Guest Reviews

We love to hear feedback from our guests and appreciate them taking the time to spread the word about Ar Fasgadh.
It is fabulous to see so many of our guests becoming good friends and returning year after year.
We are delighted they love Arran as much as we do. 
Our most recent reviews 
"Paradise Lodge"
Reviewed for a stay in August 2023
Exceptional accommodation for all the family. Very clean and well kitted out with all amenities and more than you would expect. Nice surprise with a fabulous welcome pack. Gerry and Susan could not have been more friendly and helpful. We have already booked again for another stay.
"A real gem"
Reviewed for a stay in August 2023
A real gem. Everything you need for a home from home is catered for . The lodge is well placed just outside Blackwaterford . We loved seeing the red squirrels in the garden and the variety of birds. There are many walks on the doorstep with spectacular views . We are looking forward to returning one day.
"Great for families"
Reviewed for a stay in July 2023
We had an amazing week's stay in Ar Fasgadh. It was in a great location, with Blackwaterfoot really close by, and it had everything we needed (and more). We stayed for a week with three children, and they loved watching the birds and red squirrels on the feeders. The property facilities were excellent and Gerry and Susan have thought of everything that you might need. It really was like a home away from home, and it meant we didn't need to overpack e.g. even beach towels and buckets and spades were available. It was very clean and there were lots of little touches to really add to the experience of staying there. There was even a lovely welcome hamper with some local produce on arrival. Thanks again, we would definitely recommend it to others.
"Wonderful find"
Reviewed for a stay in June 2023
We can't believe that you could find anywhere better to stay on this beautiful, fascinating island. The lodge is ideally placed in a quiet setting overlooking distant hills but only a mile from Blackwaterfoot that caters for all one's basic necessities. The lodge is spotlessly clean, modern, and extremely well equipped. Susan and Gerry are exemplary hosts for whom nothing is to much trouble. We would certainly choose to stay here again if we visit the island again. 
"Ar Fasgadh offers superb accommodation at quiet and peaceful Torbeg Country Lodges on beautiful Arran"
Reviewed for a stay in June 2023
This was the second time my husband and I holidayed at Ar Fasgadh and no doubt, we will be back sometime for a third visit. Gerry and Susan are a delightful and welcoming couple whose personal mission is to do all they can to enable you to enjoy a very good holiday on the Island of Arran. Every aspect of the accommodation, both inside and outside, is first class. Torbeg is about a mile from Blackwaterfoot which is a lovely coastal location for a family day out. We enjoyed visiting the many tourist attractions and believe there is lots to see and do for all age groups, interests and fitness levels. We had dinner out every evening and enjoyed The Lighthouse at Pirnmill, The Kinloch at Blackwaterfoot, and the Pier Head Tavern at Lamlash to name but a few. Do remember to book a table in advance. Lunch at Arran Distillery, Lochranza was very nice too and there are lots of good places to enjoy lunch. We found more delightful places this time round that we hadn’t seen on our previous visit, e.g. Kildonan Beach and Lagg. Shopping at Arran Aromatics, Arran Cheese and Arran Distillery is a must - you will not be disappointed. Local produce is good quality - meat, fish, vegetables, bakery goods and of course ice cream. It was always nice, after an enjoyable day out, to return to the comfort, peace and quiet of Ar Fasgadh. The generous Welcome Box was much appreciated. Thank you Gerry and Susan.
"Beautiful Lodge Arran"
Reviewed for a stay in May 2023
Gerry and Susan's lodge is fabulous. Tranquil setting just a short distance from Blackwaterfoot - in my opinion the best place to stay in Arran. Really well equipped and such care taken with all the added touches, the welcome package is fabulous. Gerry and Susan provide loads of info about the island and really look after you. I couldn't think of a better place to stay on this amazing island. 
"Fantastic Holiday in Arran"
Reviewed for a stay in August 2022
The cottage where we stayed for one week was amazing, very well equipped and very good location. We are very glad to have chosen this place. We really recommend this place to have a great holidays in Arran.
Reviewed for a stay in August 2022
What an incredible place to stay! I cannot fault it in any way at all. Gerry and Susan were so welcoming from the start and communication was brilliant. It was lovely to be met by Gerry and shown around on our arrival. The house has everything you possibly need and more. I challenged myself to find something it didn't have and failed miserably. It is so child friendly and has everything there to keep them entertained both at the house and out and about. I cannot fault the facilities and it was spotless on arrival. The welcome gifts were a lovely touch too. Thank you for a fantastic base for a great family holiday.
