Having booked a four night stay at Abbot's Brae hotel for a quiet and relaxing midweek 4 day break, we not not left dissapointed, in fact it was faultless.
Both the host's Christine and Colin cannot be more accomodating, helpfull and friendly. They always have time for a chat, always have idea's with what to doif you are at a loss where to go / what to do.
We had no set plans other than a nice relaxing break, in the time we were there we drove the length and breath of the Cowal area. We took a day over to the Isle of Bute and visited the Mount Stuart Stately house and grounds ( not to be missed).
Dunoon is very quiet but everywhere on the drives and walks are beautiful scenic views awaiting you. Abbot's Brae is 5 mins drive south of Dunoon in its own lovely grounds, perched up high overlooking the firth of Clyde river and hillsides beyond. In fact we stayed in the 'Lamont' room. 1st floor king sized 4 poster bedroom, with equally sized shower and seperate bath, washroom. The view both evening and night are spectacular.
We dined in 3 of our 4 nights during our stay. The menu is changed daily and is such good value, especially after having sampled the food, which is 2nd to none. Again its cooked by Colin and Christine with total enthusiasm and a desire to make your stay one not only to remember, but to wish to repeat with them again in the future.
Perhaps the only downside is the midges, especially in June, I did not get attacked, but my wife did get the odd bite or three... but alas, Christine does have on hand some magic spray / cream to put on if you are going out after sundown. Although my wife, sadly didn't discover it till the 3rd night....
Something my wife and I will look forward to doing again in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled high amongst established woodland with sensational views over the Firth of Clyde and surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever see. Abbot's Brae has earned for itself an enviable reputation as a luxurious home away from home, with good food, good wine and a well stocked bar you certainly wont be left wanting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abbots Brae Dunoon
- Hotel Abbots Brae
- Abbot's Brae Hotel Dunoon, Argyll And Bute