Craigbank is a friendly family-run guesthouse, nestling near the foot of mighty Ben More, and ideally situated in the centre of Crianlarich village - close to all amenities including the train station, bus stop, general store/post office and restaurants. The River Fillan is also within walking distance. The house, which dates from the late 1800s, has been recently refurbished by the new owners and has been sympathetically modernised throughout.
In addition to 6 en-suite bedrooms and a bunkroom, all with tea/coffee-making facilities and TV, ‘Craigbank’ boasts a breakfast conservatory, residents’ lounge with wood-burning stove, laundry facilities and private off-road parking. There is also a garden open to residents which has fantastic views of the surrounding hills.
Crianlarich & Surrounding Areas
Crianlarich is on the edge of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, an area of outstanding beauty and a haven for wildlife. It offers the perfect base for exploring some of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs and glens as well as being within easy reach of Scotland’s vibrant cities, historic burghs, stunning viewpoints and tranquil isles. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Glencoe, Fort William, Perth, Arrochar and Oban (Ferries to Mull & Iona) are all within reasonable travelling distance.
Crianlarich is an important stop on the West Highland Railway line, now considered to be one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. At Crianlarich the train divides, one section goes to Oban and the other to Fort William and Mallaig. The train journey to Mallaig passes over the famous ’Horseshoe Bend’, instantly recognisable by its appearance in the Harry Potter films.
Crianlarich is also on the famous West Highland Way, a 95 mile walking route from Glasgow to Fort William through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. It is also ideally situated for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, pony trekking and golfing- with nearby courses in Dalmally and Killin. For keen munro baggers, Crianlarich is surrounded by several mountains over 3000 feet (1000 metres), some of them within walking distance of Craigbank itself. The most renowned being Ben More and Stobbinian which are popular with experienced climbers at all times of year, particularly winter when these majestic peaks capped by snow are arguably at their most beautiful but also their most challenging.
We are also happy to take dogs but please inform us in advance as only certain rooms are suitable.