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Craigiewood
Ranked #50 of 231 Inverness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Unique”
Reviewed 17 September 2011

Araminta and Gavin are good old fashioned hospitality. Their personal attention to your needs for the day was a breath of fresh air and the use of their local knowledge put to good use. Loved my stay with them and the local suggestion of dinner at the North Kessock Pub. perfect!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

The guest house was easy to find and just what we needed. Araminta was great in arranging dinner for us at the North Kessock Hotel. The room was cosy and the bed extremely comfortable. All the guest amenities were there from goodies in the bathroom to the selection of teas, coffee and hot chocolate in the room. Breakfast was delightful and good array of cereals and yoghurt followed by a full Scottish breakfast. We were sad to leave but will deffinately be back on a return visit.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Salisbury, Dorset, England
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

We had a lovely stay here. Armaminta and Gavin are charming, and make you so welcome. The location is fabulous, very rural and hidden away, but so close to Inverness. Our room was very comfortable and very clean. Breakfasts were delicious, aga cooked, sitting in the big kitchen. Lovely walks from the door and a super country place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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maryland
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

Minty and Gavin provide a very warm welcome at their cottage beautifully nestled amid the trees and gardens. Their comfortable home also offers a pleasant sitting room, with fireplace, that is overflowing with magazines, maps and other helpful information, or, better yet, enjoy chatting with the owners about the many things to do and see in the area. Be hopeful that during your visit Minty will be there preparing fresh scones and Gavin will be there (he may be away guiding a private garden tour) for your own personal tour around the grounds. Our two-night stay while on a car tour of the Highlands was much too brief (but long enough to see the elusive cats!). We anticipate a return visit and a longer stay!

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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harrow
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Reviewed 8 November 2010

We received a warm welcome, even though I had only booked the day before we arived and it was almost out of season. Minty and Gavin gave lots of helpful suggestions and advice for making the best use of our short time in the area. The location was wonderful with views of the sun setting behind the snow kissed mountains of the highlands. I had never been to the Black Isle before, but I will return and would want to stay at this B&B again.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Virginia
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Reviewed 19 September 2010

We wanted to stay near Inverness, but out in the country with views - and the owners (Gavin and Minty) gave us just what we wanted. The charming mid-century style home has all the conveniences and has them with charm. Gavin and Minty provided us with great suggestions of what to see and where to eat (in fact, they booked our first night's restaurant for us since we would be arriving late). The B&B is in a beautiful, peaceful area - great for hikers.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

A little gem nestled in spectacular Scottish countryside - only 4 miles from Inverness and easily accessible from the A9. We stayed for 3 nights and used Craigiewood as a base for exploring the Black Isle, Glen Affric and Loch Ness. The house is beautiful - a home away from home. The bedrooms are comfortable and spacious. There is free wi-fi and tea/coffee making facilities in the room. There is a sitting room with fire and 6 acres of meadows and gardens. Gavin and Minty are wonderful hosts. They are most helpful and accommodating - even of well-behaved doggies. They can advise of activities and excursions in the local area, provide maps and make restaurant reservations. They also make an outstanding breakfast!!

Highly recommended! Reservations are a must.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Craigiewood

Property: Craigiewood
Address: North Kessock, Inverness IV1 3XG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 231 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a beautiful rural location, yet only 10 minutes from Inverness, Craigiewood is ideally suited for touring the North of Scotland.On the Black Isles, we are between the Cromarty and Moray Firths and are close to Cawdor and Brodie Castles, Fort George and Culloden. The Isle of Skye, Applecross, Torridon and Ullapool are an easy day trip from Craigiewood. ... more   less 
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Craigiewood Inverness, Scotland

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