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 
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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!
"Lovely lodge, many welcoming touches.”
Reviewed for a stay in October 2021

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?”
Reviewed for a stay in September 2021

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”
Reviewed for a stay in August 2021
We have just returned from another fantastic holiday at Ar Fasgadh.
The accommodation is very well equipped and the hosts Gerry and Susan do everything to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay.
The attention to detail is fantastic and the generous welcome basket sets the tone for the whole experience.
We are already looking forward to our next visit.
"Fantastic Accomodation" 
Reviewed for a stay in August 2021

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”
Reviewed for a stay in August 2021
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.
"Idyllic Lodge Retreat”
Reviewed for a stay in August 2021
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 July 2021
We have just returned from an amazing stay at Ar Fasgadh. It was the perfect spot for a quiet, relaxing holiday. We were very lucky to have a week of hot, sunny weather. We spent most of our time in Blackwaterfoot (a picturesque village with all the essential amenities you need), on Blackwaterfoot's sandy beach, swimming in the sea and on the extensive decking surrounding the lodge.
Ar Fasgadh is a beautiful lodge, the inside and outside spaces are immaculate. In addition to being very comfortable, it is a very practical lodge - there was nothing that we looked for that was not there. Gerry and Susan are great hosts - friendly, helpful and keen to ensure that you enjoy and are happy in your holiday accommodation.
For us the weather was so good that we had a 'beach week'. We look forward to returning to this fabulous lodge and using it as our base to explore the rest of what Arran has to offer...or (fingers crossed!) to have another beach week!
"Wonderful Stay"
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”
Reviewed for a stay in June 2021
Gerry and Susan were excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome and nothing was any bother. The lodge is in a wonderful setting with red squirrels coming to feed. The lodge was very comfortable and had everything that is needed for a comfortable stay. The lodge is not far from Blackwater village where you will find a hotel a store and a great bakery behind the hotel. Thoroughly recommend this lovely lodge and if we can we would certainly return.
“Fully loaded lodge in lovely setting”
Reviewed for a stay in May 2021
Gerry and Susan have thought of everything in the lodge, it has whatever you need and more. Its a mile from Blackwaterfoot with its beach and shops, but is in a quiet group of lodges. The outside space is excellent (we were lucky to have great weather).
There was even a box of mainly local goodies on arrival including the a loaf of local bread which was superb.
“Fantastic lodge in an amazing spot.”
Reviewed for a stay in May 2021
My husband and I had an absolutely great time. The lodge was immaculate and everything supplied and I mean everything. Location fabulous and so peaceful. We were looking for a quiet place to chill and we definitely had that. The nearest village is Blackwaterfoot, just about one mile away. Several great places to eat and amazing scenery.
This was our first visit on Arran. The scenery, people and eating spots were excellent.
Would not hesitate to recommend and hope to return.
“First class holiday lodge with a warm welcome”
Reviewed for a stay in May 2021
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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