Donald and Lindsay Blair - Edinburgh July 2020
We were here for 9 days in July and had a wonderful time. Kintyre is such a truly magical place. Our hosts Iain and Margaret greeted us with a kind and generous hospitality which made us feel totally at home from the moment we arrived. The place is finished to such a high specification that it never feels like a holiday cottage - every aspect of the place reveals a care and attention to detail that is contrary to all our previous experience of the holiday letting industry. Loved the bench where we had breakfast, loved the stove, loved the floors, loved the individuality of the furniture, the thick towels and the comfortable bed, but most of all the generosity of the people who run it.
Iggy, Divya, Mads, Tara & Oscar Wimbledon July 2020
A million thanks for your amazing hospitality during our stay - we couldn't have imagined anything better had we tried - and would have loved to have stayed for another week. We'll most certainly be back and will miss you and this place until then.
Owen and Rachel - Eaglesham July 2020
To our new four- legged and two-legged friends. To describe you as "hospitable" would be an injustice. Rachel and I are in agreement that this is by far the best holiday cottage experience we've had. From the freshly baked loaf on arrival to the very welcome bottle of Proseco on my birthday, you really went above, beyond, over the hill and back again. We will be back.
Josh, Olivia and Lottie Aug 2020
We have loved every minute of our stay at Auchnabreac. We were made to feel at home the second we arrived and your generosity and kindness made our stay more perfect. The cottage is just amazing, everything is so personal and comfortable - a home from home. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to be back - thank you so much and see you soon.
Paul, Lisa and the wee dog Murron from Hawick
WOW, AMAZING! Loved every minute! Location 10 star +, Accommodation 10 star +, Advice and information 10 star +.
Many thanks Iain, Margaret Breagha and Piseag.
Marc, Graham & Murray Edinburgh
Huge thank you for a wonderful stay. Kintyre is a magicl part of Scotland with stunning views. The accommodation was second to none, with so many extra little touches to make the stay even more pleasnat. You are both the best hosts we have encountered. Thank you for your fabulaous hospitality. Who needs WIFI when everything is so amazing!!! 5* + rating for sure. We hope to return and will difinitely recommend to our friends. Thank you again.
Jill and Lynne October 2020
Well what can we say, this has been a fab stay at such a fab location. You were great hosts who made us feel extremely welcome and we enjoyed getting to know you both and your lovely dog (and the cat). The house is really well equipped and there is everything you need for a great stay. The beds are comfy, the fire warm and the views fantastic!! Has been lovely to switch off for a few days and relax in the countryside. Thank you for the fly fishing lessons and the recommendations for the area. Thank you for sharing your corner of the world with us. 5* stay, looking forward to coming back.
Joanne, Gary, Leigha & Bulmer
Huge thank you for the stay. Wonderful cottage and even more wonderful hosts. We enjoyed the little chats & Bulmer really enjoyed meeting Breagha. The cottage is so homely & all the personal touches were very thoughtful & Kind. Your generosity and kindness is very much appreciated and we will certainly be back. Thak you for a fantastic stay.
Charlotte, Craig, Sarah & Matt Yorkshire
Thank you for sharing this slice of heaven with us. The cottage is beautiful, warm and equipped with everything we could ever need. The windows are picture frames to a wilderness of absolute beauty. We have spent the week watching the birds during the day and the milky way at night.
The hospitality you have shown us will be forever in our memories. Your generosity and the time you have given us have been greatly appreciated. Sharing your knowledge and stories have made this stay so special. You will both always be welcome in Yorkshire where we can try to return some of the hospitality you have shown us. We will be back in 2021. The warmest of thanks. Special thanks to Breagha for showing us the way home.
October 2020 Adam, Sarah, Audrey (Jackson. Maebh and Ialach)
We had a lovely stay here at Auchnabreac. Thank you for having us and putting up with our crazy dogs! The cottage is fabulous, so well equipped and cosy. Audrey loved her "new bedroom". Your hospitality and all the welcoming touches are lovely and thank you for all the advice on the local area(including the vet).
