My husband and I booked to stay at the Old Pier House for Saturday and Sunday, leaving the bank holiday Monday.
This was our first time to Scotland and afte a seven hour drive, we arrived to be greeted by the rudest person ever "JENNY" .
We arrived at 11.30am, which was early but on the phone Jenny said it would not be a problem. When we rang the bell nobody answered. As there was picnic benches around the grounds we decided to have a sandwich and wait.
Thirty minutes later Jenny passed and we waved to her. Two dogs came over to us, sniffing around us as dogs do. My husband rightly or wrongly gave the dog a piece of his sandwich. Without even an introduction Jenny came over to us screaming and shouting "What are you doing feeding my dogs, you have no right!!!".
We felt like naughty school children being shouted at by an irrate headmistress.
My husband apologised several times but Jenny kept on screaming.
We both sat there for 10minutes stunned.
We thought she may apologise when we booked in. We went up to the house and rang the bell, the door was open and we could hear people talking but were left there for 10minutes. My husband had to shout "hello" several times before Jenny appeared.
My husband apologised again about feeding the dogs and we thought Jenny should apologise for the way she had spoken down to us. She refused and began shouting at us again for feeding the dogs.
We told Jenny that she was rude and that this was our first time to Scotland and that we didn't want to stay at her B&B. Her reply was "GOOD". So we left.
On arriving home Jenny had sent an e-mail apologising saying that if we had of let her calm down we could have been friends.
We asked around the area about Jenny and was told that she was eccentric and that her dogs have the run of the place.
If you have children and you stay at the Old Pier House please make sure that they don't feed the dogs. Jenny upset us and we would hate to think how traumatised a child would be.
Jenny have you ever hought of working for the Scottish Tourist Board.
Thank you for ruining our first ever experience of Scotland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Old Pier House, a Highland farmhouse on the shores of Loch Ness, near the pretty village of Fort Augustus. We offer bed and breakfast in the main house open from April to October and self-catering facilities in our Loch Ness Log Cabins which are open all year round. This is a very private location on a peninsula in Loch Ness with stunning loch and mountain views yet only a ten minute walk or a two minute drive from the centre of the village. Located in the heart of the Highlands we are ideally situated as a central base for your Scottish touring holiday. We welcome walkers, cyclists, canoeists, horses and camping groups. There is plenty of parking and storage space. The 125 year old house with magnificent views has been extended to provide comfortable en-suite ground floor bedrooms, sitting rooms with log fires and a large bright breakfast room with superb views. Originally the Old Pier House was the end of the line for the West Highland Railway where big paddle steamers carried timber, cattle and people up the loch to Inverness. The old pier still remains and provides wonderful photo opportunities, a great picnic location and moorings for small boats. We have friendly Highland cattle and ponies that graze naturally on the heather hills, fields and surrounding woodlands. We speak fluent Gaelic, French, German, Italian and Spanish. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Pier House Hotel Fort Augustus
- Old Pier House Fort Augustus, Loch Ness