Guest Reviews

Comments from our Guests … (and see TripAdvisor,, Airbnb, Laterooms)

“Dear Gordon and Joan,
    “I want to thank you for the warm hospitality shown to my wife and me during our stay at Whistlers Dell. The stay was made especially memorable by your personal touch.
    “As members of the submarine service, we routinely spend months away from family. The ability to spend time with loved ones in a warm and friendly atmosphere away from home is both rare and treasured. You made it even more treasured by opening your home and your lives to the two of us.
    “Please accept this picture and command coin as small tokens of my appreciation and that of my wife Jenn, whom you so wonderfully watched over during our visit.”
Sincerely, CDR Steven Antcliff, Commanding Officer, USS Virginia (SSN 774)

“We had a lovely stay with two very attentive hosts. Lovely room with en-suite all presented to a very high standard.” Morris and Miriam July 2016

  “Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. I loved it. The best B&B I have ever stayed in. Fantastic.” Gerard Kelly July 2016.

“We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful house. Fantastic hosts, best breakfast in Scoland with home baked bread. Thank you!” Anja and Stephan July 2016

  “We had a amazing stay at Whistlers Dell. The bedroom is gorgeous and I love the very modern bathroom. We were given an exceptionally warm welcome by Gordon and Joan (and repeatedly by Hazel and Heidi.) There were so many things to do in the local area.” Laura & Neil June 2016

Had a lovely stay here. We were made to feel incredibly welcome. Room was very comfy. Gordon and Joan gave us lots of helpful advice on sightseeing in the local area. Breakfast was delicious! Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thank you.” Jamie and Lissa June 2016

  “Fantastic B&B and made to feel very welcome. A home from home! Fantastic breakfasts, excellent room and lovely to be greeted by Hazel and Heidi each morning.” Peter Spalding June 2016

  “Many thanks for a wonderful stay. Although on a business trip it felt like a small holiday. Very friendly, relaxed, with nothing too much trouble. A lovely setting with picturesque surroundings, quiet and peaceful. Excellent breakfast!! Thanks again, David.” David Johnstone, June 2016

“We spent a wonderful weekend at Joan and Gordon’s house. Beautiful place. Lovely food.” Wioleta and Lukasz. May 2016

  “Many thanks for a very comfortable stay. We have had a fantastic weekend. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. Perfect place for family with children.” Koirolina, Jerry & Kornelie. May 2016

  “Welcoming hosts, wonderful dogs and a beautiful house. Home cooked breakfasts were delicious – couldn’t have asked for anything more during our stay.” Rob and Jennifer May 2016

   “My husband and I booked Whistlers Dell at very short notice and couldn’t have been happier with our choice. Gordon and Joan were wonderful hosts, taking time to ensure we were comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay.
Our bedroom and bathroom were both spotlessly clean and the decor was warm and tasteful. We particularly liked the little touches and attention to detail: chocolates and shortbread in our room, robe and slippers for our use and high quality toiletries in the bathroom.
A hot breakfast was cooked to order each morning, with freshly squeezed juice, fresh fruit salad and homemade bread- all delicious.
I couldn’t end this review without a quick mention of Hazel and Heidi, two beautiful retrievers who also made us feel incredibly welcome. Thank you to the four of you for our relaxing, comfortable stay. You have a beautiful home and we will be recommending you to our family and friends for the future.”  Emma and Ashley, England, June 2016″

   “Gordon and Joan, thank-you so much for your hospitality! Your home is so welcoming, very central, so many places – even without a car we got around quite easily. The meals were fantastic as well. Thanks again.” Bill and Jayne Conley, Canada, June 2015

   “Gordon and Joan, thank-you for an excellent stay in your very nice home. We appreciated the piano concert as well as the breakfast. It was nice meeting you two!” Peter and Gusa, Dreihuis, the Netherlands, June 2015

   “Thank-you both for making us feel so welcome in your lovely home. We enjoyed a totally stress-free two days with you and are leaving thoroughly refreshed. Our special thanks to Gordon for our home-cooked breakfast, to Joan for our private recital (such a talented lady) and to the ‘girls’, Heidi and Hazel, for greeting us warmly every time we emerged.” Angela and Christopher Joinson, Oxfordshire, England, June 2015

“Joan and Gordon, thank-you so much for pampering us. All the little touches (chocolate in the room, fluffy robes) really made our stay most enjoyable. This is a great jumping off base to tour the area around Loch Lomond. What a beautiful country! Thank-you for the wonderful breakfast, the piano concert for two, the aging tails of Hazel and Heidi and the quiet, peaceful stay.” Craig and Martha Twining, Ohio, USA, May 2015

“A welcoming, tranquil retreat of exacting standard on the banks of the river Clyde. Close to many beautiful Scottish places. A rare find. Thank-you all.”  Eileen O’Brien, London, England, May 2015

