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May Blog: HFHP In Crieff!

May

 

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

Guest Review

This is the most relaxing week we have had in a long time and simply sitting on the decking enjoying the views and the wildlife was a joy. Visits from the buzzards, deer and the little red squirrel only enhanced the enjoyment. We have to admit we were a little concerned regarding how we might be received by the local residents of Pitlochry and Blair Atholl, but the usual warm welcome awaited us. As ever the many cafes and restaurants were busy but well organised in terms of social distancing etc., and again the quality of service was superb.

Lettoch Beag

Guest Review

We have holidayed at Linfield in summer and autumn and have enjoyed the cottage and area both times. Linfield is in an ideal location very close to the centre of Pitlochry..5 minutes walk..but on a quiet lane so no traffic noise. The house is very spacious, modern and beautifully decorated. There is a large garden with patio seating and a small summer house. We had fantastic weather so used the patio a lot. There is plenty to see and do in close proximity including the Atholl Palace Hotel Museum and Pitlochry Station charity bookshop as well as all the more well known tourist attractions. Menzies Castle at Aberfeldy is not as well advertised but worth a visit. We look forward to visiting again.

Linfield

Guest Review

Comfortable well appointed cottage. Adjoins the Moulin Inn which is a pleasant bareatery. We worried about this making the cottage noisy but this was not the case. Conveniently placed for facilities in Pitlochry and local walks. Ann

Auld Smiddy Cottage