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Alton Albany Farm B&B

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Albany Road, Barr KA26 0TL Scotland
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Alton Albany Farm is a very comfortable riverside Farmhouse B&B in a peaceful, picturesque valley a short walk from the pretty conservation village of Barr, on the edge of the Galloway Forest and Dark Sky Park. The Stinchar River runs along the edge of the grounds whilst the Albany Burn runs through our orchard. There is unspoilt walking and rambling in stunning scenery, mountain biking, cycling, fishing and birdwatching within easy reach. Beaches nearby with views to Ailsa Craig and the Western Isles. Glasgow is less than one and a half hours drive and Ayr just 40 minutes. The ferries to and from Ireland all depart from Cairnryan which is less than an hour away by car.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Albany Road, Barr KA26 0TL Scotland
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Prestwick Airport21 miSee all flights
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melboodle wrote a review Jul 2019
england35 contributions16 helpful votes
This was our 3rd time of staying here and I think we will be back again. Alastair and Andrea are great hosts and provide a fantastic service, with thoughtful extras such as fresh flowers in your room and a chocolate on the bed each day. Alton Albany is in a beautiful valley and has its own wildflower meadow to wander in. A great, peaceful place to unwind but also within easy reach of a main road to explore further afield. Also the added benefit of 3 gorgeous dogs.πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•. Comfy bed, lovely breakfast, peaceful surroundings, what more could you want. Thanks Alastair, Andrea, Daisy, Clover and Tansy.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from AltonAlbany, Owner at Alton Albany Farm B&B
Responded 11 Jul 2019
M & C - you are always welcome here! Thank you. Alasdair
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Mark J wrote a review Jun 2019
Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a fantastic 3 days at Alton Albany Farm B&B. A lovely house set in beautiful gardens and a bonus wild-flower meadow to wander in and unwind. Everything from the room, to breakfast and Alasdair's warm hospitaiity was just right. We'd love to go back someday. Thank you Alasdair and Andrea, M&S
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from AltonAlbany, Owner at Alton Albany Farm B&B
Responded 11 Jul 2019
Thank you so much for your kind review Mark and Sarah. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Alasdair
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KTandPD wrote a review Apr 2019
Hampshire72 contributions74 helpful votes
Wish we had had more time to spend in this wonderful friendly place. The house and setting and really beautiful and with all the stylish and thoughtful touches one could wish for, along with delicious breakfast and welcoming hosts, it was really hard to leave. Highly recommended... the forests and RSPB reserves in the local area look well worth exploring too... we will return!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from AltonAlbany, Owner at Alton Albany Farm B&B
Responded 24 Apr 2019
Dear KTandPD Thank you. So glad you enjoyed your stay here. We very much enjoyed looking after you all. We look forward to hearing from you in the future. Kind regards Alasdair
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PAUL R wrote a review Nov 2018
Witney, United Kingdom115 contributions32 helpful votes
Can't really over-rate this lovely B&B, a really lovely place. Kind and welcoming hosts. Spotlessly clean. Good food served in a so comfy room with open fire. So dog friendly. Would definitely return if able.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from AltonAlbany, Owner at Alton Albany Farm B&B
Responded 11 Jul 2019
Thank you very much, I appreciate the review. Alasdair
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Paula H wrote a review Jun 2018
Branchburg, New Jersey27 contributions6 helpful votes
We went to Barr in search of my paternal grandmother's family's roots and booked a night at Alton Albany Farm B&B to make the journey from Glasgow more relaxed (rather than try to return to our little rented apartment in Glasgow in the same day)....we were on vacation of course! And Alasdair and Andrea our hosts, delivered the best 'mini vacation' during our vacation in Scotland that we could have imagined. Yes, Barr is out of the way, off the beaten path and somewhere that when you tell those who live in the area you plan to visit the response uniformly is "no one goes to Barr" there isn't anything there! They are wrong, very wrong and you will be as well if you miss an opportunity to stay at Alton Albany Farm B&B. This is a hidden gem in South Ayrshire that is the reason to seek out Barr! It is just beautiful! The rooms are elegant, spacious and comfortable. The food is superb! Tea and scones were ready when we arrived and settled into our rooms. After tea, we spent some time relaxing over some card games in the 'parlor' and watched the rains outside. We had opted to dine in for dinner, asking actually for breakfast for dinner if possible. Alasdair provided lovely quiches and then a blueberry sponge that was divine! After dinner, we took advantage of the DVD's and learned all about Ailsa Craig, the island in Girvan Harbour. We slept in, the quiet and peacefulness of Barr encourages sleeping in! Breakfast was another gourmet feast - I have never experienced shirred eggs before, because it requires much too much effort -- not for Alasdair! He is a culinary whiz! At check-out he kindly dropped us in the center of the village (after making arrangements for a car to pick us up later in the afternoon to make the train back to Glasgow). Cannot say enough positive things about the whole experience! Venture to Barr and stay at Alton Albany Farm B&B - you will see a part of Scotland that is hidden away and have a truly lovely vacation as well!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Responded 2 Jun 2018
Thank you so much. It was a true pleasure to meet you both and to be allowed to look after you. I am very flattered. Alasdair
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alton Albany Farm B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Alton Albany Farm B&B?
Nearby attractions include Penkill Castle (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Alton Albany Farm B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Alton Albany Farm B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Alton Albany Farm B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Alton Albany Farm B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Barr.
Are pets allowed at Alton Albany Farm B&B?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Alton Albany Farm B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Crossraguel Abbey (9.1 miles), Souter Johnnie's Cottage (8.9 miles), and Archie Hamilton Memorial (9.2 miles).