

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Good food in Golf club restaurant. Reservation necessary in weekend.l

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5
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6th June 2018:

Warm welcome and owner couldn't have been more helpful. Organised an early breakfast for us no problems. Fantastic, thank you.

Tips:

Great location on the West coast of Arran just 5 mins from Blackwaterfoot. Brilliant views and very tranquil

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5
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5th June 2018:

Nothing was too much trouble and Marion was very knowledgeable about the island and gave us some great recommendations.

Tips:

Shiskine Golf Club House for great food, and Blackwaterfoot (near to Golf Club) for a fantastic, family-friendly beach. Auchrannie Spa Hotel and Resort in Brodick is a great family day out too, especially if weather is inclement as lots to do inside.

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5
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1st June 2018:

This is our first stay with Marion and Alan. We had a fabulous time and you have rekindled our love of Arran. We have already recommended you to our friends. I hope they get in touch.

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We only ate at the Kinloch hotel and Shiskine golf club. Both really good

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5
out of 5

1st June 2018:

Lovely and friendly.

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5
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26th May 2018:

Great location, extremely friendly hosts and very nice, quiet rooms

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4.5
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23rd May 2018:

Host very inviting, kind and preparing a lovely early breakfast for us on the day we left, very much appriciated, very kind indeed. If on Arran again, we chose to stay there again!

Tips:

Machrie Stone circels, the twelve apostels, Lochranza, Lamlash. Arran is beautifull. Restaurants: The Drift Inn for mussels, BW Glenisle for the chicken curry and the cheeseboard. The Tee Room has nice food too, but restaurant as such not so Nice allthough countryside next to the property is lovely.

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5
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22nd May 2018:

Very warm welcome. We were walking the coastal path and Marion had done it and could share the experience. The property is just a few minutes from the path although 10/15 mins from the town if you are walking back after a day's walking.

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We had a good meal at the Kinloch Hiotel

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5
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20th May 2018:

Lovely warm friendly welcome, helpful local tips, bright and comfortable room, nice breakfast esp the fresh fruit and the haggis

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5
out of 5

19th May 2018:

Very helpful and informative hosts. We were very grateful for the earlier breakfast left for us to catch the ferry.

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Janies for lunch Brodick. Try the bread in the local bakery.

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5
out of 5

18th May 2018:

Marion is most kind and the food was wonderful

Tips:

We use walkhighlands.co.uk to get information on local hikes. Torr a Chaisteil greatly exceeded expectations as did Drumadoon Point: very beautiful. And there are lots of other good ones. The String Road is about the best road on Arran which makes connection to Brodick easy. Kinlock hotel in Blackwaterfoot has an excellent restaurant reasonably priced.

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5
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17th May 2018:

Marion gave us a lovely, friendly welcome. Being local, she could give us lots of information.

Tips:

We ate at the Kinloch Hotel which was a short walk through the neigbour’s garden and along a shore path. We saw Common seals on the rocks there. The Lochside is in a beautiful setting with swans on the little lochs and views of the sea.

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5
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13th May 2018:

From the minute you see Lochside from the road you know it will good. A lovely friendly welcome, a super room which was spotless and a most enjoyable breakfast. This was a most relaxing stay and we will certainly return.

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Arran is such a beautiful island with lots of wildlife and spectacular views.

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5
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10th May 2018:

FANTASTIC One of the best B & Bs we have stayed in Thanks so much - great stay Albert & Janet

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5
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7th May 2018:

2nd stay here. Fabulous as usual. Home from home. We can't praise it enough. Will definitely be back. 1st class

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Easy walk to the Best western hotel, which we had a lovely meal.

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5
out of 5

2nd May 2018:

Fantastic location, great service, would love to visit again. Having access to the use of a fridge was just an added bonus.

Tips:

Take your walking boots and enjoy the scenery and the history that fills the island.

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5
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29th April 2018:

Everything was spot on. We will be back!

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Walk part of the coastal path as the views are outstanding. It might be quirky but the Blackwaterfoot Lodge serves very good food.

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5
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27th April 2018:

Lovely quiet coastal location. Ideal for astronomy, peace, and quiet. Stayed here before, and would stay again. Breakfast was superb. Thank you

Tips:

Kinloch hotel (local), Pierhead Tavern (on other side of island) both good for eating out. Visit the stone circles at Machrie Moor.

