We really hope you have enjoyed your holiday at Westfield. We would appreciate any feedback you have – good or bad!
Simon & Louise Nottage
Stayed 2 September. Lovely, well equipped house in beautiful location . Enjoyed our stay . Kept entertained on rainy days by the antics of the little birds at the feeding station outside kitchen window . Also a red squirrel visited us . Would recommend.
This is a lovely self-catering house. We've used many in the past and this is near the top of the list in terms of a. location (perfect views over the Mull of Kintyre) b. equipment (pretty well everything you could want in the kitchen) and c. comfort. It feels more like we're borrowing a home, rather than using an off-the-shelf cottage from one of the bigger companies. Highly recommended.
Thanks for letting us use your delightful cottage for the week. I never knew Pirnmill had such a great beach. The food in the local restaurant is fantastic – and you can bring your own booze, brilliant! I think you have the balance absolutely correct. Too many places in Arran crucially for us cannot accommodate our dog. I think you have a niche product and wouldn’t change anything, the large space in the living room and kitchen is perfect for families and dog-loving people who just want to kick back and relax.
Lovely house great location views fantastic . Great location for cycling walking ,sight seeing .Lovely spacious accommodation .Shall definitely return .
We did have a very enjoyable week and we were most touched by your kind gift of flowers and wine. The house was very comfortable and we immediately felt at home there. The island was like a blend of the Lake District (Cumbria) and The Dales (Yorkshire) which we both love and we were lucky with the weather so Jeff could play golf and we could explore the little villages and just pootle along the beaches looking for treasure! The house is charming and very well equipped. I have never used a Rayburn before but found it very handy (warming up scones - perfect!) We bought home-cooked frozen meals so once defrosted, bang it in the oven and it slowly warmed right through. Exploring island - delightful. interesting geology. Spotted otter out in front of house. Trip to Kintyre Peninsula. All in all our first experience of Arran and Westfield has been a very enjoyable one. Thank you very much. - Pat. Lovely cottage & location. Thoughtfully appointed throughout. Will extol its virtues to our friends. - Jeff.
We had a fantastic stay, the cottage has so much more than the average holiday let and we could easily bake a cake for the first birthday of one of our number. The views are beautiful and lots of kid accessible walks and activities on the island
Just wanted to say thank you, Westfield is a fantastic house in a most beautiful location. We were very impressed with the standard of the house and how well equipped it is, it is the perfect holiday home. We were lucky enough to have the little red squirrel visit us most days as well as a wide variety of small birds some of which such as the Red Poll we hadn't seen before. Even our teenage daughters have fallen completely in love with the Isle of Arran, so many beautiful places, amazing walks, an abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery, we were all very reluctant to leave, it really is a very special place.
We had a really enjoyable family holiday at Westfield. The property is well equipped with lots of character. The views of the sea and sunsets are beautiful and with only a short 3 minute walk to the beach there is plenty to keep adults and children occupied. We will definitely be going back!
Wonderful sea views and a three minute walk to the beach. Westfield is very comfortable and full of character but what we liked the most were the wonderful sea views. Mealtimes were a pleasure as we watched little fishing boats and the ever-changing Kintyre Peninsular. A three minute walk took us to the beach for a short stroll or we could follow the Arran coastal path over fascinating rock formations. A drive of ten or fifteen minutes took us to a wide range of walks - remote lochans, the King's Cave and the Fairy Dell. After a day in the fresh air it was lovely to get the wood burning stove going and relax . The house was really comfortable and attractive - wish I had a kitchen like that! Oh, and the head chef recommends a slow pot roast in the Rayburn! Wildlife notes: loads of seals, stags locking antlers on the golf course, an eagle being mobbed by ravens and possible otter footprints on the beach. A neighbour says he often sees otters in the field in front of the house. And two red squirrels in the back garden.
Our stay at Westfield was fantastic! We had mixed weather but plenty to do! When we arrived, we stopped off at the Co-op on the way to get food for the weekend. We spent our first night enjoying the lovely sea views and sunsets through the window in the lounge - which was extra cosy with the log burner. The first morning, we took our bikes out and had a good ride around the island, starting off in the lovely sunshine but later, getting caught out in some bad weather! We found ourselves at a lovely pub called the Black Grouse- the people were very kind and welcoming given the soggy state we were in! We got back to the cottage which was still toasty from the night before- enjoyed a lovely hot shower in the beautifully decorated bathroom and heated up some soup and rolls in the Rayburn and dried our clothes on the rack hanging above. The kitchen was well stocked and quirky- we were able to play our music on the iPod docking station whilst enjoying our well-deserved soup! The beds are comfortable and cosy- hot water bottles and extra bedding were available if needed and all rooms had beautiful views of the island. The house may be situated on the 'main' road, but in the whole weekend we were there, about 3 cars must have passed the house! The road is narrow which means cars that do come past aren't going very fast. By the edge of the beach across from the cottage, there's a small park for children to play on swings and enjoy beach combing- we found some lovely shells and ended up having a walk right across the beach front. The cottage itself is cosy and welcoming- full of character and is everything you need for a relaxing break! It is stocked with necessary kitchen appliances and for days when the weather is not at it's best, plenty of dvd's available to watch on a big tv! We made use of pretty much everything in the cottage and even baked a cake as we were staying during Easter. Would definitely come again- already looking for dates to go back and would highly recommend!
Our visit to Westfield exceeded all expectations. Louise and Simon have provided every possible comfort, the cottage is beautifully furnished and with oodles of character. Westfield had been prepared carefully for our arrival: the Rayburn was lit, the larder stocked with essentials, wine and chocolates on the table, logs by the wood burner, tea and coffee, herbs and spices... everything you could possibly need. As regular explorers of the island themselves, Louise and Simon are very knowledgeable about activities and places to visit. When we booked we were provided not only with lots of information about walks, cycle routes, beaches, tourist spots etc. but also advice about where to spot otters/ seals/ deer/ red squirrels; the best place to eat lobster (Creele’rs!) and where to go horse riding. Whatever your particular interest, do ask Louise and Simon and they will be able to help. We stayed at Westfield for a week and filled each day with a different activity, yet still found time to relax in beautiful surroundings. As our holiday came to an end we knew we wanted to return to explore further. The island is so beautiful and to see it in different seasons is now on our ‘to do ‘list in the future. To return to Westfield will feel like returning to see an old friend. Thank you so much Louise and Simon. You have created a real haven to feed the senses and the soul. Jane and David Cole, Macclesfield
To Louise and Simon, Just a wee note to say a HUGE thank you for sharing Westfield with us. We had a super holiday - the cottage and island are fantastic! You've made it a very special place to spend some quality time. We look forward to getting back for another holiday! Beth, Jamie, Freddie and Theo Beazley