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Craigard House Hotel

A History...

Completed in 1882, in the Italianate style popular at the time, Craigard House was the home of a local Whisky Distiller, William McKersie.

He and his brother, owner of a rival distillery, vied with one another to create the finest house in Campbeltown. This next commission of the architect, Henry Clifford, was Auchinlee, a large property still to be found in High Askomil, on the road to Carradale. There are several other prominent buildings, locally, by the same Architect. Craigard Old Image
Craigard House remained in the same family until 1942  when it was purchased by the local Council to become a Maternity Home.  It was used for this purpose until 1973, with the majority of the local people in that age group having been born here. Craigard Old Image 2
'Babies of Craigard' and 'Mothers of Craigard' Record Books are prominently displayed in Reception, to enable people to register their birth – or labour. In fact, since we opened in 1997, over 1000 'babies' and numerous 'Mums' have signed in.  Doctors and Midwives also have a section devoted to staff of the facility.  Fathers, however, have no such record – by common consent of the local Mothers!

Following its closure as a Maternity Home in 1973, the house was divided into two flats.  Then, having fallen into disrepair,  Craigard House was purchased at Auction in 1996, in a semi-derelict condition.  Since then it has been lovingly brought to new life as an Hotel.  In 1997 it opened with just four rooms, to be increased to eight in 1998.  Craigard House Hotel's popularity then increased to such an extent that it became vital to add new accommodation and facilities – with three new rooms and a laundry wing being completed in 2005.  However, this expansion was still insufficient to cope with demand, and two further bedrooms were added in May 2006. 

Recent developments such as wireless internet access, along with a discrete guest PC; the compass patio overlooking the balustrade of the Old Coachhouse; and the extensive new car parking facilities, have further improved the amenities for guests.

The old stable has now been completely revitalised as a beautiful new front sea view  double bedroom.  Now you can literally stay 'Away in a Manger'!!

Current plans include the development of further family bedrooms; a bar area in the Old Coachhouse; enhanced washroom facilities; a meeting and small conference area; and an ambitious project to increase the Restaurant and kitchen space - to cope with the increasing popularity of Craigard's succulent brand of local cuisine. Craigard Sketch Image

May 2012 - Craigard House Hotel was awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2012 from Trip Advisor. We were delighted to receive this accolade and are very grateful to all the guests who voted for us.

May 2013 - Craigard House Hotel was awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2013 from Trip Advisor. We were delighted to receive this accolade for the second year in succession and are very grateful to all the guests who voted for us.

May 2014 - We are delighted to be asked by Springbank Distillers to host a dinner and whisky tasting for the 10th Birthday Celebration for Glengyle Distillery. A super menu featuring local produce – and with a quirky alcoholic flavour! See 'Menus' section.

Dec 2015 – Visit Scotland awarded Craigard House a 'Taste our Best' Award for being passionate about delivering a quality dining experience.

Jan 2016 – Late Rooms awarded us 'You're Top Rated' award  in the LateRooms.com's Simply the Guest Awards; the UK's only hotel awards based purely on genuine guest reviews.

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