WHAT TIME CAN WE ARRIVE?

We'll be ready to welcome you anytime after 4.30pm on your arrival day.
 

IS THERE PLENTY OF CAR PARKING?

Yes there is plenty of space to park cars. 
 

CAN WE BOOK A TAXI TO CREAR?

Taxis and transfers must be booked in advance.
Ubers have yet to hit this part of Scotland! 

 

IS THERE WI-FI AND MOBILE COVERAGE?

Our Wi-Fi is extremely limited so cannot stream music or films. We also have limited mobile coverage. A landline is provided for your use.
 

CAN WE ARRIVE BY HELICOPTER AND LAND AT CREAR

Yes - check out Crear co-ordinates for details

postal address

CAN WE SEND ITEMS BY COURIER PRIOR TO ARRIVAL?

You're welcome to send items prior to your arrival however we ask that it is as close to your own arrival date as possible.
We're unable to unpack anything sent on your behalf.
Please send with the date of your wedding clearly marked to
Crear, Kilberry, by Tarbert, Argyll PA29 6YD

 

CAN WE HAVE A COURIER COLLECT ITEMS FROM CREAR AFTER OUR WEDDING?

Anything that requires collection by courier, please bring to the Glasgow Office at 27 Woodside Place, Glasgow G3 7QL and arrange to have uplifted from there.
We regret it is not logisticably feasible to arrange courier collection from Crear in Argyll.

 

LOST PROPERTY

Please email Housekeeper@crear.co.uk with a description of your items left behind.
Once the postage is paid for, we'll send by Royal Mail directly.
Crear will dispose of any unclaimed items within twenty eight days.

 

CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANYONE TO DO HAIR AND MAKE-UP?

Yes we have a list of recommended suppliers who'll come to Crear on your wedding day.
 

DO YOU HAVE IRONING BOARDS AND A STEAMER?

Just ask if you need a hand held steamer.
Irons and ironing boards are provided.
Please note that the water at Crear has a natural peaty colour so distilled water is provided to prevent staining.
 
 

DO YOU HAVE HAIR DRYERS?

Yes
 

CAN WE HELP WITH YOUR DRESS GETTING READY?

Yes! We'd be delighted to help with buttons and bows. Just ask.

DO YOU HAVE HIGH CHAIRS WE CAN USE?

Yes - just let us know!
 

DO YOU HAVE COTS?

We have pop up travel cots for babies. Please bring your own bedding.
 

DO YOU HAVE ANY DETAILS FOR CHILDMINDING DURING THE WEDDING?

We currently are unable to recommend any local childminding services. 

 

living space

CREAR BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS

Crear has six individual bedrooms, all with en-suite bath or shower rooms. 
Arran Kingsize bed with bathroom
Gigha Superking bed with bathroom
Cara Bunk bed with bathroom
Islay Twin beds with bathroom
Jura Superking bed with shower
Mull Emperor bed with shower
 
There are two additional WCs and a shower room. 

Each bathroom has its own hot water tank.

 

ARE THE DUVETS AND PILLOWS FEATHER FREE?

All duvets and pillows are feather free. The sheets are 100% cotton.
 

SHAMPOO AND SOAP

Please bring your own shampoo and body soap. Liquid hand soap is provided.
 


TOWELS

We have plenty of towels - if more are needed, you just have to ask! 
 

IS THERE A SAFE FOR VALUABLES?

We don't have a safe however we'd be happy to lock anything away on your behalf if required.
 

HOW MANY CAN SIT AT THE LONG TABLE IN THE LIVING ROOM?

Eighteen can easily fit around the oak dining table in the living room - twenty at a wee squeeze.
 

guest kitchen

WHAT DOES THE GUEST KITCHEN HAVE TO SELF CATER?

The Crear Guest Kitchen has a three oven Lacanche range with five gas burners, one gas and two electric ovens.
Two large Leibherr fridges are also in the kitchen plus a large Dualit toaster for six slices, kettles, microwave and all the pots and pans you need.
Additional fridge and freezer space is available. 


 

IS THERE ENOUGH FRIDGE AND FREEZER SPACE FOR EVERYTHING?

