Essendy House

Blairgowrie, Perth & Kinross
Bed & Breakfast

Tea and cake by the fire – or sunny garden terrace – and hearty suppers with lovely hosts. Walk, golf, ski, fish to your heart's delight


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Down a tree-lined drive blazing with colour, Tess and John’s charming country house is surrounded by lochs, castles and serenity. Inside is cosy and comfortable with wood fires, flowers, Tess’s striking murals and trompe l’oeil and an unusual collection of family artefacts. Traditional bedrooms have good linen and views of Dunsinane Hill. Enjoy continental breakfasts with homemade bread and jams, perhaps scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, served in the dining room or under the vines in the conservatory; suppers too. There’s a suntrap terrace, and you can walk in Macbeth’s Birnam Wood, play golf, ski, fish and admire swooping ospreys.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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
Christmas & New Year; February/March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Continental breakfast. Packed lunch £5. Supper, 2 courses, £25. Pub/restaurant 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £110
Singles £55.
1 Double
From £110
1 Twin
From £110


The welcome, bedroom, bathroom, breakfast were all perfection. Tess and John could not have done more to make our stay great and the sitting room was very comfortable. Delicious cake and scones. Wonderful to look over to Dunsinane.

Anne, Richmond, london

We had a really wonderful stay with Tess and John who were perfect hosts, full of fascinating stories about their extensive travels. Breakfast was a marvellous feast that included home made bread and preserves and the surrounding countryside was a joy to walk in.

Rachael, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from John Monteith

  • At the Loch of the Lowes there are ospreys, you can visit the Reserve and get a close up view from the camera by the nest. Close by is Dunkeld, the former religious capital of Scotland, with its cathedral, old market place and bridge over the Tay,
  • 40 minute away is Pitlochry with three distilleries, visit Edradour the smallest distillery in Scotland. The hydro dam and fish ladder are worth visiting and there is a excellent theatre. A circuit Pitlochry, Dunkeld and back makes a good day out.
  • Visit the House of Bruar (think Harrods of the North) or impressive Blair Atholl Castle and drive back via Loch Tummel, Fortingall on Loch Tay which has the oldest tree in Britain in the churchyard, Kenmore, Amulree and Dunkeld. Perhaps walk Birnam Hill.
  • Visit Glamis Castle. Return via the rural areas to the north or via Dundee to see the Verdant Works Museum, HMS UNICORN an 19 Century warship or RRS DISCOVERY used by Capt Scott on Antartic expeditions. Return via antique centres at Abernyte and Rait.
  • Drive over Strath Braan to the fine formal gardens at Drummond Castle near Crieff before visiting the Innerpeffray Libray Museum, Scotland's oldest free, public lending library. Visit the Black Watch Museum in Perth and return via Scone Palace.
  • Ideal overnight stop on your way north. Plenty of sport: six 18 hole golf courses nearby; salmon and trout fishing can be arranged; walks, including the 64 mile Cateran Trail. Or best just relax at Essendy keeping an eye out for our resident red squirrels