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Welcome to Thistle House Guest House

Address: St Catherines, Cairndow, PA25 8AZ

Telephone: 01499 302209 01499 302209

Hotel Description

Alistair and Jenifer welcome you to Thistle House Guest House, a beautiful enchanting Victorian country house situated in a large pretty wooded garden, overlooking Loch Fyne to Inveraray and its famous castle. Thistle House offers unwavering commitment to all our guests, high standards of service with attention to detail it has been sympathetically upgraded, quietly refined with modern amenities and a subtle mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings, avoiding any predictable country house cliche. Thistle offers the ultimate Scottish retreat providing guests the chance to relax, unwind and take advantage of everything Argyll and the surrounding area has to offer. Our gardens have some special visitors which can be seen from both our public rooms and bedrooms. Look out for our family of red squirrels and roe deer and keep a special watch-out for the many seals in the loch at the front of the house. The house is also perfect for bird watching with both woodland and shore birds.

Our Facilities

  • Parking Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Family Rooms
  • Lakeside Location
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi Available
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Vegetarian Food Available
  • Romantic Breaks
  • Walking Holidays
  • Country Retreat

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Hotel Reviews - Thistle House Guest House

Home From Home
Jennifer and Alistair are fabulous hosts, so welcoming and kind. The accommodation is superb with a fantastic outlook over to Inverary castle.. Perfect location for exploring Argyll and Bute. Home from home!

Fiona Cooke - 13th Sep, 2018
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Beutiful Stay In Scotland
Easily one of the best places we've ever stayed. The house is spotless and the hosts are sincerely interested in meeting your needs. Breakfast is outstanding too.

tony evans - 10th Sep, 2018
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Best guesthouse ive had the pleasure to stay in.

Donald Mcvey - 10th Sep, 2018
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Another Lovely Stay.
Thistle House is a lovely place to stay for a few days.Jenifer and Alistair always give a warm friendly greeting to their very inviting guest house.The rooms are large, but comfortable, well decorated and spotlessly clean. The breakfast has plentiful choices of juices,cereals,fruit and cooked items;also tea and coffee.

Will obviously stay again.

Ian and Jeanette BLAND - 4th Sep, 2018
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Yes Please.
Bit of a ride, see somewhere to stay picked Thistle.What a fabulous choice,owners fantastic location fantastic,all I n all fantastic.

David Atkinson - 3rd Sep, 2018
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Must Stay...

Tihomir Trendafilov - 2nd Sep, 2018
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Superbe !
Bel endroit devant un loch superbe, avec au loin le Château d'Inveraray ! Maison chaleureuse, confortable ! On y est bien grâce aux hôtes disponibles ! Petit-déjeuner excellent !

Yves-Edouard Le Bos - 2nd Sep, 2018
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Short But Sweet
Enjoyed our stay, friendly, good comfortable rooms, great views and top breakfast.

David Nuttall - 30th Aug, 2018
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Another Brilliant Stay!
It doesn’t get any better than Thistle House. A truly wonderful, high quality guest house. The property is immaculate and in a fabulous setting. Alistair and Jenifer are perfect hosts, helping you feel welcome but giving you space to relax and enjoy. Breakfast is a delight. Bedrooms are warm, spacious and cater for your every need. Highly recommend. We shall definitely be returning!

Julie Smith - 28th Aug, 2018
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One Of The Best Side Of Scotland
A very lovely familiar guest hozse! Pretty and nice!The sray was fantastic, the view over the Loch great.Thank you Jenifer and Alister!

Lutz Bergmann - 28th Aug, 2018
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The Perfect Place To Stay
Beautiful house in a stunning location. Very friendly and welcoming hosts. Delicious breakfast. Fabulously comfortable rooms.

Joan Ritchie - 27th Aug, 2018
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Unbeatable Amazing
We stayed at Thistle Guest house for 2nights,it would take to long here to adequately praise our delightful hosts Jennifer and her delightful husband Alistair enough. When you are asked "can I help" it is heartfelt, they can't do enough for you. The house is beautiful,everything anyone could want, from cleanliness quiet elegance, to the stunning perfection of it's situation, with views that can hardly be imagined. A comfortable bed and perfectly cooked breakfast friendly hosts. What more could anyone want. Thank you Jennifer, everything was amazing.

David Brady - 26th Aug, 2018
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Absolutely “top Shelf”
Everything was magnificent. The property was possibly the best of our 23 day trip (so we’ve had a lot to compare it to). The rooms are superbly appointed (I especially loved the guest living room on the main floor); the views were awesome, the food terrific, and I really appreciated the conversations with the proprietors/owners—Alistair and Jenifer. We wholeheartedly recommend this place! Primo!

Craig Brimhall - 22nd Aug, 2018
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Sehr Schönes Haus Mit Netten Gastgebern
schöne Zimmer, nett gelegen direkt am Loch Fyne (Blick vom Zimmer auf das Loch), gegenüber Inveraray und Castle, sehr nette Gastgeber, helfen in allen Belangen. Super Frühstück, verschiedene Optionen von Omelett bis Full Scottish Breakfast, dazu Brown Bread u.v.m.

Rolf Schepers - 21st Aug, 2018
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Excellente Adresse
Un super accueil, un beau cadre, une chambre impeccable avec vue sur le loch. Petit déjeuner de très bonne tenue avec des produits locaux. Nous recommandons chaleureusement.

Forget - 16th Aug, 2018
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Perfect B&b!!!
The most complete and finest B&B we've ever been to. Superb location. Stunning views. There's no need to add more

priscilla huberts - 13th Aug, 2018
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Fabulosa Estancia
Tuvimos una estancia fabulosa en este precioso B&B. El entorno era espectacular y nuestra habitación (una preciosidad) tenía vistas al lago. El matrimonio que regenta el B&B es muy amable y nos recomendó sitios para cenar e incluso nos hicieron la reserva. El desayuno fue estupendo. Los croissants caseros estaban increíbles. Volveríamos sin dudarlo.

Jose Ildefonso Perez Revuelta - 8th Aug, 2018
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A Lovely Few Days In A Beautiful Area
Thistle House is indeed a beautiful house but what makes it special are Alistair and Jenifer, and their attention to detail. They are very welcoming hosts and the service cannot be faulted. They richly deserve the many awards they have been given for their breakfasts. The choice and service were both excellent. Jenifer was very helpful in giving information about the local beauty spots and restaurants (of which there are many), and it's the only place we've stayed at where we had help with our luggage on arrival and departure. We intend to return.

Mr & Mrs Adamson - 6th Aug, 2018
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Lovely Stay
Booked for one night and were made very welcome by our hosts. Room was nicely decorated,clean and spacious with useful extras such as USB charging sockets and shoe tray. Breakfast was freshly cooked with a good choice. Would stay again.

Mark Brown - 31st Jul, 2018
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Loved Our Stay!
Lovely host. Really nice room! Great breakfast. And the views of the loch are impressive!

Mariette Vervoort - 22nd Jul, 2018
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A Diamond
Wonderful stay and would recommend to anyone

Our hosts were amazing

Best Regards

Keith and Susan

Keith Edwards - 16th Jul, 2018
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Perfect Guest House
We were very satisfied with everything. Very clean and comfortable rooms, excellent breakfast, helpful and friendly owners, beautiful location...

Andrea Wlochova - 15th Jul, 2018
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Short Stay
Very welcoming.. great stay.. great views.. clean well decorated n equipped room. Lovely breakfast.

Hugh Steele - 12th Jul, 2018
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Little Gem
My wife and I stayed here for an anniversary weekend as we enjoy The Inveraray area. We have previously stayed at Loch Fyne Hotel but this year their prices have skyrocketed. Thistle Guest house was discovered on a search engine, LUCKY FIND, rooms are spacious, very well decorated and the bed was actually a real double not two singles stuck together, great sleep both nights, and our view onto the loch was spectacular. Front lounge was designated for guests wishing to relax and was beautiful. The Thistle can’t be reviewed without mentioning the owners, Jennifer and her husband really make you feel welcome and their recommendations for things to do and places to eat were spot on, must mention the Inver Restaurant, if you consider yourself a “Foodie” it’s not to be missed. All in all my wife had a fabulous weekend and will be returning to the Thistle and the Cowel Penninsula at the first opportunity.

John Sneddon - 9th Jul, 2018
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Fantastic Escape
Perfect venue, perfect location, perfect hosts and perfect food

Paul and Paula Gregory - 4th Jul, 2018
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A Delightful Place To Stay.
Thistle House is quite the best Guest House we have ever stayed in. Jenifer and Alistair have thought of everything to make their guests stay perfect. All the little extra details that made our stay homely and comfortable were very much appreciated. We would recommend Thistle House to all travellers - it is a hidden gem!

Robert Bartholomew - 25th Jun, 2018
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A Delightful Place To Stay
Thistle House is quite the best Guest House we have ever stayed in. Jenifer and Alistair have thought of everything to make their guests stay perfect. All the little extra details that made our stay homely and comfortable were very much appreciated. We would recommend Thistle House to all travellers - it is a hidden gem!

Robert Bartholomew - 25th Jun, 2018
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Simply Perfekt
We spend one night at Thistle House. We had a nice spacious and clean room with seaview.

The breakfeast was excellent with fresh fruitsalat, a very deliceous fresh cooked full scottish breakfeast and a extensive buffet. The owners are very nice and helpfull.

Our best accomodation in Scottland so far....

Walter Schumacher - 21st Jun, 2018
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Alas, Only One Night
2 weeks touring Scotland and this location was the best. Great views from our window, lovely decor, friendly host and best shower room ever.

Ian Nicholson - 21st Jun, 2018
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Perfect In Every Way
Alistair and Jenifer greeted us the moment we arrived and we immediately felt at home in this lovely B&B. Our room faced the Loch with a magnificent view and all amenities. The breakfast was first-rate and restaurants are not far away, although you feel as you are in the middle of nowhere. Highly recommended!

Marylou Badeaux - 20th Jun, 2018
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One of the best B&B during our honeymoon! Fabulous breakfast, stunning view and the most obliging hosts made our stay perfect!

Stephanie Wolfschutz - 19th Jun, 2018
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Fantastic House
A stunning location, beautiful house and very welcoming. We had a delightful stay at Thistle House, very clean quiet and excellent food. Would recommend to anyone.

Mr & Mrs Heath - 15th Jun, 2018
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Superb Bnb
Very nice rooms and excellent breakfast with high quality local ingredients. The downstairs common room is very nice to relax in during the evening. Alistar and Jennifer were good hosts and arranged dinner reservations at the local pub/restaurant.

Gary Hartman - 13th Jun, 2018
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Thistle House Pleasant Suprise!
Great place; nice people.

Dennis Condie - 12th Jun, 2018
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There Is No Better.
Thistle House continues to excel in providing the best B&B accommodation. All aspects, communication, cleanliness, accommodation facilities, breakfast and tourist advice, one cannot get better. You are a sad person of you think you can, especially at the price requested!

HEATHER MCDOWELL - 11th Jun, 2018
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A Beautiful Guest House
A very warm welcome in a beautiful house with a remarkable view on the loch. Alistair and Jenifer are charming and attentive hosts. And the breakfast is delicious.

A place not to be missed.

Christine and Gilles (Paris)

Christine Charier - 11th Jun, 2018
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Stayed Friday evening on our way to Morar. Everything we hoped for. A near perfect blend of tradition and with contemporary twists and top quality. Stunning location in a beautiful garden, discreetly hosted by Alistair and Jenny. The view of the loch from our room on the top floor was breathtaking. Full Scottish vegetarian breakfast very good. Excellent fresh fruit salad and creamy yogurt also hit the spot. We’ll find a reason to return!

Jane Senior - 3rd Jun, 2018
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Wonderful Stay
The Thistle House Guest House made for a picturesque stay. Everything from the room to the breakfast to the views was perfect. Alistair and Jenifer were most accommodating and extremely welcoming.

Samantha Lee - 1st Jun, 2018
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A Haven Of Rest
This is a perfect setting to begin your time in the beautiful area of Argyle. Jenny and Alistar made us feel as though we had just arrived Home! Gracious and attentive to every inquiry we had of the area and directions to get there The breakfasts could not have been approved upon they were all tasty and presented in a beautiful manner. When our time cane to say goodbye , we hated to leave. Oh let’s not forget about the accommodations! So comfortable!

Nancy Maxemchuk - 30th May, 2018
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My favorite place to stay!!! Everything was absolutely wonderful!!!

Mary Kelly - 29th May, 2018
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Außergeöhlicher Aufenthalt
Ein gemütliches und sehr sauberes Gästehaus in den wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt haben.

Die Gastgeber sind sehr herzlich und hilfsbereit.

Das Frühstück war sehr gut und es hat uns an nichts gefehlt.

Yvonne Graf - 29th May, 2018
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Just Perfect!
Very nice and clean B&B!

Matthias Schwaller - 27th May, 2018
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Stunning Location
Loved our stay here. Amazing breakfast with locally sourced produce. Very comfortable accommodation, large room with views of the garden. Jenifer was a great host too.

Marilyn Musolino - 23rd May, 2018
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Thank You!
... it was amazing and one of the top 3 accommodations on our journey through Scotland and England. Kindest regards from Southern England!

Ingrid & Gerd from Austria

Ingrid Auer - 22nd May, 2018
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Wonderful Stay
This was our 3rd time staying at Thistle House. This obviously speaks for itself. Jenifer and Alistair are perfect hosts, the rooms are lovely, especially those with a view of Loch Fyne and the breakfasts are 'to look forward to'.

Mrs Brenda Driscoll - 17th May, 2018
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Perfect Stay
Stayed here for one night on our return journey from the Highlands. We very much enjoyed our comfortable room with it's beautiful views across the loch. Alistair and Jenifer were welcoming and served us a truly wonderful breakfast. Highly recommended.

Helen & John Coveney - 17th May, 2018
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Lovely Views Guesthouse
Comfortable guest house with lovely views. I would definitely recommend it.

Katherine Hevezi - 16th May, 2018
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The Gem
This is a place to long to!

The view, the room, the service, the breakfast!

This must surely be one of the best places to stay in, period.

Highly recommended!!!

Pether Lassen - 12th May, 2018
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To Thistle House Guest House
The welcome by Jenifer was warm and informative,the house shone.our room was beautiful. After a good

night’s sleep we ate a delicious breakfast-the scrambled eggs were perfect! A wonderful start to our holiday on

Loch Fyne. It could not have been better.

Geoffrey Faulkner - 12th May, 2018
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Stay At Thistle House Guest House
Stayed for 2 nights instead of 1 the rooms I was given were immaculate. The breakfast had plenty of selection and was very well presented.

Jennifer was an excellent host.

John Williams - 10th May, 2018
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Great Stay!
We really loved our stay at Thistle house. We had a nice room with a fantastistic view!

Jolien De Turck - 9th May, 2018
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So beautiful House and kind people

LOIRETTE - 4th May, 2018
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Excellent stay, gorgeous breakfast, great clean and bright rooms. Wonderfull house. Super hosts

Linda Bastaerts - 3rd May, 2018
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Magnifique Maison Typiquement écossaise
Tout était parfait pour nous, l’acceuil, la décoration écossaise qui nous plonge dans une ambiance cosy, le petit déjeuner excellent, la vue sur le loch. Merci encore nous avons passé un agréable moment dans votre belle maison.

Josephine Duffau - 3rd May, 2018
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A Lovely Stay At Loch Fyne
I enjoyed my stay at the Thistle Guest House very much. It is a clean, bright and quiet house. The owners are very friendly and helpful. I liked the delicious breakfast very much. I will be back for another stay.

Andreas Braun - 1st May, 2018
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Very good all round,

Frank Colclough - 29th Apr, 2018
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A Fine Guest House
Host, house, food and location made this a wonderful place to stay. Grand views of Loch Fyne and the weather was wonderful too. One must climb Dun na Cuaiche, Inveraray. The folly can be seen from the house. Superb views

Alan Thomas - 27th Apr, 2018
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Excellent Stay
We stayed here for one night during our visit to Movern. It is an excellent place to stay Alistair and Jennifer were very welcoming. The room was very tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable. The homecooked and homemade breakfast was amazing. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here to anyone.

Mrs Lisa Furness - 1st Apr, 2018
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Absolutely Lovely And A Great Value
Everything on the website description was accurate. The room decor are tasteful, the bathroom very clean & modern, and best of all, the bed was very comfortable. No obnoxious noises from guests or environment marred our stay. The breakfast was made to order and delicious. Jenifer even found us an excellent restaurant for supper at the last minute and made us reservations there upon our arrival. The view from our bedroom over Lake Fyne was awe-inspiring. My husband and I are older and retired, our daughter and her boyfriend in their late 20's. A thoughtful touch was that Jenifer put the young people on the upper floor- they loved the exquisite view, the room and the other young couples there. This experience is what all bed and breakfast inns should aspire to.

Camille Alexander - 4th Dec, 2017
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Spot On!
We (adult daughter and parents) thoroughly enjoy our brief visit to Thistle House. We enjoyed a perfect end to the day sitting around the log fire with a glass of wine, and started the next day with a superb and varied Scottish breakfast. Beds were comfortable and rooms charming. We'll be back!

Nicola Reade - 20th Nov, 2017
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Classical B & B experience. Beautiful views over Loch Fyne, wonderful hosts Jennifer & Alister. Breakfast was lovely. Rooms are immaculate with good shower, comfy bed and modern amenities, USB chargers on each side of the beds to charge your gadgets. Good WIFi.

Definitely 10/10 experience - we’ll be back!

Elise Heikkinen-Johnstone - 22nd Oct, 2017
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Lovely House
Very welcoming, and excellent facilities.

Ian Lydiatt - 17th Oct, 2017
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Very Good Option To Rest
Excellent setting and good rest.

Good breakfast.

Great deal.

Francisco Jose Pla Anton - 15th Oct, 2017
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Third Stay
We have always had a warm welcome and this third visit was no exception. Clean, very comfortable, find view over the loch - what more might one require?

Mr. John R-McIsaac - 8th Oct, 2017
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One Night Stay
Excellent first class guest house. Thank you

Mr Cruickshank - 8th Oct, 2017
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Many Thanks Again
As always our stay was fantastic thank to you. Kind regards. Hope that we can come again. claude.

Mr. Claude and Mrs Veronique Mancini - 7th Oct, 2017
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Comfortable Stay And Enjoyable Stay
Thank you Jennifer and Alister for the hospitality and helpfulness. We enjoyed this stay travelling around countryside. We loved wonderful view of villange and castle Inveraray. This accommodation was one of the best we have experienced so far via booking. com

Ludmila Subrtova - 5th Oct, 2017
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Fab house, hosts,facilities and food.

Jane Rosnell - 4th Oct, 2017
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Fantastic Weekend
Beautiful guest house, jennifer and alistair are lovely hosts make you feel so welcome. Rooms are beautifully decorated have everything you need for your stay. Stunning views from our window. Can see loch fyne all light up at night. Food was lovely great selection of food. Had an amazing stay and will be booking another stay. Highly recommend this stunning guest house with the nicest host you could have thank you jennifer and alistair

Tracyann Macphail - 4th Oct, 2017
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Excellenye Adresse
excellente adresse

à conseiller fortement

en plus l'accueil très gentil

LECOCQ - 3rd Oct, 2017
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Two Satisfied Customers
Just home from a very enjoyable three night stay in this lovely Guest House. Jenifer and Alistair were very welcoming and helpful hosts. Excellent breakfasts served in a dining room with great views over Lough Fyne. A first class base from which to explore a very picturesque area. We would highly recommended it.

William Wilkinson - 30th Sep, 2017
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Home From Home With No Expense Spared
We were made to feel so at home in this lovely house, with a roaring fire to sit beside in the cosy drawing room each evening. The rooms and bathrooms were decorated to a 5* standard with every comfort thought about and catered for. We received a very warm welcome and both Jenifer and Alistair were extremely helpful with ideas of where to eat and what to see in the area. Alistair was chef on at breakfast, serving the highest quality produce and cooked to perfection. We've never seen eggs with such a rich orange yolk! We would definitely recommend. Great location too!

Maria Darling - 28th Sep, 2017
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Relaxing Stay
A return to this delightful guest house to celebrate my mum's birthday. Jennifer and Alistair make you feel really welcome. Rooms are immaculate and tastefully decorated. The lounge is beautiful; ideal place to relax beside a coal fire after your travels. The breakfast offers a varied choice. Great food, surroundings and hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Mrs Andrea Bateson - 28th Sep, 2017
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Lovely place to stay. The hosts were fabulous as were the room, views and breakfast.

