Fabulous Views Of The Isle Of Arran: Carlton Seamill, garden front
A mid-Victorian, stone-built house of great charm and character, Carlton Seamill has been the much-loved home of the Rennie family for over 60 years. Superbly located on the North Ayrshire coast, the house enjoys spectacular, uninterrupted sea-views

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Surrounding Area

Culture and tourism attractions

Arran � often described as Scotland in Miniature � this majestic island may be bathed in sunshine, shrouded in mist or drookit with rain � take Brodick Castle and Gardens as your starting-point � only a ferry-trip away;
Robert Burns Country � Scotland�s National Bard was Ayrshire born-and-bred � see Burns Cottage at Alloway, near Ayr, and follow the Heritage Trail � an hour�s drive away;
Culzean Castle � a tour de force by Robert Adam, now flagship of the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) � near Ayr � an hour's drive away;
Helensburgh � famous for Hill House, masterpiece of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, now also in the care of the NTS � an hour's drive away;
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs - now a National Park - see how beautiful and majestic Scotland can be - only an hour's drive away;
Glasgow � for example, the Burrell Art Collection, a repository of superb fine art collected by a Glasgow shipping magnate � an hour's drive away;
Stirling � Braveheart Country - steeped in the history of William Wallace, one of Scotland's greatest heroes; climb the inspiring Wallace Monument and see William's mighty broadsword - only 90 minutes' drive away;
Edinburgh � Scotland's Capital City � one of the loveliest cities in Europe � home of the International Festival and leading cultural events � two hours� drive (or less) away.


Idyllic, ocean-front setting

Carlton stands in about half-an-acre of private ground, leading straight onto Seamill shore and its extensive, sandy beach.

Victorian Garden

Rose Garden � natural "suntrap", ideal for sitting out, sunbathing or eating al fresco on a glorious summer's day (weather permitting!)

Croquet Lawn � try this traditional game of skill and strategy � often more combative than it appears � good, knockabout fun!

Kitchen Garden - currently being re-landscaped, to form a private, shaded, tree-lined haven - for pensive reading and relaxation

Private, on-site car-park � for 6 to 8 cars � at owner�s risk, of course


Guest accommodation

Carlton was built in 1883, in an age of elegance and comfortable living. The house has been cherished carefully, for over 120 years, and retains its historic character and special atmosphere.

Guest bedrooms

The first-floor guest-bedrooms are handsome, spacious and well-appointed.

Principal Bedroom (double) � facing west to Arran and the Firth of Clyde;
Drummond Bedroom (double) � facing west to Arran and the Firth of Clyde;
Ainslie Bedroom (twin-bedded) � facing east to West Kilbride.

Reception Rooms

Victorian Sitting Room � looking west, over the Rose Garden, to Arran
This is a wonderful room in which to relax, read quietly, chat with family and friends � or, simply, to enjoy the view!

Edwardian Dining Room � looking west, over the Rose Garden, to Arran
Breakfast in this memorable room, steeped in family history, will be the highlight of your stay. Conversation goes at a cracking pace � and you can eat royally too!

Our generous breakfast - "Traditional Scottish" - is elegantly served, with plenty of choice


Sports facilities

Swimming pool and leisure centre � at Seamill Hydro � 5 minutes' walk away;
Golf � at West Kilbride, Largs, Royal Troon, Prestwick, Turnberry � and many other local courses;
Horseracing - at Ayr, Scotland's premier racecourse;
Sailing � at Largs, Fairlie, Ardrossan, Troon, Inverkip - and around the West of Scotland;
Horse-riding � at Kelburn, Fairlie;
Diving - and many other water-sports - at Largs.

Services Offered

Suggested web-sites

Ayrshire and Arran Tourist Board �

Policies & Restrictions

No smoking whatsoever in the house - smokers may smoke discreetly in the garden

Rates & Availability

Tariff - updated annually - available on enquiry.

Other Information

Beautiful walks

On Seamill shore � for example, along the Hydro Beach to West Kilbride Golf Course and Ardneil Bay � observe the diversity of seabirds � and the seals!

Or, a little further, to Portencross with its famous medieval castle, historic harbour and picturesque, ruined pier � the BBC's "Para Handy" was filmed here.

For the energetic, climb up Tarbet Hill (behind Carlton) to enjoy the fabulous, panoramic views over West Kilbride and the Firth of Clyde.

If you prefer rural to coastal � a leisurely stroll through Kirktonhall Glen takes you, through a secluded woodland setting, by the Kilbride burn � to the small, friendly town of West Kilbride.


How to travel to us

Prestwick and Glasgow Airports;
The Arran Ferry (between Brodick and Ardrossan);
The A78 (running between Greenock and Ayr);
Hourly trains from Glasgow Central Station to West Kilbride Station;
Taxi service from West Kilbride to Seamill;
Local bus services.

Discounts Offered

During low-season - seven days for the price of six
Single-person occupancy - by negotiation

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Breathtaking views
Alison -- Mar 20, 2014 12:44 pm
When you stay at Carlton Seamill you enjoy breathtaking views of Arran, which change magically with the time of day and the season. I was delighted to wake up and find these uninterrupted views the first thing I saw! A complete joy. ... more

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Isle of Arran
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Vikingar, Largs
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Seamill Hydro
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Arran Ferry, Ardrossan
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New Lanark (World Heritage Site)
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Loch Lomond & Trossachs
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Robert Burns Heritage Trail, Ayr
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Stirling (Braveheart Country)
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Edinburgh - Festival City
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Carlton Seamill B & B
Fabulous Views Of The Isle Of Arran
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Seamill, West Kilbride, United Kingdom KA23 9NE

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