Knockendarroch Hotel

Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross

On the leafy edge of Pitlochry, with views to the Perthshire hills, Struan and Louise Lothian’s hotel has the feel of a Victorian country house in town. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

On the leafy edge of Pitlochry, with views to the Perthshire hills, Struan and Louise Lothian’s hotel has the feel of a Victorian country house in town. ‘What a friendly place!’ writes a reader, praising the ‘good humour and understanding’ with which post-pandemic arrangements were handled. Modestly sized top-floor rooms have a furnished balcony. Another good choice might be a dual-aspect premier room with both town and country views. Suites in a 1990s extension have a lounge, a coffee machine and drinks cooler, smart TV, a bath and walk-in shower. Dog-friendly rooms can be found in a new timber annexe, with under-floor heating and patio doors to a small private garden. On a cold night, settle in with a dram by the fire in one of two adjoining lounges. In both dining room and orangery, a short, modern menu includes dishes such as braised feather blade of Highland beef, wild mushroom ragout, port jus, horseradish mash. At breakfast there are free-range eggs, smoked salmon, a full Scottish with potato scone, black pudding and haggis. ‘Just trying to find an excuse to go back.’ (Nick Mabbs)

Hotel details

Address

Higher Oakfield
Pitlochry
Perth and Kinross
PH16 5HT
Scotland

Telephone

01796 473473

Bedrooms

18. 2 on ground floor, 4 in annexe.

Open

Feb–early Dec.

Facilities

2 lounges, dining room with orangery extension, in-room TV (Freeview), 2-acre wooded garden, bicycle storage, EV charging, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

allowed in some annexe rooms by arrangement (£15 a night up to max. £60), not in main house.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £210. Set-price dinner £49. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.