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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Dunmurray Lodge Pitlochry, Scotland