Good Hotel Guide Review
The name means ‘house of the doctor’, and this double-fronted Victorian stone villa was just that, though today it is run as a guest house with smart contemporary interiors. It stands ‘on the main street into the village’ – in fact, a small town on the Alyth burn. Behind is a ‘surprisingly large and pretty’ landscaped garden with pond, overlooked by a conservatory breakfast/dining room. New owners Graham and Karen Smith continue the hospitable tradition of their predecessors. ‘There are two sizeable lounges’, one with television, though bedrooms have their own, and all but one has a spa bath. The largest has an emperor-size four-poster; another room has a separate lounge. One is on the ground floor, another tucked away under the eaves. You can order ahead to eat in, from a limited-choice menu of locally sourced, modern British dishes such as rack of lamb, sweet potato, rosemary and red chilli mash; pan-seared salmon fillet, hollandaise. At breakfast there are home-made jams and compotes, brioche French toast with crispy bacon, smoked salmon, feta or smashed avocado on sourdough. ‘A beautiful project with such design style, such a beautiful site.’ (J and EG)
22–24 Airlie Street
Perth and Kinross
6. 1 on ground floor, 1 up steep stairs.
7 Feb–25 Nov, dining room evenings Wed–Sat Feb–end Mar, Sept–Nov, Mon–Sat Apr–Aug.
lounge, TV room, conservatory sitting/dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre landscaped garden with pond, parking, unsuitable for disabled.
in dining room/conservatory.
not under 12.
allowed in bedrooms, in public rooms except dining room.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £60–£90, double/suites £92–£115. À la carte £28. 1-night stay refused high season weekends if guest is not dining.