The Kilronan house is a spectacular place! It's the five star hotel of B&B's. There is even bottled water, fruit, cookies and tea service in the room. The bed was comfortable but the nicest thing about the room was the window coverings. Most places in general tend not to have really good shades. I don't know why. Maybe they WANT you to get up with the sun so they can boot you out early. The shades and drapes completely blocked off all light, allowing us to sleep however long we liked without having to put on eye shades. However, you don't want to sleep in and miss the breakfast.
We've stayed at several B and B's and this is by far one of the most excellent breakfasts we've ever experienced. We chose this place primarily from the reviews about the breakfasts. This was a traditional Scottish breakfast complete with eggs, beans, bacon, sausage, hash browns or potato scone (excellent) and Haggis or Black Pudding. Alternatively, you could try the "Kilronan special" which was scrambled eggs with salmon on top of home made toast (also excellent). There are also continental options, as well as cereals (the porridge is excellent).
Linda and Colin were great hosts. They have a lovely sitting room with a fireplace and an extensive library of information re: sights to see in the vicinity. There were also some great restaurants in the area if you prefer to eat locally (one Italian restaurant just around the block looked particularly lovely. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to try it. We did eat at another Italian restaurant on the main road (Cucina) as well as a Thai restaurant. Both were excellent. One thing I didn't realize until we got there is that the B and B is located in the Bridge of Allan which is one stop away from Stirling. So when making train reservations, make sure you differentiate between the two stations or you may end up having to walk an extra 45 minutes (it's supposed to be a lovely walk but maybe not so lovely if you're carrying luggage). There is a direct train from Stirling to London King's Cross which is better than taking a train from Bridge of Allan to Edinburgh or Glasgow and transferring to a train from there. You have a better chance of getting seats or putting your luggage in the limited luggage rack this way. The location also makes it easy to get to either Edinburgh (60 minute train ride) or Glasgow (35 minutes) and trains run regularly.
- Also Known As:
- Kilronan House Bridge Of Allan, Stirling
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegant Victorian house built 1853. Guest lounge, Free WiFi, spacious en-suite rooms. Quiet village location in a leafy conservation area. Ample off-street parking. Half mile from University of Stirling and 2 miles from Stirling Castle. Numerous good restaurants and pubs within short walking distance. Excellent base for the mountains and lakes of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Frequent trains to Edinburgh and Glasgow from local station. Website has photographs and information about what to see and do in this historic part of Scotland. We offer reduced rates for stays of three nights or more. ... more less