Cruickshanks Boutique B&B
“Stunning views, wonderful home baking and a filling home cooked breakfast” - AA Inspector
WHITING BAY, NORTH AYRSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
Cruickshanks Boutique B&B lies above Whiting Bay village with commanding views over the Firth of Clyde towards the Scottish mainland. All bedrooms feature luxurious Hypnos mattresses, Egyptian cotton bedding and comfortable hypo-allergenic duvets. Each has a comfortable seating area, WiFi, TV and DAB clock radio with Bluetooth. Bathrooms feature rain showers, bathrobes, hairdryers and toiletries from Arran Aromatics. The large and well-appointed sitting room has a wide range of books, maps and journals. Breakfast offers home-made muesli, jams and marmalades and artisan breads, in addition to cooked options including the traditional Scottish breakfast, local smoked haddock and French toast with maple syrup. Afternoon tea, featuring Nanette’s home baking, is available at 4pm every day. Cruickshanks is close to Whiting Bay Golf Course and there are several walks that take you to the dramatic Glenashdale Falls and imposing Neolithic chambered tombs known locally as ‘The Giants Graves’.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 4
- Free TV
- Lounge without TV
- Open parking
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: f
- Afternoon Tea
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About the area
Discover North Ayrshire
North Ayrshire clings to Scotland’s west coast and reaches out into the Firth of Clyde, claiming Arran as its own. Often described as ‘Scotland in miniature’, the scenic island of Arran, caught between the Ayrshire coast and the Kintyre Peninsula, has been a popular holiday resort for generations of Clydesiders, with excellent opportunities for outdoor activities around the island.
The Highland Boundary Fault runs through the island, and while the mountain of Goatfell dominates the skyline to the north, the south is much more level. The granite northern peaks are home to red deer, unique vegetation and raptors, while the narrow coastal plain has typically Hebridean raised beaches, on which tiny clachan (hamlet) settlements have developed, many now in ruins after the infamous Highland Clearances of the 19th century.
Back on the mainland, North Ayrshire takes in the towns of Irvine, Kilwinning, Largs and the ‘Three Towns’ – Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenson. The area’s long sandy beaches and historic attractions make it an ideal destination to escape to from Scotland’s cities.
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