This was our first stay at The Manse and it was part of a short break trip to celebrate a birthday. We were welcomed by Miriam's French assistant Annabelle and were offered coffee. Miriam was out on the water helping Calum with his afternoon seal watching boat trip!
The facilities were excellent — the bedroom was spotless, large and very comfortable with a four poster bed and the usual tea making facilities, with fresh milk and lovely biscuits. The bathroom was spacious with a large free-standing bath and endless really hot water. There were also terry towelling robes and lots of little extras, soaps and lotions.
As the house is also an art gallery, it was full of paintings and other artworks, some of which were by Miriam herself. This led to an inpromptu wine and nibbles event in the early evening whilst Miriam entertained some customers.
On Miriam's recommendation we ate at The Shores Restaurant and had a wonderful meal. Afterwards, in Miriam's company, we enjoyed a ceilidh in the Plockton Inn across the road from The Manse.
Breakfast the following morning was also wonderful with a fresh fruit smoothie, porridge and full Scottish breakfast with home made breads and preserves — all very tasty indeed.
We delayed our departure from magical Plockton to enjoy one of Calum's entertaining seal watching trips on the Sula Mhor, with Miriam assisting him again.
We will certainly be returning to The Manse as both it and Plockton are wonderful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Its a big old house, a former manse, with views of the sea loch- Loch Carron- from all the rooms. Big rooms and bathrooms. Full of paintings, lots of which are for sale. Log fires in the winter. BBQ's in the summer. Opposite the Plockton Inn and round the corner from the Plockton Hotel and The Shores, excellent meals out are easy to arrange.As an article in the May 2013 Yachting Monthly says, " if anything, you've too many views around Plockton. Snuggled around a sheltered cove on the south side of Loch Carron, the place is absurdly picturesque."n.b. There is no B&B sign outside, we are opposite the Plockton Inn and there are a lot of sculptural pieces in the garden. Wrought iron gate and grey front door. There are working locks on all bedroom doors and for the front door, just ask me for the keys if you require them. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Plockton Gallery - The Manse Scotland