November 2020 Hazel and Amy + Syd
To Iain and Margaret and of course the beautiful Breagha. Thank you so much for your incredible hospitality! We couldn't have felt more welcome. A G&T after such a long drive was one of the most welcome sights we'd ever seen and the conversation that followed was lovely and much appreciated. The cottage is lovely, a real home away from home.
Laura and John Gibson Ayr May 2021
What can I say that hasn't already been said. The first guests at Auchnabreac after a year of turmoil and lockdowns. This is the most stunning cottage in the most beautiful of settings. Absolutely every last touch has been carefully and thoughfully planned and we couldn't have asked for more. We cannot thank you enough for making us feel so very welcome. Thank you to the amazing Breagha for the bouncy welcome and for allowing our two collies to join her for walks and even let them clear her dishes! Will definitely be returning.
Kirstry and Chris East Kilbride. May 2021
What a find! Thank you to Iain and margaret for the care and consideration you put into our welcome and stay. We expected a good holiday we did not expect to make new friends (bats, dogs and wee birdies included). We will see you again soon. Many thanks.
Sarah, Matt, Vicky & Rich May 2021 Yorkshire
As the saying goes "don't count the days, make the days count". Well you truly do this when you spend a week at Auchnabreac. Thank you again for your amazing hospitality and friendship. The kindness you have shown us, from whisy & G&T's to fishing lessons has again made our week memorable. We will count down the days to our return.
May-June 2021 Dominic and James London.
Bliss to escape Covid world to this haven. Thank you margaret and Iain and the menagerie: tips, information & swapping stories - this is what it's all about.
Our favourites - kind of every single day was brilliant but a day ferry to Lochranza& Arran Distillery, everything out at Skipness. Deer hill walk & Carradale Beach, Machrihanaish beach and seals, Dun Skeig at Clachan & the friendly excellent fishmonger in Tarbert.
Eileen & Kathleen June 2021
Iain and Margaret could not have been more welcoming, considerate and ready to help. We also enjoyed meeting Breagha. It has been a lovely holiday.
Pip & Sarah from Surrey June 2021
Thank you for going out of your way to offer us friendship and comfort whilst we have been here - we were blown away by the lovely flowers, wine, bread and local milk, not to mention frshly baked scones and a few drinks with you both on the first evening - magic!
Thank you both for your warmth and hospitality. Your scones and home made preserves are amazing! It was lovely to spend some time with you on our first evening and really appreciated the tour of the farm and your tips for fun days out. It is so peaceful and quiet here - such a relaxing escape for us both, so thanks to you both and the animals. We had a day on Arran - fully recommend. We wne to the Arran Distilllery and did a chocolate and whisky tasting, walked to the Machrie Moor, went to Campbeltown and Davaar Island to see the caves, walked Kirnashie walk and spent a lovely few hours on Torrisdale beach. Massive love for the Drumfearne tearoom- went there twice!
Angus, Sarah & Pete June 2021 Aberdeen
Thank you so much for the amazing hospitality during our stay. The cottage exceeded our expectations and was the perfect romantic getaway for our honeymoon. Going "off the grid" for a few days was exactly what we needed - and we slept so well for it. Lots of great walks and interesting things to do nearby but equally enjoyable to just sit in the garden with a book. Pete will miss Breagha and watching the cats from the window - he is not used to neighbours. A wonderful saty with excellent hosts.
Stuart, Lisa and Anna July 2021
What a lovely 8 days we have had at your beautiful, tranquil cottage. Lovely welcome with scones, wine flowers and freshly picked strawberries. Advicce for visiting, information in the cottage and the very generous sharing of your time was greatly appreciated. Visited Arran and the Isle of Gigha, Carradale, Grogport and of course Campbeltown. Anna made us stop at numerous beaches- make sure and visit the beach at Carradale - absolutley stunning, secluded long sandy beach. Location, cottage, atmosphere second to none we have ever visited Loved our stay - thank you for letting us visit.
