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Visitor Book Comments:
First guests from Nederland - thanks for your hospitality in your beautiful apartment "with a view"
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The ever changing view is breathtaking; seals, basking sharks, diving sea birds - amazing! The apartment is very comfortable with every need thought of. It has been a great break. Many thanks.
Have had a lovely week on Arran again, enhanced by being able to stay at the newly opened apartment, which has been very thoughtfully laid out.
A lovely apartment, very well equipped. Stunning views. We had a great week on Arran.
Wow, what a beautiful apartment... Thank you for a lovely week, we had a fantastic time, a home away from home! We will be back!
A very lovely stay in a well appointed apartment in the most fantastic location. We saw so many amazing things - stags, sunrises, sunsets, seals, red squirrels and more. Arran is an amazing place and certainly we plan to come back here. Thank you for providing such a lovely base for exploring the island.
Thank you for having us. As the Autumn days are now turning to Winter, it was always a warm thought in our minds returning to this flat with its wonderful view, and cosy feeling. You certainly thought of everything.
We have had a wonderful holiday! The apartment is perfect and the views amazing. We've seen a red squirrel, bull finches and a tree creeper out of the bedroom window and numerous birds, two otters and a submarine out of the lounge window! The island is stunning - we will definitely return. Thank you Pam.
If Arran is as good as this in a week of wind and rain it must be fantastic in the sunshine. Hope we get back to see it some day. The wildlife and walks are great and the view from the window takes some beating. If we return we'll certainly be staying at Tigh-na-Blair again.
We had a wonderful stay here. What an amazing view and house, we hope to come back soon. Thanks Pam.
Have loved our holiday: the scenery, the golf, the walks, the restaurants, the wildlife and most of all four days of glorious sunshine! We've seen Arran at its best and loved the changing views of the Clyde from the windows of the apartment. This is a special place!
Our arrival at Tigh-na-Blair was very exciting, the sound of the waves and gorgeous views breath taking. Pam & Rob, thank you for such a warm, friendly welcome into your beautiful cottage. Your attention to detail and high standard has made for a truly PERFECT holiday!! ARRAN - So many adventures to be had here. We hope to make it back again sometime soon.
Lovely apartment - the best loft conversion ever! The constantly changing view is wonderful, especially with added rainbow! Diving gannets (here) and deer on a golf course (at Lochranza) were both impressive. We've had a relaxing week on Arran, thank you for providing such a great place to stay.
No! We don't want to leave. We have had the most amazing week. Tigh-na-Blair is beautiful - but how did you organise the fantastic weather? All that we heard about Arran has been confirmed - a truly outstanding place. We will remember the plunging gannets always. If you could just arrange an otter next time we come that would be great! Many thanks.
The last time we visited Arran was 34 years ago and it has lost none of its beauty and charm. Tigh-na-Blair Apartment is wonderful and of a very high standard, a great base to explore the island a great place to stay. Thank you.
Loved it, loved it, loved it! Things we loved most - "sheep" moorings, wild montbretia growing at roadsides, friendliness of locals, piles of stones on the path towards King's Caves, the changing light across the sea, the changing clouds, the wildlife, the food, the views and of course this fantastic apartment. PS We'll be back x
This is a beautiful apartment with its amazing ever-changing view. We had an amazing week-and-a-half weather-wise (thanks for arranging that!) and managed to fit in golf, Goatfell, bowls, painting and lots of lovely food and wine. The local wildlife came out to see us - basking shark (3 sightings!), red deer, red squirrels, seals, buzzards & finally (on our last evening) we spotted an otter in the sea directly in front of the house. Wow... This is a lovely, comfortable apartment & you know you'll be seeing us again! Thank you Pam & Rob for a wonderful holiday.
12 Sept - 8am Otter having breakfast 100 yards away, submarine heading south, red squirrel on road to Sannox
13 Sept - 2 sightings of otter between here and Sannox
14 Sept - Squirrel at Whiting Bay, young Golden Eagle at Blackwaterfoot, seals (107) at Kildonan
15 Sept - Otter from apartment window, 4 dolphins or porpoises near Fallen Rocks, Golden Eagle on post between Lochranza and Sannox (seen from bus)
16 Sept - Otters at Blackwaterfoot and Golden Eagles over String Road
I can't believe how lucky we've been in what we've seen, despite Hurricane Katia! The apartment is great and really is "a room with a view"! Thanks Pam, see you next June!
