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Thistle House Guest House

St Catherines Inverary, Cairndow PA25 8AZ Scotland
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Cairndow
Thistle House sits on the shores of Loch Fyne in the small village of St Catherines. Many of our bedrooms overlook the loch over to Inveraray and its castle. We are perfectly situated on the west coast of Scotland to enjoy the wonderful Cowal Peninsula and many west coast islands.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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jenzvb wrote a review 13 Sep
Northern ireland52 contributions28 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night and cannot fault it. A very warm welcome with tea/coffee and homemade treats on arrival. Sue (hope that is the right name) was very friendly and willing to chat. Room was very comfy and clean. Breakfast had plenty of choice and was very tasty. Lovely views over Loch Fyne and a very peaceful setting.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Gillian M wrote a review Aug 2021
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Before I stayed here I read several reviews that said the owners Sue and Avril couldn't have done more for their guests. I cannot emphasis enough just how true this is. They are the most accommodating and welcoming hosts I've ever met. The room we stayed in, Campbell room, had the most beautiful view onto the Loch. It was big and bright and the bed is so comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and caters for everyone's needs. I couldn't finish it this morning so what was left was wrapped for me for my onward journey. We spent a day in Inveraray and had dinner at the Creggans Inn. Which was a lovely meal. I cannot praise this beautiful guesthouse and the hosts highly enough. They really do go above and beyond to make your stay a wonderful experience. Thank you Sue and Avril!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ladynuffers wrote a review Aug 2021
Doncaster, United Kingdom19 contributions26 helpful votes
From the minute we arrived, Sue and Avril were the most welcoming guest house owners we have ever met. Nothing was too much trouble for them Breakfast was superb and they were insistent on feeding us up. When I booked, I emailed to tell them it was our 20th wedding anniversary, Sue even booked all our evening meal restaurants for us. The ladies even put our champagne in the fridge on our anniversary day. The cake and shortbread was a lovely touch every afternoon when we came back to our room. The room we had was stunning and a very good size. We walked Ben Nevis on Sunday on Sue kindly prepared our breakfast early so we could leave early and gave us drinks to take with us. We will definitely be back. The ladies are the most perfect hosts. Thank you Sue and Avril. You made our stay so special. The anniversary card was a lovely touch.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
CRM wrote a review Aug 2021
Ayr, United Kingdom207 contributions88 helpful votes
Thistle Guest House really is superb. Avril & Sue are welcoming, helpful & friendly hosts. My family & l enjoyed our 4 night stay very much. We had 2 rooms - Stewart & Campbell & both were beautifully furnished & spotlessly clean. The guest lounge is a lovely room to relax in. The view over Loch Fyne to Inveraray & the castle there is lovely. Breakfast each morning was excellent - wide choice, high quality & perfectly cooked. Thankyou Avril & Sue for such a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jamie C wrote a review Aug 2021
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We had the pleasure of staying here this weekend (5 kids and 5 adults) Avril and Sue were so welcoming and made us tea and cake on our arrival. Nothing was too much for them. They were friendly and made everyone feel at home The breakfast is amazing, good quality and plenty of it. The rooms are lovely and clean and each have their own TV which is great for tired kids who need a break from all the lovely outdoor stuff nearby. I would highly recommend this guesthouse.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$109 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeCairndow
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thistle House Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Thistle House Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Argyll Adventure - Inveraray (2.5 miles), Inveraray Castle (1.9 miles), and Inveraray Jail (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thistle House Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Thistle House Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Thistle House Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thistle House Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Samphire Seafood Restaurant, Brambles Cafe & Bistro, and The George.
Are there any historical sites close to Thistle House Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Inveraray Jail (1.5 miles), Inveraray Bell Tower (1.6 miles), and Inveraray Cross (1.6 miles).