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Laggan Farm HouseSTB Grading : Welcome Host
A warm welcome awaits you on our family-run dairy farm. Ideally situated on the A77 for exploring the beautiful Ayrshire coast. Laggan is situated in one of Scotland's most peaceful and unspoilt areas. Being near the sea, it has spectacular views of the Isle of Arran, Holy Island, Ailsa Craig, and (in clear weather) the County Antrim coast of Northern Ireland. The south west coast has a very mild climate and the warm air of the Gulf Stream ensures that Laggan enjoys perhaps the earliest growing season in Scotland.
The farmhouse is surrounded by almost two acres of fine gardens and grounds. Mature trees grow around the house, including Scots Pine, Cypress, Sycamore, Yew and Ash. The rockery, flower beds and putting green make up the rest of the garden, creating a most beautiful and peaceful setting for the house.
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Laggan Farm is conveniently sited for those wishing to visit South Ayrshire, Galloway Forest Park, Mull of Galloway, The Machars, The attractions near Laggan Farm are summarised below.
The River Stinchar can offer some of the best Salmon Fishing in the south west.
The farm is approximately 1 mile from the picturesque coastal village of Ballantrae. The village has a bank, post office, church, garage, cafes, two hotels and two foodstores. There are also a childrens' play area, a putting green and tennis courts.
Ballantrae is sited on one of the most spectacular coastlines of South West Scotland. It has a shingle beach, at the south corner of which is a nesting site of terns. This area of the beach is closed to visitors during May, June and July whilst the terns are nesting.
The area near Ballantrae is excellent for walking, fishing, touring and golf. There are beautiful views over the Irish Sea and Ailsa Craig, there is abundant wildlife to see and craft shops to visit. Historic Culzean Castle and the famous Turnberry Golf Course are only a short drive away.
The Galloway Forest Park and the Merrick Hills lie to the east of Ballantrae. Glen Trool in the Galloway Forest Park is about 25 minutes' drive from Ballantrae, and is a very popular spot for all types of walking and cycling, and for picnics. There is an RSPB sanctuary at Wood of Cree with many species of songbirds, within a short distance.
South Ayrshire and Galloway offer a remarkably diverse range of attractions to the visitor. There are ruined castles and abbeys, gardens, ports, country houses, extensive forests, quiet lochs and the grandeur of the Carsphairn and Merrick hills. Walkers, fishermen, golfers, cyclists, birdwatchers and those fond of horse-riding, can be sure of enjoyment and beautiful surroundings.
Ayrshire and Galloway are a golfer's paradise, with Turnberry, Girvan, Brunston Castle and Troon to the north, and, to the south, Portpatrick (Dunskey & Dinvin), St. Medan (Glenluce), Wigtown & Bladnoch, Lagganmore, Stranraer, and Wigtownshire clubs and courses. Dumfries and Galloway alone has thirty 9 and 18-hole Golf Courses,
For those looking for a more urban source of enjoyment, the Stranraer to Glasgow trains stop at the nearby Barrhill and Girvan Stations. Visitors can travel to Ayr, and to Glasgow, the City of Architecture, without having the problem of car parking. The ferries to Ireland from Stranraer and Cairnryan, and from Ardrossan to Arran, offer the further chance of a day out. During summer, the Waverley steamer excursions round Ailsa Craig sail from Girvan to let visitors see this majestic rock.
To reach Laggan from the village of Ballantrae, take the A77 south across the River Stinchar and turn left about ¼ mile from the bridge. Go past Laggan cottages on the left and the drive is on the right after another ¼ mile.
A map of Dumfries and Galloway can be found in the Where We Are page.
Bed and breakfast is from £ 15 per person per night, with evening meal from £ 9 extra.
To obtain further details of how to book and to obtain conditions of letting, please write to or phone Mrs Georgina McKinley on 01465-831402
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Quality Farmhouse Holidays website started 17th February 1999.
Last updated 28th February 2000.