“From the moment we arrived we knew this would be home from home. The warm, friendly welcome, immaculate and very comfortable room, hearty meals and the piano recitals all contributed to a wonderful stay and a perfect ending to a fantastic adventure! Thank-you Gordon, Joan, Alison, Hazel and Heidi!” Ed and Naomi Morrison, Centurion, South Africa, May 2015

“Gordon and Joan made us feel very welcome. The golden retrievers were most friendly and gentle. The house is well presented and comfortable in a quiet location near the woods. Breakfast just as you want it and Gordon’s bread is fantastic. A place to come back to.” David and Carol, Australia, April 2015

“A lovely stay in a beautiful house with very quiet, peaceful surroundings. Thank-you Gordon and Joan and even though we are not normally dog-lovers, we were very impressed with Hazel and Heidi!” Patricia and Tony, England, April 2015

“This was a return visit to a wonderful B&B. Quiet, welcoming environment, two beautiful dogs who are such a joy and Gordon and Joanare such wonderful, considerate hosts. Nothing was too much trouble, we were really spoilt. Without a doubt we will return!” Brian and Sarah Chaubes, Hamingsworth, England, April 2015

“Many thanks to my lovely hosts and great protagonists. I very much enjoyed my stay. All the best and what great bread!” Georg Matthes, DW German International TV, April 2015

“Thank-you for a relaxing stay, clean, comfortable, quiet and very convenient.” Hal and June, Suffolk, England, April 2015

“Thanks to Gordon, Joan, Hazel and Heidi for such a relaxing stay over the Easter weekend. From Gordon’s tasty breakfasts to the little touches such as super soft bathrobes and slippers, we felt truly spoilt! We will be back for another enjoyable stay in your immaculately decorated room!” Olivia Pike and Luke Roberts, Wales, April 2015

“Fantastic stay! Really made to feel at home for our 5-night stay. Bedroom and bathroom amazing, sampled and enjoyed every breakfast on the menu! Thank-you Gordon and Joan. Hope to see you again in the future.”  Kevin, Kate, Amelia and Jack Crosby, Liverpool, England, March 2015

“Thank-you Gordon and Joan for your wonderful hospitality, your attention to detail is second to none. Our bed was comfortable that I slept better than at home! 5* quality all round!” Billy and Jane, Lossimouth, Scotland, February 2015

“Fantastic!! A lovely family in a lovely home in a lovely setting. I will definitely be back and recommending to all.” Andy Holsey, February 2015

“Thank-you for a lovely, homely, three nights with my girlfriend then son. Cracking breakfast. Thanks for having us!” Stephen Walton, December 2014

“I had a lovely stay. It felt welcoming and homely. The breakfast was very tasty. Thanks for having me.” Donna Gill, December 2014

“Thank-you for a lovely two nights. The room was comfortable, the breakfast was delicious, the new bathroom was wonderful and the hosts were very welcoming and friendly. Stunning locations as well!” Méadhbh and Jean-Baptists Gramain, Aberdeen, Scotland, November 2014

“Thank-you Gordon and Joan for sharing your beautiful house with us. We had a really great time visiting the area. Room lovely, breakfast excellent – loved Gordon’s porridge + home-made bread (I asked for recipe to take home – yummy!) Your home is lovely and you made us so welcome when we arrived till we left. Thank-you for the tips of places to go and see. We will be sure to return in the future, and tell friends and family.” Tracy and Sean McDowell, Buckley, Wales, November 2014

“Enjoyed our three-night stay very much. Hosts very welcoming and room very comfortable and peaceful. Excellent breakfast too!” Carol and David Colmack, Dumfries, Scotland, November 2014

“Thank-you Gordon and Joan for a wonderful stay, and for being so accommodating of Neville (our dog) and our unusual circumstances. We were comfortable and well-fed, a real home from home!” Claire and Scott Prouse, Shropshire, England, November 2014

“I stayed for two nights and found Gordon and Joan to be the perfect hosts. The house is absolutely beautiful; if I work or visit this area again I know where I will be staying. Thanks again for a lovely 2 nights!” Kevin Pickering, Manchester, England, October 2014

“An absolutely wonderful stay amongst the friendliest of hosts. Quiet, secluded, peaceful and pleasant. I loved the absolutely 1st bathroom coupled with the comfiest of beds. Heidi and Hazel are the loveliest of dogs and I hope to re-visit Helensburgh and will definitely be staying with Gordon and Joan, in their wonderful home + home-made bread!!” Mark Middleton, Devon, England, October 2014

“We have had an amazing stay in such a lovely home with lovely hosts, Gordon and Joan and their 2 amazing dogs. Beautiful room, so clean and relaxing and amazing breakfasts. Will be back soon. Thanks so much for everything.” Nikki Feeney and John Aitken, Scotland, Ocotber, 2014.

