Good Hotel Guide Review
Hens roam the landscaped gardens of this B&B, a stroll from a town set amid ancient woodlands on the edge of the Cairngorms national park. The Edwardian house was designed by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie, after he completed London’s Waldorf Hotel. It is ‘a wonderful place’, a reader writes. Carol and Gordon Bulloch are ‘fantastic hosts who cannot do enough to make you comfortable’. New arrivals are welcomed with tea and home-baked scones in the drawing room, which ‘looks on to the beautiful garden, with lots of life (wild and tame!)’. The bedrooms have Arts and Crafts or Art Nouveau furniture. One has a double-ended slipper bath with over-bath rain shower, one a spa bath with shower over, while dual-aspect Shapland has a large walk-in shower with body jets. All rooms have a mini-fridge, under-floor bathroom heating, luxury toiletries and a daily surprise cake. Breakfast brings porridge, heather honey, kipper and horseradish fishcakes, a full Scottish with haggis, and, of course, new-laid eggs. You can order a packed lunch for a day’s fishing on the Spey. ‘We really enjoyed our stay. Haste us back!’ (Valerie Anderson)
all year except Christmas, New Year.
drawing room, dining room, in-room TV (Freesat), 1½-acre garden (pond, summer house), veranda, parking (garage for motorbikes and bicycles), not suitable for disabled.
quiet Scottish music at breakfast ‘with guests’ permission’.
not under 12.
only assistance dogs allowed.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £140–£160, double £180–£200.