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The Merchants House

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Main Street, Cairnryan DG9 8QX, Scotland
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The Merchants House
Ranked #2 of 6 Cairnryan B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here after a day out to Belfast Zoo, arrived on the late Stena ferry, welcome was warm and inviting even late at night! Room was very comfortable, our son gave it his seal of approval! Everything you need for a good night's rest. Breakfast the next morning was super, tasty and served with care. Continental or full Scottish, it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed here to catch the early morning Ferry to Larne. This is not a large B&B but is ideally located for the Ferry Terminlal. We had the only non en suite room with a shared Bathroom but this was perfectly fine, the room was clean and comfortable, We had a drink in the Bar, ate a really nice Meal... More

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Annalong, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Merchants House is well placed on the beautiful waterfront of Loch Ryan just 1 mile from the Stena ferry terminal. The owners (Alan & Fiona) could not have been better hosts. I had a good nights craic with them, had a great nights sleep in the cosy bedroom and a wonderful full Scottish breakfast! Great value too. Well worth... More

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well, what can we say about the Merchants House, summed up… fantastic little gem of a place. We arrived prior to our sailing to Ireland the next morning for our biking holiday. The proprietors Alan and Fiona were great, nothing was too much trouble. Very hospitable and very down to earth honest people. The Merchants House itself was very comfortable,... More

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Really lovely cosy bed & breakfast. Very welcoming couple, who are very attentive and happy to help in any way! Me and my partner stayed along with our 2 year old little boy we felt very relaxed and had a lovely family on suite. Breakfast was very good accommodating our son well too. The bed & breakfast is perfectly situated... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Stayed one night after arriving off the last ferry. Made extremely welcome by very friendly, smiley hosts. My room was really comfortable and the shower was powerful and hot - could have stayed in there all night. Had a fantastic sleep. I only had a continental breakfast, however the full Scottish looked very substantial and others said it was lovely.... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We booked into the b& b for one night as we were on our way to n ireland for a day trip with such a warm welcome of alan and fiona we decided to stay all weekend we had a meal on our first night and it was one of the best meals we had in a long time proper... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The room we had overlooked the sea loch was very comfortable, we had a lovely homemade meal for dinner it was very reasonable, breakfast was very good we had a very pleasant stay here Alan & Fiona very welcoming hosts and if we are in the area again we will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The Merchants House is a must if you're staying in Cairnryan. Me and my wife stayed over the evening before catching the Stena Line ferry to Belfast in August 2013. Fiona and Alan were so accommodating - Fiona's scottish friendliness combined with Alan's Yorkshire sense of humour are a perfect match. They stayed up with us for a few beers... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Merchant House is a B&B with a Licenced Dining room and a small adjoining bar. Room had nice views over the sea. It was next to main road so had to keep window closed. The Merchant House is a family run operation with a very friendly staff. Dinner was decent and very reasonably priced. Room was well equipped with... More

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Address: Main Street, Cairnryan DG9 8QX, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Cairnryan
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The Merchants House Cairnryan, Scotland

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The Merchants House is a traditional property built in 1701. Situated on the shore of Loch Ryan, approximately 1/2 mile from P&O ferry terminal, we are conveniently located for guests travelling to Ireland. On 1st floor we have 2 comfortable en-suite family rooms and a further double room with shared bathroom. All bedrooms have colour TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. We also have a licensed restaurant and bar on the ground floor. ... more   less 
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