Audrey Henderson - 27th Sep, 2017
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Warm, Friendly Welcome
Been walking the Cowal way and stayed at the Thistle after the long stretch from Glendaruel to Strachur. The owner greeted us with a warm and friendly welcome. Nothing was too much bother and there was every attention paid to detail. Our room was beautifully furnished and comfortable. Breakfast top class. Will definitely use the Thistle again if we're back that way.

Lesley Smith - 26th Sep, 2017
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Lovely Place
A lovely guest house with very good breakfast.

Jules davies - 26th Sep, 2017
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Overnight Stay Review
If there is a 5 star rating for B&B's as there is for hotels, this would be in that category. 1st class accommodation where the owners have it sussed on what attention to detail means. Already recommended to friends and colleagues, so expect visits soon.

James Stewart - 22nd Sep, 2017
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A Lovely Experience
wonderful house with great view, excellent breakfast

eva aderyn - 18th Sep, 2017
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Gorgeous, comfortable, quiet and peaceful. No detail overlooked by hosts. Wonderful lounge to relax in the evening with stunning views and open fire. Everything tip top condition and comfortable bed. Radiators that work whenever you want them. Fantastic choice at breakfast. We had a lovely stay and can highly recommend.

Alan Holden - 15th Sep, 2017
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Really Comfortable Bed And Breakfast
Nothing to fault at all at this b and b. The owners go out of their way for you nothing is too much trouble. They have a residents lounge where you could relax and chat with other guests with a coal fire making it very cosy. Breakfast excellent. Wonderful views. Good WiFi. Nothing to fault at all. Thank you very much for a wonderful stay. We'll be back!

Margaret Hodgson - 15th Sep, 2017
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Thistle House
Gorgeous place in beautiful area. Very comfortable, warm and clean. Loved the tartan carpet. Breakfast was wonderful.

Very nice people.

Noreen Dykes - 15th Sep, 2017
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Welcoming And Relaxing
Lovely place, welcoming hosts, fantastic views across loch, gorgeous lounge downstairs and pleasant bedroom with excellent views. Fantastic breakfast.

Hilary McCollum - 10th Sep, 2017
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Beautiful Guest House
Welcoming hosts who were also very attentive. Beautiful location right on Loch Fyne. Room was very spacious and and well furnished. Lots of choice for breakfast and very tasty. Would recommend to friends and family 😀

Ms. Angelene Barton-Cunnell - 10th Sep, 2017
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Five Star
Amazing location

Amazing place to stay

Amazing host and hostess

Big thanks again to Jennifer and Alister for amazing hospitality.

John and Avril Lamond - 6th Sep, 2017
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Lovely Honeymoon Stay At A Beautiful Property With Wonderful Hosts!
My husband and I had a lovely three-night stay at the Thistle House last week as part of our honeymoon. Alistair and Jenifer were exceptionally kind and helpful from the get-go, and we had an excellent time staying with them. We were in the MacLachlan Room, which has a beautiful view of Inverary Castle (and town) across the Loch. We loved the feel of the old house, which has been tastefully and thoughtfully renovated. The room was decently sized, with room for sitting chairs, which was quite nice! I have to say, The layout of the rooms is quite impressive - they are not huge by any means (remember, this is an old house that has been converted!), but every inch of space is well used and everything you need is there! We decided, after success with the approach at our previous B&B, to pay for daily packed lunches. We are so glad we did! They really worked hard to provide options that worked for us (avoiding things we don't like, and accommodating my husband's lactose intolerance), and we greatly appreciated the flexibility, and having a lighter midday meal! Unfortunately, while staying with them, I had one morning of becoming unwell around breakfast time. Jenifer and Alistair were so kind and thoughtful, adding extra oranges to my lunch for the day, sending up breakfast items with my husband, offering other assistance if needed, and inquiring after my health the next day! It was lovely to have such a kind and homey space to be. We also appreciated the large sitting room downstairs that is for guest usage - it was nice to get a change of scenery and play cards for an evening. The breakfasts were also delicious. I definitely recommend a stay with them if you are planning to be in the area of St Catherine's! Of note, there isn't anything in close (and safe) walking distance, so make plans to use a taxi or rental car when traveling to dinner or elsewhere. There are several good places (they have a list of recommendations in their guest books, all with drive times and taxi numbers) within 5-10min drive, but the route to get to them is along a very busy road with not much sidewalk in places. We definitely enjoyed our time there, and found the short (and lovely!) drives to be no issue. If we ever find ourselves back in St Catherine's, we look forward to staying again at the Thistle House!

Ms. Elizabeth Huston - 5th Sep, 2017
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Great Place To Stay
My wife Ginette and I were stopping for the third consecutive year.As usual, the room was spotless,a good size and very comfortable,with a good view over Loch Fyne to Inverary Castle.The breakfast again was excellent,with choice of juices,cereals,full Scottish cooked breakfast,tea,coffee and toast.

As usual the welcome was very warm on arrival and overall, a very pleasant stay.

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Wonderful Views
Extremely pleasant and helpful owner (Jennifer?) lovely location with views over Loch Fyne .All amenities were excellent and great breakfast.

Kaye Emberton - 3rd Sep, 2017
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Beautiful Holiday
Beautiful House, Excellent Hosts, Excellent Breakfasts. Highly recommended.

Spiridione Mifsud - 2nd Sep, 2017
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Absolutely Beautiful!
Alastair and Jennifer were very welcoming. Their guest house was beautiful and comfortable. The beds were very comfortable and the veiw was outstanding! Breakfast was lovely! Would go back again tomorrow!

Stefan Bibro - 31st Aug, 2017
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Greeted upon arrival , warm and welcoming . Fabulous room , clean and comfortable with lovely views across the Loch to Doune Castle . Fantastic guest lounge . Private parking a plus . Great breakfast . Nothing was too much trouble for Jennifer and Alistair . Peaceful and restful stay . Would definitely recommend and would stay here again

Karen Rosson - 29th Aug, 2017
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Wonderful Place!
This house is lovely, charm and comfortable. Sited in a wonderful place in front of a wide lake. Everything is clean and nice. The owners are very kind and the breakfast one of the best you can enjoy in Scoyhland.

Juan Jose Martinez Fernandez - 23rd Aug, 2017
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A Very Nice Place To Spend A Beautiful Night
The Room was really beautiful, as well as the drawing room. All very clean. The hosts are very nice and aimed at giving you all the possible courtesy.

Stefano Cuccia - 22nd Aug, 2017
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A Wonderful Experience
A wonderful experience. !

Silvia Keller - 18th Aug, 2017
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Outstaindingly Friendly, Very Clean, Good Breakfast
After a walk in the mountains where I fell into the mud up to the hips, the host lady washed all my clothes and even my shoes. It was an enormous help which we appriciated a lot! The room was very clean and we had a large choice at breakfast. We enjoyed this stay very much. Thanks

Barbara Meinhard - 15th Aug, 2017
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Lovely house and delicious breakfast. We had a very comfortable stay at Thistle House. The room was beautifully decorated and very clean. Very happy with our stay.

Emma Matthews - 12th Aug, 2017
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Our stay at Thistle House was perfect. They had thought of everything in the room and we were made to feel so welcome. The location and setting is beautiful. We would not change a thing.

Melanie Costello - 6th Aug, 2017
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Thistle House Guest House
friendly and relaxing atmosphere.Lovely room with view over the loch. excellent food.

Andrew Durand - 5th Aug, 2017
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Well Worth A Detour
We originally intended to stay near Loch Lomond on our way to Fort Wiliam but found Thistle House on TripAdvisor and decided to make a detour to Loch Fyne. We are so glad we did. Jennifer was a lovely host, the rooms were beautiful and so was the breakfast. But the location - I am lost for words. We sat for an hour in front of the house, in warm sun, watching gannets diving into the loch. What a moment of bliss.

Mr. Ian Giles - 5th Aug, 2017
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2 With Harley\'s
It was a great pleasure to be there.

Our room was wonderful and the breakfirst fantastic.

Alistair and Jennifer thanks for all.

Petra Dittrich-Elbracht - 2nd Aug, 2017
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A Place To Stay
A wonderfull and quiet place to stay. We would love to come back on our next stay in Scotland.

Angelika Walde - 1st Aug, 2017
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I stay here every year. Alistair and Jennifer are always welcoming and their giest hoise clean and comfortable

Mr. Edward Gosden - 1st Aug, 2017
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Idyllic Setting
Thistle House is like a five star hotel with the family touch. Alistair & Jenifer are wonderful hosts and make all their guests feel special. Fantastic Scottish breakfast. We hope to visit again, for longer.

John & Rosemary Nash - 28th Jul, 2017
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We enjoyed our stay. The facility was super as was the food. Jennifer was extremely sensitive to our needs and helped.

Mr. John Lyon - 28th Jul, 2017
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Fabulous Loch Fyne B&b
This is our 3rd visit to Loch Fyne from Australia, and our 3rd stay at Thistle House. Jennifer and Alistair are always friendly, helpful and welcoming. Breakfasts are just perfect - fresh fruit salad and homemade yogurt, great selection of hot breakfasts. Rooms always spotlessly clean and a nice big shower.

Nick Flaskas - 19th Jul, 2017
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Perfect Stay At Thistle House
Thistle House is a credit to Alistair and Jennifer.

They are the perfect hosts.

This was our first time staying in a B@B. We are so glad we chose thistle house.Rooms were of a great standard, very clean, great amenities, and nice furniture

Breakfast room was done out so quaint nice little touches of cottage feel about it.

Breakfast was great ,plenty of everything.

Jennifer was a perfect host

The grounds are kept pristine, and the view over the Loch to Inveraray Castle superb doesn't get much better than this.Just loved our stay

James Balkin - 15th Jul, 2017
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Excellent In Every Respect
The setting is extraordinary, the welcome is warm and the breakfasts are excellent. What more can be said?

Norman Stockman - 12th Jul, 2017
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Excellent In Every Way
The setting is extraordinary, the welcome is warm and the breakfasts are excellent. What more can be said?

Norman Stockman - 12th Jul, 2017
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Comfortable Stay
Thistle house is a lovely place to stay very clean nice breakfast and great views would definitely recommend

Keith Manning - 5th Jul, 2017
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Wonderful Stay, Friendly & Superbly Operated
As they say 'you never get a second chance to make first impressions' and sure enough right on arrival Thistle House just glows. Alister & Jenifer are top operators and the home exudes quality, well done.

One cannot help but totally recommend their B & B for accommodation. Well priced and top quality & service.

Dennis Gullan - 1st Jul, 2017
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Amazing place,location,food,just amazing amazing place

Renatas Janulevicius - 29th Jun, 2017
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Couldn\'t Be Better
We had a lovely three nights at Thistle House. Our room was very comfortable with hot shower and beautiful view of the Loch.

Breakfast was delicious every morning, we couldn't fault it at all.

Would definitely return.

Mr David Smith - 29th Jun, 2017
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The Perfect Place
The house is beautifully located and you get a nice view across the Loch to Inveraray Castle. The room is spacious and furnished very tastefully. The hosts are very nice and helpful and prepare a delicious breakfast.

Thomas Sturm - 27th Jun, 2017
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It would be hard to beat this. The house is lovely, the rooms beautifully furnished and well-equipped, and the setting overlooking Loch Fyne stunning. Best of all, for a cyclist wet and bedraggled after a day spent riding in heavy rain, was the warm welcome and hospitality shown by Alistair and Jenifer.

Mr Chris Whitehorn - 26th Jun, 2017
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Thistle House Guest House
What a beautiful house and view on the loch. Our hosts were pleasant and both the breakfast and facilities were excellent. We would love to stay again.

Marilyn Beckwith - 25th Jun, 2017
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Perfect. In Every Aspect.
It was an outstanding stay. The best we have ever had. Thank you very much.

Dario Bianchi - 25th Jun, 2017
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Thistle House
Beautiful setting overlooking Loch Fyne.

House is immaculate.

Very welcoming hosts and delicious breakfast.


Would come again.

Marilyn Beckwith - 20th Jun, 2017
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Very Nice
Très agréable guest house, confortable et décorée avec goût. Les hôtes sont charmants.

Maurice MASHAAL - 19th Jun, 2017
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June 18th 2017
You will not be disappointed with your stay at the Thistle, from the moment you arrive you are given a warm welcome by the owners -Jenny and Alistair.

Breakfast is a delight with a wide range cereal, fruit and off course a traditional Scottish breakfast.

If you happen to be dining at the Inver restaurant Alistair and Jenifer will arrange a taxi to collect you from Thistle House and pick you up at the end of your evening - excellent value.

Kenneth Crawford - 19th Jun, 2017
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We Were Very Happy At Thistle House
We liked very much to stay at Thistle House Guest House because of its tasteful and solid ambiance.

Christoph Hertz - 19th Jun, 2017
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House Of Dreams
Wow! Wow! Wow! Thistle House is highly recommended and the owners Jenny and Alistair are exceptional hosts. I was not disappointed at any point in my stay. Jenny and Alistair have thought of everything to make your stay more than comfortable. They are rated a 4 star facility but hey this exceeds a five star any day. Delighted to have stayed and will be back another time and will also recommended it to others.

Alison Bennington - 17th Jun, 2017
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Fabulous B&b Overlooking Loch Fyne
The best B&B we have ever stayed in, with an uncompromising high quality sustained over many years. There is nothing to fault.

HEATHER MCDOWELL - 11th Jun, 2017
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What A Wonderful House
Very friendly people, a very delicious breakfast and a House with a Great view and lovely rooms.

Harald Koch - 6th Jun, 2017
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Our Anniversary
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Alistair and Jenifer,for another wonderful stay the wedding picture in our room was a wonderful surprise ,the little things you do for your guest make it all the more special,we both enjoyed our short break with you and as always we leave with happy thoughts and a little sad that it was time to go ,if your looking for a place that is a home from home this is were you go ,already looking forward to our next trip north Martin and June

Mr Martin and June Yuill - 6th Jun, 2017
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Excellent Accommodation
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Thisle House. We could not fault it at all. Beautiful room, spotless en suite and every need catered for. Jennifer & Alistair were great hosts, nothing was too much trouble to them. Would highly recommend

Helen Page - 2nd Jun, 2017
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One Of The Best
Extremely comfortable and very welcoming with a wonderful choice of breakfast food. The description of the premises/service given by the Patersons is in no way overstated.

We would have no hesitation in returning whenever we were in the area.

Mr. Malcolm Stewart - 31st May, 2017
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Mr G Jackson
Nice people very efficient , been before and

would go again

Mr. Geoff Jackson - 30th May, 2017
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Home From Home
I've stayed at Thistle House 3 times now and almost feel like I'm part of the family. Nothing is too much trouble for Jenifer and Alistair and their focus is always on providing the best experience for their guests.

Ms Lorna McCallum - 29th May, 2017
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Perfectly Delightful
We've stayed in many places but this was one of my favorites. The view is serene and stunning. The rooms were impeccable and we enjoyed the use of the lounge area. Breakfast was delicious and our host was incredibly helpful and friendly..

linda degraf - 27th May, 2017
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Stay At Thistle House
Lovely and peaceful with a beautiful view of the loch from our bedroom and the lounge. Jennifer is very easy to talk to and extremely helpful, always willing to go the extra mile. Breakfast was yummy!

ben honeybone - 25th May, 2017
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First Class Guest House
Excellent accommodation, lovely room, super breakfast and warm welcoming hosts. Will definitely use again when in the area

Nick Lyons - 23rd May, 2017
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Excellent Find

Marilyn Stokes - 23rd May, 2017
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Excellent Accommodation
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Thisle House. We could not fault it at all. Beautiful room, spotless en suite and every need catered for. Jennifer & Alistair were great hosts, nothing was too much trouble to them. Would highly recommend

Helen Page - 23rd May, 2017
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Lovely Guest House
Return visit to this lovely guest house. Very comfortable stay and made very welcome. Would definitely recommend

Mr. John Burns - 20th May, 2017
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A Three Night Stay
Welcoming and friendly. A beautiful house. Furnished in keeping with the property and with everything available about the area that you might need.

My room was really nice, with a view of Loch Fynne and was well maintained during my stay.

Breakfasts were brilliant and one could choose from a variety of options.

Certainly the very best B&B that I have stayed in.

Mr. MICHAEL FERGUSON - 15th May, 2017
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Fantastic Value For Money
Excellent location with fresh modern decor with every aspect to detail. Was more than happy when shown to our lovely "campbell" room.

ross johnston - 8th May, 2017
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A Good Choice And Value For Money
Thank you Alistair & Jennifer for your hospitality and providing us with a enjoyable visit to your guest house.

You provide accommodation, food and service worthy of your 4 star and Excellence awards.We look forward to returning to visit you in the future.Keep up the high standards.

Mr Barrie Fleming - 30th Apr, 2017
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Wonderful Stay!
(Family with older children:) We had a wonderful 5 day stay. Very friendly owners, comfortable rooms and beautiful living room with panoramic view on Loch Fyne. Excellent breakfast!

Ingrid Axmann - 26th Apr, 2017
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Relaxing Stay
A return visit to Thistle House and I can honestly say it always proves to be a welcoming, relaxed stay. The owners Jenifer and Alistair are so lovely and their attention to detail is amazing. Beautiful rooms, views and food make this guest house extra special. After a days sightseeing you can relax in the lounge complete with log fire and all your home comforts. Situated in St Catherines overlooking Inveraray it is an ideal base to visit the local area. A very special place to stay. I'm sure you won't be disappointed!!!

Mrs. Andrea Bateson - 24th Apr, 2017
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Thistle House
A very comfortable place to stop overnight. I never eat a cooked breakfast but what was on offer for me was excellent, the fresh fruit and croissants so enjoyable. Would have no hesitation in recommending Thistle Houe.

Rose Jackson - 24th Apr, 2017
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Fantastic Stay!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thistle Guest House! Alistair and Jenifer are wonderful hosts. Breakfast was delicious and the guest house is even more charming than it looks like on the photos, with a beautiful view of the loch. Thank you Jenifer & Alistair.

Catherine April - 18th Apr, 2017
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Marvellous Place
Splendid location with hosts making you feel at home. Very friendly and helpful. Large, comfortable room with excellent breakfast. There are rooms with loch-view, yet the ones towards the garden are nice too as you can relax in the huge lounge and enjoy breakfast both overlooking the loch.

Mr. Gerry Knoch - 17th Apr, 2017
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Thistle House
Lovely house with great view over Loch Fyne to Inveraray. Very welcoming and comfortable accomodation

Mr John Ullock - 17th Apr, 2017
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Relaxing Stay
Spent a wonderful relaxed night at Thistle House . The view from our room was Inveraray Castle . Breakfast was 5* and nothing was any bother . The house was just a perfect place to stay while in the area as it was spotless with the best comfy beds .

Elsie MacKechnie - 12th Apr, 2017
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Highly Recommended!
We have just spent a most enjoyable two nights at Thistle House. The accommodation and surroundings are beautiful. Alister and Jenifer are wonderful hosts, nothing is too much trouble, and the breakfasts really do set you up for the day.

We cannot recommend it highly enough and genuinely hope to make a return visit.

John Abbott - 3rd Apr, 2017
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Simply The Best
Thistle House is a beautifully appointed victorian country house set in extensive gardens on the shore of Loch Fyne. Alistair and Jenifer are friendly and helpful hosts and very knowledgable about the local area. The breakfast is one of the best we have ever enjoyed in any B and B. Highly recommended.

Mr. ALAN OBRIEN - 17th Mar, 2017
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Just Perfect
Adorable and perfect :)

Catherine - 13th Mar, 2017
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Cosy And Wonderful As Always
Great view, cosy environment, clean and luxurious rooms, tasty breakfast overlooking Inverary Castle.

Will be returning.

Poppy Valassiadou - 12th Nov, 2016
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Excellent Visit
This is our second visit to Thistle House and it was equally as wonderful as our first two years ago. We recommend it unreservedly and thank Alistair and Jenifer for their friendliness, warmth and attention to detail.

Ms. Clare Slemeck - 1st Nov, 2016
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Fabulous Experience At 5 Star Guest House
We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Thistle Guest House. The rooms are of an extremely high quality and standard, very comfortable, nicely fitted out with lovely detail and finishes. The proprietors are extremely welcoming and friendly making our stay one to remember. One of the many highlights of our stay was the 7 Star Breakfast, better than anything we have experienced at other well appointed establishments including The Old Course Hotel, The Balmoral Hotel and The Isle of Eriskay Hotel.

