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Craigvar
Ranked #1 of 9 Strathpeffer B&B and Inns
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Stavanger, Norway
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26 reviews
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“Just Excellent!”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Stayed here for two nights in august 2014
We were three girls staying in this B&B, so we had two rooms.
This is the best B&B I have ever stayd in! The rooms, breakfast and host were lovely! Will highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Excellent stay in a lovely guesthouse in a beautiful place. Host lovely. Delicious breakfast. Well appointed bedroom with a massive bathroom. Comfortable, cosy bed. We stayed for 2 nights. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

I stayed here for one night only on the way to Orkney and tried to stay for 2 nights on my way back, but alas they were booked up. Despite this, this was the best accommodation I had on the holiday. Really well-appointed bedroom and a ballroom-sized bathroom, with both a separate shower and a bath. Nice welcome hospitality tray and very hospitable proprietors. A good grand piano in the dining room, which I was allowed to play. A separate lounge - not too common in guest houses these days. As a previous reviewer stated, 5 star luxury for 4 star prices.

Strathpeffer is a lovely little former spa town, very quiet at night with no traffic, so a good night's sleep is assured, though remember to draw the window blinds as the nights are very light up here in the summer months. A good place to explore Inverness and its environs, the Black Isle and to catch the train at Dingwall for the scenic trip to the Kyle of Lochalsh.

Beware that only one restaurant in the town opens in the evening, and is closed on a couple of nights, so for the evening meal you might have to dine as a non-resident in one of the large hotels - their menus look inviting, but they tend to be favourite places for coach parties to stop, and this sometimes causes problems. If you fancy something cheap and cheerful, with no crowds, try the National Hotel in Dingwall a few miles down the road.

Overall highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We got married in Strathpeffer Pavilion and stayed at Craigvar that night. A beautiful guesthouse with friendly, accommodating owners. Sincerely think Craigvar might be the nicest holiday accommodation I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Honolulu
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Loved this place. Pretty little town. Beautiful house. Welcoming hosts. True luxury without a luxury price. We were traveling around Scotland and I chose Strathpeffer instead of Inverness for our base because I like to get off the beaten path. This was a great choice. I wish we had had more time to explore the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This place really is a find. Five star treatment at 3/4 star prices. They seem to truly enjoy being hospitable. The room was very well appointed. Fantastic roll top bath. Lovely toiletries, fruit basket, sherry, h/m shortbread, very comfy bed. Super breakfast menu.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boston
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

A delight to stay in such a pretty and comfortable guest house. Margaret has anticipated everything for a comfortable stay and even had a decanter of sherry along with tea/coffee and biscuits in the room. There are top of the line toiletries, good bed linens and fluffy towels waiting and the in town location makes it a good base to explore the area. Shower is fabulous and breakfast each morning delicious.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Craigvar

Property: Craigvar
Address: Craigvar The Square, Strathpeffer IV14 9DL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ross and Cromarty > Strathpeffer
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Strathpeffer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Craigvar is a distinctive house offering luxury accommodation and wonderful food and is in the centre of Strathpeffer, an outstanding conservation village in the Highlands of Scotland. It was built in 1839 and has been offering hospitality more or less continuously ever since. Resident host Margaret Scott aims to give all guests a comfortable, enjoyable and memorable stay. ... more   less 
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