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Church Tower Conversion With Stunning Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Church Tower Conversion, Crieff, Scotland - Edge Of Highland Town Of Crieff

The Tower has been rated 5 stars by VisitScotland so you can rest assured that it is truly 5 star luxury self-catering in Crieff, Perthshire, the heart of Scotland. The sense of a boutique hotel continues with treats such as plasma TV, a state of the art cinema room, wireless music centre and remote controlled LED lights that provide a delightful changing show in the tower. The bedrooms are luxurious with high quality linens, bathrobes and toiletries and with three bedrooms and three bath or shower rooms (including wonderful wet rooms) you will feel as if you are in a 5 star hotel. There is an open plan living space on the second floor complete with a modern well equipped kitchen, dining and sitting room and a delightful balcony deck where you can sit of an evening and watch the sun set on the hills surrounding Crieff.


Guests always ask what is the area like, so I created my Top 10 things to do in the Crieff area, If you manage to tick off these you will be guaranteed to have a wonderful time and want to come back again. So here we go....

1. Ring of Breadalbane Explorer - this is the bus which does a loop around Perthshire, and you can bring your bikes and pop on and pop off when you like. The bus stop is from the Crieff Hydro Hotel (just 5 min walk from the apartment). I would stop off in Killin and cycle to Lochearnhead (when you get the bus again). Stop off at Kenmore and Aberfeldy both lovely villages

2. Spend the day Perth for a day, 20 min drive from Crieff and go for a walk along the Tay and up to Kinoull Hill

3. Get the train to Edinburgh for the day, in August the Edinburgh festival is on, but any time of the year is a great time to visit

4. Hang out in Crieff for the day, some great walks / cycles around the area (go to the Tourist Office for details, which is in the centre of the town)

5. Go to Delivinos for lunch / evening one day (in the centre of town), and definitely go to Yanns for dinner one evening (on the Perth Road, just 5 mins walk from the apartment), lovely French / Scottish restaurant, you will need to book in advance, as it's very busy

6. Cycle / Walk to Famous Grouse Distillery (about 1 mile away) Scottish oldest distillery, there is a great tour, easy on the whiskey! you'll fall off your bike on the way home. There is a nice walk over the Knock (the hill in Crieff) where the Crieff Hydro is, down the other side to the The Famous Grouse and then you can walk around the river Earn back to Crieff

7. Hang out in MaCrosty Park and Taylor Park, down by the river, lovely parks for a picnic

8. Get the bus to Comrie, cute village next to Crieff (you can cycle there as well, take the back road, its quieter and more scenic. Go for a coffee/lunch in the Royal Hotel in Comrie. Cycle/Drive up to the WW2 Prisoner of War camp, very usually place, but worth a visit.

9. Cycle/ Drive over to Gleneagles Hotel (home of the Ryder Cup in 2014), 5 star world famous hotel, wonderful ESPA spa and restaurants which the public can use. If you want to push the boat out, go to Andrew Fairleys Restaurant (Scotlands only 2 Micheln star restaurant) - you will definitely need to book in advance and bring lots of cash!. Taxi will be about £10 each way, posh clothes required!! great experience.

10. Cycle / Drive to Drummond Gardens just outside Crieff, very impressive gardens, there is a very cool tree-lined long driveway up to the castle.

I hope you like the list and enjoy your time in Crieff. John

More Details

john burke
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About john burke

We brought the Church Tower 8 years old, as we love the outdoors, and it is a real escape for the fast lane. We live in Ireland most of the time, but try to get to Crieff every month if we can, we love the seasons and changes in colour in the trees. I hope you like to come and stay at the Tower sometime.

john burke purchased this castle in 2007

Why john burke chose Crieff

We fell in love with the Church Tower, the views and the people in Crieff.

