I’m on the committee of the Ayrshire Bed and Breakfast Association and arranged for our members to meet at Glenapp Castle near Ballantrae for our meeting.
The staff were brilliant and the chef very kindly made us a variety of biscuits and the best lemon and poppyseed cake I’ve ever tasted.
The view from the dining room isn’t too shabby either!
The outdoor Victorian tea room was closed for the winter but we enjoyed our walk around the grounds.
We’ve had several guests staying with us this year who have been to Glenapp Castle for afternoon tea or evening meals and I’m happy to phone ahead and book you in if you would like me to.
Thank you Glenapp for hosting our meeting from us all…
Cordelia 2016 (c)
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“Breakfast was stunning” Eva-Marie, Sweden, July 2016
I’ve had quite a few compliments on breakfast recently but this glowing report from Eva was really humbling. Not only was her English impeccable but she even posted photos of her breakfast on Instagram.
For those of you who have not yet poked around on the other pages of this blog, you may not have seen the wonderful variety of breakfast options offered here at Balkissock Lodge.
When I opened the B&B, I envisioned endless “Full Scottish” orders but have increasingly found that guests welcome something different from the traditional so along with local sausage, bacon and eggs you will find a variety of items such as:
- Scottish smoked salmon and scrambled free-range eggs on toasted homemade bread
- Creamy garlic mushrooms and oven baked vine tomatoes on toasted homemade bread
- Asparagus (when in season) and poached free-range eggs on toasted homemade bread
- Blueberry pancakes served with Greek style yoghurt, honey and fresh fruit
- Banana pancakes served with Maple syrup and fresh fruit
- Continental style platter with croissants, ham, cheese and homemade bread
Don’t forget to finish off your breakfast with toasted home baked bread, filter coffee or a choice of several teas and home made preserves.
I’ll have to add a photo of the wide choice of tea tomorrow!!
I also keep a range of gluten free products in stock. Just let me know of any intolerances and allergies when you book and I’ll do my best to cater for your needs so that you have a choice of meals for breakfast.
Last weekend I had a couple staying who were both vegetarian and one was also gluten free. He had a choice of four different cooked breakfasts and chose grilled asparagus with poached egg on toasted gluten free bread.
I’ve recently updated the menu and produced a new menu for tea and coffee … what do you think of the design?
So … what’s your favourite breakfast?
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Cordelia @ Balkissock Lodge B&B
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We’ve been enjoying some fabulous weather recently so my afghan is beginning to look very warm and summery….
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We had a wonderful treat this afternoon … first Daddy, then Mummy … then baby woodpecker.
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I’ve taken Maisy to four different beaches in the past week and been delighted to find them practically deserted which makes for great puppy dog fun!
Croy Beach (north of Culzean Castle):
Don’t they look so inviting? Why not come along and fill them up!
Cordelia 2015 (c)
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I’ve been doing some gardening today. The lawns are cut and the flower beds nearest to the guest areas are weeded.
There’s quite a lot of colour in the pots:
But there’s an awful lot of pink in the garden just now:
Why not come and take a look for yourself…
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Cordelia 2016 (c)
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I’ve been on TV again!!!
Form an orderly queue for autographs please!!!
It was a lovely evening so my other half, Maisy and I went for a walk up the hill to watch the sun set and I posted the picture whilst sitting on the hill.
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Cordelia 2016 (c)
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