There are many reasons why Lesley and Mike's Westerton Bed and Breakfast is number one in the area. From the moment we arrived until the moment we departed, Lesley and Mike went out of their way to create absolute perfection!
When we arrived, we were graciously offered tea and biscuits in the "breakfast room," which overlooks the beautiful grounds Westerton sits upon, and any stress from the day's travels just slipped away. We immediately understood that Leslie and Mike's mission is to make their guests as comfortable and welcome as possible, truly a home away from home.
We had the pleasure of staying in the "Blue Room." Of all bed and breakfasts we stayed, it was the best room we have enjoyed thus far. It was incredibly clean, well-appointed, organized, and oh so beautiful. We were fortunate to have the view of the garden from our window; I could have sat for hours and just watched the landscape...just lovely. The bed was so comfortable, providing further relaxation.
The breakfasts were delicious! We have many dietary restrictions, and Leslie and Mike went out of her way to accommodate them. (We later learned that Lesley has a background in nutrition, yet another plus.)
Westerton is situated in a perfect area for exploring the Trossachs; it is even located within walking distance of several very nice restaurants.
Not only did Lesley and Mike provide an impeccable place to stay, but they proved to be excellent ambassadors for the area as well. Maps were available for guests to use, and Lesley and Mike were more than willing to provide additional directions and offer suggestions. In fact, we had an early morning tour scheduled at our next destination, and we underestimated the drive time, even though we had specific directions and drive times from the internet. If Lesley and Mike did not take it upon themselves to alert us to this fact, we would have missed the tour completely!
Modifying our drive time meant a VERY early morning departure from Westerton. Not wanting to put out our gracious hosts, we told them we didn't expect to see them in the morning for our departure, telling them fruit would suffice for breakfast. However, once we went downstairs, we were greeted by soft candlelight filling the breakfast room. Lesley was there, sure to greet us with a nice breakfast and a comforting send-off. Sitting in that breakfast room, enjoying our breakfast, while watching the candles gently flicker in the early morning light, made it especially difficult to leave this truly restful place. Lesley was also sure to send us off with some rice milk; she worried we wouldn't have access to any at our next destination.
All of those wonderful gestures truly capture the essence of Lesley and Mike and their beautiful Westerton, where the comfort of guests is truly paramount. We wish we would have booked our entire stay at this one location, the beautiful Westerton.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Westerton, a relaxed and friendly country house style Bed & Breakfast set in a large riverbank garden at the west end of Callander. The picturesque Trossachs town of Callander is just a short drive from the historic sites of Stirling and Doune Castle and is an ideal central location to explore and enjoy the stunning scenery of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and the Scottish Highlands beyond. Choose from three beautifully inviting guest bedrooms, all exclusively for adults, a perfect place to relax and unwind . . . ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Westerton Bed And Breakfast Callander, Scotland