My partner and I walked the Cateran Trail and this was our first overnight stop, after walking 16 tough miles from Blairgowrie. We had booked dinner at the hotel but unfortunately got delayed on the way, as the soles of my partner's walking boots fell off en route (saved temporarily by superglue bought in the tiny shop in the Bridge of Cally!) so we were an hour behind schedule. The lovely owners were a bit worried and phoned us a few times to check we were ok, and on hearing our plight, kept the kitchens open so we could eat dinner. I've never experienced such genuinely warm and caring service before at a hotel! Upon arrival, we were shown to lovely modern room, spotlessly clean with all mod cons and Arran Aromatics toiletries in the bathroom. The dinner was divine - a very talented chef who presented the food beautifully. Nice atmosphere, with a mix of locals and tourists. Fantastic belgium beer on tap, can't remember the name of it as it was a new one, but a pint of that after a long day of walking tasted amazing!
The next day, breakfast was ample - you helped yourself to cereals and then a very tasty and generously portioned full Scottish breakfast (or the veggie option) was served.
It became clear my partners's walking boots weren't going to last another leg of the Trail, so the owner very kindly dropped him back to Blairgowrie, where he was able to buy a new pair.
The couple who run this are genuinely lovely people and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Kirkmichael Hotel. The Kirkmichael Hotel is a charming former roadside coaching inn set in the village of Kirkmichael, nestled in the Strathardle Glen in Highland Perthshire, overlooking the River Ardle. The comfortable and tastefully decorated interior offers a warm welcome all year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kirkmichael Hotel Scotland