Following on from our summer trip to The Isle of Skye and our day in Dornie, my boyfriend and I headed east to the little town of Fortrose to spend the evening at the Waters Edge Luxury B&B. After our gorgeous drive we eventually arrived in the quaint seaside town of Fortrose on the Moray Firth. Its charm was apparent at first sight, absolutely brimming with beautiful victorian homes and cute cottages a plenty. We pulled up to our B&B and were greeted with the warmest welcome and a wee dram! The B&B is a beautiful modern building on the edge of the Moray Firth, its beautifully landscaped garden leading down to the beach, with the most incredible attention to detail I’ve ever seen. From the moment we arrived evidence of a lifetimes collection of nautical antiques and treasures were carefully placed in every corner.
We were shown to our room through the antique filled hallways and it felt like we had walked straight into the bedroom of a french Chateau! Fit for a princess, it was furnished with stunning shabby chic style furniture and brimming with pristine lace and was even kitted out with iconic Anta Scottish pottery. The room had a large balcony over looking the water in which dolphins are regularly spotted, and gorgeous folding doors leading into a large and immaculate bathroom which was more like a miniature spa just for us.
We refuelled with a cuppa and some shortbread before heading out for the evening. We wandered around Fortrose before visiting the breathtaking ruins of Fortrose Cathedral then headed down to Chanonry Point for some dolphin spotting and a walk along on the beach. Although we never caught a glimpse of any dolphins we still had a brilliant time exploring, finishing the night off with fish and chips by the sea- a seaside town must!
It was a gorgeous morning when we woke, throwing open the curtains to that incredible sea view and enjoying a warm pot of tea on the balcony whilst taking advantage of the binoculars in the hope of seeing a dolphin again!
We then headed down for breakfast which was the private dining experience of dreams! We were completely spoiled by the friendliest host and soaked up the sea view from the room in which we dined on fruit tarts, stewed fruit, cereal and a delicious hot breakfast. The attention to detail once again incredible, from the Scottish thistle imprinted on the butter to the antique knife we spread it with, it really was a breakfast I will never forget!
Suitably stuffed and ready to head to our next adventure, we left the Waters Edge B&B after having a short but incredibly sweet stay. From the hospitality to the room, everything about this place shows why it has its very well earned five stars. I can’t recommend Fortrose enough if you are looking for an escape, and if you are in the area Waters Edge is the only place you should consider staying!