Good Hotel Guide Review
A great leap of imagination carried Alice and Jade Calliva from a Croydon flat to the 18th-century coaching inn with spectacular views across the loch to Schiehallion, the local Munro. The inn was derelict when the Callivas bought it in March 2016. Today it is a rustic-chic haven, a ‘welcoming and calming place’, writes a recent guest. Bedrooms are decorated in muted shades, with contemporary and antique furniture, perhaps a dress rail in place of a wardrobe, and toile de Jouy curtains. Each room has a new king- or super-king-size bed, a power shower; all but one have a bath. They are supplied with Scottish toiletries, home-made shortbread and a wee dram. ‘The free whisky in the room was much enjoyed.’ The blue-painted, loch-facing library/breakfast room is the place to sink into a sofa and read, while the side terrace with wood-fired oven has come together since last year. ‘Very good food at both breakfast and dinner’ is sourced from local suppliers; it includes Dunkeld hand-made beef burgers, Shetland mussels, or a vegan option. Resident dogs Maggie, Mabel and Maude will welcome your four-legged friend. (DG)
Perth and Kinross
6. 2, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
all year, but closed Christmas and Jan (except the few days before New Year), Mon, Tues.
snug, bar, library, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi in communal areas, large garden and patio, wedding facilities, ground-floor bar and snug wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
in bar/restaurant and library.
usually not under 5.
allowed throughout (£10 per dog per night).
per room B&B £105–£155. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused peak weekends.