Visitor Comments for 2015
Having never been to Arran before we were not sure what to expect. We fell in love with Lamlash as we drove around the Bay taking us from the ferry to Stillpoint. What a lovely warm welcome we received from Don on our arrival. The posy of fresh flowers, the home grown tomatoes were well received. The view and the wild life at Stillpoint are wonderful. Red squirrels by our door were amazing to watch every day, we were snapping away with our cameras before we had even unpacked!
Wendy and Fred (Chester, Cheshire) September
Our first trip to Arran, and have fallen in love with the island. Fabulous weather, great for cycling and hiking. We loved watching the red squirrels up to their antics - white tip, bossy boots and dark tan to name a few. Thank you Kathleen and Don- best nights sleep ever at Stillpoint.
Sue and Gary (Preston, Lancs) September
We have had a great week on Arran with lots of walking. Stillpoint is a fantastic place to stay and as everyone has said the squirrels made fantastic entertainment.
Alex and Carol (Anglesey) September
Once again a fantastic fortnight on Arran in the peace and quiet of Stillpoint. Enjoyed all our walks and watching the squirrels from our window seats. All being well will be back for 3 weeks next year!
Lynn and Geoff (Market Weighton, York) August
We appreciated and adored the peace and tranquillity of the setting and were enchanted by the squirrels and veriety of birds. A most comfortable hide away.
Marian and Ron Gilchrist (Fairlie) August
We have had such a lovely time at Stillpoint. This is the first time we've come to Arran. We noticed that you didn't have to lock your doors in such a modern world- it was definitely a change from London, that's why Mum wanted an experience of living in a completely care free world. The highlight was the red squirrels and the stunning reflection of the full moon on the sea.
Angie and Wai Jun (London) July
Thank you to Kathleen and Don for providing such a lovely retreat. We had some great trips around the island, manly on the bikes.
Douglas and Hilary (Glasgow) July
Stillpoint - an idyllic retreat after a day exploring the wonderful Isle of Arran. We saw basking seals on the rocks, otters, golden eagles and red deer in the glen and of course the red squirrels in the garden at Stillpoint. Arran has something to offer everyone and although this is our first visit, we hope it won't be our last!
Diolch yn fawr iawn!
Kiki and Dave (Rhyd-y-Foel, North Wales) July
We had a lovely two weeks at Stillpoint on our first visit to Arran. Stillpoint is wonderfully secluded with views over the Bay. Kathleen and Don provided everything necessary for a comfortable stay. fabulous entertaining provide by the red squirrels, many birds, bats and 'laughing' ducks. Weather was typically Scottish but we went home complete with suntan and smiles.
Malcolm and Sheena (Aboyne) June
Our third visit to the wonderful accommodation at Stillpoint, a great place to relax. Had fun watching the red squirrels. we hiked every day but there is still lots to explore on Arran.
Susan and Tom (Midlothian)June
Had a fantastic week here at Stillpoint, which was a perfect base for exploring the island with the bus stops right on the doorstep. Enjoyed watching the birds and very cheeky squirrels.
Shona (Glasgow) June
A splendid week in spite of the mixed weather.Squirrels never failed to delight with their antics and we enjoyed sitting on the deck taking in the stunning view. Comfortable chairs and beds made it a pleasant stay. We look forward to returning next year.
The Duncans (Northumberland) June
Wonderful relaxing holiday. Very comfortable accommodation. The squirrels made our holiday. Saw deer at both Lochranza and the String Road, and three golden eagles going over the String, otters and seals at Kildonan and seals on the rocks at Clauchlands. Can't do much better than that. Thanks again.
Alison and Graham (Kirkintilloch) May
What a lovely place to be at Stillpoint, an opportunity to recharge batteries, relax body and mind. Had an enjoyable week exploring the island on foot, bike and car. A trip to Holy Isle is recommended. Thank you for providing cosy accommodation and information on cycling.
Jane and Chris (Peak District) May
A fantastic place to stay. The squirrels have been the highlight, we've seen them at least twice a day - great entertainment. Arran is a special place and will always be special for us as we got married here this week!
Mr & Mrs Wallace (May)
Wish we'd had two weeks! What a peaceful, lovely place to stay. We'll be back. Thank you Kathleen and Don it was a pleasure to meet you (and the red squirrels!)
Douglas and Beryl (Balerno) May
Another great week for us on Arran, helped by beautiful weather! Stillpoint is indeed fabulous accommodation and is fully equipped with everything you need. Kathleen and Don are very attentive owners who area always on hand to answer any queries, no matter how small. We would love to return one day!
