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
Hi Bea, the Stables was our third booking with HFHP, and like the others, did not disappoint. It’s a fantastic bolthole for 2, with lots of lovely touches. We particularly appreciated the views, the generous seating options and the lighting, plus the two full bathrooms, I don’t think we’ve stayed anywhere for 2 so well thought out. Also, the kitchen was well equipped, and cottage was immaculately clean.
Have enjoyed staying at Otter Lodge. Loved the sound of the river as a peaceful backdrop and watching the birds at the feeder. Lodge is well equipped and comfortable. Went to Bruar Falls and also drove around Loch Tummel- always enjoy being in Perthshire. Joyce and Douglas.
The Cow Shed 2 is our go to holiday cottage, and any others we visit we measure against It, and nothing measures up! It’s perfect, it’s got everything you could need, it’s spotless, comfortable and setting is absolutely beautiful. The hosts Steve and Kirsty are a lovely couple, they are so invested in their guests having the best experience, nothing is too much trouble, and they go the extra mile (or several) to ensure everything is spot on! We love it and will return at least annually. Alastair and John
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