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Ballathie House Hotel, Stanley

A 19th century country estate overlooking the River Tay near Perth offering many sporting pursuits including dog sledding, fishing, shooting and walking.

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  • 19th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Free car parking (on site)
  • No smoking
  • Historic Property


  • Free broadband access
  • Shared gardens
  • Children's cots

Food and Drinks

  • Restaurant
  • English breakfast (included)
  • Lunch available (at additional cost)
  • Dinner available (at additional cost)
  • Bar

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (a short drive)
  • Museums (a short drive)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Tennis courts (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (a short drive)
  • Theatre (a short drive)


Situated within its own estate, Ballathie House is a country home of character and distinction which lies in attractive grounds overlooking the River Tay near Perth.

Awarded 4 stars by AA and VisitScotland. Here you will find fine Scottish hospitality. The spacious public rooms reflecting the relaxing atmosphere, Master bedrooms with antique furniture and period bathrooms or Riverside rooms with balconies and views over the river. All rooms have private bathroom facilities, bathrobes and amenities, trouser press, hairdryer, freeview TV, direct dial telephone, wireless internet access, radio alarm and refreshment facilities.
Local activities include Salmon fishing on the Tay, Golf at Blairgowrie and Alyth, Glamis Castle and Scone Palace, Perth races and distilleries.
You are very welcome to bring your dog with you, please add the details in the additional information box.

History to the present day

The Drummond family (Earls of Perth) owned the Ballathie lands in the 17th Century and later sold to the forebears of General Richardson Robertson of Tullybelton. He undertook the building of the current house but unfortunately died in 1883, 3 years before it was completed.

His nephew, Colonel Edmund Robert F. Richardson took over the house, selling it in 1910 to Sir Stewart Coates from Paisley. The house was enlarged by alterations to the servants quarters and a new entrance porch. Central heating and electric lighting were also installed. An army hut was erected for use as a dance hall after WW1 and dances were held for staff and locals. A 9 hole golf course was laid out by the famous golfer, Ben Sawers but sadly this was ploughed up as part of the campaign to provide more food in WW2.

In 1936 the estate was sold to Colonel Stephen Hardie, member of a well-known Chartered Accountants firm in Glasgow and founder member of the British Oxygen Company. Colonel Hardie died in 1969 and the house was purchased by the Maxwell Family from the west coast of Scotland. In 1972.

John Milligan purchased the estate separately in 1998, then also the hotel in 2005. The estate is still used for farming and sports. Recently the hotel has undertaken a comprehensive refurbishment programme befitting a building of such grand style.

Food and Drinks

Award winning chef Andrew Wilkie and his team use the very best of local Scottish produce to create exciting and innovative menus which have been awarded 2 Rosettes by the AA and a Silver award from EatScotland.
Round off your day or your meal with a drink in our Bar. Its large armchairs and wood panelling give it the intimate feel of a private club. Our bar staff are well-versed in the many malt whiskies we carry, some from the local Perthshire area as well as the rest of Scotland.
Restaurant Opening Times:
Breakfast: 7.30am - 9.30am Lunch: 12.30pm - 2.00pm Dinner:  7.00pm - 9.00pm
Dress for Dinner: Smart/Casual.  Jacket preferred.  Sporting Wear, Jeans/T-shirts are not acceptable in the evening.

Grounds and gardens

The Ballathie Estate is a working farm with a  famous award winning herd of Aberdeen Angus and Charolais. Guests are welcome to roam and take in the views from the river and surrounding countryside of the estate.

Other facilities

The Estate also offers a variety of outdoor sports and activities including walking, fishing, cycling, Sleddog Racing, all just a short stroll from the hotel.

Ballathie House Hotel have a  unique partnership with the Scottish Sleddog Academy. The Academy is based at Ballathie, making use of the Hotel, the Musher Lodge and the magnificent ancient forests on the Ballathie Estate.Ballathie House Hotel and the Scottish Sleddog Academy. The Academy will be based at Ballathie, making use of the Hotel, the Musher Lodge and the magnificent ancient forests on the Ballathie Estate. 


Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Ballathie House Hotel, Kinclaven, Stanley, Perthshire, PH1 4QN, United Kingdom

Check-in: From 2.00 pm.  If earlier check-in is required, please enquire in advance in the Additional Information section.

Check-Out: 11.00am


From the South - Motorway to Perth (follow signs for Inverness).  Two miles north of Perth, take B9099 through Luncarty and Stanley. Turn right at West Tofts following signs for Ballathie and Kinclaven.

From the North - Take A9 towards Perth.  Leave A9 at the Stanley junction.  Follow road in to Stanley to the crossroads and turn left towards Murthly.  Continue out of Stanley, and turn right at West Tofts, following the signs for Kinclaven and Ballathie House.

Edinburgh Airport is 50 miles (1 hour)

Glasgow Airport is 75 miles (1 hour 30 minutes)

Helicopter Landing Area at the hotel

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