Following our visit last year on our way from Lancashire up to the West Coast, we decided to stop again at Dunbain on our way to Mull. Not one to stop at the same place usually more than once, I decided to make an exception with Dunbain. And we will probably do so again and again on our way North. Eventually one day we will stop longer and explore Loch Lomond!
When booking, only the Stables was available. This is a self contained apartment with a kitchenette, double bed and sofa/telly downstairs and then a mezzanine floor with two single beds upstairs. Great for a family or anyone looking for a bit more privacy. We were told that we would get a continental breakfast instead of cooked. Initially I was disappointed at the time of booking, because I fondly remembered Sheila's delicious Scottish breakfast. However the Stables was perfect for me, my husband and our 8 month old baby. Firstly we could rest knowing that being up early wouldn't been disturbing other guests. Whilst it is attached to the house, it is a good distance from all the other rooms. We could also have an early breakfast in the comfort of our room, again without disturbing others... Or our hosts! We had plenty of bread for toast, milk, cereal, fruit, juice and yoghurts.
As ever, the decor is lovely, rooms spotlessly clean and I'm pleased to report that the shower in the Stables is brilliant! It was £80 per night for 2 (and a half) people which I thought was good value. If you are a family of 4 sharing then it is excellent value.
Thanks once again.
- Also Known As:
- Dumbain Farm Balloch, Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed and Breakfast accommodation is offered in the simple and stylish conversion of the farm outbuildings. Situated in Balloch at the foot of Loch Lomond in a quiet peaceful location. ... more less