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“Boutique rooms on a working estate” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Craigadam
Stafford
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138 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Boutique rooms on a working estate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Craigadam is a wonderful place, not just a splendid lodgings but a terrific experience. Richard & Celia provide more than you could ask for and are such hard working people it's hard to fathom how they manage to cater for guests alongside all their other responsibilities on this extensive estate. The rooms - all themed - are excellent as indeed is the whole house with it's peaceful sitting room, elegant dining room and billiard room. Richard provides sumptuous home cooked dinners, delicious farm produce to take home and the breakfasts are excellent and substantial so it's just was well there are extensive walks on and around the property. We liked it so much we rebooked immediately for another night on our return journey and we'll definitely stay here again when visiting Scotland.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank stuatm
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Craigadam, Owner at Craigadam, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Thank you for all your comments. We enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to seeing you again.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

A lovely family run hotel in a stunning location. The rooms are very spacious and presented very well. We were made to feel very welcome by all the family and the food was excellent. There are lovely long walks in the area and the scenery breath-taking. We will definitely visit again.

Room Tip: All rooms are fitted to a high standard
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hedges121
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Craigadam, Owner at Craigadam, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
We are pleased you enjoyed Craigadam, we hope your dog enjoyed it as much as you did!
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Based on the web site I would suggest that good is a fair rating for this B & B. No sign of Richard but Celia was always about and seemed to do everything. Perhaps this was why her initial greeting was a little abrupt.Our inability to find out how to lock the bedroom door and our initiative to lock the outside door and take the key for a couple of hours did not savour favour either as it turned out the neighbouring room's occupants could not get in. A little explanation about the doors and dodgy locks would have resolved this issue. (Later even found out the key and lock issue is in the hotel guide!)
Rooms were lovely and clean, fresh and pleasant. The Creole Room does not as it says have a bathroom. It has a shower room which is very small. Food was lovely (perhaps the starter was a little meagre) and feeding the 12 guests with the same fare for 3 courses should have delivered the meal for a little less than £28 a head. No waste and very local produce should mean better vfm. No complaints about the wine and bar prices. All pretty reasonable and nice range of whiskies. The lounge/drawing room was comfortable too and ideal for coffee. Staff were first class. Breakfast, ordered after the main meal the night before, was excellent although the staff struggled to get them out quickly to eat together. No waste there either other than the food that was left by some who could not eat the full Scottish. Loads of tea and toast on demand and the fruit juice and cereals and fruit were varied and tasty. Celia was more relaxed on our departure and appeared to have got over the key issue! She's actually a charming hostess who would appear to have far too much to do! Would we return. Probably just to soak up more of the estate and try some shooting and fishing..

Room Tip: take your pick but not Creole if you like a bath. Indian Room had a lovely big corner bath.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stopstick
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Craigadam, Owner at Craigadam, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Thank you for writing a review.
I'm sorry you felt that Richard's presence was missed - he would have been delighted for you to join him for a G & T in the lambing shed. He was in full flow in the sheep shed, lambing 1000 organic ewes! At this time of the year, as a working organic farm he is only to be found in the sheep shed.
If you do decide to return during the shooting season, you will have Richard's undivided attention from dawn until dusk, as he runs all the shoot days!
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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

We stayed here for one night which was absolutley amazing the staff food and the room was superb, the bath to die for but most of all its dog friendly. Even though it was a busy lambing time we were very well looked after.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jinette H
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Craigadam, Owner at Craigadam, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
We pride ourselves on being dog friendly. Blake, Craig, Skippy and Ben certainly enjoy making new canine friends! It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your brief stay.
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

We booked this from a 'travelling with dogs' guide as first night stay in Scotland. Most impressed with overall friendliness and hospitality. Themed room was spacious and well equipped overlooking courtyard. Dining room was several notches above most establishments. Of the 5 locations visited on our Scotland trip we rated this the best!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rupert62
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Craigadam, Owner at Craigadam, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
Thank you for your nice comments. Craigadam is our home as well as our business and it is always lovely to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

We had a really nice stay of 3 days. It is a country house and has a very homely and intimate feel. Celia, Richard and Nicola were very welcoming and friendly. Our room was huge and easily accommodated 2 adults, a nearly teenager and a dog without feeling cramped. The food is superb. If you want five-star luxury and modern decor it won't suit you.

Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

This was our 4th visit to Craigadam, we visited 3 times last year planning our wedding in Scotland and decided Craigadam was the perfect place to have our reception and honeymoon. During our visits last year we stayed dinner, bed and breakfast and each time we stayed in a different room, all of which were spacious, clean and cosy. The meals were always fantastic, and I am a very fussy eater but there was never anything I could say no to! There was definitely no other choice for our wedding meal.
This year we stayed in the cottage for the week and Celia organised a fabulous wedding reception for us. We did however have the wettest day for our wedding but as Celia and Richard's home is so beautiful we still had pictures we could be proud of.
The cottage is the most well equipped holiday home we have ever stayed in, and with having 2 children this was a godsend. The staff were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them.
We are overjoyed with our time at Craigadam and we know we will be visiting time and time again, not only is it fantastic for the two of us to have a romantic break away but we can bring the children for a brilliant family holiday. Craigadam feels like a second home to us now, we only travelled home today and I can not wait to go back already!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Craigadam

Property: Craigadam
Address: Kirkpatrick Durham DG7 3HU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Kirkpatrick Durham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkpatrick Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Craigadam 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seven Luxury En-Suite Bedrooms in the House. Award-Winning Game Cooking Billiards Room and Honesty Bar Comfortable Drawing Room with Log Fire Formal Dining Room Excellent Wedding Venue Craigadam House Dumfries Hotel nestlles in its own estate grounds near to the Galloway National Park, provides a picturesque setting and elegant venue for your break whether it is hotel or bed and breakfast or a shooting or fishing break or for exclusive weddings. ... more   less 
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