Travelling Savage

On Thursday 10th April we were delighted to welcome our guest from Wisconsin, USA Keith ‘Travelling Savage’ . Keith travels to Scotland and writes about his travels – so far eight trips in the last ten years exploring to date 40 distilleries,  various historic buildings and anything that takes his fancy en route. He arrived at the Farm not surprisingly tired having flown over from the States arrived in Edinburgh and driven west to us via Dunure Castle and Crossraguel Abbey . Stamina picked up well after tea and a scone  beside the fire ! In fact in good time to walk to the Kings Arms for a meal and back for a dram with us before bed. A pretty full day we’d say!

Onwards this morning after Alasdair served breakfast of sausage, bacon, poached eggs, tomatoes on the vine, black pudding from We Hae Meat and all the trimmings of his traditional Scottish breakfast. We hope that set you up for the day Keith! Safe travels and come back and see us next trip.

'Travelling' Keith Savage at the entrance to Alton Albany Farm with Alasdair - fresh out the kitchen! Clover- Sausage as ever sneaking into the frame.

‘Travelling’ Keith Savage at the entrance to Alton Albany Farm with Alasdair – fresh out the kitchen! Clover- Sausage as ever sneaking into the frame.

The stump with daffodils

The stump with daffodils

Alton Albany Farm with daffodils at their peak

Alton Albany Farm with daffodils at their peak

Daffodils around the lawn - or 'lilies' as they used to be called. The daffodil is associated with Lent, the 40 days of fasting and penitence before Easter Sunday in most Christian churches and hence sometimes remembered as the "Lenten Lilly".

Daffodils around the lawn – or ‘lilies’ as they used to be called. The daffodil is associated with Lent, the 40 days of fasting and penitence before Easter Sunday in most Christian churches and hence sometimes remembered as the “Lenten Lilly”.

Clover - Sausage amongst the daffodils

Clover – Sausage amongst the daffodils

About Slow down... at Alton Albany Farm B&B

Enjoy good old fashioned hospitality in our Farmhouse, set in 2 acres of Wild Garden with borrowed views of a beautiful, lush green, Scottish valley. A log fire, a comfortable bed and a chance to read that book you've been meaning to. A short walk to the Village Pub for a drink and a meal and to work it off after there's no shortage of scenic trails to walk (or hire a mountain bike). A bit of peace, quiet and healthy exercise might be just what you need. Get away from it all for a weekend, you might even want to stay longer... We now have wifi in every room if you need to stay in touch - and a 40 " television in the lounge for our guests to relax and enjoy a selection of films beside the roaring fire. Alton Albany Farm is a riverside Farmhouse in a picturesque valley a short walk from the pretty conservation village of Barr. The Stinchar River runs along the edge of the grounds and a burn through the orchard. There is unspoilt hill walking and rambling in stunning scenery, mountain biking, cycling, fishing and birdwatching within easy reach. Beaches nearby with 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. Easy access from Glasgow and Prestwick Airports and the Stranraer Ferries. Please contact us to help arrange travel as collection can sometimes be arranged. At our Bed & Breakfast families with children and dogs are always welcome. There is even an adjoining riverside field for stick throwing and ballgames. We offer a dining / drawing room with a log fire and plenty of books, card and board games to while away the evenings. Holidays or weekend breaks for families, groups, couples and singles. All welcome! For bookings and any further information please Contact Alasdair or Andrea Currie on 44 (0) 1465 861148 To see reviews from our guests please visit www.tripadvisor.co.uk
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