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“nice b&b, with attitude”
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James Cottage B&B
Ranked #7 of 27 Crieff B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 8, 2011

The b&b had nicely appointed rooms, but I felt somewhat uneasy with the attitude demonstrated by the owner, Michael. Maybe I just caught him on an "off" day, since other reviewers had a different experience. He appeared to be friendly, but underneath his smile was more than a hint of arrogance and aggressiveness in his communication style. Arrive as a stranger, leave as a friend sounds nice, but in reality, it felt insincere. Example, I remarked that the room was very nice, trying to pay him a compliment, and he quickly responded back, "yes, of course it's nice, this is a 4 star b&b, what did you expect?" Another example, when he asked me what I wanted for breakfast, I said eggs and bacon, and he quickly responded back in an abrupt (borderline nasty) manner, "you get one egg." It wasn't so much what he said, but the manner in which he spoke to me. During my holiday in Scotland, I generally found b&b owners to be genuinely warm and welcoming. This establishment lacked the genuiness and warmth I found elsewhere.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 4, 2010

Stayed one night in James Cottage enroute to Scotland. We had the Rabbie Burns double room with ensuite bathroom. James Cottage has a certain style and if you have a sense of minimalism likely to be affronted by too many paintings and objects this B&B isn't for you. But the owner was very friendly and everything important worked well. The bathroom could have done with a little updating but it was clean and had plenty of hot water and good towels.

The breakfast in the morning was very good with fruit, fruit juice, cereals and the ability to make your own hot toast. The cooked breakfast was freshly made and included both black pudding and haggis which I approved of. There was plenty of tea and coffee. By the conversation with others in the room James Cottage gets a lot of repeat business by providing somehwere reasonable, comfortable and friendly to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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micheallynch, Owner at James Cottage B&B, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2012

I thank you for your very honest review and you can be assured that all comments, good or not so good, are listened to at James Cottage in order that we may keep making progress at improving the quality of service and comfort for guests. Your input lends itself along this continual process and for that I really appreciate your constructive review, thank you.
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Reviewed August 17, 2010

My wife and I stayed here for four nights and Michael, who runs the place, could not have been more helpful. We were able to park our trailer and motorcycles behind the house and off the road, which was important to us. Breakfasts were very sumptuous and even included 'Breakfast Haggis'. Lovely clean and tidy establishment which we'd certainly use again.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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micheallynch, Owner at James Cottage B&B, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2012

There is nothing more for me to comment on other than it is always a pleasure to receive such a fantastic review. Thanks a million for taking your valued time to post such appreciative and most welcoming comments.

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Reviewed June 23, 2008

Our famous B&B in Scotland, you arrive as a guest and and depart as a friend - this is really the truth. This year was our second stay at James Cottage and of course not our last stay.
It is a very kind welcome, Michael has a lot of good tips to see & do and our motorcycles could park behind the house so that they are not visible.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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micheallynch, Owner at James Cottage B&B, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2012

I don't know why reviews are kept 'alive' for more than four years, let alone more than a year. Nonetheless this review is very welcomed and for certain James Cottage always tries to offer the best in comfy beds, quality food and a huge warm and genuine welcome to all guests. We thank this reviewer for taking the time and energy to submit his experience.

Warmest regards.
Michael & Staff

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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 30, 2017
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 2, 2013
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about James Cottage B&B

Address: 77 Burrell Street, Crieff PH7 4DG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Crieff
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Crieff
Price Range: $101 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — James Cottage B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated in Highland Perthshire to tour this scenic region, James Cottage is perfectly placed for guests to play championship golf, various walks, game fishing or simply enjoy wonderful historical buildings throughout the county. Crieff is only an hour from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee and within 90 mins from both sea coasts. There is much to do and see within an hour of this historical wee town. Come check it out! ... more   less 
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