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Dunmurray Lodge
Ranked #2 of 65 Pitlochry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 July 2014

This was the second time I've been lucky enough to stay with Tony and Irene at Dunmurray Lodge. They are the most welcoming, genuinely warm couple, and they work hard to be sure you not only have everything you need while staying with them, but will help you with anything to do with your trip. Irene is a great cook, and her breakfasts will keep you going a long time! Try her porridge. I don't know what she does that's different from any other place, but the flavor and texture are sublime. I would stay there again just for that. I was going to Oban one day, and leaving at 6:00 in the morning, so I was going to miss breakfast. Irene told me she'd leave me a breakfast bag on the entrance table. When I opened it, there was enough food for 2 people for 2 days! We stayed in the Robertson room, which is fitted with 2 twin beds and an en suite bathroom. It overlooked the lovely front garden, and even though it's in front, the street is residential, so there's not traffic noise to worry about. About the only sound you'll hear if you keep your windows open is the Church of Scotland clock tolling the hours, but it's in the distance, not at all invasive. One point to note. Bonnethill Road is fairly steep, so if you're walking, it's easier to come up West Moulin Road and cut over at the top. The house is right there. There are lots of restaurants within easy 5-10 minute walking distance, and nothing in Pitlochry is far. If you're coming by train, phone Tony with your arrival time, and he'll pick you up if he's around. If you're driving, they have a private car park behind the house. These people are just the best, and I miss them already! Time to start planning my next visit.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

On recommendation from a co-worker we booked this B & B for our trip to Scotland in April. The hosts were so helpful and nice! We had very good communication with them before our arrival. The house is beautiful, clean and comfortable. The hosts have thought of everything. I don't think there is anything else possible that could be added to insure the comfort of the guests!
After settling in, Tony gave us directions for some walks around the town and possibilities for dinner.
We enjoyed the quiet location. Not too far from town, so we could walk everywhere. It was perfect! Breakfast was delicious and beautifully presented.
We only had time to stay for one night. I hope to get back someday and stay again at the Dunmurray Lodge.
I definitely recommend this B & B.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Lost count of number of times we've stayed with Tony & Irene. It's still maintains the excellent standard each year. The rooms are spotlessly clean, very comfortable and spacious. The breakfast table has a wide variety of choices of delicious food, giving a good start to the day. Tony & Irene are very attentive and a joy to talk to, nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended. Irene & Gordon

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

My sister-in-law and I stayed here in May 2014 for four nights. Tony and Irene were excellent hosts and kindly gave us the Murray Room - a large family room with a Queen bed plus twin beds. The décor was lovely shades of restful blue and the comfortable beds were a bonus at the end of our trekking day. The buffet breakfast table was filled with a variety of cereals, fruits, juices and yogurt ( the best by far in all the years I have been visiting Scotland ) and the local breakfast bacon and sausages were delicious. Tony was very helpful in suggesting things to do and places to see. We travelled North when we left and I must say, our adventure through his suggested route through the Cairngorms left us in awe and often speechless. Thank you so much for helping plan our route, Tony. We would highly recommend this B&B to all our family and friends.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Heather1918
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed here in June 2011 and was simply amazing. What a beautiful and comfortable house and even better the hospatility of their hosts.

It was our first B&B in our holidays in Scotland and can't started better

Totally recommended

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank ethervoid
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

When planning our 11 day trip to Scotland, we picked the three small towns we visited based on what there was to see and do around them (duh!). However, we also had our preconceived ideas of what these towns would look like. While Oban and Portree had their highlights, neither really met what we had expected in terms of look and Scottish feel. Then we got to Pitlochry and WOW, what an awesome town.

Part of what made Pitlochry the town we will always treasure from our trip is Dunmurray Lodge. Not only is Dunmurray the most quietly elegant B&B we visited, but there is also the Tony and Irene factor.

You will never meet in your travels anyone more glad to see you than Tony. He overflows with enthusiasm and personality. Tony is clearly a person that has found his calling.

As for the B&B, you come into a warm entrance hall with the lounge on the left. The lounge does not look like one created for paying guests, but rather one there for friends and family; candy on the table, family pictures and mementos around the room, cozy furniture, and a big bright window facing the street. Before your day, it's the ideal room to sit and plan your travels. After a day exploring, it's a wonderful place to return to and relax with a dram.