“Stunning location, beautiful home, most comfortable beds, perfect hosts Gordon and Joan and adorable dogs Hazel and Heidi. Can’t get any better! Thank-you” Rahul and Priya, October 2014

“Superb! First class stay. First class couple. Icing on the cake: two adorable dogs – Hazel and Heidi. How can I thank you enough for all your care and concern Gordon and Joan. A memorable experience in every way.” Christine Hardie, Fife, Scotland, October 2014

“Our stay at Whistlers Dell was great. The atmosphere is very relaxing and we had a really warm welcome from Joan and Gordon the fantastic chef. The breakfast was very filling. The dinner was super. Accomodation was really comfortable. We will recommend Whistlers Dell to our friends and family. Thank-you. P.S. Hazel and Heidi are very friendly and they are really nice company, especially during breakfast!” Dorothy and Antoine, Malta, September 2014

“Maravilloso lugar para disfrutar de la comida, ambiente familiar y descansar. La atención es impecable y los dueños son adorables. Volveremos. Muchas gracias.” – A wonderful place to enjoy the food, the homely environment and to relax. The service is impeccable and the owners are adorable. We will certainly come back. Thank-you very much.” Paco and Merche, Valencia, Spain, September 2014

“Thanks for a lovely stay – lovely welcome, room, breakfast and dogs!” Liah and Robert, Dublin, Ireland, September 2014

“Thank-you for the warm welcome, great breakfast and all the hints and tips on where to visit in the area. We had a great time.” Zoe and Rob, York, England, September 2014

“We have had a really nice stay in your B&B and it was a pleasure to meet you guys! Breakfast was awesome, we definitely recommend your truly 5* B&B. Last but not least, lovely dogs! Thank-you.” Sandra and Martin, Nuremberg, Germany, September 2014

“Delightful stay. Gordon clearly takes great pleasure in looking after guests and has a great eye for detail. I intend to try and book again the next time I come to Faslane.” Jon Neen, September 2014

“A great thank-you for the warm hospitality, specifically the personalised birthday dinner for Raphael, including the lovely impromptu concert by Joan. Gordon’s gourmet food is very creative and overall the fine design of the house have made our stay exceptional!” Suzanna, Jean-Daniel, Noemi and Raphael Renevey, Switzerland, August 2014

“Many thanks for a nice stay. Very much felt like houseguests rather than customers. A good breakfast with home-made bread really sets you up for the day. A special mention too for Hazel and Heidi, a big part of the welcome!” Anthony and Helen Clipson, Bradford, England, August 2014

“Many thanks to you both for a fantastic stay. Everything about Whistlers Dell has been truly amazing. Our room was so clean and comfortable. The food was beautiful and your house and location spectacular. From the moment we arrived we have felt so relaxed and at home. Thank-you so much for an amazing stay.” Brian and Belinda Coombes, Cheshire, England, August 2014

“Thank-you for a wonderful stay at Whistlers Dell. Our room was lovely and comfortable and the delicious breakfast fuelled our long walks! Gordon and Joan have a wealth of information and have plenty ideas of how to spend the day. Hazel and Heidi have stolen our hearts!” Victoria and Luke Slowcroft, Bolton, England, August 2014

“From the moment we arrived we relaxed and enjoyed the fantastic first class accommodation and comfort! The welcome stay and breakfasts will be remembered by us for a long time. We hope to return and enjoy once again – highly recommended! Sincere thanks, Gordon, Joan and your lovely dogs!”
Trevor and Ann, Sussex, England, August 2014.

“Thank you for an extraordinarily comfortable stay in this part of the world. Unfortunately the rain prevented us from benefiting fully from the area, but we saw enough to know it is beautiful around here. Thanks to Gordon for the nice food and for your hospitality.”
Michael and Marie-Francoise, Toulouse, France, August 2014.

“A wonderful environment. A lovely clean and welcoming atmosphere. Gordon and Joan run a well-run ship. The dogs were very loving. Thank you very much!”
Peter and Eileen, Aberdeen, Scotland, August 2014.

“Thank you for lovely breakfasts setting up for the day to explore the countryside roundabout. The added extras in the room helped to make our stay very pleasant indeed!”
Keith and Morag, Morpeth, England, August 2014.

“Thank you very much for your hospitality. We know where to come next time we are down this direction. Breakfast was first class, and Hazel and Heidi were very loving and welcoming, especially at breakfast!!! CU again some time on our travels – all the best for the future!” Carol and James, Fraserburgh, Scotland August 2014.

“Thank you so much for making us so welcome in your beautiful house. The only complaint is we can’t take Hazel and Heidi back to Australia with us! We would like to think we can come back and stay with you on our next trip!”
Kevin and Barbara Batley, Australia, August 2014.