Alison, Fraser and Harv Aberdeen July 2021
Thank you for a memorable and enjoyable stay in your lovely cottage - we loved it. Thanks too for your hospitality - the flowers, the wine, the strawberries and tomatoes. The scenery and beaches here are fabulous and we enjoyed all the eateries you suggested. Last but not least we will miss our neighbours (Fergus, Findlay and of course the lovely Fraser) the Highland cattle.
July 2021 The Wilsons
The week we have spent here has been amazing. From the moment we arrived and the G&T's and fresh bread we knew we had made the right choice. The past 18 months have been tough for us all but being here has reinforced the importance of family time, clearing your head and relaxing. Iain and Margaret are eager to please but they need do nothing else but be themselves. We will definitely be back.
Kevin, Susan and "our" Breagha August 2021 Pitlochry
What a lovely peaceful break we have had at Auchnabreac. The cosy, comfortable cottage was perfect for our wee escape. All the thoughful details and Iain's lovely scones made a great welcom, we enjoyed the blethers too. All the advice and local knowledge was greatfully appreciated. Machrihanish Beach and the local forest wlaks were a highlight. Our sincere thanks for a wonderful stay.
Mary and Maurice August 2021 London
Thank you both for a wonderful time spent in your beautiful holiday cottage. Your hospitality, advice and directions were brilliant. You made us very welcome and it was lovely to share a glass with you both.
August 2021 The Berties (+ Woody & Lulu)
We've spent a lovely week in your comfortable and pretty cottage. Loved all the extra touches - the flowers, jams, hot water bottles! Thanks to your excellent recommendations we had a lovely meal on Gigha, found great swimming spots and spotted an otter fishing in the sea.
Sandra and Elizabeth August 2021
Many thanks to our wonderful hosts Iain and Margaret for making our wee break to this part of Kintyre so enjoyable. The cottage was perfect for our needs and a welcome piece of tranquility away from the hussle and stresses of everyday life. We loved meeting all the animals (both domestic and Farm) and we will miss our daily visit from our friendly lurcher Breagha.
September 2021 Lindsey, David & Hugo Liverpool
We've had the most wonderful stay at your Beautiful cottage here in Auchnabreac. We've been so impressed with the high standard of presentation and really appreciate the hard work put in by both of you to provide us with this amazing holiday cottage. Loved the extra touches - wine, homegrown veg, flowers, dog treats & the fresh bread all making us feel so special, honestly you go above and beyond and we can't thank you enough. Best ever holiday!
Simon, Julie & Luke Penrith September 2021
A wonderful stay in your coattage, a wonderful warm wewlcome with warm bread and all the extra touches. It was great to chill out after 18 months of hectic life. Greta fishing at the beach near by and a long day at Oban. We did see the seals on the boat trip and the best meal we have had in a long time at the Glen. We wish we could have had one more week in your cottage.
September 2021 Yvette, Lyn & Sheila East Lothian
This is a very well equipped cottage and very cosy, the location is so peacefuland we had a lovely time. We thoroughly enjoyed your hospitality at the fire pit.
Annmarie & Bruce (+Archie) Edinburgh September 2021
What a wonderful house this is! for a variety of reasons, including Covid it has taken us some time to get here - however it has been worth the wait. Everything we needed was here, including solitude and lots of peace and quiet. Thanks so much to Iain and Margaret for your kindness. Lots of extra touches to welcome us and help us feel at home. We would definitely like to return and will encourage others looking for the perfect spot to book.
Liz & Richard + Karoo October 2021 Yorkshire
Thank you for a peaceful and very comfortable weel in your cottage, all the little extras were very welcome especially the lovely bread on arrival.
Louise, Tony, Ryan and Lily East Kilbride October 2021
Thank you so very much for your hospitality! We have had one of our best holidays here and will definitely be back, The kids loved every minute and learned so much and we have thoroughly enjoyed your company.
