PERTHSHIRE has a reputation for its beauty from serene glens to lush forests, making it a beautiful place for a weekend getaway, romantic break or simply some time to yourself. With that in mind, how about a summer jaunt to one of these 10 hotels in Perth and Kinross from the Good Hotel Guide?
Craigatin House and Courtyard, Pitlochry
An award winning B&B, Craigatin House and Courtyard is within easy reach of one of Scotland’s most celebrated distilleries, inviting you in with a warm greeting to stay in either the converted stables or the main house. It enjoys contemporary design inside but still maintains lots of original features, and the food is simply delightful.
Dalshian House, Pitlochry
Surrounding woodlands mean that Dalshian House is blessed with a wealth of nature so when you visit keep an eye out for red squirrels and rabbits as you wander around the garden. A beautiful 18th century house, it is smart and welcoming with beautifully prepared food. At breakfast for example you can help yourself to vanilla-scented pears, cinnamon-dusted berry compote, Earl Grey-infused figs, home-baked marmalade muffins; and porridge with a nip of local Edradour whisky.
Barley Bree, Muthill
Efficient and friendly staff are one of the key features of this hotel, a 19th century coaching inn in a conservation village. The French owner and chef ensures food is marvellous, while his Scottish wife is a wine expert making for a perfect pairing. The whole place has a convivial atmosphere, that’s cosy and inviting.
Moor of Rannoch Hotel, Perth and Kinross
A place to stop and watch the world go by, Moor of Rannoch Hotel is a warm and welcoming hotel set amidst captivating scenery. Intimate and peaceful, co owner Stephanie is the talented chef making homemade tattle scones at breakfast and beautiful meals following the slow food movement in the evening.
In a conservation village teeming with red squirrels and pheasants, Riverwood is a place to simply chill out. A B&B run by attentive hots, it is surrounded by beautiful gardens that stretch to the River Tay, while inside the spacious bedrooms have an arty feel to them. Slippers are provided, which is a nice touch, and they serve three-course dinners by candlelight on selected nights each week.
East Haugh House, Pitlochry
Giving it a romantic twist, East Haugh House is a turreted 17th century house that sits in large grounds framed by the river Tummel and the river Tay. Belonging to the McGown family, service is cheery and thoughtful, with tartan rugs and bedrooms supplied with home-baked shortbread and fresh milk. Each room is different – one with a peat fire, another with a four poster bed, and outside there’s plenty to do as anglers have use of the fishing lodge complete with a barbecue, and stalking can be arranged at nearby estates.
Sunbank House, Perth
A Victorian furnished house on the outskirts of Perth, Sunbank House is the ideal place to stay if you want to explore the culture of the city but have the opportunity to escape to somewhere peaceful as well. The house is a sociable environment with drinks served in a fire lit lounge before uncomplicated, Italian-inflected dinners. If you’re heading out for the day, packed lunches and picnics are also available on request.
Pine Trees, Pitlochry
Roe deer roam the grounds and children play in the garden at Pine Trees, a Victorian mansion set into a hillside which, unsurprisingly, is furnished with pine trees. Scottish influences pervade meals and a host of single malt whiskies can be enjoyed in one of three lounges complete with log fires. The hotel has 29 bedrooms, but three of those are in an annexe called The Coach House which is ideal for families looking for more space.
Tigh na Leigh, Alyth
A friendly guest house set in a pretty garden, Tigh na Leigh is a stone-built Victorian villa that was once a doctor’s home. Owners Chris and Bettina Black are a treasure trove of knowledge when it comes to things to do in the surrounding area, and if you head out for the day don’t forget to ask about a packed lunch or a gourmet picnic hamper to take with you.
Creagan House, Strathyre
A 17th century farmhouse, Creagan House is a B&B where everything from the shortbread to the decoration is done to perfection. The host’s lively energy is infectious and the views are the stuff that paintings are made of. Wake up to the sound of birdsong and tuck into creamy scrambled eggs first thing.
From a selection of hotels in Scotland from the Good Hotel Guide.