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katy c
Kilbirnie, United Kingdom

My Happy place - Ravens Gully luxury pods.

Review of Raven's Gully
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 May 2024via mobile
Just home from another fantastic trip to our favourite happy place. This was our third visit to Ravens Gully luxury pods and did not disappoint.

Hosts Barbara and Andy are warm,kind and friendly nothing is a bother. Pods are absolutely stunning and have everything you could need and more.

Welcome hampers filled with local produce on arrival are amazing and yummy! Fully equipped kitchen with high end appliances and Nespresso coffee machine, which for me coffee is a must in the morning to be able to function haha.

King size bed with the comfiest mattress and pillows you are always guaranteed a perfect sleep.

Outside area is fantastic. Private garden space with picnic table, and area for loungers with fire pit, perfect for watching the stars and if your lucky catch the aurora borealis & northern lights, which on this visit we did and it was nothing short of spectacular.

It’s always a sad day to leave this beautiful place but will definitely be back soon!
Date of stay: May 2024
Room Tip: Book fast to avoid disappointment, these pods and hosts are the best in the business and you will...
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barbara Read, Owner at Raven's Gully, responded to this review
Responded 20 May 2024
Katy & Jo,
Thank so much once again for booking with us and for leaving another wonderful review! You’ve blown Andy and I away again with your lovely comments, We really do appreciate them all! We love you coming to stay with us and I am so glad you got to see the Aurora during your stay too! It was wonderful wasn’t it! My first time as I’ve always managed to miss it!! Thank you also for letting us use some of your photos ! We can’t wait to welcome you back, you guys are fast becoming friends! Haste ye back!
Best wishes Barbara x
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    Reviewed 10 April 2024

    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Arran and the accommodation at Raven's Gully pod far exceeded our expectations. The pod was spacious, very well equipped and spotless. The voice activated "smart features" were fun too. We arrived to find a welcome hamper for us and one for our dog, she really enjoyed the treats and luxury dog bed. We met Barbara soon after arriving to answer any questions we had and she also told us about the local paths and beach as well as other places to visit on the Island. Finally there is an electric car charging point in the parking area at the pods which removes any anxiety about finding a charging point on the Island if you have an electric vehicle.

    Date of stay: March 2024
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Graham H
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    Barbara Read, Owner at Raven's Gully, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2024

    Hi Graham,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. Andy and I really do appreciate it. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay despite some of the weather! We are also delighted you were able to make use of our electric car charging point, which we provide free of charge as a courtesy to our guests and it allowed you to enjoy your holiday without worry of having to locate one on the island, it’s exactly the reason why we chose to put one in. ☺️. I’m also delighted that Unice enjoyed her treats and comfy memory foam bed and walks to the beach from the pod during her stay. We very much look forward to welcoming you all back in the future.
    Best wishes
    Barbara

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    Reviewed 11 March 2024

    We were made so welcome on arrival. Our host answered all our questions and was on hand if required otherwise you are left to enjoy your holiday. The pod had everything you needed and more for us and our dog. All three of us had a wonderful, relaxing stay.

    Date of stay: February 2024
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Laura F
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    Barbara Read, Owner at Raven's Gully, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2024

    Hi Laura,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, Andy and I really do appreciate it. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the adorable Alfie 🐶. We loved having you to stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Raven’s Gully in the future.
    Best wishes
    Barbara

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    Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

    I’ve wanted to stay here since I saw it recommended on the Chaotic Scot blog and it didn’t disappoint!! Barbara and Andy have thought of everything from the welcome pack to the fire pit (with cosy blankets), the technology to the beds with amazing views to wake up to, Arran Aromatics toiletries and even a dishwasher and a diffuser for the hairdryer for us curly girls!! We had a fantastic weekend with lots of lovely walks recommended by our hosts and I can’t wait to return in the future! It made what was already our happy place just a wee bit more special 😃

    Date of stay: February 2024
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Barbara Read, Owner at Raven's Gully, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2024

    Hi Sue,
    Thank you so much for your lovely review and for taking the time to make one. It was lovely to meet you and Andy and I are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Means so much to us to know our guests leave Raven’s Gully happy and rejuvenated. ☺️ Your photos are fabulous , thank you for posting them! Your night by the fire pit looks warm and cosy with the thermal blankets ☺️ and I love that you made a picnic with some of the goodies from the welcome hamper too 😍. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. ☺️ x

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    Reviewed 1 October 2023

    My husband and I stayed two nights in Ravens gully pod.The pod is absolutely beautiful and so luxurious and well equipped .It was spotlessly clean and quite spacious, it had voice activating blinds lights etc.
    Barbara and Andy were fantastic hosts and so helpful nothing was a bother.We had a lovely welcome hamper of lots of local goodies and even Prosecco and milk butter and cheese in the fridge!! We felt totally spoilt!
    The views from the pod were lovely. Lots of places to eat too.
    It was so relaxing though the weather wasn’t the best.
    Hope to return again.
    Thanks again Barbara and Andy.

    Date of stay: September 2023
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Justina M
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    Barbara Read, Owner at Raven's Gully, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2023

    Hi Justina,
    Thank you for your very kind review and you are most welcome, Andy and I are delighted you and John enjoyed your stay with us and found the pods luxurious and equipped with everything you needed, We’ve put every effort into making the pods a home away from home. Also love that you enjoyed our Welcome Hamper. We are so lucky to have so many artisans, producing such lovely goodies on the island it makes putting a Welcome Hamper together for guests a joy and hopefully showcases what Arran has to offer whilst staying here on the island.
    We very much look forward to welcoming both you and John back with us again in the future.
    Best Wishes
    Barbara

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    Reviewed 7 September 2023

    My partner and I spent two wonderful nights here in August. Absolutely fantasic experience. The pod was spotlessly clean and came with everything you could think of. Lovely welcome hamper on arrival full of Arran goodies. Barbara and Andy have taken care of everything and were kind enough to pick us up from the ferry terminal when we arrived. Absolute bliss waking up in the morning - blinds open automatically to beautful views over the water - all without leaving the comfy bed. Toasting marshmallows over the fit pit at night was a highlight for us. We'll definitely be back. Thank you for a lovely getaway :)

    Date of stay: August 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Barbara Read, Owner at Raven's Gully, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2023

    Hi Stephanie,
    Thank you so much for your lovely review and for taking the time to make it, we really do appreciate it when guests take time out to leave one. ☺️. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we were more than happy to collect and drop you off for your ferries. We love that you loved the voice controlled blinds so you could lie and bed and ask them to open and watch the fantastic sunrises we have here from the comfort of your bed 😁. We look forward to welcoming you back to Raven’s Gully.
    Kind Regards
    Barbara

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