Moor of Rannoch Hotel

‘Talk about off the beaten track! More

Contact details

Moor of Rannoch Hotel
Rannoch Station
Perth and Kinross
PH17 2QA
Scotland
01882 633238

Hotel information

Bedrooms

5

Open

8 Feb–end Oct.

Facilities

lounge, bar, conservatory dining room, no Wi-Fi or TV, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

‘welcomed in all areas of the hotel’.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

per room B&B single £125, double £180. Set meals £28–£35.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Talk about off the beaten track!’ Scott Meikle and Stephanie Graham’s ‘little jewel of a hotel’ stands at the end of the road, amid a vast moorland wilderness of lochs and lochans. Sixteen miles from the nearest settlement, it is beyond the reach of mobile phone and Wi-Fi signals. The result: a ‘relaxing, chilled-out atmosphere’ its fans swoon into. Arrive by sleeper train in time for a ‘hearty breakfast’ of free-range eggs or porridge with Drambuie and cream, then unpack in one of the ‘well-equipped’ bedrooms – they’re ‘just big enough, with a good bed’. Most attractive, perhaps, is the ‘captivating wild scenery’ seen from the bedroom window – look out for red deer and stags. At dinnertime, eat in (you can hardly do otherwise!) and enjoy the hostess’s daily-changing menus. Typical dishes: Aga-cooked ox cheek, neep and tattie gratin; pan-fried halibut, roast tomato sauce, lemon and herb couscous, griddled aubergine. ‘Dinner was good value, with generous portions.’ There are bikes to hire, and forest tracks for all abilities; so take it slow, order a packed lunch and simply start walking. (DS, JM)

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Moor of Rannoch Hotel
Rannoch Station
Perth and Kinross
PH17 2QA

Guest comments

'We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.The location is unbeatable if you are lucky enough to wake up to a glorious sunny autumnal morning, on a pre- breakfast amble to see the London train emerge over the moor is a sight to behold. For the less energetic first thing in the morning, a great view could be had from our bedroom window (Room No.2). Both dinner and breakfast were enjoyed, and the absence of modern day "essentials"-TV, laptop, etc, encouraged communication between guests. We found the hosts Scott and Steph to be welcoming -as was their dog. ' - Dermot K. Stewart - September, 2020
'Refreshingly laid-back but professionally run. Good welcome. Despite the intimacy of the place we felt we had space to relax, and whilst conversation with the owners was easy they never "nosey". Bedroom good; just big enough; well equipped, bed good. Breakfasts hearty, freshly cooked and good; warm toast and decent tea. Dinner very good value; generous starters such as King scallops, and more on plate that in your average Michelin-starred restaurant. Presentation was okay, flavour combinations sensible. Great to have slow food done in an Aga. Desserts good and a cheese board left in the lounge for nibbles after dinner. Great range of malts. Wine list concise to the point of short but good value and quite sufficient. ' - Mark Slaney - July, 2015
'Discovered this little jewel of a hotel last year and returned again this year. Scott is the consummate host and Steph the talented chef. Took sleeper from London last year and Scott met us on the platform to take our bags and had lovely breakfast waiting for us at the hotel. Always interesting people there to chat with.Captivating wild scenery, very comfortable accommodations, such interesting cuisine. We want to keep coming back, just hope this couple does not tire too soon of maintaining such high standards. ' - Joel Mumford - April, 2015
'There is nothing that you can say that is negative about this beautiful, remote hotel. We were met in the car park by Scott. The bedroom was simple but stylish, and we had stunning views from both windows. The food was excellent. Steph is a fantastic chef, really informative and friendly. The whole atmosphere is so relaxing. Each evening we enjoyed meeting other guests in the bar. We loved it and will definitely be back. ' - Katharine Dolby - June, 2014

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