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“Just across from the Ferry entrance”

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The Homestead Guest House
Ranked #5 of 6 Cairnryan B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 April 2013

We picked the Homestead Guest House because it is located just at the entrance to the Ferry to Ireland, so we literally only had to drive out the driveway and cross the street.
We were warmly welcomed upon arrival, and even though we had booked the room in the back of the house, Margaret offered us the larger room in the front of the house, with no extra cost, because the place was empty. We were there just for the night, so the smaller room would have been just fine, but we happily accepted her offer.
The front view is literally of the Ferry.
We were worried about the road noise, but we were surprised to find that there was really very little noise from traffic on the road.
Our room was comfortable. The towels were fluffy and large. Shampoo and conditioner was provided.
Breakfast was delicious. We began with a bowl of fruit with honey yogurt and had fresh eggs from Margaret's chickens.
Margaret was kind enough to recommend a restaurant for dinner, and made the reservation for us. We were not disappointed.
I would highly recommend staying here, particularly if you are taking the ferry.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

my teenage daughter and I stayed overnight as we were travelling to belfast on 7.30am ferry next day. my husband drove us from our home in Dumfries as we were going as foot passengers. Margaret - the most caring landlady ive ever met wouldnt hear of me paying the £8 taxi fare to the stenaline terminal. she asked round the other guests to try to arrange transport with them. the others were travelling with P+O so margarets husband dove us to terminal at 6.30am. service was above snd beyond anything we expected. our room was large double at front with double and single bed and en suite showr room. extremely clean. very comfy cozy beds. as mentioned on other postes we were provided with lovely packed lunches. as we had arrived late afternoon we were offered the packed lunch for dinner instead, however we had recently had our evening meal. We were shown round the other large front room as it had just been redecorated and the guests stsying thst night hadnt arrived. it has been beautifully papered and psinted in lilacs and purples. it had larger bathroom and full size bath. margaret was obviously very proud of her home. i cannot fault our stay. thank you very much margaret and your lively husband for generous hospitality.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

My daughter and I were traveling from Belfast via the Stena on our way to Edinbourgh for Hogmanay. We didn't have accomodations until Trudi from Stena called ahead and indeed Margaret had two rooms available. Our walk from the ferry was longer than expected. Worried about our arrival Margaret and her husband Robert came and found us just off the foot path!This was our first stay at a B & B. We couldn't have chose a nicer place for our first experience or nicer people to stay with. The home is lovely and has it's own age and history(ask about the staircase). Our larger room faced the sea with one queen bed and one single and we had our own private bathroom. Breakfast was our favorite of our vacation! We left with pictures, hugs and a fabulous experience

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

We stayed for 1 night, as we were booked on the 7.30am ferry. The guesthouse is spotless. Margaret was a very good host. As we were leaving earlier she made us a lovely packed lunch for the trip. The location is ideal to the ferry port. Unfortunately we were awoken at 12.40am with some football supporters looking for accommodation. They were quickly ushered away. This was out with the control of the owners and she apologised in the morning. This however would not stop us from staying again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

I cant fault this place at all. Its absolutely spotless, nothing is too much trouble for owners, breakfast is no trouble, fresh fruit offered and everything fresh.
I honestly cant find fault, and for this reason i have just booked my third visit.
Would highly recommend.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

We stayed at the Homestead Guest house the night before sailing to Belfast, June 30th.
There was 3 couples, Margaret made us feel very welcome, providing a hearty home cooked dinner when we arrived. The rooms are comfortable, well equiped with all the home comforts.
We had an early start the following morning, so traditional Breakfast was out, but Margaret provided us all with a selection of Hot rolls, Tea or Coffee.
I would definately recommend this property to any one, and we will definately stay next time we are in Cairnryan.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

Stayed the night before catching the ferry to Belfast. Rooms with ensuite and facilities excellent. Margaret is a friendly host willing to do anything. Breakfast pack prepared and ready for us to collect at 6.15 for the early ferry. Great location close to the ferry terminal. Book without hesitation.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: Cairnryan, Cairnryan DG9 8QX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Cairnryan
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Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Cairnryan
Price Range: £68 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Homestead Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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