"Ar Fasgadh"
Reviewed for a stay in July 2022
We have had a great holiday this summer. Being greeted by Gerry and Susan and their welcome box, did exactly that and made us all feel very welcome. Ar Fasgadh has been an ideal base for our holiday on Arran, accommodation is beautifully presented and maintained and there was more than enough room for the six of us. The location is ideal with a short walk to the local village and beach. It is also well situated to be able to explore areas across the island by car or bus. Overall a wonderful holiday and would thoroughly recommend Ar Fasgadh to anyone looking for a holiday on Arran.
"Perfect Holiday and accommodation"
Reviewed for a stay in July 2022
We stayed at the lodge in Jul 22 and couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay. The lodge is very well appointed and a lovely welcome basket was provided on arrival. There is everything provided to make this a home from home both inside and out. The lodge picks up the sun from early morning to late evening and the side of the lodge with sun loungers etc provided a great suntrap. The neighbours (squirrels and birds) visit regularly and provide good entertainment. Locally Blackwaterfoot is about a 15 minute walk from the lodge with small local shop and hotel topping up supplies nicely. The beach at Blackwaterfoot is excellent and great for long walks. Thanks to Gerry and family for making this lodge so wonderful.
"Lovely location and excellent accomodation"
Reviewed for a stay in June 2022
We have had another great holiday at Ar Fasgadh as always Gerry and Susan were excellent hosts. We never fail to be impressed by the attention to detail and the level of equipment provided. We loved the updated new kitchen.The lodge provides the perfect location for a family or a cosy chill out holiday.
We enjoyed walks along the beach at Blackwaterfoot and being entertained by the birds and red squirrels that appeared daily at the feeders outside the window.
We will definitely come back.
"Ar Fasgadh Lodge, Torbeg, Arran"
Reviewed for a stay in June 2022
Excellent accommodation. Beautifully equipped with everything (and more) needed for our holiday on Arran. Home from home really. Peaceful country location not far from Blackwaterfoot village and beach. Daily entertainment when red squirrel visited. Highly recommended.
Reviewed for a stay in June 2022
Perfect location within lovely countryside. The views are amazing. A very peaceful holiday watching wildlife in the garden. Gerry and Susan are so helpful and made us very welcome.
"Ar Fasgadh"
Reviewed for a stay in June 2022
We had a great time at Ar Fasgadh!
I would highly recommend it for the reasons below.
Superb customer care and communication- great downloadable guide with all the info you could possibly need about the island and accommodation.
Gerry and Susan could not be more attentive.
Wonderful location - can walk to beach and 25mins from ferry but feels tucked away.
Friendly neighbours!
Well equipped and comfy beds - lovely touches - little squirrel in kids room. Kids loved the Wii -U.
We loved sitting out on the decking in the evening
Loved the eco touches too like litter pickers and milk refill bottle.
Perfect for a family getaway - loved it - will def be back
Reviewed for a stay in May 2022
The lodge was immaculately clean and there were provisions waiting for us which was very nice after a long journey. The location of the lodge is excellent - close to the beach and the amazing golf course Shiskine at Blackwaterfoot. I will definitely be coming back to this particular lodge.
"Arran ❤️" 
Reviewed for a stay in May 2022
We had the best week at Gerry and Susan’s lodge at torbeg. It’s a beautiful setting, fantastically equipped and spotlessly clean. The small touches like the welcome Prosecco, cheese, gorgeous smelling shower gel just add to a perfect air bnb stay. Thank you
"Excellent Accommodation in Torbeg"
Reviewed for a stay in April 2022
We were blown away by how well equipped and comfortable the lodge was. Located in Torbeg some 20 minutes from Blackwaterfoot it is an excellent base for exploring this side of Arran.
We kept trying to think of something you had'nt provided and we failed.
Having rented self catering accommodation in many countries this beats them all and we would certainly recommend Ar Fasgadh
"Another great holiday at Ar Fasgadh"
Reviewed for a stay in April 2022
We had a great week in Torbeg over the Easter holidays. This was our second visit to the lodge and were impressed with the updates which Gerry and Susan had done over covid. Love the new kitchen! The lodge was so comfortable and had everything we needed, our two boys (4 and 6) loved the Wii when we had a wet afternoon. We felt very safe staying here, the lodge was spotless and the covid checklists show how seriously Gerry and Susan take the covid procedures which was greatly appreciated.
We all had a fantastic trip and will be back in the future.
Thanks for a great time, we all loved the hamper, the easter treats were really enjoyed by the boys!

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