Ian Jones - 31st Oct, 2016
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Best Of The Best
We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Thistle Guest House. The rooms are of an extremely high quality and standard, very comfortable, nicely fitted out with lovely detail and finishes. The proprietors are extremely welcoming and friendly making our stay one to remember. One of the many highlights of our stay was the 7 Star Breakfast, better than anything we have experienced at other well appointed establishments including The Old Course Hotel, The Balmoral Hotel and The Isle of Eriskay Hotel.

Ian Jones - 31st Oct, 2016
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Absolutely Beautiful Hotel And Location
We loved this hotel - super clean, comfortable, beautiful view out our window of the Loch, and the breakfast was cooked to order and really good. Highly recommend and we are picky!

Theresa Quontamatteo - 26th Oct, 2016
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A Lonely Gem By A Loch
Not able to find any accommodation in Inveraray, I found a favourable rate for the Thistle House Guest House in St Catherine's.

I wasn't disappointed. In fact, it turned out fortunate that Inveraray was full! This gorgeous guest house, run by lovely couple Alistair and Jennifer, was comfortable, cosy and beautifully located on the coast of Loch Fyne with an unfettered view of Inveraray directly across the loch, only 1 1/4 miles away across the water, as the crow flies... and only a 25min or so drive away.

I was a little bit uncertain trying to find the "Thistle" and accidentally drove into a caravan park, bothering the - friendly - owner who, helpfully, guided me in the right direction. Apparently this happens to him a lot.

[For Alistair/Jennifer: May be worthwhile erecting a small sign on the side of the road before caravan park to indicate still a half-mile, or whatever, for the Thistle].

I was greeted by a friendly Alistair who saw me to my room at the top floor. As it was dark when I arrived, I only truly realised the beautiful view the next morning. From my window, there was Loch Fyne, with Inveraray directly across the water under a lovely red sky (turned out a beautifully sunny day though).

My en-suite room was small but perfect. Spotless, comfortable, with a beautiful shower/toilet-room and nice firm double-bed (good for my back).

Morning breakfast was - I have to say - one of, if not THE, best breakfasts I've ever had in ANY hotel, guest house or B&B!

Jennifer was extremely accommodating. Nothing was too much (all I wanted to eat). Orange juice - quite obviously - freshly squeezed (but if I'm wrong and I'm hoodwinked, I'd love to know the manufacturing company... as it was delicious!). Plenty cereals, fresh fruit, fresh yoghurt... everything! After having some of this, I selected my 'hot-plate' breakfast. From the menu I had three (beautifully-) poached eggs, Loch Fyne salmon, vegetarian haggis, Scottish pancake, toast and coffee.

Highly recommended

Daniele Iannarelli - 26th Oct, 2016
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Everything was perfcet.

Miguel Vinuales - 18th Oct, 2016
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Simply Stunning...
Review title says it all. This includes the beautiful guest house. It was perfect in every way. Spotless, comfortable, grand and yet homely. Beautifully decorated. The breakfast was faultless and hospitality second to none. I've not stayed in a finer guesthouse. The hosts were so lovely, chatty and informative about the area, suggestions on where to visit. I will absolutely come back as there is so much more to explore and I can't think of a better place to be based. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Maria Sweeney - 16th Oct, 2016
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Excellent B&b
We enjoyed our stay at Thistle House and would recommend it to everyone

Graham And Jean Wassell - 12th Oct, 2016
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What A Find!
Undoubtedly the best guest house we have ever stayed at (in fact, right on up there with some 5 star hotels we've stayed at). A real sense of luxury in an excellent location. A fabulous room, wonderful breakfast and perfect hosts. A truly perfect stay, we couldn't have asked for more. Would highly recommend. We will return!

Miss. Julie Smith - 10th Oct, 2016
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Romantic And Picturesque
The proprietors could not be more helpful friendly and professional. Our room and bathroom, excellently appointed. Furnishings beautiful with many extras that made us even more comfortable. Cost very reasonable, we would have been happy to pay more.

Alison Wass - 1st Oct, 2016
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A Beautiful B & B
Gorgeous property in a lovely setting. The hosts Jenifer and Alister very helpful and friendly. Breakfast room is so lovely and food great. Would highly recommend it !

Therese Tait - 28th Sep, 2016
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One Of The Best
Loved it. Incredible lounge and hosts are wonderful. Definitely one of the best we enjoyed in this beautiful country.

Amira Lauer - 28th Sep, 2016
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Second visit, had a room to front with fine view over Loch, room v clean indeed as was rest of property. B'fast excellent. Next time we come we will try and arrive earlier to make use of the large sitting room and eat out locally.

Mr & Mrs Lunt - 26th Sep, 2016
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Relaxing Night Away
Beautiful guesthouse set in stunning location. Jenifer and Alistar very friendly and welcoming. Enjoyed our stay here so much the room was tastefully decorated with comfy bed. Scenary is so beautiful.

Natasha Fell - 26th Sep, 2016
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Elegant And Comfortable
We were a group of five Americans, walking on the Isle of Arran. We occupied three rooms; each was beautifully appointed. Our hosts were friendly and informative. We had a delicious breakfast served at a window table where we looked out into the lovely back garden

Bob Campbell - 26th Sep, 2016
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Perfect Stay
Lovely hosts, nice rooms, nice breakfast! We'll be back...

Mr. Arndt Hoffmann - 24th Sep, 2016
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Alistair and Jenifer couldn't have been more welcoming. A beautiful area with an exceptional view.

Thank you for making our stay memorable and pleasant.

Gordon Skerratt - 23rd Sep, 2016
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Best Guest House Ever
Usually I don't write reviews but in this case I needed to.

Everything just awesome. Best Guest House we've ever been.

Giacomo Casellini - 22nd Sep, 2016
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Beautiful Location
Had the most wonderful short stay at Thistle House Guest House, far too short. The setting was wonderful, the hosts very welcoming and the area stunning. We will definitely be back!

Thank you Ken and Tina Kennedy.

Kenneth Kennedy - 20th Sep, 2016
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Beautiful setting! Great hosts, spacious and very comfortable rooms. Breakfast was delicious, even the packed one for the road!

Mrs. nicole ferguson - 18th Sep, 2016
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Perfect B&b
Exactly what you want from a B&B - clean, comfortable, welcoming, lovely views and fresh local produce for breakfast.

Highly recommended.

Mrs. Cathy Amor - 16th Sep, 2016
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Autumn Break
Perfect in every way. Cannot fault a single thing. Many thanks

David Hope - 15th Sep, 2016
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Fantastic Stay, Wonderful Setting Superb Hosts
Jenifer & Alistair gave us a warm welcome and through out our stay were the perfect hosts.

Rooms were comfortable,stylish and well equipped.

Breakfast was outstanding.

We both loved our 3 night stay.

We would recommend this guest house to anyone wishing to visit this beautiful part of Scotland.

Thank you both.

Andrew Gardiner - 13th Sep, 2016
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Most Enjoyable Stay
Fantastic friendly service. Great, spacious, clean room with a lovely view of the Loch. Breakfast was excellent, with a proper vegetarian option. If I was presenting hotel inspector this is the place I would send people to as the example of how it should be done.

Martin Bell - 12th Sep, 2016
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Top Class B&b
Excellent place to stay.Stayed there last year and just had to stay there again.Set in large grounds,with views over the loch to Inveraray and Inveraray Castle.Excellent sized rooms,clean,tidy and very comfortable.

The breakfast is substantial,with a good choice of ingredients and,as you would expect,well cooked and well presented.

Alistair and Jenifer are friendly,courteous hosts and we hope to stay there again next year.

DAVID BLAND - 12th Sep, 2016
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Thistle House Guest House
Very nice place

Very nice people

Philippe JUEN - 11th Sep, 2016
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Outstanding Guesthouse
From the superior bedroom suite with its comfortable bed and tasteful decor to the setting overlooking Loch Fyne,we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Thistle. The owners excelled in their hospitality towards us and for that we thank them.Would thoroughly recommend the guesthouse to anyone.

Ms Angela Maley - 9th Sep, 2016
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Great Stay!
We stayed in 4 people at the Thistle House and we enjoyed it alot.

It's a beautiful country house into the nature, Inveraray and restaurants are not far.

It's very clean and silent at night, the rooms are beautiful furnished and the breakfast was simply great!

Jenifer is very nice, helpful and welcoming!

If you are lucky to have a nice weather (as we had) you can see a stunning sunset on the Loch Fyne just in front of the house and the charming front garden.

Marco Beccari - 6th Sep, 2016
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Your Wish Home In Scotland
Your home away from home, comfortable even luxurious, cosy bedrooms, splendid views over the loch from the guest room and most rooms. A warm and friendly welcome from our hosts. Thank you !

Olivier Grard - 5th Sep, 2016
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Thistle House
A very warm welcome at a picturesque lochside location. The breakfast served was very good with a varied choice available.

We would certainly recommend Thistle House and would be very happy to return.

Vincent Purcell - 2nd Sep, 2016
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Great Stay In An Amazing Place!
Beautiful house with an amazing view and absolutely delicious breakfast. The hosts are very friendly and immediately made us feel at home. Room was very comfortable and clean. I would definitely recommend this guesthouse!

Andy Casteleyn - 1st Sep, 2016
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Clean tidy guest house with very friendly and helpful staff

Charles Codrington - 30th Aug, 2016
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A Wonderful Stay
Jennifer and Alistair are wonderful hosts and made us feel at home from the start of our stay. They went out of their way to accommodate our every need even before we thought we needed anything. Our room was immaculate, very comfortable and tastefully furnished. The breakfasts were superb and we very much appreciated their hospitality.

ROBERT MASSEY - 29th Aug, 2016
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Weekend Break
We have stayed at Thistle House as a stop over on the way to Skye

The location is great to explore Argyl, the views across the Loch to Inverary are stunning

As a host Alastdair has a wealth of local knowledge

The rooms are clean and very comfortable

Jon Hossain - 29th Aug, 2016
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Excellent Guesthouse!
We had a lovely stay here. Very friendly service, the breakfast was great and the view was stunning! Would definitely recommend!

Lindsay Gallagher - 23rd Aug, 2016
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Fantastic Room With Amazing Views
We had two nights which from when we arrived to after we left we were made to feel welcome and at home.

Scottish full breakfast was just yummy and cooked fresh every morning.

Nothing was to much trouble, there was help with advice of where to go and how best to use time on drive to next leg of our holiday.

Would we recommend? Most definitely and if we're back that way we'd hopefully be able to stay at Thistle House Guest House

Julie RAMSEY - 23rd Aug, 2016
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Little Paradise Next To Loch Fyne
Thistle House is a lovely mansion with much atmosphere, newly renovated with much taste and situated in an absolutely adorable surrounding. It is really worth to visit it.

Marion Vollmann - 22nd Aug, 2016
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The Thistle House Experience
Perfect ..... quite simply perfect.

'Til next time.

Clare Flynn - 22nd Aug, 2016
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Alles Gut
Das Zimmer war ausreichend groß und auch sauber. Das Bad ist sehr eng. Das Frühstück war auch gut. Da gibt es nichts zu beanstanden. Nur das Wetter war noch schön...aber dafür kann das B&B natürlich nichts 😏

Mr. Uwe Denskat - 16th Aug, 2016
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Wonderful Place For Relax
A sense of luxury with a great seaview. Lovely rooms and great breakfast. I love nearproduced and fairtrade. Best breakfast of all Scottish b&b we stayed at. Nice hosts too and lots of information about places to visit around.

Fredrika Bergkvist - 15th Aug, 2016
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Un Lugar Maravilloso
Hemos pasado una noche en el B&B y la verdad que es un sitio maravilloso, el mejor de nuestro viaje,una casa fantástica en un lugar privilegiado.

El desayuno muy bueno y los responsables del lugar muy agradables, simpáticos y cariñosos.

Lo recomiendo sin dudar.

Mr. Bernardo Vázquez - 15th Aug, 2016
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Choose This Place
Warm welcoming, nice room with lochwiev.

Good breakfast.

Very good with fire instruktions.

Anders Carlsson - 12th Aug, 2016
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This has to be one of the best b&b we have ever stayed in. The room was imaculate,lovely hosts,and breakfast was gorgeous. Thank you for your hospitality.

Dawn Bowers - 8th Aug, 2016
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A Wonderful Experience On Our Tour Of Scotland
This guest house has a beautiful situation on the shores of Loch Fyne, directly across from Inverery Castle. On arrival Alastair was most welcoming, showing us around this elegant house. Our room was comfortable and a good size, with views over the Loch. The en suite had a wonderful walk in shower. There was a lovely communal lounge where we struck up friendship with other guests later in the evening. Breakfast the next morning served by Jennifer was delicious and I had to buy a jar of their marmalade to take on the journey. The only criticism I would make, which has nothing to do with them, is that there is no restaurant within easy walking distance.

Mr Peter Flamank - 7th Aug, 2016
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Séjour Fantastique
Tout était parfait !

Mr. CASIEZ Frédéric - 6th Aug, 2016
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Brilliant Location And Very Welcoming
Thistle House lived up to its description; beautiful and enchanting. Spacious with a lovely and most comfortable visitors lounge. We were warmly welcomed by the Jennifer and Alistair. Tastefully furnished rooms and breakfast was very good; served in beautiful dining room overlooking the lovely gardens and Loch Fyne!

Rabiah Jackson - 6th Aug, 2016
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Florence Et Cyrille De Lyon
Nous n'avons séjourne qu'une nuit mais très bonne prestation, chambre spacieuse, lit excellent, belle vue sur le jardin. Le petit déjeuner est très copieux . Etzblissement a recommander

Florence Colin - 5th Aug, 2016
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A Wonderful Stay
We really liked the setting opposite the lake and the building itself. The bedroom, the sittting room and the breakfast room were so cosy and lovely.

ANTONIO ALFARO - 2nd Aug, 2016
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Top Place To Stay In Scotland
Gorgeous place!

Amazing view, tidy and cosy room, lovely breakfast!

Convenient to drive in, many nice restaurants in 10mins drive.

Pavel Afanasjev - 2nd Aug, 2016
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Fantastic Accommodation
Our rooms were beautiful, clean and had views of the loch and castle.

Excellent customer care.. we received a warm welcome, then shown the gorgeous cumfy lounge and then taken to our rooms. Breakfast in the morning was delicious.

We'd definitely stay again!

Audrey Smith - 27th Jul, 2016
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Gorgeous Guest House
Alistair and Jenifer's home from home is quite simply perfect. Nothing is ever too much trouble and their cheery manner is a joy. We had a spacious family room, which suited our needs well. Breakfast was delicious and the visitation of a red squirrel, the icing on the cake.

Whole heartedly recommend

Sarah Wyn-jones - 26th Jul, 2016
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Thistle Guest House
Very comfortable night spent at Thistle Guest House. Peaceful,very well furnished - a joy. Thank you Jenifer and Alistair for meeting all our needs. All the best, Amelia

Mrs Emilia Welsh - 25th Jul, 2016
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Beautiful Guest House With Attention To Detail
Very clean , nice owners , great location , very good breakfast with choices . We felt very comfortable.

Susann Barisch - 23rd Jul, 2016
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2nd Stay At The Thistle
This is the second time we have stayed here and yet again we were not disappointed. The guest house is spotless, you are so well looked after and if this is not enough the view across the lock just adds to the experience. Would highly recommend the thistle as a great place to stay with fantastic hosts in Jennifer and Alistair.

Philip Antrobus - 21st Jul, 2016
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Pleasant Overnighter
A lovely property in a very scenic part of the country. Our room (MacPherson) overlooked Loch Fyne and was very comfortable. Breakfast was first class. Jennifer was a very friendly hostess and made sure everything was to our liking. We hope to be back again!

James Towill - 19th Jul, 2016
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Wonderful House
Wonderful house, exquisite, recommended 100%.

Alfonso Segura - 18th Jul, 2016
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Excellent as ever.Campbell suite exceptional.I am now known by Jennifer and Alastair as a regular.

Brian Patterson - 18th Jul, 2016
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Beautiful Scottish Guest House
We enjoyed our short one night stay on our travels in Scotland. Lovely house with views of the Loch, beautifully decorated and welcoming. Excellent service.

Mrs. Sharon Hoskyn - 15th Jul, 2016
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Just Lovely!
We stayed at Thistle House for a week at the end of June and can honestly say that the description of it is true to its word. Jenifer and Alistair are perfect hosts and can't do enough for you. Fabulous breakfast with plenty of choice. Very comfortable and very clean bedroom tastefully decorated as is the rest of this wonderful house. Fabulous spacious and very comfortable lounge to relax in and lovely area to explore. We had a lovely relaxing break and can't wait to return.

Mr. Jon Lawton - 13th Jul, 2016
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Thistle House
Perfect comfort, hospitality and amenities. Lovely breakfast

Stephen Spence - 13th Jul, 2016
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Beautifull Place, Beautifull Stay
We could not ask for more: a house cured in every small detail, new and beautiful furnishings, warm welcome, perfect breakfast. Jennifer is a delightful hostess, the view of the fjord and on the wonderful Inveraray Castle.

Although the guest house is a bit far from the city center (you need a car), is a destination that I recommend to those who love the "real" Scotland!

CLAUDIA BOCCINI - 11th Jul, 2016
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great location great guest house lovley people would highly recommend

Peter O\\\'farrell - 10th Jul, 2016
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Many thanks to Jenifer and Alistair for their hospitality. It's a really perfect accommodation in a perfect environment.

Klaus Stolte - 7th Jul, 2016
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On The Way To Oban
A perfect overnight stopping place for us on the way to the ferry at Oban. An otter entertained us a few yards from the house. Breakfast was superb.

Sue Perutz - 7th Jul, 2016
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Stay There It\'s Gorgeous!
We had a lovely stay in beautiful surroundings & a lovely welcome too!

Lisa Evans - 6th Jul, 2016
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Amazing Stay
Thistle House can be rated as one of the best Guest Houses we have ever stayed in . Exceptionally clean with spacious bedrooms and excellent breakfast . Amazing location and helpful friendly people . Great stay.

Mrs Graham - 6th Jul, 2016
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Secret Place
Far too good to share

John Mould - 30th Jun, 2016
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Wonderfull !!
It's a wonderful Accomodation the best of our travel of 2 weeks in Scotland . The location is excellent just in front of the lake where you can enjoy the sunset and sunrise from your room. The house is really very nice : it has a big common sitting room very nice and confortable where it can be a pleasure to stay with any kind of weather. The room is very good with a comfortable bed that gives you the best rest. The bathroom is good too with very efficient shower. The breakfast is excellent of the quality. The connection of WiFi is fast. The owners are really very nice and friendly. It's the best place to spend one or better more nights. and if we will come back to Scotland securely we will saty again there.

Mauro Albrizio - 28th Jun, 2016
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Great Place To Stay Around Loch Fyne
The guest house is in a beautiful setting on the shore of Loch Fyne. The room is tastefully decorated with all modern comfort. The couple who manage the hotel are very kind and pleasant. They offered to make breakfast fur us 30 minutes earlier than usual as we had to leave early to catch the ferry. I would definitely go back again when I'm in the region.

Mananya Hagiwara - 28th Jun, 2016
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A Wonderful Retreat
Alistair and Jenifer were terrific hosts. The house was in a sublime setting, the breakfast was wonderful, presented in a beautiful way. I can find no fault with the house and the staff. My husband and I definitely will be back. A BIG thank you to Alistair and Jenifer

Christine Sulzer - 27th Jun, 2016
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Wonderful Stay
We enjoyed our stay. The hosts were helpful and the Scottish breakfast was excellent

Mrs. Miriam Williams - 21st Jun, 2016
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Wee Gem Of A Place
This is the third time we have stayed here, Jennifer and Alistair that own it are the nicest couple you could hope to meet. The rooms are beautiful and the breakfast must not be missed as delish. Hope to go back before too long.

Gillian Glen - 20th Jun, 2016
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Comfortable And Welcoming.
This guesthouse is beautifully appointed and Jenifer and Alistair are kind and most helpful hosts. Our room overlooked the Loch and had every comfort we could need. For longer stays, the lounge would be a great place to relax and meet fellow travellers.

Mrs Pyle - 16th Jun, 2016
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Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Lovely warm welcome from Jenifer. Property, room, facilities and breakfast were superb. Highly recommended.

Arthur Hales - 13th Jun, 2016
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Lovely Weekend
Beautiful outlook. Wonderful room and lounge. Breakfasts are super. Very friendly hosts.

Bryan Summers - 13th Jun, 2016
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A Lovely And Comfortable Stopover
We had a enjoyable stay with Alistair and Jenifer in their lovely guest house with a breathtaking outlook across Loch Fyne. The room, lounge and breakfast were all 5-star and we hope to return

Mr Stewart Jamieson - 12th Jun, 2016
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Absolut Empfehlenswertes B&b
Das Haus bietet einen wunderschönen Ausblick über Loch Fyne, liegt genau gegenüber von Inveraray Castle. Die Gastgeber sind sehr um das Wohl ihrer Gäste bemüht, herzlich, freundlich und hilfsbereit, dabei aber keineswegs aufdringlich.

