My wife and I arrived travelled to The Rowallen Equestrian centre in August 2011 for a competition. WE checked the local area for hotels and there was a choice of hotels and travel lodges/inns in Kilmarnock that were reasonable prices however West Tannacrief came up literally over the road from the Rowallen centre! The price for 2 nights stay easily outweighed the journey into Kilmarnock (fuel) and time to travel as it was very reasonable (£110 for 2 nights).
First impressions were fantastic- we were greeted by the owner (apologies for names its been 4 months since our visit). We were directed to the dining room then our room respectively. A lovely homely cottage B&B stood out to us straight away.
Our room was a twin (cannot confirm if doubles are available although im sure they will be!). The room was outstanding. Very large, airy room with twin beds, tea and coffee facilities with some fantastic home made treats - better than usual biscuits this was a great touch!. We had a television with Freeview, a lovely modern en-suite bathroom was a nice touch too. Overall a very clean, modern and well equipped room wawaited us we were VERY pleased indeed!. our only very very minor point is the tv was a little small (14") this was absolutely fine and appreciate equipping all rooms with flat screens is an expensive undertaking however I think it would add a finishing touch to the rooms- but neverthless that did not detract from the quality of the room at all.
I spent some time in the room whilst my wife was off competing and then would return to Rowallen to help de-tack etc so the walk was pleasant as you are surrounded by lovely fields and cows. A great setting.
The next morning the breakfast was out of this world- there was cereal, toast, tea , coffee all available buffet style andwe had our order taken for our cooked breakfast and brought to our table freshly cooked and it was divine. Im sure there are plenty of establishments that lay on a cooked buffet style breakfast but you cannot beat (in my opinion) fresh home cooked produce and ingredients and you could definately taste the difference.
Overall we had a very welcoming, pleasant and value for money stay and West Tanncrief and would not hesitate returning or booking again straight away the next time we return to Rowallen. We cant speak highly enough of the level of service and quality this B&B presented us and as such feel they deserve our return business and that of many more customers. Thank you!
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