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Old Drynie House
Reviewed 21 July 2013

The title says it all. We were stuck without accommodation in Inverness and were directed to Old Drynie by the tourist board. Deirdre and Alistair were wonderful informative hosts, the setting is beautiful and the rooms are very special. They directed us to Applecross which one of the highlights of our trip to Scotland. A bit more difficult to find but that adds to the charm. No hesitation whatsoever in recommending this home stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

I was so sad to leave after our 3 day stay

Everything about Old Drynie House was fantastic. In a magical setting with loads of places to walk to -fantastic woodland garden - so close to Inverness and yet tucked away in a rural
settting on the Black Isle.. Deirdre and Alaster were the best of hosts and made us so welcome in their luxurious but comfortable accommodation....maggie & John

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Dreidre and Alasdair are such a wonderful couple, and we tremendously enjoyed our 3-night stay with them. They have a beautiful house and the rooms that we stayed in were great. Situated in a beatiful setting in a forest only 10 minutes' drive from Inverness - their home is a perfect base for touring the highlands. Dreidre made us excellent breakfasts and Alasdair was so helpful in giving us tips on the best places to visit. And most important - both of them were some warm and welcoming that we really felt like at home and were sorry to leave. We highly recommend this B&B for both couples and families !!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

Drynie house exceeded our expectations. It is set in lovely grounds, which are beautifully maintained. Our room was clean and comfortable. The hosts Alasdair and Deirdre are so helpful
and friendly, they went out of their way to accommodate us.
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and would have no hesitation in recommending Old Drynie house to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

The first time I visited this property was with my husband and a friend as we were traveling across Scotland from Aberdeen to Ullapool. We decided to stop in Inverness to have a look around and our friend really wanted to have the B&B experience. While I am usually much more of a boutique hotel type of girl, I thought it would be fun to check out something else. We were not disappointed!

Upon calling to make our reservation, Dierdre asked if we had any special requests, and I explained that my husband was on a big kick for smoked haddock for breakfast. She acquired our fish for breakfast and everyone started out our road trip in an amazing mood because it was cooked to perfection and we had a fantastic breakfast. We also really loved our room with big bathroom and comfortable bed. Dierdre was very accommodating and when we checked in, we stayed and talked with her and Alasdair in their living room like old friends. We got some great dinner tips for the evening and headed out for a fun night in Inverness, which was easy to reach from their house.

We enjoyed our experience so much, that when my mom visited Scotland last fall, I had to take her back to stay at the Old Dyrnie House. We traveled all around Scotland and she said that this was her favorite part of the trip. She loved the hospitality and talking with Alasdair for hours about golfing in the area. We had another fantastic breakfast and spent the rest of our trip driving about Scotland discussing when we were going to come back for a golf outing.

This B&B is fantastic, with the little extra taste of luxury that makes me want to keep returning. The setting, location, service, extra touches, fabulous breakfast and amazing hosts makes this an amazing place to stay and I highly recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

Beautiful accommodations. Gracious hosts! Alisdair and Diedre went "above and beyond" to make our stay in their lovely home the BEST part of our 17 day trip to the UK. I'm not a golfer, but my brother is. Alisdair is a RABID golfer and he kindly took my brother to play @ The Royal Dornach (spelled wrong?) where he is a member. They made us feel like members of their family as opposed to guests! Would stay there again, for longer, in a heartbeat!

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

The other reviewers have got it down when they say this place is beautiful, luxurious, and more beautiful again, but I want to tell everyone how wonderful Deirdre and Alasdair were to us. When we left, it felt like leaving old friends though we'd only stayed there two nights. I stayed in B&Bs all over the country, and this one topped them all. Don't let the peaceful seclusion of the location fool you--you will want to stay here.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Address: Old Drynie House, Kilmuir, North Kessock IV1 3XG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ross and Cromarty > North Kessock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in North Kessock
Price Range: £113 - £268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For those after a luxurious place to stay on the Black Isle, close to Inverness, you should certainly consider all we have to offer here at Old Drynie House. With top quality accommodation available at our B&B in Inverness you will be able to enjoy a marvellous experience. We are rated four stars by Visitscotland. In 2016, as well as other commendations, we were a finalist for Most Hospitable B&B/ Guest House in the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards and have a Taste Our Best Award from Visitscotland. Situated just a short distance from the city centre, this bed and breakfast in Inverness has been built within 20 acres of Victorian parkland, providing amazing views of the sea. If you are looking to explore the Scottish Highlands, then this B&B in Inverness is perfectly placed to give you a peaceful base from which you can visit surrounding areas. You can be assured,too, of a warm welcome here. ... more   less 
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