Occasionally the peace is broken by the calls of oystercatchers annoyed by the odd human intrusion. Herons wade around the waters' edge, wild deer can be seen roaming the village and eagles circle overhead. Across the Kilbrannan Sound, where the sun sets, waits Kintyre. Look almost due north for views over to scenic Loch Fyne - the spiritual home of the kipper!
Offering high quality Bed and Breakfast (B&B) accommodation, Castlekirk Arthouse also houses an art gallery open to the public, showing work by local artists and potters. Workshops are planned in the future for painting, music, textiles, mindfulness and more.
|The Breakfast Room|
Castlekirk Arthouse is unique. It has a very special atmosphere. This is probably partly due to its past use as a Free Church and partly due to the qualities of the present owner. You see, Castlekirk is first and foremost a home - but this is a home where you are invited to stop awhile . . to rest . . to unwind. And where better to begin to relax than over breakfast. The Breakfast Room, which features the church's original rose window, enjoys a fine view of the castle and overlooks the loch, where seals can often be seen at play.
|The Rose Window|
|View from the Breakfast Room|
|Guests enjoying breakfast at Castlekirk|
This aerial photograph below shows Castlekirk located in the heart of Lochranza Village, within easy walking distance of the Cloanaig Ferry, Pub, Arran Distillery and golf course.
|Aerial view of Lochranza|
A post office operates from the village hall twice each week, and basic supplies can be bought from the local butcher or the small shop run by the excellent 'Stags Pavillion' Restaurant which is located by the golf course. This restaurant is very popular and so advance booking is advisable - on 01770 830600.
Other local dining establishments includes The Lochranza Hotel, which has a public bar and serves lunch and evening meals. The distillery offers food up until 6pm and there is a takeaway sandwich bar located opposite the ferry, where you can also hire bicycles.
The nearest grocers shop/post office is in Pirnmill, which is 6 miles away. We are happy to provide packed lunches on request.
Wild red deer are frequently seen roaming through the village, fences have to be put in place, and gates tightly shut at all times to stop them from eating the locals gardens! We ask for your vigilance in this matter!
|Wild deer are often seen in the village|