This was our second stay with Iain and Margaret as we enjoyed our first stay so much. The apartment has everything you could wish for and more, we love the welcome pack of local island produce. The apartment has excellent views over Lamlash bay. For anyone who enjoys the outdoors Arran has it all with with varied wildlife especially Red deer in the North, seven excellent golf courses and some fine walking, the challenge of Goatfell well worth it for the fine views.
Great location few minutes walk from the shore, with bars and restaurants in the village. Lovely flat. It was a pleasure to stay here!
We spent 3 nights at Dean Lodge and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The lodge is really well equipped, it's furnished to a high standard and to top it off it has a great view looking onto the Holy Isle. There is some great places to eat and drink nearby and a decent sized shop in the village to stock up on supplies. Top marks all round, have already recommended it to friends and family.
We love to travel in the off season, when it's quiet and there are not too many people around. A warm and comfortable place to stay is essential when you travel in winter and the weather can get rough. Luckily we only had one day when we experienced the Arran weather.So we loved being able to come home to sit by the fire after having a hot shower and a slow cooked(our own slow cooker) meal with a nice bottle of red,looking out at the view.Dean Lodge was just right for us. We were warmly welcomed by Margaret and Iain who made sure we had everything we needed before leaving us to it. Before getting there I was fairly sceptical about the squirrels and Iain said it "maybe too cold for them to be coming" but to our delight they were regular visitors to the feeding station outside the windows, along with the robins and bluetits. Loved the walks along the coast and the abundant wildlife.Loved the pubs and the little cafe on the pier which became a regular afternoon treat. Now the serious negative parts... erm... sorry...apart from the lack of a slow cooker, there are none... Perfect place,perfect hosts, loved it, we could have stayed a month easilIy,hope to go back sometime.
Unfortunately we were never able to stay at the lodge due to ferrys being cancelled because of weather conditions. However the owner Margaret is one of the nicest people, I have ever been in contact. Simple things like giving us a weather report to let us know the conditions, really make the difference. Honestly can't wait to book when the weather gets better! Constant contact between us and helping with the situation is what makes her stand out!