Ruthven House is the definition of a perfect B&B. Charming, friendly hosts, a warm, welcoming room and a truly great breakfast. On our three-week tour of Scotland, this was without doubt our favourite spot and was so nice, we extended our initial one-night stay to 2. We would have stayed a month with Alistair and Bobby if we could.
We were welcomed with an umbrella as it was raining on our arrival, a hot cuppa and Scottish shortbread. The huge room had a lovely outlook and a giant bed with everything you'd expect plus special little touches like a brimming sweet jar, quality toiletries and fluffy towels.
I also need to take a moment to discuss the all-important breakfast. After travelling for 4 months staying in B&Bs, we've had it all, from stale croissants to powdered eggs and pale, sad-looking bacon. So you can imagine the individual fruit platters, the home-made fruit compote, the cheeses, cold meats, croissants, home-made jams and to-die-for creamy scrambled eggs with smoked Scottish salmon were a welcome surprise and kept us going all day.
It turns out Alistair and Bobby have a band called Bobby Jean and the Scots Boys and were like Scotland's version of the Beatles, someone in a local museum informed us. We think that if they weren't famous for their music, they definitely should be for their lovely, friendly B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed and Breakfast (one en suite and one with private bathroom adjacent) and two holiday cottages. Close to the historic Ruthven Barracks and the RSPB Reserve, and just a short walk into Kingussie, Ruthven House is an ideal location for all your activities. ... more less
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