Guest Reviews

Terri, Greg and Vanessa (Terri and Vanessa are travel writers) – USA – Nov 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ AirBnb “You won’t find a better place to stay…………..Highly recommend Norma’s Loft”  

If you’re going to this region of Scotland, you won’t find a better place to stay! Beautiful apartment, thoughtful touches, prompt responses and a fabulous location close to the city center. Highly recommend Norma’s loft

Nadine and family – Seskatchewan, Canada – October 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ AirBnb “Don’t hesitate to book – you won’t be disappointed”

Spent a week here to visit family attending school in Ayr. The photos are very accurate, as is Norma’s “super host” designation. The loft is well situated and within a very nice walking distance to everything you’ll need in Ayr and more. Don’t hesitate to book. You won’t be disappointed. (Thank you Norma.)

Linda, Laura and Barbara, sisters faskatm USA – September 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trip Advisor  “Great apartment in a great location” (and comments in Visitors Book)

You anticipated our every need and totally exceeded our expectations!  We have found a second home…Thank you for everything!

Paul and friends – Northern Ireland – September 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ AirBnb “Fantastic”

One word for this apartment “fantastic”. I arrived by train and the host kindly offered to pick me up which was great. The apartment was spotless, very comfortable and fresh bedding. On arrival there was milk in the fridge and homemade shortbread left for us. We all had a fantastic stay and excellent value for money.

Tony and Carol – August/September 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trip Advisor “Well appointed apartment with views over the city”

The Granary is an excellently base for exploring the surrounding area. It has secure parking and is also within walking distance of city centre & promenade.

Gita, Matt and family, Muswell Hill, London – August 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ AirBnb “One of the best places we have stayed with one of the best hosts”

We had a fantastic stay at Norma’s apartment in Ayr. It’s as good as it looks in the pictures – if anything more spacious than we expected. Norma was a great host; really quick on email and flexible about when we arrived. The apartment is very well stocked and Norma is really thoughtful about providing those things that make settling in easy (milk, soap, washing up liquid and more). Norma was also really thoughtful about what we would need during our stay and had provided plastic plates and cutlery for the children and even a footstool so they could reach the sink. It’s a great location – an easy walk over the river to the old town and the beach. Or if you’ve got toddlers like us, an easy drive and plenty of free parking. The block is 5 mins from a great Aldi and an amazing artisanal bakery which does wonderful bread, croissants and pastries. One of the best places we have stayed with one of the best hosts. And finally her mum’s shortbread was delicious!

Alison and family – Manchester – August 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trip Advisor “Immaculate and Welcoming”

We had a few nights booked last minute at the Loft at the Granary in Ayr and found the apartment beautifully presented and comfortable. With parking on site, it’s only a short walk into the town centre and the beach its well positioned. Norma and her mum were very welcoming and informative and even made sure the kettle was boiled and some shortbread biscuits were ready on arrival which was welcome after a long journey. I would highly recommend this apartment and would definitely stay again.

Hazel and Graham – Melbourne, Australia – August 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ AirBnb “Perfect for our stay”

Norma’s place was perfect for our stay. It was immaculately clean and we were made to feel welcome from the minute we arrived particularly with the homemade shortbread. We would definitely use this apartment again and recommend it to anyone travelling to Ayr.

Alan and Pam – Chula Vista, CA, USA – July 2018 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trip Advisor “Wonderful week at The Loft”

We arrived on July 1 in beautiful weather.  Were welcomed and given the keys, full tour and explanation of facilities.  Incredibly clean, bright and airy 2 bedroom apartment with all amenities and so many thoughtful little things included – beach toys, books, games, milk, coffee, Nespresso capsules, home made shotbread, paper goods, cleaning goods…….The apartment has a washer/dryer, heating (which we did not need), incredible views from all the rooms, very nice modern bathroom (with huge shower) etc. Very well situated, private parking spot (and additional on the street outside if needed).  Close to town, great views of the River Ayr etc. .  If you get bored, a great guide book with recommendations to restaurants, supermarkets, local attractions etc and many guide books/timetables etc….  We will be back!!