October 2021 Mik & Wilma
It is not simply the beautiful, cosy well equipped cottage with reflective evenings in front of the log burner, or the welcoming, generous accommodating hosts. Nor is it just the varied, breathtaking scenery and spectacular vist's. or the peaceful ambience that envelopes you. No. It is the "package" that makes Auchnabreac such a unique and incredible experience..... a haven to rechatrge. Thank you both so very much for such an inspiring, nurturing and memorable experience.....an opportunity to share with you your wonderful niche. Special thanks to Breagha for your patience.
Ela, Gordon, Sophie, Isabella & Rhu New Year 2022
Thank you so very much for the wonderful stay we've had in your lovely cottage, it's utterly beautiful and we loved every minute. You are very special people, incredible hosts - we count ourselves so lucky to have found such a gorgeous holiday home and discovered this beautiful part of Kintyre.
March 2022 Emma, Paul, Alice & Otis Manchester
We love travelling our amazing island because it is full of wonderful surprises and wonderful people, but when we arrived at your gorgeous cottage on a dark March evening to a pre-lit roaring wood fire, fresh spring flowers, wine and home cooked scones, we already knew we had found our best cottage yet.
Thank you for your company, your recipe tips and your advice on everything from local walks and produce suppliers to how to cook the perfect fish soup. The cottage is so beautifully converted, airy and spacious but also cosy. I was a bit jealous of my daughter having the upstairs bedroom with its view of the stars!
Andrew, Kirstie, Rachel, Colette & Morlich Dalgety Bay April 2022
What a beautiful cottage in the most fantastic of settings. We have had the most relaxing time in this tranquil of settings. Morlich really got to stretch his legs especially in the field with Breagha,
The Roberts April 2022
Thank you so much - we've really enjoyed our two weeks with you. It is such a beautiful place and you've made us feel so welcome. We've really been able to relax and get away from it all - even Dan appreciated no internet in the end. Thanks also for the Gin/whisky - a memorable conclusion to a fantastic holiday.
Anne & Eric April 2022 Sussex
James, Cass & Cali May 2022 Wales
Thank you for making us feel so welcome in this beautiful part of the world. We've thoroughly enjoyed our break. The accommodation is like a home from home and a real joy to cook in a well equipped kitchen. Many thanks for all the delicious food treats - we won't forget the venison it was really special.
Drew, Linda Tess and Lily Norfolk May 2022
Wow, what a fantastic week. Iain and margaret have been extremely generous and kind and are perfectly suited to hospitality in its truest sense. Thay have created a warm, cosy home for us all to enjoy & come to love. The views from the well looked after garden are amazing. It is the perfect base for touring. We were here for a week and experienced mixed weather but that did not stop us from a tour of Arran and a tour of Islay. The latter was done by hiring a taxi, which we would thoroughly recommend. The amentities in the cottage are good, lovely hot showers every morning and a taosty log fire in the evening. The dogs were well catered for and enjoyed their play in the garden and walks with Iain and Breagha. We even ventured along the single track road to Southend and beyond.
Ruth & Clare Kinniburgh + Ruby May 2022
What a pleasure it has been to stay in the delighful Auchnabreac. We have had a lovely week and thank you so much to both of you for letting us shre for a wee while this beautiful place. The attention to detail, warm and friendly welcome and your legendary hospitlaity made it a great stay. The little cottage had everything we could ever need & a wonderful base to explore the delights of Kintyre. Our recommendations to toher guests is the Boat House restaurant on the lovely Island of Gigha - well worth a trip. We hope maybe to be back one day!
Steve, Liz and Otto July 2022 Dorset
Thank you for a wonderful fortnight in the cottage. Your welcome, local knowledge and willingness to help us get the most out of our holiday has been fantastic. We particulalry enjoyed the seafood cabin at Skipness, the cakes at Drumfearne Tea Room in Carradale, a tour of Springbank Distillery and the lovely beach at Carradale. The cottage was wonderful. Thank you for a fantastic holiday.
Ulrich, Babette & Matteo July 2022 Germany, Cologne
Thank you very much for your hospitality and kindness, Your cottage is very cosy and we enjoyed staying in the middle of nowhere. Scotland is a really beautiful country with an outstanding landscape. Thank you for the extra and lovely touches.
