Cruickshanks Boutique B&B
First-time B&B owners Rob and Nanette took two years to restore their 19th-century home, overlooking Whiting Bay, to create luxury guest accommodation. They retained many of the original features while cleverly making the best use of the space available. The en suite bedrooms – Honeysuckle, The Whimsical Room and the Pearl Suite – have been appointed to a very high standard; each bed has a Hypnos mattress, Egyptian cotton bedding and a hypoallergenic duvet to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. There’s WiFi, a smart TV, DAB clock radio with Bluetooth and beverage-making facilities too.
As you would expect, great care and thought has gone into the breakfasts – Nanette’s home-made muesli can be followed by a full Scottish breakfast, smoked haddock or pancakes with maple syrup and bacon. Guests are greeted on arrival with refreshments and home-baked cakes and before long they feel right at home beside the roaring wood-burning stove.
The warm hospitality at this lovely B&B always shines whatever the Scottish weather has in store.
Previous winners2017 – Pool House, Poolwe
2016 – The Dulaig
2015 – Kingsmuir House, Peebles
2014 – Aikenshill House, Ellon
2013 – Ardtorna, Oban
2012 – Arden Country House, Linlithgow
2011 – 23 Mayfield, Edinburgh
2010 – Blarcreen House, Oban