Wow, what an amazing apartment and stunning view! We have had a fantastic time on the island and seen so much wildlife, sharks, seals, red squirrels. Only missing an otter from the list...and we have now just seen 2 swim past the window! We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Thanks so much.
Thanks so much for a really relaxing and pleasant stay. Despite the rubbish weather we've walked loads, seen lots, eaten & drunk the best of what Arran has to offer & slept incredibly well in a very comfortable bed! We've found the ever-changing view fascinating & very much hope to return. Cheers.
We had a very good time here! What an amazing apartment en the island Arran is fantastic. (We come back in the summer with our camper van!) And we saw: 1e day - otter in the sea directly in front of the house eating a fish...wow! and many seals (at Sannox and Kildonan) en many red deers (on the hills of Lochranza) en last day one red squirrel on the road. Schotland, we loved it! Thank you, Pam.
Had a really lovely time here on Arran and the apartment is beautiful. We see Arran every day from Ayrshire but never appreciated how lovely the island is. The highlight was watching the Stag in the garden in the early morning - not to be missed! Now that we've been we will definitely return. Thanks Pam for a lovely relaxing break.
We have spent most of the week exploring the geology of Arran, from the Dalradian (old, intensely folded rocks) to the dykes on the sea shores. We have been very comfortable here - and seen an otter and some dolphins(?) swimming past.
We have had a lovely time in Arran. The apartment is very comfortable with a perfect view. We would definitely like to return and will certainly recommend the apartment to family and friends. Thank you.
We were seduced on our first night by the otter feeding in front of the window and by the seal slipping by. The otter did not re-appear but the seal stood sentinel for the evening. The immature merganser(?) were frequent visitors & the gannets kept a constant presence. I nearly wished for bad weather to give me an excuse to sit and watch. Arran also gave us a golden eagle and a red squirrel! & then there was the deer half a mile down the road with velvet antlers. What a treat and what a comfortable & well-appointed apartment.
Our second visit and just as good as the first. The otters took a little longer to appear outside the window but two came to say goodbye on the last day. Saw plenty of deer, a couple of red squirrels and a golden eagle. We love the place and will be back next year.
This is our second visit here & we really enjoyed it, played plenty of golf & did some walking. Great apartment with stunning views.
We are sorry to be going home after a most enjoyable month in this lovely apartment with its stunning views. We, too, have seen otters, porpoises and, possibly, a 'small spotted catfish shark'! May we suggest that you try your hand at crabbing off the pier at Corrie. Catch about 24 crabs, and make yourself some crab bisque! One of the highlights of our holiday.
A delightful apartment to enjoy the view and explore the island. We have been rather lucky with the weather as the forecast was not so good. So it was great to do all the walks we had planned. Only one "rainfall" and we were luckily driving back after our walk instead of walking in it. Phew! Pretty scary driving through it nonetheless. We never get rain as wet as that in sunny Bournemouth! Was interested to see two swans swimming on past the window last night! Thank you for the extras in the apartment such as salt and pepper - we forgot ours - and the window binoculars - which are far better than ours! Now off to enjoy Bute for the last leg of our summer holiday. Many thanks.
A beautiful apartment & amazing view - we saw an otter swim to shore, eat a fish, and then walk along the beach right in front of us - so exciting! Thank you so much.
At 7 weeks old, this was baby Nils' first holiday and the sun shone and the skies lit up with thunder and lightening! And the rain came too! An apartment with a terrific view! It's lovely to look out at the ever changing sky and water. We had a beautiful sunrise this morning. We have had a great time introducing Nils to 'Little Scotland'. Thank you.
Pam & Rob - what a perfect week in a perfect apartment on a perfect island! The weather did not dampen our spirits (only our clothes!!). We rode horses, saw a few seals, enjoyed great food, lovely beer, enjoyed beautiful walks, the castle and of course the people. We shall be back and there is only one place that we shall stay! Thank you. PS Great touch replacing the DVD player! x
We have had a fabulous week in your lovely apartment; the ever-changing sea, light & weather are a joy to watch. We have seen otters, seals, deer, red squirrels and birds of prey* and enjoyed discovering Arran by bike (road and mountain bikes, it's a cyclists playground!) We would love a return visit, it's so peaceful and relaxing. Thanks.
*And on the last evening a basking shark!
