Riverwood

Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross

A contemporary Arts and Crafts-style house, in large grounds on the edge of a conservation village, is home to Ann and Alf Berry’s ‘tranquil’ B&B. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A contemporary Arts and Crafts-style house, in large grounds on the edge of a conservation village, is home to Ann and Alf Berry’s ‘tranquil’ B&B. Fringed by the silvery Tay river, on which you can fly-fish for brown trout, it has ‘beautiful’ natural gardens including a forest with oaks, bluebells and wild garlic. Inside ‘it’s all very relaxing’, helped by log fires and a smart lounge with chocolate-hued sofas and book-lined cabinets; the hosts’ no-outdoor-shoes preference keeps it pristine. Comfort is equally important. A white-and-dove palette marks the ‘spacious’, crisply contemporary bedrooms. Alongside river views, each has a Nespresso machine and mini-fridge; a bathroom with Arran Aromatics toiletries, robes, underfloor heating. Suites, each named after a local Victorian building, include one with a private hallway, lounge and walk-in dressing room; others have a garden patio. ‘The food is superb.’ Locally sourced dinners are served on certain nights. Every morning the ‘ever-attentive’ Alf delivers Ann’s ‘wonderful breakfast’, from griddled pancakes to Dunkeld smoked salmon, and French toast with crispy bacon. Pitlochry’s theatres are a 12-minute 
drive away.

Hotel details

Address

Strathtay
Pitlochry
Perth and Kinross
PH9 0PG
Scotland

Telephone

01887 840751

Bedrooms

7. 4 suites on ground floor.

Open

6 Feb–14 Dec, dinner available on selected days (check website).

Facilities

lounge/dining room, library, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 4½-acre grounds (lawns, woodland, fishing), complimentary access to nearby golf course.

Background music

‘easy listening’ in dining room at mealtimes.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £110–£155, D,B&B (on selected nights) £180–£215. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused in peak season.