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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Crieff, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

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SKELMORLI...
Largs, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Easter Break”
Reviewed April 25, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We had a wonderful week in The Distillery. The accommodation was perfect for our party of five, three being over 85. Everything was to the highest standard and spotlessly clean. Janet and Jim were perfect hosts and couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Very central location, excellent for touring around. We visited Killin, Falkirk (Kelpies, Falkirk Wheel, Callander House), St Andrews, Pitlochry and Dunkeld. Crieff itself is lovely with good local shops and the nearby towns of Auchterarder and Comrie are worth visiting. We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and were sorry to leave.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 2, 2017
Thank you Elizabeth. Really pleased you all enjoyed your stay at The Distillery and visiting the local attractions. Best wishes. Janet
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diggerJW
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful Christmas”
Reviewed December 28, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

We stayed at The Distillery over Christmas and had a fantastic time. The house is immaculate and very well equipped. The log burner was a real bonus and made the house feel very Christmassy and cosy. The owners live nearby and were very helpful and welcoming. We would definitely go back!

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Management Response
Dec 29, 2016
Thank you for your review. Glad you all enjoyed your Christmas at The Distillery! Best wishes Janet
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Reviewed December 8, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

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Management Response
Dec 12, 2016
Thank you for your kind review Ilaria. It would be lovely to see you again. Best wishes Janet
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Yuri B
1 review
“Fantastic weekend!”
Reviewed December 1, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

I stayed in "The Distillery" for only three days with my partner and our parents. The cottage is amazing! Extremely comfortable, well furnished, decorated and equipped. Very clean and cosy, as well. The eggs and cake Janet provided on our arrival were excellent: such a great adding value! Overall, one of the best experiences we've ever had. We'll definitely come back! Extremely highly recommended to everyone!

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Liked least: the little smell coming from the boiler room
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Dec 1, 2016
Thank you for your review Yuri - delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Distillery. Would be lovely to welcome you back. Regards Janet
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ABZ52
Aberdeen, UK
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Outstanding holiday accommodation near Crieff”
Reviewed September 7, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My wife and I stayed in the cottage with our two married children and young grand-daughter and would happily report that this is the best appointed cottage that we have ever visited. On arrival our lovely host Janet had left a wonderful "welcome pack" including delicious eggs from her farm and a superb home-baked cake. The cottage is beautifully decorated throughout, the lounge is bright and airy (I only wish we had been there in the winter when we could have lit the log-fire!), the bedrooms are very comfortable and the en-suite bathrooms very clean and spacious. The large dining/kitchen is a natural "social centre" where everyone can meet and chat, and the kitchen is very well stocked with every cooking aid possible, including a coffee percolator (which seemed to be constantly on!). We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this cottage.

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Liked best: The large open lounge with views across the Perth countryside
Liked least: We wish we could have stayed longer!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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J P
Hampshire, UK
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“We loved it - highly recommended!”
Reviewed September 4, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The Distillery cottage is beautiful and far exceeded our expectations. The photos simply cannot do it justice, you have to see it with your own eyes! Janet and Jim are so friendly and welcoming. Being greeted with a lovely home made cake and shortbread after a long journey was the perfect start to our holiday. The cottage is spotlessly clean with stunning views from every window and has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. There are toys and a well stocked cupboard full of DVDs, books and games and lots of leaflets and information about places to visit. We enjoyed cooking in the beautiful and well equipped kitchen (there's a large co op just up the road) so we only ate dinner out once. The bedrooms are comfortable and relaxing and the bathrooms are beautiful. We loved hearing the cows right outside in the morning and our daughter enjoyed feeding the chickens and the visits from the friendly cats.

Crieff is the perfect base from which to discover the area. We had lots of great days out. Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Edinburgh (we used the excellent tram service at the park and ride), boat trip at Loch Katrina, 'Queen's View' at Loch Tummel, a drive though the Cairngorms to Highland Wildlife park, walks around the towns of Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Callander and a quick walk around Gleneagles hotel which is very close by. We also had a flying visit to the Falkirk wheel and drove past the Kelpies which look amazing.

Crieff itself is also lovely, the visitors centre has a great shop and glass painting in the glass shop (good fun on a rainy day). We loved Cafe Rhubarb in the town. We drove past a great looking play area but didn't get any time to use it, unfortunately.

We hope to return one day!

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Liked best: The space and beautiful views
Liked least: Having to return home!
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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AshMSP
Fife, Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful wonderful wonderful”
Reviewed August 31, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

I booked this for elderly relatives and it was perfect for them. Other family members visited throughout the week and everyone thought it was fab. And it is. I think we had 12 folk in at one point at it's so spacious you didn't know it. Location is great, the walk into Crieff along the farm track/path is brilliant for getting to Crieff without the main road. In the middle of a working farm so cows, chickens kept the kids occupied. Janet even let me visit with the dog, who to be fair was hardly in the house as she was fascinated by the cows!
I asked the folks is there was anything about the house they'd improve. A lot of head scratching before they decided on (be prepared Janet, this is going to hurt...), 'We ate a lot of toast so a 4 slot toaster instead of a 2 slot toaster would be handy...' I was laughing my head off- it that's the only criticism of a cottage then you get an idea of how amazing this place is. I think they'd love to come back and I'd definitely love to stay with family or friends.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 1, 2016
Thanks Ash. Glad you all enjoyed the cottage. A good idea to have a 4 slot toaster - thanks for the tip I will get one. Hope to see you all again some day. Janet
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