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“Excellent - superb quality accommodation and fantastic breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Gathering

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The Gathering
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30 reviews
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“Excellent - superb quality accommodation and fantastic breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We enjoyed a short stay here, arriving well before sign-in time, but were welcomed.

The Gathering is a purpose built, high quality accommodation that delivers on every level from quality of accommodation, decor, location and breakfast.

Cara was friendly and welcoming, very knowledgeable of Knoydart and helpful even down to cases and carrying driving us the short hop to the ferry.

We enjoyed our time at The Old Forge, having our lunch & dinner there followed by a music session.

All in all I would describe the accommodation and our experience there as faultless.

Many thanks Cara - hope to see you again.

Room Tip: Look no further - this is excellent accommodation.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We went five hour trip for one night for our silver wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. Idyllic B&B in wonderful setting. Hot tub was great but in such hot weather appreciate something better for winter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed at the Gathering for a week in may .Cara is a great host, nothing is to much trouble. We borrowed bikes and helmets and she supplied very generous pack lunches on a couple of occasions. She also has great knowledge of the area.The room was large with a great on-suite shower room with towels changed every day.The breakfasts were amazing !!! most days we didn't need any lunch .The thing we enjoyed most was the Hot Tub, really relaxing after a long day out exploring this wonderful peninsular . we definitely will be returning.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We (elder couple) stayed here for three days end of june. Excellent accomodation, breakfast can compete with the finest lodge, very helpful lady of the house (made us a very fine dinner the evening we got no place in the Old Forge)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Back again and this place just gets better and better. Of course the usual warm Gathering welcome but it seems like every visit we make Cara has thought of something else to make your stay just that bit more comfortable. I like my coffee and you can help yourself all day long. There has always been a range of choices on the tea and coffee front but whilst doing so I noticed no less than 7 large boxes of various herbals teas had been added - where else would you get that? I'm not a huge fan of herbal teas myself but its great to have so many choices. As everyone mentions the breakfasts are staggeringly good... the choices and portions were both huge!! They seemed to get bigger every day and I was almost defeated on the last day! Forget lunch. We brought a load of friends from the States who were on a tour of the UK and who wanted a few days walking in the Highlands. They just loved the Gathering, Inverie, The Old Forge and the whole Knoydart area. Even on a cloudy day its stunning. Cara had organised a boat trip to Rum for us but alas it was blowing a hooley all day long. Still, you definitely can't book good weather in Scotland.
There were enough of us and booked early enough that we had the whole house which was just a great way to stay there.

Room Tip: No bad rooms, talk to Cara to see what room will work best for your group.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Fabulous views from the house and the HOTTUB! Spotless accomodation and an excellent breakfast. Big enough to fill the boots of any hill walker and choice enough for the pickiest of eaters! Cara, the owner, is a star and very helpful. For those that can't unplug from the grid there is free wifi throughout the house. Everything is close by in Inverie. 2 mins walk to the ferry and 2 mins to the OLD FORGE PUB, which serves a cracking pint and has super food.
Can't recommend the Gathering enough!!

Room Tip: Various rooms available and Cara can change them around upon request!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. I'm not a good sleeper, but here I slept like a log. Unlimited tea (including decaff which I have never seen anywhere else), coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits. Cara was delightful, friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were excellent, as stated elsewhere. Very good heated drying room.

As the title says, I couldn't fault it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: The Gathering
Address: Inverie, PH41 4PL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Knoydart Peninsula
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Knoydart Peninsula
Number of rooms: 4
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The Gathering Knoydart Peninsula, Scotland

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