The hotel is a splendid Victorian building, built in the 1850ís as the summer house of the painter Herring and his adopted daughter Jeannie, an authoress and London socialite, who in turn married the sculptor John Adams Acton. The building was converted to a hotel in 1935 when it was bought by the present owners grandparents.
Arran is beautiful - seals bask on the rocks beneath Brodick Castle while red deer roam the heather -clad bens and glens which provide a real challenge to the serious climber or a leisurely walk for the rambler or naturalist. Ridge walking is deservedly very popular, nor least because of the spectacular views which the mountains and burns enshrine. Ormidale is centrally situated on the island and is convenient for such mountain access. Pony trekking, putting, swimming, tennis, bowling and golf (Arran has 7 courses) are other activities easily accessible from the Ormidale. The pub attracts all ages to the regular weekend discos and mid week quiz nights.
Car ferries sail from Ardrossan (all year) and Clonaig in Kintyre (summer only). To book a car phone Caledonian MacBrayne 0990 650000. Train services from Glasgow Central connect with all ferry services