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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
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.
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"
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"
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!
"Lovely lodge, many welcoming touches.”
From the moment we arrived we felt welcome. Gerry met us on chilly night and showed us in. Our hosts welcomed guests thoughtfully, leaving a basket with food items we might have needed and certainly appreciated. Gerry was also on hand, on phone or in person, to answer questions and help when needed. The lodge has a nice view across the Shiskine Glen and red squirrels paid us a few visits. I good spot from which to explore beautiful Arran - a coastal walk to the Kings' Cave and a lovely meal at the Kinloch Hotel were local highlights, while the northern mountains, southern lowlands and attractions of Brodick and the east are all readily accessible.
"Revisiting Arran after 30 years! Why did we wait so long?”
Arran is indeed 'Scotland in Miniature' - beautiful scenery with all the Scottish wildlife you could wish for and it doesn't matter where you are on the island you are close to the sea. As the locals say, don't look at the weather forecast, just look up at the sky.
There are numerous excellent restaurants and smaller coffee shops which served lunch.We visited Shiskine Golf & tennis club twice for lunch & Janey's next to the Arran cheese shop in Brodick (their toasted sandwiches are amazing!) Had dinner at the local Kinloch Hotel in Blackwaterfoot.
Self catering at Ar Fasgadh is 5*+. The lodge and grounds are immaculate. Gerry & Susan cater for your every need even providing a welcome basket with Arran cheese, Arran chutney, local oatcakes & Prosecco. Delicious! Washing your hands is even a luxury with Arran Aromatics hand wash & hand cream at every sink even in the utility room! From the window you can sit and watch the antics of the resident red squirrels and birds at the feeding boxes (food provided by Gerry & Susan). We'll definitely be visiting again!
"First Class Accommodation"
Reviewed for a stay in September 2021
Ar Fasgadh is ideally located within walking distance of the sleepy village of Blackwaterfoot and its shops and restaurants.
Over the years we have stayed in many properties across Great Britain ( and beyond ), some very good, some indifferent, some very poor. Ar Fasgadh is an almost unbelievable high standard. It is spotless and the level of household and general / leisure equipment would, or at least should, tick every box, nothing seems to have been forgotten.
"Comfortable very well equipped lodge in a spectacular setting on a beautiful island”
Just had a brilliant week at Ar Fasgadh on the Isle of Arran. Great location, spotlessly clean & very well equipped. Gerry & Susan were helpful & had lots of knowledge about the island which was great. Would not hesitate to return & hope to do so very soon.
"Another great stay at Ar Fasgadh”
I can’t say enough good things about staying at Ar Fasgadh.
First off Gerry and Susan are great hosts- they meet you at the property and give you a follow up call to check you have settled in.
They have thought of everything when it comes to the house- it really is a home from home.
It is spotlessly clean and they take the COVID cleaning advice very seriously.
There is a welcome basket with Prosecco, cheese, oatcakes and a bottle of Arran milk in the fridge.
The kitchen is fully kitted out and has kettle, microwave, washing machine and drier.
The house is very warm with lots of hot water.
There are lots of small touches that make it great for kids- games, jigsaws, arts and crafts. Even litter pickers (which we love).
The bedrooms are comfortable with lovely bedding and plenty of towels.
The bathrooms even have nice Arran toiletries and hand made soaps from local producers.
The lodge is safe, warm and comfortable and in a great location. We love staying here.
This was our second holiday staying at Ar Fasgadh. We love the lodge, it's so peaceful and beautiful!
Gerry and Susan have provided EVERYTHING you could want for - beach toys, beautiful decking furniture, an extensively equipped kitchen, even beach litter pickers!
We had two gorgeous evenings soaking up the sun on their large decked area - great for entertaining.
Thank you so much guys!
"An amazing week at Ar Fasgadh”
Reviewed for a stay in June 2021
We really enjoyed our week at Ar Fasgadh lodge. The lodge was immaculate and had everything we could possibly need. The kitchen was very well equipped and the games and toys were much appreciated. Gerry and Susan had thought of everything.
It was our first visit to Arran and so we were grateful for Gerry’s guide prior to our visit plus the numerous books and maps in the lodge. Plus Gerry was always in touch to make sure everything was ok and answer any questions we had.
The weather was beautiful during our visit so it was great to be so close to the beach and then have a lovely garden to come back and relax in.
“Perfect holiday setting”
Reviewed for a stay in June 2021
We spent a week in Ar Fasgadh and it genuinely felt like a home from home. Gerry & Susan have thought of everything you could possibly need from a lovely welcoming crate filled with fresh local produce, nuts and seeds for the wildlife literally on the doorstep (see photo ) to a buggy for my little one. The lodge itself is seriously well equipped, immaculately clean, in a great location & has some amazing views. They’re are also very welcoming hosts and on hand for anything you could need whilst on holiday.
Definitely will be returning again in the near future.
“Ar Fasgadh Lodge”
“Fully loaded lodge in lovely setting”
“Fantastic lodge in an amazing spot.”
“First class holiday lodge with a warm welcome”
A lovely holiday lodge benefiting from a peaceful rural location while only a short walk away from the beautiful Blackwaterfoot beach and the amenities of the village.
Gerry and Susan (owners) provided a warm welcome to us on arrival along with a greatly appreciated welcome pack that was left on the dining table. The lodge is equipped to a very high standard, with a lot of nice touches above and beyond what was expected. A very relaxing and comfortable place to stay, and we thoroughly enjoyed our week here. We were fortunate with the weather and were able to benefit from the outdoor seating areas that are well positioned to make the most of the sunshine as and when it arrives.
We would have no hesitation to book again in the future or to recommend to others
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