Alton Albany Farm

Girvan, Ayrshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1465 861148

A retreat... Charming hosts, sculptures in the garden, walks from the door, continental or full Scottish breakfast. Child and dog heaven too


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Discover Ayrshire… pine forests, hills and wild beauty. Alasdair and Andrea (sculptor/garden photographer) are generous hosts who love having you to stay – your visit starts with tea, coffee and cake. There’s an arty vibe with their work on display; the dining room brims with garden books and games; large bedrooms have cosy lamps and more books. Big breakfasts by a log fire are a treat, perhaps with haggis, garden fruit, homemade bread; hearty dinners too. Rich in wildlife and orchids the garden has a rambling charm, the salmon-filled river Stinchar runs past and dogs are welcome – resident Daisy, Clover and Tansy are friendly.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Water & treat offered on arrival. Dog biscuits for every taste; cocktail sausages at the ready for the pernickety; water bowl. Hose for washing; basket of clean towels; toys, balls & launcher.

Dogs max. usually 2.

Path round 2-acre garden; burn running through orchard which water-loving dogs are free to romp in; riverside walks; field for exercise & ball throwing (if no livestock).

Dinner £17.95. Pubs/restaurants 10 miles.


Nightly price
from £115
Singles £75.
1 Double
From £115
1 Twin
From £115
1 Double
From £115



My second stay (I'm sure there'll be more!) and again absolutely perfect in every way - wonderful hospitality, attention to detail, a beautiful place and fabulous surroundings.

Joanna, Glasgow

My family and I stayed at Alton Albany for 1 week. The house setting is lovely and quiet, and Barr has many beautiful walks. Alisdair and Andrea were excellent hosts. Alisdair worked tirelessly to make sure we had a fantastic breakfast and evening meal. The bedroom was nice and the bed was very comfortable. We also really enjoyed relaxing in the sitting room after dinner. We would definitely stay again.

Robert, Bangkok

A wonderfully warm and welcoming place to come home to after cold days out in glorious wintry Scotland. Alasdair and Andrea are great hosts and their home is an absolute treat.

Bronwyn, Guildford

Absolutely wonderful, relaxing & beautiful place. Lovely welcome, definitely dog friendly not just dog tolerant. Amazing breakfasts. We will return.

Suzy, Truro

A lovely place to stay with delightful hosts. Their attention to detail in all areas was splendid. The breakfast was superb and the Irish stew excellent. If you are looking for amazing countryside and a rugged coastline then this is the ideal spot, with walks right on your doorstep and the beach a short car journey away.

Catherine, Builth

Delightful couple & amazing dogs!! Nothing was too much trouble. We arrived a bit early, but were welcomed in with Tea & home made scones. Breakfast was first class treat, lovely log fire to sit at & a stunning Monkey Puzzle tree of nearly 200 years old to look out at in the garden. Lovely quiet area & not too far to go for some excellent food. MiniShant Inn was especially good. Along with Souter's Inn, both just a short drive away. All in all house was lovely & clean, Alistair & Andrea very pleasant ,friendly & informative & Daisy the dog very spoiled!! Would recommend Alton Albany.

JAMES, Fraserburgh

A wonderful return visit to Alton Albany Farm for our family of four plus dog. Alasdair and Andrea are very warm and welcoming hosts, offering delicious meals and the most delightful, cosy accommodation full of fresh flowers and artwork. Actually, the dog got the most fuss, by far! They had even kept her bowl that we'd left behind three years ago! The sound of the river next to the house lulled us to sleep and the children were utterly charmed by the hooting owls in the trees outside. The local area is just stunning, with lots to do. One night is not long enough to soak it all up! Next time..

Deborah, Walkern

Alisdair and Andrea were very welcoming hosts with a great sense of humour. The accommodation and breakfasts were first class, the situation is both beautiful and peaceful and I would have no hesitation in recommending Alton Albany to anyone for either a short or long stay.


We stayed at Alton Albany just prior to the recent Open Golf Championship & thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There is a tranquility about the place that pervades, making it the ideal 'getaway' - it's secluded, peaceful & welcoming. Alasdair was the perfect host - attentive & considerate - nothing was too much trouble. Our room was immaculate, with nice touches & finishes - fresh coffee, fresh milk, delicious shortbread & chocolates! The bed was super comfortable & brakfast each day was 'scrummy' . We'd definitely stay there again & can heartily recommend it to others - Enjoy!!

Graham, Northallerton

Our first visit to the area, our host really welcoming. Lovely bedroom. Super breakfasts.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Andrea & Alasdair Currie

  • Dog walking and cycling! Unspoilt walking and rambling in stunning scenery, mountain biking, cycling, fishing & bird watching. Bikes available from Barr Village and lockable storage on site. Girvan Beach has dramatic views to Ailsa Craig & Western Isles.
  • Our pretty conservation Village of Barr is an easy walk with a Post Office & Community Store and cosy Cafe with free WiFi. Newspapers, snacks, food to go, great cakes & home made fish & chips or pizzas on a Sat night to take away (order in advance).
  • For good local food try Wildings Restaurant at Maidens Harbour for great, fresh local seafood whilst pretty, thatched Souter's Inn at Kirkoswald has a great all round menu.
  • Star Gazing! The Galloway Forest Park is the first Dark Sky Park in the UK. Just a short drive away. Here on the western edge of the Park, we also enjoy excellent star gazing from our own deck and are happy to share it by arrangement
  • Nature on our doorstep! Spot pine martens, deer, red squirrels, otters, all manner of bird life. Wild flowers abound and in summer native orchids proliferate. Fishing lessons and a local beat on the River Stinchar are available with advance notice.
  • Games! Hang out in our Barn & enjoy our swanky new Kettler Table Tennis table ! Great for Family tournaments. Plenty of board games to enjoy by the fireside in the lounge. Golf courses nearby for enthusiasts. Our own field for ball games and dog exercise.