Sandy & family – Crieff – June 2018 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trip Advisor and comments in the Visitors Book “Fabulous flat”

The Loft @ The Granary was a superb base  to enjoy Ayr and Ayrshire – hosted delightfully by Norma and Andy

Richard and family – Stockport – May 2018 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Air BnB

Great flat, spacious, equipped with everything you could need, beautifully laid out and a host who couldn’t be more helpful. Highly recommended

Keith and Donna – Newburyport, USA – May 2018  – Visitors Book

The Loft is so comfortable and soothing – we very much enjoyed our stay.

Niels and family – Copenhagen – May 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Air BnB “A perfect stay”

The Loft at the Granary was for us just what we wanted. Both the view and flat were terrific and we really enjoyed watching the shifting scottish weather as it swept over the hills in the background. The host was both quick, friendly and even offered a crib for our 5 month old baby girl. All in all, a perfect stay.

Ed and Lynn – Hampshire – April 2018 – 10/10 on Bookings.com “Exceptional”

The apartment is very well appointed , everything is provided and it’s all quality . Communication was excellent and home made shortbread added a lovely touch.

John and Tracy – London – April 2018  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Air BnB “Exceeded our expectations”

Norma is a very welcoming and thoughtful host. The apartment was well positioned and exceeded our expectations – spotlessly clean, stylish, private and extremely well equipped.

Ricky and Anne – Baildon – April 2018 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trip Advisor  “Just perfect apartment”

Fantastic location everything is in walking distance. The apartment is very well equipped. Norma and Andy very helpful and friendly. We loved our anniversary stay and will make sure we go back. Lovely comfortable beds and quiet location gave us many late starts. Would recommend this apartment.

Noreen and family – Derby – March 2018 – Visitors Book “Lovely stay eveything perfect”

Kavulani, Nairobi – March 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Air BnB   “Stylishly decorated and a great place to stay in Ayr”

The loft at the Granary is stylishly decorated with all the amenities one would need for a short or long stay apartment in Ayr. I could not think of anything that was missing in the apartment which was also a good size! It is located in a great location to explore Ayr and it’s surrounding areas being just a short 5 minute walk to the high street and other local amenities. The apartment boasts beautiful views of the surrounding area and I enjoyed my walks along the River Ayr which is just at its doorstep! The host Norma communicated very early on with me from the time of booking to establish my arrival details etc and made sure that I settled in ok once in the apartment and beyond. In short, a great place to stay in Ayr!

Kerry and John – Tayport, Scotland – Feb 2018  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trip Advisor  “The Loft is the place to stay in Prestwick”

The Loft is an ideal place to stay to visit this area of Scotland.  We stayed this weekend and played on the great nearby golf courses.  The Loft is extremely high quality and absolutely spotless!  It’s kitted out with everything you need for a short stay or a long holiday!  The owners have thought of everything and beds just so comfy!  We will definately return here and highly recommend it.

Margaret and Greg – Swindon – Nov 2017 – Visitors Book “Lovely and well equipped”

Lovely well equipped apartment, friendly booking and welcome service!

Dawn and Tom – Australia and South Africa – Nov 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Air BnB “Only 1 place to rest and relax”

Well, if you ever visit Ayr in Scotland ,there is only one place to rest and relax is the Loft at Norma’s home ,you will feel at home with all the facilities,and care provided ,the Loft has a touch of elegance ,without being over the ‘top’ Ms,Jessie Norma’s mum was very welcoming and kind.

Ryka and Jurgen – San Hose, California – Oct 2017 – Visitors Book “Beautiful place”

Perfect for our stay – beautiful place .  Thank you for a lovely few nights.

Laura, Chris and baby Matthew (4 months) – Cumbria – Oct 2017 – Visitors Book “Better than a Hotel”

Stylish, cosy with everything we need, better than a Hotel

Shona, Paul, Erin and Alyson – Ohio – Oct 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Air BnB  “Clean, beautiful Loft”

5 star, clean, beautiful 2 bedroom loft! Views of the river and ocean. Close, easy walk to shopping. My family of 4 loved the spaciousness and appointments of the Loft. Hope to visit again!

