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“Great hospitality in a beautiful, relaxing setting”
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Old Drynie House
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Great hospitality in a beautiful, relaxing setting”
Reviewed August 2, 2011

Old Drynie House is on the Black Isle just over the Kessock Bridge from Inverness and well worth the journey. The house is located in a rural setting but is only 15 minutes from Inverness city. The house is actually less than 20 years old but has been built in a very traditional style that looks very in-keeping with the surroundings with the house being in a tree-lined setting with views over the estuary. The rooms are now all en-suite and finished to a very high standard with good TVs and WiFi as standard. Alasdair and Deirdre are great hosts and the breakfast was enough to keep us going all day. There is loads to do in the area from golf, to fishing to Nessy-hunting!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Fort William, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2010

This b&b is set in a beauitful place on the Black Isle and has lovely country grounds. The house is large and well kept with a homely feel. The owners were very friendly and warm on our arrival and throughout our stay. They were available to chat and settle us in but also sensitive to our needs to have an early night and have time to ourselves. The bedroom was lovely, nicely decorated and furnished well with pieces from the original house. The bathroom was massive with an excellent walk in shower. Breakfast the next morning was everything and more than we expected with different types of fruit juice, natural yoghurt, fresh fruit as well as any of the items (cereals, cooked breakfast, toast, eggs, grapefruit etc.) we selected off their impressive list of available options.
We especially enjoyed the walks that were available from the b&b- one just below the house along the coast, and the other through the woods on the otherside of the road which was stunning with 360 degree views across the countryside and over the Firth. We also were impressed to see a huge number of Red Kites in the woods and spent some time watching them.
Finally it was so convieient to get to Inverness (for cinema, shops and restaurants) and also into Tore which had an excellent art gallery that I would highly reccomend. We found some lovely christmas items and enjoyed seeing such a range of art.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would reccomend it to anyone!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed August 18, 2010

close to the sea and surrounded by forest, fantastic place five to ten minutes from Inverness, convenient for exploring Loch Ness and the surrounding area. Fabulous breakfasts, comfortable rooms and excellent hospitality, even when we lost in the woods (our fault !!!).

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 1, 2010

We stayed here on our way back from John o Groats after doing the Lands End to John o Groats cycle ride. We were looking for a comfortable friendly place to stay and we we're disappointed. We were met by our host Dydrie who escorted us to her home. We were made to feel very welcome with coffee and biscuits and Dydrie and her husband Alistair even drove us the 15 minutes into the centre of town for food. Great place and even more amazing hospitality.

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Property: Old Drynie House
Address: Old Drynie House, Kilmuir, North Kessock IV1 3XG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ross and Cromarty > North Kessock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in North Kessock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Drynie House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For those after a luxurious place to stay on the Black Isle, close to Inverness, you should certainly consider all we have to offer here at Old Drynie House. With top quality accommodation available at our B&B in Inverness you will be able to enjoy a marvellous experience. We are rated four stars by Visitscotland. In 2016, as well as other commendations, we were a finalist for Most Hospitable B&B/ Guest House in the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards and have a Taste Our Best Award from Visitscotland. Situated just a short distance from the city centre, this bed and breakfast in Inverness has been built within 20 acres of Victorian parkland, providing amazing views of the sea. If you are looking to explore the Scottish Highlands, then this B&B in Inverness is perfectly placed to give you a peaceful base from which you can visit surrounding areas. You can be assured,too, of a warm welcome here. ... more   less 
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