We have had a fantastic few days here on Arran, relaxing and unwinding after our wedding day in North Yorks on Sat 13th Oct. The weather wasn't perfect for us, had a few rather rainy days. But this did not spoil our time here, the island is beautiful and varied! On our rainy days we visited the distillery, brewery and numerous shops - for soaps, cheese, jumpers and chocolates. When the weather was good we explored Kings Caves and the stone circles at Machrie Moor (both well worth a visit!). Dining out has been fantastic, especially Creelers Restaurant, where we also bought smoked salmon to have for breakfast - delicious! Last but not least, the apartment is brilliant. The view is really ever-changing as well as abundant in wildlife. Keep those eyes peeled for otters! Many thanks to Pam and Rob, we hope to come back again soon.
A perfect week's stay in a wonderful apartment. The view is one of the best on the island and we have seen seals, many birds and, on two separate occasions, the otter was right outside swimming and feasting - this was brilliant to watch and also through the helpful binoculars. It was also nice just to watch some of the interesting boats and helicopters passing by! Two red squirrels played in the rear garden also. Our 1 year old son loved the apartment, very child friendly and he loved the view every morning, saying "Oooohhhh!!" More seals, deer, stags and birds of prey spotted on the island. We highly recommend Cafe Thyme, Coast & Eilean Mor for food - all are fantastic quality. Bonfire nights in Lamlash & Brodick were also superb. Lovely starry clear nights. Thank you very much.
Despite the wet & windy weather we have walked every day - really impressed by the variety of good paths. We need to come back to do the mountains when it is less windy & more chance of a view! Like many others who have stayed in this apartment, we've seen lots of wildlife & an otter spot every day but one. The binoculars are great - it meant we had a pair each, so no squabbling to watch the otter playing, swimming, & eating fish. Very comfortable & well located apartment - we've loved it. Thanks lots.
Visiting for a short weekend break - had such a lovely time we are planning to return in the summer!! The apartment is beautiful - every need catered for!! The views? - Well - see for yourself!!! Stunning! Roll on the summer!!!
We arrived just in time to miss the gales, snowstorms and electricity cut, and have had a fantastic and sunny four days on Arran. We've enjoyed beautiful walks in Lochranza, Whiting Bay, Kildonan, Corrie and Blackwaterfoot. Tigh-na-Blair has been a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. The views are just incredible. We'll definitely be back! Thank you. PS Thanks also for the recommendation of the Sannox Hotel restaurant.
Fantastic weekend :-) with my dearest friends and couldn't have been in a more wonderful place. Constant changing view - could stay forever!!!
Thanks for a lovely time in your cracking little flat. The ever-changing views are fantastic. The scenery in the whole island was superb, the mountains were clear all week apart from the monsoon last Saturday!
This was our second visit to Arran, and we very much enjoyed staying in the apartment, enjoying the views and the passing wildlife. We think we were very fortunate with the weather – good enough for sitting on the beach at Blackwaterfoot and Whiting Bay, and for swimming in the sea at Kildonan. We recommend the all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Auchrannie Resort (£9.95 each) which no one seems to know about, and the Lighthouse Restaurant at Pirnmill. We very much hope to return here.
We’ve had a wonderful time here. Corrie seems to be just about the best place to stay – we drove/cycled to Lochranza and walked around the point to see the Hutton’s Unconformity – weird rock formations. It’s so beautiful up there. We also did the North Sannox walk, just up the road from here, as is the Sannox Bay Hotel, which is a lovely place to sit in the evening and watch the birds on the water. The west coast of the island is beautiful and remote, though we couldn’t really understand what was special about Blackwaterfoot! Lamlash seems so much nicer and the hotel there (Glenisle) is a very nice place to sit if you want to have coffee in peace looking out at the water and Holy Isle. We didn’t eat there, but it looked like the best menu we’d seen. The apartment is so perfect though, that mostly we preferred to eat and drink coffee here!
Dear Pam – Your apartment is gorgeous! We wish we were here longer... But will be back! Thanks for everything.
