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Kettle House B&B
Ranked #1 of 29 Fort Augustus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“First place to book, last place to miss.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Easy to see why this great B&B is ranked No.1 in Fort Augustus and got to be a real contender for top spot on my whole walk along the West Highland and Great Glen Ways between Glasgow (Milngavie) and Inverness.

Fabulous room, great double bed and bath for long soak after walking from South Laggan and back parallel to myself at least a further 2k to get to the Kettle House. The one disadvantage of this property for GGW walkers is that it's virtually the last house on the southern edge of Fort Augustus in totally the opposite direction for northbound walkers and also on the wrong side of the canal to benefit those going south, BUT it is most definitely worth walking ANY extra distance for all the plus points that await you.

Mark and Natalie are wonderful hosts, committed to looking after their guests and providing the perfect environment in which they can relax and enjoy their stay. Mark was kind enough to provide a lift into town for my evening meal and Natalie's recommendation was excellent.

Even if I have to walk, no doubt where I'll be heading next time I'm in Fort Augustus - back to the south side of town!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank merrellj
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kettlehouse F, Owner at Kettle House B&B, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Hi there,
Many thanks for taking the time to write us a fantastic review. Yes when walking on the great glen way we are one of the last B&B's but glad you thought it was worth walking the extra. We are so pleased you felt relaxed as that it was we always want to create whilst staying in our home. Glad you liked your meal in town and it was the least Mark could do by giving you a lift especially with all that walking you did. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Many thanks Natalie & Mark
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Siena, Italy
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Great place, even if a little far to walk to town, where the welcome is warm, the food is great and the place is spotless.
Great for kids with rabbits and open garden and the host is lovely. A great spot to stop on your trip to Scotland!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tav5555
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kettlehouse F, Owner at Kettle House B&B, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Hi there many thanks for your great review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and yes our rabbits do get a lot of attention they are cute. Sorry you felt it was a wee bit far to walk into Fort Augustus we are 0.7mile from the village which takes about 10-15 mins but it is a lovely walk especially if you go by the Golf Course. Thank you for writing such lovely comments and hope if you stop this way again we will see you next time. Many thanks Natalie & Mark
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

This place is fantastic what a great find.When you arrive up the drive this place does have the Woh factor.Beautiful house in a nice setting with stunning gardens.There is plenty parking space for everyone staying and as it is just out of the village it's very safe and secure.
We were met by Natalie the owner and we have to say she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet.That girl was made for that place she is so friendly and pleasant,and like my other half we think she likes fairies and things like that as the garden has lots of little things in it.The garden has several areas to sit at tables if the weather suits also rabbits and guinea pigs in runs kids would love it.....as we did(lol)
We had a room (4)on the top floor has 3 floors.The room was fantastic ,nice view of the garden ,split level bathroom and it was spotless.Fridge outside the room with fresh milk and you could put your on stuff in it also ie beer or wine???It was like having a little grotto at the top of a castle.We are at a local restaurant and came home not to late,made a cuppa and had one of the best nights sleep in a long time,comfy comfy bed marshmallow style and soooooo peaceful.
Breakfast was lovely and fresh good selection of most things you could want.I have to mention the breakfast is made by Mark(husband)also spot on guy and a wee hi to Holly the friendly dog which is never left to roam.
We are always dubious about staying at guest houses and have only done a couple, but this place is no ordinary B&B and we shall return with no hesitation.BIG THUMBS UP.
Thank you all

