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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 distinction, 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 hotel.

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 Mother.

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. 

Download more about the History of Ballathie House here


Special Offers

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Offer >>

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Offer

Gather a few friends or family together and organise a few days away at Ballathie.

National Picnic Week 15th-24th June >>

National Picnic Week 15th-24th June

Summer officially starts on the 21st June & what better place to enjoy the great outdoors than Picturesque Perthshire

Make time for Lunch.... >>

Make time for Lunch....

Spring is in the air and the changing season brings a bountiful larder of the finest local produce for our Award Winning Head Chef Scott Scorer and his Brigade to transform into mouth watering dishes. Thursday to Saturday £23.50 per person. Sunday £27.50 per person. Booking Essential: 01250 883268

Carnoustie Golf Open 2018 >>

Carnoustie Golf Open 2018

Carnoustie will host the 147th Golf Open from 15-22nd July 2018. Inclusive DBB rates available. Minimum 2 night stay, 20th & 21st. Contact us direct or book online by clicking the link directly above Golf Open image. (Further details within 'Offers')

Ballathie Mixed Open Golf Break >>

Ballathie Mixed Open Golf Break

Join us from Sunday 14th October 2018 for 2 nights for an unforgettable few days of golf at Blairgowrie Golf Club, fabulous food and marvelous company. Book early to secure your place.