Dorothy and Jay (Gourock) April
Have had a wonderful week on beautiful Arran. Stillpoint is just amazing - so peaceful, with everything you need. After going round the island I think Lamlash is the best place to stay, it has everything. The red squirrel visits were the best - I have some great photos.
We will be back.
Hamish and Lorna (Arbroath) April
What a wonderful week we have had here at Stillpoint! The weather has been glorious and enabled us to visit many places. Glenashdale Fallls, Lochranza, Holy Isle and yes, we walked over the top! Stillpoint has been a lovely, comfortable base, providing everything we need and it has been a great delight to watch the squirrels and many birds - blue tits, great tits, coal tits, dunnock, wren, robin and chaffinches visiting the feeders.The week has passed far too quickly - we will be back, thank you.
Margaret and Peter (Portsmouth) April
Visitor Comments for 2014
Our second relaxing break at Stillpoint. Peaceful mornings watching the squirrels feeding through the blind slats. Two good afternoon walks despite inauspicious weather. Hope to come again. Thanks!
Bill and Anne (Morar)
Had a wonderful week in this most beautiful and peaceful of Islands - this is our first visit to Scotland together and the weather has been most kind to us. Kathleen and Don have been most welcoming and given us great tips on where to walk. Our stay has been cosy and comfortable at Stillpoint, which is a great base for the island and a very relaxing retreat at the end of each day.
Tom and Sue Barron (Cheshire) September
Stillpoint is so peaceful, thank you, Kathleen and Don. Enjoyed our week on beautiful Arran, seeing many different wild flowers and spotting seals and otters was a great joy. The squirrels visited us most days. Stillpoint and Arran was better than any medicine after a very trying two years. Thank you.
Pat and Greg Shaw (Doncaster) September
Had a lovely week. Handy for the shops, pubs etc. Thanks for the veg. Daily visits from the red squirrels. Lots to do. Good days out. Tranquil setting and freindly and helpful locals. Feel rejuvenated, scenery majestic. Hope to come again. Thanks again.
Helen and Alistair (Johnstone) September
Stillpoint lives up to it's name - tranquil, relaxing and red squirrel watching! We never fail to be inspired and will never cease to love this island. Thank you for a lovely week (despite the weather). Your accommodation is comfortable, secluded and welcoming.
Bev and Stuart (Cheshire) August
We have had a really lovely week, very relaxing and peaceful. Going home reluctantly but rejuvenated! Highlights:
Hearing the quails outside
Talking to the minor bird
Red squirrels and wrens and bats
Riding along the beach at a gallop
Thank you for a lovely hideaway.
Ali and Marty (Colchester) August
We had an amazing week on Arran with perfect weather. Stillpoint is perfect! Very comfortable in an amazing setting and great location. Love the fresh flowers. Our first visit to Arran and we discovered many gems, in particular: the beach at Kildonan, King Cross Point, Glenashdale Falls and Giant Graves. We hope to repeat these delights in the future and discover more with our base at Stillpoint. Elena, Edinburgh (July 2014)
Best place to stay on Arran is Lamlash. Best place to stay in Lamlash is Stillpoint. Best food is the Drift Inn - eat Scottish seafood. Couldn't have had better weather!
Jennifer and Terry (July 2014)
Another super holiday at Stillpoint and once again we've had superb weather - don't know where these stories of wet islands come from! Tom and Susan, Midlothian (June 2014)
Stillpoint is a lovely place to stay. Very well equipped and our hosts couldn't be faulted. Ideal for couples. Arran is a beautiful island, so quiet and peaceful, nice places to eat etc.
Margaret and Andy, Perthshire (June 2014)
Perfect! An amazing 2 weeks with absolutely fabulous weather. Stillpoint is a fantastic place to stay, so peaceful..... and the regular visits from the red squirrels were an absolute delight. Arran is a great place to explore, to relax and unwind. Will definitely be back.
Julie and Kerigh, Hertfordshire (June 2014)
As usual time passes too soon in this zen like atmosphere. We have enjoyed being here and of course would love to come back again! Arran has been a wonderful experience, whether hill walking, having coffee at the Old Peir Cafe, talking to people, or visiting Holy Island. This time of year we felt we had entered a Scottish 'rain forest' so lush is everything, plus many unusual butterflies etc.
We love Stillpoint for the care that has gone into it to make visitors comfortable. Waking up in the morning to birds calling, the views form the window became a meditation that will travel back with us to the mainland.
