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“Always a warm welcome and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Creagan House

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Creagan House
Ranked #1 of 6 Strathyre B&B and Inns
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Always a warm welcome and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Its such a pleasure returning to Creagan House. Cherry Gunn gave us such a warm welcome and husband/chef Gordon continues to take pride in high quality dishes. In our 12 days in Scotland this year it was hands down still THE best breakfast and porridge. The location is a great starting point from Glasgow or Edinburgh and is the perfect place to start a Highland vacation.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Our family had exclusive use of Creagan for two days to celebrate the wedding of our son and his (now) wife which took place at the Registry Office in Callander. There is no way that I can find words to describe the amazing experience which all 10 guests enjoyed. There is no detail overlooked by Cherry the highly experienced and delightful front of house owner/manager.( Claridges would be happy to be run with such an efficient manager) Her husband, Gordon, the highly acclaimed chef has won numerous awards and, having sampled his food, we can understand why.
We have stayed in hotels and, eaten at many restaurants, all over the world and can honestly say that nothing can compare with our stay at Creagan. If you are thinking of celebrating a special occasion or just treating yourself, without doubt you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Every room is fantastic, well appointed and comfortable.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Madisonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Creagan House was recommended by some lovely friends so we knew our stay would be wonderful, but it turned out to be what memories are made of! We enjoyed everything about Creagan House, including the small details like the Molton Brown hand lotion in our room and the hand crafted pottery on the dinner table. The atmosphere was warm and casually elegant thanks in part to our engaging and delightfully witty hostess, Cherry. Our dinner was by far the best of our two week trip and we particularly enjoyed the fresh vegetables(hand picked that morning) and the award winning smokie in a poky. We were in the area for the Lochearnhead Games and we will stay at Creagan House whenever we are fortunate enough to return. It was like visiting family abroad and therefore difficult to move on when it came time to continue our trip. If you are ever in their beautiful part of Scotland, do stay with Cherry and Gordon and let them help you make some incredible memories!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cumbria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

I found Creagan by a combination of Sawday and Tripadvisor and it very much fitted our bill. We wanted a cosy but special place for a small family gathering to celebrate my dad's 80th and we found it at Creagan. We had exclusive use for the weekend and so it was like a rather elegant house party with no cooking, cleaning or washing up involved! We used all 5 rooms and had a couple of teenagers and a 4 year old with us and everyone was able to enjoy the space, the rooms and the garden.
Sometimes pictures on websites can mean you get rather a let down when you see the real thing (careful lighting, wide angle lenses etc!) However if anything I would say that Creagan is more attractive in the flesh than in its pictures! The rooms are all different and all lovely with some fabulous pieces of carved oak furniture. One bedroom is downstairs (the only twin) which was ideal for the teenage lads as one of them is a wheelchair user. (Not power chair-able as there are 2 steps at the front door and the lounge is quite snug but just fine for manual chair.)
Great touches like china cups and a teapot in each room, plus real fresh milk in a flask..
And then there is the food....absolutley delicious....even had my dad trying sauces and combinations I never thought he would! Wonderful veg too...inc. the first new potatoes from the garden. We only ever saw Gordon the chef and husband of Cherry, our host, through the window of the kitchen...but it is obvious that he takes a great pride in his work and has a very good palate. And all the lovely food is complemented by a very extensive and varied wine list.
The dining room too was fantastic and again having it to ourselves felt very special.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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nottinghamshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Stopped for one night en route to noirth-west Scotland. Were only able to stay for B&B so unable to comment on the evening meal. Very friendly welcome from Cherry who was helpful throughout our short stay. Pleasant, cosy room, perhaps a little on the small side (but do we need the acres of space some hotel rooms provide?) but nicely furnished and very comfortable. This room (the Rowan room) overlooks the rear of the hotel and offers the delightful bonus of watchinbg the red squirrels feeding from the bird feeders early in the morning. The breakfast menu is extensive and all breakfast are individually and beautifully cooked. The dining room is like a miniature baronial hall and is full of character but perhaps a little lacking in atmosphere. Overall a delightful stay.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

Arrived to a welcome from a red squirrel in the garden. Lovely 4 poster room with nice bathroom. Excellent dinner served in attractive and spacious dining room and a very friendly hostess. Food was interesting - smokie in a poky wirth a go!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

Right from the off you just know that something is going to be right, Cherry makes you feel right at home and is the font of all local knowledge. The food is fantastic thanks to Gordon who does his bit exceptionally well in the Kitchen.
Our room was spacious, comfortable and had all the creature comforts you wanted.
If your looking for a stop off or a few days break, I would highly recommend Creagan House.
Oh, and it has a good selection of Whisky!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Creagan House
Address: Strathyre | Callander, Strathyre, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK18 8ND, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Strathyre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Strathyre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Creagan House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Creagan is a devil to define, but a delight to find! For an escape from life's fast lane and a real taste of Scotland, a visit to Creagan House is an experience never to be forgotten. This cosy farmhouse is only an hour from Edinburgh or Glasgow, but it feels like a million miles once inside, surrounded as it is by gorgeous highland scenery. An ideal base for a special occasion, whilst touring, or for a longer stay to explore the wealth of attractions and activities within easy reach. A renowned Restaurant with Rooms, where food is, without question, the heart of the house. It is country house cooking in the modern form, classically French based, using the best quality fresh, locally sourced produce whenever possible. Gordon and Cherry Gunn have owned, and continually improved this unique outpost of highland hospitality for 28 years and are proud of their many awards earned each year. These include 5 star Restaurant with Rooms Gold Award from VisitScotland and the AA. You can be assured of a warm and genuine welcome in this home away from home. ... more   less 
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