Balwarren Bed & Breakfast accommodation offers the visitor a unique experience. A member of Alistair Sawdays 'Special places to stay' for the past ten years. This lovely converted cottage offers quality accommodation in beautiful surroundings.
Set in the beautiful rural landscape of Ordiquhill, on the North East Coast of Aberdeenshire, this secluded croft is a very special hideaway from city cares. Balwarren is within easy travelling distance of Turriff, Banff, Keith, Cornhill, Portsoy, Cullen, Buckie and Elgin.
IReferred to in the guests visitors book as a 'hidden gem'.
The Balwarren Bed & Breakfast Accommodation consists of one twin and one double room both of which are en-suite.
The beds are new with quality mattresses and crisp bedding. A television is supplied in both bedrooms.
There is a dining area and separate sitting room for guests.
The Balwarren Bed & Breakfast dining area is a delight where plants thrive in the sunny warmth of this charming room.
The superb sitting room is welcoming with a mini minstrel's gallery, books and cascading plants. So that our guests may relax in peace and comfort after a day of sight-seeing, we have deliberately not included a television in the sitting room.
Price: £80 - £85 per room Evening meal: £25 per person
a member of Slow Food
Balwarren is a 30 acre working croft and has been owned by James and Hazel for the last thirty years. The original cottage dating back to the 18 century.
Once a small, heather thatched 'but and ben' the house has been tastefully renovated and extended.
Careful attention to detail has created a high quality bed & breakfast where comfort and a flair for the old and interesting blend to delight the guests.
James manages the croft in his spare time with reluctant help from Hazel who has a lifelong interest in herbs. The garden is her area of interest, expertise and joy. The herb garden is in the process of being moved to a new site.
Balwarren translated from the gaelic means 'homestead of the fresh water springs'.
A self taught cook, Hazel loves to use fresh herbs from the herb garden to create dishes to give satisfaction to the most discerning of guests at Balwarren Bed & Breakfast. She also makes her own jams, chutney, marmalade and bread for you to enjoy.
Both James and Hazel are interested in green issues and run the croft and Balwarren Bed & Breakfast accommodation on chemical-free principles. All ingredients are locally sourced and organic where possible.