Das ausgezeichnete Frühstück, z. B. full Scottish breakfast, wird frisch zubereitet (lokale Produkte) und am kleinen Buffet gibt es zusätzlich frischen (!) Obstsalat, Müsli, Säfte etc.

Wir waren bereits zum 2. Mal dort zu Gast und auch diesmal wieder 100% zufrieden.

Dankeschön noch einmal, Jenifer und Alistair, für den angenehmen Aufenthalt!

Mr. Wolfgang Krahn - 12th Jun, 2016
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Fantastic Get Away
Lovely place to stay with views over the water.Delicious breakfast.

Sandra Vincent - 11th Jun, 2016
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Fabulous house just in front of Inveraray at the opposite part of the lake. Beautiful house, rooms and splendid decoration. Jennifer and her husband very kind and sense of humour. Excelent breakfast. a !0 for us.

EMILIO TEXIDOR - 10th Jun, 2016
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Perfect In Every Way
Thistle House is simply out of this world Alistair and Jenifer are the perfect hosts nothing is to much trouble for them,we were staying there for our wedding in near by Inveraray and the help from both was just so amazing ,Myself and June are so greatfull a lovely touch was when Jenifer gave us a lift to the local hotel for dinner on our wedding day and came back to collect us ,So many things to say thank you for the hotel itself is stunning the rooms very comfortable and breakfast was wow the gardens are amazing lots of wildlife around and the most wonderfull views across Loch Fyne if your looking for a place to stay when visting the area there is only one place to go Thistle House you wont regret it

Mr Martin Yuill - 9th Jun, 2016
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Excellent B&b !
Excellent B&B, probablement le meilleur de ceux que nous avons testés en Ecosse !

Grande chambre très confortable, très belle demeure avec un grand jardin et vue superbe sur le Loch.

Accueil très sympa des propriétaires, et excellent petit déjeuner !

Mr. Mathieu Maucourt - 7th Jun, 2016
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Perfect Stay
A very good stay and we enjoyed ourselves. Perfect hosts and very helpful. Would recommend a stay here.

Colin Fox - 7th Jun, 2016
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First Class
Thankyou for a wonderful stay, I wish I had made it a linger visit and will certainly recommend you to friends and family. The room was first class and the breakfast was excellent. I cannot understand how you do not have 5 stars. Many thanks

Mrs. Susan Schofield - 7th Jun, 2016
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This is by far the nicest place we stayed on our trip. The house was beautiful, the room was comfortable, the location was fantastic and the hosts were awesome. Excellent breakfast too, and lots of choices! We can't say enough good things, and we highly recommend Thistle House!

Mr. francisco diaz - 6th Jun, 2016
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2 Days In Paradise
Very nice and clean rooms. Awesome breakfast in a lovely room. Very kind hosts. Great location with view on the lake. Very calm. We can only highly recommend Thistle guest house.

Mrs. Susanne Duerr - 4th Jun, 2016
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Lovely Location
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Mr. Douglas McBeth - 1st Jun, 2016
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Loch Fyne - Fabulous
Our 4 night stay was made so very memorable by Jenifer & Alistair with their friendly welcome . Their B & B personifies comfort, relaxation & spectacular views over Loch Fyne with a delicious breakfast for exploring the Cowal Peninsula & beyond . If you don't stay at Thistle Houseyou are missing out

Alison Thomas - 30th May, 2016
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Very Nice Memory!
couldn't have been better!

Christine Nauwelaerts - 30th May, 2016
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Wunderschöner Ort Mit Perfekten Gastgebern
Wir waren zwar nur eine Nacht zu Gast, aber haben uns dann dort jede Minute als solcher gefühlt und wurden sehr verwöhnt. Jenifer ist die perfekte Gastgeberin und dann Haus wirklich sehr schön eingerichtet. Und das Frühstück war unser bestes in 2 Wochen Schottland. Wir freuen uns sehr wieder zurück zu kommen

Josef Pfister - 27th May, 2016
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Lovely Weekend Getaway
It was a pleasure to stay at Thistle House for our wedding anniversary. We recieved a warm welcome and our dietary and allergy requirements were beautifully taken care of. We even got a lift to the Inver restaurant for our anniversary dinner! A comprehensive selection of local guidebooks available in the lounge helped us plan our day. Very comfy bed and a spectacular view over Loch Fyne towards Inverary castle were a nice bonus:)

Dr. Katarzyna Hempel - 26th May, 2016
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The Best Guesthouse We Ever Stayed In
Everything was perfect. It is extremely clean and elegant furnished. Breakast was marvellous! The hosts are so very kind and pleasant! Thank you very much!

Gabriele Ibanez - 21st May, 2016
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Thistle House is situated on the shores of Loch Fyne and overlooks the loch to the Inveraray Castle and village.

The setting is out of this world and the accommodation is superb.

What is a standout about this charming house is the genuine and outstanding hospitality if the owners, Jennifer and Alister.

Our room on the 3rd floor was fit for Royalty in every sense.

The guest living room was available soley for guests and was sumptuous.

Even when we had a flat tyre, Alister saved the day for us and nothing was too much trouble.

The breakfast menu is vast and one of the best you will find.

The attention to detail and the high level of service by this lovely couple is outstanding.

Will stay again when we return.

Robert Malon - 20th May, 2016
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The Best B&b I\'ve Stayed In!
Thank you for the wonderful stay. We greatly appreciated the warm welcome at Thistle House, which is a lovely stone building with wonderful views across the loch to Inveraray. The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfasts were yummy!

Tim Brian - 19th May, 2016
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Fabulous Stay.......
I think the title says it all really, we had a wonderful weekend, staying 3 nights at the Thistle. Alastair and Jenifer could not be more welcoming, the location and views over the loch are wonderful. We also had fabulous weather-what more could you want.

John Montgomery - 18th May, 2016
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Incantevole Posto
Il più bel posto dove soggiornare in Scozia... I padroni di casa ti fanno sentire a tuo agio già dall'arrivo. Vista splendida sul Loch e sulla città. Ci torneremo di sicuro!!!

Grazie anche dei consigli e delle vostre squisite colazioni

Carlo Corazza - 18th May, 2016
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I would like to thank Jennifer and Alistair for an amazing few days at the Thistle Hotel. It's a stunning house with stunning views and very comfortable rooms. They were both incredibly warm and welcoming and served the best breakfast I have ever had! We will definitely come back to stay xx

Thamila Hadri - 16th May, 2016
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Just Lovely!
This was our third visit to Thistle House, and once again Alistair and Jenifer made us really welcome. All their hard work to maintain and improve standards is what sets Thistle House apart. The beautifully clean room with loch views and the excellent breakfast were, as always, really appreciated. One night was an all too brief stay in this idyllic location, but nonetheless remarkably relaxing, and we will be back!

Philip Shepherd - 14th May, 2016
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After 20 hours of traveling we were warmly greeted and were able to secure our room 3 hours before schedule. The home is SO clean and comfortable. The breakfast was amazing with an abundance of choices. The hosts are lovely. I highly recommend their home.

Susan Staunton - 13th May, 2016
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Everything about our stay was perfect. My elderly mother's needs were carefully considered and we both enjoyed our brief stay very much. Would certainly recommend.

Ailsa Mainman - 12th May, 2016
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All is said about Thistle House is true!

Good facilities, splendid location, wanderful breakfast and super hosts.

Highly reccomended

Francesca Vincenzi - 9th May, 2016
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Wondeful Spot In Scotland
A charming and peaceful spot in west Scotland. Beautiful landscape. For relaxation time. Worth a visit!!!


Giancarlo Luchetta Bedin - 5th May, 2016
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Relaxing, charming and super kind host.

Antonio Rucco - 3rd May, 2016
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Excellent Stay At Thistle House
Great overnight stay at the Thistle, Fantastic location with great views over the loch and excellent facilities throughout the house.Delightful hosts and excellent breakfast.Would return without hesitation and recommend to others.

Jane Johnston - 19th Apr, 2016
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Cannot Recommend Enough!
This was the most beautiful guest house we have ever stayed in, gorgeous views, wonderful hosts and delicious breakfasts. We will definitely stay again. Thanks for a great trip.

Lynne Pirrie - 11th Apr, 2016
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Cannot fault our amazing stay at Thistle House. Jen and Alastair are lovely people and we were made to feel very welcome and at home. Immaculate room and amazing breakfast, thank you both so much. Highly recommended.

Alex Hull - 9th Apr, 2016
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Home Away From Home
Fabulous accommodation in a wonderful setting. Jenifer & Alistair were brilliant hosts and the room was tastefully decorated. The whole house gives a very relaxing feeling & made our break away truly wonderful. Thank you.

Malcolm Ross - 8th Apr, 2016
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First Class Accommodation
Had a wonderful 2 night stay in this beautiful well loved Victorian house. Stunning setting overlooking Loch Fyne with views to Inverary. Accommodation was of a very high standard, very clean and comfortable. Fantastic choice for breakfast which set us up for the day. Jennifer and Alistair are the perfect hosts, very welcoming, polite and helpful. Will recommend to all friends and family and will most definitely stay here again.

Mrs. Fiona Thomson - 8th Apr, 2016
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Wonderful Stopover
this beautifully inviting house was a privilege to stay at, unfortunately we were only staying for one night before heading off to Skye the next day! We were sorry to leave! Beautiful breakfast!

Janette Hanlon - 5th Apr, 2016
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Excellent Stay
Every detail is attended to here. From the beautiful tartan carpet to the fabulous local marmalade, this was a gem of a place. Jennifer was personable, professional, welcoming, and engaging. The room was spotless and comfortable, the breakfast hearty and cooked-to-order. Cannot think of a thing to improve. We will stay here again!

Ms. Cindy Borden - 31st Mar, 2016
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Tranquillity And Peace
Loch Fyne compliments Thistle House overlooking the town of Inveraray. This guest house has several hundred years of its character still maintained in the public areas; a winding Georgian staircase, original long sash windows and a great open log fire in the lounge area always welcomes you in the evening as we found during our stay in March. The use of wine and tumbler glasses with a corkscrew was a very nice touch. The personal effects and an array of literature and magazines made you feel you were staying with friends rather than a guest house!

Our bedroom, which I think are all individually designed was to a very high standard with unusual additional touches; ear buds, facial cotton balls and dental floss kept in a transparent little box in the bathroom. The room was well designed and I particularly liked the shoe tray to encourage guests to maintain the cleanliness of the carpets – why not? We do at home! This just highlights the owners care for providing a high standard to their guests.

Breakfast – Excellent. A hearty breakfast:. Selection of cereal, fresh fruit, croissants, yoghurt’s, juices, porridge, cooked breakfast, homemade preserves, eggs and salmon (local) served with great filter coffee and tea. The breakfast table was very well presented with attentive service by the owner. Nothing was too much trouble; more toast, top of tea or coffee!

This is a very peaceful place to relax and unwind with many activities and interest to explore or experience as we did. I think we greatly underestimated the area and only booked two nights rather than four but it's an excuse to return one day. As walkers, we enjoyed local areas such as Loch Eck around the A815 and Pucks Glen with its many waterfalls and streams – very enjoyable and even in March’ very beautiful.

One drawback, and something I think town and city folk take for granted – the abundance of eateries and opening times till 10pm. The local restaurants in the area may advertise on their websites/doors closing times but we found a few establishments closing an hour beforehand, the Lock Fyne Seafood and Grill two hours, in particular in March/April months. I appreciate there are fewer tourists but it's frustrating to drive 20/30 mins and discover last orders an hour previously. You are then very aware that it limits your chances to find another open restaurant.

However, this is highlighted in your room brochure information to double check – unfortunately, we didn’t read this until the second night. The Thistle Hotel book of information does give local eating establishment telephone numbers and travel times, which we found helpful.

DARRAN HYDE - 30th Mar, 2016
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Lovely Location And Hospitality
We loved our stay, room was great, hosts were very helpful, breakfasts great too and lounge. Hope to come back soon.

Massimo Contrafatto - 30th Mar, 2016
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Mon étape à saint Catherine fut très reposante et jai ou voir dans le coin des paysages absolument épatants.

La chambre était confortable avec une belle vie sur le loch fyn. Jennifer et Alystair ont été parfaits.

Le seul petit hic est que rien n'est faisable à pied. Il faut la voiture. Un peu embêtant après une journée de randonnée et quon à pas envie de reprendre la voiture pour dîner.

Eleonore Costes - 30th Mar, 2016
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Wonderful Stay
We had a lovely stay at the Thistle Guest House. Our hosts, Jenifer and Alistair were great. The rooms and breakfast were perfect!

Ms Libby Kate Sabas - 29th Mar, 2016
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Gorgeous Place And Fantastic Hosts
Definitely would recommend Thistle house to all my friends and family as the perfect Retreat. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful and catered to all of out needs! Fabulous breakfast that definetly set us up for the rest of the day!

Laura Christodoulou - 27th Mar, 2016
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Great Place
We had the pleasure to spend a weekend at Thistle House. It is such a wonderful quiet place and Alistair and Jenifer are very warm-hearted people. We all felt very comfortable. The food was delicious and the fireplace is just great, as well as the rooms. Thank you very much for such a great time.

Susanne, Sven, Marie and Patrick

Susanne Lages - 15th Mar, 2016
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Beautiful Place...
the place itself, also Jenifer and Alistair were amazing. We really enjoyed our stay. We'd like to go back at some point for a longer stay. Thank you. :)

Peter Manko - 2nd Mar, 2016
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Picturesque Perfect Getaway
From arrival to leaving everything was perfect. Great host fantastic clean romantic room and a hearty home cooked breakfast. Cannot recommend highly enough. Jennifer the owner couldn't do enough for us.

Carol Downie - 22nd Feb, 2016
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Thistle Guest House
My girlfriend and I travelled from Glasgow for a night at the thistle guest house ,we had a amazing night room was fantastic very clean great views and the food was top notch

Ryan Mckinstray - 22nd Feb, 2016
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Lovely Stay
We had a wonderful stay here. Alistair and Jennifer were warm & welcoming, the room was beautiful and comfortable, and there was a delicious breakfast when we woke up the next door. We particularly enjoyed relaxing in the lounge with the roaring fire on such a cold night!

Jessica Hardley - 24th Jan, 2016
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Thank You Once Again For A Lovely Stay.
Thank you once again to Alistair and Jenifer for another lovely stay. This was our third visit and as excellent as ever. We had a lovely romantic stay and our hosts couldn't do enough for us. We look forward to our next visit already. I would highly recommend this guest house. It is always immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. Alistair and Jenifer are so welcoming.

Robert and Amanda Jones

Miss. Amanda Evens - 5th Jan, 2016
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The Height Of Homeliness - A True Gem On The Loch
This was my second visit to Thistle House and it was just as friendly, homely and relaxing as ever. Jennifer and Alistair are true stars as hosts and the house is a beacon of what is possible in a warm welcoming guest house. We're so grateful for another wonderful stay and I can't wait to have a reason to come back. Thanks for everything.

Tim Davis - 3rd Jan, 2016
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Wonderful Hospitality; Good Food, Friendly Owners, Charming Setting.
Loved this place. They went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and to help us get around the area. WiFi was hit and miss on the top floor but that didn't spoil our trip.

Mr. James Johnstone - 1st Dec, 2015
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Wonderful Stay
Had pleasant 2 nights staying in this beautiful house. Walking all day and then returning to welcoming lounge with coal fire, comfortable beds and a delicous breakfast. Would love to return again.

Mrs. Ruth Newton - 9th Nov, 2015
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We Were Spoiled!!
What a fabulous start to our vacation. Wonderful, attentive hosts. Only ones in the house. Beautiful room and delicious breakfast. Thanks so much.

Mrs. Marnie Allen - 6th Nov, 2015
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Relaxed Experience
This is my second stay and accommodation was as comfortable and relaxed as the irst experience. We very much enjoyed the log fire, wonderful loch views and fabulous breakfast. Standards are high and the welcome is warm.

Ms. Patricia Maclachlan - 2nd Nov, 2015
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A Great Place To Get Away And Relax
I thought the Thistle House Guest House was fantastic. As soon as we got there Jennifer made us feel relaxed and very welcome. Alistair was a great host and doubled as an excellent taxi driver. We spent one night there, but it felt properly relaxing and dinner at nearby Inver Restaurant was mind-blowing. We were sad to leave the secret calm of the loch.

Mr. Robert Evans - 2nd Nov, 2015
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Magic Touches Make Thistle House A Must Visit
Everything about Thistle House Guest House is DELIGHTFUL! Host Jennifer was so friendly and very understanding when we arrived very late on the night we had booked. The room was really nicely appointed, very clean and the whole place is very well maintained. The old world charm of the B&B was so lovely - felt extra special. Breakfast was super delicious (be sure and try the local dried seaweed sprinkle on your eggs) and the view directly over the loch to Inverary Castle was simply magic!

Anthony Andrews - 8th Oct, 2015
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Truly Wonderful Peaceful Stay
Everything about our stay in August was first class. The setting was amazing, beautiful decor in your lovely house thoughtout and superb breakfast. Thank you for an enjoyable stay

Pamela Berrisford - 8th Oct, 2015
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Superb B&b In Perfect Setting
Imagine everything you would want from a B&B in the highlands and Jennifer and Alastair provide it - great location, lovely and clean room, excellent food and service and charming hosts.

Laurence Campbell - 10th Sep, 2015
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Thistle Guest House
All 7 adults rated this B&B well above average for comfort, décor, service and breakfast quality. Most agreed it was 9 or 10 out of 10. Truly very, very good.

Eric Melvin - 7th Sep, 2015
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Picture Perfect
not a thing to say negative wish we had booked more days comfortable friendly great views great breakfast great hosts worth every cent

Michael Nesbitt - 1st Sep, 2015
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Excellent- Can\'t Fault It
Beautiful position with view over Loch Fyne. Alastair and Jenifer were attentive but not intrusive. Spotlessly clean well equipt room. Fantastic breakfast with fresh produce and lots of choice. The best B&B I have stayed in.

Kathy Stevenson - 31st Aug, 2015
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Xesca & Fer
Es una casa impresionante, mas bonita si cabe por su ubicacion.

La habitacion era comoda, limpia, espaciosa y bonita. El baño limpio.

El desayuno es unico e impresionante y los dueños simpaticos y agradables.

Un alojamiento fantastico

Francisca Jimenez Ignacio - 31st Aug, 2015
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Fantastic B&b
Stunning setting with views out to Loch Fyne. Warm welcome, very comfortable bed and delicious breakfast. What more could you ask for?

Juliet Duncan - 31st Aug, 2015
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Thistle House
We had a wonderful stay in this little gem, on the water overlooking the Loch. Our hosts, Jennifer and Alistair were warm and welcoming. We would definitely stay again on a return visit.

Linda Goldberg - 29th Aug, 2015
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Excellent Guest House
From the warm welcome we received to the wave goodbye when we left, everything was simply excellent - especially the breakfast, which was just perfect. Top quality in every way.

Damian Gunn - 28th Aug, 2015
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A Wonderful Stay
A beautiful house where we were treated very graciously.

A nice room immaculately clean with a wonderful view just in front of the castle of Inveraray, just unforgettable !

Lionel Le Scouarnec - 24th Aug, 2015
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Twelve days around Scotland

Gemma Just - 22nd Aug, 2015
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Lovely House
Thistle House proved to be lovely. The house is in a wonderful position overlooking the loch, and the accommodation and breakfast were first class. Our thanks to the very welcoming hosts.

Elaine Mason - 18th Aug, 2015
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Comfortable And Cosy
Wonderful house in beautiful setting. Tasty breakfast and comfortable bed. Great service.

Emma Lundgren - 16th Aug, 2015
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Wow Professionalism From Start To Finish
So often one makes bookings from web photos and is disappointed by reality. Thistle House is better than its web presence.

From arrival to leaving there is an understated professionalism about the place. The rooms are beautiful and breakfast a pleasure.

I had to look to find a fault - the best that I could find was that the 2nd fix carpenter had cut the architrave a mm or so short and there was a small gap to the shower screen. With their obvious eye for detail I have to conclude that this tiny flaw was deliberately left behind to give fussy old pedants like myself something to complain about

Thistle House will not disappoint even the most fastidious traveler (footballers wives excluded)

Derek Louw - 14th Aug, 2015
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It Was So Perfect
We really enjoyed the house, hosters were helpful and everything Was ok, confortable, clean and quiet. Views to the lake are incredible.