Kyle and Hilary = County Down, Northern Ireland – Sep 2017 – Trip Advisor Excellent Apartment”

It didn’t stop raining during our entire Ayr holiday. Just one big shower – but we were compensated to some degree when we returned damp from our outings to a cosy, comfortable and luxurious apartment. The accommodation is on the top floor of a well kept, quiet apartment block. There is an elevator and a designated parking space just outside the front door. My wife and I are septuagenarians and had no difficulty walking across the bridge to the High Street shops and restaurants.

Melissa – Vancouver – Sep 2017 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Air BnB   “Perfect- just perfect”

It is perfect, just perfect. It has everything you could possible need and so clean. Norma has thought of everything. Wish we could have stayed longer

Jack, Sam, Harry (11), Flo (18 Mos), Lottie (3 Mos) – Colchester, Essex – Aug 2017 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Air BnB  “Immaculately presented”

Immaculately presented and great communication, Would highly recommend. Thank you Norma (and Jessie) for a lovely experience.  Harry’s comments – Lovely view and caramel biscuits, beds were very comfy and relaxing

Kevin, Rose, Chloe and Liam – Galway, Southern Ireland – Visitors Book “Beautiful apartment”

Beautiful apartment and location.  Highly recommend it!  Go raibh mila maith agat Norma!  (translated means Thanks a million Norma!!)

Mike, Mary and Fiona – Cumbria – August 2017 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trip Advisor Fabulous”

Fantastic apartment very well equipped and decorated to great standard. All bases covered including a bag with buckets and spades and cool box with everything supplied for a great picnic . Lovely to meet owners at key exchange.

June, George, Alyson and Millie – Wishaw – Aug 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Air BnB  “The most perfect place to stay”

The most perfect place to stay in Ayr. So central for everything and everyone. Would recommend to all

Sue and Colin – High Wycombe – July 2017 – Visitors Book – “Beautifully kitted out”

Beautifully kitted out and managed – just sorry we couldn’t stay longer.  Renters beware though of the bar in car parking space when reversing – we had to have the AA out for a new tyre through not driving straight back!!! Silly of us!!

Kevin and Lila – Arizona – July 2017  ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ Trip AdvisorBest Vacation Rental of our 6 week trip”

We booked this apartment for one week in order to rest up from the previous hectic 3 weeks of vacation and also to play the wonderful golf courses in this part of Scotland. The apartment exceeded our expectations. The apartment, on the 4th floor of a renovated building, was remodeled with high-end finishes and was very comfortable. We were able to cook a bit, and the walk to the town center was short when we wanted to eat out. The bedding was fabulous and the large shower had great water pressure. There was even a view of the river about a block away. This is a great area to visit if you are interested in golfing. We have explored other golfing areas in Scotland, and this one is on a par with more famous venues. We played the fabulous courses of Western Gailes, Prestwick St. Nicholas, Dundonald, and Glasgow Gailes, all challenging links-style courses a short drive away. There is even a golf deal available to play 3 of the courses for a reduced fee. The owners, Norma and Andy, were lovely and charming, and quick to respond to inquiries. There is a private parking spot right outside the door to the apartment. Ayr is a busy town which doesn’t seem to have a lot of tourists, which we found refreshing. Everyone we came into contact with, from a grocery clerk who gave us a token for the cart, to servers, butchers, train employees, and the great staff at Dundonald Golf Course, went above and beyond to respond to questions and provide helpful information. They seemed to be sincerely interested in talking with a couple of Americans. We took the train into Glasgow one day, a 50-minute journey, and so were able to see the city without the hassle of driving there. We highly recommend this property.

Jason, Chuck and Brian – San Jose, California and Surprize Arizona – June 2017 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Air BnB  “Immaculate”

The loft was immaculate. My father, brother, and I were having a golf holiday in Prestwick and this place was the perfect retreat after a day on the links. Quiet, modern, it was such a great place to stay. We are already talking about the next trip and would not stay anywhere else. Thank you Norma!

