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Girvan hotelWelcome to Balkissock Lodge.
If you're looking for a peaceful and relaxing base for your holiday in South West Scotland, Balkissock Lodge will provide you with a comfortable break with a touch of luxury.

A warm welcome awaits you with home-baked biscuits and cakes to accompany refreshments after your journey.

Balkissock Lodge Accommodation

We would like to make you comfortable in one of our three en-suite bedrooms which have a range of facilities including colour TV, radio alarm clock, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Drying facilities are available and there is ample private parking.

All of the bedrooms are freshly decorated and have private en-suite facilities. So whether you’re staying overnight to catch the ferry to Northern Ireland from Cairnryan or Stranraer or staying for a longer holiday and visiting many of the beautiful villages in the area such as Ballantrae, Dunure, Kirkoswald and Maidens you will be refreshed and comfortable for the day ahead.

"Galloway Suite":
Located on the first floor, this spacious room has views over the Lodge’s lawns, flower beds and herb garden. This recently decorated room has an LCD TV, Freesat, well stocked hospitality tray, seating area and the double bed is fitted with an electric blanket.
The full size en-suite shower room is newly renovated with a walk-in shower with power shower, toilet and hand-basin plus a full length mirror and polished oak flooring.

This twin/double room overlooks the garden and is located on the ground floor. The room benefits from a modern en-suite shower room and is tastefully, but simply decorated throughout.

A well proportioned, ground floor room that overlooks the garden with a spacious, modern en-suite shower room.

Located on the first floor, this spacious room has views over the Lodge’s lawns, flower beds and herb garden to the front and the Galloway Hills to the rear.
The room has a TV, Freesat and well stocked hospitality tray and the double bed is fitted with an electric blanket. The full size bathroom features a bath with shower over, bidet, toilet and hand-basin.

Breakfast is served in the large conservatory that overlooks the garden. You can relax on cold winter evenings next to a log fire in the lounge or watch the wildlife from the comfort of the conservatory. You could choose from a variety of other options such as croissants, porridge or Balkissock Eggs Benedict. Three course evening meals are also served using home-grown and local produce.

Howard and Cordelia would like to welcome you to Balkissock Lodge, built in 1832 as a shooting lodge to serve the Laggan Estate. Balkissock Lodge nestles in a hilly region three and a half miles from the small fishing village of Ballantrae on the South Ayrshire coast.

With views from around the property towards Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre, and on a clear day to the Northern Irish coastline, to one side and the Galloway Forest to the other, Balkissock Lodge is an ideal location for a relaxing break.

Tourist attractions such as Culzean Castle, Castle Kennedy Gardens and the Logan Botanic Gardens keep our guests occupied during their stay. We are less than an hours' drive from the ferry ports of Stranraer and Cairnryan that have daily crossings to Northern Ireland.

Situated close to the Galloway Dark Sky Park, Balkissock Lodge enjoys fabulous dark skies for star gazing and is an ideal base for cycling in the Galloway Forest, fishing on the river Stinchar, golfing at Turnberry Golf Club or walking the Ayrshire Coastal Path or visit Culzean Castle, Robert Burns Centre, Rhinns of Galloway Lighthouse or Logan Botanic Gardens.
A 30 min drive will take you to the ferry port and day trips to Belfast and the Antrim Coast are popular with guests.

On the fells around Balkissock roam red deer, red squirrels and birds of prey such as buzzards and barn owls. There is a variety of garden birds such as blue tits, robins and chaffinches to watch and a hedgehog that can be seen wandering across the lawn on most evenings.

The fishing village of Ballantrae is located in South Ayrshire and has wonderful views of Ailsa Craig, the Mull of Kintyre, the island of Arran and the coastline of Northern Ireland.
Historically, the area has links with Robbie Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson.
Nearby are the beautiful Culzean Castle, Castle Kennedy and the Galloway Forest.

Things to do:

The mild climate created by the gulf stream produces wonderful gardens at Logan Botanic Gardens and Castle Kennedy for you to walk around. Culzean Castle has acres of land to walk in as well as a swan pond and deer park to view the wildlife.
If you're looking for a more strenuous challenge, the Galloway Forest has miles of walking and cycling tracks as well as fabulous scenery.

Short walks around the vicinity of Balkissock Lodge reveal wonderful views of the Stinchar Valley, the Galloway Forest as well as views out to sea.

The area is a popular destination for fishing trips. Locally there is the river Stinchar, there are inland lochs and boat trips from Girvan take anglers out for sea fishing trips.

We are located approximately 15 miles from Turnberry Golf Course and 30 miles from Troon Golf Course.
Balkissock Lodge is a popular base for golfers.

Places of Interest in the Area:
The South West of Scotland has many attractions:
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· Culzean Castle
· Castle Kennedy
· Logan Botanic Gardens
· Glenwhan Garden
· Croy Brae (Electric Brae)
· Robbie Burns' Birthplace
· The Galloway Forest
· Ailsa Craig
· Isle of Arran

Travelling around the area:
We are 20 miles from the ferry ports of Stranraer and 15 miles from Cairnryan to the south of us. Both have daily crossings to Northern Ireland.
P&O and Stenna both offer sightseeing trips around Belfast and the beautiful Antrim Coast.
To the north, the port of Androssan, will give you access to the beautiful Isle of Arran.

- AA Awards for breakfasts and evening meals.
- Listed in the Independent Newspaper’s 50 Best B&Bs 2011.

Email Balkissock Lodge enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com