Thistle House Guest House

Saint Catherines



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  • Wi-Fi

  • Breakfast

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About the hotel


Optional fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Check-in Instructions

  • Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
  • Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
  • Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
  • This property accepts Visa and Mastercard

Check-in Special Instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Minimum Age


You need to know

  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Social distancing measures are in place.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).


General description

Situated in a scenic wooded garden, Thistle House Guest House overlooks Loch Fyne to Inveraray and its famous castle. Free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking are provided in this spacious Victorian country house.Views of Loch Fyne or the garden are featured in each room at Thistle House, as well as a flat-screen TV, en suite bathroom and a hospitality tray. Rooms are individually named after local clans of the surrounding west coast of Scotland.A full Scottish breakfast is served in the dining room, which overlooks the loch and Inveraray. Lighter options are also available and all produce is locally sourced. Guests can also relax in the lounge which features a log fire, and a selection of books and information on the local area.The town of Inveraray is just a 25-minute drive and features an 18th-century castle and a Maritime Heritage Museum. Quad biking, archery and clay shooting can be enjoyed in Blairmore, which is just under 40 minutes by car.


Located in Cairndow, Thistle House Guest House is in a national park, a 1-minute drive from Loch Fyne and 8 minutes from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. This guesthouse is 9.9 mi (16 km) from Loch Goil and 14.2 mi (22.8 km) from Carrick Castle.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Loch Fyne - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Ardkinglas Woodland Garden - 8.7 km / 5.4 mi
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park - 9.2 km / 5.7 mi
Loch Goil - 16 km / 9.9 mi
Old Castle Lachlan - 18.3 km / 11.4 mi
Dunans Castle - 21 km / 13 mi
Carrick Castle - 22.8 km / 14.2 mi
Loch Long - 24.5 km / 15.3 mi
Benmore Botanic Garden - 25.4 km / 15.8 mi
Arctic Penguin - 26.1 km / 16.2 mi
Inveraray Jail - 26.2 km / 16.3 mi
Inveraray Castle - 26.7 km / 16.6 mi
Holy Loch Marina - 31.6 km / 19.6 mi
Cowal Golf Club - 35 km / 21.8 mi
Loch Lomond - 35.1 km / 21.8 mi


A complimentary full breakfast is included.


Make yourself at home in one of the 5 guestrooms featuring DVD players. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers, housekeeping is provided daily, and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Business, and other amenities

The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.


The property is closed between November 1 and March 31.

Hotel Amenities

  • Wi-Fi

  • Front desk

  • Parking


Internet Access
  • Wi-Fi
Front desk services
  • Front desk
Food & drink
  • Breakfast
Parking & transportation
  • Parking
  • Does Thistle House Guest House offer free breakfast?

    No, Thistle House Guest House does not offer complimentary breakfast. It is available at a surcharge.

  • Does Thistle House Guest House have non-smoking rooms

    No, Thistle House Guest House doesn't have non-smoking rooms.

  • Does Thistle House Guest House provide a shuttle service?

    No, Please contact the hotel for more information.

  • Does Thistle House Guest House have a swimming pool?

    No, Thistle House Guest House does not have a swimming pool.

  • Does Thistle House Guest House have free Wi-Fi?

    No, Thistle House Guest House does not offer free Wi-Fi.

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