Craigellie House

Blairgowrie, Perth & Kinross
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1828 633381
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Come for big, peaceful bedrooms with views, delicious home cooked breakfasts and riverside strolls through ancient beech woodland

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

Completed just after WWI for the Shands of Craigellie, this is an elegant house with sash windows, wide wooden doors and high ceilings. Take tea in the large drawing room with comfy sofa and chairs, an open fire, TV, books and games. Eat breakfast at the window: fruits from the farm shop in season, eggs from their hens, porridge, and the full Scottish experience including sausages and black pudding from the local butcher. Or anything you need for a special diet.

A sheltered garden has a handy bench for boots and you’re welcome to relax on the lawns with herbaceous beds, or find a sunny corner to read in. Walk down some steps into the Den of Alyth, an SSSI where the Alyth Burn tumbles through. In 20 minutes you are in the little town or can join longer walks.

Bedrooms in the West Wing are both a good size with duck feather and down duvets and Scottish Fine Soaps in sparkling bathrooms with showers.

Craigellie House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Coming with another couple and enjoying the drawing room to yourselves for afternoon tea and breakfast
  • Walking into the little town from the house and garden through the lovely woods
  • Having a day out exploring and coming back for homemade cake
Craigellie House - Gallery

You should know

  • No dogs
  • No TVs in the bedrooms
  • Mobile signal can be a bit patchy

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-6pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Children over 2 welcome.
Closed
Christmas, New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £110
Surcharges
Singles £100-£110. Extra bed/sofabed available £15 per person per night.
1 Double
From £120
1 Twin/double
From £110

Accommodation

Reviews

This is a beautiful place for deep relaxation and personal restoration, well worth it even if you can't stay long. The peace and quiet is exceptional. The hosts are thoughtful and did a great job of making sure we were as comfortable and well-fed as possible. Food is local, fresh and tasty with good choices. The B & B rooms are a little separate from the main part of the house so have a lovely special and private feel, with the added bonus of a separate sitting room that we could use. There is easy access to the Den of Alyth for river walks and wildlife spotting.

Cathy, Edinburgh, UK

We were blown away by the house and garden, it was gorgeous and a work in progress. The bedrooms are comfy with attention to detail, making them welcoming and pleasant. Everything was spotless, all through the house.

Jane, Saturna Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Perfection! A stunning B and B in a beautiful, tranquil setting. The hosts are so personable, positive and well informed. Breakfasts were delicious. Our room was spacious and bright. A great location surrounded with walking trails and a rich history.

Sheilagh, Vancouver

Spectacular home in a lovely setting. Room was beautifully appointed with comfy bed. Great walking trails and interesting historical sites nearby. Will definitely visit again.

Antigone, New Westminster

We spent two delightful nights at Craigellie. Liz and Charlie could not have been kinder nor more attentive. Our room was beautiful - very spacious, spotless and with luxurious and tasteful decor and furnishings. Breakfast was delicious as were the afternoon tea and cakes each day. The house is in a lovely garden and very peaceful location - a perfect place to re-charge batteries.

Anne, North Wales

What a wonderful stay we had at Craigellie House! Warmly welcomed by hosts Liz and Charlie - nothing was too much trouble for them. Our rooms were large, bright, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The showers were spacious, the water hot and the towels sumptuous. Afternoon tea and cake by the cosy log burning stove, in our own sitting room, is not to be missed! The breakfasts were excellent - we thoroughly recommend Liz's bircher and kedgeree. We opted in, for delicious home made evening meals and the chocolate bread and butter pudding was simply superb. We will definitely return!

Penny, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

The rooms, the house, the location are excellent and the hosts are really hospitable and friendly. A wonderful stay.

George, Oxford

My wife and I were very warmly welcomed to Craigellie by our hosts, who were most friendly and helpful. The house has pleasing ambience, and everything was catered for to guarantee a comfortable stay. We enjoyed some wonderful walks and views nearby, and ate a delicious dinner at the Lands of Loyal Hotel in Alyth. We were kindly offered freshly baked, gluten-free cake and biscuits: a very welcome surprise. We thank them for a most enjoyable visit.

Robert, London

I had a lovely stay at Craigellie House. My room was beautifully decorated and comfortable and very clean. My breakfast was delicious. Liz and Charles were such kind and hospitable hosts. I very much hope to stay there again.

Jennifer, Ilkley

My daughter and I had such a delightful stay at Craigellie House on our pre-Christmas Scottish tour. It was super to meet Liz and Charles and receive a lovely warm welcome into their beautiful home, with tea and home made mince pies on our arrival. Our two en-suite guest rooms were equally sumptuous and so warm with triple glazing to keep us cosy. Delicious breakfast in the guest lounge/dining room with a cosy log fire and our very own Christmas tree too. It was pure delight to meet the resident peacock and watch the squirrels dart amongst the trees in the beautiful landscaped gardens.

Lynne, Highlands

Craigellie is such a special place to stay and we feel relaxed and refreshed having spent time in the beautiful Perthshire countryside. Just what we needed.