Caroline Adrian & Ella (+Meg) Yorkshire July 2022
had a very warm welcome when we arrived. The cottage and its surroundings are absolutley beautiful. The little extra touches made the cottage very welcoming. The bed was so comfy just like ours at home. Iain and Margaret were lovely to get to know. I'm sure we will be booking again in the future.
Jackie, Pauline & Ruby Aug 2022
Had a lovely stay. Cottage was perfect. Margaret and Iain were perfect hosts. Recommend the Boat House on Gigha for food, Amazing! 7 the perfect location. Gigha is worth a visit, twin beaches & viewpoint in the gardens is lovely. Also recommend Southend and the Mull of Kintyre, Carradale Beach and Westport Beach. Only downside was not a lot of dog friendly places but ok if you are sitting outside.
Johanna, Oliver, Sebastian and Almut August 2022 Germany Hamburg
Thank you so much for a wonderful week. You made us feel so welcome with home baked bread and flowers waiting in your beautiful cottage. We have loved the peace and stunning nature and would have liked to have had much more time to explore and enjoy. For Johanna, her walks with Iain and Breagha and feeding the lambs were the best part of her holiday. Oliver took some photographs of the wildlife and spent much time drawing the animals. We had to promise ourselves to come back to this wonderful part of the world to make it possible to leave and travel back home. Thank you Iain and Margaret for all the lovely memories we'll take home with us.
Caroline, Gert & Sibbe August 2022 Holland
Thank you for the wonderful time at Auchnabreac cottage. This place will always be in our heart. The lovely views, the quietness, the little birds flying over the fields, the sheep in the meadows. We enjoyed the walks along the river and around the fields. The nice views from the Mull of Kintyre we will not forget and the Skipness Seafood Cabin was a great place to be with nice fresh seafood. Your homemade bread was delicious and the fresh picked chanterelles were mouthwatering. Thank you.
August/Septmeber 2022 Ulrich, Dorette and Rocco. Heidleburg Germany
We can only agree with all the guests before. Here, it is a wonderful place with very, very generous hosts. Thank you very much for everything.
Greenock, Scotland. Jo & Tony September 2022
Thank you for your hospitality. We've really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage. Thank you for your recommendations, we particularly enjoyed our visit to Skipness Castle and the seafood platter at the Seafood Cabin. We enjoyed walking every day - St Colomba's steps at Southend and the nearby beach, the Mull of Kintyre, Carradale Beach, Saddell and beach, Westport Beach and partway between Ballochgair and Peninver. Many thanks for your welcome gifts of wine, bread, fruit and vegetables.
David & Heidi North Wales Sept 2022
This trip to beautiful Kintyre and to your stunning cottage was just what we needed. You both are such lovely people. Thank you so so much for everything. We definitely will be back next year. It was perfect.
Aaron, Ceren, Oliver and Daisy. October 2022
Thank you deeply for sharing your slice of heaven with us. Your hospitality was the warmest welcome we could have asked for. We have connected as a family again. Thank you for your stories iain and your delicious bread. We can only dream of one day living this peaceful life. Thanks to you and your home, we have a tired out puppy and a son who has loved no internet for a change and we can start a fire too.
Charlotte, Pat, Ella & Izzy (Jack) October 2022
Your cottage is amazing. It has let us have the best possible experience ever here in Scotland. We couldn't have wished for more. The highlight of the trip for me was the night time safari, seeing all of the beautiful wildlife. It was definitely a wonderful and memorable experience that I will never forget. Even though the safari came 1st the star gazing and the beautiful beaches are a close second. Thank you for your great hopsitality, your recipe tips (the bread was delicious, it is now a breakfast favourite) and finally advice on good walks. Thank you so much, we can't wait to come back soon.
Brian and Jo +Basil Oct/Nov 2022
What a lovely cottage! Thank you so much for a very warm welcome. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have visited some truly stunning places. Many thanks.