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Ballantrae | Girvan, Ballantrae KA26 0LP, Scotland
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Balkissock Lodge
Ranked #2 of 5 Ballantrae B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This was our third visit to this stunning location and Guest House, Howard and Cordelia were the most perfect hosts as always, the food was just stunning on Saturday night and their company and helpfulness were second to none. We hope to be back for a fourth time, as this is the most relaxing place ever. With the red squirrel... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Thankyou Howard and Cordelia for a wonderful week and for looking after us so well. Superb accommodation fantastic tranquil location with stunning views and ideal if you need to destress. It was just what the doctor ordered can't recommend it enough. Thankyouuuuuu sooooooooo much and hope to repeat the wonderful experience!

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Almeria, Spain
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

I cannot convey too strongly how impressed my wife and I were with this wonderful guest house. We spent five glorious days there and wished it had been longer. The owners, Howard and Cordelia, are superb hosts and Howard went out of his way to ensure that our stay was as comfortable as possible. This is an old hunting lodge... More

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west yorkshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

Just returned from a three night stay at Balkissock lodge. We have stayed in Ballantrea for many years due to sporting interests. We did not know this little gem was there. We had a lovely warm welcome from Howard and Cordelia. There home was lovely and warm and very welcoming, nice homley smells from the kitchen. We stayed in room... More

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Cornhill on Tweed, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Big thank you to Cordelia and Howard for making us so welcome. Great stay, very comfortable, lovely setting, lovely food. Dogs were also made feel very welcome in the B&B's drying room. Everybody was happy. Also had a chance to meet lovely guests staying at the same time as us.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

We loved our stay here it really was an idyllic setting and would advise anyone looking for a B&B with the extra touches of a "retreat like" hotel to try Balkissock. Was completly relaxing yet within easy reach of all the sights of the area. Room and breakfast lovely.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

On a golfing trip to the southeast of Scotland, I picked the Balkissock Lodge because it looked like just what I was after. How right I was! Howard and Cordilia are wonderful hosts, the rooms were smartly done up, the food, ah, the food was excellent. Cordilia made us a dinner that was second to none (get the lamb shanks... More

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Made to feel welcome and also found a home for our dog to sleep , he loved the laundry!! Great afternoon tea with lots of home baking!!! Great breakfast and will be back

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

This is a gem of a place. It is out in the country with beautiful views wonderful wild life (including woodpecker and red squirrel). Howard and Cordelia who run it are so friendly and accomodating its like staying with friends. Our room and en-suite were superb -breakfast fantastic with lots of home made jams and marmalades and all served in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We had such a warm reception from Cordelia and Howard with afternoon tea served immediately upon arrival. Such beautiful and cosy accommodation, we felt instantly relaxed. We had both breakfast and our evening meals at the lodge which were delicious and of a very high standard. The lodge is perfectly situated to explore the stunning coastline of South West Scotland.... More

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Address: Ballantrae | Girvan, Ballantrae KA26 0LP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ballantrae
Also Known As:
Balkissock Lodge Ballantrae, Scotland

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If you seek tranquility in beautiful surroundings, then Balkissock Lodge is the place for you to chill and relax. Situated in the rolling hills of South Ayrshire in South West Scotland near the fishing village of Ballantrae, with views of The Galloway Hills to the east and Ailsa Craig out at sea to the west. We serve local produce for breakfasts and offer home cooked evening meal. Short break Autumn & Winter deal ... more   less 
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