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“Peaceful, beautiful, comfortable. Ready to stay again” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alton Albany Farm B&B

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Albany Road, Barr KA26 0TL, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Barr B&B and Inns
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“Peaceful, beautiful, comfortable. Ready to stay again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Our stay at Alton Albany Farm spoiled us for all other B&Bs. It may have been the wonderful and attentive hosts, Alasdair and Andrea, or it may have been the restored spacious farmhouse with its mix of rugged stone buildings and tastefully restored interior (with a huge room and super comfy bed). One morning, after a delicious breakfast, we found a great local treat - the Fairy Knowe Trail just a short walk from Barr Village. If you enjoy hiking or cycling, this would ba a great area for a weekend trip. We went to Scotland to unwind and experience the countryside and Alton Albany and Barr Village gave us that.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Often a trip back to a place held dear in the memory turns out to be somewhat disappointing but not so that to Barr. The village is every bit a lovely as I remembered it to be and Alton Albany, though somewhere I had no rembrance of if indeed it was even a B&B all these years ago, is a place that I am very glad to have now discovered. How very pleasant our night there was right from the welcome tea and cake on our arrival, through the unscheduled 'emergency' dinner on finding the local pub closed on Tuesdays, to the extermely clean and comfortable accommodation followed by a most exceptional breakfast. Alistair was a very attentative host and did everything he could to make out stay as nice as possible. My wife and I can both highly recommend this establishment and, indeed, a visit to Barr itself.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Enjoyed the whole stay at Alton Albany including a warm welcome from Alastair and tea and cakes by a roaring fire in the private sitting room on arrival. Accommodation very high standard and in a beautiful location. Lovely clean room with gorgeous comfortable beds and nice views. Alastair did everything to make our stay enjoyable and nothing was too much trouble. Delicious breakfast with local produce too. Would highly recommend a visit.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cupar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

Had a lovely weekend at this very good get-away-from-it-all B&B - just the right place to stay for visiting the Wigtown Book Festival. The house and its bedrooms are exceptionally spacious and there is an astonishing view down the valley of the River Stinchar. The night sky here is very dark - excellent for stars. Just a short walk into the village, but the place seems so secluded.
Next time I will investigate the local walks.

DJ

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

We arrived in drizzly rain and left in brilliant autumn sunshine. The farm is a real find: set in a lovely valley with a stream running through the garden, it's light and airy with a great sense of space. Warm welcome, flowers in my room, dogs with character and a hearty breakfast outside looking up the valley; I was only sad we couldn't stay longer.
Jenny P

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Hexham, Northumberland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Well off the beaten track, we got a great welcome - and a fabulous breakfast. And views to die for! The old farmhouse has been well renovated - a good mix of old, new and custom-built. Andrea and Alistair are charming hosts and we even got to walk their dogs in the morning along the river bank. Shame we had to leave, but we'll be back!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

I would like to keep this little gem quite and to myself , set in the lovely, friendly village of Barr we were made most welcome by Alasdair, Clover and Daisy. My hubby had a fantastic time fishing, even catching a fish on his birthday, unheard of! Everything was fantastic best 3 day break for a while can't wait to book again. Keep it to yourself, but you will have a lovely time. Elaine J

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Additional Information about Alton Albany Farm B&B

Address: Albany Road, Barr KA26 0TL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Barr
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Barr
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alton Albany Farm is a very comfortable riverside Farmhouse B&B in a peaceful, picturesque valley a short walk from the pretty conservation village of Barr, on the edge of the Galloway Forest and Dark Sky Park. The Stinchar River runs along the edge of the grounds and a Burn through the orchard. There is unspoilt walking and rambling in stunning scenery, mountain biking, cycling, fishing and birdwatching within easy reach. Beaches nearby with views to Ailsa Craig and the Western Isles.Glasgow is less than one and a half hours drive and Ayr just 40 minutes. The ferries to and from Ireland now run from Cairnryan which is less than an hour away by car. ... more   less 
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Alton Albany Farm B&B Barr, Scotland

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