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The Firs
Ranked #1 of 3 Blair Atholl B&B and Inns
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Oradell, NJ
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Great location, lovely hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

We didn't want to stay in Pitlochry (too busy) so Blair Atholl was a very good alternative. The Firs offered comfortable accommodations. The room, while a tad small, met our needs just fine-- very clean and quiet. The location is in walking distance of a couple of eateries (including a nice pub), some very photogenic long-horned cows and the wonderful Blair Castle. Our hosts-- Kirstie and Geoff-- were so helpful and friendly and the breakfast was delicious. Overall a very nice stay!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

My mother stayed for 3 nights for a family wedding. She thoroughly enjoyed the stay with good food, very comfortable accommodation and most of all a very kind and caring host and hostess. The Firs was recommended by others in the village and it certainly lived up to all the reviews

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Kirstie C, Owner at The Firs, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you for the review. I hope you might see you at The Firs again. Kirstie
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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Our family of four loved staying at the Firs. We had two well-decorated rooms, relaxed in the parlor with a fireplace and made friends with Kirstie who was charming and hospitable. We would definitely recommend The Firs as a place to stay whether you are in this area or choose to go out of your way - it is worth it!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Kirstie C, Owner at The Firs, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you for taking time to write a reviiew and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Kirstie
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

My partner and I stayed at the Firs during the Atholl Gathering bank holiday weekend in May.

We had a terrific stay at the Firs. The room was very nice, the bed very comfy, and the en suite bathroom was clean and a good size.

Breakfast was excellent, my particular favourite being the 'Scotch Bonnet' from the menu.

All in all, a great stay, thank you Geoff and Kirsty!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kirstie C, Owner at The Firs, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you for your kind words and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kirstie
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Firs Guesthouse in Blair Atholl. Kirstie and Geoff were friendly, attentive, and informative. Check-in was easy and short, the wireless internet was strong, and the room and bathroom very nicely decorated, clean, and kept. We stayed in one of the standard rooms and were perfectly content -- the bed was exceptionally comfortable! The sitting room, with its big, comfortable couches, felt like home, and we enjoyed talking and eating snacks in there rather than our room. Breakfast in the breakfast room was delicious, we selected the Scottish breakfast and were not disappointed. Overall, the B&B was just what we needed, not to mention as just what we expected a great B&B to be like. All of my expectations were met and I would highly recommend the Firs Guesthouse!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Kirstie C, Owner at The Firs, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you for the great review. Looking forward to your next stay. Kirstie
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Wendover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

I left The Firs earlier this week after a ten day stay. I had stayed several times before in the last three years, and my opinion is unchanged viz. Kirstie and Geoff run quite the best guesthouse that you could wish for. All elements of the rooms, service and meals are beyond reproach: everything is aimed at ensuring the guests' contentment. There is an aroma, or perhaps an ambience, on entering that confirms you have made the right choice, and this remains for the whole stay. I was staying during the Atholl Highlanders' big weekend of Castle Parade and then their Highland Games gathering,( Geoff is a Company Sergeant Major and was heavily involved on both days), yet guests' needs (including early morning cyclists') were still met as usual, a tribute to how hard both he and Kirstie strive to deliver. I have no hesitation in recommending The Firs, and will return for the September Horse Trials. Geoff and Kirstie have easily succeeded in becoming hoteliers first and friends to all guests foremost!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Firs Guest House for three nights in April. We have stayed at The First several times and it is always a most enjoyable stay. This fantastic Guest House has a wonderful host and hostess Kirsty and Geoff. The accommodation is very well maintained and very clean. The bedrooms are beautiful and everything in them is immaculate. Breakfast, normally cooked by Geoff and served by Kirsty, is delicious. The food is excellent and always gives a great start to the day. The location just off the A9 in Blair Atholl provides a great selection of activities and public transport if required. There is no doubt we will be returning to the superbly run House. Geoff and Kirsty are always there with a warm welcome and we would recommend the First Guest House to anyone looking for a great place to eat and sleep!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Firs
Address: The Firs St. Andrews Crescent, Blair Atholl PH18 5TA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Blair Atholl
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Blair Atholl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Firs 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly family owned guesthouse run by Kirstie and Geoff Crerar in a quiet highland village just north of Pitlochry and close to the famous Blair Castle home of the Atholl Highlanders. All rooms are en-suite with colour TV and courtesy coffee/tea tray. Charming guests' lounge (with a real fire if it's chilly) and breakfast served by your hosts personally in our spacious conservatory breakfast room. ... more   less 
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The Firs Blair Atholl, Scotland

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