Nigel and Stella warmly welcome you to Galvelbeg House, a high quality family run guesthouse offering Bed and Breakfast or self-catering accommodation in Crieff, Scotland. It is situated on the east side of Crieff on the main Perth Road.
The house enjoys uninterrupted views of the Ochil Hills and Strathearn Valley. The town centre is only a few minutes' walk away and has an interesting selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Built in 1894 and restored in 1992, Galvelbeg House has a warm and friendly atmosphere which puts guests at ease with the surroundings and makes for a comfortable stay. Whether your stay is overnight or longer, you are sure to enjoy this beautiful house in Crieff.
Galvelbeg House has 5 letting rooms in total, two double rooms, two twin-bedded rooms and a family room. Each room is fully double glazed, has a TV and a hairdryer. There is also a welcome tray consisting of a selection of teas, coffee & hot chocolate with some delicious home baking. All rooms have free Wi-Fi internet access.
A full Perthshire breakfast is included in all room rates. There is off road parking for cars and secure storage for cycles. Guests are encouraged to make use of our south facing garden with seating, tables and BBQ facilities available on request.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Room 1 - Twin Room (En-suite)
Situated to the front of the house, this room has dual aspect windows offering views to the north and west. Fully en-suite
Room 2 - Family/Double Room (En-suite)
Situated to the rear of the house this room has dual aspect windows with panoramic views to the Ochils. The accommodation in this room consists of a double bed and one single. An additional single bed can be made up for groups of 4 people. (Please use our enquiry form) Fully en-suite.
Room 3 - Double Room (Private Bathroom)
Situated to the rear of the house with panoramic view to the Ochils. This room has an ensuite shower & wash basin with private WC along the corridor (Bathrobe provided) with exclusive use.
Room 4 - Double Room (En-suite)
Situated to the rear of the house this larger room has panoramic views to the Ochils. Fully en-suite.
Room 5 - Twin Room (En-suite)
Situated to the front of the house, this room has views to the north. Fully en-suite
The apartment is totally self-contained from the main house and includes a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and over bath shower, a fully fitted modern dining kitchen, additional downstairs WC and a lounge with TV and CD player.
In the lounge there is a modern double fully sprung sofa bed which quickly converts into extra sleeping accommodation.
To the rear of the property is the apartment’s own entrance and small private south facing outdoor seating area.
For week-long lets the apartment has a complimentary welcome basket of local produce to get you started.
If requested we can carry out a full shop for you from the local supermarket so you can arrive and get straight into holiday mode.
There is off main road parking for one car.
Prices include all hot water, electricity, heating charges and free Wi-Fi.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
One well-behaved dog is permitted.
Breakfast at Galvelbeg House
Here at Galvelbeg we like to use good quality locally sourced ingredients and support the local economy.
A Perthshire Breakfast makes the most of this natural bounty and consists of at least 50% of locally sourced, seasonal produce – a delicious and memorable start to your day.
As well as the usual range of toast, home-made jams & preserves (even Marmite!) we offer a good selection of cereals and home-made granola along with fruit, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt & fruit juices.
For a more substantial breakfast why not try one of our hot options? We would appreciate if guests could choose what they would like the night before so that we have minimal wastage and your breakfast can be freshly cooked for you in the morning.
- Full Perthshire breakfast consisting of sausage, bacon, fried, poached or scrambled eggs, tomatoes or baked beans, mushrooms, black pudding and haggis
- Creamy scrambled eggs, with Scottish smoked salmon served on toasted muffins
- Creamy scrambled eggs, with streaky bacon served on toasted muffins
- Traditional porridge served with a generous helping of our home-made fruit compote
- We also cater for vegetarians as well as those with special dietary requirements, such as gluten free - please let us know in advance.
Breakfast is served in the Dining Room from 8.00am to 9.00am. Early or late breakfasts can be arranged with prior notice.
Things to Do
Situated at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands there is always plenty to do in and around Crieff.
At the heart of the Strathearn valley where the lowlands meet the highlands walking opportunities are varied and abundant. These range from low level walks through woodland and beside rivers to more serious walking taking in some Munros. Advice and information on suitable walks is available from Nigel on request. Alternatively there are plenty of walks on the Walk Highlands website. As well as a hearty breakfast to get you started, we can provide a packed lunch and flask filling service. In the unlikely (!) event of inclement weather we can provide drying facilities.
Rings of Breadalbane
The Rings of Breadalbane are routes for walking, road cycling and trail biking, along with guides to golf and angling, that allow you to explore our beautiful area of Scotland.
Follow these trails, and you'll soon be taking in our glorious lochs, picturesque small towns and villages and fertile valleys - a real discovery of "Bràghaid Alban", the High Ground of Scotland, which gives Breadalbane its name.
Crieff is the perfect base for golfers, having a beautiful course of its own with first class facilities. It is only a short drive to Gleneagles, where all three courses are World class. The PGA centenary course was the venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup.
There are also courses at Auchterarder, Comrie, Muthill and St Fillans which are in superb condition and would be a test for any golfer and a bit easier on the wallet.
St Andrews and the many Fife links are an hour at most from Crieff for those who want to mix the beauty of the Perthshire courses with some traditional links golf.
There are many cycle routes in and around Crieff from road cycling to challenging mountain bike tracks. Here at Galvelbeg House we are part of the Cyclists Welcome scheme and provide washing facilities and secure storage for your bikes. For more information on mountain bike routes and bike hire visit Comrie Croft Bikes. Have a look here if you want specific routes for Cycling in Perthshire.
Perthshire is well known for the great fishing available. When you are in the area then contact Crieff Angling Club to fish on the River Earn or at Drummond Loch. Also in the Ochil Hills is a 250 acre reservoir on the Gleneagles Estate, with fly fishing through Frandy Fishery or the Glensherup fishery which is a 29 acre loch set in spectacular scenery in the Perthshire hills. At Glensherup, it is easy to imagine being in the Highlands of Scotland at this scenic fishery.
Just a short distance from Galvelbeg House is the Crieff Hydro Riding Centre. Here, horse riding enthusiasts of all ages and ability are welcomed - whether you've never even met a horse, let alone sat on one or are a returning rider ready to sharpen your skills on the saddle, we're here to help you have fun!
Scenic Road Journeys
If you want to take in more of Perthshire's glorious scenery then why not take to the open road. For the motorcyclists and classic car enthusiasts then the winding roads taking in hills, pretty villages, lochs and rivers are the way to go. Don't forget to call in to The Green Welly Stop at Tyndrum for all your refueling needs! See the links below for more information or just get the map out and plan your own route...
Whether you are a newcomer to geocaching or experienced there are over 60 caches within 5 miles of Galvelbeg House.
Knockhill Racing Circuit
Over 40 years as Scotland’s National Motorsport Centre and host to the UK’s top televised motorsport car and bike events. Knockhill is a truly versatile venue and the perfect choice for all events including corporate days, Team Building, Karting, Trackdays and exciting driving experiences.
If you want to try learning a new skill than what about Bushcraft or Fly Fishing courses at Do It Outdoors, based at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre? For those with a head for heights and ready to try something a little more daring then sign up for a Skydiving course at Skydive Strathallan, Auchterarder who provide beginners courses with tandem skydiving as well as first time solo parachute jumps.