"At Knockendarroch we believe that the best hotel experiences result from a careful blending of quality, comfort, style and service. Whilst the objective standard of these discrete features is important, we think what really matters, is how they are balanced and blended to create the optimum overall experience."
This is what drives us at Knockendarroch and our constantly evolving guest experience is built on this belief. The elusive 'perfect blend' may always be just around the corner, but we like to think we are doing a pretty good job of chasing it down.
If this approach to hospitality strikes a chord with you, then we think you might really enjoy a stay with us at our hotel in Pitlochry.
Please browse the rest of our website for more specific information on what we do here at Knockendarroch and to find out what’s on offer in Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire.
Re-opening 5th February 2021
That's us closed for 2020 - what a crazy year!
With travel restrictions preventing many of our guests being able to visit Pitlochry, we took the decision to end our 2020 season a few weeks early. As frustrating as that is for everyone, we are now looking forward to rolling out the winter refurbishment program with seven of our bedrooms and bathrooms getting a refresh for 2021. We are also forging ahead with another exciting development plan for the hotel which will take shape in the early part of next year. Keep an eye on social media and our newsletter. More details will follow in the next few weeks. Bookings for 2021
Our phone lines, email and online booking systems remain fully open as always and we look forward to receiving your bookings for 2021.
As always, you can be assured that the safety of our guests and staff will always be central in our thinking. Our coronavirus risk assessment will remain up to date and a summary of what guests need to know and their responsibilities can be found on our Coronavirus protocols page.
We also have a page detailing some of themore interesting enhancements we have introduced, including:
Although our standard T&Cs prevail, we will of course remain flexible with postponement requests resulting from symptoms, positive tests, self isolation requirements or lockdown restrictions. Please get in touch should you have any questions.
Lastly, we are very much looking forward to welcoming you all back to Knockendarroch. We have really appreciated the continued support of our loyal guests throughout this crazy year and we hope to see you all again in 2021.
Struan and Louise
What do we offer here at Knockendarroch?
Our welcoming and luxurious 4 Gold Star hotel offers contemporary country house style in a quiet elevated position in central Pitlochry. Most of our 14 bedrooms benefit from stunning panoramic views of Pitlochry and the surrounding hills of Highland Perthshire. Roaring log fires help to make our guest lounge a wonderfully relaxing space to enjoy drinks and canapés before taking dinner in our two AA rosette restaurant. At Knockendarroch we pride ourselves on a our carefully constructed blend of excellent food, comfortable rooms, wonderful views and friendly service.
In and around Pitlochry
Pitlochry hotels have been popular with tourists for over 150 years. The stunning mountain and mixed woodland scenery with its many lochs, rivers and waterfalls is well mapped for walkers and mountain-bikers. Pitlochry Golf Club, home of the Highland Open, is just 5 minutes up the road, also offering great views over the town and down the Vale of Atholl.
A more sedate way to enjoy the great Scottish Highland scenery of Perthshire is from the many well-planned viewpoints and easy access paths throughout the area. With multiple other attractions, including the ever popular Pitlochry Festival Theatre, the dam and salmon ladder, castles and historic attractions, groves of huge trees, distilleries, shops and great cafes and delis, Pitlochry has a lot to offer.
However you decide to make use of your visit to Pitlochry, the comfort of our luxury highland hotel with its stunning Highland Perthshire views, excellent food and friendly service make Knockendarroch a perfect place to stay.
Note: Pitlochry train station is a main line station with direct trains to Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. We have private parking for all guests including two spaces with electric vehicle / Tesla chargers. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout. For theatre-goers we offer pre-theatre dining and a complimentary transport service during the main theatre season.
Knockendarroch is owner-run by Louise and Struan Lothian
Scottish Hotel of the Year 2019
Visit Scotland 4 star GOLD award
2 Red Rosettes for the Restaurant
Best Small Hotel - 2020 1st in Scotland 10th in UK