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“An incredible place, absolutely breathtaking!”
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Craigadam
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“An incredible place, absolutely breathtaking!”
Reviewed 19 October 2010

On arrival our first impression was 'WOW!'. We were greeted with a cheery smile and shown everything we could need from afternoon tea with homemade cake in the drawing room to the honesty bar for a large G&T! We had the Scottish room, which was beautifully decorated with attention to detail that made it really special, and we looked out onto the courtyard that has a magnificent fountain as the centre piece.
Dinner was a set menu with any likes/preferences, dietary requirements and dislikes taken into account. Twice baked cheese souffle that tickled the tastebuds, followed by Organic Lamb that is produced on the farm and homemade meringue icecream - I couldn't move afterwards because the food was so delicious I didn't want to leave a scrap! We trundled into breakfast at 9am with a full selection of continental to choose from cereal, fruit, yoghurt and juices as well as anything cooked. My boyfriend had a Full breakfast which covered every inch of china and I had scrambled eggs and smoked salmon - home smoked so the waitress told me, so I placed an order for a side to be sent to my parents.
To top it off, we weren't rushed out of our room as soon as we paid, we took a lovely stroll into the hills of the estate, through fields of sheep and a smattering of highland coos - up on the hill is absolutely breathtaking. Somewhere that I hope to return on a more regular basis - definitely somewhere you can become addicted to!
I have never stayed anywhere so accomodating, service with a smile is an understatement, the staff really looked like they loved being at work, and great value for everything we got; £45pppn and £26.50 for dinner, an absolute bargin!
Thank you so much again for your wonderful hospitality.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2010

Industrial boiler type sounds from 4.50 a.m. onwards
(think airport hotel)
ensuite measured 2ft 10 x 7ft ( approx)
loose toilet seat,
hairs in shower,
pet spider and web in ensuite
dirty shower head,
cracked shower tiles
badly DIY decorated walls
wallpaper bubbling in places
cracked window
worn settee
stained pillow case
bed decorative cushions stacked on floor
too many restrictive notices about guests expected conduct
not what one expects for around £100 per night,except the great other guests

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Craigadam, Owner at Craigadam, responded to this review, 20 October 2010
I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Craigadam.
I am unable to locate your bill to refund your money to you.I cannot find an invoice for £100 single night stay for one.Our rate is £45 b and b with a single supplement of £15.
If you would like to contact me with your details I can arrange the refund.
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yorkshire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2010

We are a roving shooting syndicate, the hospitality was superb, 4 of our party due to delays did nor arrive until 10.00pm.

Despite this Richard Pickup and staff provided a full dinner for them with a smile.

The whole experience was first class and we would recommend to all.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Cambridge, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2010

Craigadam House really has the wow factor. We drove up the sweeping drive bordered by fields of Highland cattle to arrive at a fabulous house with views to die for. We were greeted by Nicola who showed us our very pretty room (The Scandinavian Suite) . She also showed us the huge panelled dining room with banquet size table where we would be eating later and the adjoining billiard room with honesty bar. Later she brought us tea and cake to our room. Our room was beautifully decorated and had quirky touches like the squeaky corridor to the bathroom. We felt like we were visitng friends rather than paying guests. Food cooked by Celai was utterly delcious and as Craigadam is licenced we enjoyed a very good bottle of Sancerre with it. Wonderful!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 July 2010

I recently stayed at Craigadam for the second time this year with my partner. Both times we had the most fantastic stay. The setting is absolutely beautiful with some lovely walks from the door. The food is truly first class and we were made to feel very welcome by Celia and Richard. Special mention to Barbara who was so friendly and helpful and went out of her way to make us feel welcome. Thank you and we will be back.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dumfries and galloway
1 review
Reviewed 6 July 2010

Myself, my husband and family and friends with whom we have visited, really can't rate everything about Craigadam highly enough - the venue, the accommodation, the scenery, the hosts (Celia and Richard), and their fantastic, friendly and extremely efficient team! The warmest welcome we received on our first visit has endured and has been reflected in every aspect of every visit since. Our visits over the last year or so have included...
- intimate dinner and drinks evenings,
- the most fantastic and fun-filled wedding reception we could ever have imagined (we benefited from very generous first class advice and assistance with our planning before hand as well as Celia and Richard's efforts to make the venue look stunning, and their organisation and hospitality on the day),
- a post-wedding bbq party in the orchard (organised to look idylic, great fun and exceptionally well catered (Richard's venison burgers are an absolute must to sample!))
- a very well planned and catered for surprise birthday party for a friend, and
- our most recent visit to celebrate our first wedding anniversary (just about as special as our wedding weekend last year thanks to all at Craigadam!).

The themed bedrooms around the courtyard, with french doors opening out are fabulous - spotlesslessly clean, relaxing and comfortable, peaceful, classy and yet full of character. Each room is unique.
Everything about the food is absolutely devine! They use their own produce and couldn't use it any better! Firm favourites of ours to be recommended are their hot smoked salmon, roast lamb, home made meringue ice cream with fresh strawberries and rasberries, and their fabulous breakfasts. Personal preferences are very well catered to.
An honesty bar is available and is well stocked including with local produce. It's a charming and very nice touch.
Most of all, the service received at Craigadam is truly second to none. No request is too much trouble, and the attention to detail and service received is always exceptional. It truly is a very special place, that has consistently exceeded our expectations. Every need and wish is catered for to the very highest standard in a manner that seems truly effortless. We also feel that it offers great value for money. Craigadam has become our favourite (luxury) home from home, and we very much look forward to planning the next of our many future visits.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge
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Reviewed 20 June 2010

Stayed for a long weekend with my husband and had a super time.. Craigadam is situated in a stunning location and we were welcomed like family. The rooms were clean and well maintained. The food was marvelous. We especially enjoyed meeting other guests round the vast dining table..! My husband is a keen sportsman and he loved chatting to Richard and the other guests. Good food, good wine, good company what more can one ask for? Celia and her team made the whole weekend interesting and relaxing for both of us and we will most definately be returning soon.!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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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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