Stopping off overnight at Corran House Hostel, on my way to the Isles, it struck me what a simple solution they provide for breakfast, (read on to find out more!). Part of a grand Victorian terrace on Oban’s waterfront, Corran House provides room only accommodation in private and shared rooms.
The kitchen is the heart of the building, an area to socialise in, that is if you are not in the bar downstairs on hanging out in the lounge! I guess most guests used to hostelling bring their own breakfast supplies, or go out for a full Scottish breakfast in the town. For those disorganised souls like me there is a great backup available in Corran Houses kitchen with a choice of items available to purchase, paid for using an honesty box.
There is everything you need to make eggs on toast, or take a breakfast of cereal and toast. Tea, coffee and fruit juice are available and there’s plenty of milk in the fridge. And while you are doing that you get to chat with others in the kitchen, find out where they have been and get ideas for where you might go next. The kitchen is spacious and modern, equipped for cooking evening meals or a full blown breakfast for those who enjoy their food, but for me and my disorganisation, it was just great to have the basics available for a few pennies.
It was a dreary day in February when I was there, but I enjoyed a bowl of porridge and sugar to set me up for the day. And a great conversation with a retired couple who were touring the Hebridies by bus.