Luxury country house hotel in Perthshire with 2 AA red rosette dining in central Scotland
Ballathie House Hotel, set in quiet seclusion in the gateway to
the Scottish Highlands, offers one of the highest standards of
luxury hotel accommodation in Scotland.
Originally built in 1880, Ballathie is now a privately owned
hotel which has been extensively upgraded with a comprehensive
refurbishment programme carried out in a manner befitting a
building of such grand style.
This has further enhanced Ballathie's appeal. It now enjoys a
deserved reputation as an outstanding country house hotel of
exceptional character and rare distinctio, recently winning the
accolade of Country Sporting Hotel of the Year.
The Ballathie fishing beats on the River Tay are highly regarded
amongst anglers, in addtion to fishing, the Estate also offers a
variety of outdoor sports and activities including walking,
cycling, clay pigeon shooting, all just a short stroll from the
The house over the years has held many a spectacular 'house
party' particularly lending itself to using all the ground floor
public rooms for an evening party, allowing guests to mingle and to
dance the night away - none more so fond as the late Queen
In 1922, a year before she married Albert, the Duke of York,
when the Queen Mother was only 22, she came to Ballathie to party.
The following extract is from the official biography by William
Shawcross - Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
"… Meanwhile, her (Queen Mother) autumn continued much as
before, with friends to stay at Glamis and house parties elsewhere.
And she was seeing more of James Stuart. He came back to Glamis on
2nd October for a week to shoot and a few days later she drove with
him unchaperoned to Ballathie House on the River Tay near Perth,
where Doris Gordon-Lennox was staying in a house party with her
sister Amy's parents-in-law, Sir Stuart and Lady Coats. Doris wrote
to her afterwards that the whole family adored seeing her and
tried to put her mind to rest about her arrival alone with James
Stuart - a rather risqué thing for a young woman to do…"
Nearly 100 years on, Ballathie still welcomes guests to party
and celebrate special occasions.
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Ballathie House here