Bed & Breakfast

In 2016, I decided that we would rent out a bedroom in our house, for guests to stay over.

I can only say that it has been a great experience.

Over the period we have meet some really lovely & interesting people.

Some of our guests have wanted to keep themselves to their selves , That`s fine by us. Others have really engaged with us & its felt like family friends we have had staying with us.

There`s a double bed which faces the window. Most guests have loved waking up to the sound & sight of the sea. If that's not to your liking, we have reinstated the original wooden shutters & the bed room has been described as giving  sensory deprivation. its so dark & quiet! Roddy McKenzie has painted a  Henri Rousseau themed frieze. 52 animals are somewhere in the jungle!

The sitting area has an open fireplace,  I think that its dated from 1950`s & the pattern on it compliments the herringbone parquet flooring. Our original plan was to have 2 bedrooms, so we installed a rolltop bath & small toilet in the room, but have since decided to have a sofa bed instead which now means that relaxing in the bath with a real fire is a total indulgence!


I love the look of natural wood, so have invested many hours sanding & stripping the doors , windows & shutters back and finished with oil. know that they aren't perfect with bumps & flaws, but we wouldn't have it any other way. The furniture has all been repurposed - the bedroom suite had been in my grandpa's house, it was in my bedroom when I was a teenager. It`s new home is now here at Croy. I bet it could tell a tale or two.

The bathroom has a large walk-in shower with rain shower Roddy has painted the Hokusai inspired mural.... but check out the subtle difference in the mountain tops!

I buy my shampoo & conditioner from if you use ELECTRICBRAGALLERY you can claim 10% at checkout.

Continental breakfast - fresh fruit cold meats & cheeses have always suited guests. There`s plenty of tea /coffee & I like to support the local farm shop by using their produce.  Croy shore is a fantastic place to visit from the stormy seas to the super calm - glass like conditions. There's no end to beautiful sunsets. A Beautiful Day, swimming or paddle boarding or even just walking on the beach is a lovely way to spend a summer day. My beach movie with sound the sound of the wind & waves makes you feel refreshed & optimistic. hopefully wanting to visit our beautiful coast.

If you would like to stay with us please contact us for more details - Contact  here.



A Beautiful Day

It has been another sunny hot day here at Croy Shore.

I enjoyed time out on my paddleboard tonight. The sea was really calm, allowing me to see the sand seaweed & rocks below. I don`t  go far out to sea. My choice is swimming along the coast, but I always wear my lifejacket even though the water is not very deep. I really don`t understand why everyone is not safety aware? The quick temperature change of falling into cold can be a real temperature change if the sun has been beating on you for some time & you fall into fairly deep water, which is only warm on the surface... can be a real shock to the body sending it into panic mode.  I also wear old leggings & a long-sleeved top, just to protect me from extensive sun exposure.

Lots of local beaches have been bothered with jellyfish, but here at Croy shore we seem to be really lucky, I only saw a couple of dead ones on the sand. Having done some research I learnt that Jelly fish are made up of a high percentage of water, and once out of the water they dehydrate and die. Nature is a wonderful thing. The  incoming tide washes then back into the sea, if they don`t provide food for other marine life, they fall to the seabed. decompose, then reform into another more simplified form of life.

Finishing off with a swim in the sea. I find swimming in the sea is really helpful in de-stressing. Certainly when I was lying on my back looking at the blue sky with the sun warming me I couldn`t have felt any more contented.


My end of swim routine is a shower in my new wet room. I have been using my favourite shampoo & conditioner

which is vegan friendly  & uses plastic free packaging. I love that my shampoo & conditioner come in solid block form, ensuring no waste. if you use ELECTRICBRAEGALLERY at checkout you will receive a 10% discount

Christine of  is my  go to choice for beautiful soap. Christine studied aromatherapy, so her products smell absolutely delicious. She uses natural ingredients with minimal packaging Her soap is simple & natural looking also leaves your skin feeling wonderfully soft.  I think my favourite is the geranium & bergamot.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Like the shampoo & conditioners the soap is hand made, the lovely heart shapes are also cut by hand. Alexa Hope made the soap dish. Tonight I am hoping for a blissful sleep.....zzzzzz.