"Where tradition meet modern luxury”
The stylish self-contained bed and breakfast apartment is adjacent to our family home and is equipped with crisp bedding, fine toiletries and quality furnishings. You can relax in comfort - just pull down a book from the shelf, turn on the gaslight, snuggle into the sheepskin and warm your toes by the peat-burning stove. Your apartment has its own front door, well-appointed bathroom, comfortable beds, easy chairs, Sky TV and gorgeous views across the loch below. It sleeps up to three people and can accomodate up to four children, too. We can supply a cot and highchair if you wish.
You can wander through our large garden with its many fruit trees, play the piano or guitar, or indulge in our wide selection of music, books and board games. There is a drying area for boots, outdoor clothes and wetsuits. Motorbikes, cycles etc can be stored securely in the shed. Internet access is available.
The Peatcutter’s Croft is unlike most bed and breakfasts as here breakfast and dinner is not served in a dining room, but in the homely surroundings of our family kitchen, with guests dining with us just as friends would. From guest feedback, we know that this is a particular highlight of a stay here – and we’ve loved our many varied conversations around the dining table.
You will breakfast on our own bacon and sausages (when available - it’s so tasty it goes fast!), fresh eggs from our happy hens, and our sensational home-made bread and muesli. All polished off with a cup of freshly ground coffee or a speciality tea.
Dinner at The Peatcutter's Croft is a delicious option, too – just give us a steer on what you like, bring your own wine and we'll rustle up something tasty.
Our house specialities are locally-reared lamb or pork roasts with all the trimmings, wonderfully creamy risottos, interesting salads and deliciously different vegetarian dishes. Here are a few of our guests’ favourites:
“Ooh, it's a G-plan cave, a cool blend of rough whitewashed stone and glass. Beside a Norwegian Jotul woodburner are baskets of peat and logs. A Vitra chair by Mario Bellini is covered by a sheepskin throw and sits invitingly beside shelves bearing Scottish titles.”
Sally Shalam, The Guardian, May 2009. To read the full review, visit The Guardian website.
"My favourite place is Badrallach, a hamlet on the northwest coast of Scotland, and a place where - come drizzle, sunshine or fog - I spent every summer holiday during my childhood. It's also, mystifyingly, deserted. Even in August, the mountainous soft-purple coast is one of the most beautiful and unpopulated places I've ever visited ..."
Travel writer Edward Marriott, The Observer's 20 Best-Kept Travel Secrets, October 2007