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“Amazing”
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Ardtorna B&B
Ranked #1 of 3 Barcaldine B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Amazing”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I booked a trip to Ardtona in May for my boyfriend's birthday. It was absolutely amazing. Karen and Sean were so welcoming. The place is immaculate, the building itself coudl easily feature on "Grand Designs"
The little touches; the warm scones on arrival, the hand made chocolates, the molten brown toiletries and hand made liquer, were all excellent. It was an evening of sheer luxury.
the breakfast the next monring was 5*. Spoiled for choice, everything looked delicious, and tasted even better!
i cant recommend it highly enough, thinking of booking again as a gift for my dad's birthday!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. I was most pleased that you were able to enjoy many of the little extras that we like our guests to enjoy during a stay, from the hand made chocolates to the home made whisky cream liqueur.

We look forward to welcoming you back for another stay in the not too distant future.
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

This is a gorgeous building, looks like something from grand designs. Its super modern & sleek, the interior is modern and tasteful. The b&b is immaculate and the owners could not have been more friendly & helpful. The quality of everything is exceptional - giant bath towels, handmade glass lightshades, molton brown even the jo malone room reeds. Love the details and would highly recommend!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Many thanks for your review.

I was delighted that you liked the interior and exterior design of the property.
Great that you were able to appreciate our giant bath sheets, they most certainly are a real talking point !

I do hope that we will be able to welcome you back for another stay in the not too distant future.
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

From our arrival with fresh cooked scones we knew we were onto something special. We booked after a recommendation from Secret Scotland Tour itineraries that we used in planning our trip from Australia and reading trip adviser reviews and we happy to add our endorsement. After recently winning some new awards Ardtorna are clearly delivering an exceptional experience. The room was lovely with no detail overlooked. Breakfast was fabulous. After already visiting Oban for lunch we had dinner at the nearby pub Creagan Inn which we enjoyed for a pub meal with great views and service.

Room Tip: We had the Tioram at the end of the building at it was lovely. I would say that all rooms would be...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us through Secret Scotland.

I was most pleased to read that you like many of the aspects of our property, and that our award winning gourmet breakfast went down well too.

We do hope that we will be able to welcome you back for another stay in the not too distant future.
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Karen & Sean have worked hard to create beautiful accommodation at Ardtorna. Not only are the rooms stylish and comfortable, but the atmosphere is very welcoming and relaxing. They have gone the extra mile to ensure that guests leave with the best possible memories of their stay. Warm scones on arrival, a room fridge with nibbles and a whisky nightcap. Fresh flowers in your room, beautiful bathrooms with high quality toiletries and everywhere spotlessly clean.
Breakfast is served in the dining area with views over the loch. The breakfast menu was extensive, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented.
Karen & Sean deserve the success they have had, and continue to maintain the high standards they have set themselves. Sometimes a website can give a misleading impression of a place, but Ardtorna was every bit as impressive as we were hoping.

Stayed April 2014
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us at Ardtorna.

Many thanks for your kind comments.

I was delighted to read that you were able to enjoy many of the little extras that we like our guests to enjoy during a stay, and that you liked the design and style of the property.

We both look forward to your return visit.
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Gourock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2014

My husband Martin & I are just home from an overnight stay at Ardtorna and it was just amazing, such a beautiful haven to chill out in which is just what we were looking for. The rooms are sheer luxury and you could sit at the picture postcard windows all day enjoying the fantastic views over the Loch. Sean has the perfect personality for running a place like this, he was an excellent host & we were spoiled for choice on the breakfast menu. Unfortunately we didn't get to meet Karen but you can tell from the attention to detail that they are a brilliant team, well done you two. Would highly recommend this little taste of Heaven.

Room Tip: All rooms are superb!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on your one night stay with us.

I was delighted to read that you enjoyed many aspects of our place, and that Sean looked after you well.

Sorry I never managed to meet you. I was in Glasgow for a business meeting. I look forward to your return visit and meeting you both .
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Ardtorna has been awarded 5* accommodation as well as many awards, and deserves every one of them. This is genuinely one of the best overnight stays we have ever had, including many top rated hotels throughout Scotland. The rooms are immaculate with attention to the smallest of detail with quality bedding, furniture and toiletries. Sean and Karen are so enthusiastic to make your stay memorable and certainly succeed. The view from each room is spectacular and offers privacy with no overlooking properties. The additional touches include complimentary whisky, liquer and nibbles, including handmade chocolates. The breakfast was cooked to perfection with excellent choice and the cooking only started when you actually appeared at the table, making it as fresh as possible. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us at Ardtorna.

We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you were able to enjoy many of the little extras that we like our guests to enjoy during a stay from the complimentary drinks during the stay to the freshly cooked gourmet breakfast in the morning.

We do hope that you will manage another visit to Ardtorna in the not too distant future.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

My husband and I stayed at Ardtorna in April 2014. It was extremely beautiful and comfortable. Karen and Sean are wonderful hosts, and have thought of every detail. Breakfast was delicious. I definitely recommend this b&b.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your first visit to Ardtorna.

We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us.

We both look forward to welcoming you back for another visit in the not too distant future.
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Property: Ardtorna B&B
Address: Mill Farm, Barcaldine PA37 1SE, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Barcaldine
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Barcaldine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Ardtorna B&B 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ardtorna is a purpose built eco friendly property. It is Scotlands only 5 star gold bed and breakfast with the AA. In 2013 it won the best ' Guest House / B and B for Scotland with the AA, Visit Scotland and The Scottish Hotel Awards, making it the first time in history that all 3 organisations picked the same accommodation ! It picked the title again of " Best Guest House for Scotland ' in 2015 from The Scottish Hotel awards. All the deluxe bedrooms with vaulted ceilings are en-suite with either a spa bath and a high powered shower or a colour changing wet room. Each bedroom has spectacular loch views. Each room has full sized Molton Brown toiletries, TV, I pod docking station, DVD player,fresh flowers, Hand made chocolates, fluffy bath robes, gigantic bath towels, hospitality tray, etc are a few of the items for you to enjoy while staying at our amazing property. Scones straight from the oven are served with clotted cream and home made jam between 4 and 6 pm on the day of arrival. Each bedroom has a fridge with complimentary items such as nuts, sweets etc.During a stay at Ardtorna guests can help themselves to complimentary Malt Whisky and Home Made Whisky Cream Liqueur. Spa and golf passes are complimentary for any 3 night stays ( This must be arranged at the time of booking , and is subject to availability ). Please contact us directly by booking on our own web site or by e mail - this is always the cheapest option. ... more   less 
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