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5
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16th April 2018:

Excellent B&B. Most welcoming and ideally located. Would highly recommend this B&B to anyone.

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Food at Blackwaterfoot Lodge is still excellent, despite Bistro being closed as of last year, and staff are also very friendly and knowledgable.

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5
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11th April 2018:

A very pleasant place to stay during a visit to Arran. Thanks so much, Marion, for creating such a friendly atmosphere. Lovely breakfasts, comfortable room, great views, and even a fridge for guests. What more could a traveller want?

Tips:

The bakery in Blackwaterfoot is highly recommended by all. It was shut on Monday, but their delicious bread is sold in the shop by the garage. The Giants’ Graves are neolithic chambered cairns with a superb view across to Holy Island. Well worth the climb, though you need to be reasonably fit.

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5
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10th April 2018:

This was our second time staying with Alan and Marion and it was great. The B and B is set in a lovely position that everyone can truly appreciate. My daughter loves ordering her breakfast in the morning and says that the Arran beans are the best! Breakfast is great, lovely bacon and sausages. There is also a selection of cereals and croissants and fresh fruit and yogurts. We love the added extra of the selection cakes with tea and coffee in the afternoon which is self service. The beds are comfy and the quilts are warm, which we needed this Easter, due to the snow, the wind and the lovely icy rain! We will be back again and hopefully the rain is bit warmer this time. Thanks for the lovely stay.

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5
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4th April 2018:

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Thank you for an amazing three day break. The B and B surpassed all expectations it is fantastic. Food, beds, welcome, cleanliness, location everything is 5 star plus.

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5
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3rd April 2018:

We had a great time here and we will definitely come back. The rooms were cosy and spacious, nicely decorated, very comfortable and with great views. The breakfast was well assorted and with plenty of options to choose from. The owners were present all the time (something you don’t find everywhere), very pleasant and extremely helpful. We would recommend at anytime to everybody to stay here.

Tips:

Is very close (driving) to King’s cave and to Machrie moor standing stones. Is near the beach, has a very relaxing pond on the side and is at a walking distance to the local restaurants and other amenities.

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5
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2nd April 2018:

Very welcoming, lovely rooms, great breakfast!

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Island is great for cycling!

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5
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24th October 2017:

This exceeded expectations and was such a treat. Thank you for making us so welcome and providing such a stunning environment

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5
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22nd October 2017:

We enjoyed excellent hospitality from Marion and her husband

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5
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21st October 2017:

This is a beautiful setting. The house is very homely and the owners are exceptionally hospitable. There is coffee/tea and cake available each afternoon. The breakfast is very comprehensive and prepared to perfection. The village is in easy walking distance along a quaint shortcut. All in all, this is a real top quality venues do well worthy of its already high rating.

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There is lots to do on the Island. Walks, cycling golf (7 courses) and general sightseeing. The local hotel has a lovely bar and restaurant, the local Golf Club (Shiskine) has a very good restaurant open to all.

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5
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19th October 2017:

This is a very special and unique place to stay. I felt most warmly welcomed and looked after. Indoors, the ambience was of high-quality tasteful comfort. Every need of the guest had been anticipated. Outdoors was breathtakingly beautiful. Although a very short walk from facilities in Blackwaterfoot, there is a wonderful feeling of peace and seclusion. I'm only sorry that my stay was so short and I'd love to return. I certainly will recommend it to others.

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5
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16th October 2017:

We were very pleased with our stay at the Lochside Bed and Breakfast. The place was warm, very comfortable and spotless! We would have no hesitation in recommending the place to friends and family.

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5
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12th October 2017:

Fab hosts lovely home.

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5
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10th October 2017:

A beautiful setting in a comfortable and stunning b&b. Great attention to detail a place to unwind and escape the modern busy world.

Tips:

Take time to research what's available but if in doubt ask Marion who runs the B &B she is a local and will give you so much information. Don't expect fast food outlets loads of shopping etc. Arran has lots to offer you need to take a step back from the modern consumer rush and demands.

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4.8
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8th October 2017:

Marion ia a perfect host, the B&B is wonderfull whilst the breakfast is something to go for. Also the additional services are very nice.

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The Black Grouse is a good place to have dinner.