“A beautiful stay in a beautiful place with beautiful people who have made us feel like family and have gone above and beyond! We have already recommended you to others and hope to come back some day!”
Naomi and Sophie, Staffordshire, England, August 2014

“We had a wonderful stay here – Gordon & Joan were very welcoming and helpful. Probably the best breakfast we have ever had.”

Christine & Paul Moneyhan, Co. Durhum. England, August 2014.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The accommodation is superb, and Joan & Gordon have been wonderful hosts. Thank you!”
John & Barbara Graham, Hertfordshire, England, July 2014.

“Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful home. We had a wonderful break, enjoyed the scenery and so many friendly people in the area. Hazel & Heidi were a bonus!”
Vivien & Bill Hoare, Newton Longville, Buckinghamshire, England, July 2014.

“Thank you for a wonderful stay, with such a warm welcome. Fantastic food, comfortable room!”
John & Karen Hickford, Cleveland, England, July 2014.

“Super friendly, very informative and intrinsically interested in making our holiday worthwhile. The location is superb and the views are outstanding. We had a very healthy and tasty dinner too!”
Kevin and Luca Zammit, Malta, July 2014.

“Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful …
“What else can we say?  …. er ….
Fred & Joyce Cockburn, Northumberland, England, July 2014.

“Many thanks for lovely breakfasts and a comfortable room. The location is beautiful. We enjoyed long walks and stunning scenery”
Mervyn & Moira Steen, Coleraine, N Ireland, July 2014.

“Thanks for a warm welcome and a lovely stay … I couldn’t imagine a better start of my journey through this magnificent country.
“Thanks for the beautiful music, the excellent food and for making me feel at home right away. Kind regards, Daan.”
Daan Hostyn, Ghent, Belgium, July 2014.

“Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful home. Breakfasts and the dinner we had were wonderful. You made every effort to go the extra mile to really ake our stay special and we appreciated the suggestions for things to do and see in this beautiful part of the world. [We’re taking the weather back with us, though 🙂 ] Anne & Tom Goldby, Letchworth, England, July 2014.

“We booked this at the last minute and feel extremely lucky to have found such a wonderful spot in Helensburgh. From start to finish the stay has been excellent.The warm and friendly greeting, superb room, great night’s sleep, home-made bread, fresh fruit and Gordon’s breakfast made for a great break. Joan printed out the route we were taking, and who could forget Hazel, Heidi and Bonnie (who had an overnight stay!). WE WILL BE BACK!!”
Hazel & Colin Hatton, Fareham, England, July 2014.

“Wonderful and friendly family made our stay First Class! Home made bread to die for and breakfast top class. The rooms were very clean and tidy. Facilities amazing – couldn’t have asked for more! A huge thank you to Joan & Gordon, Hazel and Heidi! xxx”
Kim Miller & Kenneth MacDonald, Isle of Seil, Oban, Scotland, July 2014.

“Very friendly welcome by 2 leggeds and 4 leggeds! Beautiful house, a home away from home. Couldn’t want for any more from our stay. Hazel and Heidi will be sadly missed when we get home. Thank you! xx”
Chris Penman & Shelly Miller, Melton Mowbray, England, July 2014.

“Perfect, Peaceful and totally Pampered! We have enjoyed two great nights in amazing comfort followed by excellent breakfast, and care 7 attention of Gordon, Joan, Hazel & Heidi”
“Thank you so much for the wonderful stay we had in your magnificent home. Such a warm welcome. You looked after us to perfection – even supplying a spray for us to keep the midges away when we left to go to the wedding! Food superb and Hazel & Heidi an added bonus! We’ll be back!”
Gilbert & Anne Hyslop, Newton Stewart, Scotland, June 2014.

“Thank you for making us so welcome this weekend – we had a very relaxing break and felt very at home in your house. Everything was beautifully clean and well presented.”
Mary Traynor and Steve Palmer, Kendal, England, June 2014.

“A truly wonderful stay!” Delicious breakfasts and evening meals, beautifully presented.
A quality B&B in a great location. Thank you for making our holiday special!”
Dave & Vicki Cheeseman, Yorkshire, England, June 2014

“A lovely warm welcome, especially by Hazel and Heidi! A beautiful B&B, lovely rooms and great breakfast. Thank you so much for a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Hope to see you again soon!”
Donna, Jeff, Danielle & Rachel, North Lincolnshire, England, June 2014

“Félicitations á Joan et Gordon pour cette extraordinaire guest house!
Tout est bien – les chambres très confortables, let petit déjeuner extraordinaire et le dîner digné d’un chef! BRAVO et MERCI!”
Familles Dadier et Gatineau, Bresse, France, June 2014

“Joan and Gordon made us feel extremely welcome and at home. The room was immaculate and very comfortable – great night’s sleep! Breakfast was superb and we’d highly recommend a stay here.
“Hazel and Heidi add to the homely feel and are very friendly and welcoming!
John and Emma, Grimsby, England, June 2014

“Many thanks for a delicious breakfast with home-made bread, we liked it 🙂  Nice and beautiful room with a very comfortable bed. Thank you very much.” Sebastian and Kathi, Austria, June 2014.

