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Balkissock Lodge
Ranked #1 of 5 Ballantrae B&B and Inns
Almeria, Spain
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6 reviews
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“What a fabulous guest house this is! 5 STARS!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

I cannot convey too strongly how impressed my wife and I were with this wonderful guest house. We spent five glorious days there and wished it had been longer.

The owners, Howard and Cordelia, are superb hosts and Howard went out of his way to ensure that our stay was as comfortable as possible.

This is an old hunting lodge tastefully converted to a guest house and we stayed in the large bedroom in the original house. The bed was most comfortable, the en-suite facilities fine and the view over the lovely garden was superb. We were also shown the other more modern bedrooms in the adjoining section and they looked superb. We also could not fail to be impressed by the wonderful comments from fellow guests in the guest book. One that sticks in my mind said "After more failures than you can believe it is fantastic to find such a terrific guest house". Says it all really.

Howards breakfast is a feast and taken in the very large conservatory with its great views over their garden. If you want to be "set up" with a full tummy through till evening Dinner then his breakfast's tick all the boxes. We live permanently in Spain and I must say how much we miss his fabulous full Scottish breakfasts!

The guest house is situated about 2 miles from the main road and the trip along the road to it is a sheer delight...we have never seen so many pheasants in our life! When leaving the guest house and going down to the main road the sea views can best be summed up as utterly stunning.

Would we stay here again? YOU BET WE WOULD and in fact our son stayed here for a week on our recommendation. People like Howard and Cordelia deserve to do well and I wish them all the very best with their wonderful guest house.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

Just returned from a three night stay at Balkissock lodge. We have stayed in Ballantrea for many years due to sporting interests. We did not know this little gem was there. We had a lovely warm welcome from Howard and Cordelia. There home was lovely and warm and very welcoming, nice homley smells from the kitchen. We stayed in room 2 which was really nice, fab walk in shower. We booked in for evening meal each night which was great, fresh cooked food. adapted to youre liking if required, nothing too much trouble. We took out own drinks, which were put in their fridge. There is a sitting room for guests which is lovely and cosy.it was like been at home. We met two lovely guests whilst there and got on really well. We normally stay in the village, but have found that there is nowhere nice to eat, only go to the kings arms if you like lots of chips and over priced food and rude landlords. You do not have to have the evening meal, this is by choice but well recommended. lovely walks out of the front door, and a great garden even though we did not get out due to the weather, will look forward to that one in the summer. Breakfast lovely they even removed my egg yolks for me because I dont like them. I would recommend this b&b for anyone with sporting interests, the river Stincher is at the bottom of the road, or just for a lovely quiet break. We will be returning so I think this says it all.Thank you Howard and Cordelia x

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cornhill-on-Tweed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

Big thank you to Cordelia and Howard for making us so welcome. Great stay, very comfortable, lovely setting, lovely food. Dogs were also made feel very welcome in the B&B's drying room. Everybody was happy. Also had a chance to meet lovely guests staying at the same time as us.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

We loved our stay here it really was an idyllic setting and would advise anyone looking for a B&B with the extra touches of a "retreat like" hotel to try Balkissock.
Was completly relaxing yet within easy reach of all the sights of the area.
Room and breakfast lovely.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

On a golfing trip to the southeast of Scotland, I picked the Balkissock Lodge because it looked like just what I was after. How right I was! Howard and Cordilia are wonderful hosts, the rooms were smartly done up, the food, ah, the food was excellent. Cordilia made us a dinner that was second to none (get the lamb shanks and do not miss the lemon pie!). A lovely time with wonderful hosts in a beautiful location. But give Howard a call to get accurate directions - MapQuest was useless!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Balkissock Lodge
Address: Balkissock Lodge Balkissock | Girvan, Ballantrae KA26 0LP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ballantrae
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Ballantrae
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're looking for a peaceful and relaxing base for your holiday in South West Scotland, Balkissock Lodge B&B, set in an acre of gardens and woodlands, will provide you with a comfortable break with a touch of luxury at an affordable price. Breakfast includes locally sourced produce for your 'full Scottish', or light alternative should you prefer, complimented with a range of home-made preserves and lemon curd on home-baked bread. We have a twin en-suite and a double en-suite, both located on the ground floor, free wifi, on-site parking, TVs with Freesat and a guest lounge in which to relax after a long day of travelling or sightseeing. A countryside location, 3 miles from Ballantrae and 25 minutes from the ferry ports of Stena Line and P&O at Cairnryan near Stranraer. ... more   less 
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