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'By Tummel an', Loch Rannoch an' Lochaber I will go', and you should! Take the Kinloch Rannoch road off the A9 and keep going along the winding, narrow road into another world. Built as a coaching inn by the Dukes of Atholl, the Inn at Loch Tummel enjoys breathtaking views across the loch and mountains.

In search of a new challenge, Jade & Alice Calliva left good careers and the bright lights of London in 2016 to breathe new life into this remote inn near Pitlochry. They are great hosts, having transformed it into a warm, cosy and stylish country hostelry with six smart bedrooms - it's now a place for stopping, taking in the view, and rediscovering your forgotten childhood senses of taste, touch and smell. While away the evening relaxing by the fire in the homely bar or linger over a delicious supper in restaurant.

The smart terrace area to the side of the building is a cracking spot for an alfresco lunch or a sundowner - flower beds have been turned into an aromatic herb garden, there's a firepit for summer BBQs, and it boasts the same stunning views out over the loch. The Inn is the perfect place from which to explore the heart of Perthshire.

Rooms from:

6 doubles: £130

Good to know

  • All credit cards accepted
  • Alfresco dining
  • Parking available
  • Dog stay: £15


Resident dogs Maggie, Mabel and Maude will give your four-legged friend a huge welcome; dogs are welcome in the bar and overnight in all the bedrooms (£15 a night), and there are some fabulous local walks on the doorstep.

Scenic & serene

Three miles from the inn is the historic Queen's View, one of Scotland's most famous viewing spots, offering glorious views down Loch Tummel to Schiehallion 'the fairy mountain', with the mountains of Glen Coe on Scotland's west coast in the distance.


From the cosy snug furnished with comfy sofas and warmed by a log fire, a small staircase leads to six rustic-chic bedrooms furnished in exquisite good taste and all recently refurbished.

Here, you'll find rugs on polished wood floors, big comfortable beds toped with the best linen and down and thick throws, comfortable chairs by the window to soak up the view, Nespresso coffee machines, period features, modern local artwork, and homemade shortbread and complimentary whisky on arrival.

Equally impressive refurbished bathrooms feature tubs and walk-in power showers, fluffy towels and bathrobes, and soaps from the local Scottish Fine Soaps company. A good night's sleep is guaranteed - wake up to those stunning views and a hearty breakfast - Gloagburn porridge with honey and compote; smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or the full Scottish will set you for a memorable day exploring the magnificent local landscape.

Restaurant & bar

Against a backdrop of magnificent views of the loch, enticing lunch and dinner menus are built around local lines of supply, with quality meat from Mcdonald Butchers in Pitlochry, game from local estates, and fish and seafood from George Campbell in Perth.

Expect good country cooking with a typical set dinner menu offering quail's egg and haggis Scotch egg, followed by rack of Perthshire lamb, salsa verde and crushed new potatoes with anchovy butter. Leave room for the seasonal crumble with vanilla custard or a plate of Scottish artisan cheeses.

All the jams, marmalades, chutneys, bread, oatcakes and afternoon treats are made fresh in the kitchen. Interesting vegan dishes and delicious Sunday roasts complete the foodie picture. The drinks menu takes in local ales from Strathraan brewery in Amulree, a good choice of malt whiskies, and a short, well-chosen list of wines (10 by the glass).

Things to do

Allean Forest, a few minutes drive away from the inn has some beautifully marked walking routes. Paths lead up and away from the loch giving stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area. Aside from looking out for the elusive Osprey, there are also ancient settlements to be explored. If you are after something more challenging, then the local munro 'Schiehallion' looms to the west of the Inn.

Two of Alice's favourite distilleries are Dewars in Aberfeldy and Edradour in Pitlochry. Both offer fabulous tours of the distilleries and some lovely sampling! You can also enjoy a dram of both at the inn, looking out over the loch.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre is a must visit. Not only is there a fantastic program of productions for you to enjoy during your stay, they regularly have guest speakers, concerts and workshops.

Getting here


Nearest railway station: Pitlochry

Taxi from station: 20min

Drive: Perth 57min; Fort William 1hr 44min; Inverness 1hr 45min


Strathtummel, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5RP

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