Butt Lodge offers luxury B&B accommodation in Lochranza at the northern tip of Arran. With the ancient ruins of Lochranza Castle overlooking the natural harbour, the village is a favourite stopping point for many leisure sailors as well as the arrival point for the ferry from Claonaig.
Lochranza is ideally located to explore Arran’s more rugged side. Surrounded by the island’s higher mountains and close to the majestic Glen Sannox, North Glen Sannox, Glen Iorsa and Glen Catacol, you have a real sense of being in a wild and untouched landscape.
The Lochranza Distillery is located just five minute’s walk from our front door, and a tour of the distillery is one of the highlights of a trip to Arran. You can enjoy a relaxed lunch afterwards in their visitor’s centre cafe which enjoys spectacular views of Glen Easen.
The village itself is very peaceful with some great low-level walks, rocky beaches and a golf course. The coastline attracts a lot of visitors due to its rock formations and caves and is regularly studied by geologists. It was here that geologists first discovered how to calculate the age of the earth.
Lochranza is home to several herds of red deer as well as red squirrels and golden eagles which nest in the high crags above the distillery. These local residents are a common sight at Butt Lodge.
There is a craft workshop and if you fancy a packed lunch the Sandwich Station, by the Lochranza ferry, is famous for it’s delicious sandwiches using the renowned Blackwaterfoot Bakehouse bread. Opposite the Distillery is the newly created Community Farm, growing organic fruit and veg, every other Saturday in the Summer they hold market days so you can try their fantastic homegrown food for a donation to the Farm funds.