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Thistle House Guest House
Ranked #1 of 2 Cairndow B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 3, 2013

From the beautiful setting to the cozy and inviting rooms, to the service of the wonderful hosts - everything was perfect at this B&B and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. An extra plus for me was that the hosts insisted on carrying my mother's luggage up to her room and back to the car, a service that we didn't receive in many expensive hotels. Thank you very much!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

On the shore on Loch Fyne opposite Inveraray. This lovely old Scottish home has been well kept, is well appointed and has a beautiful outlook. Although the closest restaurant is a 5 minute drive, the experience of staying at this guest house is worth it, plus Jennifer & Alistair were extremely good hosts. Breakfast was outstanding.

Room Tip: Quiet, a little remote, but paradise if that is what you are after
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

The Thistle house is a lovely B&B. My husband and I stayed here for one night on our way to Islay. The location is very picturesque and the bed and breakfast fits right in. Each room is named after a different Scottish Clan and was nicely decorated. Jennifer was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed our stay. The different jams with breakfast were amazing! The bedroom and bathroom were both very spacious.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is a lovely B&B in a great location, with wonderful views. Jennifer and Alastair are very welcoming and gracious hosts. The room was big, comfortable and well appointed. The beds are comfy with good pillows. Breakfast was terrific. All in all, good value and we strongly recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

This was a last minute booking and we were so happy that we did. The welcome that we got was wonderfull. We were shown into the livingroom where the husband was lighting the roaring fire. It is beautifully decorated throughout the whole house. When shown to our room the furnishes where tastefully done. The view over the loch was breath taking. We were informed of where the local restaurants were and we opted for the one down the road at the creggens inn. This place is highly recommended very very tasty food. Recommend booking as it was very busy. Value for money as well.
On the next day we came down to breakfast and were shown to the dining room the range of food was excellent. There was homemade yoghurt which was lovely. There was a selection of cereals and fruit juices. The hot breakfast was cooked to perfection. The lovely woman of the house (whose name I have shamefully forgotten as this point in time) could not do enough. We ate so much we where full to the brim. We would highly recommend coming here and we will be back for sure. It is definitely value for money you will not be disapointed.
Looking forward to a repeat visit. See you soon

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We had a wonderful stay here last week. Lovely house. Big comfy Lounge with fire. Perfect for relaxing with tea and scones. Room was lovely and the views amazing. Breakfast was also delicious and perfectly presented despite the snow knocking the power out briefly. I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

After a very warm welcome from Jennifer and Alistair we were shown round the lounge and to our room. Tasteful and exquisite decor make this a relaxing top class guesthouse. Everything you could need and lots of little extras eg. Use of laptop, bottled water. Excellent use of local products eg Dunoon ceramic Mugs, Scottish toiletries.
Beautiful lounge with lovely coal fire and dual aspect window allowing stunning views of Loch Fyne to the front and private garden to the rear. Views across the loch to Inveraray make this an excellent base to tour Cowal and Argyll or if on business in the area.
Room had beautiful decor and furnishings, particularly liked the small chaise at the window.
Breakfast had an excellent choice, homemade yoghurt delicious and full Scottish breakfast well cooked and delicious. Excellent personalised service.
Outstanding in every aspect and well deserving of the four star guesthouse status.

Room Tip: Loch view rooms outstanding.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Address: St Catherines | Inverary, Cairndow PA25 8AZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Cairndow
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Cairndow
Price Range: $102 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle House Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thistle House sits on the shores of Loch Fyne in the small village of St Catherines. Many of our bedrooms overlook the loch over to Inveraray and its castle. We are perfectly situated on the west coast of Scotland to enjoy the wonderful Cowal Peninsula and many west coast islands. ... more   less 
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