An old distillery owner's house, lovingly restored by Helen and Tony, the current proprietors of this B&B right on the Speyside way. Helen has created a charming Victorian ambience.
Full of antiques, with real fires in the sitting room and the dining room, the atmosphere and facilities are very much those of a traditional country house. We've stayed in the red room twice, and find the bed extremely comfortable. The room is warm, has a small flat-screen TV and a shower. The turret room is also delightful. There is complimentary Wi-Fi.
We heard but didn't see a dog, the cat was around. There are ducks and chickens roaming outside - the eggs served at breakfast are delicious, as are the home grown vegetables and home smoked meats and fish.
Tony is a "proper" professional chef, and the food is accomplished and plentiful. Tony is very willing to discuss menu options, and I'm sure would be happy to accommodate any particular dietary requirements. He also offers "kitchen days" where he demonstrates his culinary techniques. Bring your own wine.
Both Helen and Tony are very helpful and make you feel completely at home (or possibly slightly more comfortable!). There is a drying room, and wet walking gear is whisked away from the entrance hall to the drying room and returned in the morning.
I've stayed 3 times now, and am already looking for an excuse to make it 4 :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We would like to welcome you to a step back in time to how the house would have been in the time of John Smith, founder of Cragganmore Distillery and former owner of Cragganmore House. With quality and comfort in mind but in the Victorian style. Convenient for many outdoor activities, walking, fishing, cycling, shooting and skiing. ... more less