Good Hotel Guide Review
‘An ideal place to relax,’ writes a reader after a 2019 visit to Alice and Jade Calliva 18th-century coaching inn turned rustic-chic hotel with a ‘wonderful lochside setting.’ The owners swapped Soho’s fleshpots for Perthshire’s forested hills, to give the property a stylish make-over. Outside, the old rugged facade; inside, bedrooms with designer fabrics, a power shower, shortbread and whisky. The bar has polished wood floors, settles, red-velvet chairs. In the snug, resident pooches Maggie and Mabel snooze by a blazing log fire. Upstairs, the library/breakfast room and more distinctive design: deep blue stone walls, bookshelves and sofas. You can eat and drink at picnic tables on the grass above the loch, or on a terrace with wood-fired oven. Darren Simpson’s short menus, including Shetland steamed mussels, garlic, white wine and cream; pork cheek, crackling, dauphinoise potatoes, butternut squash purée, cider jus, are served by ‘friendly, helpful staff’. Breakfast brings American-style pancakes with maple syrup, Ayrshire bacon, smoked salmon, eggs Benedict. ‘Both breakfast and dinner were very good. We were glad to find such a welcoming and calming place.’ (David Ganz)
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), Sun evening, all day Mon.
snug, bar, library, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi in communal areas, large garden and patio (alfresco meals and drinks), wedding facilities, ground floor bar and snug wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
in bar/restaurant and library.
not under 5.
allowed throughout, £10 per dog per night.
per room £105–£140. À la carte £27. 1-night bookings refused peak weekends.