Manuel Vicente Selma Herrera - 13th Aug, 2015
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Best B&B on our tour

very friendly

Mr. Edi Drlo-Geitzenauer - 10th Aug, 2015
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Thistle House
What a treat! From the immaculate and gorgeous guest house to the absolutely delicious award winning breakfasts, we could not have enjoyed the stay more. Add to that the view across the loch to Inveraray and the castle - simply beautiful!

Christine Dolle - 10th Aug, 2015
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Absolute Delight!
We had an absolutely delightful two-night stay over the weekend at Thistle House. Our room looked out over Loch Fyne at Inveraray Castle; it couldn't have been any more beautiful.

Alistair and Jenifer are delightful and gracious hosts, warm and welcoming.

The room was terrific, very comfortable; breakfast was superb.

We wished we could have stayed longer, but all the rooms were booked for the days ahead.

We highly recommend Thistle House. You would be hard pressed to try and find anything better…..not easily done.

Kenneth Levy - 10th Aug, 2015
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2 Night Stay
Very accommodating. Pleasure to stay.

Mick Bray - 7th Aug, 2015
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Bestiful Country House B&b The Best One On Our Trip
Excellent and welcoming service. The facilities are well thought out, the decor wonderful, the view stunning and it is run by a caring, warm and friendly couple.

Oliver Buggle - 6th Aug, 2015
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We had a very short, byt enjoyable stay at tge Thistle over the weekend.

Great big room with amazing views over Loch Fyne and to Inveraray Castle.

Well placed for the Fyne Ales brewery and the incredible Inver restaurant - a must while you're there!

Thanks again guys!

Ms. Fleur Nittolo - 3rd Aug, 2015
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Make The Trip
This was the highlight place to stay on our trip. Our biggest regret is that we couldn't have stayed longer. Everything was first class. Alistair and Jenifer treated us like family. A must place to stay.

Paxton Campbell - 15th Jul, 2015
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Best At The Banks Of Loch Fyne
We stayed at thistle house for 4 nights. We had an excellent room, very tasty breakfasts . Every day we could choose in the morning what we want to eat from a wide range of different meals. My wife, a vegetarian, enjoyed the different things very much. Jenifer and Alistair gave us many advices what to see or to do in this area. We enjyed every evening a glass of red vine in the window of the sitting room with a marvellous view overlooking Loch Fyne and seeing the lights of Inverary on the opposite shore.It was the best B&B we had on our 14 days lasting journey through Scotland.

Mr. Windisch Herbert - 9th Jul, 2015
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Beautiful House In Beautiful Location.
We had a lovely relaxing stay at Thistle House. The accommodation was of a high atandard and the breakfast excellent. The hosts were frindly and very helpful. We would recommend this interesting house in its beautiful location.

Dennis & Polly Morrison - 8th Jul, 2015
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Wonderful Guesthouse
We really entjoyed our visit at Thistle House. Extraordinary friendly and supportive Hosts. Great breakfast. Wonderful garden with great view to Castle.

Heike Tyrtania - 30th Jun, 2015
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Superb Ambience, Breakfast And Service
the hosts were brilliant and made us feel welcome. The breakfast was provided in bright and airy room overlooking the Loch. There were numerous quality hot and cold choices and the table service was top class! Food was well presented and delicious! Rooms were comfortable and modern. Accommodation presentation and cleanliness immaculate.

Rhonda Mallinder - 30th Jun, 2015
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As Good As You Can Get
Bed & breakfast at the very best. Clean, excellent facilities, wonderful breakfast and the best hosts.

Dr. HEATHER MC DOWELL - 29th Jun, 2015
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Owners. A Caring Couple With Excellent Tastes
We had two night stay at the Thistle and could not fault a thing. We were going to a wedding by private bus, but it never arrived, with the kindness of hearts Jenifer drove us to the church. Saved the day. We wish them well, Martha and Bill

Mr. William Smith - 29th Jun, 2015
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Happy Times
We found Thistle House to be outstanding , the owners looked after us very well & very helpful with what to see in the area

Must say breakfast was delicious

Ian McIvor - 27th Jun, 2015
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Beautiful Views And A Lovely Guest House
Lovely room with breathtaking views

Amazing breakfast

Very friendly and helpful hosts

Wendy Blake - 26th Jun, 2015
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Phantastische Unterkunft
Auf unserer Rundreise durch Schottland verbrachten wir zwei Nächte in Thistle House und haben uns dort überaus wohl gefühlt. Alles ist sehr sauber und gepflegt und es wird auf Umweltschutz geachtet. Der Blick vom Haus auf den wunderbaren Garten und dahinter Loch Fyne ist zauberhaft! Unser Zimmer war sehr geschmackvoll und gemütlich; das Frühstück perfekt! Vielen Dank an die netten Gastgeber Jenifer und Alistair. Grüße aus Deutschland von Uwe und Edith

Edith Szameitat - 22nd Jun, 2015
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Absolutely Fantastic!
This place is an absolutely brilliant place to stay. The rooms are gorgeous and very spacious. Mine was en suite, double bed and everything stocked up as you'd imagine. The view is unbeatable, looking straight over the loch. There is a beautiful garden to watch the sunset from, or you cosy up in their front room in front of the fire and watch it from there.

The breakfast was brilliant. Plenty to chose from, including cereal, fruit, yogurt or a full scottish breakfast. It's a great start to the day.

The two owners were really friendly. Alistair came and had a nice chat with us one evening in the front room. They know their area and are fully capable on helping you out. The guests werevery varied, from all over the world. If you were to pay for this is London, you're looking at a few hundred quid. This hotel offers TRUE value for money.

Stay here, you won't regret it.

Mr. Michael Hurley - 15th Jun, 2015
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Very Comfortable And Friendly
A very friendly place, comfortable rooms, great views over the Loch, excellent breakfast - Alistair was very helpful in arranging transport.

Adrien Woods - 15th Jun, 2015
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Congenial Hosts And Comfortable Facility
We had never been to Scotland OR stayed in a B&B before. Saw a reference to Thistle House online, and it was in the area we wanted to go to, so we booked it. Best decision of the trip! Hosts were friendly and helpful; made us feel at home and even worried about us when we returned late one evening. Travelling around after Thistle House, other places were great, too, but Alistair and Jenifer stand out in our memory! If we had a chance to come back, we would definitely try to stay there again.

Mr. Gerald Seidel - 15th Jun, 2015
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Wonderful Inn And Surroundings
This inn is situated on Loch Fyne and has a beautiful view of the loch. If you have a front bedroom, you can view the sunset over the water....wonderful. The surrounding area is scenic and there is an abundance of fresh seafood available in the local restaurants. The inn owners are very helpful. We stayed 4 nights and spent 3 days on wonderful drives of the scenic countryside and historic sites. The seafood was outstanding!

Mrs. Hertha Hughes - 12th Jun, 2015
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A Perfect Choice
Lovely rooms in a beautiful location. You will need to drive to have dinner, but otherwise this hotel is faultless.

Derek Scott - 12th Jun, 2015
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We very much enjoyed our stay at Thistle House and recommend it unreservedly. We hope to visit again.

John and Fiona Bayliss - 10th Jun, 2015
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Magnificent Getaway
Wonderful b&b with great amenities, breath taking scenery and excellent hosts. We had a very relaxing stay and would highly recommend Thistle house Guest House to ANYONE looking to be welcomed like royalty. The breakfast menu has an outstanding array of choices to suit all. Thank you Jennifer and Alistair.

Karen Pickering - 10th Jun, 2015
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A Wonderful Trip To Loch Fyne
We spent 2 nights at the Thistle House B&B on a trip to Loch Fyne and it was a great experience. Jennifer and Alistair couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. The bedroom was a good size and very clean, the breakfast was very nice and we were made to feel very welcome. We were also given good recommendations for places to see and restaurants to eat at. We would stay again without hesitation.

Jennifer Al-Tarafi - 8th Jun, 2015
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Great Stay At The Thistle House
We had a very pleasant stay at the Thistle House Guest House. We were made to feel very much at home by the friendly welcome we had from Alistair and Jenifer. The rooms were immaculately clean and spacious with good attention to detail. The breakfast was amazing and the views across Loch Fyne just topped off a wonderful stay. We look forward to our next visit.

Mark Huggett - 8th Jun, 2015
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Hemos pasado una noche en Thistle House que ha superado todas nuestras expectativas. El lugar está muy bien situado, las habitaciones son amplias, limpias y silenciosas, además de muy bien decoradas. La atención de los dueños de la casa es exquisita queriendo agradecer especialmente a la señora su paciencia con mi inglés.

El desayuno nos sorprendió igualmente por su abundancia, variedad y productos de la zona.

Ha sido una gran experiencia y seguro que volveremos.

Mr. Rafael Donoro - 1st Jun, 2015
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Extremely Good - Superb Value For Money
beautiful room and excellent breakfast. Will definitely stay again

Jane Cox - 1st Jun, 2015
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Tout est parfait.

Le site, la chambre, le petit déjeuner, l'accueil.....

ANDRE FRANK - 31st May, 2015
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Our Stay At Thistle House Guest House
We chose Thistle House because it is located in an area of particular interest to us. Jenifer and Alistair proved to be excellent hosts, gladly assisting us with our luggage up the stairs to our room.Our en-suite room was clean, comfortable and quiet. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast each morning. We have no complaints about our stay and would happily recommend Thistle House.

Eugene McKay - 27th May, 2015
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A very warm house largely open to guests.

Lovely decoration.

Friendly welcome.

Mrs Annie Combelles - 26th May, 2015
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Very Happy
Thank you for the pleasant stay at your home and for your kindness. Everything was perfect : the welcome, the bedroom and the breakfast. Astonishing view in the room.

Mr. Vanhee Francis - 25th May, 2015
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Short Stay
Great Location. Good value for moneey

Chris Watkiss - 22nd May, 2015
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Perfect Location
This is our second visit. Alistair and Jenifer are lovely and you get a very warm welcome. Beautiful rooms and great breakfasts. We will return again.

Simone Smith - 19th May, 2015
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Great Place To Stay
A lovely place to stay. Very welcoming hosts who make you feel at home straight away. The room we stayed in was very comfortable and spacious and met all our requirements. The lounge and open fire is a cosy area with a splendid view across the Loch to Inveraray castle. Breakfast is great and nothing is too much trouble. Would definitely stay here again.

Mr And Mrs Bailey - 19th May, 2015
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A True Highland Welcome
A big thank you to our hosts who went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. A great B&B with a wonderful welcome.

Robert O Neill - 18th May, 2015
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Ticked All The Boxes
We had a lovely last minute break in this fabulous guest house. Jennifer and Alistair are wonderful hosts. The house is beautiful, spotlessly clean and the rooms are very comfortable.

Our breakfast tasted great and was well presented. I was very impressed with the homemade yogurt.

I would highly recommend a stay here and look forward to returnimg in the future.

Ms Kirsty Docherty - 18th May, 2015
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A Short Stay ....
.. but a very pleasant one with great hospitality.

Mr. Bob Nicolson - 17th May, 2015
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Returning Visitor
This was our second visit to Thistle as we made our way to Mull. We were warmly welcomed, enjoyed superb facilities in such a magnificent setting and I know we will return for a third visit and stay longer at some point. Jennifer and Alistair are ideal hosts.

Mr. Nigel Macbeth - 12th May, 2015
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A Pleasant Stay.
A beautifully appointed guest house where we were made very welcome. All the staff under Jenifer's wing, were very helpful and friendly. We only stayed for one night whilst touring but would seek an early return. Very comfortable. Thank you.

Mr. Paul Bailey - 11th May, 2015
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Stunning Views And Classy Rooms
Set on bank of Loch Fyne this wonderful guesthouse has beautifully decorated rooms and hosts who have thought of every detail from wine glasses and cork screw in guest living room (guest house in unlicensed) to classic dvd library. Breakfasts are freshly cooked to order and the views across the loch are simply stunning.

Edward Procter - 11th May, 2015
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Lovely Stay.
Thistle house was a wonderful place to stay. The room was comfortable with an amazing view of the loch and the lounge and dining room were beautifully decorated. Hosts were very friendly, and breakfast was delicious. No negative comments to make.

Megan Cole - 10th May, 2015
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Thank you for having us stay for 4 nights, we had a nice time in our room and a very good breakfast for 4 days. Thank you for your welcome to us and your talking, we hope you are all well.

Mr. David Malkin - 7th May, 2015
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Very nice place and perfect as usual.

Mr. Jean-max Boxele - 6th May, 2015
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Stay 1st To 3rd May - Great Stay!
Great welcome on arrival. Room was cosy, clean and comfortable. We felt very at home instantly.

Breakfast was superb! Especially the eggs and salmon.

Jennifer was a wonderful host, and very friendly.

We will back for sure.

Emma and Dan

Emma Overall - 4th May, 2015
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Le Top Du Top
It's absolutely perfect !

En parfaite harmonie avec l'environnement extéreur

Chardon d'or pour de nombreuses années

Mr. Waclawski Bernard - 4th May, 2015
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Thistle House
We spent two nights at this delightful b&b on the side of stunning Loch Fyne and rate it very highly. Jenifer was a charming hostess who provided us with a superb breakfast. Very pleasant visit.

Margaret Wright - 3rd May, 2015
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Choose This One!
Our ninth visit and already looking forward to the next. Always a warm welcome, comfortable well appointed rooms, excellent breakfasts with plenty of choices. Spacious guest lounge. Light filled house with great period features. Pretty gardens with tables and benches overlooking the loch.

Brian Dunt - 3rd May, 2015
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The Best Of The Best
If you want quality, comfort, customer service at its best and attention to detail that is second to none stay here.

It is Scotland's best Guest house.

Mike & Ann Jones.

Well done Jenifer keep up the good work you deserve the highest quality of review that can be given

Michael Jones - 20th Apr, 2015
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First Class Guest House
We stayed for an overnight at thistle guest house and only wished we were staying longer, the guest house is lovely, spotlessly clean with stunning views of loch fyne,we were welcomed with a lovely coffee from the owners alistair and Jennifer who were delightful and very helpful, the next morning we had fab breakfast before we left, we will definitely be visiting the 'thistle guest house' and would highly highly recommend 'thistle guest house'.

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We stayed here for two nights and would happily have stayed longer! Alistair and Jennifer are wonderful, friendly hosts. The rooms are beautifully decorated and seldom have we seen such clean and well appointed rooms.

The breakfasts were really fantastic. We had a table with a gorgeous view of Loch Fyne which certainly added to the experience. The food was fresh, local and where appropriate home- made, even down to the yoghurt. Highly recommend the scrambled egg and smoked salmon!

Thistle Guest House is certainly worth a visit and we can't wait to return.

Margaret Le May - 17th Apr, 2015
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5 Star
Delightful view and lovely accommodation; heartily recommend!

Antony Luby - 10th Apr, 2015
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Simply Great!
It was a great stay with perfect host, perfect location and with a perfect breakfast. Just recommendable. Many thanks again.

Gregor Urgatz - 6th Apr, 2015
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Week Away
one of the most beautiful places ive ever stayed and views to die for and we were blessed with lovely sunny weather and very friendly staff they couldnt do enough for you.The rooms were finished to a very high standard and very clean.Make sure you have the full scottish breakfast cant beat haggis for breakfast

Mr. Chris Le Couilliard - 27th Mar, 2015
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Carefully Considered Perfection
After days of browsing the internet to find the perfect spot for to celebrate a family birthday, I happened upon Thistle House. It seemed to tick all the boxes - not too far away from an international airport so we could make the most of our short time in Scotland, enough well-appointed rooms to accommodate four couples (but not too many), wonderful scenery, a cosy, reception room where we could sit around catching up, great breakfasts and engaging hosts.

I knew as soon as I made contact with Alistair by email that I had happened upon a wee Scottish gem.

Alistair and Jenifer have created a wonderful guesthouse where the overriding feeling is that these are two people who really care about their guests.

Thistle House stands majestically on the shores of Loch Fyne with a view across the loch to the stunning village of Inverary. The rooms to the front of the building look directly across the loch but don't be disappointed if you can't get one of these because they are all incredibly comfortable and well-appointed. These hosts have equipped Thistle House with great attention to detail and thinking about the needs of their guests (from the various teas and coffees, bottled water and biscuits in the rooms to the basket of extra toiletries which include floss!).

After a plane journey and a drive afternoon tea and homemade shortbread were very welcome, as was the roaring log fire and the sofas that you sank into. I could quite happily have remained in the one spot with a book for the duration of our break!

An information book in every room guides you for every step of your break (restaurant menus, things to do in the area - this is your bible) and Alistair and Jenifer are there to willingly and generously offer any extra advice or local knowledge that you need.

But just as they are there to cater to your every whim, they are equally unobtrusive and allow you to feel that this is very much your home for the time you spend there.

This is a very special place!

Roisin Phillips - 16th Mar, 2015
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Weekend Away
The hotel was ideally located for our weekend away; not too far away from the city, but close enough to the nature!

The owners welcomed us on arrival, even though we arrived late.

The room was great; very comfortable and warm (on a cold night). The breakfast was very filling and set us up for a busy day of walking and sightseeing.

I would recommend this accommodation for those who are looking for a warm and welcoming weekend stay!

Darren Ritchie - 11th Dec, 2014
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L O V E D It
beautiful rooms, charming people, highly recommended.

Jonathan Regev - 1st Dec, 2014
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Over Night Relaxing Stay
If you are looking for a nice relaxing get away, the thistle house is perfect for that..i stayed in the campbell room which was a beautiful cosy room with a large en suit.. The views were spectacular from the window.

Lisa Craney - 25th Nov, 2014
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Lovely B&b
We stayed in the MacLachlan room with a gorgeous view from the front of the house across the water to Inveraray. The room was spotless, as well as very cozy and comfortable. Jenifer and staff were lovely and breakfast was delish - especially the veggie black pudding! We were only booked in for one night, but would love to stay again and would highly recommend.

Ms. Jennifer Novotny - 17th Nov, 2014
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Just what we hoped for! Gorgeous views, delicious breakfasts, kind hosts and complete comfort! :)

Michael O\'Malley - 17th Nov, 2014
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Friendly, Comfortable And Very Scenic.
We had a very comfortable stay in this wonderful location. Everything from the friendly welcome, relaxing in the beautiful lounge with tea and shortbread whilst enjoying the glorious view across the loch, our comfortable and well appointed room and the delicious breakfast before leaving made this an extremely pleasant stay. Definitely recommended if visiting this area.

David Mitchell - 17th Nov, 2014
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A Luxury Weekend
My husband and I stayed for two nights in the Thistle House Guest House and found it a very comfortable and relaxing place to stay. The couple who own it are very hospitable and made us very welcome. We particularly enjoyed the roaring fire in the evening in the lounge which was topped up whenever necessary. Thanks for a fantastic stay!

Susan Brolly - 16th Nov, 2014
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Great Stay
Wonderful stay, fantastic breakfast, beautiful views amazing hosts xx

Tara Hassett - 10th Nov, 2014
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Beutiful House.
Butiful place. big clean and comterble room. nice vew. very good and tastey breakfast. VERY nice and kind owners.

Gabi Giladi - 15th Oct, 2014
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Warm And Sweet Place
friendly host, cozy warm, tasteful breakfast,lovely garden, wonderful lake view.

JUN XIAN - 14th Oct, 2014
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A Most Enjoyable Stay
A warm, friendly and welcoming place to stay in a stunning location. This was my second visit and I look forward to future ones. Alistair and Jenifer are fantastic hosts and are to be congratulated on making Thistle House one of the most charming places to stay.

Douglas Turner - 13th Oct, 2014
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We could not have found a more welcoming B&B. Everything was beyond our expectations. Even with the fog, the views were incredible. We will always have fond memories of Thistle House.

Bonnie Mcguire - 11th Oct, 2014
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Memorable Stay!!
Alistair and Jennifer are wonderful hosts, starting with a warm and friendly welcome, information regarding their home and area. Nothing too much trouble, attention to detail the list goes on. Would recommend Thistle House to everyone!!

Mrs. Annette Fewster - 11th Oct, 2014
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Wonderful Stay In A Great House And Perfect Hosts!
We stayed (unfortunately only) two nights at the Thistle House. It's been the perfect stay: beautiful, cosy rooms, a wonderful living room with a fireplace, great breakfast with a great view on the lake and the most important: perfect hosts!!

We really enjoyed the two nights and would have extended our if we could!

Mrs. Senta Neidenbach - 9th Oct, 2014
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Wonderful Stay!
The cleanliness, and position, of the Thistle Guest House are superb. The Owners were very welcoming and helpful, without being intrusive at all. The room and facilities are first class, the food great, and the view from our room was stunning-over the loch to Inverary.

