We were running late but received a warm welcome nonetheless from gracious hosts Adrian and Jane O'Dell and their lovely dog, Brock.
Westbourne is a large family house filled with astonishing collections gathered on the O'Dell family's travels. It's surrounded by an established treelined garden and circular drive and is within easy striking distance of Stirling, Falkirk Wheel, Dollar, Edinburgh and St Andrews.
The accommodation is very comfortable and clean (we had a triple and a double on the first floor - £56 prpn) and the breakfast, served at the family dining table with any other guests staying, was generous and delicious.
We rarely eat a cooked breakfast but decided to treat ourselves and were very glad we did. Jane produced a monster platter of beautifully cooked sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, potato pancakes and also cooked our eggs to order. Not forgetting great coffee, tea, juice, toast, good jams, cheese, cereals, stewed fruit, fresh fruit, french yoghurts and more... All very spoiling.
The O'Dells are very knowledgeable have great tips on where to eat (if you can manage anything after the breakfast!), things to see and what to do in the area.
Westbourne is a great find and clearly our fellow guests thought so too - they were staying for a second time and were already planning their next visit... We'd happily do the same.
- Also Known As:
- Westbourne House Tillicoultry, Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Westbourne House was built in 1856 and originally the home of local woolen mill owner, John Paton and his family. This fascinating Victorian mansion is set within its own wooded grounds, nestling beneath the Ochil Hills. There are dramatic views of the hills rising steeply behind the house. ... more less
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