Craigellie House

Blairgowrie, Perth & Kinross
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1828 633381

Come for big, peaceful bedrooms with views, delicious home cooked breakfasts and riverside strolls through ancient beech woodland


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

Completed just after WWI for the Shands of Craigellie, this is an elegant house with sash windows, wide wooden doors and high ceilings. Take tea in the large drawing room with comfy sofa and chairs, an open fire, TV, books and games. Eat breakfast at the window: fruits from the farm shop in season, eggs from their hens, porridge, and the full Scottish experience including sausages and black pudding from the local butcher. Or anything you need for a special diet.

A sheltered garden has a handy bench for boots and you’re welcome to relax on the lawns with herbaceous beds, or find a sunny corner to read in. Walk down some steps into the Den of Alyth, an SSSI where the Alyth Burn tumbles through. In 20 minutes you are in the little town or can join longer walks.

Bedrooms in the West Wing are both a good size with duck feather and down duvets and Scottish Fine Soaps in sparkling bathrooms with showers.

Craigellie House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Coming with another couple and enjoying the drawing room to yourselves for afternoon tea and breakfast
  • Walking into the little town from the house and garden through the lovely woods
  • Having a day out exploring and coming back for homemade cake
Craigellie House - Gallery

You should know

  • No dogs
  • No TVs in the bedrooms
  • Mobile signal can be a bit patchy


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Children over 2 welcome.
Christmas, New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £110
Singles £100-£110. Extra bed/sofabed available £15 per person per night.
1 Double
From £120
1 Twin/double
From £110



A lovely place to stay, with your own sitting room, big bedrooms, home cooked breakfasts and superb walks.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Explore Alyth with its shops, old bridge, quirky lanes and the river running through it all. There's a nice café where you can sit outside on a sunny day and The Lands of Loyal Hotel for a posh dinner. Join the Cateran Trail, a circular route which takes you through Blairgowrie. Visit Scone Palace, crowning place of Scottish kings or spot ospreys in the Loch of the Lowes nature reserve.

Local points of interest from Liz & Charlie Bushby

  • Craigellie is allegedly the last mansion house built in Scotland. It has huge character and lovely grounds. Guests love the peace and quiet; being in the country; breathing fresh air; listening to birdsong and watching red squirrels playing in the trees.
  • This area is a hidden gem - it's just 90 minutes north of Edinburgh, yet totally rural in a nice sort of way. You still have your home comforts, Wi-fi and plenty to do, but you have fertile farmland, wooded glens and the great outdoors on your doorstep.
  • If walking is your thing then you are spoilt for choice: The Cateran Trail, a 103km circular walk through spectacular countryside, passes just above Craigellie, while the scenic Angus glens and the magnificent Cairngorm mountains are all within easy reach.
  • For golfers there's so much choice: 2 courses in Alyth and 3 championship ones in Blairgowrie. Then there's Forfar, Kirriemuir and Strathmore - and all within 20 miles! Or for cyclists: lazy country lanes; rigorous hills or off-road tracks - take your pick
  • If you prefer castles, palaces and culture you won't be disappointed. Glamis Castle, Scone Palace and Blair Castle are all nearby. In Dundee the new V&A is worth a visit as are RRS Discovery (think Scott & Shackleton) and the McManus Art Gallery.
  • Although not coastal it's easy to get to some super east coast beaches, including St Andrews. Then there are numerous less well-known delights from standing stones and hill forts to local museums and a chance to tour a nearby Scottish tea-growing garden.


Liz & Charlie Bushby

Liz and Charlie have set to work proving that it is possible to make an old house more eco-friendly. They have installed solar panels which feed into specialist water cylinders, a log-fired biomass boiler, massive insulation and magnetic secondary glazing, even an EV charger. They now need only 4% of their energy from fossil fuels. They love meeting people and sharing their house with guests.