These are a sample of comments from guests who have enjoyed staying at Criannan since we first opened in 2006. Guests are invited to sign the Visitors Book and to leave a comment if they wish.
Once again Criannan became our sanctuary for a few days. Thoughts are calmer, steps are lighter, and hearts are softer in this place. Renewed and fortified, we head back out into the world knowing we’ll be back here again soon. Thank you for sharing the peace and quiet joy of this place with us.
The Finlay family | Durham | April 2019
Criannan is stylish, comfy and warm – a home from home. A well-equipped bungalow in a beautiful location. We found the information you provided very useful. We would highly recommend it.
Jackie & Alun Jones | Isle of Tiree | March 2019
Thank you so much for everything being so lovely and welcoming for Christmas at Criannan. All the decorations looked beautiful and so festive. You really do go the extra mile. The hamper is bursting with Christmas goodies – so kind of you, and much appreciated. We had a lovely Christmas in this peaceful, calm and cosy home.
The Underwood Family | Essex | Christmas 2018
This was our first visit since the refurbishment of Criannan, and despite having seen the photos online we were amazed by the changes. The kitchen/dining area is a wonderful space which we used all the time. [Their first visit was in 2006 when we first opened!]
Jenny & Ray Haynes | North Lincolnshire | October 2018
Our second enjoyable stay at Criannan. It’s so relaxing here, and the house is perfect. The welcome pack was a lovely greeting and we loved the local touches. Looking forward to our next stay.
Alan & Sylvia Brown | Durham | April 2018
Thank you for another wonderful stay [their 5th] – a lovely way to start my maternity leave and enjoy a "baby moon" in our favourite place enjoying the peace and quiet before the chaos of new parenthood.
The Metcalfes | Hertfordshire | February 2017
We have had a most relaxing and perfect honeymoon in this beautiful, warm and stylish cottage. So many lovely places in the area to enjoy and wonderful eating experiences to be enjoyed.
The Youngs | Chichester | November 2016
What a delightful week spent here in this little piece of heaven! Being here feeds my soul!
Andy and Helen Tidy | Aldridge | October 2016
We have had a fantastic time – Criannan is so special to us! We live busy lives and coming here makes everything calm, refreshed and we value family life. Our favourite thing was having breakfast on the deck watching the birds feeding.
The Nichols Family | Hinckley | July 2016
Much admired everything that Criannan has to offer – even better than anticipated. the wives raved about the layout and decor, the guys enjoyed the stunning gardens!
The Millers and Cooks | East Kilbride | September 2015
What a fabulous time we have had! The house is a great mixture of home comforts and luxurious touches. It is such a tranquil place – a wonderful antidote to a year’s teaching!
The Besford family | Leeds | July 2012
I reckon this must be visit No. 9. We have had a lovely time at Criannan once again. The weather has also been great. Good luck, Sue, with your new improvements and extension. And thanking Dawn for having the cottage looking its best as always.
Bill & Joan Blyth | Elgin| October 2011
Thank you for a wonderful week. The welcome pack made us feel right at home. The cottage is perfect and if we hadn’t been enticed by The Borders, The Cheviots, Bamburgh, Edinburgh and the generally beautiful scenery we would have been very happy never to leave Criannan.
David and Sandra Gould | Leeds | August 2010
Our first visit to Northumberland – we love it! Criannan is the perfect base to explore this beautiful area. The house is so comfortable, spotlessly clean and has everything you could ask for. Just perfect!
The Ratcliffe family | Manchester | May 2009
Stunning scenery, close to the town and fantastically well-equipped. Literally a home from home!
Keith and Maureen Wilson| Preston| March 2008