“We would like to thank you very much for making our stay at your lovely home so warm and pleasant. We have fallen in love with Hazel and Heidi and would like to take them home with us!
“We have really enjoyed your great breakfasts each morning – cooked to perfection. Thank you also for allowing us to bring Bonnie into your home!”
Margaret, Richard and Bonnie, Garswood, Nr Wigan, England, June 2014.

“We had a wonderful start to our HONEYMOON here! Everyone keeps on asking why we are spending it in Scotland: the kind ad friendly atmosphere you’ve created here proves us right!
“Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. fantastic breakfast and dinner. Gonna miss the home-baked bread!” José and Merkin, the Netherlands, June 2014.

“Had a wonderful stay! Gordon and Joan madde me feel very welcome. Breakfasts are delicious and the rooms outstanding. Would highly recommend a stay here!” Dave Jolly, Cleveland, England, June 2014.

“Thank you for a warm welcome and a lovely stay! Nice and quiet surroundings. The breakfasts and dinner were amazing and the hosts have thought about everything to make the stay as luxurious as possible!”  Madeleine and Bjorn, Sweden, June 2014.

“Thank you for the warm welcome, the excellent breakfasts with delicious home-made bread and good advice on places to see! We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely place with lovely people and pets!”  Johannes and Nathalie, Germany, May 2014.

“We had a wonderful stay at Whistlers Dell and Joan and Gordon were the perfect hosts making us feel we were at home. The breakfast was out of this world, especially the home-made bread! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to all our friends and family!”  Laura & Wes Eason, Brighton, England, May 2014.

“Joan and Gordon gave us a very warm greeting on arrival. Very informative with regard to places to visit etc. The breakfasts are excellent! Lovely hosts in a lovely location – quiet and relaxing. Would recommend highly!” Richard & Caron Sharpe, Derby, England, May 2014.

“Joan and Gordon are very warm welcoming people with an absolutely wonderful home –  plus two beautiful dogs that I want to take home! Gordon’s food is to the highest standard along with the comforts of the house. 5 Stars all round! Thank you for your hospitality! 🙂Jamie Lister, Brian Blowe, Bomb Disposal Officers, Royal Engineers, Cambridgeshire, England, May 2014.

“Joan and Gordon are a very welcoming and friendly couple! 5 Stars location, 5 Stars accommodation and 5 Stars food! Thank you for everything! Highly recommended! xxx” Ionel and Liliana, Amersham, England, May 2014.

“Joan and Gordon made me feel very welcome in their home. A comfortable bed and a fantastic breakfast (the porridge and home-made bread were wonderful!) made the stay even better! Thank You!” Gavin Roberts, Cumbria, England, May 2014.

“Thank you so much for an amazing visit! The room and bathroom are done to such a high quality that it was extremely relaxing – such a nice break from the ships! The food was incredible and it was so lovely to have piano music in the background during our dinner. Joan and Gordon could not have been more welcoming and we will be sure to visit again, and recommend you to anyone coming to visit! Thank you!” Matt and Victoria, Chichester, England, April 2014.

“What a lovely place to stay – so peaceful and relaxing! Thank you Gordon and Joan for making us feel so welcome in your beautiful home. Will miss your home-made bread, Gordon!”  Stuart and Nicky Martin, Coventry, England, April 2014

“Thank you for a wonderful couple of days! Our room was immaculate on our arrival and every need was cared for. Hazel and Heidi make a brilliant welcoming committee and are lovely affectionate dogs! We would recommend Whistler’s Dell and hope to return ourselves. Thank you for being such accommodating hosts and cooking a mean breakfast!”  Tim and Azusa, London, April 2014.

“Lovely home from home stay. Peaceful, quiet house, first class food. Lovely welcoming dogs. Would return! Thank you Joan and Gordon!”  Corrine and Sylvester McElligot, Exeter, England, April 2014

“Wonderful room, just an awesome house, the sweetest dogs ever seen and great hosts who made our stay perfect! Thanks so much, Joan and Gordon!”  Leslie and Erik Baldauf, Saarbruecken, Germany, March 2014.

“This was a last-minute booking to deal with a family crisis. Imagine what a fantastic surprise I had on arrival! The attention to detail to ensure your stay is perfect surpasses all expectations! Many thanks for all your help and support!”  Brian Chambers, Harringworth, Northants, March 2014.

