We stayed here last June for a 1 night stop over on our way to Gardenstown on the Moray coast. You can believe everything that has been posted about this lovely house and couple. We arrived after a stressful week at work and immediately we were able to relax. Helen had cooked us a lovely meal - duck - which we shared with a German couple who were also staying. The room was gorgeous, the gardens beautiful and the breakfast fantastic, especially the haddock rarebit. Before we left Bob gave us advice on the best routes north and ran off a weather forecast which was a lovely touch. We were able to visit the tiny island on Loch Levan where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned - highly recommended - before heading north for a great week of walking, bird watching and family history research, but that's another story. Apologies Helen and Bob that I didn't post sooner. I'm obviously stressed and need a whole weekend at Dalqueich some time soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dalqueich Farmhouse is a restored traditional farmhouse in a lovely rural setting, yet convenient for motorway and airport. Accommodation is spacious and of a high quality. Guests have the use of a sitting room (where they can learn about Scotch whisky from an expert!) And the conservatory (winter garden) and eat in the elegant dining room (home-made bread and prize winning marmalades feature). Two rooms are available, an en-suite family room with a double and a single bed and a double room with king size bed and adjoining private shower-room. Set in spacious gardens it is a wildlife paradise with red squirrels, and kingfishers amongst its visitors. Wild deer are commonly seen as are a wide range of birds - both native and migrating. Walking, cycling, and golf can all be enjoyed locally and the Loch Leven Heritage trail has become immensely popular. A great place for touring, with Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling and Glasgow and the beautiful Fife coast and the Highlands all within easy reach (as well as malt distilleries!). ... more less