... than The Grange for the perfect place to stay in Fort William. This pretty Victorian villa is set in lovely gardens with a burn tumbling through them, overlooking Loch Linnhe on the edge of the town. Joan is the perfect hostess and nothing is too much trouble. We were welcomed on arrival with delicious tea and shortbread, home-made that day, in the guests' sitting room, beside a roaring log fire. The house is beautifully decorated and furnished and full of thoughtful touches to make staying there more comfortable than being at home! The three guest bedrooms are individually themed with a mix of antiques and modern furnishings, and the state-of-the-art bathrooms are complete with fluffy towels, robes, and generous Penhaligon toiletries.
We found books, a flat screen tv, clock/radio, iron and board and umbrella, a safe, and plenty of good coathangers! Plus tea and coffee making things, with more of the home-made shortbread every day of our stay, and a decanter of sherry! Our room was the Garden Room, with a delightful view over the garden to the loch, but as we were the first to arrive we were shown the other rooms too which were equally delightful. The exquisite dining room had a fire burning for breakfast, although the whole house was comfortably warm, with extra throws and pillows for the bed, which we didn't need. Breakfasts were a gourmet affair with lots of choice - the home-made compote of fruit and honey and juice was especially delicious, as was the home-made muesli, and the freshly baked little loaves of soda bread. We did our best to work our way through the menu during our stay, enjoying locally smoked haddock in a creamy sauce on home-made potato scones; fresh fruit platters with yoghurt, scotch pancakes, and the traditional full cooked breakfast, to name just a few choices. Joan has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the area and can recommend places to visit, outings to make, and places to eat in, and always offers to book tables for dinner, or lunch. We were made so welcome, and were so well fed and looked after, that it was with difficulty we tore ourselves away, vowing to return asap!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grange offers you exceptional luxury accommodation while you take time to experience and explore the Highlands of Scotland.Our B&B is graded at the highest standard by Visit Scotland and holds other awards for the quaility of the accommodation and the welcome and attention provided by your hosts.The Grange 5 star luxury bed and breakfast accommodation is at the west end of Fort William and is set in its own grounds overlooking Loch Linnhe offering exceptional B&B in a lovingly restored Victorian town house with a friendly atmosphere. All bedrooms are designed and dressed to a very high standard with private facilities and views over Loch Linnhe and you will find a thoughful selection of finishing touches to enhance your stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Grange Hotel Fort William
- The Grange Fort William, Scotland