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“Best in Ayrshire, if not in Scotland!”
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Braidmead House
Ranked #1 of 9 Irvine B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bournemouth
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67 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Best in Ayrshire, if not in Scotland!”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

What a marvellous place to stay! Great hosts, Diane and Jim make you feel welcome in their home from the first time you say hello. Wonderful room, great facilities, breakfast - no words, roll me out in a wheelbarrow! Delicious. they couldn't do enough for me during my two night stay, so kind. I arrived at 10pm after a delayed flight, warm welcome offer of a cup of tea then the first of two great night's sleep in a very comfy bed. They have done a magnificent job on the refurbishment of this classic Ayrshire home.

Diane! I will be back. As she said to me "you can take the lassie out of Scotland but you'll never take Scotland out of the lassie" Thank you for everything

Room Tip: Although on my own I chose the superior double and got a room almost as big as my whole home. Being...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Bli Bli, Australia
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Braidwood House was towards the end of our month's tripping around Scotland & northern England. It wins hands down for the size & quality of the fittings in our room, & the whole house. What a beautiful restoration. Diana a real people person, Jim with a twinkle in his eye gave us some CD's of his favourite music to take home to Oz with us, then told us it was good music to play at a funeral or wake!! THis is not just a business for them but a passion.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

The warmest welcome awaits you at this beautifully restored mansion house. Everything is spotless, superb quality furnishings and as comfortable as being at home.

We were stunned by the size of our room and the huge television. On a rainy evening in Scotland after a long journey, it was bliss to shower , (superb power shower) eat and just relax. The large comfortable bed made for a good nights sleep.

There are extra, thoughtful touches everywhere. Chocolates and cakes in the lounge, sweets in the bedroom. An iron and ironing board, safe, travel plug, the list is endless. The lovely quality toiletries and well stocked hospitality tray were all very welcome. Computer and Internet access if required.

Having not been too well , I asked for a small breakfast, which by most other guest house offerings, was huge. It was beautifully and freshly cooked, served with a cheery smile and just the best start to the day anybody could wish for.

Our lovely hostess was so concerned about my health and very helpful providing information on where to seek help.

Unfortunately, we only stayed for one night, passing through for the Arran ferry. We will return soon for longer and can't wait.

Thankyou so much for your hospitality and kindness.

Roy & Jackie Moffat

  • Stayed June 2012
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Grange over Sands
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

I arrived dishevelled and un-announced on the doorstep having cycled all day, looking for a bed for the night and half expecting to be turned away! I couldn't have had a more friendly and relaxing welcome. It felt like being at home...no, better than that. Even my gluten free diet diet was catered for at such short notice and I left in the morning feeling ready for the day.I couldn't recommend it more.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

Of all the places I stayed during my two weeks in Scotland, Braidmead House excelled them all. Diana and Jim (and their son) were fantastic hosts. They made me feel right at home with their positive attitude, friendliness, cheerfulness and helpfulness. Superb quality, cleanliness and coziness characterize the house itself. Breakfast time left nothing to be desired - Scottish in every way, with a meal fit for a king or queen along with meeting new friends and engaging in conversation that made me want to hang around for awhile longer. My hosts' recommendations of things to do and places to go could not have been improved upon. I shall return!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

We received a lovely warm welcome and were offered tea and biscuits in her lovely lounge on arrival, which made you feel right at home. Our room was lovely and had a very nice breakfast, would defiantly go back and would recommend staying here for anyone.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Aberdeen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2012

A home away from home lovely rooms in a nice area and very very friendly lady just like a grandma who is always giving you her utmost attention and lovley food, would definatley return and would highly recommend. Service was fabulous couldn't of asked for a better place:) xxx

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Braidmead House

Property: Braidmead House
Address: 57 Bank Street, Irvine KA12 0LL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > North Ayrshire > Irvine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Irvine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Braidmead House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely renovated and restored and extended, Braidmead opened its doors on January 2010.With all modern facilities means Braidmead house is simply superb value. Only a short walk to some excellent local bars, restaurants and centrally positioned for all Ayrshires many fine golf courses. Each bedroom welcomes you with tea and coffee, hairdryers and flat screen television, safe and free wifi. Free gym and sauna use. ... more   less 
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