As you'd expect, in the course of our travels, we have stayed in a fair number of different establishments. Large or small, ancient or modern, city or country, they've all had something to commend them, though, in a few notable instances, we find it impossible to remember quite what!!

That said, there are a number of places which stand out in our memories as being well worth us recommending them to you.

If you do decide to give them a try, was we hope you will, we know that you'll not be disappointed.

Scotland

Tigh_nan_Ubhal- Crubenbeg Guest House Newtonmore,newtonmore bed and breakfast, dog friendly accommodation

Tongue. – Tigh nan Ubhal.

Angela & Jimmy's super Guest House, right in the middle of Tongue, is that ideal combination of two lovely people, really comfortable rooms, scrumptious breakfast, a warm welcome and very friendly service. What more could you want. Tarry for more than a night, it'll be worth it. tighnanubhal.com

Greenhill - Crubenbeg Guest House Newtonmore,newtonmore bed and breakfast, dog friendly accommodation

Scourie. – Greenhill.

Evelyn's lovely B&B in Scourie is a treasure, with simple but well equipped, comfortably furnished rooms and with a well-cooked, simple breakfast, which you order the night before.

Amusingly, the first time we stayed with her, she convinced herself that we were the VisitScotland Inspectors!! She was very nervous when we arrived needlessly because Evelyn maintains very high standards through the house and is very, very welcoming. greenhillscourie.co.uk

 

tighnasith - Crubenbeg Guest House Newtonmore,newtonmore bed and breakfast, dog friendly accommodation

Lochinver. – Tigh na Sith.

We ought not forget a lovely Guest House in Lochinver, wonderfully run by two young friends of ours, Cameron & Eleanor. You can read more either on their own page on our site or on their own website. Go on, spoil yourselves with a 2 or 3 night stay, you know you deserve it. tighnasith.com

torran-cottage-logo Crubenbeg Guest House Newtonmore,newtonmore bed and breakfast, dog friendly accommodation Lochinver. – Torran Cottage (Self Catering)

Torran Cottage is owned by our long-standing good friends Nick & Patrycja. This delightful traditional cottage has been lovingly refurbished by them to the very highest standard for your comfort & convenience. Sleeping up to 4, Torran Cottage nestles in its own very private grounds, just a few steps away from the harbour front at Lochinver. torrancottage.com

Pentland Lodge Thurso. – Pentland Lodge House.

Whether you’re looking to take the Ferry across to Orkney or you are touring round the glorious north coast of Scotland, this is an ideal place for you to stay.

Just a moment or two’s drive from either the ferry terminal or the town centre, Liz runs a really welcoming B&B with very comfy rooms and a good breakfast, even at the early hour needed for you to catch the first ferry!!

Pentland Lodge is dog-friendly and also has good level access plus a Category One wheelchair-friendly room. pentlandlodgehouse.co.uk

England

Farlam_Hall - Crubenbeg Guest House Newtonmore,newtonmore bed and breakfast, dog friendly accommodation

Brampton, Carlisle. – Farlam Hall Hotel.

Quintessentially British, this superbly run, small Country House Hotel is amongst the best, of that there is no doubt. Quite formal (they ask that gentlemen wear jackets for dinner) yet cosy & very friendly, we learnt a great deal from the way that Mr & Mrs Quinion, Helen & Barry run things. Indeed, they were the inspiration for much of what we do and the standards we aspire to here at Crubenbeg House. farlamhall.co.uk

Spain

Casa_Nickel - Crubenbeg Guest House Newtonmore,newtonmore bed and breakfast, dog friendly accommodation

Calonge. – Casa Nickel.

Trevor & Joan run a super wee B&B, set high on a hill overlooking Palamos Bay north of Barcelona in northern Spain. It is a great location, just 35 minutes from Girona Airport and perfect for exploring all the attractions in this lovely part of Spain. It is bliss sitting out on their patio enjoying your breakfast or, later in the day, a glass of wine or beer. A dip in their Jacuzzi or pool is a wonderful way to relax too. casanickel.co.uk

Posada_la_Plaza - Crubenbeg Guest House Newtonmore,newtonmore bed and breakfast, dog friendly accommodation

Canillas de Albaida. – Posada la Plaza.

Just 50 minutes from Malaga Airport yet a world away from the Costa, Canillas is one of the classic white villages, perched high in the Andalucian foothills. There are walks aplenty nearby, in stunning scenery and it is a good base for touring too.

Posada la Plaza. As the hotel's name suggests it is set on the square in the middle of the village. Owned & run by Gustavo, it is a simple, delightfully relaxing place to settle in for a few days. His restaurant, just across the Plaza is good too, though there are also a couple of other places to eat in the village which offer good food, good value and a great local atmosphere. 

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