Jonathan and Lauren – USA – Jun 2017 – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Air BnB  “Highly recommend”

The loft at the granary was exactly as shown in the photos. Great central location. The loft was extremely clean and well organised, Norma had left us dishwasher and washing machine tabs, and also tea/coffee and even some lovely caramel shortbread in the fridge! Norma always responded quickly to our emails and was great to deal with. We had no problems with the loft and we would highly recommend it to anyone considering a stay there.

Sue and Jim – Blackpool – June 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ Trip Advisor  “Spotlessly clean, spacious and very comfortable”

Lovely apartment short walk from the town centre, Furnished to a high standard with quality fittings, excellent attention to detail. Spotlessly clean, spacious and very comfortable, lovely views from the balcony. Norma and Andrew were so very welcoming. Would definitely love a return visit.

Joyce, Donna, Daisy and Ruby – May 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Air BnB  “Flat is excellent”

The flat is excellent. Equipped with everything you would find in most homes. Comfortable, clean, shops and cafes with in walking distance. You won’t be disappointed.

Christoff, Gorhan, Dennis and Airchin – May 2017 – Gothenburg, Sweden ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Air BnB   “Clean and modern”

Great apartment with all necessities just around the corner. Very impressed with how clean and modern the apartment was. Close to Glasgow and many beautiful sights around Ayr. Walking distance to the beach as well. Great host, easy to communicate with and very helpful. Highly recommend this apartment!

Paul, Jackie and Gemma – Sale, Cheshire – April 2017  Visitors Book  “Beautiful apartment”

Beautiful apartment, good facilities, thoroughly enjoyed the stay.  Hope to come back – thanks Norma

Gillian and Allan – Stonehaven – April 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ Trip Advisor  “Comfortable and well appointed”

Beautiful apartment, immaculate inside and good view towards the hills as on top floor. Friendly and helpful owner. We thoroughly recommend the flat to anyone, comfortable and well appointed. Secure access, reserved parking and fast lift access all added to the experience.

Olga, Alex and Meredith – Dunfermline – April 2017 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ Trip Advisor  “Apartment was a real treat in itself”

Enjoyed a few days in Ayrshire. The apartment was a real treat in itself! Beautifully decorated and every need catered for. Prime allocated parking was a great bonus. Local amenities within easy walking distance. The warm welcome from Norma and her Mum got us off to a flying start.

Carol and Jim – Dumbarton – Feb 2017   ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ Trip Advisor   “Beautiful apartment close to town centre”

Just back from few days here with my partner. Absolutely loved this apartment, very modern interior with everything you could possibly need. Loved the fact the history of the building was still to be seen with the original beams. Nice homely feel to the place with the soft furnishings and personal touches like books, games and beach toys for anyone with children. Beds were comfiest I’ve slept on in a long time with best of linen and again nice touches with decor. Met by the mother of one of the owners, Jessie was lovely and explained where everything was etc, left milk, tea, coffee and sugar so we were able to have a cuppa before we headed out to the town. Also instruction manuals left explaining everything from wi fi to dishwasher, again very helpful. My partner uses a wheelchair for going out and it was very easy to get to apartment with very open entrance area and lift and enough room to in corridors etc to reach apartment. Small supermarket along the road was very handy and bridge to cross over the River Ayr is only few minutes walk away and takes you straight into the town Can’t recommend this place highly enough and will definitely be back again.

Brian and Susan – California – Nov 2016 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ Trip Advisor   “Excellent apartment”

The Loft at The Granary in Ayr is an excellent, well appointed apartment located near the centre of town. The apartment is very clean and had everything we needed for a great stay. It’s also very reasonably priced for everything we got for the money. Parking was readily available and apartment felt very secure. Made for a very nice stay for us and we’ll certainly be back if we can.

Mark and Family from the Netherlands – Sep 2016 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trip Advisor  “Clean and Luxurious”

Excellent apartment with friendly hostess. Child friendly. Clean and luxureus. Will be back again 👍