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4.8
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5th October 2017:

Hospitable. Friendly.

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The Island is full of charms, good walks, etc. Don't expect Michelin-star restaurants. And we didn't really need that after the daily 'starry' full breakfast. PS. It is a pity that the GolfClub restaurant is not licensed. Please 'instruct' your guests about that.

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5
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29th September 2017:

Excellent hosts and lovely property. Very clean throughout and breakfast very comprehensive

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5
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27th September 2017:

Loved everything.

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5
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24th September 2017:

Very welcoming, made to feel at home. Lovely surroundings. Nothing was too much trouble!

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5
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23rd September 2017:

An excellent place to stay with beautiful gardens and rooms. Would highly recommend Lochside to anyone wishing to stay in Arran. Lovey hosts who are passionate about their business and the care of their guests.

Tips:

The riding centres on Arran, Cairnhouse at Blackwaterfoot and North Glen Sannox Trekking Centre can cater for all standards of rider on well behaved horses and ponies. The hills are well worth climbing with some interesting twists such as the witches step for hillwalkers with a bit of experience.

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5
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20th September 2017:

Loved our stay. Appreciated the great hospitality and the helpful hiking and food advice. Most especially the suggestion to walk the cave walk clockwise.

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We came to Aran because we wanted to see the standing stones on Machrie Moor. And were not disappointed-- very interesting and beautiful. After a break at the Machrie tea room we hiked The nearby Cave walk, which we also loved. Don't miss dinner at The Black Grouse one of our favorite meals in Scotland. Also Arran ice cream is delicious. We were only on Arran for 2 nights. More time would have been nice.

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4.8
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19th September 2017:

This is more like a boutique hotel, than a BandB. But, whatever the name the host, facilities, and food were first rate.

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5
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17th September 2017:

Lovely stay, very welcoming host

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Brilliant walks along the coast path

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5
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17th September 2017:

Thank you so much for the warmest of welcomes and a super place to stay. We really loved our week with you. Just a minor personal preference would be grilled bacon, cooked a wee bit more, but otherwise a lovely breakfast spread.

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This is a delightful, purpose-built, B&B in a superb setting, totally quiet, with sea views over to Kintyre. It's very professionally run, while at the same time being friendly and informal. Rooms are spotlessly clean, nicely furnished and equipped. Breakfasts very comprehensive and delicious, with good coffee. Local knowledge and advice always to hand. The local Best Western hotel does excellent value meals (20% discount between 5pm and 6pm). We can recommend Lochside and the Isle of Arran wholeheartedly.

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5
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15th September 2017:

Lovely location. Afternoon tea and home made cakes in the lounge a wonderful greeting.

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5
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13th September 2017:

Excellent accommodation which was of a high standard. In a beautiful setting close to black Waterfoot. Host was extremely friendly and welcoming. We will definitely return and recommend to our family and friends.

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4.8
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12th September 2017:

A very welcoming, helpful, hospitable B&B in a lovely location. Clean and comfortable. Wish we could've stayed more than one night! Only slight problem was that the larger towel provided was not a bath sheet, so take one with you if you want one. Cake and tea was provided on our arrival, which was really nice - not something I've experienced before. We had a really good breakfast in the morning.

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Book somewhere local well in advance if you want an evening meal. We didn't and so didn't get anything to eat in the evening.

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4.8
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12th September 2017:

Lovely well managed B&B with excellent facilities & great breakfast

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local pub has great food

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5
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12th September 2017:

Lochside was the perfect 'haven' after a wet day. Warm welcome ,excellent facilities and breakfast.

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4.8
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11th September 2017:

It was a comfortable and welcoming place to stay

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5
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11th September 2017:

GREAT, very helpful and friendly.

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5
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11th September 2017:

Friendly host who has excellent local knowledge. Very useful extras- fridge,drying room,boot racks and afternoon teas. Rooms beautifully appointed. Heating easy to use and instant. We appreciated all these things. Breakfasts excellent using local produce. We particularly enjoyed the fresh fruit. Nothing was too much trouble.

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We enjoyed our two " road trips ". One to the North and one the south. We had done some homework on each of the villages . We supplemented this with Marion's local knowledge and really enjoyed exploring each place armed with the information. We particularly enjoyed Lochranza, Lamash (especially the cottages for the estate workers of the Duke of Hamilton. The back houses are great. Enjoyed the beach at Sannox - over the stepping stones.

