Alton Albany Farm

Girvan, Ayrshire
Bed & Breakfast

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


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Check in
3.30pm-8pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
11am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Retreats & guided experiences available.
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 £15. Pubs/restaurants 10-12 miles.


Nightly price
from £85
Singles £75-£115.
1 Double
From £85
1 Twin
From £85
1 Double
From £85


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.
  • The pretty conservation Village of Barr is a easy walk and has a Post Office & Community Store with a cosy Cafe. It sells newspapers, snacks, coffee to go, great cakes & home made fish & chips or pizzas on a Saturday night to take away (order in advance).
  • Eating! We now offer fixed menu hearty evening meals for guests, book in advance. Wildings Restaurant overlooks Maidens Beach (25mins) for fresh local seafood. Pretty & thatched Souter's Inn has great food & service. Fine dining, try Glenapp Castle.
  • Star Gazing! The Galloway Forest Park was the first Dark Sky Park in the UK and one of the best places to stargaze in the world. It's just a short drive away. We also enjoy excellent star gazing from our own deck which we are happy to share by arrangement
  • Nature! Dark Sky and Nature guided walks and excursions exclusively available from our doorstep! Spot pine martens, deer, red squirrels, otters, all manner of river and woodland bird life. Wild flowers abound and in summer native orchids proliferate.
  • 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.