Knockendarroch Hotel

Pitlochry, Perthshire

On the leafy edge of Pitlochry, with views to the Perthshire hills, Struan and Louise Lothian’s hotel has the feel of a Victorian country house in town. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The feel of a Victorian country house in town prevails in Struan and Louise Lothian’s 'friendly and well-run hotel' with 'great food', on the leafy edge of Pitlochry, with views to the Perthshire hills. Modestly sized top-floor rooms have a furnished balcony. Another good choice might be a dual-aspect premier room with both town and country views. Suites in a 1990s extension have a lounge, a coffee machine and drinks cooler, smart TV, a bath and walk-in shower. Dog-friendly rooms can be found in a new timber annexe, with underfloor heating and patio doors to a small private garden. On a cold night, settle in with a dram by the fire in one of two adjoining lounges. In both dining room and orangery, a short, modern menu that changes daily might include dishes such as supreme of guinea fowl with cheddar mustard dauphinoise, shallot purée, and smoked bacon glaze. At breakfast there are free-range eggs, smoked salmon, a full Scottish with potato scone, black pudding and haggis. This is hiking and biking country, and Pitlochry golf club is five minutes up the road. 'Just trying to find an excuse to go back.' (NM)

Hotel details


Higher Oakfield
PH16 5HT


01796 473473


18. 2 on ground floor, 4 in annexe.


Feb–early Dec.


2 lounges, dining room with orangery extension, in-room TV (Freeview), 2-acre wooded garden, bicycle storage, EV charging, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music



not under 10.


allowed in some annexe rooms by arrangement (£15 a night up to max. £60), not in main house.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £240. Set-price dinner £60. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.