We came upon Woodland Bay after leaving Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland and couldn't believe it's location....right across the main road from the stony beach with fantastic views everywhere. The reception we received from the owner, Michael, was warm and enthusiastic. He showed us some of the rooms which were very well appointed with all the amenities you desire. After settling in, a visit to the Farm Shop is a must. Local produce as well as meats, cheeses, jams, cookies and lots of knick-knacks to buy. A look around will show the horse stables for visitors, the trout pond that you can fish in, the animals and the flood-lit equestrian arena. The staff are always willing to talk about the farm and what the area offers. For those who like a walk, you can go up the hills behind the hotel and marvel at the fantastic views. Remember to look at the monument. The stony beach offers some great places to view stone outcrops not seen anywhere else in the world. The breakfast is served in the Farm Shop restaurant and is good. Morning & afternoon teas are also available during the day.
The one drawback to the Woodland Bay Hotel is that there are no evening meals available, and no bar. The closest place for dinner is the small town of Girvan which hasn't many options. The Chinese is good.
All in all, Woodland Bay is an excellent place to stay. If you are a golfer, then the packages they have are good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine being lulled to sleep by gentle waves and exploring rock pools in the bay. Far enough from the city for complete relaxation, yet near enough for easy access to all major transport. We are a people friendly, dog friendly and horse friendly hotel. Everywhere at Woodland is wheelchair accessible with a range of helpful facilities, including accessible bathrooms and walk-in showers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Woodland Bay Hotel Girvan, Scotland