Breakfast at Fern Villa

Breakfast is included in the price of  your stay.

Enjoy your breakfast between 7.30am and 9.00am. If you would like an earlier breakfast (popular with photographers and walkers) please let us know the night before.

At the self-service area we offer:

  • Selection of cereals
  • Yoghurts
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Fruit Juice

Followed by a choice of freshly cooked:

  • Home-Made Oatmeal Porridge (made with milk, however please do ask if you’d prefer it made with water)
  • Griddled Back Bacon
  • Our Butcher’s own Pork Sausage
  • Free Range Eggs
  • Grilled Tomato
  • Mushrooms
  • Baked Beans
  • Stornoway Black Pudding
  • Breakfast Haggis (just like normal haggis but comes in a slice)
  • A Loch Fyne Kipper (a whole smoked herring)
  • Toast

This is accompanied by a pot of tea,cafetiere of coffee or a hot chocolate.  There  will be jam and marmalade on your table.

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan and Special Diets etc

Please let us know what you would like for breakfast at the time of booking as not all products are available in our local store and we may have to make a trip to a larger town.

Produce

We pride ourselves in buying quality fresh produce from Scottish suppliers wherever possible.

Our sausages, bacon, black pudding, haggis , large free range eggs, yogurts, fruit juices are delivered to us 3 times a week from Letterfinlay Specialist Foods, so we do not have to keep anything in the freezer.  They also mix their own muesli and we find that the blueberry and cornflower and the cranberry and pecan are favourites of our guests.

We buy jam and marmalade made by Mackays.  Mackays is a family business located between the berry fields of Scotland and Dundee the ‘Home of Marmalade’.  The preserves and marmalades are made in the traditional open pans with 100% natural fruit.

The oatmeal we are using at the moment is Hamlyns.   We prefer to use oatmeal ground for us at Golspie Mill, we drive up to collect a sack which involves a 6 hour round trip, but it hasn’t been possible to replenish our stocks yet.   David took part in the World Porridge Making Championships  in 2009, 2010 and 2011, sadly since then family commitments have prevented him from participating.

The kippers are from Loch Fyne, we buy them from Watts Fishmongers in Oban by the stone, this equates to about 28/30 kippers. These we do have to freeze and they are defrosted overnight. We used to grill them but after a recommendation from Loch Fyne these are now cooked in the oven in a foil tent. Kippers are smoked herring and come as a whole fish, David normally removes the head before cooking and if required he can remove the main bone for you.

The other daily produce like milk, butter, bread, tomatoes and mushrooms are bought on a daily basis from our local Co-Op.

Oh yes and the baked beans are by Heinz!