We have plenty of storage space for your wines, beers and all your own food stuffs for self catering! 
 

studio space

HOW BIG IS THE STUDIO?

The studio is 18m x 10m with five beams across with a 2.5m drop
 

WHAT SIZE ARE THE TRESTLE TABLES?

The rectangular trestle tables are 1.8m long x 76cm wide and can be made into squares seating 3 guests on each side
 

WHAT SIZE ARE THE ROUND TABLES?

The circular tables are 1.5 m in diameter seating up to 8 guests
 

HOW DO THE SPEAKERS IN THE STUDIO WORK?

The speakers in the studio connect with Bluetooth. There is a speaker in each corner of the room.
 

CAN THE SPEAKERS BE USED OUTSIDE FOR OUR CEREMONY?

The speakers in the studio are fixed to the walls in all four corners of the room. They cannot be taken outside and the sound doesn't travel.
If you wish to have music out side for your ceremony please bring a mobile speaker with you.

 

DO WE NEED BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR OUR DRINKS RECEPTION OR OUR WEDDING MEAL?

The acoustics at Crear are very lively so your guests enjoyment of the day will fill the space with chatter. For smaller weddings a string quartet is certainly an amazing extra for your guests to enjoy however over a certain number, their beautiful music will be drowned out.
During your wedding meal, as lovers of music and food, it's an insult to both the musician and the chef! 

 

barn

THE ORIGINAL CREAR HOUSE

The Original Crear House - a rustic and romantic space, lit by twinkly fairy lights, that can seat up to 40 for your wedding ceremony.
It is accessed via the studio. There are also doors going outside either side.
The space can also be used as a wonderful backdrop for your photos and also an area for serving champagne during a summer reception.
The Barn does not have heating.
The Barn does not have sound speakers.

 

wheelchair

While we'd love to be able to offer full access for all, given the age of the building and the surroundings, it is unfortunately not realistic.
A ramp at the rear of the house allows wheelchair access for those unable to stand.
There is a bathroom on the same level as the studio.
Barnlongart House has full disabled access with a large wet room. A district nurse can attend with advance notice.

 

CAN DOGS COME TOO?

Two well behaved dogs are very welcome and must be confirmed in advance.
Please note that Crear is a working sheepfarm and so they must be kept on a lead at all times. 

 

WHAT TIME SHOULD OUR GUESTS ARRIVE BY OUR WEDDING BUS FOR THE CEREMONY?

West Coast Motors will send you a timetable based on where your guests are staying and the time and place of your marriage ceremony. When your guests arrive, your ceremony starts.
 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WALK TO THE BEACH?

 Walking to the beach from both Crear House and Caisealrag Cottage takes ten minutes. However everything takes longer on your wedding day!
There is an access track to allow vehicles weather permitting from the main road to the shore line.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

We always hope for the best and plan for the worst, so you only decide on the day where your ceremony is to be held if your plans are weather dependant.
Crear BYOB means bring your own brollie!

 

WHAT FOOTWEAR SHOULD I BRING?

For beach weddings, bring sturdy footwear to walk down to the shore. You can pop on your heels for the photos!
Please also ask your guests to bring flat shoes to dance in as at all the best parties, glasses get broken.

 

WHAT TUNES CAN THE PIPER PLAY?

Your Highland Piper will play a selection of traditional wedding piping tunes. Just ask on the day if you have any specific requests. Younger guests may enjoy a rendition on the Pipes of 'The Wheels on the Bus.'
 

CAN WE THROW CONFETTI?

We love confetti and natural petals or lavender are welcome.
Anything else not only is not great for the environment, it can cause staining and also create a slip hazard!
Blooming Wild Crear Flowers would be delighted to provide you with all you need for the ultimate 'confetti' photograph! 
 

CASH OR CARD AT THE BAR?

Both welcome! 
 

fireworks

SPARKLERS AND FIREWORKS

We LOVE fireworks however the livestock around and about are not always so keen. Just check with us prior to booking a professional display.
Please note during the summer months it is light until 11pm.
Sparklers are welcome however only outside. Our fire safety alarm is triggered if you have them inside!