I had put 2pm arrival on the Private House Stays booking so called by at 11 am to say I would be arriving later than that. Three cars in the drive so clearly people at home but five minutes of knocking and ringing ship's bell and hearing voices inside, got no-one. Back at 6 pm and two cars on the drive, then became 15 minutes of ringing the ship's bell very loudly, knocking on the door loudly, ringing the outside bells (don't work), knocking on the dining room windows loudly, ringing the landline (not the owner's fault but landline was down), ringing the mobile number (battery was failed) and left a message on the mobile saying "I am at the front door trying to get in." Gates to back accommodation appeared to be locked. Eventually got a dog to bark. Owner very apologetic and was a truly lovely and very helpful lady, but if it is known the landline is down then it is clearly urgent to have a bell-push which works, a ship's bell which can be heard or a mobile phone working. Room was fine, overlooked a tatty back yard. Breakfast very nice. Easy to find the address. Parking on side road was easy. 15 minutes walk or few minutes drive to Italian restaurant Cecchini's, to Asda fuel station, Asda cafe and toilets, car ferry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- En-suite accommodation within a mile of the Arran ferry, our house is located looking onto the ferry terminal with spectacular views over Arran. The ideal base for your trip in this 1842 character home, close to Seamill Hydro, Largs and 50 minutes from Glasgow. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crescent Park House Bed & Breakfast Ardrossan, Scotland