Audrey and Dave, Troon (June 2014)
What a perfect little place to spend our first family holiday. An idyllic location and a wonderfully peaceful Island.We wish we had found Stillpoint as a couple many years ago (we would have been regulars. Thank you again for allowing us to spend our first family holiday in Arran.
George, Gillian and Jovie (6 months old)May 2014(Paisley)
We loved Stillpoint - the view, the location,the peace and the visits by birds and red squirrels to the deck. Arran is beautiful and relatively unspoilt and very uncommercialised. Would love to come back and do the walk around the coast of Arran.
Claire and Stuart (North Yorkshire)May 2014
This is such a delightful tranquil place. Stillpoint is one of the most special places that we have been to on our many travels around the Scottish Islands. Birds are many and two red squirrels passed the window, with many species of trees to watch the movement, chiff chaffs, blue tits, dunnocks, chaffinches, robins and song thrush all in view. Thank you so very much Don and Kathleen for the lovely fresh lettuce and making us so welcome.
David and Olivia (Stourbridge) May 2014
Had a lovely stay at Stillpoint - perfect base, comfortable, light, and warm. Enjoyed watching the red squirrels in the trees and we have had some fantastic weather, so excellent walking done. Will recommend to everyone we know who visits Arran.
Helen and Martin (Cumbria)April 2014
Vistor comments for 2013
Thanks for this still place - it's so aptly named!
This might have to be an annual visit.
Jill (Cumbria) April 2013
I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic week at at Sillpoint. The pictures on the website didn't do it justice. It was really an ideal setting for a week-long holiday for a couple.
You did a fantastic job of making the most of the space. The two burners on the kitchen are enough to cook most meals for two, and I speak as someone who loves food and cooks pretty much every meal from scratch. The storage is well worked out. There's exactly enough room to store the food and clothing that most people would need for a week.
What really stands out in my mind is how the place is always filled with light. It's radiant on sunny days, and when it's chilly, the interior is warmed by the sun. On rainy days, it was almost as beautiful. We enjoyed the main room in the mornings and evenings, and it was nice that it was possible to clear an area on the floor. I was mostly just stretching, but I imagine that people would find it useful to practice yoga, tai chi or other types of movement. I also enjoyed practising music in that beautiful setting.
Thanks for making this available to the public, and thanks for making it affordable, too.
Dee (Glasgow) May 2013
Many thanks. Had a super time here. Peaceful, comfortable with a great views! What more could you ask for.We will be back again. 5 stars all round.
Roddy and Elaine (Lincoln) May 2013
Would just like to thank you once again for the quiet relaxing holiday that we had in your lovely holiday home. We had a fantastic time and saw quite a lot of the island although there is still lots to see.
Hope to come back again soon.
Mandy and Paul (Sheffield) June 2013
Our return trip to Germany was very pleasant and we are very happy to think of the days in Lamlash.
"Still Point" is an excellent accommodation,the name is ideally chosen and it is truly a place of peace.
We felt very comfortable with you and the walks and views on Arran were fantastic.
Best wishes Carmen and Lutz from Germany July 2013
Many thanks for making our holiday so comfortable. A great place to stay with so much to do right on the doorstep. Hope to return before too long.
Helen and Zachary (9) West Yorkshire August 2013
We've spent a lovely week exploring Arran and have found the studio an ideal, easy, cosy and comfortable base. Thank you.
Jenny and John (Bucks) August 2013
As always on our visit to Arran we had a fantastic fortnight that has flown by. The cabin is an idyllic retreat, the best accommodation we have stayed in on Arran on our regular visits to Arran! thanks to Kathleen and hubby for their friendliness and roll on next August when we hope to see you again.
Lynn and Geoff (Yorkshire) August 2013
We have experienced such wonder staying at Stillpoint. The views really were spectacular and surroundings so calming and peaceful. The cabin is perfect and had everything we needed in a well thought out space. Thanks for the home grown vegetable! We honestly can't wait to come back again - this has been a very special holiday which we have loved.
Erin and Lewis (Glasgow) September 2013
Thank you for making a really special, simple, beautiful light space to stay in. Great space for yoga and meditation.
Suryaka (Manchester) September 2013
Stillpoint has been the perfect place to unwind for a few days. Hope to be back!
Bill and Anna (Morar) October 2013
We've had a wonderful week, thank you! The cabin has been lovely, very peaceful. The island is absolutely beautiful.
Amber and Sharmila (Edinburgh) October 2013