Scotland, home of the Brave, Bagpipes, Haggis, stunning Highlands and Scottish hospitality. All of these are great reasons to head North of the Scottish border.
After three exciting and fun packed days at the Edinburgh Fringe, we were in need of a bit of rest, fresh air and time for us.
We had heard really good things about Pitlochry and in particular about Craigmhor Lodge.
Pitlochry is a delightful Scottish town with a small high street offering places to eat, tourist shops and behind the railway, which lies parallel to the town, is a river that has a Hydro Dam and staircase for Salmon to climb during spawning season.
A suspension footbridge straddles the river and leads to the purpose-built Festival Theatre, where on one evening we saw the show Quality Street.
But I digress.. back to Craigmhor Lodge and Courtyard which were set just above the town. Not 5 minutes walk away from the town centre stands a lovely house amongst pine trees and a stream. In the courtyard there stands an ‘L’ shaped building containing all the rooms bar one, that I believe is in the main house.
The welcome we received from Alison was warm, friendly, helpful and informative.
Our room, a little bit of an indulgence, was the Master Suite. It consisted of an ensuite with a bath and separate shower, toilet and sink. In the main bedroom which had its own small balcony, we had a table with chairs, couch, rug, DVD, tv, coffee machine, fridge and even a sound system that we could hook our mobile phones up to.
The bedroom was large but cosy, clean and very homely.
Breakfast was served from the main house which offered a thoughtful selection of food for everyone’s taste. There was seating for all guests and all tables had a great view of the hills.
A highlight at breakfast for me was the Peat Smoked Buckie Haddock.
My wife was particularly taken by the overnight oats which were layered like an ice cream sundae.
If you’re in need of a rest in or around Pitlochry Craigmhor Lodge & Courtyard is the place to come.
For more information, I would suggest looking at the website found here