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Review of Runach Arainn

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28 reviews
Interior of one of our luxury Yurts
Stable door style yurt entrance
Yurts are lit by solar powered lights
Each yurt has a wood burning stove/cooker (firewood included)
Yurts are set in a small orchard
Torrylinn beach - 15 minutes walk form site
Goat Fell range of mountains and Brodick Bay
Goat Fell range of mountains
Sunset over Mull of Kintyre from Arran
Kilmory Parish Church
Loch Garbad, Eas Mor, Isle of Arran
Sunset over Lagg wood as seen from our site
Holy Island from Arran
A couple of 'neighbours'
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Yurt -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Kilmory, Isle of Arran, Scotland

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Emily M
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Excellent stay”
Reviewed 17 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights in September, I can't fault it at all very friendly family and the yurts are fantastic with your own little seating area outside for fire and cooking which we used as the weather was on our side. Like the fact that you also have your own toliet section loved the shower very powerful and better than my shower at home haha! We walked down to the local restraunt for a couple of drinks would also recommend family run and very friendly staff. Hopefully be back in the future!

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Liked best: The yurt
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
19 Oct 2016
Thanks for a lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back next year.
Thanks
Andy
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Sallie R
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Couldn't be better!”
Reviewed 18 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

My husband and I are in our 50s ( well he is 60) and although haven't done a lot of camping this is the camping that appeals. It was clean and spacious, the stove cooked all our meals from pasta dishes to steak and new potatoes. The very smart loo block had your own shower and loo so non of the hanging around. Take flip flops to walk up and down to yurt so you keep every where clean.
Your own table and camp fire out side was a lovely space in the evening too.
Pippa and Andy should be very proud of what they have created and were on hand if needed.

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Liked best: Peaceful
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
20 Sep 2016
Hi Sallie, Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hope you make it back to Arran soon.
Andy
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Nick P
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“can't help but relax here away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

From start to finish we had an amazingly relaxing stay for a long weekend in August. The owners were more than helpful throughout and the accommodation is amazing. The whole site has been thought out very well and there is everything you need to have a comfortable stay. Even though it is located away from the main areas of the island, it is only just off the main coast road and has a local pub in walking distance serving good food and local ales.

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Management Response
14 Sep 2016
Hi Nick, Thanks very much for the review. Pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Regards Andy
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G B
Watford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Brilliantly thought out accommodation and shared facilities in a stunning location”
Reviewed 29 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had a brilliant time on Arran at Runach Arrain at the end of August. The site is well located, the owners have thought of every little detail and were really welcoming, I think we'll be heading back there : )

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Management Response
31 Aug 2016
Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon.
Thanks, Pippa and Andy
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Lauren M
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Spectacular! a beautiful one off location”
Reviewed 16 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We had an absolutely amazing stay in the yurts of Runach Arainn. The surrounding location is stunning with a gorgeous beach 10 minutes’ walk away and the rest of the island being highly accessible from this location either using your own car or public transport.

The yurts themselves are unlike anything I’ve ever seen, they are so cosy and equipped with anything you would ever need for a very comfortable stay. The bed was so comfortable and laying looking up at the stars at night was great! The wood burner keeps the yurt so toasty and cook’s food brilliantly. (it’s especially handy if the weather doesn’t permit cooking on the outside fire pit).

The shower and toilet block are so clean and modern, in fact the shower is better than mine at home! and there is a kitchen with a fridge and washer/dryer (this was particularly handy after long muddy walks)

I loved the hands off approach, we had a quick tour when we arrived and saw the owners out and about but they pretty much leave you to your own devices which is exactly what I was looking for in this tranquil peaceful setting.

I honestly could not find fault with it, i loved every moment and would love to return in the future.

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Liked best: Everything!
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Management Response
18 Aug 2016
Thanks for a lovely review Lauren. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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Darren F
1 review
“mini adventure”
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We loved our stay in these amazing yurts. It felt like a mini adventure for the two 9 year olds as well as for us two grown ups.

The reception from the owners was warm and welcoming and following a quick tour we quickly settled in.

The yurts were warm and comfortable and with the nearby kitchen and private bathroom we had everything we needed for our first glamping experience.

Highly recommend these as a base for seeing Arran.

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Management Response
26 Jul 2016
Hi Darren, Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back on Arran in the future.
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Annacumbr...
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wow!! A piece of heaven”
Reviewed 15 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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I booked our yurt as a secret for my partner this valentines. We adore camping and have stayed in pods and shepherds huts before. We use these in the winter months when our tent can't come out with us. I decided to up the game this year and look for a yurt. I am so glad I did!

The setting of the yurt was lovely off the main road next to an adorable looking church but only a short scenic walk from the most amazing beach.

The yurt itself had everything we could possibly need. I cooked a full English on the wood burner and even a pizza in the oven one evening (I did need to half it to fit)
The bed was really comfy and it was beautiful at night being able to view the stars from the bed out of the yurt wheel. Should you need there was books and playing cards etc and an endless supply of wood to keep us toasty.

The bathroom and utility area was spotless. Amazingly powerful hot shower and towels supplied.

We ate out one night at Whiting Bay in a little place called Felicity's. Which had the most mouth watering steak. Whiting bay was about 20 minute drive and Blackwater Bay about 15. both worth the trip out just to appreciate the scenery on route.

Overall a fantastic place and we really do wish Pippa and Andrew all the luck in the world with their venture. They have made a little piece of heaven right on the most beautiful island. Hat's off to you both!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Feb 2016
Thanks for the lovely review. Pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Kind regards,
Pippa and Andy
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