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5
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6th September 2017:

Hospitality and welcome was lovely. Complimentary drinks and homemade cakes lovely after travelling. Rooms were immaculate and breakfast delicious. Couldn't fault anything.

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5
out of 5

4th September 2017:

Fantastic location. Lovely big family room. Welcoming tea and cake on arrival was just what we needed. Breakfast excellent, great choice. Owner very helpful and friendly. Would go again.

Tips:

Bring some snacks with you but lovely sandwich shop in village for packed lunches if you are walking.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th September 2017:

Marion is a very welcoming hostess with an immaculate house where guests can relax and enjoy the very peaceful surroundings including their own comfortable lounge. Great after a day out on the golf course and walking!!

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5
out of 5

3rd September 2017:

What an excellent team to stay with, hospitality and care were just the best

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Drying facilities for the odd wet moments for walkers are excellent as is the availability of a fridge for guest use. Tea and cake late afternoon are also a bonus

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5
out of 5

2nd September 2017:

Everything is excellent breakfast is lovely and all freshly cooked, just beautiful and friendly

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Nearby restaurants in village 10 minutes walk excellent plenty of walking wildlife arran is beautiful

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5
out of 5

2nd September 2017:

A warm welcome from Marion with afternoon tea and cakes in the lounge. Our room was spotless with comfortable bed. En suite bathroom well appointed and equipped.

Tips:

Ate at the local hotel where service was quick and food very good. Visit and tour around Arran distillery well worth the cost.

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5
out of 5

30th August 2017:

Beautiful location and great wee find. Had a wonderful time and would not hesitate in recommending to others.

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Great walking and great hospitality.

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5
out of 5

29th August 2017:

Great location: quiet, serene, and lovely. The hosts were kind, helpful and energetic. Everything was fantastic and we would gladly return.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

28th August 2017:

A really lovely place to stay...

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

28th August 2017:

Absolutely fabulous stay at Lochside B & B for 3 nights. Couldn't fault anything. Breakfast, toiletries were of a high standard. Will definitely recommend to anyone going to Arran. Spotlessly clean and lovely fluffy towels.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th August 2017:

We had a lovely relaxing stay, the location was great.

Tips:

We had lovely meals at the Kinloch and Black Grouse. We walked up Goatfell and also visited the Kings Caves.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th August 2017:

Excellent holiday with new owners

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5
out of 5

19th August 2017:

Service with a smile.

Tips:

Try the Black Grouse. Bar Menu was available to us in the restaurant which made it value for money. Not tried the Restaurant Menu (yet)!

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5
out of 5

19th August 2017:

Very friendly, well located and comfortable B&B within easy walking distance of Blackwaterfoot. Good breakfast choices.

Tips:

Check which restaurants are open for dinner as not all available every evening. Both Kinloch Hotel and Black Grouse serve good food. Walk along Blackwaterfoot beach or to the Kings Caves are great!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th August 2017:

Tips:

Book in advance as very popular. 3 restaurants Blackwaterfoot again advice is to book especially in busy season.

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5
out of 5

16th August 2017:

Very warm welcome quiet and comfortable rooms. Lovely view at the see, we recommend to anyone!

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4.8
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16th August 2017:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lochside B & B and are planning to return. The owner was a very happy and friendly person who made us feel very welcome. Our room was spacious, spotlessly clean and nicely decorated. Food was delicious and plentiful and there was a selection of cakes, teas and coffees to enjoy in the afternoon. The grounds and gardens are lovely and well maintained with a view to the sea. A very enjoyable place to stay.

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5
out of 5

13th August 2017:

Marion made us feel so welcome on arrival; tea and scones were just what we needed. Place immaculate. Location perfect. As Blackwaterfoot is only twenty minutes from the ferry terminal, why suffer the crowds in Brodick when one can enjoy the sanctuary over here. Facing the South West, one has extended daylight in mid summer.

Tips:

As Marion recommends, pre-booking of evening meals is recommended as restaurants are few and one bus party can take over between 6-8 pm.

