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The Knowe
Ranked #14 of 34 Callander B&B and Inns
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
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“Fantastice Experience”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

My wife and I stayed at The Knowe for three nights in August of 2011 with our parents and grandparents. The rooms were very nice and large. Breakfast was fantastic each morning. Best of all were Ray and Ashley who helped us thoroughly with every question and concern we had during our stay. Ray was even nice enough to have one of the pubs downtown hold a table for my wife and I so we could get away from the family for a bit. Later that night we played trivia in the same pub with Ray and his family. Oh, and we lost because we couldn't answer a question about the US! go figure. They gave us a nice prize for having one of the worst scores that evening, thought :)

The topping on the cake was when I was so absent minded that I left our camera in our room and didn't realize it till the next day when we were well on our way back to Aberdeen. Ashley was nice enough to package it up and send it back to us in Maryland! Wonderful customer service and I would highly recommend The Knowe if you're staying in that part of Scotland for a while.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Sydney
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

We stayed here in July for two nights.

The Knowe is located a few streets back from the main part of Callander.

The owners were lovely and advised us on places to eat and popular sites to visit.

Breakfast was huge and very well-prepared.

The room had huge windows with great district views - lots of natural light. There were only two single beds available - however, the owners pushed these together and made a king-sized bed - extremely comfortable!

Only downside was the wi-fi was not working - however, head to the Waverley Hotel - nice staff, great food, great beers and free wi-fi :-)

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Yarm, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Had a lovely two day stay in late August. Great en suite bedroom with separate sitting room, with lovely views out across Callander. Building has an interesting history. Breakfast was excellent - this Englishman really enjoyed the full Scottish, complete with nice haggis - with excellent fresh fruit and cereals. The owners were really friendly, rustled up a couple of packed lunches for us that we took on a hike around Loch Katrine, and gave us some good recommendations on where to eat - the main street is just a couple of pleasant minutes walk down the hill - Mhor Fish very good for unusual fish and chips. The surrounding area is lovely, and we definitely didn't do it justice in three days. Highly recommended......

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Scottish Borders
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

I am a tourist guide so stay in a variety of accommodations all over Scotland. The Knowe is in a lovely part of Callander, a gentle stroll to a variety of venues for dinner. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable beds, excellent showers.Breakfast was delicious, something to suit everyone, with the cooked dishes made fresh. Great off road parking in lovely location with stunning views over the town. Enjoy.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2011

The hosts could not be more friendly and accomodating, we got soaked through whilst out waking and all of our wet things were returned to us bone dry the following morning.Our room was very spacious and clean with plenty of hanging / drawer space . The breakfasts include fresh fruits and yoghurts as well as the full scottish.

Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Belfast
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Reviewed 2 February 2010

My wife and mum-in-law and I stayed here during the last leg of a driving tour around the Highlands and I have to say we were very impressed. Our hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming, and advised us on some lovely places to eat in Callander (they were spot on too!). The rooms were spacious, tastefully decorated and well-appopinted, having a wall mounted LCD TV with full Sky package - something I really appreciated as my team were playing that night on Sky Sports! The rooms and the bathrooms were spotlessly clean. The breakfast was superb and I can highly recommend the full Scottish. The town of Callander is a few minutes walk away, and although there isn't an awful lot to do it is a nice wee place. I would unhesitatingly recommend The Knowe to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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Bradford
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Reviewed 18 July 2009

Our room was not deserving of the 4 star rating, the room was not clean an had cobwebs, the most disgusting thing was when I went to make a cup of tea, the tea pot had mouldy tea and mouldy tea bags in, goodness knows how long they had been there didnt give the immpression of cleanliness.
Have stayed in better 3 star than this.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Knowe
Address: The Knowe Ancaster Road | Perth, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8EL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Callander
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Ranked #14 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Callander
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Knowe 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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