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“A very nice place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ciar Mhor

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Ciar Mhor
Ranked #2 of 4 Dunblane B&B and Inns
1 review
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“A very nice place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

We've been here once for 1 night and one week later for another two nights during our trip trough Scotland. Its a very nice place to stay. The McGregors are very friedly and helpful. The breakfast was good and enough, if we wanted more, just ask. Both times we've got a Tea or coffee for welcome. The location is really beautyful with the river behind the house! We will come back thats for shure!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

I have stayed with Jean and Ewan on several occasions and found their home a wonderful relaxing place to stay. The views from the lounge are stunning with the river flowing past the window. I have always found the rooms clean, cosy and comfortable. After a wonderful breakfast you will find that Dunblane is a convenient base for all areas and returning to the comfort of Ciar Mhor in the evenings, relaxing in the beautiful lounge makes the trip worthwhile. Jean made you feel like part of the family rather than a guest in this wonderful house. Will definitely be staying here again on our next trip to Scotland!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Fettercairn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

We stayed here last year when attending a classic car show in nearby Bridge of Allan and were delighted and happy with our stay that we booked to return again this year. Jean is a lovely welcoming host and you feel that you are staying with a close family relative rather than a B&B owner.We had a lovely clean double room and a great sleep and she even put on the log fire in the Private Guest Lounge in the evening in order that we could sit their in comfort and watch TV which was very thoughtful, we were joined by another couple who were a pleasure to meet and thay too were delighted with their accommodation .We are returning in June and are looking forward to it already. Thank you once again for your great hospitality and kindness and for being so nice.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

We stayed at Ciar Mhor for 2 nights recently while attending a family party in Dunblane. The location was lovely right next to the river, we saw a heron one day and also enjoyed watching the dogs in the park. Our room on the ground floor was very comfortable and the breakfasts were great with the eggs coming from the hens kept by Ewan and Jean. The lounge was a lovely place to relax with a good book and Jean very kindly lit the fire for us when we came back in the afternoon having been caught in a very heavy shower of hailstones. Would stay at Ciar Mhor again if visiting the area.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Just stayed recently whilst at a wedding! The lady of the house was not very helpful no matter what we asked. Rooms were ok decor but freezing at night! Only one room en suite! The breakfast was terrible.... the cereal seemed like it had been in the tupperware containers for years and we had to ask for milk. There was a small jug of orange juice, enough for 2 people even though there were 6!! When we asked for more the jug was taken away and then returned with small amount, again for approx two people. The cooked breakfast was also very poor with very little, no bread, beans etc. Just overall very disappointing and I would never stay again!!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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jeanmacgregor, Owner at Ciar Mhor, responded to this review, 18 April 2012
I too am disappointed at such a bad report - the first in over 12 years of providing B&B.
I would disagree with their opinion that I was unhelpful as all 3 items which I was asked for, I supplied.
It was bad judgement putting the heat off at night - as has happened for the last month -especially as these guests returned at 3. 30 in the morning on a very cold morning. This has been rectified by leaving the heating on when necessary.
I have to accept that - in their opinion - the breakfast was insufficient,although no-one else has ever mentioned this.
We were not asked at the time of booking if all the rooms were en-suite. All advertising has this information in it.
At no time during their stay was the breakfast or heating commented on.
I trust you find this helpful Jean
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

We stayed 2 nights here because a friend was getting married in Dunblane. The location is great - next to a little stream. We had a room on the ground floor which was lovely however we didn't have our own toilet and bathroom which was a bit disappointing. The staff advised us that is was our own but saw others using it. Hosts were very friendly, large homely lounge to relax in. Breakfasts were cooked and nice - made however you like it.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

My sister and I stayed at Ciar Mhor for 4 nights over Christmas while visiting family in Dunblane. We stayed in the family room on the first floor but as we were the only guests had free use of the spacious bathroom and lounge.

Sadly we didn't have the opportunity to spend much time in the lounge but it was an excellent place to wrap last minute presents while watching TV. The views out of the huge windows are amazing and it's really hypnotic watching the river - not to mention the antics of the dogs and their walkers on the opposite side of the river! Breakfasts were freshly cooked and very good - just right to set you up for the day.

All in all an excellent stay and so convenient for visiting our sister and brother-in-law - literally just down the road. Thanks to Jean and Ewan for letting us stay over Christmas and I hope we didn't put too much of a damper on your parties.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Ciar Mhor
Address: Ciar Mhor Auchinlay Road, Dunblane FK15 9JS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirling > Dunblane
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Dunblane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
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Ciar Mhor Dunblane, Stirling

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