Crieff has always been a favourite of mine and to have this excellent excuse to drop into the town and enjoy some of their great coffee shops and galleries is just wonderful! I was particularly pleased to be all signed up and ready to go this month as the Famous Grouse Experience are hosting their Famous Feastival at the end of May. This is a tremendous event and if you get the chance you really must come along. Along with all the wonderful whiskey and some chocolate masterclasses one of my all time favourite chefs will be in attendance - Tom Kitchin.
As we' busy chatting about feasts I think its only fair to let you in on some of the other great foodie treats in the Crieff area. As well as the aforementioned Famous Grouse, you will find a host of talented, artisan producers. On the second Saturday of the month you' find them gathered in the local square selling at Crieff Country Market. This is a fabulous day out and if you are visiting is over this weekend do make sure you grab your bag and head for the town. Expect fresh local produce, crafts, baking, jams and preserves, local artisans and lots more.
And of course, you know that Crieff is home to everyone’s childhood favourite – sugar mice! Gordon and Durwards is one of the only shops we know that is guaranteed to raise a smile on even the dourest of faces! This traditional sweetie shop houses jars of sweets, handmade fudges and tablet. To be honest, the famous sugar mice are almost reason enough for a visit to Strathearn!
We will be adding to the Crieff events, restaurants and galleries as we discover them throughout the year - if you have any favourites you' like to see featured please do let us know. I' always happy to research a new coffee shop or fun event!
Best wishes, Bea
Absolutely loved Hollyhock Cottage, wonderfully decorated and fully equipped. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay ! Can I ensure that anytime I stay in the area again that it is available!! Thank you for allowing me to stay.
Hi Bea, We had a wonderful time and cannot fault our accommodation. We stayed at Lettoch Beag for a week end of August, beginning of September. The location is breathtaking with amazing views front and back. The house is very well appointed with everything you need for cooking and relaxing. The bedrooms are fresh, well decorated and comfortable. I enjoyed playing the piano while watching the baby pheasants wander around the garden. Steve is very friendly, helpful and a good source of information about the local area. Although remote, the house is still very close to Pitlochry and Blair Atholl so there is plenty to do without travelling for miles. I can highly recommend Lettoch Beag! Best wishes, Stuart
Dear Bea. We are just leaving Pitlochry and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay. The house was beautifully presented and children loved playing in the garden and having their own TV den. (Adults loved not having to watch Peppa pig on wet afternoons. )