Our Guest Reviews

Take a look at what previous guests have had to say about their stay at Banlicken Arran Farmhouse!

Great farmhouse in picturesque location. Banlicken was perfect for our multigenerational family holiday. The external Byre and play barn enable everyone to do things at their own pace and the big kitchen/dining room means catering for a big party is easy. The location is spectacular with incredible views and completely isolated from the "main" road. The access road isn't that tricky - perhaps only a sports car would struggle with the ford. In summary a great place to stay.

October 2021

Fantastic spot. Our group of 9 adults had a great time at the property. Amazing kitchen space for cooking and socialising as a group. Loved the remoteness of the property as it meant we didn’t have to worry about disturbing anyone else. The grounds and views were stunning. I would definitely recommend this place to other friends and families.

September 2021

Google Reviews - Just returned from a little under 2 weeks at Banlicken and what a place it is in itself and what a location as a base from which to explore all the beauty that Arran has to offer. The property is perfect for families with plenty of room in the main house for the 4 of us (we didn't use the box room). There is also the additional property that we didn't use but would easily house another 4, probably more! We use cottages and houses throughout the UK and beyond and Banlicken was right up there with the best we have ever stayed at. So much so I am 100% confident we will be back to visit our favourite places on Arran and those spots we didn't get chance to experience this time around.

April 2020

We stayed at the property for 3 nights over a September weekend. My husband, daughter and I were visiting from the States with my sister and family who are from Edinburgh and booked the property for a long weekend. It was located in a gorgeous setting and the atmosphere was relaxing, magical and private. We made great memories and truly enjoyed the unique opportunity to see a more remote area of Scotland. The play was also wonderful for the kids!

September 2019


September 2019

I have just returned from a marvellous holiday in Banlicken. There were 3 families of four and a spaniel. The house was very remote, well equipped and just what we were looking for. There were plenty of games for the evening. The route to the house was fun but I am glad we arrived in the light. The ramble to the beach down the shortest route was slippy in the rain and sturdy boots were required. Sausages on an open fire were the reward. What more could you want!! Seals and porpoise, we saw them too. Great week, great island, fantastic property with lots of helpful information

November 2018

The house and bothy were comfortable, beautifully furnished , with the arrangement of the accommodation ideally suited for extended family. The big kitchen diner was a great space to congregate, and was very well equipped. Loads of crockery and big pans. We really enjoyed the views over the water to Kintyre. The farm track to the property had had some work done to it, and was easily passable with a heavily loaded family hatchback. Finally, both owner and housekeeper could not have been more helpful and friendly throughout our entire dealings.

June 2018

We ranged from 4 to 70 years old and very much enjoyed our stay at Banlicken. The beautiful big farmhouse kitchen is the perfect place for a large group to gather round the table and the kitchen is very well equipped. We stayed during a cold spell in February but the heating was efficient enough plus the fire in the cosy living room to keep us warm. The kids had a great time all sleeping in the annex together. It is certainly remote and the track up to the house not for the faint hearted (or low slung car!) but we found it all part of the adventure! There is only one bathroom in the main house but not a major issue for relaxed holiday mornings. Book your ferry early!!

February 2018

The rather bumpy track on the way up to the cottage is very much worth the trip! Banlicken cottage is wonderful in its own right, large and well furnished with all the utensils needed for a holiday. It is beautifully set, with wonderful views of the sea, notably to the west which has the advantage of some of the most stunning sunsets I have seen. We made good use of the sea, both on it, and on walks alongside it. I would certainly advise barbeques on the beaches! A nearby village store is available for further supplies. Banlicken was everything we could have hoped for!

June 2011

I don´t want to come back- I want to stay the rest of my life... We (two families including 5 children and one grandmother) had the chance to spend a week at Banlicken. It was perfect-Thank you very much!

April 2011
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