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Glengennet Farm, Barr :
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Farm Holiday Bureau. Welcome Host. Self Catering.
Address : Mrs. Vera Dunlop, Glengennet Farm, Barr, Girvan Ayrshire KA26 9TY.
Telephone & Fax : 01465-861220. Mobile: 07771781236.
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Glengennet Website

  • Open All Year.
  • Double and Twin Bedrooms - Sleeps 2 to 8.
  • Centrally Heated Throughout.
  • T.V. Lounge with tea/coffee making facilities.
  • Ample Private Parking.
  • Home Cooking. Packed Lunches on request.
  • Tariff : from £ 180.00 to £ 550 per week Pounds Sterling (GBP) (including heating & linen).
  • Children welcome. Pets by arrangement.
  • Ideal for touring South Ayrshire and Galloway Forest Park.

Bed and Breakfast : For more details go to Bed & Breakfast at Glengennet.

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Glengennet Farm

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Glengennet Farm :

Glengennet was built in the 1890's by the Brown family as a shooting lodge in the Upper Stinchar valley near the conservation village of Barr, 7 miles from Girvan. It is a fine stone-built house retaining many original features and provides an ideal setting for a relaxing holiday in South West Scotland.

Now a 500 acre farm rearing Scottish Blackface sheep and beef cattle, Glengennet is set in an elevated position with panoramic views over open countryside towards the Galloway Forest Park.

There are two Self-Catering properties at Glengennet Farm, Glengennet Cottage and Upper Barr Farmhouse. Each is described separately.

Glengennet Cottage

Upper Barr Farm

View by Upper Barr

Upper Barr : Kitchen

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Self-Catering Accommodation at Glengennet Farm :

(1) Glengennet Cottage : Sleeps up to 6 and a baby. STB grading : 2 Stars.

The cottage adjoins Glengennet farmhouse, but is self-contained with its own lawn.

The accommodation sleeps up to 6 and is on two floors. The ground floor comprises living/dining room, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and shared utility room. Upstairs there are two twin bedrooms. All bed linen is provided.

The cottage has electric heating and adjacent parking. Smoking is permitted and a well behaved dog will be allowed by prior arrangement. However, pets must not be left unattended or allowed on chairs or beds.

The cottage can accommodate two people by using only the ground floor. There is a reduction in price for small groups in the off season.

(2) Upper Barr Farmhouse : Sleeps up to 8. STB grading : 4 Stars.

Situated just off a quiet country road, and with its own enclosed garden, this attractive detached period black and white Ayrshire farmhouse has recently undergone extensive modernisation to provide spacious accommodation for 8 people.

The ground floor accommodation comprises a well-appointed lounge, kitchen, dining room, utility room and shower room. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms (one en-suite) and a bathroom. Bed linen is provided. A cot and high chair are available.

Heating is oil-fired plus electric or open fire and there is ample parking space. Smoking is permitted and a well behaved dog will be allowed by prior arrangement. However, pets must not be left unattended or allowed on chairs or beds.

The farmhouse is available to smaller parties off-season at a lower price.

Local Attractions :

Glengennet Farm is conveniently sited for those wishing to visit South Ayrshire, Galloway Forest Park, Mull of Galloway and The Machars. The attractions near Glengennet Farm are summarised below.

Glengennet is sited in the upper reaches of the Stinchar valley. The area is peaceful with little traffic, rolling hills and forests (the Galloway Forest Park) ideal for walking. There is everything from relaxed lochside walking to the more adventurous upland trek such as the Southern Uplands Way. Loch, Sea and River Fishing are available. There is free fishing for visitors on the River Stinchar, which runs near the farm; the best fishing is in September and October. Or you may prefer to ride or to cycle; the Galloway Forest park is excellent for this and for birdwatching. Cycle routes are marked from Barr village.
See Nature Reserves for further details of wildlife sites.

The famous golf courses of Troon and Turnberry, and the Brunston Castle Golf Course, are only a short car drive away. See Dumfries & Galloway Golf Links for further details of other nearby courses and links.

Culzean Castle and Country Park, Glentrool, the Burns Country around Ayr, Castle Kennedy and other major attractions are within twenty miles of Glengennet. The gardens at Culzean and Castle Kennedy have rich and colourful arrays of flowering rhododendrons and azaleas in May and June and are well worth a visit.Or you may decide on a day trip to Arran.

Local Towns :

Barr is one and a half miles away; it has a general store/post office, and a small hotel providing good food in the bar or dining room. Girvan is seven miles away; it has a variety of shops, hotels and restaurants, a swimming pool and the nearest petrol station to Glengennet. Ayr is twenty two miles away but offers a much wider range of facilities and entertainments that include a cinema and an ice rink.

How To Find Us :
There is an excellent Rail service to Glasgow from Ayr. Barr is only 55 minutes' drive from Stranraer and Cairnryan, with regular sailings to Northern Ireland.

When at Barr, turn at the King's Arms Hotel (taking the Glengennet road), continue for 1¼ miles and turn left, after 100 yards turning left again.

You may wish to print out Glengennet in Scotland and A Sketch Map of the route to Glengennet Farm.

A map of Dumfries and Galloway and Southern Ayrshire can be found in the Where We Are page.

Prices and Booking

Prices range from £ 180.00 to £ 550.00 Pounds Sterling (GBP) per week according to the season. They include heating and bed-linen is provided.

Booking Your Holiday :

To obtain further details of how to book and to obtain a brochure with conditions of letting, please write to or phone Mrs. Vera Dunlop.

Alternatively, e-mail E-mail : .

Please Note :- There is a deposit of 25%. payable with confirmation of the booking by letter.

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