We don’t want to leave! Off to Callander & the Trossachs. I’m sure it will be terrific – but it has no sea! Here on Arran we’ve come to love Machrie & its stone circles, Lochranza & its stags, the unconformity, the King’s Caves, Whiting Bay, Lamlash – and Corrie, of course. We regret not meeting Marvin Elliot – his carvings are marvellous, and we loved visiting his unlocked workshop, but only caught the occasional fleeting glimpse of the man himself. Does he only work at night?! The best food was the Hotel at Sannox – and Creelers for fish (not cheap, though). The Douglas was a good setting for watching the British Lions escape with a narrow win against Australia in the first test, but their food isn’t special. A highlight was the sheepdog trials at Corriegills – can there be a more beautiful setting anywhere? And “discovering” the library at Eas Mor waterfall was touching. Half a day at Brodick Castle was well spent, and the Lochranza distillery was an amazing place. We’ll come again soon, and just spend a week looking out to sea and watching the birds and the changing sky.
A fabulous week in the baking heat. Can’t wait to come back again! Roll on next year, we will certainly be back. This year we managed Goat Fell, the walk from Sannox to Lochranza, the King’s Cave, Deep Sea fishing, Crab fishing, jumping from the pier at Lamlash, the North Sannox forest walk and much, much more in between. R--- joined us for a couple of lovely days and gave mum some female company. Hope she can manage next year too! Thanks Mum and Dad (Grandma and Grandad) for giving us such a fabulous holiday.
Wonderful apartment. Everything you could desire. Saw eagle, seal and even a porpoise whilst on boat trip around Holy Island. Also a nuclear submarine!! A lovely relaxing holiday – we shall be back. Many thanks.
We were here for the wedding of our cousin/niece and had a wonderful time. The island is beautiful and some forest parts are simply magical. The apartment was great and we love that you thought of all the little things that are practical and handy in the house. We’ll gladly recommend you to friends!
From the moment we climbed the stairs and opened the lounge door we knew the apartment was going to be perfect – and we haven’t been disappointed. How could we be with such an awe inspiring view, such quality fittings and such extra care taken to provide all those little things that make it a home from home. We too have been treated to watching seals basking on the rocks at Sannox, an otter and a heron from the window and a pair of swans gliding by – wonderful. Arran has charmed us with its beaches and harbours and has challenged us with its mountains and high level cycle routes. A fabulous week!
Beautiful flat; beautiful island. In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger – “I’ll be Back!”
What a fantastic holiday we have had – thank you so much! Having left our car at Ardrossan, we have travelled (almost) all of the island on our bikes, seeing beautiful views and picnicking in wonderful places. Our one trip on the bus took us on an unforgettable visit to the distillery at Lochranza where we enjoyed a fascinating tour and a most delicious lunch! Returning to this gorgeous apartment each evening with its ever-changing views and every home comfort has been a real treat! You have thought of everything and we have had a truly wonderful time. Thank you again.
We’ve had yet another lovely week in Corrie. The weather’s been AMAZING for the first week in September! Porpoises have been spotted from the front window and we had a close-up look at a buzzard from the back window, sitting on the telegraph wire. We recommend a visit to Corrie Golf Club – either for the golf or the tearoom (great scampi and chips on a Friday!) and also Machrie Old Byre for lovely food and coffee. The apartment’s been beautiful, as always!
Our third visit to Tigh-na-Blair – just as good as the first two. Weather wet as usual but still very enjoyable with a couple of dry days. Some good sightings of otters, especially from the Kildonan Hotel. Never get bored with view out the window. Anyone reading this you have picked a great place to explore the lovely island.
Had a lovely time on what was our first visit to Arran. The apartment is wonderful, what a view. Thanks for putting us up at short notice.
Lovely weekend, good weather, great apartment. Caught a couple of fish at North Sannox. Enjoyed the views from Goatfell and enjoyed watching the seals at Lochranza! Looking forward to our next visit.
The apartment lived up to all other comments – amazing view and so comfortable and quiet, which is just what we needed. Watching basking sharks in the water so near here and in Sannox Bay was a massive bonus! Ten lovely big seals sunning themselves on the rocks between here and Sannox was another one, along with spotting a heron calmly surveying them. Food at Sannox Bay Hotel excellent. We will certainly recommend and hopefully come back for longer visit.
We had a wonderful fortnight, and don’t want to leave…! What a fantastic view, with an ever-changing sky, and frequent rainbows. We managed some walks in varying weather (but mostly sun – not bad for Scotland in October). Explored most of the coffee shops &£9786; - diet starts tomorrow – and we really appreciated the golf clubs which offer coffees, teas and snacks. Try Machrie tea-room – open all winter and lovely views, friendly staff and excellent food. Fell in love with Arran – we’ll be back! Thank you, Pam, what a beautiful place to stay. God bless.