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RobertAnne
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kettlehouse F, Owner at Kettle House B&B, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Hi Robert and Anne, It was so nice to meet you both and what a fantastic review you have given us it is so lovely to see that we have made your stay an enjoyable one. Thank you so much for saying that Natalie is one of the nicest people you have met she is a bubbly person and does genuinely enjoy meeting new people. You have really put so much detail into this review which so helps others coming to stay here. I adore the "little grotto at the top of a castle" that describes the top area very well. Mark is so pleased you enjoyed his breakfast and Holly says hi back and will be extremely proud that she got a mention! So looking forward to seeing you both again soon and thank you both once again. All we want is for people to share our lovely home and enjoy there stay with us and I think we have achieved that with you both. Many thanks Natalie & Mark
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Brisbane, Australia
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77 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We spent 3 nights at this fantastic B&B in late August 2013. The hosts were extremely welcoming and went out of their way to help us. The room was lovely, the breakfast scrumptious and the B&B is located about a 10 minute walk from several pubs and restaurants in town. Beautiful cupcakes on our arrival and special breakfast settings and beautiful chocolate sweets & a bottle of sparkling wine left outside our room as it was one of our birthdays while we where there. Fort Augustus is a quiet but very delightful village and a great spot to explore Loch Ness and the surrounding areas. We highly recommend this B&B if you are travelling in the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TonyandGillian
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kettlehouse F, Owner at Kettle House B&B, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Hi Tony and Gillian, Thank you so much for writing us a lovely review. We were so glad you had your birthday with us and even more glad you put a picture on too. We love putting cupcakes in guests rooms as it adds that personal detail. Yes we are only a 10-15min walk from town which make it an ideal place if you want peace and quiet but close enough to Fort augustus as well. We are so happy you have recommended us and hope to see you both again. Many thanks Natalie & Mark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Welcomed at the door and instantly made to feel at home. Felt more like a guest than a paying customer. Lovely touches such as cupcakes in the room. Breakfast was delicious and even had vegetarian haggis. A lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JulieEdin
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kettlehouse F, Owner at Kettle House B&B, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Hi Julie thanks for your review. We are so glad you felt like friends as we want to create that atmosphere of being relaxed and that you can feel happy in our home and make yourselves at home too. We are glad you enjoyed your veggie haggis. Hope to see you again soon

Many thanks

Natalie
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Beautiful gardens, family and children friendly. A wonderful couple, friendly. We will be back. Great breakfast and lodging. Our children had a great time with the guinea pigs and rabbits. dvd player, tv, fans, etc all the comforts of home in a beautiful setting.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Norman C
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kettlehouse F, Owner at Kettle House B&B, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Hi Norman and Family, thank you ever so much for a lovely review it was great to meet you all and remember how much your kids loved our bunny rabbits. It was super to meet such a great family and enjoyed chatting to you Norman about making different things. Hope to see you all again in the future Many thanks Natalie & mark
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed at Kettle House on our way to do some mountain biking at the Nevis Range, Fort William. We were very impressed with the Loch Ness room which was large and very clean. Natalie and Mark had made many thoughtful touches such as cupcakes on arrival, a massive array of DVDS for you to choose from and watch, a fridge on the landing where you could store any fresh goods, a jug of fresh milk for every room and disposable cutlery/plates for your use if required. We enjoyed a beautiful 10minute walk along the canal into Fort Augustus for our evening meal. The scottish breakfast was absolutely delicious and we would go as far as saying it was the best breakfast we have ever had at a bed and breakfast! It was quality produce (no rubbish sausage, bacon etc) and cooked very well.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank specialktron
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kettlehouse F, Owner at Kettle House B&B, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hi there, We are thoroughly pleased you liked your room. Its so lovely to read your review as you have noticed a lot of the things we have done like the DVD's and fresh milk etc. Yes we are a lovely walk from Fort augustus as its straight most of the way by the canal. Being that little bit outside of Fort Augustus means you can enjoy the countryside whilst walking into the village. We are chuffed you thought Mark's breakfast was delicious he enjoys cooking the breakfasts. We hope to see you both again soon. Many thanks Natalie & mark
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Property: Kettle House B&B
Address: Kettle House Golf COURSE, Fort Augustus PH32 4BY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > Fort Augustus
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Fort Augustus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have just opened the Kettle House as a B&B on the 1st August 2012. We cant wait for you to book so we can share our home with you. We hope you will enjoy relaxing in your ensuite room that has a 24"flat screen DVD player with freesat channels and with views overlooking our lovely gardens or the pretty countryside. Or perhaps just taking a walk through our gardens which is abundant with wildlife as we even have a resident baby deer! We also have Guinea pigs!We hope to meet you soon and you can tell us a little bit about your adventures! Kettle House is that home from home B&B but without you having to do a thing! ... more   less 
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