Antonia, Dundee

Craigellie totally won me over and I thoroughly enjoyed my 3-night stay. Out of season, but the weather was kind and the setting/location perfect for my needs. The owners are really welcoming and friendly and full of good advice, if you have specific questions. My bedroom was supremely comfortable, quiet and cosy. The ensuite was immaculately clean and the owners had provided some helpful extras. And who doesn't like breakfast with red squirrels hopping past the window? Go and stay here, you will not be disappointed.

Lucy, Edinburgh

A really wonderful B&B. Liz is such a warm, friendly and attentive host, and she couldn’t do enough for us. Beautiful room, superb breakfasts and a great base from which to explore this beautiful area of Scotland.

Alan, Johnstone

What a joy to stay here! Charles and Liz are perfect friendly hosts with every detail thought and provided for, and additional ones anticipated. The accommodation has been beautifully renovated and everything supplied is to a high standard.

Trevor, Barnsley

A warm welcome. Very helpful and knowledgeable owners. Spotlessly clean. Delicious breakfast. Well appointed. Highly recommend. Tips for other guests: A drive to Glen Isla Lots of walks close by. Little’s fish restaurant.

Mairi, Milngavie

There is a sense of homecoming! We love being at Craigellie, with you. Thank you both for such a warm welcome and for attending to our every need with such imagination and kindness. This beautiful warm house is located in such a fantastic position for walking along burns and through glens, and exploring National Trust properties and towns like Perth and Dundee. So after the adventure of the day, it is a lovely place to come home. Craigellie is ideally situated in central Scotland but feels so quiet and restful, in the depths of the countryside. See for yourself!

Felicity, Derby

Absolutely outstanding for comfort and facilities. Beautiful house lovingly restored by Liz and Charlie. Delicious breakfast

Tim, Wincanton

Very welcoming and so nice to have a guest lounge with fire/hot drinks/tv/maps and games. Liz really went out of her way to help us with anything we needed and was very kind to our 4 year-old son. Rooms immaculate and tastefully decorated. Way more space than average, especially with the lounge. Beautiful location in the woods near Den of Alyth. Possible to walk into Alyth along this path which is lovely, otherwise it’s a drive to eat somewhere. We liked Alyth as is was slightly off the beaten track and not too “touristy”. Highly recommended overall.

Peter, Forres

A very beautiful house and location. We stayed with our 2 teenage daughters and our dog so it was a bonus having our own entrance and use of the large sitting / breakfast room. It has huge windows so is very light and we were all very excited to see a red squirrel. Lovely big bedrooms with elegant, comfortable furniture and modern, well equipped bathrooms. Top marks for full Scottish breakfasts, which you really need before enjoying the fantastic walks nearby. Den of Alyth really stunning and just across the road. So much to see and do - we will be back!

Lucy, Chelmsford

Outstanding location in a beautiful rural setting, part of a country house in Angus. Liz and Charles are amazing hosts and have created a wonderful oasis with contemporary furnishings, high quality linen and super comfortable beds. Impeccably clean and fresh flowers a lovely touch. Breakfast set us up for the day with eggs from resident hens. Beautiful nearby walks and numerous challenging golf courses.

Lucy, Salisbury

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Location

The neighbourhood

Explore Alyth with its shops, old bridge, quirky lanes and the river running through it all. There's a nice café where you can sit outside on a sunny day and The Lands of Loyal Hotel for a posh dinner. Join the Cateran Trail, a circular route which takes you through Blairgowrie. Visit Scone Palace, crowning place of Scottish kings or spot ospreys in the Loch of the Lowes nature reserve.

Local points of interest from Liz & Charlie Bushby

  • Craigellie is allegedly the last mansion house built in Scotland. It has huge character and lovely grounds. Guests love the peace and quiet; being in the country; breathing fresh air; listening to birdsong and watching red squirrels playing in the trees.
  • This area is a hidden gem - it's just 90 minutes north of Edinburgh, yet totally rural in a nice sort of way. You still have your home comforts, Wi-fi and plenty to do, but you have fertile farmland, wooded glens and the great outdoors on your doorstep.
  • If walking is your thing then you are spoilt for choice: The Cateran Trail, a 103km circular walk through spectacular countryside, passes just above Craigellie, while the scenic Angus glens and the magnificent Cairngorm mountains are all within easy reach.
  • For golfers there's so much choice: 2 courses in Alyth and 3 championship ones in Blairgowrie. Then there's Forfar, Kirriemuir and Strathmore - and all within 20 miles! Or for cyclists: lazy country lanes; rigorous hills or off-road tracks - take your pick
  • If you prefer castles, palaces and culture you won't be disappointed. Glamis Castle, Scone Palace and Blair Castle are all nearby. In Dundee the new V&A is worth a visit as are RRS Discovery (think Scott & Shackleton) and the McManus Art Gallery.
  • Although not coastal it's easy to get to some super east coast beaches, including St Andrews. Then there are numerous less well-known delights from standing stones and hill forts to local museums and a chance to tour a nearby Scottish tea-growing garden.

Introducing

Liz & Charlie Bushby

Liz and Charlie have set to work proving that it is possible to make an old house more eco-friendly. They have installed solar panels which feed into specialist water cylinders, a log-fired biomass boiler, massive insulation and magnetic secondary glazing, even an EV charger. They now need only 4% of their energy from fossil fuels. They love meeting people and sharing their house with guests.