Back at The Boath House

The Boath House Hotel Scotland

Happy Thursday! How was your Thanksgiving? It’s been such a whirlwind of activity here, that I am just finally getting to sharing my last few posts from my trip to Scotland. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you’ve probably heard me speak once or twice about The Boath House. It’s my Scottish home away from home and I am always so excited to be back in the comfort of this eight guestroom regency house.
The Boath House Hotel Scotland
One thing that is fun about coming home to The Boath House, is to see all of the new updates that owners Don and Wendy Matheson have made. One of the first things I noticed was the new décor in the dining room. You can view my previous post from The Boath House here. Do you notice anything different?
 The Boath House Hotel Scotland
We always start each day at The Boath House with a hearty home cooked breakfast! This is hands down, the creamiest, most delicious porridge I have ever had! Ever! And it’s gluten-free. 🙂
 The Boath House Hotel Scotland
Mister Pretty Little Shopper had the scrambled eggs and bacon. Will you look at that cut!
 The Boath House Hotel Scotland
And a fried duck egg and mushrooms for me, to keep going on a long day of touring.
Urqhart Castle Historic Scotland
We decided to take a second trip to Urqhart Castle, as we hadn’t visited for years and years!
 Urqhart Castle Historic Scotland
Urqhart is located on the Loch Ness, so you might want to check and see if Nessie is floating about. Just don’t get trapped into any of the tourist Loch Ness Monster exhibits on route. We made that mistake once and it wasn’t pretty.
 Urqhart Castle Historic Scotland
 Urqhart Castle Historic Scotland
Wear something warm… even in September. And no point trying to do your hair… the winds will blow it to pieces.
 Urqhart Castle Historic Scotland
Once one of Scotland’s largest castles, Urqhart saw great conflict during its 500 years as a medieval fortress. Control of the castle passed back and forth between the Scots and English during the Wars of Independence. Urqhart Castle Historic Scotland
The clan at Urqhart was doing “Farm to Table” hundreds of years before it became a trend.
Urqhart Castle Historic Scotland
Such a gorgeous setting, but the life of the clan who lived here was quite brutal. Be sure to visit Urqhart’s tourist center to learn the history and have a spot of tea.
The Boath House Hotel Scotland
Or have some back at The Boath House, when you return to your room.
 The Boath House Hotel Scotland
You can wander the gorgeous grounds before dinner.
 The Boath House Hotel Scotland
Or cozy up in one of the sitting rooms with a good book.
The Boath House Hotel Scotland
The dinner menu changes daily. Michelin Starred Chef, Charlie Lockley, always has something delicious up his sleeve! Be sure to try his decadent daily soups and homemade bread. He and his team always prepare a special gluten-free loaf for me.
Culloden Visitor Centre
The next day we ventured to Culloden. It’s another place we had visited years ago, but decided to visit for a second time. For one because the hubby is of Scottish decent and a huge history buff, and secondly, because we have been sucked into the amazing series The Outlander and were eager to immerse ourselves in the Scottish backstory.
 Culloden Visitor Centre
A GPS guided tour led us around the site of one of the bloodiest battles in Scottish history!
 Culloden Visitor Centre
The site has been restored to a close replica of the fateful day in April 1746, when over 1200 Scottish soldiers were slaughtered in less than an hour in the battle for the Jacobean crown.
 Culloden Visitor Centre
Culloden Visitor Centre
 The Boath House Hotel Scotland
Back at The Boath House, I decided to get in another walk before dinner.
 The Boath House Hotel Scotland
And a walk through the gardens.
 The Boath House Hotel Scotland
 The Boath House Hotel Scotland
Everything growing here is eventually served up in the dining room. Talk about Farm to Table.  🙂
  The Boath House Hotel Scotland
The Boath House Hotel Scotland
And take a look at those fabulous greens! I spied Wendy and Don’s son Sam (who is one of the hotel’s managers), gathering herbs for dinner from my window.
 The Boath House Hotel Scotland
The Boath House Hotel Scotland
 The Boath House Hotel Scotland
Some of the artwork on display at The Boath House is for sale. I wanted to take this Unicorn statue home with me.
The Boath House Hotel Scotland
Love this mural in the guest bathroom. Another new discovery from my previous trip.
 The Boath House Hotel ScotlandThe Boath House Hotel Scotland
Back to the room to warm up and change for our last night’s dinner.
 The Boath House Hotel Scotland
 The Boath House Hotel ScotlandThe Boath House Hotel Scotland
I had to coax Mister Pretty Little shopper out of our warm room for some quick photos.
The Boath House Hotel ScotlandBut very shortly, we were back inside and ready for a drink.
 The Boath House Hotel ScotlandThe Boath House Hotel Scotland
Never a shortage of whiskey (or lack of choice), when you visit the highlands.
 The Boath House Hotel Scotland
You can visit The Boath House in Nairn, Scotland, for a meal or a stay.
www.boath-house.com

Photos taken by me. And photos of me taken by Mister Pretty Little Shopper.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Lisa

Let’s Connect!

Bloglovin/Instagram/Facebook/Twitter


One Response to Back at The Boath House

  1. Jessi Malay says:

    Looks like an amazing stay! I would love to visit Scotland some time in my life, and this looks like an amazing place to experience the quiet side of Scotland! Thanks so much for sharing hun 🙂

    XO Jessi,

    Would LOVE for you to check out the new episode of the Happiest Hour!!
    http://www.mywhitet.com/happiest-hour-gregory-dava/