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Lodging - Scotland
Richard & Diana Hallam
13 Victoria Park Gardens South
Glasgow, Scotland G11 7BX
(0141 576 0915
My friend Grania and I enjoyed staying at the Park House guest house in Glasgow. We booked the front bedroom. It was fairly large, comfortable bedroom with two twin beds. Our private bathroom was across the hall, but that was not a problem.
I selected this lodging because it seemed to be centrally located to our Glasgow interests. We caught the downtown bus one-half block away from the house. Also, there was a small neighborhood restaurant near the bus stop that provided us with a delicious, inexpensive lunch.
We stayed two nights at the Park House. We reserved dinner on the evening we arrived, which worked out perfectly. Dinner was excellent. Also, morning breakfast was served to our request.
Marie & Michael McLaughlin, Proprietors
Ballachullish, Argyll, Scotland PH49 4JX
01 855 811/266
01 855 811/498
One of the most beautiful guest houses that I have stayed at is the Ballachulish House in Scotland. It is a beautiful house with a very gracious hostess. This 17th century laird's house is steeped in history, which you may read about on their website.
Grania and I phoned for a reservation on our travels. They were full, but had an attic accommodations that were open. We took it, and didn't regret a moment. I loved the cozy ambience of it. However, the main bedrooms are very lovely.
The meals were wonderful. Before heading to dinner, we were given a brief concert by a young bagpiper. Then we headed into the dining room to enjoy a delightful dinner with the other guests.
The chef was simply magnificent. This is a very special place to visit, if you want to treat yourself to a great place to relax and enjoy.
Cosses Country House
Robin and Susan Crosthwaite
Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland KA26 0LR
01 465 831363
01 465 831598
Not too far from the Stranraer Ferry Terminal where boats come from Belfast, you will find this lovely historic home. Centuries ago it was used as a shooting lodge and part of the Auchairne estate. It's had several makeovers since then, as well as different owners.
Now the Crosthwaites share their home with guests. There house is filled with beautiful antiques. Grania and I spent our last evening in Scotland at this warm, comfortable home. A gentle fire softened the air and delectable starters were set before us. Then, after a relaxing time, we were seated to a wonderful dinner. Susan is a very good cook.
Our accommodations were across from the main house. It was clean, charming, and comfortable for us. The next morning we drove to Stranraer where we caught a ferry to Belfast.
In guest houses, breakfast comes with the accommodation price. However, if you want to have dinner, you must make reservations with your hostess before your arrival, perhaps when you make your reservation. We have found that almost all dinners served at guest houses are exquisitely prepared and served. They are almost always excellent. They are well worth the extra price assessed.