This is the best B&B we stayed in during our entire trip. After leaving a disappointing experience at the Best Western, we wandered the town and ended up at Braeside House. Unfortunately, Aileen, the hostess, had no rooms, but invited us in and called Gowan Brae to see if they had space. She then sent us down the road to...
The best B&B of our trip. Jim and Ann were extremely friendly and welcoming. The view from our room was amazing. It was located only a short walk from town-center. The turn of the century house had been fully renovated; this was cleaner than even commercial hotels, actually than any other lodging I've ever been in; the tea and biscuit plate was perfect; the bed was comfortable; the heating worked well; the bathroom, though small, was well-arranged; the TV was easy to use and had all the (quite necessary) BBC channels. Gowan Brae was quite the anecdote to our night before. I even loved their shower gel.
The breakfast in the morning was spot on, though my partner and I puzzled over the dram of whisky served with her porridge until Ann explained later about cranachan.
My partner had some trouble adjusting the shower temperature, but I found it perfect.
Also, and perhaps most importantly, there was a stuffed bear on the bed as decoration. When my pregnant partner developed an affection for the stuffed animal over the night, Ann simply gave the bear to her. This will be my child's first stuffed animal. What price can you put on that?
- Also Known As:
- Gowan Brae House Hotel Fort William
- Gowan Brae House Fort William, Scotland