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5
out of 5

12th August 2017:

The only improvement I would suggest would be the offer of an earlier (uncooked) breakfast. I would usually eat at 7.30 am and, as the bus went at shortly after 9am (9.15 I think but in fact it was delayed). We rushed our (excellent) breakfast served at 8.30am. I paid for this later on.

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For those choosing to rely on public transport, this location is very good. It is a 8 minute walk to the centre of Blackwaterfoot. (via a generously provided short cut through private land.) Buses go from here in 3 directions, so the whole of the island is available. Close attention does need to be paid to the bus timetable but day-tickets mean that you do not always have to take the shortest route if a longer one will still get you there.

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5
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9th August 2017:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lochside B&B and would be delighted to stay here again when we visit Arran in the future.

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4.8
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8th August 2017:

A great B@B. We will recommend it and book again.

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The Black Grouse restaurant in Blackwaterfoot was excellent! Unexpectedly "fine dining". Good staff.

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4.5
out of 5

7th August 2017:

Great B&B with fantastic service and in a beautiful location.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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1st August 2017:

PERFECT - HOME FORM HOME

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KINLOCH HOTEL EXCELLENT FOOD PLAY GOLF

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5
out of 5

31st July 2017:

Lovely views. Very friendly. Excellent breakfast. Thank you very much!

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5
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28th July 2017:

I think it is the best place to stay on the island, they have done such a good job renovating the place, big open space all around and the views to die for, garden is just beautiful. We were so lucky with the weather, sitting in the garden and taking the views was the first thing we did. Marion and her family working really hard and you can see the result. Best hosts and the best place, we would love to go back one day

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We had a lovely walk from the sea front into the village and a delicious meal at black grouse, little bit pricey but worth it, tried one of the gin made in isle of harris which it has a great taste. 3 miles walk at kings cave, marion adviced us to walk clock wise, it is the best advice, views were stunning all around, what a beautiful place, never seen trees that thick and the sound they make

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4.8
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27th July 2017:

very friendly and very relaxing

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excellent meal in kinloch hotel good bakery and butchers shop

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5
out of 5

24th July 2017:

Lovely clean, well decorated property. Good position with short walk to restaurants in the village. Fabulous breakfast. Very helpful and friendly staff

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Would highly recommend staying here

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5
out of 5

22nd July 2017:

Friendly & efficient Helpful but not intrusive Very good breakfast Good facilities Lovely garden very near coast

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Arran is beautiful & has so much to offer everybody. A four night stay allowed us to get a real feel for the island.

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5
out of 5

20th July 2017:

excellent guest house, lovely grounds and adjacent to beach, rooms are spotless, great breakfast, short walk to Blackwaterfoot for hotel swimming pool, Shiskine golf course, all in all a great place to stay.

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my preference for meals is Lagg hotel, about 20 minutes away and Kinloch hotel, Blackwaterfoot.

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5
out of 5

17th July 2017:

Everything we could of asked for!

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5
out of 5

15th July 2017:

Wonderful host, we arrived very late evening but the host was very warm and welcoming. The hotel surrounded with beauty. Breakfast is done to your spec...all delicious.

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If eating locally you have to pre book dinner

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5
out of 5

12th July 2017:

Made very welcome, just like home from home. excellent facilities, spotlessly clean and food couldn't be bettered.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
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11th July 2017:

I cannot recall staying at a better b&b. Purpose built as a B&B and it shows. Guest lounge with home made treats is a great touch. Location superbly. Very friendly and skilful service. I would be delighted to recommended this as a place that would add to your enjoyment on Arran.

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Walk along beach path to Blackwaterfoot is good.

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5
out of 5

10th July 2017:

Excellent bed and breakfast rooms are fresh clean and comfortable. Hosts are very kind welcoming and helpful. Beautiful location. Would recommend to anyone.

Tips:

Facilities in area aren't great for eating out after 8pm and you may have to book in advance depending on tie of year

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5
out of 5

8th July 2017:

Extremely warm and friendly, professional service, yet unobtrusive. Quality breakfasts and so generous , cakes and teas, coffees in the afternoon if you so wish are there for your convenience . Fantastic location in a wonderful setting EXCELLENT

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My only tip is Don't hesitate just book it for this place has it all.

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5
out of 5

2nd July 2017:

Great Location, nice welcoming rooms and very welcoming hosts.

