A boutique country house hotel that's a perfect place to flop, play golf or explore the glories of Perthshire
Situated amid the rolling green hills of Perthshire, fans of country house hotels will love the mix of luxury and informality at this sumptuous, 400-year-old Scottish manor, the former home of the Lord Lynedoch. The centre of an estate of no less than 365 acres, it's both easy to reach and hard to leave, just an hour or so from the Central Belt but with all the facilities and tranquillity you crave from a country house hotel experience. It's also home to no less than two superb golf courses, a good restaurant, and, having recently undergone a multi-million pound renovation, there's really no better time to come.
Murrayshall is intimate and boutique by country house standards, with just 40 rooms and suites, all recently refurbished and offering a variety of accommodation rannging from their standard 'Murrayshall' rooms to more spacious 'Superior' and 'Deluxe' rooms in the main house with original features and high ceilings and garden or countryside views. There are also dog-friendly and larger family rooms, as well as spacious suites with comfy sofas and large bathrooms with separate showers and baths. All the rooms are individually designed in a contemporary style with high-quality beds and bed linen and refurbished bathrooms with Scottish toiletries. They're all well equipped with flatscreen TVs, wifi, tea- and coffee-making facilities, complimentary mineral water and shortbread, and for those here to indulge in country pursuits they even lay on a gun cupboard, golf club storage, fishing tackle storage and a drying room.
Murrayshall's location close to the Strathmore Valley and Grampian Mountains is ideal for both grown-up country pursuits and family activities, and the hotel is a golfer's dream, with two courses – a fabulous championship 18-hole affair and a less challenging 10-hole parkland course - along with golf simulators and a dedicated bar-restaurant – Stutt's – for golfers. There's also a cocktail bar and an excellent restaurant, the Lynedoch Brasserie, in the main house, which serves a great-value menu based on high-quality local ingredients. There's of course plenty to see and do in the surrounding area – there are two marked walks on the estate, guided walks up nearby Kinnoull Hill, and the hotel is only three miles from Perth – but you may prefer to just come here and flop. It's an excellent place to do so!