I stayed at Bridgend for one night before finishing my walk along the West Highland and Great Glen Ways in May 2011. I booked a double room with ensuite.
This was a really happy and comfortable final stopover in two weeks of walking.
I was warmly welcomed on arrival by the owner Ros. She was charming and imediately made me feel comfortable.
My double room was of a good size (based on B&B standards) and comfortably furnished. My room and the entire B&B were clean and well presented. My room had a pleasant aspect out over the village green.
It had been raining as I walked and Ros immediately offerred to dry out any clothing I wanted to in her area of the house (much nicer than having to drape wet items around your room).
Ros suggested a couple of options in the village for dinner and I elected for Fiddlers across the village green. It was a good choice, more a restaurant than a pub and it was very busy - tip if you want to go there for a meal book in. It has a great range of malt whiskies if that is your thing.
The breakfast room at Bridgend is really well furnished and cosy AND the breakfast was great. In 12 weeks of recent travelling Bridgend was one of the two best places I stayed in terms of the breakfast offerings particularly in terms of fruit. The home made stewed rhubarb with an added touch of ginger jam was sublime (two other breakfast guests apparently agreed).
In conclusion, Bridgend also has the advantage, if you are a walker. of being right beside the Great Glen Way.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bridgend House dates from the mid-19th century, and is situated centrally on the village green, in the award-winning village of Drumnadrochit. Walking distance from Urquhart Castle, the Great Glen Way and the Exhibition Centre, it is an ideal base for all types of holiday. Day trips to Skye, Aviemore, Inverness, Aberdeen and Royal Deesside are available to those wishing to explore the area, and enjoy that welcome break in comfortable and friendly accommodation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bridgend House Bed & Breakfast Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness