Mention for Craigatin House and Courtyard in todays The Herald!
Mention for Craigatin House and Courtyard in todays The Herald!
Returned home in the early hours after a truly amazing night at the Visit Scotland, Scottish Thistle Awards in Glasgow. Craigatin House and Courtyard WON the National Award for the Most Hospitable B&B/Guesthouse in Scotland! We are truly thrilled and delighted! Thanks to all our great staff, our wonderful guests and everyone who supports our very special #Pitlochry guesthouse. Thanks #VisitScotland and congratulations to all of last nights other winners and nominees.
The bustling town of Pitlochry is the gateway to the Highlands, located just outside the Cairngorm National Park. Pitlochry is a very popular town with a wide choice of accommodation, superb restaurants and bars, an internationally renowned theatre, great scenery and home to Scotland’s smallest distillery.
Just off the main A9 route north, Pitlochry is a busy stop-off point for people heading into the Highlands. It benefits from a number of superb sites to visit and attractions to see in a lovely setting on the River Tummel, backed by the mountain Ben Vrackie. Here are some of our favourite things to see and do when staying in Pitlochry
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
A stay in Pitlochry would not be complete without a visit to The Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Open every day throughout the year, the main Summer season of plays, concerts and shows runs from May to October
The Queens View
Located just 5 miles north of Craigatin House, this spectacular view – considered the best in Scotland – is definitely worth the short drive to get there. Gift shop, tearoom and toilets on site.
Loch Faskally & Faskally Woods
Both right on the door step of Craigatin House. A beautiful little loch with amazing views and delightful gentle paths that hug the shoreline, Loch Dunmore can also be found within the woods.
Ben Vrackie Mountain
One for the fit and active! Towering 841metres over Pitlochry, Ben Vrackie is a dominating sight, yet pretty straightforward to climb. Well defined paths will take you up and down in approx. 4 hours!
The Pass of Killiecrankie and Soldier’s Leap
The Pass of Killiecrankie is a magnificent wooded gorge with the River Garry flowing along its base. The Battle of Killiecrankie, the major event in the first of the Jacobite uprisings, was fought nearby. In July 1689 the peace and tranquility of this beautiful gorge was shattered when the first shots in the Jacobite cause were fired. One soldier escaped by making a spectacular jump across the River Garry at the spot now known as Soldier’s Leap.
Blair Castle – Blair Atholl
Situated 5 mile to the north of Craigatin House, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, Blair Castle enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire, a great day out!
The Waterfalls of Bruar
10 miles north of Craigatin House and located behind the fabulous House of Bruar, this famous and spectacular walk is a must when visiting the House of Bruar. Robbie Burns wrote the poem The Humble Petition of Bruar Water to the Noble Duke of Atholl about these beautiful falls.
The House of Bruar
10 miles north of Craigatin House you’ll find the fabulous House of Bruar. The House of Bruar enjoys a unique reputation for quality, and our art gallery, food hall and country clothing range showcase the best Scotland has to offer.
A 15 minute walk from Craigatin House, Blair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. After enjoying a leisurely conducted tour, you can mull over the distinctive character of the finished article as you sip your dram of Blair Athol 12 Year Old.
Reputed to be the smallest distillery in Scotland, home of Edradour 10-year-single malt whisky. Guided tours include a taste of Edradour whisky, an audio-visual presentation and a real insight into the traditional methods of whisky making.
Pitlochry has a wide range of retailers selling an eclectic mix of items from food, gifts, souvenirs and clothing, not to mention coffee shops and art galleries.
Craigatin House and Courtyard bed and breakfast hotel is tucked away in secluded wooded grounds in the Highland Perthshire town of Pitlochry, Scotland., This beautiful early Victorian, former Doctors house, has now been beautifully transformed into an award wiining, 14 bedroom, luxury, boutique bed & breakfast. Providing a unique blend of the traditional with the luxury of contemporary design. City chic in a rural setting.
