Thank you so much Alan for an incredible slackpacking experience with amazing scenery, great hosting, delicious food and seamless logistics! Each night was different and our last night at Bidstone just blew us away. You and Jules have put your hearts and souls into this and it shows!
We spent 2 fantastic nights at Bidstone Cottages. What a great spot, from the superb beer, the pizza, the warm kitchen, the beautiful walks, cosy rooms, comfy beds, the pigs, the turkeys, cows, the goats, Ed "mumble mumble" and Allan who even made sure it snowed a few mm. We highly recomend Bidstone
Allan was our guide on the Wartrail, not only a good guide but a great story teller! He definately saved the best for last, together with Jules they are excellent hosts, who welcomed us with their tasty home brew. We were treated to delicious pizza for dinner with an incredible moon rising. The views are stunning and our breakfast was cooked and served outside. A really great stay with attentive hosts, I look forward to a return visit.
Deon & Elbie Honiball
We did the Wartrail from 12-14 May 2021. Allan Isted was our guide. We started at Glengyle, then to Balloch, followed by Glengarrith and ending at Bidstone cottages. The scenery was breathtaking with autumn colours, rivers and awesome vistas high up in the mountains. Allan was a great guide with a lot of knowledge and patience. Together with his wife Jules they spoiled us with delicious pizzas and breakfasts. We enjoyed Ed and all the farm animals. The accommodation was cosy with a lot of character. All the other hosts on all the other farms were great. An unforgetable experience.
This fabulous farm is at the top of the Valley. The rooms are so cosy in little stone Cottages and a home stead. The hosts are just the best friendly folks and so is Rosie lovely. We were there when all the trees were changing to a glorious gold, magnificent sight. Certainly a treat.
What a lovely place to Stay
Amazing location, great host, awesome cottages. Best. Stay. Ever! Ed is awesome!
An amazing place. Wonderful host. Good atmosphere and brilliant place to stay for a couple of days