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Handy being able to walk into Blackwaterfoot with a small choice of places to eat. Definitely worth seeing the stone monuments on Machrie Moor. Great bird life every where, remember to bring a bird book!

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5
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30th June 2017:

Located in a beautiful setting on the west coast of Arran.The house is spotlessly clean with all amenities.Great rooms.Lovely breakfasts and cakes & coffee/tea in the afternoon.Worth going just to walk around the grounds and admire the two lakes with their wildlife.Highly recommended.

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Within easy walking distance of the nearest village. Recommend the 'Black Grouse' restaurant and the 'Kinlock Hotel' for meals.

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5
out of 5

26th June 2017:

Marion is so friendly. The place is spotless clean and the whole place is very tastefully decorated.Breakfast was 1st class with more than everything you could possibly want. Nice idea of having cakes/tea and coffee in the diningroom in the afternoon. Thought it was an excellent idea to have a communal Fridge for the guests to use. I was able to store my Arran cheese there

Tips:

Arran is a beautiful Island, with lots to see. Plenty of nearby restaurants. Would definitely stay at the Lochside again, and have already recommended to family and friends.

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5
out of 5

24th June 2017:

Delightful people, delightful place. Arran is small enough that any destination is good. This place is very quiet. Would definitely recommend to others. Can I make one small suggestion....if you are showing people the quickest way into town along the shore then that track needs to be strimmed & made more obvious!

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We dined in both the Black Grouse & the Kinloch Hotel. The Black Grouse is a more special expensive experience. The Kinloch was more basic food but plenty of it & relatively cheap!!!! Would highly recommend the the Heritage Museum in Brodick..not for kids but packed with history for us older folk ;-)

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5
out of 5

24th June 2017:

Very friendly, wonderful B&B, great food and location. Simply could not improve on anything!

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Definitely stay here, you'll never find another better B&B!! Suggest eating the small portions at the Kinloch Hotel, but what wonderful food!!

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4.8
out of 5

23rd June 2017:

So pleasant to sit in the sunny lounge in the early evening and catch up with the local paper and Whats on. Excellent breakfast.

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Take a walk through the garden.

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5
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23rd June 2017:

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4.8
out of 5

21st June 2017:

Very friendly and a great cooked breakfast

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The black grouse is a must

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th June 2017:

Lochside B&B sits on beautiful spot overlooking a wellmainted garden, ponds and the sea. We had a warm welcoming by Marion, she is a truly wonderful host. She gave a colouring book for our daughter together with some crayons. She was always available for a chat, gave good recommendations and had a smile on her face. The room was spotless and made every day and had a nice cot for our baby boy. Breakfast was really good with a good selection of cereals, fresh fruit and cooked breakfast. And fresh croissants! We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return one day.

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The sandwich shop next to the Lochranza ferry has wonderful fresh sandwiches.

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5
out of 5

19th June 2017:

Fantastic B&B, this was our second stay in your lovely B&B and we will definitely be back. Love the service, thanks for the early breakfast we received. Loved walking around the gardens and the pond. See you all soon. Thanks a lot, enjoyed our stay very much.

Tips:

Arran is beautiful any time of the year wherever you go. B&B is within easy reach of shops and amazing scenery. You won't be disappointed staying in Loch Side.

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4.8
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18th June 2017:

Great hosts very clean rooms and the best cooked breakfast ever all in can't fault it and wonderful views

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

18th June 2017:

Excellent

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5
out of 5

15th June 2017:

We had very enjoyable and restfull stay. Marion was welcoming and very attentive. Breakfast was excellent. A great location from which to explore the island.

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5
out of 5

13th June 2017:

Excellent from booking to departure. Could not be more helpful. Gave great tips for eating evening meals and days out.

Tips:

Black Grouse is the best restaurant on the island by a huge margin. Shiskine great golf course, with Lamlash not far behind. King's cave is a tough walk if you are not fit!

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4.8
out of 5

9th June 2017:

You seem to be spot-on with all you're doing and planning to do in running Lochside. We appreciated especially Marion's friendly approach during our short stay. One improvement for me would be to have two comfortable chairs in a double room, hence 4 for Facilities. Also I'd be happy if 'who's is who's' is changed to 'whose is whose' in info on Fridge in folder, but am told 'that's nit-picking!'

