You turn off the main road and there's a house, an ordinary house with a gravel parking area. Inside there is a greeting from Sigrid and up in your room there are lots of printed signs: about what not to put down the toilet (blockages infuriate the neighbours); about keeping the world cost of cleaning towels down; and about porridge. Porridge? It seems that regular guests believe that the best porridge is Quaker Oats, soaked overnight in a mixture of 1/2 milk and 1/2 water and then cooked. Hmmm.
Sigrid is a very obliging host. In our room were all sorts of useful things. An iPod dock, a notebook, torch, ear-plugs (not needed), hair-dryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, toffees. Bottles of water are free. Outside the room there are videos, books and games to borrow. As you look out the back window over the small garden, you see a small swimming pool for goldfish and beyond that the local rugby team were practising on the playing fields. There is wi-fi but the signal was not strong enough in our bedroom and I didn't try it downstairs.
We slept well in comfortable beds and the shower was excellent. Breakfast was fine. Guests sit around a communal table with the eccentric fountain bubbling away in the background. Good bread to toast yourself; cut fruit with its skin left on; a fry up if you want it; and porridge. Sigrid will serve you porridge any way you want it. I am sure future Scottish visitors would enjoy their stay and Sigrid would not mind another discussion about the best way to make porridge.
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