The list of notable former guests who have stayed at Ballathie House over the years is pretty impressive. From Russian nobility to the future Edward VIII, some serious blue blood has passed over the threshold since the house was built in the 1880s.
Now a privately owned country house hotel, you don’t need a mention in Burke’s Peerage to gain access – just an appreciation of luxurious surroundings and a tranquil country setting on the banks of the river Tay in Perthshire.
This lovely Big Deal is for an overnight stay in a fantastic classic room for two people in the award-winning Ballathie Country House Hotel. A full Scottish breakfast is included as is a bottle of quality wine in your room on arrival.
Recently refurbished, the bedrooms at Ballathie are rather spectacular. Each bedroom’s period features are matched by sensitively introduced modern touches: trouser press, hairdryer, telephone, freeview television, wireless internet access, tea and coffee.
Of course, each room has an outstanding bathroom enhanced by deluxe toiletries.
2 AA Rosettes
A sumptuous cooked Scottish breakfast will set you up for a day exploring Perthshire.
Lunch or dinner are not included in the deal but, if you choose to eat in the hotel, then prepare to be pampered.
The fine dining restaurant has been awarded 2 AA rosettes for its thoughtful use of the finest seasonal ingredients that Scotland’s larder can provide.
See and do
From walks to distillery visits, Perthshire has plenty to offer the visitor. The hotel can also organise fishing, shooting or golfing trips and has a special partnership with Blairgowrie Golf Course. Please ask for special green fee rates when you reserve your room.
A little over an hour’s drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh, Ballathie Country House Hotel is popular with people looking for a luxurious country break that’s not too far away.
Among previous visitors was Pete Irvine, author of the Scotland the Best guide books. This is his verdict:
‘A true country house hotel on the Tay that you fall in love with… probably the best place to stay near Perth… Good dining, great fishing, good for a weekend away.’
Writing in February of this year, The Express’ reviewer noted:
“The location… is picture perfect… No one looks down their noses here and the welcome is as warm as the roaring log fire… Makes every guest feel important in surroundings you simply won’t want to leave. Our bedroom overlooking the River Tay was magnificent, very Downton Abbey and more of a small apartment than a hotel room… the huge antique wardrobe would have been perfectly at home in a Narnia film set.”