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“Great B&B in a fabulous location.”
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Kincardine Lodge
Ranked #3 of 5 Lochranza B&B and Inns
Newcastle, Australia
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“Great B&B in a fabulous location.”
Reviewed 5 July 2012

When you look out of your bedroon window at a castle,a beautiful loch and moored yachts you know you've found something special. Jean & Andy looked after us really well,spoiling us with afternoon tea and local advice re dining etc.and Jean's breakfast together with Andy's coffee was a great start to the day. We also ate at Lochranza Hotel (3 doors down) which provided good food and ales.The ferry for Claonaig for connection to Kennacraig and the trip to Islay is just around the corner from the house. My wife somehow managed a photograph in the local paper which Jean was good enough to forward to us later on in the trip.

Room Tip: Try for Room 6, Second floor front.Great Views!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

Jean and Andy are a couple who know exactly how to run a B&B.

The service they provide is friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. The house is very clean and the breakfast is excellent. The rooms to the front of the house have lovely views out over the bay. There is also a good sized lounge where guests can relax.

We would definitely recommend this B&B to friends.

Room Tip: All rooms are good but ask for a forward facing room if possible.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Jean and Andy were very friendly and hospitable. Room was very clean and comfortable with views out to the bay. Shower Room was a good size with plenty of shelf space. Parking available in the driveway. Bed was very comfortable and it was nice to have a kettle in the room. Lodge is very close to Ferry Terminal and has the Hotel Lochranza restaurant a couple of doors down as well as the Stags Pavilion about 10 minutes walk adjacent to the campground, both were very good with the Stags Pavilion just edging out the hotel. Breakfast was very nice with a good selection of fruits, yoghurts, cereal, preserves etc and a good choice of cooked items. Lots of bird feeders in the garden so it was fun to watch the activity while enjoying breakfast. Wifi also available in the Lodge which was helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the bay!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Jean and Andy make you feel at home in their beautifull B&B with a fantastic view on the Lochranza bay. Nice rooms, good beds, really silent. Perfect for hikers. Good breakfast with view on the garden with lots of birds.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lochranza, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

Excellent , clean very friendly and great breakfast - we really enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed August 2011
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2011

We stayed at Kincardine Lodge in August 2011 during a five day trip to Arran. Although we arrived soaked on the motorbike we could not have got a friendlier welcome, even though I attempted to play football with one of the static garden ornaments - major fail. We were allowed to leave our biking gear in the spacious lobby and shown to our room which was exceptionally well decorated (I believe Jean had said her paint brush had recently been in overdrive) with a fantastic view over the extensive lawn and out towards the loch and surrounding hills.

There was a comfortable residents' lounge with quite eclectic books ranging from "A history of Tangerine Dream" to "Fighter planes of WW2", plus all the usual parlour games, local books of interest, pamphlets, DVDs etc. Very relaxing place to spend an hour or two in the evening. The bedroom was very clean with all the required fixtures and fittings. Important stuff like hairdriers (less grief for me) and tea making facilities when you have spent a fair time on a bike avoiding sheep and OAP drivers!!

Breakfasts were very filling and quite a choice, from yoghurts and fresh fruit right through to the full monty of Scottish cooked breakfasts, including Stornoway black pudding and sausages from the local butcher 100 yards down the road. So fresh that when I stuck my fork in even the sausage mooed.

All in all a very enjoyable stay at the Kincardine Lodge. One evening we even ate a Chinese carry out al fresco sitting on the garden furniture on the front lawn, after a very careful ride from Brodick with the grub perched between us on the bike. Nothing spilt :)

Jean and Andy were very friendly and hospitable hosts and I would definitely recommend their B&B to anyone. There is a hotel 2 mins down the road in one direction for bar suppers, and a wee sandwich place by the Claonaig terminal 2 mins down the road in the other direction for lunches. Both recommended eating establishments, especially the sandwich shop. It was like a Tardis Mk Two!

Arran is a beautiful place and Kincardine Lodge was a perfect place for us to stay during our visit. Apologies to Jean finally for overhearing the start of WW3 - just because I told Kim to get a move on putting on her slap. Oh well. The seals and scenery made up for the grief :)

Room Tip: Any room at the front of the house looks right over the bay and Kilbrannan Sound
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lancashire
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

We had never been to Arran before and we only stayed one night on the island where we stayed with Andy & Jean at the Kincardine Lodge. It was great. The setting was perfect looking out over the bay, seals basking on the rocks, red squirrels playing in the gardens and red deer nearby if you get up early enough to see them. It is located less than half a mile from the Lochranza ferry terminal. The room was very comfortable and Andy & Jean were very welcoming and served an excellent breakfast. There was ample off-road car parking. For an evening meal you had to walk no further than 3 buildings away to the local pub where excellent food was available. If we ever come back to Arran we will be heading straight to the Kincardine.Lodge.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kincardine Lodge
Address: Lochranza KA27 8HL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Isle of Arran > Lochranza
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Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Lochranza
Number of rooms: 10
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Kincardine Lodge Lochranza, Isle Of Arran

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