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“Tayside Break”
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Bendarroch House
Ranked #2 of 3 Strathtay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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“Tayside Break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Can recommend Bendarroch House, which is about 8 miles from Pitlochry. It is a lovely country house in large well kept grounds situated in a quiet location by the river Tay. Rooms are spacious and unusually for B&B guests have sole use of a well furnished sitting room, a TV lounge and a huge conservatory.

Room Tip: Rooms on the front have a river view
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bochum, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Large rooms with bay windows and clean baths, a winter garden for mediterraneously relaxing even on rainy days, all surrounded by giant exotic pine trees of various types. Did Bonnie Prince Cherlie spend his last comfortable night here before meeting his troops at Glenfinnan? At least, you can feel like he would have felt if he did. With Loch Tay, Aberfeldy, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl only short drives away, this is a good base to explore Perthshire from. Breakfast is served in a short time slot (so don't be late), but it is very good and full of specialties.

Room Tip: Room #1 is definitely what you should go for.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Krefeld, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

Although we had a bad start, we had a very pleasant overall stay. When we arrived, no one was at home (and we weren't early), but the owners arrived pretty soon and were truly sorry. Then we had a mix up with the rooms, but everything was quickly solved to our satisfaction. The owners are really friendly and offer great service, excellent breakfast and a nice chat. The free wifi is more dead than alive and therefore really annoying (but at least it's free) and there is only one TV in a room for all guests, but the house also has a conservatory and you really feel like being in a small castle.
The beds are really excellent - the best sleep during our whole journey - and the little bathroom was nice and cozy. It was relaxing and comfortable. The furniture is a little outdated, but I feel this even gives a special atmosphere. Everything is clean.
We had a good time there.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

Friendliest staff you could ask for. House is in a beautiful location. Cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

Everything seems to have been said in the previous positive reviews - this place is very well maintained, very clean, and set in beautifully cared for grounds. The River Tay runs at the foot of the hill, visible and audible from the dining room and front guest rooms, and there are good walks to be had along the banks. I didn't miss the TV in my room one bit, as the sheer peace of the hotel would have been spoiled. Not so sure about the lack of tea/coffee-making stuff in the rooms, though, as this would be an extra boon for anybody who just wanted to chill out alone (of course you can perfectly well make a cuppa in the lovely conservatory and take it back upstairs if you wish). That's a minor point, though, a bit quirky but no distraction from what's otherwise a very comfortable retreat in a delightful spot.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

Bendarroch turned out to be a gem of a find. We were looking for an overnight stay in the Aberfeldy area close to Highland Safaris where we had booked a trip and we were delighted to come across this guest house.
Situated picturesquely in its own grounds on the banks of the Tay, Bendarroch resembles a small castle. Our room was huge, comfortable and tastefully furnished with anitique furniture and fittings complimenting the house perfectly.
Sadly for the owner, the other guests booked in for the same evening had cancelled, presumably concerned about pending bad weather. We thought ourselves very lucky to have our 'own castle' for the night.
A hearty breakfast and friendly host completed a perfect package - one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed in.

Room Tip: There are no TVs or coffe/tea facilties in the rooms but this is more than made up for by 2 very com...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2011

Bendarroch House is an absolutely charming period property set in an idyllic Perthshire location close by the village of Grandtully. After discovering this guesthouse less than 6 months ago, I have been back twice. For me, a visit here provides true escapism.

The property is set a 2 minute walk from Grandtully in beautiful and expansive riverside grounds. Inside the property is decorated in period style and, as well as a dining room, there are 2 guest lounges and a conservatory, which is open during the summer months.

This would not be the ideal choice for those looking for modern, hotel-style facilities as there are no televisions, hairdryers or kettles in the rooms. However, there are tea and coffee-making facilities in the conservatory or lounge (season-dependant!) and a television for guest-use in one of the lounges. Wireless internet access is also available on request.

Breakfast is served at 9am in the dining room and is ordered the night before. The options range from a full cooked breakfast to pancakes, omelette or (my choice) smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

This is an ideal base to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and the house is such a tranquil and romantic setting. The only thing interrupting the perfect calm is the soothing sound of water from the nearby river. On each occasion I have visited the house has been extremely quiet and I have hardly been aware of other guests.

I find the hostess very friendly and accommodating and it was not an issue when I let her know that I would be arriving slightly after the published check-in time.

Bendarroch House is my first choice of accommodation when I need to recharge the batteries for a night or two and never fails to disappoint. I think the tariff is incredibly modest for the quality of accommodation on offer.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Bendarroch House
Address: Strathtay, Pitlochry PH9 0PG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Pitlochry > Strathtay
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Strathtay
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Hotel Class:3 star — Bendarroch House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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