“Martin and Andrea Anderson's boutique B & B has brought a crisp, modern style to an otherwise tartan-clad Pitlochry. Set in two acres of wooded grounds this enchanting bolt-hole is perfectly situated either to explore the mountains and lochs of Highland Perthshire, have a wee dram on the Whisky Trail or enjoy a production at the Festival Theatre. Formerly a doctor’s house, there are now thirteen spotless bedrooms, some in the stable courtyard, with the number eleven suite being the grandest. Huge windows flood the public rooms with light while a wood-burning stove adds warmth and comfort. Breakfast is particularly special. Older children only.”
Written by Louise Farquhar
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
People love staying at Craigatin House Pitlochry for a multitude of different reasons.
Firstly Craigatin House and Courtyard is centrally located on the main Atholl Road that runs through picturesque Pitlochry. We are a short, relatively flat, walking distance to all the local attractions.
People love our beautiful early Victorian building and our unique modern contemporary interior style. We are a Victorian property yet all rooms and public areas are decorated in a boutique, modern way with tasteful colours and fabrics.
Our breakfasts are freshly prepared to order each morning and served in our bright modern dining rooms. We offer local produce and a choice of hot and cold alternatives each and every morning. Our signature dish is the Craigatin whisky porridge!
Our recently built modern dining room and guest lounge always draw positive comments managing to combine traditional and modern in an up-to–date way. Our new guest lounge is where guests love relaxing beside our large log burning stove and our gardens are a delight to spend time in during the warmer summer months. We offer free wi-fi internet access in all our rooms and public areas.
What is there to do in the area or on site?
Pitlochry and the immediate Highland Perthshire area offers visitors a vast choice of activities and sites to visit. Highlights from the immediate Pitlochry area are as follows:
• Pitlochry Festival Theatre
• Pitlochry Dam & Fish Ladder
• Edradour Whisky Distillery
• The Pass of Killiecrankie Visitors Centre
• The Queens View
• Loch Faskally, Loch Tay, Loch Rannoch
• Pitlochry Walks
• Pitlochry Golf Course
• Blair Athol Whisky Distillery
• Blair Castle and Gardens
• The House of Bruar Shopping
• The Falls of Bruar
• Highland Safari Tours
• Ben Vrackie Mountain
• Schiehallion and Ben Lawers – Munro mountains
• Mountain Biking
• Nae Limit’s White Water Rafting
• Bungee Jumping
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
CRAIGATIN BREAKFAST MENU
Porridge with whisky, cream and soft brown sugar or Scottish Honey and Toasted Almonds
Chilled Orange or Apple juice,
Grapefruit segments, Fresh Fruit Salad
Apricots marinated in Apple Juice and Cinnamon, Natural Yogurt
Cornflakes, Weetabix, Branflakes or muesli
Traditional breakfast - Bacon, fried egg, tomato, pork sausage, mushrooms, baked beans, black pudding, potato scone
Omelette with cherry tomatoes, spring onion & cheddar cheese (v)
Omelette with cheddar cheese, cream and smoked haddock (v)
Pancake with grilled bacon and maple syrup
Pancakes with sliced banana, honey and sultanas (v)
Toast with butter and Perthshire Preserves jam or marmalade
Breakfast Tea, Selection of Flavoured teas
Fresh Filter Coffee or Hot Chocolate
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Craigatin House & Courtyard is a bed and breakfast establishment only, for all other meals we are just a short walk from all local restaurants, bars, pubs and coffee shops. Our Local recommendations are as follows:
• The Auld Smiddy Inn
• Pitlochry Golf Course Restaurant
• The Fern Cottage Restaurant
• Port na Craig Restaurant
• The Logierait Inn (short drive from Pitlochry)
• The Pitlochry Festival Theatre restaurant
• The Old Mill Pub & Restaurants
• The Moulin Pub & Restaurant
• The East Haugh Restaurant
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Craigatin House & Courtyard Pitlochry has 14 unique rooms all completely different in size and layout. We have seven double rooms in our main house and seven rooms in our Courtyard (made up of four doubles, two twins and a suite). Our deluxe double rooms are our largest double rooms. These well cared for rooms are very popular due to being large in size, all having 6ft wide beds, sparkling en-suite shower rooms, flat screen TV’s and free Wi-Fi access and stylish colour schemes and fabrics. Most rooms also offer great views of the Craigatin gardens and the surrounding countryside.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
We think that Craigatin House & Courtyard Pitlochry stands out in style, design, quality and uniqueness. We like to think we exhibit and demonstrate a relentless and friendly determination to deliver the very best B&B accommodation experience in Highland Perthshire.
We are totally committed in trying our level best in delivering a comfortable, quality experience, with the satisfaction and enjoyment of our customers being our main priority.”