About our Farmhouse

View of Alton Albany Farm looking northwards to the hills beyond.

View of Alton Albany Farm looking northwards to the hills beyond.

Please note we now have a brand new website! Please click on the following link to take you there …  www.altonalbanyfarm.com

Otherwise feel free to read on and enjoy our blog …

All are welcome to our home, Alton Albany Farm B&B. A comfortable and spacious riverside farmhouse in the quiet and picturesque Stinchar Valley, it is only a short walk from the pretty conservation village of Barr.  I’m Alasdair and I was brought up in the Scottish Highlands,  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.

We  have been inspected by Sawdays and are proud to be an accredited member

Sawday's accreditationWe also have some glowing reviews on Tripadvisor – do take a look

Some information about our farm house below,  but if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact Alasdair Currie on  Telephone 44 (0) 1465 861148 or email  alasdair@gardenexposures.co.uk

 

It's a dog's life at Alton Albany Farm

It’s a dog’s life at Alton Albany Farm

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Double Room with en-suite shower room

 

Double Room (with private bathroom) overlooking our orchard and the Albany burn

Double Room (with private bathroom) overlooking our orchard and the Albany burn

 

The shared private bathroom at Alton Albany Farm B&B photography © Andrea Jones

Private bathroom at Alton Albany Farm B&B
photography © Andrea Jones

 

Twin Room overlooking courtyard

Twin Room (shares with Double and Private bathroom) overlooking courtyard

  • The main B&B area is set in the Georgian side of the house with tall ceilings and plenty of ambient light.  At our Bed & Breakfast well behaved children and dogs are welcome.  There is even an adjoining riverside field for stick throwing and ballgames.
  • NEW ! Limited mobility We have one bedroom with ensuite shower room accessible without steps.
  • Limited mobility Our new bedroom & shower room is accessible without steps.

    Limited mobility
    Our new bedroom & shower room is accessible without steps.

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    Hallway entrance with stairs to rooms and dining room on right

  • The Office Garden looking west from Alton Albany Farm, barr, Ayrshire, Scotland photography © Andrea Jones/Garden Exposures Photo Library

    Daisy-Mole admiring the view from our deck and the Office Garden looking west along the Stinchar valley

    Drive to Alton Albany Farm entrance

    Gravel pedestrian access to Alton Albany Farm entrance

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    Our front door entrance

    Our Long-haired standard Dachshunds, Tansy-Buttons and Clover-Sausage waiting for visitors to arrive on the fon front door mat photography © Andrea Jones

    Our Long-haired standard Dachshunds, Tansy-Buttons and Clover-Sausage waiting for visitors to arrive

  • Alton Albany Farm

    Looking north east to Barr Village from our field

  • 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.
    View from Alton Albany Farm down the Stinchar Valley

    Summer in the Stinchar Valley

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    Ash trees arch over the River Stinchar below our farm

  • The breakfast menu offers a Traditional Scottish Breakfast with locally sourced sausages and bacon or even a slice of haggis if you wish.  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. Please let us know.
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    Our full cooked Scottish Breakfast

    Contemporary Irish breakfast

    Our contemporary Irish breakfast with free range scrambled eggs, home made soda bread, Irish recipe sausages and rock

  • We offer a dining /drawing room with a log fire, plenty of books, card and board games to while away the evenings. There’s also a large screen for watching DVDs if you prefer.
  • We have free wifi available in every room.
  • The Village Pub is just seven minutes walk and often offers 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.

    The Gregg Burn going through Barr Village, Ayrshire

    The Gregg Burn running through Barr Village

  • The cross of daffodils today outside Barr Parish Kirk

    The cross of daffodils at Easter outside Barr Parish Kirk

  • There is ample rambling or hill walking, mountain biking, cycling, fishing and bird watching all within easy reach of the village.
    The Barr Trails

    Walkers on the one of the signposted trails in the wooded hills above the village

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    Looking up the River Stinchar to Alton Albany Farm

  • The Barr Village Post Office & Community Store has papers, hot and cold snacks, great coffee to go. 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, Arran, Mull of Kintyre and even  Northern Ireland

    View to Ailsa Craig

    Sunset behind Ailsa Craig from Girvan Beach

  • 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.

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

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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