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.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Thistle House Guest House has been welcoming guests since 16 Jul 2012.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


When would you like to stay at Thistle House Guest House?

Sorry, reservations for more than 90 nights are not possible.

Please enter your dates to check availability.

Your departure date is invalid.

Check-in date
Check-out date
Approximate prices in GBP for a 1-night stay
Loading dates...
Sleeps Accommodation Type Price
Max adults: 2
Double Room
  • 1 large double bed
Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Max adults: 3
Deluxe Triple Suite
  • 1 single bed and
  • 1 large double bed
Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Max adults: 2
Deluxe King Room
  • 1 large double bed
Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Lock in a great price for your upcoming stay

Get instant confirmation with FREE cancellation on most rooms!

4 reasons to choose Thistle House Guest House

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English

Hosted by the Edwards family

Host review score

the Edwards family
Thistle House is a traditional period property with individually designed rooms and modern ensuite bathrooms. It is located on the East shore of Loch Fyne with uninterrupted views across the Loch to Inveraray Castle. The property sits in 2 acres of wrap around wooded gardens attracting many beautiful birds, red squirrels, and pine Martens, and in the summer you can sit amongst the shrubs and flowers contemplating the peace and tranquillity away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. In the evenings the sunsets are spectacular with the light reflecting off the water. As there is very little light pollution the sky at night can also be amazing.
Having moved home to Scotland after many years in England we are very pleased to welcome you to our little slice of heaven overlooking Loch Fyne. We hope, like us, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery, the wildlife, the every changing weather (it does rain sometimes), and the wonderful food. The list is endless. We came for the weekend, found Thistle House was for sale and never made it home.
The neighbourhood is very quiet and unspoilt and perfectly positioned to visit many interesting places in Argyll and the surrounding areas. There are many wonderful walks (take your pick of hills, pine forests, and waterfalls)and interesting beaches all within easy reach. There are of course castles too if you are interested in history including Inverary Castle (1m directly across the loch and 20 miles by road). There are many great places to eat showcasing the best local produce from land and sea to suit all tastes or if you are a "foodie" maybe even enjoy the challenge of a different one every night, from simple sandwiches to fine dining and variations in between.
Languages spoken: English,French
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Inveraray Castle
    2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Creggans Inn
    4 miles
  • Restaurant The Stagecoach Inn
    7 miles
  • Restaurant Inver Restaurant
    12 miles
  • Cafe/bar Loch Fine Oyster Bar and Deli
    12 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Loch Fyne
    0 miles
  • Lake Loch Eck
    6 miles
  • Lake Loch Lomond
    26 miles
Closest airports
  • Oban Airport
    21.9 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    33.8 miles
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport
    52.2 miles
Facilities of Thistle House Guest House
  • Toilet paper
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • Sea view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secured parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Packed lunches
  • Room service
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Thistle House Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!


16:00 - 19:00


10:00 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Bankcard Thistle House Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply. Learn more.

FAQs about Thistle House Guest House

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Thistle House Guest House by:

    • Car 1h 20min

  • Thistle House Guest House is 500 yards from the centre of Saint Catherines.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Thistle House Guest House (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Thistle House Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Guests staying at Thistle House Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free
      • Buffet

    • The prices at Thistle House Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Yes, Thistle House Guest House is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Check-in at Thistle House Guest House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:30.