Good Hotel Guide Review
‘In a superb position overlooking Badcall Bay’, this 18th-century church manse-turned-hotel gains a full entry at the urging of readers and a Guide inspector. Fiona and Richard Trevor have been refurbishing and upgrading their ‘wonderful retreat’ since taking over in 2016. Fiona, the perfect hostess, ‘radiates energy, and is happy to pass the time of day’. Alongside a well-stocked library, a sun lounge has ‘intriguing views of passing weather fronts’. At 4 pm, attention switches to complimentary home-made cakes. A ‘basically’ but pleasingly furnished first-floor room had ‘a comfortable super-king-size bed’. Six rooms overlook the bay; four the courtyard garden. All have a bath or shower, upmarket Scottish toiletries. Chef Ian Godfrey’s ‘first-rate’ daily-changing menus, served in two smallish dining rooms, showcase shellfish from the bay, produce from local crofts. celeriac soup, a beetroot and goat curd salad; ‘beautifully cooked scallops’; chicken supreme, and ‘indulgent raspberry cranachan’ all hit the spot. ‘A breakfast buffet included first-class fruit compote; sizeable hot dishes arrived swiftly; good black pudding and tattie scones.’ (Mr and Mrs Edward Knowles, and others)
10, 4 ground-floor rooms.
mid-Mar–mid-Nov, exclusive use over Christmas and New Year.
large reception, bar/lounge, sun lounge, restaurant, free (slow) Wi-Fi in public areas, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 3-acre grounds, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
in public areas 3–10.30 pm, not in sun lounge.
all ages welcomed.
well-behaved dogs allowed in bedrooms, some public areas.
per room B&B single £80–£125, double £120–£165. Set dinner £33–£39.