A special mention for the young lady who served us Breakfast for the 2 mornings we were there (Who's name i have stupidly forgotten) - she was excellent, both with her service, and friendly manner.

We would recommend Thistle House to anyone and everyone - you will really feel special here!! Mac and Julie

Mac Bulman - 8th Oct, 2014
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We had a delightful one night stay at the Thistle House Guest House. The room was very nice and the bathroom was very modern and the shower was great. We were greeted with hot tea and some excellent homemade shortbreads. The breakfast was delicious! Great location and terrific hosts. Would definitely stay again.

James Belfield - 3rd Oct, 2014
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First Class
We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay in your lovely house. Everything was perfect for us, and we really appreciated the warm welcome and the luxurious touches throughout. Thank you.

John Thompson - 2nd Oct, 2014
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La casa es preciosa, la atención inmejorable por parte de Jennifer, el desayuno muy bueno. Gracias por todo!

Mr. Rafael Ibañez - 2nd Oct, 2014
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Very nice and clean accomadation very good breakfast and friendly owner

Renate Schultheiss - 2nd Oct, 2014
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I Recommend It
Nice hotel, nice staff. I recommend this hotel to a friend.

Mr. Paulo Juca - 1st Oct, 2014
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Excellent Guest House and Service. Very Nice!

David Riedel - 30th Sep, 2014
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Perfect setting, beautiful house! Rooms are lovely, and spacious. Everyone was so friendly. Breakfast was just what we needed to start the day!

Thanks for having us!

Miss. Kerry Ogden - 30th Sep, 2014
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Perfect Weekend Away
My wife and I were lucky to be given an away pass for the weekend. We couldn't have spent it somewhere more pleasant and accommodating. The rooms and en suite bathroom were spotless and beautifully decorated. The setting was fabulous and we enjoyed sipping champagne in front of a warm fire in the cosy sitting room. Needless to say, our hosts could not have been more helpful. The hot smoked salmon and scrambled eggs for breakfast were first rate. All in all, we strongly recommend the Thistle Guest House.

Alex And Hazel Vesey - 29th Sep, 2014
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Overnight Stay
Lovely B&B to start a holiday with. Great views across the loch to Inverary. Great breakfast to start the next day. Well worth the stay.

Mr. Kenneth Middleton - 27th Sep, 2014
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Perfect Escape
My partner and I had a lovely and relaxing time at thistle house. Wonderful settling, beautiful room, lovely people and scrummy breakfast! Thank you for looking after us.

Miss. Gemma Osborne - 21st Sep, 2014
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A Bit O\' Heaven
A great big Chunk of it really. Alistair & Jenifer are the best hosts imaginable; Thistle House is gorgeous, stately, cozy, perfectly preserved; the views are magnificent across Loch Fyne to Castle Inverary... FABULOUS sunsets... I enjoyed my stay tremendously. Breakfast was, btw, gourmet.

Richard Gates - 21st Sep, 2014
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Lovely Guest House
We had a wonderful stay at Thistle House. Very pretty place with great views.

Denise Holden - 19th Sep, 2014
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Stunning !
This guesthouse is beautifully located and is decorated with a lot of taste, very classy and cosy ! Alistair and Jenifer are very welcoming people and want to fulfill all your wishes. The rooms are very clean and the beds most comfortable. No more stress after staying here ! The Scottish breakfast is delicious. Parking and WIFI available. We do want to return to this wonderful place. Love from Belgium, Henri, Suzy & Bert

Henri Geurts - 17th Sep, 2014
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\'thistle House\' Loch Fyne
Wonderful setting, standards and staff, highly recommend 'Thistle House'

Beth Jones - 16th Sep, 2014
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Overnight Stay
this place must be among the top places we have visited.Iam talking internationally.The attention to detail was incredible.Owners and staff most helpful and friendly

John Mayhew - 14th Sep, 2014
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Top class

Andreas Vogel - 13th Sep, 2014
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A Lovely Spot
The Thistle is situated in a delightful spot overlooking Loch Fyne. Alistair and Jenifer looked after us very well, and pandered to our every need, after a couple of days remembering little things that we liked. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet, and the lounge with an open fire every day was very comfortable. Breakfasts were very good. Would recommend to anyone.

Mr John Edwards - 9th Sep, 2014
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My son and I stayed at the ThistleHouse for several days and were treated royally. Accommodations were thoughtful, very clean, and comfortable, the food was excellent and our hosts were very pleasant, personable, and responsive to our needs. Both my son and I would recommend this guest house.

Ms. Lois Mercer - 9th Sep, 2014
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An Extraordinary Experience
Lovely house, gorgeous location, the rooms have been furnished with a lot of taste, the breakfast was fabulous, and the owners have been absolutely welcoming.

Mr. Stanley Bozzetti - 8th Sep, 2014
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Most Enjoyable Stay
Its so refreshing to experience such a well run business and such a warm welcome,

which offers as much homely relaxation as you could wish for. It is very evident the

tremendous amount of care and effort gone into ensuring one's stay at Thistle House

is indeed a special one, and would have no hesitation in reccomending it.

Malcolm Dodd - 6th Sep, 2014
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Perfect Comfort
This was a short but very relaxing visit to beautiful house. The bed and linen were excellent, comfortable sitting room and a marvellous breakfast.

I was made very welcome

Mrs Jane Steel - 6th Sep, 2014
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Our Stay
This is a very pleasant location with very nice and very friendly service at the right price

Mr. Peter Erbacher - 4th Sep, 2014
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Ching Ju Chang - 30th Aug, 2014
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Lovely Stay
Stayed for one night in a gorgeous room overlooking Loch Fyne. Was made very welcome with tea and shortbread on arrival. The room was very comfortable with chairs to look out over the loch and wildlife.

Breakfast was very good with plenty of choice and you could tell that the owners used quality ingredients. Also the owner recommended Iver Cottage for an evening meal and it was just perfect.

Barry Turner - 30th Aug, 2014
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Fabulous Guest House
Stayed at Thistle House for three nights 22nd-25th August with friends. First class accommodation - tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean. Jennifer and Alistair superb hosts - nothing too much trouble, even booked evening meal for us at local restaurant (Inver Cottage) again first class. Breakfast superb, yoghurt and jams home made and views over Loch Fyne while having breakfast memorable. Would definitely stay here again.

Mrs J Hodgson - 26th Aug, 2014
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So Nice !
Perfect ! Especially the delicious home made breakfast.

Frédéric PLOTON - 26th Aug, 2014
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Beautiful guest house in an amazing setting with picturesque views.

Excellent breakfast and friendly hosts.

Can definately recommend

Jackie Randles - 25th Aug, 2014
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Immaculate Guest House
It was a delight to stay at Thistle House - the place has been beautifully refurbished by the owners and everything is simply immaculate. Warm hospitality. Guests are free to use a large living room with views to the loch and lovely garden. Our room had a view across Loch Fyne with Inverary Castle opposite - stunning when reflected in glassy water. Absolutely delicious breakfast options (including healthy ones!). Very thoughtful and clearly presented visitor information pack on arrival. Also, good local dining options. Near perfect B&B.

John Weir - 25th Aug, 2014
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Fantastic Spot
We could not fault Thistle House . Everything was perfect

Mr. David Mclachlan - 21st Aug, 2014
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Beautiful Place To Stay
This guest house is beautiful, and stylish and all the details are taken care of. Sipping a glass of wine at the fireplace in the lounge is unforgettable.

Tibor Kovacs - 20th Aug, 2014
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Simply Amazing
Stayed here recently while attending a family wedding in Cairndow and was bowled over by both the setting and level of service on offer. Would heartily recommend to anyone staying in the area in future. Thanks very much guys :)

Mr. Aaron Bannigan - 20th Aug, 2014
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Perfect Break
Excellent location, excellent view, superb breakfast and superb hosts. Nothing is too much trouble. I couldn't have asked for more. A lovely break away.

Richard Greenhow - 19th Aug, 2014
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Great hospitality

Lovely house


Pascal GADACZ - 17th Aug, 2014
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We'll Be Back!
Everything was perfect: nice place, nice people, nice food, excellent furniture

Bernard PELLEGRIN - 16th Aug, 2014
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More Boutique Hotel Than Guest House
Fabulous high quality accommodation. Tastefully decorated throughout. The owners Jennifer & Alistair are extremely welcoming and highly knowledgeable and more than happy to offer advice about the local area. Our breakfasts (we stayed 4 nights) were always cooked and presented perfectly. We thoroughly recommend staying here and will definitely stay here again should we visit this area again.

Antony Belmega - 15th Aug, 2014
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Romatic Traditional House
great place to stay; scenic place, good beakfast, friendly hosts


Christine & Georg, Austria

Georg Schmeja - 13th Aug, 2014
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Very Peacefull!!!
The best experience ever!!! Beautiful romantic room, wonderfull staff, amazing location in front of Loch Fyne and the Inveraray Castle... Very peacefull!!!

Mr. Manuel Chinellato - 12th Aug, 2014
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What A Find!
The welcome, the accommodation, the breakfast, the situation and the owners were just superb. We will certainly come back for longer. Nigel and Maggie Macbeth

Mr. Nigel Macbeth - 12th Aug, 2014
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BRIAN VICKERY - 10th Aug, 2014
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Ottima accoglienza, estrema pulizia della camera e degli ambienti comuni, bella posizione panoramica della struttura.

Gradevole anche la colazione.

Mr. Roberto Costeri - 8th Aug, 2014
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Everyone was so friendly, really nice views and a good breakfast .

Hugh Dobbin - 8th Aug, 2014
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Short Summer Trip
Very nice, well located in the area

Harry Rouse - 8th Aug, 2014
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Fantastic B & B
Wonderful stay, superb breakfast, lovely hosts, great room with an outstanding view. We couldn't have wished for a better few days. Would heartily recommend the Thistle House to anyone.

Alison Williams - 1st Aug, 2014
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Wonderful Guest House
Great location. Wonderful accommodation, and outstanding service. Definitely 5 star rating

Mr Cliffe Chermside - 30th Jul, 2014
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After many years staying in B & Bs, the Thistle Guest House comes top of the list on all aspects. The house is a lovely traditional Scottish country house, with a large lounge to sit in if necessary, along with well porportioned bedrooms and modern facilities. All are clean and in good running order. The breakfast has all that you could wish for providing you enjoy a healthy diet. The proprieters are very welcoming and approachable.

Mrs McDowell - 30th Jul, 2014
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We were in Scotland for a wedding and stayed at Thistle Guest House for two nights. We had a delightful stay. Alastair and Jennifer were very helpful and excellent hosts. The establishment is spotlessly clean and the rooms are modern and yet retaining a lot of charm. We had a good size bedroom at the rear of the property overlooking the garden. The views from the lounge and dining room over Loch Fyne are beautiful. There is an outside space to enjoy a drink and soak up the views. Breakfast was a treat too with lots of choice and perfectly cooked. Most of all, it was the welcome from the hosts that made our stay so special and nothing was too much trouble. Many thanks and I do hope we will be back.

Penny Cole - 27th Jul, 2014
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Like Staying In A Country Manor House
Upon our arrival to the Thistle House Guest House, we were warmly greeted by the proprietors, Jennifer and Alistair. The house itself from the outside looks like a charming small manor house. Inside, the house is beautifully decorated to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We loved the Black Watch tartan carpet, the beautiful banister woodwork, and the homey touches throughout the house.

The location is perfect, nestled on the eastern bank of Loch Fyne. From our room, we were greeted with a spectacular view of Loch Fyne and Inveraray, from the steeple of the church and the buildings in the surrounding town to the turrets of Inveraray Castle. For my wife, an aficionado of "Downton Abbey", it couldn't have gotten any better.

The room, like the rest of the house, was cozy, nicely decorated and inviting. We sank into the soft mattress, one of the most comfortable of our trip, and had absolutely no trouble falling asleep. The en suite bathroom was nicely appointed and the towel warming rack was greatly appreciated on a cool morning.

The breakfast was delicious. I enjoyed the full Scottish breakfast while my wife had the best and only waffles she found at any of the places we stayed in Scotland. The jams and marmalades are homemade. We enjoyed them so much, we purchased some to take home.

Our stay this time was only one night. We look forward to coming back another time for a longer stay.

Christopher Young - 24th Jul, 2014
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Wonderful Location
We are in this Guest House and all has been fantastic! Location , owners ,breakfast,clear ! One the best !!!

Umberto Domenichini - 24th Jul, 2014
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Our Holiday At Thistle House
We have stayed in many good guest houses in Scotland, but Thistle House is by far the best place you could ever stay. This has been our 6th visit to Thistle, and as my husband and I both agree, a little piece of heaven set down here on the side of a beautiful Loch. Perfect hosts Jenifer and Alistair cannot do enough for you, wonderful breakfasts, gorgeous rooms, what more can we say, only ,"What are you waiting for, get booking". We will be back next year. Thank you!! Sue and Kevin.

Kevin And Sue Leach - 23rd Jul, 2014
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Excellent Accommodation
1 night was all we had, unfortunately. Beautiful location over lake, lovely grounds and lounge for relaxing, Spacious, comfortable bedroom with top-class bathroom. Breakfast was delicious, wide selection of yummy foods, served with a smile. Absolutely nothing to fault this wonderful guest house and its friendly and helpful hosts. Full marks!

Caroline Walker - 23rd Jul, 2014
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A Litte Gem By Loch Fyne
We have just spent two nights in the delightful Campbell room, with Loch Fyne views, at Thistle House. It was an absolutely wonderful stay, if all too brief.

Alistair and Jenifer were excellent hosts, offering a lovely warm welcome, and a truly first class breakfast. They were also very helpful with restaurant suggestions and reservations, and very understanding of our special parking needs.

This was our second stay at this little gem, and we cannot recommend it enough. We will definitely return again. Excellent!

Many thanks, Philip & Janet.

Philip Shepherd - 22nd Jul, 2014
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A Little Piece Of Heaven
Beautiful guest house with glorious views. Bedroom was chic, extremely comfortable & spotlessly clean. Jenifer & Alaistair were friendly, welcoming hosts. A fabulous weekend away which unfortunately was just not long enough at Thistle House

Cath Shaw - 22nd Jul, 2014
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Wonderful Views
We stayed just the one night unfortunately, really wished it was longer. wonderful views of the Loch and beautiful accommodation. Really friendly and helpful, what more can I say expect I would and will be staying again.

Paula Adawee - 21st Jul, 2014
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la localizacion ,la decoracion,la amabilid de los propietarios todo ha sido excelente

Carlos Albajar Buil - 21st Jul, 2014
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A Travellers Must Do
Amazing setting, sensational breakfast, hospitality fantastic. Don't plan on just one night you will want to stay longer.

Wendy Bellamy - 18th Jul, 2014
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First Class
Great place to stay, first class, great hosts.

Would recommend to anybody.

Thanks very much Harvey Searle

Harvey Searle - 18th Jul, 2014
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A remarkable welcome, two very nice and quiet bedrooms,and service breakfast is perfect. We spent a wonderful night in an exceptional setting. Thank you very much.

Mrs. Sibylle Viallard - 16th Jul, 2014
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A Top Guest House
A home from home. Great host & hostess. Will have no hesitation in giving our recommendation to friends & family

Ian Ross - 14th Jul, 2014
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Bonnie B&b
Once again we were fortunate to stay at this friendly and efficient guest house.

The room has been refurbished since our last stay and the room was, as ever, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, views gorgeous and the service exemplary. We will certainly return and would recommend.

Sarah Wyn-jones - 13th Jul, 2014
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Thistle Guest House
In the "middle of nowhere" but excellent service and accomodation.

Will strongly recomend

Anja Francesca Tyrrell - 13th Jul, 2014
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Peaceful Getaway
Had a lovely stay at Thistle House which has a beautiful view over Loch Fyne. Very comfortable room and the breakfast was superb.

Mrs. Elizabeth Palandri - 9th Jul, 2014
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Fantastic Visit!
A lovley house full with details! Fantastic owners, helpfull and kind! The best breakfast in skottland!:)

Johan Staaf - 8th Jul, 2014
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Great Location
Rooms spacious. Food excellent. Hosts friendly.

Trevor Dickson - 6th Jul, 2014
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Excellent, more like a boutique hotel with the friendly touch of a b&b. Have stayed before and will do so again.

Mr. Gordon Smith - 6th Jul, 2014
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Great Place .
Brilliant ! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend thistle house .

Andrew Parker And Andrea Miller - 6th Jul, 2014
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Top Class Guest House
This is the 2nd time we have stayed this year and we will be back, Jenifer and Alistair are fantastic hosts and cannot do enough for you. Top class guest house and beautiful breakfast and stunning views of Loch Fyne.

Gillian Glen - 6th Jul, 2014
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Great Views, Excellent Hospitality
Great ambience, will be bringing my wife next trip!

Mr. Andrew Winks - 4th Jul, 2014
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Our Pleasure
Excellent in all respects. Thank you

James Windeyer - 3rd Jul, 2014
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Excellent hospitality, comfort, peace and quiet.

Mr David Longden - 2nd Jul, 2014
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Just Perfect!!!
Eerything was great till the last detail. Allthough we stay only one day we could tell that this is a must stay experience thank you for your Hospitality that makes feel like home

Konstantinos Mitropoulos - 2nd Jul, 2014
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Very Enjoyable Stay
Everything excellent,from booking to departure.Great welcome at superbly -sited guest house,everything perfect from rooms to breakfast. We very much hope to return.

Mrs Pauline Martin - 30th Jun, 2014
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Lovely Stay
We started the day making a tour at Inverarary Castle.

After that we headed over to the Thistle House. The view from there is magnificent. The lovely owners helped us book a table at the Inver Cottage, perfect booking. Had a good nights sleep with castle view from the room. The breakfast great. After that we headed for Glencoe, for some trekking. We bought lunch boxes from the Thistle House, that we enjoyed from the top of the Pap of Glencoe. Marvelous view with the best tasting lunch box ever.

Mr. Simon Hörnqvist - 30th Jun, 2014
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Outstanding place to stay, lovely people, lovely scenery and cleanliness extraordinary. We have stayed in many places throughout the world and ranks top of them

Gary SLOAN - 29th Jun, 2014
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Brilliant, Clean, Fresh Beautiful Rooms And Fantastic Location
We stayed here for a night, the rooms were beautiful, clean and modern, the service was fantastic as well as a beautifully cooked breakfast, the lady did everything she could to help u, I would defiantly stay again

Jessica Webb - 27th Jun, 2014
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Thistle House
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Beautiful house, rooms, lounge, gardens, & views over Loch Fyne to Inverary Castle & town. A lovely scenic & peaceful setting. Super choices @ breakfast, & hosts Alastair & Jenifer very friendly & knowledgable of area. Super hol.

William Jeffrey - 23rd Jun, 2014
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One Night Stay
Everything was absolutely excellent! That is why we keep coming back.

Todd & Gaylyn Mcglauchlin - 18th Jun, 2014
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Excellent Service
A very lovely and welcoming couple who own the guest house who go out of their way to ensure you are happy. Even if you phone at 12.30am when you have a midge problem! I would highly recommend the guest house.

Mr. Duncan Woodall - 16th Jun, 2014
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Couple + College Girl
We were in Ireland 2 nights and Scotland 9 nights staying at the best places. Thistle House was our favorite. The room, food and people were great!

Drury Jenkins - 16th Jun, 2014
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Excellent Thistle House
We really enjoyed our stay, the owners have gone to a lot of trouble to furnish this house to a very high standard. definitely not your usual B&B basic. We were greeted on arrival and made welcome, had the run of the house. Spectacular location overlooking Loch Fyne. High quality cooked breakfast. Very good value for money, will stay again.

Rob Walker - 13th Jun, 2014
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only the very best for this guesthouse

Gerd König - 10th Jun, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thank you Gerd just sorry your stay with us was so time maybe longer..!

Short Break
Lovely room, great hospitality and views are tremendous.

Kenneth Brookes - 9th Jun, 2014
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Take Time
We only had one day time to spend. Next occasion, we need definitely more time to explore the environment. It's for sure worth it...

Mr Peter Dangreau - 8th Jun, 2014
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Good Stay
Well run, high quality accommodation, friendly, helpful and intelligent service. Wonderful views from the front of the house - good location to enjoy the region. The proprietors are very knowledgeable about local restaurants and eateries.

Tim Pethybridge - 8th Jun, 2014
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Very Good!
Very, very good!

In german language:

Sehr nettes, empfehlenswertes Haus!

Und sehr nette und behilfliche Wirtsleute.