What makes this castle unique

Great restaurants nearby, Yann's an excellent French restaurant and Delivinos is great for lunch. Wonderful walks from Tower, and great location for touring the Highlands of Scotland

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Stylish, comfortable and memorable"

We spent a long weekend meeting up as a family of 6 adults in Crieff at St Ninians Tower. The accommodation was ideal. Very stylish property with lots of quirky character providing everyone with space to relax. Cosy and comfortable with fabulous views. If you are looking for a three bedroom property in Crieff, I would be happy to recommend this property. p.s. if eating out - highly recommend Yann's and Barley Bree. Both great atmosphere and beautiful food.

"Fun flat on two levels, very well appointed, with great view fro"

We were 3 couples staying over a long weekend. Unusual, fun, first floor flat on 2 levels linked by the tower staircase. Each couple had own bathroom - luxury! Very well appointed and comfortable, with quality cutlery and crockery. Efficient gas central heating. Good service from John when we encountered a toilet cistern problem. Easy access to town and local walks

The Tower apartment is a great place to spend a family break
Jan 2013
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Crieff is 1 hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh airport


In the town of Crieff, with walking distance of some excellent restaurants

Further Details:

Superb location to explore "The Tree Country" of Perthshire, and to base yourself for a tour of Scotland


Crieff Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Wetroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Wetroom
  • 3 bathrooms, 2 of which are wetrooms with underfloor heating. 1 bath in the family bathroom. Luxury porcelain tiling throughout.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6-8 (3 Bedrooms plus sofabed) Notes on bedrooms: 2 Double bedroom ensuite bathrooms, 1 twin room, 1 sofa bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Outside: Outside balcony with wonderful views over the hills. Just minutes from the town park, with excellent kids playground Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality Egyptian cotton bedlinen, towels and bathrobes (all from The White Company) All towels, bedlinen and bathrooms are included in the price. Other: Cinema Room with 41" TV with SKY TV, DVD, sofa & chairs. Stunning top of tower seating area, with stunning views around


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Church Tower Conversion With Stunning Views
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

A unique, stunning property with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the church tower.

This was our central point for exploring Stirling, St Andrews and the highlands and it was so nice coming home to this wonderful apartment.

It was truly a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful. Centrally located. Crieff is a beautiful town and the flat was within walking distance to downtown. We loved staying at Church Tower. Everything was beautiful. Everyone's favorite room was the bell tower.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen thanks so much for such a lovely review! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. John
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Wonderfully unique

  • 5 of 5

A well equipped and unique flat in a former church, with the bonus of having access to the former belfry which has two club chairs and wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. The Town of Crieff is well situated for day trips out into the surrounding area. The town centre is only a few minutes walk, and has a fabulous specialty food store. This accomodation is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dan I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for for taking the time to write the review. Hopefully see you back in Crieff some day soon. Regards John
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The apartment is every bit as good as it looks on the website an excellent base to explore the area

  • 5 of 5

Luxurious and spacious apartment with all the facilities you need and more. Interesting layout provides communal spaces and quieter areas to relax or admire the landscape. All the amenities advertised were provided and check in was friendly and informative. The location provides an excellent base to explore the local area, including the town and surrounding dramatic countryside. We would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to holiday in this area as we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Roy thanks for such a nice review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Safe travels John
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in Crieff. The accommodation in the Church Tower Conversion was very clean with spectacular views.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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stunning describes it well

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6: 2 grandparents, a teenage granddaughter, an 11 year-old grandson, and their parents. ALL of us loved the tower. We found the various nooks and seating arrangements delightful, affording us time together or apart. The views are, of course, amazing. We've stayed together previously in villas and homes in other countries, but the tower was unique. The 11 year old - not usually impressed by accommodations - said it was "terrific." Emelia, who takes care of guests, was friendly and helpful and made sure we could contact her at any time. The recommendations for restaurants were excellent. Grandmother is a self-proclaimed food snob and she was pleased to find such superb quality in the near-by restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kendra, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time staying at the Church Tower and fab restaurants nearby! Many thanks for staying with us, and hopefully see you soon again in future. John
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $66.73

Booking Notes:
Payment can be made by bank transfer, credit card (3% fee) and debit card. 20% deposit at the time of booking to secure the booking, with the balance payable 1 month before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Usually Saturday to Saturday changeovers in peak season, but flexible any other dates in the year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.