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“Very comfortable B&B, but watch out for the potholes”
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The Barn B&B
Ranked #12 of 16 Brodick B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 17, 2011

We spent a long weekend here with Phil and Kath who were, as others have pointed out, the perfect hosts. Our room was bright and spacious with a view towards Brodick Bay (soft Arran weather permitting). The bathroom had a separate bathtub and shower, although there is perhaps a problem with the capacity of the hot water tank as we were only able to run a deep hot bath on two of the four nights during our stay. The bed was extremely comfortable and the location is very quiet so getting a peaceful night's rest was never a problem. Breakfast is ordered the night before so everything runs very smoothly the next morning.

Kath and Phil are very knowledgeable about the island and are more than happy to provide tips about where to go and what to do. The only issue (and one that stops a 5-star rating) is the atrocious state of the approach road - half a mile of unsurfaced farm track which is now severely rutted with potholes, making every arrival and departure something of a challenge. So, leave the low-slung sports car at home and bring the 4x4 and you'll be ok!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Lorna50, Owner at The Barn B&B, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2011

Many thanks for this super review , we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.... we aim to please!
The approach road is currently awaiting a substantive upgrade by the owners , Arran Estates, we can't wait for this to happen , but meanwhile just take it slowly and you will get here easily ,as we do on a twice daily basis- however, that is what keeps us so lovely and peaceful , being off the beaten track with no passing traffic! Thanks again for taking the time to write this review

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Reviewed May 29, 2011

We were made very welcome and had found the B and B to be clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. Location very peaceful, Roughly 10-15 minute walk into Brodick. We came back very late both nights but were not made to feel that this was a problem.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

This is a small B&B located about 1 mile outside Brodick. We stayed for 4 days in both the double rooms (We were 2 adults and 2 children). Luckily we got some discount as some B&Bs are rather strict in just charging for 2 rooms - even when staying a bit longer.

The rooms are both spacious and bright. One has a small shower - very well laid out, the other bathroom is large with a shower and bath. Beds are very comfortable and there is plenty to read. There is also a small DVD library and both rooms have flat screen televisions.

Breakfast was very generous and tasty, only problem was that at 8.30am it was rather late if one wanted to have an early start - plenty of good walking country around.

Another minor point was the location of the bedroom of the owners, their door is right between the two guestrooms so there is some lack of privacy.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Lorna50, Owner at The Barn B&B, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2011

Many thanks for this lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed our hospitality.
If we could just clarify the privacy issue , which confuses us slightly - there are four doors off the landing and one door leads to our accommodation . The two guest rooms are to the left and right of the stairs and both have lockable wooden doors. Of course having Dad and Mum in separate rooms with a child in each room makes for quite a lot of cross landing activity , not usually the case!!
An early breakfast can always be provided on request, no problem at all.

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Reviewed October 19, 2010

Stayed here on our cycle tour from Land's End to Orkney. Arrived off the ferry weary and damp after a 90 mile slog across the Galloway backroads and the awful commuter traffic around Irvine. The proprietors took the best possible care of us, provided great recommendations for local food and ale, shops etc. This is the sort of B&B you dream about whilst pedalling away all day. Amazing breakfast (for veggies and carnivores alike) and sumptuous bed and bathrooms. Would recommend without qualification.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 10, 2010

Phil and Cath are very knowledgeable on the local scene and gave us plenty of recommendations on places to eat and things to do. The room affords spectacular views and an early morning sunrise from the bedroom window is a must see. Very friendly service and delicious breakfasts make this one of the better places we've stayed at on Arran.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2010

My wife and I stayed on Arran for 2 nights. We left the car at home, so came across as foot passengers. The owners picked us up and made us feel at home right from the off. The room was great, with views over the surrounding countryside. We climbed Goatfell on one of the days, and the owners lent us a rucksack (not easy to carry everything when flying with Ryanair!). All in all, very nice place to stay; if we go back we'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2010

The Barn is a lovely small B&B just outside Brodick. It would be roughly 20 mins walk from Brodick itself, and the B&B is a fair way along an unmade road, so best to leave the Lamborghini at home, although v. useful to have a car up there. There's a big spa hotel (the Auchrannie) within a short walk of the B&B and you can eat at any of the three restaurants there. We used the bar restaurant frequently and the food is excellent. Phil and Kath, the B&B owners, are lovely and friendly.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Glencloy, Brodick KA27 8DA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Isle of Arran > Brodick
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Ranked #12 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Brodick
Price Range: $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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The Barn B&B Brodick, Isle Of Arran

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