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“Jean and Cathy”

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Fern Villa Guest House
Ranked #7 of 10 Ballachulish B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Northamptonshire,England
1 review
“Jean and Cathy”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

We had a great 2 days in Fern Villa Guest House. Catherine and David made our stay very enjoyable. The room was clean and fresh. Breakfast was perfect. Catherine and David were most certainly THE PERFECT HOST AND HOSTESS. Ballachulish in general was clean and the people friendly and helpful. We would certainly go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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fernvilla, Owner at Fern Villa Guest House, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, it is much appreciated. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Just back from another lovely stay at Fern Villa. Catherine and David, many thanks again for making us feel so welcome in your home. Comfy beds, clean rooms, fluffy towels and a breakfast to die for, what else could you want!! Also they dont charge the earth like some places do, and all the above makes us and others keep on returning. Set in a beautiful part of the country, Ballachulish is a great base for enjoying the outdoors. Our hosts couldnt do enough for us and are very warm and welcoming. David you cook one great breakfast and your porridge is the best I have ever had!!! See you both again on our next trip to that neck of the woods.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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fernvilla, Owner at Fern Villa Guest House, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. It is very rewarding for us when we hear that guests have enjoyed their time with us and better still when they come back to stay with us again.
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Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

If your looking for hosts who go the extra mile, i can say David did. There were 8 of us staying there 2 nights while completing Marie Curies Mountain Challenge. David was up making breakfast for us at 6.15 and was there when returned exhausted and un fed. David rang around to find some where that would make us food, then he drove to collect it for us. What more could you ask for after 23miles of trekking. 2 of our friends stayed extra 2 nights to climb ben nevis and David was again up looking after them for early breakfast. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the breakfast had a lot of choice would recommend to others. the pub close by was very friendly and food was usually pub grub but ok.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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fernvilla, Owner at Fern Villa Guest House, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review. After completing your charity walk it was our pleasure to make sure that you were all fed and watered. Hope the walk went well in the Lake District.
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Strasbourg, France
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Although this was not what we expected (we were expecting a higher level of accommodation) our hosts were very nice. The restaurant nearby (pub) not fantastic (pub food of course) but ok. Hence, a nice place to stay in Glencoe.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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fernvilla, Owner at Fern Villa Guest House, responded to this review, July 21, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are sorry to learn that we were not what you expected. Could you please let us know what website you visited to lead you to that conclusion? We want to make sure that our guests are completely happy with their stay with us and that we are not misleading in any way. Many thanks Catherine and David.
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

This guest house is a wee gem in the West Highlands, and very handy for trips to Isle of Skye, the Jacobite steam train, Glencoe, Ben Nevis etc.
David and Catherine are perfect hosts, friendly without being intrusive, and full of information about the area. The breakfasts are to die for, with enormous choice of fresh produce cooked to perfection, and served in a beautifully laid out dining room. My wife particularly liked the Loch Fyne kippers. I liked everything, but must mention the haggis, black pudding and homemade porridge (David is a qualified porridge maker!).
We found out about this lovely place when looking at the glencoescotland website, which is excellent and bang up to date regarding availability. Unlike others, Fern Villa offers quality without ridiculous prices. We can't wait to return.

Room Tip: All the rooms are quite small, but perfectly formed with everything anyone would want.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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fernvilla, Owner at Fern Villa Guest House, responded to this review, July 21, 2012
Thank you for your review it is always great to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay with us. If you visit us again we will hopefully be able to book you in to the larger double at the front of the house. We are glad you appreciated the breakfast, we take pride in offering quality produce which is Scottish wherever possible. Thanks again. Catherine and David.
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Auvergne, France
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Everything here is how you would want it. Easy to find, easy to park, friendly people with time to chat, clean comfortable room, good breakfast and great value for money at the lower end of the B&B price scale.
No worries at all. It's a pity that Balaculish doesn't have a decent pub but that takes nothing away from David and Catherine's place. Would I go back ? Yep, certainly.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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fernvilla, Owner at Fern Villa Guest House, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's always a pleasure to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay with us. Hope to see you again sometime soon.
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

We have just returned from a three night break at Fern Villa 12-15th July 2012. From the moment we arrived David and Catherine made us so welcome. Our bedroom downstairs was small but cosy, the en suite was like a tardis, good shower !! The breakfast was amazing, especially the porridge, highly recommended !! Kenny was cycling through Glencoe on the Friday and David could not have been more helpful,and providing secure lock up for bike throughout our stay.We ate at the Laroch bistro just two minutes from Villa, Sybil and her staff were very friendly and made us feel at home. We also ate at the Clachaig in Glencoe village for a lunch time, well worth a visit.
This has to be one of the nicest places we have stayed, well worth the money and one of the cleanest. David and Catherine spend a lot of time on attention to detail and make your stay feel like a home from home. We will be back !!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank tishywoo
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, Owner at Fern Villa Guest House, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review and we'll pass on your comments to Sybil. We are always pleased to receive feedback and it's all the better if it is positive. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Property: Fern Villa Guest House
Address: Loan Fern, Ballachulish PH49 4JE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Glencoe > Ballachulish
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Ballachulish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small and friendly 3 star guest house in Ballachulish, just a few miles from spectacular Glencoe and 15 miles from Fort William. An ideal base for your holiday whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation. We have 3 double and 2 twin rooms, all en-suite with cosy duck feather duvets and plenty of towels. Each room has hot drink making facilities, TV, alarm clock and hairdryer. The downstairs double and 1 upstairs double and 1 twin are smaller rooms whilst the front double and front twin are larger. If you are staying for a few nights then we do our best to book you in to one of the larger rooms. You are welcome to use the guest lounge at any time, where you can find books and maps of the area. We hope to welcome you to Fern Villa soon. ... more   less 
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Fern Villa Guest House Ballachulish, Glencoe

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