Bed and Breakfast
Bed and breakfast accommodation between Glencoe, Oban and Fort William
on the west coast of Scotland, looking out to sea.
West Coast Scotland
Druimgrianach is pronounced "Drum-gree-an-a"
and Cuil is pronounced "Cool".
Top photograph: the sea shore in front of Druimgrianach, the isle of Bal-na-Gowan, the hills of Morven, and Tibbie grazing.
About half-way between Fort William and Oban, a tiny road leads off through the trees and opens out onto Cuil Bay, a long shore of meadows and sea-grasses facing across Loch Linnhe to the remote hills of Morven.
Silhouetted against the western sky in the middle distance is the small island of Bal-na-Gowan, dwelling of the smiths - where blacksmiths secretly made muskets during the 1745 rebellion.
This is the romantic setting for Bridget Allen's home, Druimgrianach. A sheltered garden with inspiring uninterrupted views, and only 3 minutes walk from the sea-shore.
It's wonderful place to stay for bed and breakfast, and is light and spacious with a magnificent double height sitting room right; and two bedrooms with private bathrooms for guests, plus an extra bedroom.
Druimgrianach is a place for lovers of the sea and countryside - walking, picnics on the beach, the nearby seal centre, bicycling, and trips to the islands by ferry from Oban.
It's a peaceful and inspiring place; the mountains and sea are always new in the changing light of the western sky.
Breakfast was never so good as after a walk along the wide grassland shore in the morning sea-air...
Twin bedroom with window looking onto part of the garden.
The private bathroom (left) is a few steps away up a short flight of steps.
View from the Double bedroom window, similar to the view from the twin bedroom.
Double bedroom (6' wide bed kingsize bed) with shower-room en suite.
Further twin bedroom with window looking onto part of the garden. This bedroom is only used for family or friends who don't mind sharing the other twin bedroom's private bathroom.
Breakfast at Druimgrianach
Right; The Dining room table laid for breakfast.
Fruit juice, cereal, muesli, fresh fruit.
An excellent cooked breakfast: free range and organic eggs from Bridget's hens cooked as you wish, bacon, sausage, tomato, toast, marmalade, honey and jam, various teas, and freshly ground coffee.
For Dinner there are several places to eat out in the area. It is advisable to book ahead and Bridget is happy to do this with at least 24 hours warning.
Theses are ones Bridget suggests:
- The Holly Tree Hotel (this is the closest i.e. 5 mins. drive approx) www.hollytreehotel.co.uk
- Lochleven Seafood Centre (1/2 hour drive approx) www.lochlevenseafoodcafe.co.uk
- The Pier House (20 min. drive approx.) www.thepierhouse.co.uk
- Crannog Seafood Restaurant, Fort William (3/4 hour drive approx.) www.crannog.net
£40.00 per person per night based on two people sharing a room, and including breakfast.
Guests are welcome to arrive between 4.30 and 6.30pm. However, if you need to arrive before or after this time, please be sure to let Bridget know so she can be at home to greet you.
Free Wi-fi internet access.
Bridget's own website is: www.cuilbay.co.uk
To enquire or to book:
Argyll PA38 4DA
Tel: 01631 740286
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1631 740286
Please tell Bridget you found Druimgrianach B&B through About Scotland!
There is a new Cycle track opened up near Druimgrianach and cycles can be hired from the local Golf Course.
See also this excellent website for what to see and do nearby: www.durorandkentallen.co.uk.
Distances: Fort William; 30 minutes, Oban; 45 mins, Glasgow; 2.5 hours, Edinburgh airport; 3 hours.
Below: Castle Stalker near Portnacroish, a few miles from Druimgrianich bed and breakfast.