‘A very special place,’ say guests in 2019, of Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea. ‘The accommodating hosts went out of their way, more than once, to ensure we had a terrific time.’
‘What a delightful place!’ Surrounded by a widescreen landscape washed with ever-changing light, this thoroughly Orcadian, ‘extremely welcoming’ restaurant-with-rooms is run by the hands-on Doull family.
‘Dr Johnson and Mr James Boswell dine here tomorrow – which they did and I gave Mr Johnson rhubarb seeds and some melon.’ Here is Sir Alexander Dick, Laird of Prestonfield, writing of visitors to his 17th-century mansion at the foot of Arthur’s Seat.
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