“We had a wonderful 3-day stay, made very welcome by Gordon and Joan, not forgetting the dogs!”  Neil and Ann Simpson, Bothwell, Scotland, February 2014.

“Great location, great room, great breakfast and lovely hosts! Thank you for the stay, Joan and Gordon!”  Matthew Rose, Aberystwyth, Wales, February 2014.

“A wonderful weekend in this lovely, welcoming home! Hazel and Heidi make the most incredible welcome, each with a toy to proudly show you! Gordon couldn’t have been more helpful, with forecasts and travel directions as well as superb breakfasts! We hope to come again sometime.”  Stu and Rhiannon, Penrith, England, December 2013.

“Very comfortable and welcoming, thank you! We shall hope to be this way again before too long.”  Tony and June Cowan, York, England, December 2013.

“Very welcoming place to stay. Always stayed in Premier Inns for work so it was nice to stay in a “homely” place. comfy bed and immaculate bathroom, also got a wake-up call when my alarm didn’t go off for breakfast before work – thanks!!”  Brian Younis, Manchester, England, December 2013.

“Very welcoming – like a home from home!”  Nathan and Tiffany Henry, Sheffield, England, November 2013.

“From the first greeting, Gordon could not have been more welcoming! Our room was most beautifully appointed with all you would need. Together with Joan and daughter Alison a proud and loving family – and a great breakfast!” Ian and Jenny Landells, Victoria, Australia, October 2013.

“An absolutely lovely week we have had here at Whistlers Dell. A beautiful B&B with all the comforts of home, including a delicious breakfast each morning with freshly baked bread. Highly recommend when in Scotland! Steve and Jenn Antcliff, Connecticut, USA, October 2013.

“Lovely people, lovely place and what a stunning breakfast!” Zarek Marshall, Edinburgh, October 2013.

“Many thanks for catering for my irregular hours – it is rare that I have found hosts so accommodating! It was a real pleasure meeting you (and the dogs!) and staying in such fine accommodation. Thank you!”  Andy Hogben, Portsmouth, England, October 2013.

“What a fabulous stay we have had. We have been treated like princes! A very warm welcome, luxury accommodation, scrumptious meals – and – those lovely dogs!!” Sue and Bryn Thomas, London, October 2013.

“Merci pour ce magnifique séjour tout en luxe discret, dans une ambience halureuse et attentive, aussi bien de la part de nos hôtes que de Hazel et Heidi!!” Tommy and Michelle Sillars, Goddine, Belgium, September 2013.

“Stopped by on 2 days notice and were welcomed very kindly. Very classy home! Altogether it felt like a sleepover at your Scottish aunt’s and uncle’s you’ve never had, so thank you!!! Bernd and Katrin Kiessling, Würzburg, Germany, September 2013.

“A great stay and lovely home to come to through the long roads and B&B’s. It felt like staying with relatives but with a much more comfortable room!! Gordon and Joan are full of helpful info on what to do and where to go. The breakfast of freshly squeezed juice, fruit salad and the home-baked bread is AMAZING! Overall, an enjoyable, comfortable stay with a very hospitable family, and awesome dogs!” Carly and Barry Gooch, Sidney, Australia, September 2013.

“Thank you for an enjoyable stay! Lovely house and meals. We love your dogs!” Wenqian and Xianlong, China, September 2013.

“A delightful situation on the banks of the Clyde. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts who have given thought to the needs of their guests. For us, it was very much home  from home with the added bonus of the family dogs! Jane and Alfred Waller, Henley-on-Thames, UK, September 2013.

“Thank you for a very comfortable stay – a lovely peaceful location. We would thoroughly recommend Whistlers Dell!” Ian, Anne and Scott Anderson, Newton Mearns, UK, September 2013.

“A very pleasant stay in an elegant and charming real Scottish house! Warm welcome and conversation with excellent hosts. Thank you so much!” Antonella Bisestile & Family, Milano, Italy, August 2013.

“Luxury B&B with excellent hosts! First class all round – highly recommended!” Paul Connolly, Dumbarton, UK, August 2013.

“Merci pour ce séjours qui était parfait!” Sylvain Noyer, Switzerland, August 2013.

“Thank you for your hospitality. A big thank you to you all, and Wonderful Breakfast!”  François Journet, France, August 2013.

“A lovely 4 days under the watchful eye of Hazel and Heidi and their humans! Thank you, Gordon – the ‘Breadmaster’, and Joan, Lady of the house!” Maya Bar-Tor, Australia, August 2013

“It wasn’t long enough, but what time we’ve spent here has been most welcoming and easy. Thank you!” Tony and Lesley Callan-Travis, UK, August 2013.

“Many thanks for a lovely time; the food was very nice and the welcome excellent. Standard of accommodation was first class and some of the finishing touches very thoughtful”. Paul Hebbourn, Perth, UK, August 2013.

