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“West Highland Way accommodation” 4 of 5 stars
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Lower Station Road, Tyndrum, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK20 8RY, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #6 of 6 Tyndrum B&B and Inns
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“West Highland Way accommodation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Stayed here on Day 4 of my WHW trip. The bnb is just off to the right of the Way and pretty central in Tyndrum.
I was a little early and phoned ahead and the Lady of the premises said it was fine to check in early. I was greeted by Chris with a smile and a very refined accent! And on accidentally brushing against the freshly painted window frame, he said, "Are you touching things already?!" Now I can see how some folk might see him a little officious, but I think it was just his humour, though some could take him the wrong way.
He was good enough to have a heater on in my room for arrival on a very cold March day which was very "warmly" received. The shared living room was large and very nicely decorated. A large room to heat on a cold March day, even with the heater on at full blast, so it was much warmer to stay in my room.
Breakfast was excellent....TOO much porridge! He gave me a bucket not a bowl of it! I had to surrender as the cooked breakfast was to follow.
Chris has led an interesting life, and shared tales of his tea plantation life in South Africa. As I left he gave me a Time magazine with articles on S.A. to take away with me.
I would have no hesitation in staying there again. He can be quirky, but then again, who isn't at times?

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Crieff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This is the first time I have given a less than favourable review of anywhere and I am very sad to have to do this as I think that the owners may be quite genuine in what they are trying to do.
But - this was the most expensive rate I paid during a week on the West highland Way for a small room with a poor shower in the corner and with a shared loo.
The smell of damp was strong and the breakfast was not the best.
It certainly was by far the worst place we stayed all week and there was a feeling that because there is little competition in Tyndrum, advantage was being taken by the owners.

Room Tip: Do try for an en-suite - we believe they may be better.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Larbert Scotland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

What a welcome surprise after a very long 11hour day walking. I was welcomed by Chris who was very friendly and informative. I was lucky to get the cottage attached which had a kitchen , sitting area , conservatory , bedroom and bathroom . Was well equipped and would be a great place to stay on a self catering holiday . The beds were comfy and there was plenty of extra bed linen available if required . The breakfast was very good and he was very obliging to cater for any requests.Please ignore some of the following reviews and give Chris a chance as you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Karratha, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The trip advisor reviews did not do this place justice. Chris was an excellent host and we were treated exceptionally well. The cottage was great had everything we needed after a very long day walking on the west highland way. The location was just perfect and the garden was beautiful. We would have loved to stay an extra day.
Breakfast was also good and served on time with every request met.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend this B & B as a great place to stay along the west highland way.

Room Tip: Ideal family room - the cottage sleeps 5 people, has a kitchen and sun room so lots of space.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Lovely, friendly welcome by Chris. Our room was comfy and cosy,but we particularly liked the large sitting room, as we were able to unwind and watch a bit of telly after a long drive. Everywhere was clean and tidy, and we had an excellent breakfast.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

When you first get here, you might think the rooms are a bit cramped and a little dated. Even the en-suite room is pretty small. But, the hosting more than made up for it when we visited last week - Chris was a great guy and very welcoming indeed. The breakfast was great, and it was so nice to have the large living room to relax in after a long day's walking.

The rooms themselves are adequate, without being anything special, but the whole place is kept nice and neat, and the hosts have done all they can with the place.

It's really near the Real Food Co fish bar, which is worth a visit too!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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alshfer
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Conveyor-belt B&Bing at its worst. Charmless, soulless, functional, utilitarian, parsimonious. The concept of welcoming hospitality is utterly lacking. Not a semblance of warmth, in either of its meanings (by 1900 in one of the wettest, dankest Septembers on record, the central heating had been shut down and the gas fire in the guests' sitting room disabled). The overriding impression given is that the bare minimum shall be provided to paying guests. And TINY. By chance I caught a glimpse inside the garden shed, considerably bigger than our room! The Flymo and the Hayter were luxuriating in space my wife & I could only dream of. It comes as no surprise that this establishment is currently ranked the lowest of 6 B&Bs in the village. The owners are in dire need of a refresher course in what standards are the norm elsewhere nowadays.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lower Station Road, Tyndrum, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK20 8RY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Tyndrum
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Ranked #6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Tyndrum
Number of rooms: 8
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