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“Outstanding!” 5 of 5 stars
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Middle Road, Whiting Bay KA27 8QH, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 8 Whiting Bay B&B and Inns
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

I am the 'other half' of Bagpuss. He's pretty much said it all. Mary was a real delight and the room was amazing - the views over the balcony (accessed just outside the room) was exceptional.

Arran seems to be reshaping itself as a 'foody' paradise and with lovely small carefully run guesthouses such as Ellangowan, it's easy to see how they will make it.

The whole stay felt like visiting a dear friend for a few days: unreservadly reccommended.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2009

Me and my partner are just back from a 2 night stay with Mary at Ellangowan. The double bedroom was huge, it and the bathrooms were very clean and extremely comfortable and there was a large balcony just outside our room which gave a spectacular view over the bay to the Ayrshire coast.
Mary was a real delight - friendly, creating a real homely atmosphere and she brought a tray of home-baking and coffee up to our room when we arrived! It is also gay-friendly.
Lovely, freshly cooked breakfasts and her cousin, who owns the B&B next door, brought in some croissants to make sure we were stuffed full!
We would both really recommend Ellangowan. The only possible downside some folk may consider is that the bathrooms are shared but given that there are only 3 letting rooms this is far from a problem. The lovely cat just added to the charm.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2007

Ellangowan is a small Bed & Breakfast that had everything we needed for some pleasant days.

The view is absolutely fantastic! My girlfriend and me enjoyed just comfortably sitting at the window or lying in bed in the evening looking outside over the Firth, the coast of the mainland, the seagulls (and all the other birds), and the passing clouds. The view is not disturbed because the house lies some meters above sea level.

Breakfast was very rich and Mary is making a point in using the local products of the island. That means ham, eggs, cheese, and many more from Arran producers. Even in the shared bathroom (with bath tub) you have soap, showel gel, shampoo, and conditioner ready from 'Arran Aromatics'. We even had a bath robe on our room.

The interior was very nice and from all the small things we could see, the Mary was caring to make our stay comfortable. She herself was very friendly, answered all our questions and we want to thak her again for the hospitality we experienced during our stay.

Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ellangowan

Address: Middle Road, Whiting Bay KA27 8QH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Isle of Arran > Whiting Bay
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Whiting Bay
Number of rooms: 1
Also Known As:
Ellangowan Whiting Bay, Isle Of Arran

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