“Many thanks for a very warm welcome to your lovely home. I have really enjoyed my short stay and appreciate the care and thoughtfulness in your warm and homely B&B!” Isabel Evans, Lichfield, UK, August 2013.

“Thank you for a lovely stay – very welcoming hosts and a beautiful, restful room (the best night’s sleep I’ve had for months!). The food was wonderful too.”  Jane and Chris Fehily, Bristol, UK, August 2013.

“A lovely stay in a lovely home, falling asleep to the sound of the brook was wonderful! Thank you!”  Colin Cayless, Sidney, Australia, August 2013.

“A warm welcome in a beautiful setting! Hazel and Heidi are adorable!” Jane Holmes and Richard Lyons, N Ireland, August 2013.

“A wonderful welcome, great hospitality, food and beautiful accommodation. I wish we could stay longer!” Juliet and Iain McDonald, Riadh, Saudi Arabia, August 2013.

“A lovely warm welcome and a beautifully presented home and accommodation. Delicious, abundant breakfast. Thank you Joan, Gordon and Alison – we really enjoyed our stay – just wish it was longer! A very scenic area; loved it!!” Peter, Di and Andrew McKinnon, Crafers, SA, Australia, July 2013.

“Dear Joan and Gordon, we loved every minute of staying in your wonderful home. A very, very warm hosting. We wish you the best blesses.” Hadassa and Eliezer Gottlieb, Israel, July 2013.

“A warm welcome with excellent hospitality, comfy bed and a lovely breakfast. We’ll definitely be back!” Rosemary and David Fife, Somerset, UK, July 2013.

“We had a charming time. Hospitality, advice, assistance were all much appreciated. In all, we really enjoyed our stay.” Bernena and Richard, California, USA, July 2013.

“What a lovely evening meal and wonderful stimulating conversation! Thank you so much sharing so much of yourselves with us.” Michael and Michele Tacchia, California, USA, July 2013. See comment on airbnb website.

“We’ve enjoyed a wonderful stay in your beautiful and comfortable home!  A lovely welcome from the three of you, plus Hazel and Heidi of course! Delicious food, thoughtful touches (bathroom toiletries etc) and even the weather’s been perfect”! 5***** B&B! We’ll definitely return, and will recommend to friends plus TripAdvisor!” Richard and Pamela Perry, Burton on Trent, UK, July 2013.

“Beautiful setting, peaceful! Wonderful breakfast!” Kevin & Carmel Wall, E Yorkshire, UK, July 2013.

“Thank you for the warm welcome – we thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you. The food was superb – both breakfast and dinner. There was nothing overlooked in terms of detail. Definitely 5 star all round. We look forward to a return visit in the future!” Kevin and Ailish Connaire, Dublin, Ireland, June 2013

“We had a lovely night, a very comfortable room and a lovely breakfast. Nice, sweet people”. Salman Shakir, London, UK, June 2013.

“Thank you, Gordon and Joan, for trusting these rushed, worried parents who did not understand PayPal! The friendly warm welcome throughout our stay has been most appreciated. Gordon’s cooking – breakfast and dinner, Joan’s piano recital and the joys of Hazel and Heidi have given us a stay we will always remember!” Ann and Ken, Emsworth, UK, June 2013.

“Thank you both for an amazing stay – we had THE best night’s stay! You are both wonderful people and a pleasure to meet!” Kieran and Holly, Edinburgh, March 2013.

“Thank you for an enjoyable stay – hospitality was excellent, and fantastic food; you are made to feel at home. The room was very comfortable and clean – it was a home away from home. The dogs are fantastic! I would recommend to family and friends.” Beverley Brown, Spendon, Derby, UK, February 2013.

“Thank you for a wonderful stay. You made us feel like home or even better! You took really good care of us and we wished we could stay longer. You have a lovely home!” Mariel and Ana, Montevideo, Uraguy, January 1013.

“5 Star accommodation and hospitality! A lovely home and setting with wonderful personal touches – delicious home-made bread, pretty toilet paper and an uber comfortable bed! See you again sometime – all the best!” Viv & Pete, Twickenham, London, UK, September 2012.

“Thank you for your hospitality- we had a very pleasant night! The breakfast was excellent. Thank you again so much for your kindness – and your two wonderful dogs!”                   Julien Damestoy, Le Bouscat, France, September 2012.

“Dear Joan and Gordon, just a wee note to thank you for the lovely meal we had on Monday. The dinner was excellent and we enjoyed the musical interlude that followed. Thank you also for taking care of Mollie for us. We know she was very pleased with our choice of B&B and we will certainly keep you in mind if we have any friends visiting Scotland. With Best Wishes”  Margaret and Tom Campbell, Rhu, Scotland, September 2012.

