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A warm welcome awaits you at Morlea B&B, a real home from home Bed & Breakfast near Loch Ness

A warm & friendly welcome awaits you at Morlea B&B

Hello…

And a warm welcome from us at Morlea Bed and Breakfast in Drumnadrochit, in the Scottish Highlands. We are Chris & Julie, and along with our family we would like to offer you a warm & friendly welcome at Morlea Bed & Breakfast. Here, you’ll be met with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere enabling you to enjoy the comforts of our home from home B&B near Loch Ness.

Our Previous Life

In October 2019, we embarked on a career change giving up jobs as a SharePoint Analyst and Freelance Cameraman respectively. Along with two of our sons James and Ethan we set about moving from Leyland, Lancashire to the Scottish Highlands. Additionally, Maisie, the labradoodle came too. We are embarking on a new journey, taking over Morlea Bed & Breakfast. Consequently, the beautiful village of Drumnadrochit close to the shores of Loch Ness has become our new home. Without a doubt this is the most idyllic place to start our new life. And the opportunity to provide you with a warm welcome at Morlea B&B

Our Aim

From the beginning, our aim has been to provide a home from home Bed and Breakfast experience, with a warm & friendly personal service. In order to achieve this goal, we spent the first few months updating various aspects of the B&B. This included some of the décor, fixtures and fittings, furniture and soft furnishings in our rooms. As a result, this has enabled us to create a friendly atmosphere for our guests. Ensuring a warm welcome at Morlea Bed & Breakfast, our beautiful home from home B&B in the magical Scottish Highlands.

Our Spare Time

When we aren’t working, we can be found walking Maisie along many of the  beautiful walks in the Glens. We are also very lucky to be situated on the Great Glen Way. We also like spending time in the garden and baking delicious sweet treats. These will be available for you to enjoy on arrival at Morlea B&B.

Your Stay

Drumnadrochit is perfectly situated for an idyllic break in the Highlands. We are always happy to help with planning and suggestions for things to do in this fabulous area. With this in mind we are trying to add more information to our blog to help you. Additionally, the Visit Inverness Loch Ness website is another good resource to help with your planning.

We look forward to giving you a warm & friendly welcome. So don’t forget to book your stay with us soon!

Chris & Julie

Photo of family in front of Loch Ness in Fort Augustus
Chris & Julie with Ethan & Maisie the Labraddodle.

Photo taken in Fort Augustus with Loch Ness in the background.

About Morlea & Drumnadrochit

Morlea Bed & Breakfast

Morlea is one of Loch Ness’ real treasures. It provides welcoming accommodation in the picturesque village of Drumnadrochit near the western shore of Loch Ness. With views over the village green to the front and rolling countryside bisected by the River Enrick to the rear, Morlea’s Highland location is difficult to beat. The building is a traditional Scottish stone house which dates back to the 1800s. Being built at the time for Lady Grant, the wife of the then Laird.

History of the Village

Long before it became famous for a certain mythical monster, namely Nessie, Drumnadrochit hosted a thriving market and cattle auctions. The Estate that encompassed much of the area employed a large portion of the local population. The Loch Ness Monster Exhibition is one building in particular that has witnessed the town’s different eras: it has been a courthouse, a rent collection centre, an inn for visitors during hunting season, and now the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre.

Drumnadrochit is on the route of the Great Glen Way. This is a 73 mile long distance path from Fort William to Inverness. The settlement itself, grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick. The name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic ‘druim na drochaid’ meaning the ‘Ridge of the Bridge’.

The Village Today

At the heart of Drumnadrochit, is the village green, which is turned yellow by daffodils in spring. A stunning model of Urquhart Castle has been created from miniature hedges and plants sits on the Green. Surrounding the village green is a collection of largely white-harled buildings. One of these buildings is the Fiddler’s which hosts an award-winning malt whisky selection. It has been voted SLTN Whisky Bar of the Year five times. Also, on the green is the Ness Deli, offering a selection of hot and cold meals and daily specials. On the far side of the main road is the Post Office which also serves as a small grocer, newsagent and tea room. To the south of the green is the village’s main car park, complete with the Tourist Information Centre.

Urquhart Castle

Just outside the village on the A82 is Urquhart Castle. This is a large and fascinating castle with an excellent visitor centre and even better views over Loch Ness. A visit to Urquhart Castle is an essential part of any tour of Loch Ness and the surrounding area.

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