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Craighead Howf

Craighead Farm, Braco FK15 9LP Scotland
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Craighead Howf is a traditional Scottish stone-built farmhouse and steading near Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland. It is unique in its quiet country setting, surrounded by natural gardens, a lochan and woodland areas. We have wonderful views, sunsets and privacy, yet thanks to our location we are ideally placed to base yourself for easy access to some of Scotland’s finest country and tourist attractions. Craighead Farm has been our family home since 1990 and in early 2000's we developed the steadings into what is now known as the Muckle Howf, the luxury 5 star holiday cottage. Since then we have created three gorgeous private glamping opportunities in the Wee Howf, the Summer Howf and the Tree Howf. We look forward to welcoming you to our little slice of Scottish heaven!
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elsinormorgan wrote a review Oct 2020
Roslin, United Kingdom19 contributions3 helpful votes
Just come back from a couple of nights in the Wee Howf and have nothing but praise for this gem. Superbly presented accommodation, with a lovely touch of a bottle of fizz and a wee dram on arrival. Clear skies on the first night meant taking advantage of the BBQ firepit just outside. A rather awful second day's weather meant holing up inside and full use of the log burner - plenty hot enough! Lack of electricity wasn't an issue with lots of candles and lanterns to give a lovely glow. Shower, WC and washup right beside the main room. The wee shop kept us topped up with snacks and eggs from the onsite hens. 10/10 recommend. Next visit will be to a hobbit hole or Ian's latest project! Thank you both
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Posh_Whippet wrote a review Oct 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom22 contributions19 helpful votes
A magical stay in total seclusion; a wee house ( howf) like nothing ever experienced before with wood carved fittings and ‘decoration’. Definitely more ‘glam’ than camping. A huge cast iron bath, wood burning stove with Prosecco and whisky awaiting arrival! The attention to detail, comfort and cleanliness is truly 5* . The skill and artistry in building the howf shows how very talented and imaginative Ian and Heather are in realising such a unique self-catering stay. We are planning a revisit already.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Craig Hunter wrote a review Sep 2020
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Just returned from an a wonderful two night stay in the Bag end at Craighead howfs. This place is simple amazing the attention to detail is outstanding, to know Ian the owner built these himself makes you appreciate the hard work and dedication involved. The cosy log burning fire was fantastic and the slipper bath was a real touch of luxury. As the weather was great we were able to enjoy a walk to take in the surrounding and all the animals this place has to offer. In the evenings we were able sit out at the fire enjoying a bbq and a few drinks both nights of our stay. We will definitely return and try one of the other fantastic howfs this place has to offer.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Ian Keir, Owner at Craighead Howf
Responded 27 Sep 2020
Hello - thankkyou so much for your great review - really is appreciated. We are so chuffed that you had such a great stay. Looking forward to seeing you again hopefully before too long - we will try and arrange the gorgeous weather for you again but then there is something really nice being inside one of the Howfs with the fire on all cosy and listening to the weather outside!!!! Kind regards Heather & Ian
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Bexy90 wrote a review Aug 2020
United Kingdom15 contributions17 helpful votes
We have just returned from 2 wonderful nights at Craighead Howfs. We stayed in Bagend - one of the hobbit houses and it was absolutely fantastic. The house was so well done and there has been so much love and attention to detail put into it. It was so cosy with the log burning fire and the luxurious slipper bath! We had a BBQ the first night and it was so lovely to sit out in the peace and quiet and take in the glorious countryside. Unfortunately the typical Scottish weather reared it’s ugly head for the rest of our stay, but we were quite happy to cosy up with a book and relax inside. We really enjoyed meeting all the animals, especially the lovely cat (Esther we think) that kept coming back for lots of attention! It was so nice to switch off for a couple of days and we can’t wait to return and maybe try one of the different howfs!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Ian Keir, Owner at Craighead Howf
Responded 27 Sep 2020
Hello Thankyou for your lovely review and for the great compliments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much, the animals are all doing well. So many people have loved being with us this year to escape and switch off from everything. Really looking forward to seeing you again, keep your eye on the web site, we are hoping to have the new stone Howf open with the others at the end of March next year - you could be its first guests!!!!! Kind regards Heaher & Ian
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Emily M wrote a review Aug 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom78 contributions40 helpful votes
Having stayed in the Summerhowf back in 2015, we decided we were well overdue another visit to this most magical place. This year we booked The Burrow for 3 nights and had another completely awesome time. The Burrow is the cutest, cosiest hobbit house you could imagine. Beautifully handcrafted by Ian and his son this is an idyllic place to stay in. The interior is stunning and luxurious, spotlessly clean and beautiful touches everywhere. The setting is amazing with only hills and fields for miles, it is a wonderful view from which to enjoy a glass of wine and BBQ. And when the rain becomes torrential (which it did!) it is the perfect place to shore up in with the cosy log burner and a good book. Heather and Ian are exceptionally welcoming and should be very proud of the little piece of heaven they have created. Next time we are hoping to try the Treehowf 😃 Oh yes there will definitely be a next time!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ian Keir, Owner at Craighead Howf
Responded 27 Sep 2020
Hello and thankyou so muchfor your very kind and thoughtful review. We are so glad your second visit didn't dissapoint! The Tree Howf awaits your next visit and then of course there is the new one to try next year too!!! Looking forward to seeing you back again soon. Kind regards Heather & Ian
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Frequently Asked Questions about Craighead Howf
Which popular attractions are close to Craighead Howf?
Nearby attractions include Argaty Red Kites (5.0 miles), Dunblane Cathedral (4.2 miles), and Andy Murray's Gold Post Box (4.2 miles).
Is parking available at Craighead Howf?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Craighead Howf?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chez Roux, Another Tilly Tearoom, and The Riverside.
Are there any historical sites close to Craighead Howf?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunblane Cathedral (4.2 miles), Ardoch Roman Fort (2.4 miles), and Atlantic Wall on Sheriffmuir (4.3 miles).