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The Achray House Hotel and Lodges
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in St. Fillans
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Gourock, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“A wonderful stay, excellent location,room, food and service!!”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at this wonderful hotel on a DBB basis in a Superior Loch View room (Room 2). On this occasion we had a lovely relaxing 3 day break to celebrate my birthday, the location and views are stunning and one never tires of gazing over Loch Earn.

The food is excellent (compliments to the Chef!) with a great variety of choice at ever course and there is something to tempt all tastes. There is a great choice of wines and after dinner drinks to be enjoyed when relaxing in the lounge by the wonderful log fire. Breakfast choice is very good and extremely enjoyable and really sets you up for some of the lovely walks around St Fillans.

Our room was stunning and extremely comfortable and relaxing with stunning views over the Loch and lots of little home comforts (Bathrobes and a fine selection of teas etc.).

The staff are welcoming and friendly without being intrusive, and are expert at giving the ambiance that Achray House is a very special home from home.

We simply cannot fault this hotel, it is everything we love for a short break and a little bit of self indulgence, and is very good value for the standard of service received. We enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked our next short break...Can't wait!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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AlantheTrekker, Owner at The Achray House Hotel and Lodges, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Many thanks for your very kind review: it sums up what we are trying to achieve at Achray House, and we look forward to seeing you again next winter.

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Alan Gibson
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed here for five nights from 4/9/12. The welcome, service and food was excellent. We enjoyed some good walking locally and the pleasure was enhanced by knowing that we would get a well presented,enjoyable dinner upon our return. The range of starters, mains and puddings was sensibly limited and there was always one or more daily specials whose description stimulated our taste buds and when chosen lived up to our expectations.From the standard menu we particularly enjoyed the venison and from the daily specials the wood pigeon and the pork fillet with belly pork were outstanding.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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AlantheTrekker, Owner at The Achray House Hotel and Lodges, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Thanks for your kind review, and especially your comments about the food. Venison, appropriately for an area with a large deer population, is our most popular dish.

Hoping to see you again soon.

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Alan Gibson
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We have stayed at Achray House twice this year. The hotel is lovely, set on Loch Earn with a beautiful view from all the public areas and most bedrooms. The owners are very friendly and helpful and make the hotel feel like a home-from-home.

We stayed this time in room 6 (Mountain View room) which had a huge comfortable bed, plenty of storage, flat screen TV and was very nicely decorated. The iron and ironing board were very handy!

The public rooms are gorgeous - there is an open fire, large comfortable sofas, a good selection of books and lots of board games so if the weather is not that great you can while away a good many hours watching the changing weather over the loch. There is also a patio area at the front of the hotel for nice days.

One of the best things about Achray House is the food. The menu changes daily and everything we had was excellent. Highlights for me were the black rice pudding and the seaweed panna cotta - good to get something a bit different and these were delicious.

The wine list is varied and has about 8 or 9 wines available by the glass. Prices were very reasonable and the bottle we had (Broken Shackle Red) was lovely. Husband was pleased with the selection of malt whiskies especially as they are served in a Glencairn glass.

Breakfast was excellent with a good selection as well as the standard 'full Scottish' - smoked haddock with poached egg and scrambled egg with smoked salmon are available. The toast is also worth a mention! Everything was well cooked and very tasty.

All in all we had a lovely relaxing time at Achray House and will undoubtedly be back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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AlantheTrekker, Owner at The Achray House Hotel and Lodges, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Thanks for your generous review. One good thing about bad weather is the excuse to sit in front of the log fire in the lounge, which has had more use this summer than the terrace!

I'm particularly pleased that you enjoyed the food. Our contemporary style uses Scottish ingredients, but draws on techniques I have garnered over some thirty years of globe-trotting, so it does tend to be a bit different. The seaweed panna cotta is based on an old dish from the western isles of Scotland for carragheen pudding, and the black rice pudding comes from the traditional rice pudding of Thailand.

Looking forward to your next visit.

Regards
Alan Gibson
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Stayed for a couple of nights towards the end of August. Accommodation was first class and the meals were excellent. The venison was cooked to perfection. I had a very good dinner at Nick Nairn’s place at Dunblane Hydro a couple of days earlier but the food at Achray House was even better. Excellent range of malt whiskies at fairly reasonable prices for 35ml measures. The proprietors were friendly and helpful. Only two improvements I can suggest. Replace one of the baths with a walk-in shower to create a fully disabled friendly room and stock a few more bottles of chilled quality Scottish beers! I would not hesitate to recommend Achray House Hotel for anyone wanting to treat themselves to a relaxing break with outstanding cuisine.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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AlantheTrekker, Owner at The Achray House Hotel and Lodges, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thanks for your kind review, especially the comparison of our food to that of Nick Nairn.

On your suggestions, when we next refurbish the bathroom in the room your were in we will install a walk in shower. As to the Scottish beers, we stock those of our local brewery at Inverlamond, and have Bellhaven on draft, although we take this off in the summer months as it does not keep in warmer weather.

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Alan Gibson
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Armadale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Went here for my grans 80th birthday, the hotel is lovely on the outside and the inside. As we had quite a big party we took over most of the rooms which was nice especially being able to celebrate a great occasion and not having to worry about disturbing any other guests. All staff are very friendly and welcoming. The food is very nice and a lot of variety to choose from, steak a big recommendation. The views are lovely too looking out onto loch earn, very peaceful area. All in all great place to visit and hope can again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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AlantheTrekker, Owner at The Achray House Hotel and Lodges, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Achray House has been popular for birthday celebrations this year, with groups celebrating 60th, 70th and 90th birthdays as well as your Gran's 80th.

Wishing you all well for the coming year, and hoping to see you again soon.

Regards
Alan Gibson.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Just returned from a two night stay, as most people have already said the food here is fantastic, our room had a great view out towards the loch and surrounding mountains which was stunning, very handy for the local 9hole golf course aswell if you fancy a quick round, the owners and the staff too were lovely people where nothing seemed too much bother, very helpful, look forward to returning here again in the future.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 9, had great views
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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AlantheTrekker, Owner at The Achray House Hotel and Lodges, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thanks for your generous comments. The local golf course is a bit of a hidden gem: scenic but also challenging for a nine hole course.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Alan Gibson
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Myself and husband stayed at Achray Housefor a couple of nights last week and I must say it was fabulous. Friends joined us for the second night and we had a lovely relaxing time. We had a beautiful room with fantastic views of the mountains and loch, worth going for in itself.
The dinner here is fantastic and breakfast wonderful, even forced a few bottles of wine down (not too much forcing) and reasonable priced too. The owners are a lovely welcoming couple they make you feel really comfortable and relaxed, its like home from home.
Look forward to going back next year, can't believe we have missed this little gem for all these years.

Room Tip: Book a lochview room, views are spectacular and so peaceful.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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AlantheTrekker, Owner at The Achray House Hotel and Lodges, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Thanks for your kind review, which succinctly captures what we are trying to achieve.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Regards
Alan Gibson
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Property: The Achray House Hotel and Lodges
Address: Loch Earn, St. Fillans PH6 2NF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > St. Fillans
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in St. Fillans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Achray House Hotel and Lodges 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Whether you want action packed activity, or just to relax and unwind, the Achray House Hotel and Lodges are ideal for a break away from the stresses and strains of modern life. With a choice between comfortable bedrooms in the hotel, or well appointed self catering lodges, you can choose accommodation to suit your mood. ... more   less 
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