Genuine warm welcome | quiet, rural location | 3 for 2 offer | 25 mins to Irish Sea ferry | ensuite rooms | lounge | dogs/bikers/walkers welcome | evening meals
A cosy rural retreat in the heart of the Ayrshire countryside.
Owner's special "3 nights for the price of 2" offer when booking direct from this website.
We are located a 10 minute drive away from the nearest place to eat so many of our guests choose to either eat en-route or pre-order an evening meal cold platter. Bring a bottle of wine, sit back and relax in the peace and quiet of the Ayrshire countryside!
A Continental Breakfast is included in the room rate and is made using the freshest of local and regional ingredients (where possible) and comprises of a cold buffet selection (yoghurts, cereal, fruit, fruit juice, etc), ham/cheese/tomatoes with warm croissants/brioche. You will also be offered your choice from a selection of teas and coffees.
Please notify me at time of booking regarding any specific dietary requirements and allergies. Given sufficient notice I am able to cater for gluten free, lactose intolerance, vergetarian and vegan diets. There is also plenty of choice if you're eating healthily too!
"Balkissock Lodge was a lucky find and quite possibly the loveliest B&B we have ever visited – at the end of our stay we did not want to leave at all!" Jessica, Germany
We have one double en-suite and one twin en-suite rooms both located on the ground floor with HD TVs with Freesat and a generous hostess tray. There is also a guest lounge where you can relax after a long day of driving or sightseeing. All rooms overlook the garden with views of the setting sun in summer. You will also find fresh fruit and biscuits or cake to welcome you on arrival.
“You really have to stay here to understand all the other lovely reviews… It is not possible to fault this bandb. In fact we can’t sing it’s praises enough. It’s not high tech, simply the best Scottish hospitality you will find, not to mention the amazing food." Andy & Gill, Scotland.
“A great find. Very peaceful location. Convivial hosts. A great breakfast. It was certainly among the top 5 I have ever had and probably the best I have ever had in a B&B. Thank you for a lovely stay.” Martin & Cait, Ireland.
Ideal for stopping off for a break when travelling to and from Northern Ireland, the Lodge has also been hugely popular with golfers playing at Turnberry Golf Resort, Girvan or Stranraer Courses to name a few and those salmon fishing in the local river Stinchar. Located on the edge of the Galloway Dark Sky Park, Balkissock Lodge enjoys fabulous dark skies that are great for stargazing particularly on winter evenings.
Local attractions such as Culzean Castle, Dumfries House, Logan Botanic Gardens, Burns Cottage, the Galloway Forest and the Mull of Galloway are within easy reach for day trips on longer stays. However, if you're passing through the area on an overnight stay, travelling times (according to Google Maps) are as follows: Ayr (1hr), Glasgow (1hr 40mins), Edinburgh (2hr 40mins), Stirling (2hrs 20 mins), Loch Lomond (2hrs 20mins), Dumfries (2hrs), Carlisle (2hrs 40mins) and Newcastle (3hrs 30mins).
Heading south on the A77 at Ballantrae: exit the village via the bridge over the River Stinchar (A77) then take the first left hand turning (Craigneil Road) AFTER the national speed limit signs.
Heading north on the A77: turn right at the 100m marker before entering the village (Craigneil Road).
Continue on Craigneil road for approx. 2 miles to the T-junction where you will see a sign for Balkissock Lodge.
Turn right and continue for approx. 200m to the fork in the road where you will see a sign for Balkissock.
Take the left hand fork and continue on this road to approx. 1 mile.
You will pass a long high wall on your left hand side and the road takes a sharp right hand turn where you will see our sign at the bottom of the driveway.
If you use Satnav, our postcode of KA26 0LP should bring you to the bottom of the driveway.
Please observe the speed limit on the driveway as we and our neighbours own dogs and cats.
Drive around to the back of the cottage and you will see parking signs next to the guest entrance.
|Double Ensuite||£70 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.