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Thistle House Guest House

St Catherines | Inverary, Cairndow PA25 8AZ, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 3 Cairndow B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During our summer tour of the UK this short stay was one of the best. The house looked amazing surrounded by well attended and attractive gardens boasting superlative views of the loch. Our host was most welcoming and attentive. The family room was delightful, tastefully decorated and well appointed, offering a separate section for our son. Breakfast was amazing, generous... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go out of your way to stay in this charming guest house on the shores of Loch Fyne. With beautiful views of Inveraray across the loch, comfortable rooms, a wonderful homemade scottish breakfast you cannot go wrong. Jenifer was a wonderful host, making sure that our every need was met, from wonderful restaurant suggestions to truly fabulous homemade shortbread. One... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staying at Thistle House was a perfect experience. The guest house was very clean and comfortable, the rooms were beautifully decorated and the host was attentive and welcoming. The house is on the edge of a small village, directly next to a loch, so we were able to eat our breakfast looking out onto the loch and at Inveraray castle.... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the nicest B&B's that I've stayed at in Scotland (which have been many). Views were outstanding with Inveraray Castle directly across the loch. Stayed in the Family room, which was at the top/back of the house, so very quite. Rooms and host were excellent. Oh, and the breakfasts were outstanding with homemade jellies, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There isn't anything to be improved upon at Thistle House. You don't know whether to stare in wonder at the amazing scenery or the actual house itself. Alastair and Jenifer were wonderful hosts... Very friendly, accommodating and attentive. Our room was beautiful and immaculately clean and the breakfast was perfect. Only wish we had had more time to enjoy the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This guest house was absolutely beautiful. It was in the middle of the countryside with nothing around except beautiful scenery. The lounge and bedroom were gorgeous, it felt like we were staying in a stately home! We ate at the local pub not far away, which was excellent!

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alistair and Jenifer are charming hosts and the guest house has grand views of Loch Fyne with Inverary Castle just beyond. Lounge a perfect place to recline and not too much chintz or family heirlooms to freak one out. Good meals in pub down the street and Loch Fyne oysters are the best - well they serve them in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upon our arrival to the Thistle House Guest House, we were warmly greeted by the proprietors, Jennifer and Alisdair. The house itself from the outside looks like a charming small manor house. Inside, the house is beautifully decorated to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We loved the Black Watch tartan carpet, the beautiful banister woodwork, and the homey touches... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed with Alistair & Jenifer last month in their beautiful home on the side of Loch Fyne, the views across the loch were breathtaking. The facilities in Thistle House are fantastic extremely comfy beds every need catered for & the breakfast really sets one up for the day, this one place very worth a visit, you will not be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Great location and very nice place with fantastic hosts. The rooms are very well kept and the breakfast is delicious. It's also very well located to explore argyl area. Definitely will come back or recommend !!!!

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Address: St Catherines | Inverary, Cairndow PA25 8AZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Cairndow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Thistle House sits on the shores of Loch Fyne in the small village of St Catherines. Many of our bedrooms overlook the loch over to Inveraray and its castle. We are perfectly situated on the west coast of Scotland to enjoy the wonderful Cowal Peninsula and many west coast islands. ... more   less 
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