Due to a hiccup in my route (it was 15 miles longer than I thought) and a puncture, I arrived late at Glenan Lodge. Thankfully Lesley and Rob, the hosts, were very accommodating, especially as I had pre-ordered an evening meal.
Rob took care of my bike and put it in a sheltered area at the back of the property whilst Lesley showed me to my room. After a quick brush up I entered the spacious dining room where I was served a superb evening meal. It was exactly what I needed after 130 miles in the saddle – although I have to say a fantastic 130 miles (with a few miles of exception), especially once in the Highlands proper.
The en-suite room was warm, clean and well presented. A good distance from any road of note it was extremely quiet leading to a deep sleep.
I had to set out very early the next morning to give me a chance of making the 140 miles to John O’Groats in daylight (which I just managed to do). So, sadly, I was unable to try the full breakfast menu but Rob was gracious enough get up and make sure I was sorted with plenty of muesli and fruit juice and to see me on my way. I am sure the cooked breakfast would have been excellent, if it was anything like the meal the evening before.
If you use the weblink above to visit their website you will see that the guest house enjoys the benefit of a 2 mile beat on the river Findhorn and that the area offers golf, shooting, fishing, bird-watching and hill walking. So, if you’re planning a day off there will be plenty to do. I guess the skiing is unlikely to be much use though, unless you’re planning a winter End to End. The website also has lots of pictures of the property.