This was my first visit to Arran although my husband had been four times previously. From the moment I contacted Ann by email I felt excited about our trip. Like others Ann offered to pick us up at the ferry and we accepted. We were made very welcome and Ann explained about bus timetables, where to go and where to eat, in detail. We were shown to our room which turned out to be a family room. Ann explained that as we had had to change our days and couldn't have the deal of 5 nights for the price of 4, which she was offering,she had given us a larger room. This was unexpected and so kind, we really appreciated it. As like the rest of the house the furniture and furnishings were excellent and very comfortable. We had ample cupboard and wardrobe space and a lovely en suite bath/shower. Everywhere was clean as it should be, we used to rent out a self catering cottage and are very much aware of the high standards required. The breakfasts were superb, ample variety, nothing was too much trouble. The service was just right, clearing away used dishes was fine as the table was set with everything you needed, no need for clutter. The atmosphere in the dining room was lovely, every morning we had easy conversations with other guests encouraged by Ann doing her "mine host" so well. We had a couple of coastal walks and my husband went up Glen Rosa while I pottered around Brodick. We visited the Country Park could have spent much longer, my husband caught up with his colleagues there, he used to work for the NTS. We used the bus service to see the west side of the island but there is still more to see! We were sorry when our stay ended and as before Ann took us to the ferry terminal. We will definitely return and hopefully stay with Ann if she'll have us!
- Also Known As:
- Allandale House Brodick, Isle Of Arran