The individually designed spacious deluxe rooms all have comfortable six foot wide beds and are decorated with stylish fabrics and furnishings and colour schemes. All rooms have large LCD TV’s with Freeview . We also have fast, free Wi-Fi access in all our bedrooms and public areas.
For special occasions, our luxury suite has all of the above with the addition of a private sitting room complete with Espresso coffee machine and two large TV’s. All our rooms have en-suite facilities with tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer.
Special diets catered for, off road parking available, ground floor deluxe double rooms and twin rooms available as well as a room with disabled facilities. Children over 13 years welcome, Craigatin House is completely non smoking.
Breakfast is served in our brand new modern, contemporary dining room, with large selection of books magazines and newspapers.
We offer a full range of breakfast choices including full Scottish, delicious pancakes and our famous Whisky porridge all prepared fresh to order. Flooded with natural light by huge modern windows with views across our large garden. Watch the garden birds and occasional red squirrel visitors or relax in our comfortable guest lounge, all centred around our large and welcoming log burning stove.
Pitlochry is set in spectacular highland scenery and is ideally located for touring Highland Perthshire or further afield. The town sits on the edge of the huge Cairngorm National Park and beside the beautiful River Tummel.
With a backdrop of surrounding hills and beautiful woodlands, it is wonderful walking country, make Craigatin House and Courtyard your choice when staying in Pitlochry!
Scotland is The Home of Golf, we have over 550 golf courses!
The game has flourished here for six centuries and remains one of the nation’s key attractions.
There is no finer place for a golf break than here at Craigatin House and Courtyard Pitlochry in the country that gave golf to the world! Highland Perthshire offers golfing fans a whole host of courses to play.
From the World famous golf courses like St.Andrews and Gleneagles (recent venue to The Ryder Cup) to our very own Pitlochry Golf Course.
The spectacular Pitlochry Golf Course is situated less than one mile from
Craigatin House and Courtyard.
The Pitlochry Golf course is one of the most picturesque in Perthshire with each hole affording not only a new and interesting challenge for the golfer, but also ever changing views of the glorious surrounding Pitlochry countryside.
Pitlochry Golf Course was created in 1908 by Troon’s Willie Fernie, who was commissioned by local landowner Colonel Charles Butter, and although some cosmetic changes have been implemented since,
Pitlochry is pretty true to its early style.
Stunning scenery and a fascinating course are the fundamentals at Pitlochry, so why not experience Craigatin House and Courtyard and a truly beautiful golf course during your next golfing tour of Highland Perthshire?
In addition to our Pitlochry Golf Course, close to Craigatin House we have the following Golf Courses all of which are just a short drive away:
Blair Atholl Golf Course
Blairgowrie Golf Course
Aberfeldy Golf Course
Strathtay Golf Course
Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Course
Crieff Golf Course
Kenmore Golf Course
Killin Golf Course
Website for Pitlochry Golf Club:
Craigatin House and Courtyard Website:
Once again the Pitlochry Festival Theatre has pulled together six fantastic shows for your enjoyment, creating yet another exciting, engaging and entertaining season.
The 2015 Summer line up of six shows (Stay Six Days, See Six Plays) is headlined by the wonderful Stephen Sondheim musical “A Little Night Music” along with five further equally spectacular productions which are: The Importance of Being Earnest, Improbable Fiction, Home and Beauty, Pyrenees and The Lady in the Van.
All shows and dates are now available on the Pitlochry Festival Theatres website:www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com with rooms still available to book at Craigatin House and Courtyard, book your room now! http://www.craigatinhouse.co.uk
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Almost 600 local business leaders will don their glad rags tonight for the second annual Courier Business Awards.
The glittering ceremony held at the Fairmont St Andrews Resort will be hosted by television funnyman Hugh Dennis and will see 12 firms recognised for their efforts in fields as diverse as retail, digital and online, agriculture, tourism, leisure and hospitality and manufacturing. Courier Country’s top family business will also be named, as will the best small firm operating in east central Scotland.
Craigatin House & Courtyard is nominated for an award in the Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Business of the Year category. All will be revealed later this evening! A summary video from last year here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLseOY6WVSg