13. 10 with facilities en suite, plus 11 in Bunkhouse across road.
all year except two weeks Jan.
bar, parlour, coffee shop, restaurant, bookshop, conference/function facilities, free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, 2-acre garden, only public areas suitable for disabled.
‘eclectic’ in public areas.
all ages welcomed (under-5s free).
per person B&B £64–£88 (rooms in Bunkhouse from £24). À la carte £26.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Lovely, warm and welcoming, it is one of our favourite places to stay.’ Formed from a collection of whitewashed cottages in a fishing village, Jean Urquhart’s unusual bookshop-with-rooms began in 1970 as a café in a boatshed, where musicians could sing for their supper. Fans like the informal, bohemian atmosphere that has been conserved. The ‘gorgeous, rambling’ lounge (redecorated in winter 2015/16) has original artwork, a log fire, an honesty bar, and a pantry where guests help themselves to tea and coffee. ‘They take literature seriously’: besides the bookshop and the ‘wee’ library in the parlour, each of the ‘tasteful but rustic’ bedrooms has a small collection of books selected by friends and past guests (but no television). Basic, bunk-bedded rooms in the Bunkhouse across the road accommodate larger parties. In the ‘lively’ café/bar, chef Scott Morrison uses mainly local produce in his ‘eclectic Scottish fusion’ menu, perhaps including ‘fresh local fish’; haggis-in-a-pot with cream and whisky. A fine base for day-trips by the sea, and scenic drives – to arboretums, waterfalls and even bone caves – in the area. (RS, and others)
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