The rooms don't have numbers, but names. We stayed in the Kerr room, which faces onto the rear of the house. The room is compact, but bright, well laid out, and adequately appointed. Everything you need is there, including kettle, tea, coffee, cookies, etc as well as hair dryer, two clocks (including a dream machine) and a very comfortable bed. If there is one thing lacking, it's available outlets for charging phones, tablets, or camera batteries, but we unplugged one of the clocks near the bathroom and made do just fine. The room is carpeted and there is free wi-fi. Facing a serene back garden, the room was very quiet for sleeping. We were there in May and the Willmores support and attract a wide variety of song birds. So, after a good night's sleep, we enjoyed leaving our window open to hear the birds happily singing in the morning.

The bathroom is also small, but very well arranged. The shower was plenty large and worked well. There is a clever shelf behind/above the toilet for storage of cosmetics and the like. The vanity and sink were also just fine and there is a shaver outlet that can be used to charge low draw devices without having to have a UK adapter (provided they can handle the voltage and 50hz frequency). In the bathroom are, of course, towels, but also wash cloths--something we did not expect in a UK B&B. Shampoo, soap, etc also provided.

We never had a bad breakfast at any of the B&B's we visited, but Tony and Irene took it to another level. The locally produced sausage is the best I have ever eaten anywhere. We also enjoyed the waffles, eggs, fruit and coffee (provided with a french press). The dining area is tight, but the table is country elegant in setting and has a great view onto the garden area behind.

After breakfast, Tony will come in and ask what you have planned and offer great suggestions for how to get there. He knows where to send you (for anything), how to best get there, and what you might do along the way. Not only is the info helpful, but his enthusiasm will get you jump started before you set out.

Irene is also delightful with a great smile and an evident shared joy with Tony in what they do. On our last morning there, we were looking to shop for female friends back home and she gave us the best shopping tip we received during the entire trip.

All in all, you can tell that we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Dunmurray If you plan to stay in the Pitlochry area, you simply can't go wrong here.

Room Tip: I don't think you can pick a bad room. However, the one useful tip to offer is not to set your...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank William B
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Tony and Irene were excellent hosts who had thought of everything. Fancy thinking of putting a bowl of tiny Easter eggs and chocolates in the guest lounge so when you return from a day out so there is an instant reward! Their house is beautiful and the breakfasts set you up for the whole day. Tony was very helpful and knowledgeable about advising where to go for interesting day trips for both walking & sightseeing, as well as entertaining us with his fascinating life stories. Would definitely go there again if they are still there!

Room Tip: The Murray room has an interconnecting door into the twin room so suits a family perfectly and both...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Mary J
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Address: 72 Bonnethill Road, Pitlochry PH16 5ED, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Pitlochry
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #2 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Pitlochry
Price Range: £22 - £30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lorraine and Mike would like to welcome you to their beautiful home in the highlands... Dunmurray Lodge Guesthouse is perfectly located in the centre of the Victorian Spa town of Pitlochry. The house is situated on a quiet street with views overlooking the hills yet only short stroll from the town centre with its welcoming restaurants, cosy coffee houses and speciality shops. Attractions including Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry Dam & Fish Ladder and Pitlochry Golf Club are near at hand and the railway station and A9 motorway with its links to Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Aviemore and Inverness are minutes away. This splendid Victorian Bed and Breakfast has been lovingly maintained and retains many of its original features including an open fire in the cosy guest lounge . The accommodation boasts a lovely family suite which consists of two adjoining rooms and further 3 double rooms. Two of the rooms can be made into twin accommodation. Single occupancy rates are available All of the rooms are ensuite and have been tastefully decorated and furnished in keeping with the character of the house. The sumptuous beds guarantee you a great nights sleep. Each room boasts tea and coffee making facilities, TV, I pod docking station, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. For breakfast we offer a delicious buffet of fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurt, granola & fruit compote. Our cooked to order breakfasts include porridge served with honey, whisky and cream, traditional Scottish breakfast using local produce and Dunkeld smoked salmon & scrambled eggs. We also offer a light continental breakfast and 'Breakfast to go' for those looking for a very early start. A warm welcome, a comfortable bed and a hearty breakfast awaits you at Dunmurray ... we hope to meet you soon. ... more   less 
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