We look forward to opening our doors to our guests in time for Easter weekend, and for the early highlight in the Scottish horseracing year– the Coral Scottish Grand National which begins with some fine races and entertainment on the glamorous Ladies Day on Friday 21st April and continues on Saturday 22nd April, centred around the main event of the Scottish Grand National itself.
We are celebrating our first season at Lochinver Guest House by offering a special 2-night package for this big event in the racing calendar which includes a luxury afternoon tea served in our comfortable Drawing Room on the afternoon of your arrival. An indulgent ‘Lochinver’ breakfast is included each morning too, to set you up for your days at the races.
We look forward to meeting our guests at Lochinver Guest House over the coming months. Having worked in hospitality for a number of years, it is exciting at this time to be opening a guest house in a part of Scotland with so much to see and do. When we were looking to open a guest house, we wanted to be in the town of Ayr itself, because having lived in this area for many years, we have built up strong connections with the area, and we loved the idea of being back in the town and being able to just walk to good restaurants and pubs – particularly now that the drink driving laws have been tightened and because there is so much going on in and around this historic old town (having spend a few years living in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside). And also, we are right in the centre of the wider coastline famous for its fantastic golf courses, as well as being close to the Ayr racecourse, Culzean Castle, Dumfries House, and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Cottage.
We spend almost a year carefully choosing our location, to be on the beautiful south side of the town, with its gracious and elegant blond sandstone villas and terraces, pretty gardens and leafy streets, but as I said, we also wanted to be just a few minutes walk from excellent restaurants, atmospheric bars, and from town centre shops and the railway station. In fact we are just 6 minutes walk from all of these things – so it was worth the long search and the wait, both for us and for our guests who won’t have to rely on taxi cabs or driving to enjoy a nice meal out or a drink at a local bar.
We also wanted the majority of our guest rooms to be larger than average, and we had to look at lots of houses in the area to find one with large enough rooms for this, which also had en-suite or private facilities, and we are delighted to be able to have achieved this too – our patience has paid off I’m glad to say!
We have enjoyed spending the last few weeks and months getting everything ready for our guests so I hope you will enjoy a stay with us