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Farr Bay Inn

Clachan, Bettyhill KW14 7SZ, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Farr Bay Inn (FBI) is a country inn, not an upmarket hotel or B & B. It was, I am told, built in 1819 so of course it is not a modern property. If you are the sort of person who must have the bells and whistles then FBI is not the place for you. But if you want to... More 

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NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay at Farr Bay Inn concluded the most wonderful day of travel up the west coast in mid May. Karen's warm welcome and Steve's stories about the beautiful beach and its environs made for a memorable stay. Our visit of 1 night was sadly fleeting given the outstanding location. We were well fed and our room comfortable. FBI has... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an unexpected gem on our whistle stop tour of the Highlands. The hosts were dry, witty and very knowledgable let alone brave in their venture. You can't get much further up north than Farr Bay! The Inn has character that will absolutely appeal to genuine tourists but not to the habitual complainers. The food was hot, cooked to... More 

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Eutin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Alright: If you come along and expect 3/4/5 Stars or as Ian calls it "chic" you are wrong and you should stay better in the South of Scotland. If you really want to expect something unique than the "FBI" (so called by the locals) is your place! Enjoy the tiny cozy bar and relax with a pint of Amber or... More 

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glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Right let's start by being honest here! If you are of a disposition that requires 'chic' then the Farr Bay Inn is not for you (and I doubt if owners Karan and Steve would want to dispute that) but if you are like me and appreciate a characterful building, a welcome, honest conversation, good food, good bar chat and a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

One of the most beautiful sandy beaches is just minutes away. Great to be able to have an evening meal cooked to order on the premises. Our bicycles were treated well. A good stop on the lovely north coast of Scotland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Mesmerising is the only way to describe Farr Bay beach which we spent a lot of time on whilst spending a night at the Farr Bay Inn on the edge of Bettyhill. Neither of us had experienced a sunset quite like the one we witnessed here...for over an hour we had a perfect sphere of light with an ever evolving... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We would have been happy to pay £50 to stay here, but it was way overpriced compared with other B and Bs we stayed in during a 2 week tour of Scotland. Large dog behind the bar, very tired bathroom. Old sheets on the bed. Room very tired. Breakfast room very basic, together with the food. On a positive note:... More 

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Alness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We almost did not go in, but this was the only place to get lunch in Farr on Easter Sunday! So glad we did, with a wonderful warm welcome. Homemade soup and generous sandwiches. Also great chat. Don't expect a fancy menu, the offerings are straightforward but done well and also done gladly by excellent host Karen. We will go... More 

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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

i Stayed for a few days and felt totally refreshed and relaxed by the time i left and the hosts Karan and Steve were great and made me feel very welcome, the breakfast was good and plentiful, the food was good, The room was lovely and clean also had en-suite and with tea and coffee facilities in the room which... More 

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