Dunkeld House Hotel has gone through some exciting developments over the past year. Formerly under the Hilton brand, Dunkeld House Hotel is now independently owned and has recently completed a £3 million refurbishment allowing the hotel to shake off the shackles of chain ownership and shine as a luxury destination in its own right. The significant investment has seen the tasteful modernisation of the hotel while being mindful of the building’s history and traditional iconic features.
With 280 acres of land, Dunkeld House hotel is set in the heart of Big Tree Country amongst the rugged, yet stunning, Perthshire countryside. Adding to the allure, the hotel is incredibly central being about an hour from two of Scotland’s major cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh but still has fantastic access to the great outdoors.
Once the holiday playground of the Duke of Atholl, there are a number of historically significant trees around the estate. The cherry on top is the River Tay which flows within walking distance of the main entrance providing scenic walks through natural woodland. If you are lucky, you may even spot some wild deer that call the estate home.
Inside this hidden Scottish gem you can find a well-equipped bar where you can hear cocktails being shaken over ice, a generously sized restaurant and orangery with stunning views out towards the River Tay and an abundance of roaring fires in the colder months where sparks fly giving that cosy glow where you can snuggle up and enjoy a good book. For some pampering Dunkeld House Hotel’s spa specialises in the use of products by isga, a Scottish organic seaweed skincare brand that can help rejuvenate your skin and ease tense muscles. If you want to keep fit on the go you will find a modern, well equipped gym with mats and screens to keep you motivated during your stay and the views across the grounds and hills beyond are certain to give you a workout with a difference.
For a real flavour of Perthshire you must try some of the activities on the estate which range from clay pigeon shooting, a day out with Land Rover Experience, fishing on the River Tay, golfing on one of the many courses in the area, or exploring the wild countryside of the estate by bike, which you can rent from the hotel, or foot.
If you are looking for a magical, old-fashioned charm then Dunkeld House Hotel is hard to beat.
Open all year.
Accommodation from £109 per night, subject to availability.
Most major cards accepted.
Free parking for residents and Health Club members.