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Torrs Warren Country House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Stoneykirk B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leyland, Lancashire
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A great place to stay or just to eat”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Stoneykirk is a small hamlet on the road south out of Stranraer down the Mull of Galloway. The Torrs Warren is an eight bedroom hotel hidden away on the edge of the hamlet away from the road and is easy to miss which would be a shame. Some of the rooms are quite small, necessitated by the structure of the building which was a manse for the church which is now unused. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the food is great especially eaten in the restaurant and the setting is so peaceful it has to be experienced.

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Midlands, Ireland
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had a great experience at Torrs Warren last Thursday 25th July. We had checked in to local accommodation for the last night of a week's holiday in Scotland. We were returning to Ireland on the Cairnryan - Belfast ferry at 11:30 the following morning and were looking for somewhere to eat. On our way to Sandhouse we were tempted to follow a direction sign we came across for Torrs Warren. When we arrived we really liked the look of the old stone building and the characterful feel of the interior. We had arrived at approx 8:20pm and it turned out that night they had planned to finish taking last food orders at 8pm. Despite this, the proprietor and kitchen staff very kindly accommodated us and took our order. We very much enjoyed our meal in the bar area along with some interesting conversation with the owner about some of the historical features of the building. We would like to thank him very much for his genuine and professional hospitality and would definitely be happy to stay here if we plan a similar trip in the future. This unique hotel is in a very small village in a delightful rural area and it was a pleasure to come across at the end of our holiday. Robin and Heather

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We spent 1 night here and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and tranquility. Evening food plentyfull and tasty. Clean, comfortable en-suite room but a bit on the small side, aptly named "wee front room". Breakfast set us up for the day and the staff were very friendly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you want peace and quiet its a perfect place set in its own grounds and away from the village.The hotel was very clean the staff was friendly the owners jim (basil) and cindy lovely couple we stayed 3nights food was really nice and would recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Bangor NI
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We have just returned from staying over nite here, one nite last week and one this week. What a lovely, clean and friendly place. Our room was spacious and comfy. We also had our dog with us and he was welcome in 2 of their rooms.
The dinner was delicious with huge portion sizes!! We could not believe our eyes when a basket of chips was delivered to our table!!
Overall a lovely place to stay and good value for money. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Hong Kong
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Very nice welcome from "Basil" (a real spitting image). His wife is not Sybil, she is much more friendly, and she even opened up the bar for us at 10.30PM, with smiles. Unfortunately, Manuel was obviously on holidays but the two waitresses we saw where very nice and friendly.
The hotel is not Fawlty towers at all. We had booked a family room for my husband, my 25-year old daughter, her dog and I on Booking.com, as that was the only room available. We phoned the hotel two days prior to our arrival, asking whether they had another room and we were given the wee room which, as its name suggests, is very small but also very comfortable. Our daughter stayed in the BIG family room, as it was the only one where her dog was accepted, and we were very happy in the small one.
The food was VERY good, contrary to what some of the reviews say.
Of course, if you are looking for night life, this is definitely not the place. But for a quiet environment, it's perfect.
All in all, a very enjoyable stay. We will gladly go back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

A very peaceful hotel set in superb countryside. Very friendly helpful staff. Superb food using local suppliers. Clean comfortable bedrooms. Great value for money. Not to be missed and fully recommended

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Torrs Warren Country House Hotel
Address: Greyhill Road | Stranraer, Stoneykirk, Stranraer DG9 9DH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Stranraer > Stoneykirk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Stoneykirk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Torrs Warren Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A QUIET FAMILY RUN HOTEL ,IDEAL FOR THE FERRY TO IRELAND,OR VISITING THE RHINS AREA OF SCOTLAND WITH ITS OPEN GARDENS AND GOLF COURSES. ... more   less 
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