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Cardhu Country House

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Knockando, Aberlour AB38 7RY, Scotland
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London
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a delightful country B&B with a very warm welcome from hosts David and Valerie, who were also great at recommending places to visit in the area. Rooms were comfortable and clean, but it was the breakfast and dinner that really stood out - the food was superb. When we visited (in October 2015) they had no liquor licence,... More 

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Dave S, Owner at Cardhu Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments, they are much appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Perisher Valley, Australia
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with my wife in November. It was warm, welcoming, casual and like walking into a home. Both hosts (David and Valerie) were very helpful. Breakfasts were excelent. we stayed in 1 night to eat and were very pleasantly surprised to have a really nice delicious meal. would highly recommend Cardhu Country House to any who wanted a... More 

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Dave S, Owner at Cardhu Country House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you both and share our home with you. We are also pleased that you enjoyed Val's food as much as I do!! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good bed and breakfast close to the Cardhu Distillery. The owners are were really friendly and helpful people, we felt at home straight away. Opted to stay there for dinner, and we can only say we were blown away by the quality of the food! What a surprise that was, perfection in every bite. Location is ok, good for a... More 

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Dave S, Owner at Cardhu Country House, responded to this review

Really nice to hear from you and we appreciate your comments very much, thank you. We hope to meet you again in the future. More 

Alnwick, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

A lovely old characterful Scottish manse, carefully and tastefully restored. We arrived in the November snow to roaring log fires in the public rooms. As the only guests that night, we enjoyed personal and attentive service in the elegant dining room. We opted to stay in for the evening meal (good decision, given the weather), which was a little pricy,... More 

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Dave S, Owner at Cardhu Country House, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that your enjoyed our local fare, and the time that you spent with us. More 

bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I stayed 2 nights with my 2 brothers and father for a few days whisky tasting in the Highlands. We were given a warm welcome and took 2 twin rooms which were spacious with en suites and very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We could not have asked for anymore. The breakfasts were delicious and we stayed for an evening meal... More 

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Dave S, Owner at Cardhu Country House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you all and share some of the local "water" with you. More 

Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We are touring Scotland and booked this for two nights based on TA reviews ! Wow what a beautiful house and I have to say the best stay of the trip so far ! Dave and Val clearly work very hard to ensure their guests have a fab stay . The rooms are stunning, ours was very large with a... More 

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Dave S, Owner at Cardhu Country House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and to share our home with you for a short while. We hope that you enjoy the remainder of your Scottish journey. More 

Perisher Valley, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Cardhu House is at the end of a beautiful tree lined lane. Tucked away amongst the serenity of the countryside around Knockando. We immediately felt like we were at home when greeted by Dave - the house is beautifully renovated and has everything one needs. We had a delicious dinner cooked by the lovely Val - the open fire, the... More 

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Dave S, Owner at Cardhu Country House, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you both and we look forward to catching up with you again. More 

Lostwithiel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Very warm welcome and lovely room. Cosy guest sitting room with open fire and wonderful dinner in front of another open fire. Would have been nice to know beforehand that they didn't have a drinks licence as we could have brought our own wine (no corkage charge). Excellent breakfast. Overall, expensive, but good value.

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Dave S, Owner at Cardhu Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have our liquor license in place soon. More 

Eagle Creek, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Cardhu Country House was a very special find. Our room was lovely, well appointed with comfortable beds and linens. The house felt like home and David and Val were so welcoming and friendly, we wished we had planned more time there. Would definitely book a stay here on a return trip to the area.

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Dave S, Owner at Cardhu Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we would look forward to welcoming you again into our home. More 

Lidkoping, Sweden
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

First, to get here you need a car! (if you don't go by train to Forres and then pay £40 for the taxi like we did - huge mistake) But we didn't know better:P When you get here the owners will give you a warm welcome. Tips, make a reservation for dinner in time! You pay £30 pp and it's... More 

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Dave S, Owner at Cardhu Country House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you and we are pleased that we were able to assist in making your return journey much better for you. More 

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