Alton Albany Farm is a comfortable and spacious riverside farmhouse in the picturesque Stinchar Valley of South Ayrshire. It's a short walk from the door to the pretty conservation village of Barr, on the western edge of the Galloway Forest. The Stinchar River runs along the northern edge of the wooded grounds whilst the Albany Burn passes by the orchard.
On your arrival, Alasdair will make sure there is a log fire burning away with a tray of tea or coffee and cakes ready and waiting.
To welcome dogs, there will be a waterbowl, towels and treats available at the front door. There's even an adjoining riverside field for stick throwing and ballgames or a short woodland walk.
The main B&B area is set in the Victorian side of the house with tall ceilings, decorative plasterwork and plenty of ambient light from large windows. The walls are decorated with the garden photographs of Andrea Jones (Alasdair’s wife). The house is set in a footprint of 2 acres and the gardens are an enthusiastic ‘work in progress’!
The breakfast menu offers a traditional Scottish breakfast including our own free range eggs, sausages, bacon as well as sliced haggis and black pudding. Alternatively you can try either kippers or our version of an Irish breakfast including home made multigrain soda bread, sausages, scrambled eggs and rocket. We are sympathetic to vegetarians, vegans and those with other special dietary requirements and will do our best to offer alternatives given advance notice.
There are plenty of board games to enjoy by the fireside in the lounge/dining room or books and cards games to while away the evenings. Wifi is available throughout the property.
There are hill walking trails and rambling routes nearby in stunning scenery, mountain biking, cycling, fishing and bird watching are all within easy reach. The village has a Post Office / community store with excellent hot snacks within a short walking distance. There are beaches close by with views to Ailsa Craig and the Western Isles.
We are on the edge of the neighbouring Galloway Forest Park with the first Dark Sky Park in the UK, one of the best places for stargazing in the world. We are easily reached from Glasgow and Stranraer for the Northern Irish ferry terminals.
A bit of peace, quiet and healthy exercise might be just what you need. Get away from it all for a long weekend, you might even want to stay longer...