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.
Perth and Kinross
7. 4 suites on ground floor.
6 Feb–14 Dec, dinner available on selected days (check website).
lounge/dining room, library, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 4½-acre grounds (lawns, woodland, fishing), complimentary access to nearby golf course.
‘easy listening’ in dining room at mealtimes.
not under 12.
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.