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Recommend booking for evening meals in local restaurants.

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5
out of 5

8th June 2017:

Friendly welcome. Even our bikes were looked after!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th June 2017:

A really nice B&B which made my stay on Arran very enjoyable. Everything was spot on... the room was lovely the Breakfast really good. Good parking which a lot B&B don't have.

Tips:

On Arran there is a lot of great walks and interesting things to see, loads of wildlife. Good places to eat right across the island. Arran is the place to come to and relax.......

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5
out of 5

5th June 2017:

Very friendly and welcoming. A comfortable place to stay.

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We ate in the Black Grouse which was a 15 minute walk along the shore. It served excellent food!

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5
out of 5

4th June 2017:

Very welcoming as we arrived on our bikesxin pouring rain. Dried our wet gear. Delicious breakfast. Wonderful setting.

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5
out of 5

4th June 2017:

Only stayed one night but accomodation and location is very good. Room was excellent, very well furnished with good size bathroom and plenty of hanging space. Good choice of breakfast and everyone was helpful and friendly

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Only spent one night at Lochside so didn't have time to use local facilities.

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5
out of 5

28th May 2017:

Very welcoming and wonderful hosts who couldn't do more for us. We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay. Thank you.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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27th May 2017:

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5
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26th May 2017:

Friendly,warm and welcoming. Afternoon coffee and cake set the tone for this first class accommodation

Tips:

House folder provides comprehensive information in all areas

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5
out of 5

26th May 2017:

Marion is an excellent hostess, happy to chat about Arran, Blackwaterfoot and what's happening on the island, lots of suggestions on things to do. Cakes and coffee in afternoon was a nice touch, and breakfast was excellent. Rooms are great with views over the garden to the Mull of kintyre

Tips:

A great location within walking distance to Blackwaterfoot for dinner and refreshment. Their large garden has ponds and plenty of wildlife, and looks out over Kilbrannan sound to the Mull of Kintyre, just fantastic. We will be back

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4.8
out of 5

23rd May 2017:

Really lovely property and room. All necessary added extras - cake etc on arrival..and a great breakfast. Super duvets. Thanks Marion

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Black Grouse bar food is good as restaurant and great value

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5
out of 5

23rd May 2017:

Idyllic setting, with 2 lochans in well-kept garden and short walk to (mostly stony) beach. Marion was very welcoming too.

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5
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22nd May 2017:

Everything was great. The only thing I'd say could be improved is thinner duvets as it was a little warm. Breakfast was really good.

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5
out of 5

22nd May 2017:

Only stayed for one but but really enjoyed staying there, the room was cosy, spacious and clean and the breakfast was excellent. Would stay there again.

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5
out of 5

17th May 2017:

Made really welcome. Very many thanks.

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5
out of 5

17th May 2017:

Great spacious location, probably the best b and b I have stayed in. Friendly, local host who knows Arran well and was able to advise on some exciting places to spend time both walking and cycling. Superb breakfast and loved the unexpected extras provided like the afternoon tea - perfect after a day out hiking or biking.

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Short walk across beach into Blackwaterfoot for good choice of evening meals. Well located to get across and around the island from. Wouldn't hesitate to book to stay here again.

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5
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16th May 2017:

Warm and very friendly welcome. Facilities available excellent. Fabulous location. Would definitely go back.

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4.8
out of 5

16th May 2017:

We had a lovely week In this idyllic peaceful haven Glorious sunshine everyday made it even more special We would have appreciated having 2 comfy chairs and a small table in the room so that we could relax and play scrabble and cards in the evenings!!!!!! Thank you for the special marmalade too!!!! Barbara and Kath

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Owner Response:

It was lovely to have you both to stay and you certainly picked a great week weather wise! We hadn't thought of other chairs in the room as there are comfy sofas in the lounge for guests to use anytime but hope the room chairs/stool was useful for your scrabble board. We hope to see you again at Lochside in the future. Many thanks, Marion

5
out of 5

15th May 2017:

Lovely b&b in an idyllic setting. Marion was wonderful so couldn't ask for more.

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Black Grouse restaurant was excellent with great service.

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5
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10th May 2017:

The welcome was very friendly, and Marion explained every thing about the house , breakfast etc. and took us to our room, which had an amazing view over the nearby ponds to the Loch. The beds were very comfortable and the room well appointed with T.V. and ensuite facilities.