Jederman zu empfehlen und hat einfach die beste Note!!!

Martin Müller - 8th Jun, 2014
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Wonderful Hotel
We had a wonderful stay at the Thistle Inn.

Very nice rooms and breakfast. The owners were very helpful and fun to talk to.

Tom Ryan - 6th Jun, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thanks Tom for your comments I hope you enjoyed your trip to Scotland and maybe we will get the opportunity to meet again

Regards Jenifer

First Class B&b
Had a wonderful night at Thistle House. Jennifer was so welcoming- providing refreshments the minute we arrived in the very comfortable lounge. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and impeccably made up. Breakfast was first class - a wonderful stay and left wishing we'd had longer. Very picturesque setting with views over Loch to Inverary. Thanks for the warm Scottish hospitality.

Kathryn Thorburn - 6th Jun, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thanks Kathryn for your comments

I guess you will be in Paris having a wonderful time...Hope I did not get " the rellys " in trouble. Good luck with the move in a couple of weeks and when the stress levels get high and you are over here give us a ring for a chill pill !!!! Cheers Jenifer

Leave Out The Castle, Stay Here!!!
Excellent location, good view of the Inveraray Castle (and of Inveraray itself), kind hosts and a to-die-for sumptuous breakfast - if this not satisfy you, then you better look out for accommodations at the Buckingham Palace!!!!

The house itself is well-maintained, and a personification of cleanliness. The hosts have gone to great lengths in creating a welcoming atmosphere and very commendable that they have the heart to open up such a beautiful home to others.

The restaurants might not be too close, but a short drive does lead to excellent ones. The hosts, Alistair and Jennifer, were most helpful in providing information about not just the restaurants, but also the must-see things around the area.

Our stay was for 1 day, but we wish it was longer. Looking forward to returning there soon.

Kuntal Karia - 5th Jun, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very generous review. I am glad you enjoyed staying with us and we look forward to your next visit.

Regards Jenifer

Beautiful Guest House
Beautiful guest house. Rooms decorated to a high standard, and amazing lounge area. The owners and staff couldn't be more helpful, and the location was perfect for us as a stop off from our trip home from the Highlands. Nice and peaceful and a short drive to Inveraray.

Andrew Swinton - 2nd Jun, 2014
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Fabulous View
Lovely house, gorgeous view and great location.

Jonathan Holmes - 1st Jun, 2014
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Visit To Scotland
Unfortunately we only had one night at Thistle House.Next time, I promise, it will be more.A very clean comfortable and superbly positioned house. Our hosts were most hospitable offering "tea and cakes" when we arrived.Bedrooms beautifully appointed and the "Scottish Breakfast" was out of this world.I suggest you try the homemade Marmalade,not to be missed. I wholeheartedly recommend Thistle house to anyone contemplating a visit to Scotland.

Mr Fulton - 29th May, 2014
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Wonderful Place
most pleasant stay in historic house; very nice room with wonderful view; very friendly hosts; excellent breakfast

prepare beforehands ( google maps) that you know the right roads that lead to the hotel

Cecile Von Rotz - 25th May, 2014
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Top Notch Accommodation!
Beautiful grounds surround this 110+ year old stone house overlooking beautiful Loch Fyne. The house has been tastefully updated and renovated and has all the modern conveniences and comforts. The breakfast was the best we had during our vacation in Scotland. No disappointments here!

Mrs. Mary Mackenzie - 21st May, 2014
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Super Guest House
We loved the Guest House and location.

Super friendly staff and we gave them a 9.5 but after a short dance a 10+.

HJ Meeuwisse - 21st May, 2014
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We enjoyed our night in that magnifient house, the contact with the owners, the great breakfast, the site and the fireplace.

Max Leuenberger - 20th May, 2014
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Our Stay
Outstanding very friendly, good breakfast, one of the most beautiful views in Scotland, looking out the bedroom window at a Loch, would highly recommend

Patricia Stephenson - 12th May, 2014
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Fantastic Weekend - Hope To Return
If travelling to Argyll and maybe staying for a while,

The Thistle will be hard to beat,

With lovely rooms and perfect hosts and breakfast that's just a treat.

Nothing is too much for the friendly folk, making you feel like a special guest.

A comfy bed, a spotless room,

This guest house is one of the best!

PS : Jen (aka Mary) may get your name wrong but she gets everything else right.

Can't wait to return.

Eileen Noyce and David Gregg(aka Dick)

Eileen Noyce - 11th May, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thanks "Richard" we are looking forward to your return...OOPs...... sorry David..!! and long suffering Eileen.

Highly Recommend
We received a warm welcome on arriving and we were well looked after during our stay here . The guest house was spotless clean and our room comfortable. The breakfast was lovely and catered for vegetarians and gluten free. The view was stunning as thistle house overlooks loch fyne. There is lots to do and see in surrounding area. We would recommend this guest house and hope to return ourselves

Thomas Colquhoun - 11th May, 2014
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excellent place, helpful and friendly lady.

Stefan Van Praet - 11th May, 2014
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Sehr Schönes Gaesthous
Sehr nette Besizter. Wunderschönes Haus mit schöner Aussicht. Grosse Zimmer. Super Frühstück. Ein bisschen abgelegen, aber es lohnt sich allemal.

Mrs. Emma Schmid - 10th May, 2014
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Thistle House
A first class establishment set in wonderful, peaceful surroundings overlooking Loch Fyne towards Inverary. Just the job for a relaxing stay. Hosts, accommodation and food excellent. Highly recommended.

RICHARD EMPSON - 7th May, 2014
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High Quality B&b With Friendly And Attentive Service
Stayed 2 nights with my 10 year old daughter. Everything spotlessly clean, tasteful decor, excellent breakfasts, warm welcome and attentive service. Coupled with its location and well kept grounds, I would have no hesitation in recommending the Thistle Guest House as a relaxing place to stay.

Douglas Lowe - 5th May, 2014
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Awesome Experience
We stayed at Thistle house during our first trip in Scotland. The whole experience was wonderful. Magnificent house with excellent rooms, stunning scenery and very friendly hosts. Great hospitality at maximum level! Absolutely recommended.

Marco Gualdoni - 3rd May, 2014
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We had a great evening and morning staying at the Thistle House. the Host's were very nice and the accommodations were very nice.

Mr. Jonathan Bartlett - 29th Apr, 2014
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Very Pleasent Stay
Everything fantastic:

Kindess of the owners

Quality and quantity of breakfast




Ugo Lamperti - 28th Apr, 2014
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Response from Hotel
We enjoyed your company very much and hope you will come to visit us sometime in the future


Great Place, Great Hospitality
Me and my boyfriend had a wonderful time!

Veneta Tuleva - 22nd Apr, 2014
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Explore Scotland
Fantastic location with marvellous views over Loch Fyne. A warm & friendly welcome, wonderful rooms and great breakfast.

Mr Peter Farnsworth - 18th Apr, 2014
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The accommodation is very comfortable.

The hospitality was an unexpected bonus.

Highly recommend the guest house

Thomas Bishop - 16th Apr, 2014
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Red Wine & Fireplace
Beautiful guest house. The view is spectacular. The rooms are a credit to the owners, and their attention to detail is exceptional. The Scottish breakfast is first class. The welcoming company of Jennifer and Alistair is delightful. Would highly recommend this B&B.

Peter Hoerlein - 13th Apr, 2014
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Outstanding !
Our stay at Thistle Guest house was faultless,location,cleanliness,comfort,scenery,its all here.The room was very well equipped,and absolutely spotless,the en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower was excellent,and breakfast was superb.The staff were very friendly and helpful.I would highly recommend this place to anybody.

Christopher Barnett - 8th Apr, 2014
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Very welcoming and helpful hosts. Superb room and breakfast. Lounge with log fire an absolute gem. Couldn't recommend higher and would definitely stay again.

Stewart Lothian - 6th Apr, 2014
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Room With A View
Had a lovely time 'chez' Alistair and Jenifer overlooking the beautiful loch. We were well looked after and everything perfect from tastefully decorated rooms, comfortable lounge and excellent breakfast. Nothing too much trouble. Would strongly recommend and hope to be back.

Carl Taylor - 1st Apr, 2014
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Such A Pleasure
We were greeted by the lovely owner Jennifer, who welcomed us to her beautiful guest house.

The sitting room was our first port of call and this delightful room set the standard for the entire establishment.

Our bedroom was the Lamont Triple Suite and we were delighted with everything with a slight reservation on the performance of the shower.

It did the job but the pressure could be better.

Spotlessly clean and well appointed accommodation throughout. The breakfast was cooked to order and Alistair excelled himself here.

We will definitely return to this great wee find. Thanks Jennifer and Alistair.

David Blackwood - 29th Mar, 2014
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Lovely, Cosy In Loch Fyne
Fantastic place, view, fireplace, cosy, clean

Poppy Valassiadou - 24th Mar, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Lovely to see you again Poppy. We are already looking forward to your next visit.

Full Marks
This B&B ranks way up there... It is one of the best we have had the fortune of visiting. From the comfort, amenities and decor in the bedroom, to the superb breakfast and cosy, fire-warmed lounge with superb views, we were well taken care of. The personal attention we were given was just the cherry on the cake. Will definitely seek out Thistle House again should we be travelling in Argyll.

Ms Sjane Crowder - 20th Mar, 2014
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Comming Home
I immediately felt at home in the warm athmosphere of the house and the stunning view from my bedroom. Perfect Breakfast and a lovely couple running the place. I will certainly be comming back. Thanks for the Relaxing stay.

Christian Wild - 16th Mar, 2014
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Thistle House - Excellent
The best guest house we have ever stayed in!!!

Steven Dufton - 4th Mar, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thank you foe your complimentary comments I hope you and your family can return soon

Regards Jenifer

Hoping To Return
We extended our stay and were so glad we did. Thistle House is in a stunning location with wonderfully warm, helpful and attentive hosts, Jennifer and Alistair. There are a great variety of activities within driving distance if you want to keep busy. But if you don't want to venture out there is a lovely lounge to relax in. Breakfast was great and our room was of an excellent standard with stunning views out over Loch Fyne. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if we were visiting the area.

Miss. Kirsten Jardine - 3rd Mar, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thanks K and E. We enjoyed your visit and hope you can return soon.

Fantastic Stay.
I would recommend The Thistle House B&B to anyone wanting a super friendly reception and lovely rooms. The location is beautiful and peaceful, with stunning views all around to investigate. Alastair and Jennifer are absolutely lovely and they were so very helpful. We will look to go back again and stay with our whole family in the future.

I would like to say a massive thank you to both Alastair and Jennifer for their hospitality and friendliness. It made our stay really super and wish we could have stayed for a lot longer. We wish you all the very best and hope to see you both again one day.


Justin and Tammy.

Mr. Justin Horsley - 20th Feb, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your very kind words and we will look forward to your return.

Wonderful Weekend
We stayed at Thistle house over the Valentine's weekend. The whole experience was wonderful. The facilities were excellent, stunning scenery and a very friendly host. We also sampled the local restaurants which served good quality food.

Mr. Paul Gorton - 17th Feb, 2014
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No Thorns In The Thistle House
The Thistle House set a new standard for my travel accommodations, which, unfortunately, will not soon be matched. Every criteria one can think of is met so surprisingly well.

WILLIAM GLEASON - 10th Feb, 2014
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What a lovely relaxing stay me and my partner had, the only downfall was the weather! Luckily our room had wifi and a telly for us to enjoy from the massive cosy bed!!!xxx

Chloe Turnbull - 9th Feb, 2014
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A Absolutely Beautiful Place To Stay, Magnificent Facillities, Very Friendly Owners.
I located the Thistle House Guest House through Google. I wanted to stay in or near Inverary, and Thistle House immediately appealed to me. I booked and had a hassle free transaction and quick confirmation.

We arrived and were met at the door and warmly welcomed by the owner. She was extremely friendly and made us feel very much at home. We were shown everything available and were shown to our room. The rooms overlook an Amazing Loch, and that alone was worth the money. Our room was spacious, very comfortbale and had everything including satellite tv, shower, en suite bathroom, tea maker, hairdryer, and wifi. The bedroom was one of the best i have stayed in in Scotland. Very decorative, very warm in a cold winter, a magnificent view and a state of the art bathroom suite.

The stay was very quiet, despite lots of other guests there enjoying themselves, i could hear no noise, which enabled us to rest sufficiently.

At breakfast we were treated to a very high standard Full scottish breakfast, together with all the extras including cerals, jams, yoghurts toasts, and much more. And this was all served by an extremely helpful and friendly owner.

I would thoroughly recommend the Thistle House Guest house to anyone. It is a magnificent place to stay. Also, it is an absolutely beautiful building, and at night, it was lit up so beautifully that we could see it 20 odd miles away over the other side of the loch, lit up beautifully in Green.

I will hoppefully be back to stay again, and in the mean time, i recommend this to all my friends and family.

Thank you for an amazing stay which helped create some wonderful memories

Mr. Colin Stewart - 5th Feb, 2014
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What A Beautiful House!
This was our first stay at Thitle house and we will definitely be staying again.

The room was amazing with beautiful decore and views acros the Loche. Exceptionally clean and comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding with every possible thing thought of and catered for.

Janifer and Alsiter are wonderful hosts and very welcoming and friendly, they couldnt do enough for us.

Thank you Janifer and Alister for having us in your beautiful home.

Miss. Amanda Evens - 31st Jan, 2014
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Very Nice People And Very Nice Place !!
Fantastic guest house and hosts

Dominique Gosteau - 17th Jan, 2014
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Perfect In Every Way
From the moment you set foot in the door, you will know you have made the right choice. Kick back, relax, explore. Take advice from Alistair and Jenifer. They will look after you very well, and help make your stay a really enjoyable one if you are not familiar with the area, or what it has to offer. Hospitality is second to none. I chose Thistle House because of their ratings on Trip Advisor. They exceeded my expectations. and they will yours. The food is lovely, rooms are boutique hotel, gardens manicured, views breathtaking.

Valerie Hanson - 3rd Jan, 2014
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A really warm welcome, a beautiful old house with a stunning outlook onto Loch Fyne, a comfortable bed and super breakfasts. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and look forward to going back before too long.

Ms. Lynne Walden - 7th Nov, 2013
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Thistle Guest House St.catherine's@
Had a fantastic weekend break excellent place to stay warm and friendly hosts will definitely be back

DOMINIC SMITH - 4th Nov, 2013
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Lovely house, beautiful location and very warm hospitality.

Dr. Michael Smith - 28th Oct, 2013
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Beautiful Guest House
Thoroughly enjoyed our very short stay at Thistle House. We were comfortable and well looked after by our hosts. A beautiful old house and lovely décor. Excellent shower in our en suite. Lovely breakfast and a good choice available. Would recommend to anyone to stay here.

Eileen Newlands - 28th Oct, 2013
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Fabulous Stay
Absolutely charming guesthouse, with lovely friendly hosts. Our room - The MacLachlan Suite, definitely had the wow factor for us, gorgeous decor, amazing views and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was tasty with a great choice and the lounge was such a nice place to relax with a real fire. One of the nicest places we have ever stayed, thank you!

Valerie Moir - 26th Oct, 2013
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Great Time Had By All!
Had a fabulous time stayn at the Thistle House Guest House. Staff were very friendly and couldnt have done enough to make you feel welcome. Food and rooms were lovely. Very relaxing with great view. We will all defo return to stay here again in the near future!

Leanne Mckeown - 22nd Oct, 2013
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Very Enjoyable Though Too Short Stay
We stayed overnight at the Thistle Guest House while touring the Scottish highlands. Our room was very comfortable and the breakfast the next day was wonderful. The views were breath taking from our room. We'll definitely return in probably a couple of months.

Malinda Koch - 21st Oct, 2013
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Can honestly say this is one of the nicest places I ever stayed. Views are just amazing, owners are more than helpful and really do make you feel welcome. Breakfast is to die for (beautiful). Will definitely say here again.

Neil Barbour - 21st Oct, 2013
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Simply Lovely
We arrived late(ish)to be greeted by Alistair at the door. Lovely bloke and very helpful. The house itself is simply lovely and has a large very comfortable guest lounge to use if you don't want to be in your room. As for breakfast.... well it was simply amazing. Perfectly cooked and beautifully presented with Jennifer being a wonderful hostess.

Will we go back? Definitely.

Alastair Bell - 18th Oct, 2013
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Superb Honeymoon
A fantastic gem of a B&B in a stunning lochside spot. Form the moment we arrived we were welcomed by our lovely hosts and made to feel at home. The room was spotlessly clean and as described on the website. All in all great stay, not to mention the great breakfasts. Would definitely recommend!

Hannah Barry - 14th Oct, 2013
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A B&b Castle
Great rooms, including a saloon with a wooden fire. Royal breakfast!

Mrs. Stefanie Knuesel - 12th Oct, 2013
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Loved Our Stay
Loved our stay and the family run staff could not do enough for the guests. Will recommend to friends and family. Superb country location on the banks of loch fyne.

Kevin Macarthur - 11th Oct, 2013
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Great Guesthouse
A lovely guesthouse with sympathetic owners. There is a lounge for guests, excellent breakfast, great view of the loch. Top location

Jenneke De Neree - 8th Oct, 2013
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View! Excellent guest house! Very good food! We warmly recommend this house!

Mr. Michel Campbell - 6th Oct, 2013
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Jenifer and Alistair offer a very warm welcome and personal attention to your needs. The house is beautifully decorated and furnished, and the access to a lovely lounge area with large squashy sofas and open fire was an unexpected delight. The views are spectacular, and it's in a perfect spot - not too far from the main rd. I can't wait to go again - if you're looking at this hotel now - book it, you won't be disappointed.

Joan Markwell - 5th Oct, 2013
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Home Away From Home
A romantic location on Loch Fyne and a beautiful view across to Inverrary. Alastair and Jennifer provided the warmest welcome, delicious and varied breakfasts and much appreciated advice and directions during our 4 night stay. Our roomon the top floor was very large (Superior Double)and the window overlooked the Loch. Very quiet at night and the double bed was exceptionally comfortable. The room and spacious en suite bath was very clean and kept that way during our stay. The fire place in the common room was always lit to welcome us home after a day of adventure. Also, it is an exceptional location for sights, hikes and restaurants.

Mr. Alan Inciardi - 3rd Oct, 2013
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Thank You
Excellent stay. Comfortable and we could not have been better looked afer

Tim Ambler - 29th Sep, 2013
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Excellence At The Thistle
We spent one night at the thistle during a short trip around the Islands and cannot speak too highly of the superb experience. The owners were extremely welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are superb and have everything you need ( even a hot water bottle ) The guests lounge with it's log fire was particularly pleasing. The breakfast was excellent and the menu was vast. We would definitely stay at the Thistle again and would recommend it without hesitation.

Colin And Doreen Green - 27th Sep, 2013
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Overnight Stay @thistle House Guest House
Enjoyed every moment,sorry could not stay longer. Every aspect of our stay was excellent,wil be and have already recommended this guest house.Thank you for your kindness,M&M Reeve

Michael And Mary Reeve - 27th Sep, 2013
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High Class
WOW! what a great place to stay. Lovely welcoming hosts. Breakfast was spectacular with so much choice. Bed comfortable. Room & en-suite very clean. I will recommend this place to anyone wishing to visit Scotland not just St Catherine's.

Sharon & Alan from Leigh on Sea, Essex

Mr. Alan Ingram - 24th Sep, 2013
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A Great Find
Warm welcome, very comfortable room, excellent breakfast.

Ms Shirley Wooding - 21st Sep, 2013
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Short Stay In August
Nice house - great hosts - excellent breakfast

Mr. Yves Van Poeke - 18th Sep, 2013
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Thistle House is a wonderful place to stay. Alistair and Jennifer are extremely welcoming and go 'the extra mile' in making you feel at home. The food is good and the accomodation excellent. Certainly recommended.

Mrs Brenda Driscoll - 11th Sep, 2013
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Thistle House Well Worth A Visit
Lovely b & b, beautiful bedroom and residents lounge.

Very friendly hosts and substantial breakfast.

Elaine Johnson - 7th Sep, 2013
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Elegant & Cosy
A beautiful location on the Loch opposite Inveraray. Alistar & Jenifer gave us a warm welcome to Thistle House. We stayed in the MacNaughton room which was spacious , very comfortable, had a lovely view of the Loch and was tastefully furnished. The bathroom was small but there was plenty of hot water and soft towels. Breakfast included cereals, fruit, home made yoghurt ,a cooked to order Scottish breakfast and tasty locally made jams. There is a very comfortable lounge available for guests.

