A delightful guest house in a stunning setting on the banks of River Orchy close to Dalmally village.
This part of Scotland is renowned for the rich diversity of wildlife, rugged scenery, ancient forests, sea and freshwater lochs, cascading rivers and magnificent mountains, plus thousands of miles of unspoilt coastline with access to the archipelago of the Western Isles, comprising the Inner Hebrides and up along the coast to the Outer Hebrides.
A short 40 minute drive away is Oban, the UK’s seafood capital, with a rich history, stunning harbour and beautiful natural surroundings for wildlife-spotting. Fort William, also nearby, is the outdoor capital of UK with incredible climbing, mountaineering, walking, stalking, fishing, and a wide range of extreme sports including canyoning, snowboarding and skiing.
Orchy Bank House was purchased in 2019 with a view to restoring the entire property and turning it back into a successful Bed & Breakfast business, having originally been set up as such in the 1960s.
Whilst totally renovating the entire property we have made every attempt to keep our business as environmentally friendly and green as possible. The house has been fully insulated, with 15 centimetres of insulation in the loft and roof spaces above the bedrooms. The external walls are well-insulated and all the doors and windows are double glazed. Our heat source is from Air Source Heat Pumps, which heat our underfloor central heating system, plus all our hot water. We recycle where possible and our green waste goes into the compost bin.
Nikolai de Buriane and Melinda Kabatek will run the business together, Anne-Louise de Buriane will be a sleeping partner, living on site.
Nikolai and Melinda have many years experience in the hospitality business, as chef and hostess accordingly, both within the ski business in France and here in Scotland in summer, in hunting and fishing lodges. They know what makes for a successful and happy guest experience, by ensuring that the guests’ needs are met through expert planning and preparation and proactive anticipation of their guests’ every need.
Nikolai will be the chef and on hand for all other aspects of the business. Melinda will be running the house as well and looking after our guests during their stay at Orchy Bank.