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“Highly recommended”
Review of Craigiewood

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Craigiewood
Ranked #51 of 232 Inverness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 1, 2013

We spent two pleasant nights at Craigiewood in June 2013. To our embarrassment, we had somehow booked the wrong month, and were very late, but in spite of this, we were welcomed warmly by Araminta and Gavin. Gavin even came by car to rescue us when we became hopelessly lost in the dark due to our poor navigation skills! After a busy 10 days of travelling, the peace at Craigiewood was wonderful. Everything was spotless and nothing was too much bother for "Minty". We felt truly spoiled and very much at home. Gavin had some wonderful touring ideas which we greatly appreciated. Craigiewood was an excellant base for touring the wonderfully scenic area around Inverness.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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mindal3125, Owner at Craigiewood, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a nice review. As you know we are a very small B & B so every review on Tripadvisor means a great deal to us. We loved having you to stay and it was just perfect that we did have a room for you! Please come again and the next time between us all we will get the correct month!!

With best wishes from us both.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

It was delightful to be welcomed by Minty and Gavin and to be served tea and cake in a sunny peaceful sitting room. Craigiewood is set in pretty gardens in the countryside north of Inverness and lives up to its photos. Minty had booked us a table for dinner at the North Kessock Hotel, where we had a lovely view of Inverness across the water in the moonlight. The excellent breakfast was at a large family-style table. We would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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mindal3125, Owner at Craigiewood, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

I apologise for taking so long to thank you for your kind review for which we are most grateful. I am just sorry that your visit to us was so brief but totally appreciate that you had a very tight schedule and can only hope that we will see you here again for a longer time.

With best wishes from us both.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

I stayed for just one night to collect my husband from the Caledonian Sleeper train before heading back up north. As I had the dog with me I needed somewhere I could give him a good off lead walk so the hotel right by the station was out of the question. Craigiewood was perfect as it is only about ten minutes' drive from the centre of town yet appears to be deep in the countryside. The garden is a delight with meandering paths cut through it to lead you on to discover its secrets. The hosts could not have been more accommodating, even agreeing to provide a delicious cooked breakfast for my husband after I collected him from the train. Lovely place, lovely hosts, and very reasonably priced. I would recommend it highly.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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mindal3125, Owner at Craigiewood, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Thank you very much for your review. We much enjoyed your stay with us even if only for one night and I am very glad that Toby appreciated following Gavin's paths in the garden! I hope that your final week's holiday with your husband was relaxing and peaceful. The sun did shine for you!

With our best wishes.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed only two nights at Craigiewood but it was wonderful, and we can't wait to return. We especially enjoyed the wonderful surroundings of the immediate area as well as the lovely garden, the cosy living room with the fire and the peace and quietness of it all. Gavin and Minty are fabulous hosts and prepared a truly delicious breakfast. We had the best night's sleep ever in an immaculate room which was filled with genuinely excellent reading books, I could have read at least 20 of them if we'd had the time ! Our hosts made us feel very very special and we came away feeling as though we had been welcomed into their family. Highly recommendable if you're looking for a relaxing place in beautiful surroundings and a fabulous home to stay in. without question we will be returning, hopefully very soon. Thank you Gavin and Minty for a wonderful experience. A & G (and Izzie).

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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mindal3125, Owner at Craigiewood, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Gosh - that it such a lovely review - so very many thanks for taking the time to write it. I never take anything for granted so it is always a real bonus when we read nice things about Craigiewood. We so enjoyed your stay with us and Izzy is one of my favourite 'dog' visitors! Come back again soon.

With best wishes from us both.

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We spend the last two days of our week holiday at Craigiewood and this was our best B&B !!! It is a lovely place and Minty and Gavin are very nice and helpful. We enjoyed everything, the delicious breakfast, the house, the rooms, the garden and the early morning walks, it is a wonderful place to stay !!! We had a great time and we will definitely return next year !!!!

Nico and Margriet
The Netherlands

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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mindal3125, Owner at Craigiewood, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Thank you very much for telling TripAdvisor how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We loved meeting you all and hope very much that we will see you again in 2014.

Best wishes from us both.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

I can't think why I haven't written about Craigiewood before, having stayed here a few times. The warm welcome never abates; Gavin and Minty's retreat may be secluded in the woods, yet it is so accessible to Inverness and the Highlands; it is the perfect base and launch-point. Their wise counsel on what to see, and how best to use the time available, is invaluable. Additionally, one has to restrain ones appetite for even more of Minty's cuisine.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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mindal3125, Owner at Craigiewood, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about us. These days TripAdvisor is an important tool for the travelling public and we do appreciate the effort you make. We hugely enjoyed having you both to stay and just hope that your time on Skye was not too exhausting and that your energy and muscles survived!

With best wishes from us both.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were treated like one of the Family,with nothing being too much effort for Minty and Gavin.The rooms were great full of lots of unusual bits and pieces and the breakfasts were to die for.Can totally recommend

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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mindal3125, Owner at Craigiewood, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2013

We much enjoyed your stay with us and thank you so much for taking the time from your catching up on your return home to write a review. It is much appreciated.

With best wishes from me and the Shoe-Gluer!

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Additional Information about Craigiewood

Address: North Kessock, Inverness IV1 3XG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
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Ranked #51 of 232 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a beautiful rural location, yet only 10 minutes from Inverness, Craigiewood is ideally suited for touring the North of Scotland.On the Black Isles, we are between the Cromarty and Moray Firths and are close to Cawdor and Brodie Castles, Fort George and Culloden. The Isle of Skye, Applecross, Torridon and Ullapool are an easy day trip from Craigiewood. ... more   less 
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