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“Stylish, contemporary,friendly, (och just go!)”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ardtorna B&B

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Ardtorna B&B
Ranked #1 of 3 Barcaldine B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Largs, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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“Stylish, contemporary,friendly, (och just go!)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

This wee b&b is all of the above. Karen and Sean are excellent hosts. The location is excellent,the wee touches ,i.e. cream teas, canapes,complimentary wine, malt and liqueurs, just make this place that extra bit special, and I haven't even mentioned the excellent breakfasts!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review.

I was most pleased that you were able to enjoy many of the little extras that we like our guests to enjoy during a stay.

I do hope that it will not be too long before we are able to welcome you back for another stay.
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

Ardtorna is in a stunning location and the hosts were extremely friendly and gave great suggestions on how to make the most of our 5 day trip.

Sean produced breakfasts better than any we have had previously around the world, and at a beautifully set table, with such aplomb that everyone was made to feel special.

The room was beautifully presented and we were very comfortable. We did enjoy a complimentary whiskey and home made "Baileys" type drinks, a lovely touch!

All in all, we had a wonderful time during our 4 night stay and hope to visit again some time in the future.

A trip to Fingal's cave must not be missed and the seafood at Ee-usk and Coast in Oban was excellent.

Wishing Ardtorna and Karen and Sean great success and happiness in the future. Thank you again.

Sincerely,
Geoff and Louise, Chester

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Geoff and Louise,

Many thanks for your lovely review after your 4 night stay with us.

I was delighted to read that you liked the design and style of the property, and that Seans gourmet breakfasts served each morning went down a treat.

May I say that it was such a delight to meet you all, and I do hope that we will be seeing you back at Ardtorna in the not too distant future.
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

We have travelled from Peru to Borneo, Australia to Oman, Brazil to Croatia and much, much more. But never have we come across two individuals like Karen and Sean who are so "customer focused".
Our room was stylish, spotless and superbly well appointed. The breakfasts were the best I have ever had anywhere in the world. The setting was magical.
The decor was amazing, so much so that I am now about to incorporate some of their touches (not least of all the paintings) into my own home.
Simply the best.
Neil and Viv

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Neil and Viv,

Many thanks for your lovely review after your 4 night stay with us at Ardtorna.

I was so pleased to read that you liked the design of our property, and that you found the customer service comparable to your travels throughout the world.

May I say that it was such a delight to meet you all, and we look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the not too distant future.
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Franschhoek, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

From the moment we arrived to the end it was fantastic. Karen and Sean make you feel as if you are going to have a great time in fab surroundings with fab rooms and service and you are!!
The very best you will get .
From the room to the whisky tipple outside the room to the best breakfast in Scotland with a lovely friendly couple who quite rightly are proud of what they have achieved.
The views from the house are outstanding.
You are located 9 miles from Oban but convenient for many tourist attractions.
I' m now speechless - We are going back for more.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us at Ardtorna.

Thank you for your kind comments. We are both most fortunate to love what we do , and each day we look forward to welcoming guests to stay with us.

We look forward to your return visit.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

I booked a trip to Ardtona in May for my boyfriend's birthday. It was absolutely amazing. Karen and Sean were so welcoming. The place is immaculate, the building itself coudl easily feature on "Grand Designs"
The little touches; the warm scones on arrival, the hand made chocolates, the molten brown toiletries and hand made liquer, were all excellent. It was an evening of sheer luxury.
the breakfast the next monring was 5*. Spoiled for choice, everything looked delicious, and tasted even better!
i cant recommend it highly enough, thinking of booking again as a gift for my dad's birthday!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. I was most pleased that you were able to enjoy many of the little extras that we like our guests to enjoy during a stay, from the hand made chocolates to the home made whisky cream liqueur.

We look forward to welcoming you back for another stay in the not too distant future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is a gorgeous building, looks like something from grand designs. Its super modern & sleek, the interior is modern and tasteful. The b&b is immaculate and the owners could not have been more friendly & helpful. The quality of everything is exceptional - giant bath towels, handmade glass lightshades, molton brown even the jo malone room reeds. Love the details and would highly recommend!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Many thanks for your review.

I was delighted that you liked the interior and exterior design of the property.
Great that you were able to appreciate our giant bath sheets, they most certainly are a real talking point !

I do hope that we will be able to welcome you back for another stay in the not too distant future.
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

From our arrival with fresh cooked scones we knew we were onto something special. We booked after a recommendation from Secret Scotland Tour itineraries that we used in planning our trip from Australia and reading trip adviser reviews and we happy to add our endorsement. After recently winning some new awards Ardtorna are clearly delivering an exceptional experience. The room was lovely with no detail overlooked. Breakfast was fabulous. After already visiting Oban for lunch we had dinner at the nearby pub Creagan Inn which we enjoyed for a pub meal with great views and service.

Room Tip: We had the Tioram at the end of the building at it was lovely. I would say that all rooms would be...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us through Secret Scotland.

I was most pleased to read that you like many of the aspects of our property, and that our award winning gourmet breakfast went down well too.

We do hope that we will be able to welcome you back for another stay in the not too distant future.
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Property: Ardtorna B&B
Address: Mill Farm, Barcaldine PA37 1SE, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Barcaldine
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Barcaldine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ardtorna B&B 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ardtorna is a purpose built eco friendly property. It is Scotlands only 5 star gold bed and breakfast with the AA. In 2013 it won the best ' Guest House / B and B for Scotland with the AA, Visit Scotland and The Scottish Hotel Awards, making it the first time in history that all 3 organisations picked the same accommodation ! It picked the title again of " Best Guest House for Scotland ' in 2015 from The Scottish Hotel awards. All the deluxe bedrooms with vaulted ceilings are en-suite with either a spa bath and a high powered shower or a colour changing wet room. Each bedroom has spectacular loch views. Each room has full sized Molton Brown toiletries, TV, I pod docking station, DVD player,fresh flowers, Hand made chocolates, fluffy bath robes, gigantic bath towels, hospitality tray, etc are a few of the items for you to enjoy while staying at our amazing property. Scones straight from the oven are served with clotted cream and home made jam between 4 and 6 pm on the day of arrival. Each bedroom has a fridge with complimentary items such as nuts, sweets etc.During a stay at Ardtorna guests can help themselves to complimentary Malt Whisky and Home Made Whisky Cream Liqueur. Spa and golf passes are complimentary for any 3 night stays ( This must be arranged at the time of booking , and is subject to availability ). Please contact us directly by booking on our own web site or by e mail - this is always the cheapest option. ... more   less 
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