Mr. Mark Laurie - 7th Sep, 2013
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Highland Fling
I booked accommodation for two nights for my sister and myself, and we experienced a real highland welcome at Thistle House from Jenifer and Alastair. The personal friendliness of our hosts, together with the outstandingly delicious breakfasts in beautiful surroundings made it a very special experience of staying on the shores of Loch Fyne. I look forward to returning there again at the very first opportunity.

Maggie Mckean - 6th Sep, 2013
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Thistle House
Absolutely fantastic stay can not recommend it enough. Gloriously compfortable beds, first class in every aspect from furnishings to breakfast, its the finer touches that make this guest house stand out from amongst the rest. a delightful couple and we will return without hesitation. i only fear they will be full all year round.

Mrs. Shirley Webber - 5th Sep, 2013
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Superb Stay
We had a delightful stay at Thistle House Guest House. We were greeted and fully informed of all of the facilities and also offered a grab handle to assist my wife getting in and out of the shower as she is on crutches, showing the owners really do think of every detail. The room was very spacious, well equipped and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was very tasty with an excellent selection, and well presented. It was a shame we were only staying for 1 night in this amazing place, in such a fantastic setting - we will certainly be back!

Mr. Matthew Denchfield - 2nd Sep, 2013
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Accueil Et Endroit Merveilleux
Très bon accueil, excellentes prestations. La maison est très belle et confortable. Les petits déjeuners maison sont préparés avec soin et sont de grande qualité. Bravo au chef !

Merci à ce couple très accueillant et serviable.

Marc Kolenbrener - 31st Aug, 2013
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Herzliche Atmosphaere
Liebevoll ausgestattetes B&B.

Große Zimmer, ruhig gelegen, separates Zimmer für Kinder. Reichhaltiges Frühstück, nach individuellen Wünschen zubereitet, familiäre Atmosphaere. Wir waren sehr zufrieden und hatten eine sehr schöne Zeit.

Andreas Seitz - 25th Aug, 2013
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Our Opinion About You
our impressions are more than positive.

We liked your kindness, the elgance of your house, the wonderfull view, the comfort of rooms, the great breakfast

Gianni Dotti - 24th Aug, 2013
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Here They Care Abouts The Details.
A lovely house with simply wonderfull views.The garden is a joy to behold.

What made the stay absolutely top grade was the attitude of the owners. They were always on hand and nothing was a problem for them. The packed lunches they provided for £5 each were fabulous value, I could not have made them for £5 each!The rooms were clean, and everything worked.

Lastly, the fishing for mackeral off the pier near the house was great fun, and walking down the side of Loch Fine was a joy as well.

Mr & Mrs Sniders - 21st Aug, 2013
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it was outstanding. everything was perfect! would return everytime! thanks for everything!

Mr. Michael Schaad - 19th Aug, 2013
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Beautiful! Can see iverereray castle across the lake/loche from front windows and yard. Staff very pleasant. Very helpful and gracious. This B and B is a beautiful, well kept old country house. Picture perfect in every way! Would absolutely visit again! Town of Ivererray is a picture perfect small town on Loch Lomond. White buildings with much excellent shopping. Must try the fish and chips at the local eatery! Top notch!

Mrs. Donna Bruce - 16th Aug, 2013
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Beautiful house, very quiet area on the Loch. Excellent service, very enjoyable breakfast! Very clean!

Peter & Marg Hall - 15th Aug, 2013
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First Class Guest House
Excellent accommodation, superb service from lovely owners and delicious high quality breakfasts. I would highly recommend a stay at this Guest House.

Mrs Grace Thompson - 14th Aug, 2013
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We stayed 2 nights in the hostel and everything was perfect! Also a great breakfast!

Hendrikus Soepenburg - 10th Aug, 2013
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Everything was first class and we enjoyed every minute of our stay.

Frank Neumann - 10th Aug, 2013
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Great Stay
We stayed at Thistle Guest House for two nights and really enjoyed the stay - beautifully furnished rooms, nicely located close to the Loch, good breakfast and very welcoming hosts.

Mrs. Sigrun Seeger - 7th Aug, 2013
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Overnight Stay
This was an excellent venue for our overnight stay in this area. The service was excellent. The room was spacious with excellent facilities. The breakfast was very generous indeed.I would definitely recommend this Guest House to friends.

Mrs. Lynn Black - 6th Aug, 2013
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Excellent As Always
Always good. This year no exception.

Ed Gosden - 5th Aug, 2013
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Great Guest House
Although we only stayed one night we were very happy with Thistle House. It was comfortable, had excellent facilities and we really enjoyed the breakfast. Our hosts were friendly and the views were wonderful. Definitely a place to return to.

Mrs. Lesley Brown - 5th Aug, 2013
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Nice Stay
We really enjoyed our stay at the Thistle House. The the host was really nice and friendly. The breakfast was good and the rooms were nice and clean. The bathroom was big and nice, everything was quite new.

The position of the house was amazing with a beautiful view at the ocean. It was quiet there so we were able to enjoy our stay and sleep long.

Roland Wagner - 5th Aug, 2013
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Fab Stay
After deciding to go away for the weekend for our first wedding anniversary, we came across the Thistle Guest House on the Visit Scotland website. It was perfect as it wasn't too far a drove from Glasgow but still inna rather secluded area.

As it was for a special occasion, we booked the romantic weekend and stayed in the MacLachlan room which was lovely.

Jennofer and Alastair were both very welcoming and helpful and the breakfasts were amazing!!

Would definitely recommend and hope to go back in the future.

Lauren Muir - 31st Jul, 2013
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My family & l really enjoyed our stay here. The owners were friendly welcoming. Our room (Ferguson - double with adjoining twin) was spotlessly clean & beautifully decorated. Guests also have use of a lovely spacious lounge with real fire. Views from the house are lovely, beautiful sunsets in a peaceful location. Breakfast was excellent, including Jenifer's delicious homemade yoghurt. The packed lunches we asked for were great too, very good value. Thank you for a great stay.

Mrs. Mary-ellen Duthie - 30th Jul, 2013
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Jul 2013
An excellent Guest House. Clean rooms, friendly owners, great view and an even better breakfast. Well recommended.

Mr. Andrew Smith - 29th Jul, 2013
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1st Class Accomodation
The Thistle House Guest House really is a quality guest house with excellent hosts providing excellent value for money service. Alistair, Jenifer and their team were friendly and helpful. The accommodation was comfortable and clean. The breakfast was plentiful and set us up for the day.

Jennifer Scott - 27th Jul, 2013
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That Was Great !
Being on holidays and feeling at home. All was perfect. Thanks a lot. We hope to come over soon. Best regards. Claude Mancini.

Mr. Claude Mancini - 21st Jul, 2013
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Perfekte Unterkunft
Es war wundervoll. Wir haben geräumige, saubere Zimmer vor gefunden. Tee, Kaffee und Gebäck wurde uns auf wunsch in der Lounge serviert. Und auch die Gastfreundschaft war Spitze. Wir kommen gerne wieder!

Claudia Zurhove - 20th Jul, 2013
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Good Value
Lovely room with modern bathroom. Location of guest house is good for visiting many places - good walking, biking and gardens not far to drive to. Good value for money, great breakfast and very welcoming.

Collette Britton - 19th Jul, 2013
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Best B&b
Wonderful stay at Loch Fyne in a cosy bedroom, delicous breakfast, very nice and charming care by Jenifer and Alistair, thanks a lot, I will come back with my family surely !


Stefan Kagl - 19th Jul, 2013
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Lovely Stay
We enjoyed our stay very much and we will definetely come back to this warm and welcoming house!

Holger Wendel - 16th Jul, 2013
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Luxury Guesthouse
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Thistle House whilst touring around the area. Our hosts were so lovely, Jenifer is so helpful and knowledgeable, and throughout our time in Scotland, her breakfast could not be beaten! Our room was pure luxury, and the bed was extremely comfortable, which makes life much nicer when you get a good night's sleep. The house overlooks the loch, and I actually spotted a seal in the waters across from our room late one afternoon, which was a real treat. Easy parking. Be prepared to drive out in the evenings for your entertainment - dinner/pub, as there is nothing within easy walking distance, but you will find some real 'jewels' if you're prepared to venture out. Highly recommend Thistle House Guest House.

Ray Clarke - 9th Jul, 2013
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Cozy House In Perfect Surroundings
We loved everything about our stay at Thistle House: The room was beautifully equipped, the view was breathtaking, the house lovely and our hosts were extremely nice an helpful - not to mention the delicious breakfast!

Gudrun Brandl - 8th Jul, 2013
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Thistle Guest House Review
We thought that the Thistle was excellent. A very warm welcome, comfortable attractive bedrooms/facilities and excellent breakfast.

The location looking out over the Loch was dramatic.

Extremely clean and well kept house and grounds.

David Mauleverer - 4th Jul, 2013
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During our 10-days tour throughout Scotland we are polarised to rate your house as very best as far as quality and price is concerned. Besides of that we regard the warm welcome and attention by the landlady as extraordinary pleasant. We like to recommend your house to our friends for their intended travel to your country with great pleasure.

Klaus Stockreiter - 1st Jul, 2013
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Great location , beautiful views, wish we could have stayed longer. Would stay again, lovely friendly owners

Wendy Davie - 20th Jun, 2013
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Faultless in every way. Pity we were unnable to stay for longer.The view from the bedroom of Loch Fynne was stunning. Warm welcome and continuing hospitality were outstanding.Breakfast menu and accomodating service were of the highest standard

of the highest standard.

Stuart Hobbs - 15th Jun, 2013
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Everything was perfect

Alain Campbell - 15th Jun, 2013
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Well Worth A Visit!
Beautiful setting overlooking Loch Fyne. Very friendly owners. Spacious, spotless clean room. Very relaxing place to stay.

Mr. Alex Buchan - 12th Jun, 2013
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Great Location
Beautiful house with a great view across from castle

Brett - 7th Jun, 2013
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This Guest House is like paradise on earth. Our hosts were very nice.

Nicole Barbier - 7th Jun, 2013
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Just Great!
Excellent stay in a beautiful region and amazing house with perfect guests.

Edouard Duriau - 4th Jun, 2013
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Super !!
1* nice and charming hostess

2* warm place (house, cosy, nicely decorated)

3* very nice breakfast

4* easy to find

Michael Marbais - 3rd Jun, 2013
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Everything according to or beyond our expectations!

Alain Nathan - 2nd Jun, 2013
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Very Pleasant Place !
We liked this wonderful house : quality of bedroom and reception.

Brekfast so was very delicious, food of quality.

Mireille and Luc from France

Mireille Fillatre - 2nd Jun, 2013
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Sehr Netter Aufenthalt
Sehr freundlicher und herzlicher Empfang, die Zimmer sind ausreichend groß, nur das Badezimmer ist etwas klein geraten. Der Blick über den See ist schön. Parkplätze sind ausreichen vorhanden. Das Frühstück ist hervorragend und wird liebevoll serviert.

Christian Schweighofer - 30th May, 2013
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Hi Christian

Thank you for your very kind comments. We are aware the ensuite's are not huge, but it is an old house and tend to be redistricted by the structural walls... but glad overall you enjoyed your stay with us

Superbe Séjour
Un accueil très sympathique et attentionné, une superbe maison, une très belle chambre avec une vue sur le Loch et un petit déjeuner délicieux.

Andre Ferrand - 30th May, 2013
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A Great Guest House
Very nice rooms and the best breakfast we had during our week in Scotland. The staff is friendly and Thistle House has a nice view of Inveraray right across the loch. Good dinner available within a short drive.

Mr. Robert Colhoun - 28th May, 2013
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Outstanding Stay
the accommodation and hospitality that was shown by jennifer & alistair was ist class, we recieved a warm welcome and nothing was too much bother, we were reccommended to try the local eateries and landmarks by jennifer and they were also 1st class, the breakfast was amazing too, we will be returning again during the summer permited it isnt fully booked as we imagine it would be, so thanks again jennifer and alistair for a wonderful stay.

David Adam - 27th May, 2013
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Stunning Location
The location is absolutely stunning; only the road is between the house and Loch Fyne, house is a bit elevated and the scenery is just awesome. Comfortable bed, newly fitted and very clean bathroom, excellent breakfast and a space for the car. Good location for for sightseeing in all directions.

Beatrix Wieczorek - 26th May, 2013
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Very warm welcome !

Nice room, very good breakfast.

A place were you feel at home !

Certainly recommended.

Guy & Nancy Wynendale-Meerschat - 25th May, 2013
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Lovely Stay
A bit off the beaten track, but a great view, quiet area and perfect place to begin a tour into the Highlands. Breakfast was fantastic. The packed lunch was huge; a real bargain and perfect to take with us for a day trip. We would have loved to stay for a few more days.

Vanessa Hines - 24th May, 2013
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Great Stay!
Fantastic stay! Great location and welcome, excellent breakfast.

Marie-france Langlois - 24th May, 2013
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Pat Stansfield Thoughts.
We really enjoyed our stay with you always make us very welcome, room was great and breakfast too.

Mr. William Stansfield - 24th May, 2013
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We stayed in 9 different B & B's and Hotels over 10 days of touring Scotland and Thistle House was simply the best overall, and the standard across the board was very high. It was one of a very few that we would be extremely happy to spend a weeks holiday. The decorations were outstanding, everything was pristine, the lounge and views from the rooms stunning, the owners extremely helpful and the breakfast the best of all.

Mr. Richard Deadman - 20th May, 2013
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Alles Bestens !

Vielen Dank!

Martin Hauzenberger - 20th May, 2013
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Best Stay In Scotland
We stayed in 8 location during a 10 days tour in Scotland.

Thistle house is by far the best, greatest, finest place we spend the night. Jennifer and Alistair run by far the best B&B in Scotland. Thanks again for your care and hospitality.

Koen Verhaegen - 13th May, 2013
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A Gem
Thistle House is a charming Victorian house, tastefully and comfortably, even luxuriously furnished in a peaceful setting overlooking Loch Fyne. Alistair and Jenifer, the owners, go out of their way to

make sure you are relaxed and happy even to the extent of putting a grab handle in the shower for us! The breakfasts would be hard to beat even in a first class hotel. Definitely a 'must return to' B&B.

Mr & Mrs Jeeves - 11th May, 2013
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The Thistle House is splendid! Jennifer and Alistair are warm and welcoming hosts, accommodating and helpful. The spotless rooms are most comfortable, and the breakfasts are very fine. The entire house is lovely and restful, and the surrounding scenery is beautiful. We hope to visit again!

Mr. Andrew Maclachlan - 3rd May, 2013
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Exquisite Place To Stay
Thistle House, St.Catherines, Cairndow is without question one of the best places we have ever stayed in. The quality of the surroundings are just exquisite, with awesome views of Loch Fyne make it just a wonderful place to be……Scotland at its very best! Nothing is any trouble to the owners Jennifer and Alistair, they are simply just wonderful hosts and make your stay exceedingly pleasurable. You will not be disappointed in any way if you make the sensible decision to stay here.

Mr Lindsay Cowan - 28th Apr, 2013
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Superbe !
Très belle maison très confortable, au bord du lac avec une vue magnifique, excellent petit déjeuner écossais, accueil chaleureux

Severine Lascar - 28th Apr, 2013
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April Break
Very friendly and warm hosts made for an enjoyable short stay in clean and luxurious house with views to die for. Excellent information pack gave us everything we needed to find a nearby pub and restaurant that served great food. Highly recommend.

Tony Arnold - 26th Apr, 2013
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A Recommander
Passage très agréable - Qualité de l'accueil ainsi que des prestations et de l'emplacement excellents.Je recommande Thistle House

Jean-louis Constant - 25th Apr, 2013
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Romantic Night Away
Had a nice romantic night away with my girlfriend here

With stunning views and nicely finished rooms it's ideal

With pleasant welcome and nothing too much to ask

Highly recommend

Mr. Alan Kerr - 16th Apr, 2013
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First Class.
A wonderful welcome by Jenifer and Alistair, nothing is too much trouble for them. Tea and cake was served on arrival. Lovely warm comfortable bedroom, with fabulous views across the loch, and a good breakfast to start your day exploring a beautiful area. We will return in the future.

Graham Teece - 6th Apr, 2013
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Warm And Friendly
Stayed two nights just before very snowy Easter,and had a very warm welcome, lovely open fire, great breakfast and lots of chat. Thoroughly enjoyed relaxing break and would love to return.

Rosemary Stewart - 3rd Apr, 2013
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Nothing Was Too Much Trouble.
A warm welcome was received along with a fresh pot of tea and home made biscuits.

From the time we booked on line nothing seems to be too much trouble. We will be back. Many thanks for making it a memorable 38th wedding anniversary.

Gill and Mike

Gill Latham - 2nd Apr, 2013
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Wonderful Guest House
My wife and I stayed at the Thistle House for 3 nights. It was a wonderful guest house, beautifully decorated with large, comfortable, recently remodeled rooms, and with great views of Loch Fyne. The breakfasts were excellent and our hosts were extremely helpful with recommendations for local restaurants and walks/hikes. We spent time reading in the large living room with a beautiful fireplace; a great way to end a day of sightseeing and hiking.

Stephen Hammill - 25th Mar, 2013
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Fantastic Mini-break
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a long weekend, and loved every second of it. The room is comfy, warm and beautifully decorated, the breakfast is really good and sets you up perfectly for a day's adventuring around Loch Lomond, and Alistar and Jenifer are perfect hosts - helpful, friendly and chatty. Also, the communal lounge has super soft sofas and a roaring fire in the evening - brilliant for relaxing after a day's trekking.

Miss. Kimberley Richards - 19th Mar, 2013
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Response from Hotel
Hi Kimberly

Thank you for taking the time to post your warm comments. I am so sorry we could not have changed the rugby scores in your favour just to round off the weekend but glad you enjoyed your breakfast and exploring the local surrounding area.

I hope you are able to stay with us in the future and here's to a more successful result in the six nations next year

Sincerely Alistair and Jenifer

Lovely Stay In March
Thank you very much for a lovely long weekend in March; the Thistle House was absolute bliss. Amazing scenery, surrounded by lochs and mountains and a wonderfully peaceful place - the perfect place to escape. I haven't slept that well in months. The hotel was very well done up, everything very clean and well maintained. Breakfast was delicious, cooked fresh to order and I loved the haggis for brekky! We unfortunately missed out on the Oyster Bar (closed for refurb - I may have to come again to try it!) but had a very lovely late lunch at Inver Cottage which was also wonderful. All in all, I couldn't fault it, and felt thoroughly refreshed after a much too short long weekend!

Lara Bett - 19th Mar, 2013
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Stunning Guesthouse In Fabulous Location
We received a warm welcome from the owners and shown round. Lounge area is tastefully decorated with stunning views to Loch Fyne and also rear garden. Very comfortable area to relax with open fire, wifi and use of laptop.

Bedroom well equipped and decorated with lots of nice extra touches.

Breakfast delicious, enjoyed the home made yoghurt. Would definately return.

Duncan Mackinnon - 18th Mar, 2013
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Thistle Guest House
We had a luvly stay very relaxing and friendly and was every thing we,d hoped for and more and the food fandabee yum,yum our room was perfect warm,comfortable and cozy so thank you Very much

Frances Harper - 9th Mar, 2013
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What an super place. Ideal setting if you want peace and quite in an idillic location.

Hospitality is excellent, food was superb. 11 out of 10, says it all.

Mike Mcconnell - 8th Mar, 2013
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Rest And Relaxation
A wonderful location, a warm welcome, relaxed and friendly hosts, and an elegant home. A real fire in the lounge with lovely views to garden, woodland, the loch, and the twinkling lights of Inveraray in the evenings. Breakfasts were beautifully presented, and tasted just as good. We so enjoyed our few days away at Thistle House, and would certainly recommend it to others.

Mr Angwian - 19th Feb, 2013
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Short Break
Had a wonderful stay, and would thoroughly recommend!

Mr. Phil Hopton - 16th Feb, 2013
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Stayed here last weekend and was a fantastic experience. From the moment we stepped in the hosts jenifer and alastair made us feel very welcome and we felt at home! The guest house was spotless and the breakfasts amazing! Will definately be going back again this year.....

Yasmeen Ali - 14th Feb, 2013
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Wonderful B&b
Fantastic stay - stunning B&B. Attention to detail at every turn, friendly hosts, lovely rooms and delicious breakfast - what more could you ask for! Highly recommended!

Mrs. Hayley Batwell - 11th Feb, 2013
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Dear Hayley

Thank you for taking the time to review our guesthouse. We apprecite all feedback but is very rewarding for us to have such positive comments, we do aim to please and look forward to you visiting Thistle House again in the future.



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