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The Blends

off the North Coast 500 route, Latheronwheel KW5 6DW Scotland
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Located just off the North Coast 500 route at Latheronwheel, The Blends is a friendly, family run B&B owned by Jo and Steve Atkins. Formerly a hotel it lay dormant for years before being purchased and tastefully refurbished to accentuate some of it's original features.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Francesca wrote a review Sep 2020
Orchard Road, Singapore38 contributions33 helpful votes
We chose a room here as a last resort as we couldn’t find accommodation in Lybster or Wick. Lovely hosts who were pleasant and accommodating (gave us an en-suite bathroom even though we hadn’t booked one) and offered a very generous cooked breakfast with berries and cereal too. However the room was so basic and bed uncomfortable (sank in the middle) and furniture a bit random- not even a bedside lamp! It is in a lovely location - we had a bit of a sea view from our window and the house has an interesting history (which we found out about ourselves) and has the potential to get a five star rating with a little more love to the room decor and facilities. We paid the same price for this as for 2 other B&B s which were exceptionally maintained and so really didn’t think this was value for money.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sidetops wrote a review Jan 2020
Newhaven, United Kingdom27 contributions14 helpful votes
This dog friendly hotel comes highly recommended. We booked for one night here, stopping off while driving from Ullapool in order to visit John O'Groats quite early the next day. We were greeted by a friendly person, who showed us to our room. Having arrived around 7pm, we asked if there was anywhere we could get something to eat. We were surprised when she said they had literally just made some home-made soup, and would we like some? We didn't have to be asked twice! The room was comfortable and clean, and had a TV, and tea/coffee/chocolate making facilities. There is an en suite bathroom with a shower with complimentary toiletries. The only thing we thought would have been good is a bedside lamp, as when you turn the light off it's pitch dark, and I had to use my iphone light to find my way to bed! Breakfast the next morning was of great quality. We had a full Scottish, and it was delicious and set us up for our onward journey. Loca area is great for walks, and we walked our dog down towards the harbour, which is both scenic and historic. For the amount we paid we thought it excellent value for money and will return, and would recommend it to anyone. Well done, great effort.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Raymond wrote a review Sep 2019
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Out of all the places I stayed during my trip around Scotland, this guest house was just perfect – I loved it! The owners were so accommodating in my earlier arrival and went out of their way to be friendly and welcoming throughout my stay. The accommodation was just perfect after a long drive. The room was spacious and well laid out with the bonus of a luxurious en-suite. The bed was the most comfortable I have slept in and to relax on. The location was fantastic being so close to the most stunning views and tourist attractions and with chickens roaming outside my bedroom window. The breakfast in the morning was delicious and very much looked forward to during my three night stay! The dog and I were extremely happy with our stay. This is one location I would definitely 100% recommend and would have absolutely no hesitation in booking again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Ask for an en-suite room as not all have them but shared facilities are beautifully maintained
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David45678 wrote a review Jul 2019
Aberdeen, United Kingdom41 contributions18 helpful votes
Can’t for the life of me mind the ladies name however we didn’t arrival until about 2am and although check in time was 10pm Latest the lady was so good and helpful and nothing was to much of a problem! Absolutely nothing we felt as if we were being a pain arriving at that time and her only concerns was that we took our time and got up the road safely! Although I wouldn’t make this standard practice to arrival at a bnb at that time it was nice to know she was accommodating! We didn’t have breakfast but that was our choice and the bnb owner left out bread milk and juice for us which was a great wee touch! we were out early in the morning but if her breakfast was anything like the service we got it would be pretty dam good! We went for a little walk down the hill later on our second night there’s a nice bench down the bottom with views over an old house and the beach very nice little community Modern decent rooms very clean not a mark anywhere shower shower gels and all that provided tea and coffee in the room and even a wee biscuit was good not a complaint to be made highly recommend and thank you for having us! 5 star accommodation ! 5 star host! 5 star service! THANK YOU!!!!! :-)
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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WendyFenner wrote a review Aug 2018
Cannock, United Kingdom29 contributions11 helpful votes
Stopped here on our way from John O'Groats to Inverness. We had not booked but were lucky to get a room. The room was on the 1st floor and comfortable, with a double and single bed. The bathroom was shared but this did not present us with a problem. The facilities were clean and pleasant. The family who run it were courteous and friendly. The lady who owns it served our full cooked breakfast and was lovely. Breakfast was good and well presented. Lots of other options such as toast, porridge cereal. Tea, coffee & fruit juice also available. They even let us fill our flasks for our onward journey. Would happily recommend to other guests. Thank you for a great stay.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$91 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsCaithness and SutherlandLatheronwheel
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Blends
Which popular attractions are close to The Blends?
Nearby attractions include Laidhay Croft Museum (1.7 miles), Dunbeath Castle Gardens (3.5 miles), and Dunbeath Heritage Centre (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Blends?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Blends?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Blends?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Blends?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bay Dunbeath, Laidhay Tearoom, and Waterlines.
Does The Blends have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Blends offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Blends located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 miles away from the centre of Latheronwheel.
Are pets allowed at The Blends?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Blends?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunbeath Heritage Centre (2.8 miles).