Stonechats Croft B&B
9 Upper Badcall, Scourie, United Kingdom
www.stonechatscroft.co.uk - +44 (1971) 502429
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Stonechats Croft B&B Scourie Reviews
Idyllic B&B with the greatest view Scotland has to offer Jul 29, 2011
When we first arrived at Stonechats croft, we didn't quite know what to make of Ron, the owner and his sheep Larry.
We were a bit earlier than expected, so Ron informed us that the room wasn't quite ready yet, but we should feel free to get acquainted with his land and its inhabitants. We had already met Larry, the sheep, who followed Ron like a dog. It was hilarious. We figured, if the sheep likes Ron that much, he can't be a bad guy.
So we enjoyed the view of Badcall Bay and counted chickens. There were at least 5 of them. Now a CROFT is a farm of 5 acres or less, so there will be poop on the ground. If that's not your thing, stay at home.
Ron is a very outgoing individual. He likes to touch your shoulder when he talks to ya, so if you don't like personal contact, stay at home. BUT, once you get to know him, you'll see that he is the sweetest, kindest guy you'll ever meet. Sure he has his head shaved and looks more like a biker than an inn keeper, but don't hold that against him. He is awesome!
Stonechats Croft has 1 twin room, 1 double room and 2 fully equipped trailer homes separate from the building.
We stayed in the twin room on the upper floor. The only bad thing was that I might have been grown a little too tall to feel fully comfortable in that room. I'm 5'11 (182cm) and was able to stand up, but had to duck under the lamps. lol That's not Ron's fault though.
The room had fresh flowers in it (as did every other public room). The beds were so comfortable. We slept like babies in them. The bathroom was not smaller or bigger then the other ones we stayed in, but I had again troubles fitting myself underneath the spray of water.
Now cleanliness was not like at the other B&Bs. Let's face it. Ron's a man. ;) No pun intended. The things that mattered (sheets, toilet, shower) were clean.
Ron also makes the best Scottish breakfast you'll get anywhere. His eggs are collected fresh every morning from his chickens and you can taste the difference to a store egg. Trust me on that.
We hated to leave but had a long ways back to Edinburgh and only a few days left and lots to see.
Part of the Scotland Road Trip 2011 travel blog
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