We’re Springing into life!

Alton Albany Farm in spring sunshine

Alton Albany Farm in spring sunshine

April is one of our favourite times of year here at Alton Albany Farm, as winter slinks away, the skies clear to a deep blue and little green tips become leaves on the trees.

Spring really seems to take hold when our daffodils – or ‘lilies’ as they are called locally – are in full bloom. We seem to hold to this vibrant moment for longer than other areas of the UK and we also seem to keep our daffodils longer !

These pictures below were captured just this morning (16th April).

It’s also a time to get some outside jobs completed including a much needed new garden gate. Alasdair made this rustic new addition from branches of our Philadelphus tree in the orchard that he pruned last year after it had flowered.

Alasdair's new garden gate made from wood from our Philadelphus tree

Alasdair’s new garden gate made from wood from our Philadelphus tree

Narcissus 'Feu de Joie' (Div 4, Double Hybrid daffodil) kindly given to Andrea by Kate Donald of Croft 16 Narcissus Nursery on the shores of Loch Ewe

Narcissus ‘Feu de Joie’ (Div 4, Double Hybrid daffodil) kindly given to Andrea by Kate Donald of Croft 16 Narcissus Nursery on the shores of Loch Ewe

Our 'lilies' along the front of our house

Our ‘lilies’ along the front of our house

Early sun streaming through the orchard and monkey puzzle tree

Early sun streaming through the orchard and monkey puzzle tree

View of Alton Albany Farm B and B from the village road

View of Alton Albany Farm B and B from the village road

Drive to Alton Albany Farm entrance

Drive to Alton Albany Farm entrance

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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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