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The village of Blackwaterfoot is a short walk along the beach and there are places to eat in the village, The Black Grouse is the best, with the Kinloch running a close second.It is shortish drive through Brodick to Lamlash bay where you can experience wonderful veiws and play ono the most devilish Golf Courses in the world.

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5
out of 5

4th May 2017:

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5
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4th May 2017:

Wonderful hosts and a superb location for a break! Thank you!

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Next to beach.

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5
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2nd May 2017:

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5
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28th April 2017:

Our clients had an amazing time there. We stayed 2 nights. Breakfast is fantastic, rooms are very clean and lovely and the owners are very friendly and helpful. We would book again.

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4.8
out of 5

25th April 2017:

Thanks for the warm welcome and the easy setup. You made our day

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Good dinner at the hotel. Book before

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5
out of 5

22nd April 2017:

Absolutely lovely location with two lakes in the garden. Easy access to the coast/beach and footpath to Blackwaterfoot village. Nice touch to have coffee/tea and cakes available in the afternoon after a hard days exploring the island. Marion was a very helpful and knowledgeable hostess and we would not hesitate to return.

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We enjoyed excellent food at both the Kinloch Hotel Blackwaterfoot and Lagg Hotel.

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5
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22nd April 2017:

Very friendly and welcoming with cake and hot drinks laid on for us in Guests' lounge overlooking lochin. Comfortable, clean and well-appointed room with ensuite containing wet room. Excellent choice for breakfast, including fresh fruit salad and hot choice cooked to order. We were even supplied with lemon for our tea! Everything you could want from a B&B. This was our first night of a tour of the islands and highlands and it exceeded our expectations.

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5
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22nd April 2017:

A very welcoming, homely and comfortable place to stay in a lovely location. Breakfasts were delicious and afternoon tea in the lounge overlooking the grounds and the ocean is highly recommended.

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Walking into the village across the fields and along the beach was enjoyable and there are a couple of places to eat once you get there. The staff at Black Grouse were very friendly and the food was excellent.

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4.8
out of 5

17th April 2017:

Lovely stay and very friendly welcome from Marion. Room very clean and breakfast delicious. The extractor fan in our bathroom (room 4) was noisy on the first night even when off - it seemed to be moving in a breeze but it was better when we shut the bathroom door.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Further to your comments regarding the fan in Room 4, we have replaced the fan so hopefully the problem is now fixed. We hope to welcome you back to Lochside and Arran in the future.

5
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11th April 2017:

The staff made you feel very welcome and relaxed. The room was perfect, lovely view and very comfortable. nicely decorated too. Will definitely go back and recommend to others.

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Only about 10 minutes walk to the local pub, and shop. This is where the buses leave that takes you around the island. There a great golf course within walking distance and a lovely peaceful beach. The grounds to the Lochside are beautiful and it would be a treat to just to spend time there absorbing the wonderful natural environment.

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9th April 2017:

A warm friendly welcome helpful hosts endless tea and coffee in romm and don't forget the afternoon tea in the lounge, nice extra addition of iron, iron lard and fridge

Tips:

Peir cafe Lamlash great soup and real home made cake,take your time relax enjoy the island and go with the weather but beware of the pothole roads

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8th April 2017:

We had a lovely stay here. It might be worth informing others who are doing the Arran Coastal Walk about the short cut up from the beach to your garden - it saves a bit of road walking.

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3rd April 2017:

Thanks for letting us stay at your lovely B&B, we had a great time. Absolutely loved Lochside, rooms very nice and the surrounding gardens are amazing overlooking the loch and the sea. Fantastic staff, we'll be back again.

Tips:

Arran is beautiful, there's lots of wildlife like seals, otters, geese, birds etc. Scenery and the beaches are all amazing, you won't be disappointed visiting Arran. Our daughter loves it over there too.

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30th March 2017:

Marion is an excellent hostess. We received a warm welcome. Super breakfast. Comfortable bed. Ample parking. Peaceful surroundings. Hope to return in the future.

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Lochside is close to the Best Western Kinloch Hotel where we had an excellent meal. 10 per cent discount between 5.00 pm. and 6.00 pm. Don't know if that will be operational all year round.

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