“Thank you so much for a wonderful stay; you’ve welcomed me to your home as an honoured guest!  And I can recommend the delicious dinner by candlelight!.”                 Mollie Lenthall, Sidney, Australia, September 2012. 

“Excellent B&B! Very warm welcome, beautiful comfortable home and delicious breakfasts. Loved the peace and quiet, and also meeting Hazel and Heidi! Thank you so much – hope to be back!” Colette Murray, Landalstown, Antrim, NI, September 2012.

Gordon, thanks for the excellent breakfast! And thanks for the wonderful and professional piano recital, Joan! We loved to stay in your perfect B and B!” Boudeiiyn & Pira Gros, Allunan, The Netherlands, September 2012.

“Many thanks for a very comfortable stay and excellent breakfast! Next time I hope to stay for longer!” Eric Caldwell, Ty-Nawydd, Cefn Canol, Wales, September 2012.

“Really nice stay in your beautiful Bed and Breakfast! We adored to live during these days in your home, and congratulations for the delcious breakfasts! Thank you for the lovely concert and your trust” Sonia and Mario, Madrid,Spain, September 2012.

“Dear Family Mowat, Thank you so much for your hospitality and for the excellent conditions that you have given me during my stay in Helensburgh. I returned home with the most beautiful impressions of you. When I will come next time, I will like for sure to stay again in your pleasant and comfortable home. It was a real pleasure to meet you! We hope to see you again”     Sergiu Burca, Republic of Moldova, August 2012

“Our last night before we go back to France and what a place to stay: a perfect B&B! The welcome, the concert, the royal breakfast and two beautiful playing dogs who have made our children so happy! Thanks a lot to the three of you for welcoming us!” Amélie & Damien Figeac, Paris, August 2012. See comment on airbnb website.

“A big thank you to you all! We never had a better time in UK. Scotland is the best and most beautiful country we have ever seen!” Patrycja & Tadeusz Parzuchowski, Poland, August 2012

“A Hidden Gem, Lovely Stay!” Anthony and Nannan, Aberdeen, August 2012

“Thank you for a wonderful stay. You made us feel like home or even better. You took really good care of us and we wish we could stay here longer. You have a lovely home.” Mariel and Ana, Uruguay

“PAR EXCELLENCE!” Had a lovely time – charming hosts + Hazel and Heidi!” Anne Marie and John Stewart – Partick, Glasgow, July 2012

“A warm welcome – very hospitable – accommodation and food first class!” Malcolm and Wendy Penny, Stokenchurch, Bucks, England, July 2012

“Thank you both for making us so welcome and looking after us. We had a lovely time in Scotland and you gave us lovely food. Hazel and Heidi also made us welcome and we’ll miss them! Such a lovely home. Thank you so, so much! We hope to visit again when we come back to Scotland” Auriel and Ian Colquhoun, Prentice Gardens, Bedfordshire, England, July 2012.

“Home again and reflections on a wonderful start to our holiday in Scotland. We arrived at Joan and Gordon’s home and were greeted like old friends. They have a lovely home nestled in a beautiful garden with a stream running through it. The accommodations were comparable to a 4 star hotel with a lovely room and bathroom. Joan has anticipated every possibility for a guest’s comfort and the room was beautifully decorated. Gordon prepared a delicious and beautifully presented breakfast with flowers on the table and homemade bread. We stayed one night and truly wished that we had been able to spend more time. Joan and Gordon are wonderful and it would have been a treat to share more time. Be sure to ask Joan to play for you on the piano. In addition, Helensburgh was an unexpected gem of a small town and would have provided a great place to adventure from and also many tempting walks through the town itself. Gordon and Joan were both helpful with our planning for the next day and in the morning we said good bye to new friends, Joan and Gordon and their golden retrievers. “ Mark and Rebecca Dawson, Washington State, USA, June 2012. See comment on airbnb website.

“What a beautiful home to stay in! We really enjoyed the comfort and the quiet. Thank you for a tasty dinner and breakfast, but especially for your interesting company and help. Excellent Bach and Chopin!” Florence and Grahame Rankin, Kiama, Australia, June 2012. See comment on airbnb website.

“A chef, Gordon, a pianist, Joan – and a nice family in an exquisite setting. Thank you for the talk, the food and the recital! Thanks for the warm welcome, and all the tiny details that made our stay here a great moment.” Natasha Segala and Clement Chaine, France, June 2012 

“We had a really nice evening with the two of you, and your dogs! Thank you for the entertainment with the harp and the piano. Thank you for the nice staying!!! We wish you just the best and good time making B& B Lilly & Willy Kornek, Austria, June 2012

“A really lovely place to stay.  The room is very comfortable and nice with furnishings from Laura Ashley.  Out of the window you can see part of the beautiful nature around the loch.  I stongly recommend this friendly B & B”.   Jónína Sæmundsdóttir, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 2012.