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Balmashanner Bed and Breakfast

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Off Lour Road | Balmashanner House, Forfar DD8 2LE, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New Cumnock, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On arriving at this lovely countryside B&B we were greeted by the owners who were very friendly, knowledgeable about the local area and eager to make sure our stay was as lovely as possible. Breakfast is brought (within reason I imagine) whenever you request it for and catered to your tastes. The walks in the local area are lovely, the... More 

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Vif, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a really wonderful place. The location could not be better, beautiful. How often have you woken up, looked out of the window and seen a Buzzard 8 meters away washing in the bird bath. Forfar as a small town is perfectly placed for a full week or a few days exploring locally with "Olde Masons Arms" real local, very... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Rob gave us a fantastic welcome and was able to accommodate our request for a late breakfast as we were out the night before. Unusually breakfast was served in the room, this was brilliant, Rob also suggested that our friends who were booked into two of the other rooms could join us for breakfast if they wanted to. The breakfast... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Great B&B in beautiful surroundings. Really loved how the rooms are furnished and decorated and the view from our room was fantastic. Great breakfast served in the room looking out over the green fields. Rob the owner was more than helpful. Had a fantastic time, thank you!

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Hi folks well what can i say about balmashaner we had a bit of difficulty locating this b&b but when we called rob he came in his car to direct us first class service the rooms were clean & comfortable and nothing was too much bother for rob breakfast was served at exact time you request and delicious in your... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Fantastic Bed and Breakfast. Very friendly welcome, and the accomodation had everything anyone could wish for. Rob could not do enough for us, and the breakfst was fantasic. Lovely quitet spot and beautiful views. Lots of space in the room, and a beautiful peaceful breakfast in the room. Wonderful stay, it was just a shame we couldn't stay longer but... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We arrived late in the afternoon on day 12 of a long distance cycle tour. Realising we would find it difficult to get back into town (in pouring rain) we were welcomed with large mugs of Mushroom soup and bread. The room was large and very comfortable. Some reviewers have wondered about the shared bathroom arrangements but i have to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This b&b is the best. Homely, welcoming, the owner rob is a great guy nothing too much trouble!. The views from the house are of beautiful scottish countryside, the rooms are very comfortable, breakfast is amzing its my first choise accomodation if working in aberdeen or dundee. Have stayed a few times and i have now started calling balmanshanner b&b... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Cute little B&B about 10 minutes drive from Forfar town. Had a lovely, peaceful stay here for 2 nights. The host Rob was friendly and helpful. Enjoyed my breakfast both mornings too. Great place to stay if you don't mind being away from town surrounded by vast farmlands. Although I was a lone female traveller and did not have my... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Having now stayed twice in this beautiful old house, we cant recommend it enough. First in the double room but this weekend in the Lour room which has a king-size bed. Gorgeous scenery and SO quiet which is a bonus for us parents who wanted just that. I personally don't think the shared bathroom is an issue,I've always found it... More 

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