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john burke

Member since: 2013
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Church Tower Conversion With Stunning Views

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Crieff holiday castle

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.

  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
john burke (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks english

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 Perthshire

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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based on 4 traveller reviews

Church Tower Conversion With Stunning Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Great property and location to base your Scotish exploration.

  • 5 of 5

John's apartment was ideal for my family of five adults with three bedrooms and bathrooms. The apartment was clean and beautifully appointed. We used this as a base to travel through the area but it could easily been used to relax and enjoy Crieff. It was very comfortable for my family and gave everyone space when needed. The tower area was a favorite place to sneak away.

I was not sure how the apartment was laid out from the pictures. It is located up two flights of stairs. The bedrooms are all on the first floor along with the bathrooms. Two bathrooms are "wet" rooms and for an American it took some getting accustomed to showering without an I closed area. Make sure you move anything that should not get wet. Personally I was not a big fan but when in Rome... There is a winding staircase that leads to the second level which contains the family room, dinning area and kitchen. There is a nice balcony on this level as well along with a small TV viewing area. The staircase also leads to the tower area with fantastic views of the surrounding area.

We did have an issue with the water heating system on our first day but we were able to fix it by going onto the Internet and adjusted the pressure to get the water circulating. They also had a plumber stop by later and we had no problems afterwards. Crieff is a quite town and closes early. There is a grocery store a few blocks south and twice we bought snacks and wine which we enjoyed back at the apartment.

For Americans coming for a stay realize that you will need to bring shampoo and bar soap. Also, we never had washcloths. The beds all come with comforters but no single sheet. We ran into some warm days and the comforter was too much. But this was the same everywhere we stayed. Just different than what you find in the states. Nothing negative just different.

I would highly recommend this property and it was delightful working with John. It really is a beautiful property.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kevin, it was a pleasure to host you and your friends, delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Church Tower, and hopefully see you back again some day soon. John
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  • 5 of 5

Church Tower was amazing.... It was clean, comfortable and unique. The location was perfect for middle Scotland exploration, we loved starting our day with a hot beverage in the tower watching the sun rise and in the evening enjoying a glass of wine on the deck watching the sun set. During our 6 week European trip, Church Tower was the one location that we want to want to return to. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a really great time this week. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome when shown around and had flowers on the table with a complementary bottle of wine. The only reason I have put 4 star is because the floor made a lot of noise when you walk on it and there was not ant broom to sweep up when our daughter made a mess we could only find a hand brush which meant getting down on our hands and knees to clear it up. Apart from this we would happily use them again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Eine ganz besonders schöne, gemütliche und aussergewöhnliche Wohnung

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns von der ersten Minute an wohl gefühlt. Wunderschön und gemütlich eingerichtet mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail. Perfekt gelegen um Tagestouren in alle möglichen Richtungen zu unternehmen. Großer Supermarkt Co -oprerative in 5 min. zu Fuß zu erreichen. Haben auch den Ausblick vom Turm aus sehr genossen und die schöne Loggia.

Es standen sogar frische Blumen auf dem Tisch.

Kommen gerne wieder! Vielen Dank!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Crieff, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
29 Aug 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$80

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Crieff, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
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 enclosure , Wetroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , 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 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • 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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • 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