After a bit of a grueling run through Europe for work, I spent a night at Ballathie House on the way to visit some old friends. This is a very special place. Decor in this spectacular old home is comfortable, plush and homey. Staff are very warm and friendly and service was impeccable. Chef Scott Scorer does a great job of preparing local ingredients from the rich farm country and surrounding area into fabulous creative dishes. An easy drive to or from Edinburgh airport and just off the motorway if you're heading North or hitting the whiskey trail. Serves lunch and tea if you cant stop for the night. Bonus: fishing rights in the Tay River, great walking and scenery. Sorry I didn't meet the resident Labrador Retriever. Didn't experience any of the (relatively minor ) problems raised in earlier reviews.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ballathie Country House Hotel is a 4 star Country House Hotel located on the banks of the River Tay in Perthshire, Scotland. We have an award winning 2 Rosette restaurant in which we provide a tranquil setting to enjoy the wonderful food that our kitchen brigade create with locally sourced produce. Awarded Best Rural Restaurant of the Year at the 2010 Hotel of the Year Awards and Country Weddings Award at the 2011 Hotel of the Year Awards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ballathie Hotel Perth
- Ballathie House Hotel Stanley, Scotland