About our Farmhouse

North, South, East or West – all are welcome to our home, Alton Albany Farm B&B, a  comfortable and spacious riverside farmhouse in a quiet and picturesque valley a short walk from the pretty conservation village of Barr. I’m Alasdair and I was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. My wife, Andrea, was born in London and brought up in Dorset as far south of England as you can get!

The beautiful Stinchar River runs along the edge of the grounds and a burn runs through our orchard.  Our house is set in a footprint of 2 acres and our gardens are an enthusiastic ‘work in progress’ !  We have magnificent borrowed views and we were recently featured in the Guardian top 12 UK Wild Garden B&Bs.

The Village Pub (seven minutes walk) offers excellent quality evening meals seven days a week with real ales on tap. We can easily be reached by car within and hour an a half drive from Glasgow or from the South don’t miss the drive through the glorious Galloway Forest.

I’ll make sure there is a log fire burning in the grate and there will be a tray of tea or coffee with cakes ready and waiting  for your arrival.

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The breakfast menu offers a Traditional Scottish Breakfast with locally sourced sausages and bacon as well as a slice of haggis.  Alternatively you can try our Contemporary Irish Breakfast with home made multigrain soda bread, Irish sausages, scrambled eggs and rocket.  We welcome vegetarians and those with other special dietary requirements or allergies and will very happily offer alternatives if requested.

We offer a dining /drawing room (with a log fire) and plenty of books, card and board games to while away the evenings. There’s now a large screen for watching DVDs if you prefer. We also now have Wifi available in every room and a Vodafone booster (please ask on arrival for your mobile phone to be connected if you want to enable this facility).

The main B&B area is set in the Georgian side of the house with tall ceilings and plenty of ambient light. The walls are decorated with the garden photographs of Andrea Jones (Alasdair’s wife). At our Bed & Breakfast well behaved children and dogs are welcome.  There is even an adjoining riverside field for stick throwing and ballgames.

There is unspoilt walking and rambling in stunning scenery,  mountain biking, cycling, fishing and birdwatching all within walking distance. There is an excellent Post Office and Community Store within short walking distance.

Cyclists are welcome and mountain bikes are also available to rent from the village for just a small donation to the village community fund.

Beaches nearby have stunning views to Ailsa Craig and the Western Isles.
The Galloway Forest Park, the first Dark Sky Park in the UK and one of the best places for stargazing in the world is also close by.

Contact Alasdair Currie on   44 (0) 1465 861148 or email  alasdair@gardenexposures.co.uk

Do take a look – we have some glowing reviews on Tripadvisor

One Response to About our Farmhouse

  1. Lorraine says:

    Thank you for a wonderful look at all you have to offer. I happened upon your site because my maiden name was Barr. All I know is that I am from Scots-Irish descent with ancestors most likely originating from the lowlands of Scotland. I would love to visit your area, it is a dream of mine. I was gratified to see the beauty of your land and the hospitality you offer, especially as it is below freezing and snowy here in Pennsylvania, USA. Maybe someday I will get experience all you have to offer. Again, thank you. Lorraine

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