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Stay over Christmas at Ballathie

What better way to enjoy a lovely Christmas break than choosing to stay in a stunning Country House Hotel at Ballathie, in central Perthshire. Ballathie House Hotel enjoys the most fabulous of settings, on the banks of the River Tay.  Traditional in style yet retaining an intimate and friendly atmosphere.  Preparing the house for the festive season and opening the doors to guests over the Christmas and Hogmanay period is a long-established tradition at Ballathie.

Join us for a few days of sheer indulgence, with quality food, wines, entertainment, relaxing surroundings and simply the very best of Scottish hospitality. Opt for a short 2 night break or a  3 night break, or spoil yourself and spend a few more days with us.

Thursday 24th December 2015- Christmas Eve

Arrive in plenty of time to settle into your room before relaxing by the fireside and enjoying a fabulous Afternoon Tea.  Bedrooms will be ready from 3pm onwards.

Included in our Festive package is a welcome pre-dinner aperitif which you can enjoy in the Drawing room or inner hall, whilst we prepare for the evening ahead. Local carol singers will bring some festive cheer and entertain you beside the Christmas Tree, before making your way to a very special Christmas Eve dinner in the Restaurant.

For those who wish to attend church, there is a watch-night service at nearby Kinclaven Church, Perthshire (transport provided). Mulled wine and mince pies will be served on return from the church. Please be sure to leave a dram for Santa !

Christmas Day

By the magic of Christmas, Santa visits Ballathie in the wee hours of the morning, assuming you have sent your letter and you are not on the naughty list!  Start the day with a hearty Christmas morning breakfast. Relax with your family and friends opening presents, after which take a short leisurely walk around the grounds, Perhaps have a drive in the beautiful Perthshire countryside, or simply sit by the fire and play traditional board games and enjoy the gentler pace of life, whilst Chef and his brigade work hard to prepare sumptuous festive fayre.

Afternoon Tea and a selection of sandwiches will be available from 4.00pm. We serve the same Christmas menu for lunch and dinner, we recommend that our resident guests take Dinner as an option as lunchtime is very busy with non-residents.

Join us for a glass of Champagne and canapes before making your way into the restaurant to enjoy a fabulous feast - accompanied by hats and crackers.

Click here to see a copy of our fabulous Christmas Day menu

N.B.:  A table will be reserved for dinner unless you specify otherwise at time of booking.

Boxing Day

Breakfast from 7.30 - 9.30am  Spend the day at leisure with a stroll through our woodland walk trail, or take a short trip north and visit The House of Bruar - known as the Harrods of the North - a delight for those who enjoy a spot of shopping, the journey takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in Scotland.  Perhaps you would like to arrange tickets for Perth's popular Pantomime, which this year is Beauty and the Beast - the Matinee begins at 3pm.   Tickets available online at

Please let us know if you require a table for lunch as the restaurant can be very busy with non-residents on this day.

Afternoon Tea will be available from 3pm - 5pm. Another delightful Dinner menu selection from Chef Scott Scorer and his team will be served from 7pm-9pm.

Sunday 27th December 
Enjoy another hearty breakfast at leisure before we bid you a fond farewell.  If you would like to extend your visit, and stay a few more nights over the weekend, we are very happy to extend our winter weekend rate to you.

Ballathie Christmas Breaks:

Tariff            Standard/Single      Master        Suites
(Per Person)
2 nights incl.    £450.00            £490.00        £530.00
3 nights incl.    £550.00            £610.00        £650.00

Prices include Dinner, Room, Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Extras as stated above and VAT at 20%

If you are visiting family in the local area we are happy to extend a Room and Breakfast only Christmas break tariff, with the option to dine with us for Christmas Day lunch and/or Boxing Day Lunch at the non resident rate. 

A 25% Deposit will be required to confirm reservations of Christmas Breaks.  No other discounts or special offers apply during this period.


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