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The Claymore Guest House
Ranked #1 of 68 Pitlochry B&B and Inns
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Stevenston, United Kingdom
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“Another great stay at the Claymore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Enjoyed our stay here again. First rate will definitely be staying again. The weather was quite good and the apartment was excellent and lovely and clean. Pitlochry area is lovely with lots of great walks and the theatre is a must. Our dog Poppy is so happy here and she enjoyed her biscuit that was left for her. Diane and Graham are so welcoming.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gravenhurst, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We just spent 2 nights in Pitlochry at The Claymore. First impression when turning into the drive was"Wow", beautiful grounds and building, obviously looked after with love.
When we went in Diane greeted us and told us the room we had booked was unavailable but she had upgraded us. We had a huge room with a fantastic bed, two sitting areas, a dressing area and a bathroom to die for. The shower was amazing. There was also a small fridge in the room which was really great.
Both Graeme and Diane were very kind and helpful, very knowledgable about where to eat and things to see in the area.
The lovely glassed in sunroom made a wonderful dining room for breakfast. It was so beautifully decorated. And then came the breakfast. For me it was the first time in 2 weeks that my eggs were cooked the way I like them. Everything was perfect.
I will definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone I know travelling in the area

Room Tip: We were in room 9 just off the lobby
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

We booked this hotel last minute as part of a touring break in Yorkshire and Scotland and what a result - this place is exceptional! I wanted B&B because we were only staying 2 nights and opted for a ground floor apartment (one of 4 purpose built apartments each accommodating 2 people - 2 ground, 2 first floor - in a single building just behind the main house) which are used as overflow for the hotel if not booked out as self catering accommodation. This proved to be a very good choice! Our apartment, Killiecrankie, was spacious, spotless, well equipped, modern but not characterless and very comfortable. There is a large open plan living/dining/kitchen which overlooks a great view and has a leather sofa, large coffee table, large flat screen TV with DVD player, IPOD dock, dining table for up to 4 people, large fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher plus all the necessary kitchen equipment (including clean/new chopping board, washing up brush and dishcloth - small details that show a high level of hygiene is observed). The shower room is large and fully tiled with double size shower tray, power shower and heated towel rail and is spotless and a pleasure to use. The bedroom is at the back of the apartment and, whilst it is compact and has no great view, it is beautifully appointed. It has twin beds or a super king size bed as requested (very comfortable) with good quality pillows and bedding, a 2nd TV, a good size dressing table and mirror, side tables and lamps and huge mirrored wardrobes incorporating a chest of drawers. We do not travel light and usually moan about the lack of wardrobe space and hangers in hotels - no such gripes here! In case you should need more storage space for luggage or outdoor gear etc, there is also plenty of space in the walk in cupboard in the hall which houses the vacuum cleaner, iron & ironing board and cleaning stuff. Outside the dedicated parking space is about 10 yards from the apartment door so loading/unloading is a doddle and there's no looking for a parking space when you come back after a hard day's enjoying yourself! There is a small garden right next to the apartments (in addition to the large and very beautiful garden at the front of the hotel) and garden furniture is provided for guests' use. The Claymore is dog friendly and the resident dogs Manny and Dino are lovely but they'll eat you out of dog treats given the chance - Manny was particularly fond of my Airedale's charcoal biscuits! The hotel is located a few minutes walk from the centre of Pitlochry so is central but quiet and Pitlochry offers plenty of choice for dinner (the hotel does not serve dinner). The superb breakfasts are served in the sunny breakfast room in the main house overlooking the beautiful garden and the great view. There is a great choice and the quality of the food, the cooking and the service is excellent. The hosts Dianne and Graeme are friendly, most welcoming and very informative and are truly a credit to the Scottish tourism industry. As you might have gathered from the length if this review, we were very impressed with this place and asked to be shown an example of a room in the main house (as there may be more of us next time). We were cheerfully shown several rooms which, whilst all different, were all spacious, comfortable and of the same high standard that is demonstrated in the apartments.
If you are looking for hotel or self catering accommodation in this area, you will not be disappointed with the Claymore!
Finally, many thanks for a short but fabulous stay and we hope to visit again!

Room Tip: First floor rooms at the front of the hotel are probably the largest and have the best views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

You know when you turn up at a b & b or hotel and all looks great until you sit on the bed.... oh no plank!! well not here. Without doubt the most comfortable bed we have every slept on (except our own of course). Not forgetting our fantastic hosts, Diane and Greame. Great staff and yummy breakfast. Didn't really want to let the secret out, as we may not be able to get a room next year! oh... and thanks Di for rescuing my 'pink' dressing gown which I left behind.
Carol and Ray George

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

The Claymore was easy to find being at the top of the town, The parking was excellent, and once we had checked in we were told that we had an apartment at the rear with our own parking space, these apartments are normally self catering but they are also used on a bed and breakfast basis.
Diane greeted us and told us about the town, then took us to our apartment and explained everything to us, it was superb, completely the opposite of where we had just come from, in fact it helped to justify our reason for going to Scotland for our break, The other thing that helped were the owners Diane and Graeme, they were helpful in every respect, pointing out routes to take to see the area at its best, or chatting over the superb breakfast, Graeme even invited me to bring my golf clubs with me next time we go and we can have a game of golf.
I did consider not making a review of this property, but I thought why should I be so selfish and keep it to myself, I just hope when we do return that they have space for us.
Thank you both for a lovely time, you have a gorgeous property and you obviously take pride in it.
I have stayed in hotels all around the world, from five star down to no star, this place has to be amongst the top five.

Room Tip: I did not manage to see any of the rooms in the main house, but I heard others talking saying that t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Third time at the Claymore. Stayed in apartments at the rear one time and the accommodation is first class. Twice in the main building just the same excellent standard. Di and Graeme are super hosts and cannot do enough to help you have a wonderful stay. We will be staying many more times in the future!!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

My wife and I have stayed in numerous B & B's over the years in various parts of the world.
We were recently in England, Ireland and Scotland.
The Claymore was in our opinion the best B & B we have stayed in to date.
The room was spacious and well appointed, the food was great and the owner was very attentive to detail and had a lovely sense of humour. He made us feel most welcome.
I would highly recommend the Claymore. It was slightly more expensive than other B & B's but worth the extra without doubt.
Dave Courtney, Benoni, South Africa.

Room Tip: The first room on the right downstairs as you enter the building.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Claymore Guest House
Address: 162 Atholl Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AR, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Pitlochry
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Pitlochry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Claymore Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm and friendly Scottish welcome awaits you at the Claymore Guest House in Pitlochry. Set in two acres of gardens the Claymore is conveniently situated on Pitlochry's main street. We have private parking and uninterrupted views of the Cluniemore Hills. Free wireless internet access is available throughout the Claymore Guest House.The Claymore is only a two minute walk from the town centre and the rail and bus stations. Personally run by Diane, Graeme and family, we are here to make your Pitlochry holiday as enjoyable as possible.We offer our customers a range of quality accommodation to suit all needs. ... more   less 
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