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Lochinver Guest House

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#1 of 20 B&Bs in Ayr
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Welcome to Lochinver Guest House, a friendly and relaxed spacious Victorian town-house in one of the most beautiful and quiet streets in Ayr, lined with cherry trees and impressive Victorian villas, and just a five minute walk to town centre restaurants, bars and shops, and just a 6 minute walk to the seafront promenade. At Lochinver Guest House, impressive Victorian features combines with modern comfort, from the luxury cotton bed linen and antique furniture to the mouth-watering Lochinver breakfast served in our comfortable and spacious dining room, and luxury afternoon tea (available by pre-booking) in the elegant drawing room. We endeavour to make your stay at Lochinver Guest House a relaxing and enjoyable one. We have seven beautiful guest bedrooms - all named after Clans associated with Ayrshire, each room with a different character and all offering a high standard of accommodation. Each room has either en-suite or private facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bowling offsite
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
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Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Nat B wrote a review Feb 2024
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We had a delightful stay here in the double twin bed room. What a gorgeous house and fine service! The decorating here was done in enchantingly nice taste in a historically informed style. We would be delighted to stay here again! Very sad we left too early for the breakfast - it was going to be served on Blue Willow China!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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werty wrote a review Feb 2024
Leeds, United Kingdom90 contributions15 helpful votes
Beautifully decorated in a traditional style, this guesthouse is immaculate. Because they have taken care of even the smallest details, the guest will find it extremely comfortable and unique. The guest rooms are roomy and equipped with thoughtful extras like freshly baked cookies, tea, and coffee. It was just an absolutely delicious breakfast. We would absolutely suggest this to anyone, and the host was very kind and welcoming.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sinclair Williamson, Owner at Lochinver Guest House
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Thank you for your wonderful comments - we are delighted you really enjoyed your stay at Lochinver Guest House and we hope to see you again if you are back in South-west Scotland. Hopefully you will have lots of Ayrshire sunshine on your next visit! Best wishes, Sinclair
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Mh wrote a review Jan 2024
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Superb guest house. Everything is very high quality. Spotless. Thoughtful owner with all the touches. China cup. Teapot, different teas, real coffee and fresh milk, homemade cookies all in the room. The Wallace room has the most comfortable bed. Breakfast made to order. Delicious served by a lovely lady. Highly Recomend.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank you for your amazing comments and ratings. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed all the little extras in your room and of course that you found the bed really comfy - the most important part of any stay! We hope you will be able to return for another stay again soon. Best wishes, Sinclair
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Louisa H wrote a review Jan 2024
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The most comfy, warming, welcoming places I’ve ever stayed. Lovely friendly staff and just a lovely feel about the place. The best bed and pillows for a comfy, cosy night. I’ve since bought some pillows, matress topper from the same company. I’d definitely return and recommend. I dropped my bag early and when I returned to check in it was already in my beautiful room. I didn’t have breakfast but I hear it is amazing.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank you for such wonderful comments Louisa - it was a real pleasure to welcome you and we are all delighted you really enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again sometime for another stay here. Best wishes, Sinclair
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weeanneb wrote a review Jan 2024
Chryston,Glasgow23 contributions8 helpful votes
A lovely guest house to stay in ayr, centrally located for town centre and access to the beach, big comfy bed with lovely bedding and nice toiletries, amazing breakfast, everything cooked to order lovely quality food , great hospitality . Sinclair can't do enough for you can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for such fantastic comments. We look forward to welcoming you for your next stay and we are delighted to hear you had a lovely stay at Lochinver Guest House. Haste ye back! Best wishes, Sinclair
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Julie C wrote a review Jan 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom33 contributions7 helpful votes
An enjoyable and relaxing stay on a quiet little street handy for the centre of Ayr. Delightful building and a very comfortable room with the bonus of some lovely raisin biscuits in a jar by the coffee. Helpful suggestions on places to eat were also appreciated.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thanks for your lovely comments and wonderful ratings. We are really happy to hear you had a comfortable stay and of course that you enjoyed the 'Lochinver' breakfast offering. We hope you can stay again sometime. Best wishes, Sinclair
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LGW man wrote a review Dec 2023
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Good location. Very comfortable stay and well looked after. The breakfast was excellent with a great choice. If my wife and I ever have to stay in Ayr again we will definitely use the Lochinver guest house once more.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thanks for giving us such a glowing report - we are delighted you enjoyed your short visit to Ayr and had a comfortable stay here. We hope to see you again in the future! Best wishes, Sinclair
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Explore814463 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Beautiful accommodation and excellent attention to detail. Located in a historic part of Ayr minutes from the beach. Amazing Christmas tree and Christmas atmosphere- recommend a stay over the festive period.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Thank you for your wonderful ratings and comments. We are delighted you enjoyed the festive atmosphere at Lochinver Guest House and hope you can stay again sometime. Best wishes, Sinclair
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Denis C wrote a review Dec 2023
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions3 helpful votes
Overall an excellent experience. The room was spacious & well equipped with fluffy towels & a variety of hot drinks. Staff were helpful & friendly. Had a great breakfast. When we left a mobile charger & cable in our room Sinclair left a voicemail & promptly posted them to our UK address.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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We are delighted you had an excellent experience at Lochinver Guest House and liked so many aspects of your stay and the service we provide. We hope if you are ever visiting Scotland again, that you will be able to stay here again. Best wishes, Sinclair
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Natalie M wrote a review Dec 2023
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One of the best stays I have ever had. This guest house is just perfect! The room was spotless, comfortable bed, excellent amenities. The staff were friendly, cheery and helpful. The location is ideal. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Thank you so much for your wonderful words of praise! We are delighted you really enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay. Best wishes, Sinclair
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PRICE RANGE
£59 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandAyrshireSouth AyrshireAyr
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lochinver Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Lochinver Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Rabbies Bar (0.2 miles), Smiths Bar Ayr (0.2 miles), and The Twa Dugs (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lochinver Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Lochinver Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lochinver Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lochinver Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vegan Earth, Saffy's Cafe Bar & Brasserie, and Cafe Vito.
Is Lochinver Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the centre of Ayr.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lochinver Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Lochinver Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Greenan Castle (1.9 miles), Loudon Hall (0.6 miles), and Citadel of Ayr (0.5 miles).