My wife and I were visiting relatives who I had not seen in 40 years. Having travelled from Australia via stopovers in Paris, Brest and London, we were in need of a respite, and not wanting to put our relatives out, we spent three nights with Loris & Mike at their B & B --The Old Vicarage. If you are into Victorian charm, then this B & B has that in spades. Our room had two ensuites .... one small and one large, and was extremely comfortable.
Breakfasts were a highlight, with ours ranging from an Arbroath Smokie to a full Scottish breakfast, accompanied by home made conserves and cakes. Loris sure cooks up a storm for guests at breakfast-time. The only downside for us was the strict 5:00 pm check-in. However, once we realised that a B & B has one full-time member of staff, it made sense. If not for this check-in time, Loris would have no life of her own. In the end it turned out not to be an issue.
Overall, a great B & B added to by Loris booking a High Tea for us to farewell our Scottish side of the family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Vicarage is a Five Star B&B. It was the first B&B/ Guest House in Angus, Dundee and Perthshire to be awarded five star by Visitscotland/Scottish Tourist Board. This Beautiful Victorian House is situated within walking distance of all eateries, and attractions and it is a 2 minute walk to Seaton clifftops. All rooms are en-suite and either have views of the Famous Arbroath Abbey or views to the sea where the famous Bell Rock can be seen on a clear day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Old Vicarage B & B Arbroath, Scotland