I'm planning a rather ambitious trip to England/Scotland. Most of the places I've chosen to stay, with my husband, are hotels. One is a private cottage. The last leg of our trip, we're heading into Scotland.
I searched for hours. Poured over the hotels in Stirling. Honestly, I didn't like the look of any of them. They ran the gamut from too expensive, overbearing, pretentious, plain weird, or scarily cheap.
I've chosen a B&B, for two nights. It looks really stunning. The rooms, comfortable. Stirling Castle can be seen from the back garden! King's Knot is a few minutes walk down the road. It just looked to be a perfect way to end our trip.
Though, after talking with my mother, I'm a tad nervous. She led me to the understanding that the staff (which in this case, I believe, is a lovely older couple with a beautiful Scottish Deer-hound) would kick us out the door the second breakfast was over. That we're not allowed inside the house during the day, and they would lock us out, if we returned to the house late.
Is this true? I mean, my husband and I have many planned activities, but not being "allowed back" till a certain time, makes me extremely nervous. What if we came back early? In a rain drenched country, it's possible we may have to. We'd be for all intents and purposes, homeless for said blackout hours, in a foreign country! Unable to get to our things, locked in their home, in a room we paid to have available to us...
My mother enjoys downing every idea, thought, or notion I have. So, I wished to ask someone who'd actually stayed in a B&B, how things go, and what is expected of the guests, before I completely nicked the B&B from the itinerary. It looks gorgeous, and it's reasonably priced, considering what is offered. Stunning views, close to everything, home-cooked meal...