Knockendarroch Hotel & Restaurant

Pitlochry, Perth & Kinross
+44 (0)1796 473473
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You get big views, plenty of style, lovely rooms, lots of original art and excellent food at this small hotel, Pitlochry


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

This grand old house on a hill was built in 1880, then sold in 1910 for £100! It is also the birthplace of the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, the plays originally performed in the garden. These days it’s simply a lovely place to stay with views from the front that shoot across the valley to forested hills. Inside, you find original tiles in the hall, a double sitting room with two fires, a whisky bar for a wee dram, a wallpapered restaurant with views of Ben Vrackie and plenty of original contemporary art. Good paths lead up through forest and moorland for big Highland views, not a bad way to work up an appetite for some very good food, perhaps fillet of hake with chilli and lemongrass, Perthshire lamb with parsnip purée, elderflower panna cotta with pear sorbet. Bedrooms are lovely, it really doesn’t matter which you choose, though the big ones at the front do have exceptional views. You’ll find comfy beds, smart fabrics, tartan throws and padded headboards, perhaps a cushioned window seat or a sofa if there’s room. Two have balconies, most have binoculars to scan the hills. There’s a drying room for wet gear, too.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • 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
From 2pm
Check out
11am, please get in touch for early or late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. Children over 10 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £5. Dinner, 3 courses, £25 (£42 non-residents).


Nightly price
from £140
Dinner, B&B £100-£173 per person.
12 Twin/doubles
From £140



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Struan & Louise Lothian

  • The Queen's View - an iconic Highland Perthshire viewpoint. On a clear day see 75km up Lochs Tummel and Rannoch to the mountians of Glencoe in the distance.
  • Craigower Hill - a short walk up through the Golf Course to the top of Craigower Hill affords panoramic views of Highland Perthshire and beyond.
  • House of Bruar - just a short drive up the road to one of Scotlands most unusual luxury shopping destinations. Must be seen to be believed. Take a walk up to the stunning Falls of Bruar while you are there.
  • Edradour Distillery - the smallest and surely the prettiest distillery in Scotland. Can be walked to from the hotel through a charming oak woodland with a chance to see the Black Spout Waterfall on route. Super tour available at the distillery.
  • Pitlochry Festival Theatre - no trip to Pitlochry is complete without a visit to the famous Festival Theatre. Running a repertoire program you can see six shows over six days at the height of the season.
  • Blair Castle - A stunning whitewashed castle in great condition with many fully restored rooms to tour. Excellent expansive gardens to explore with some great examples of the 'Big Trees' for which Highland Perthshire is so famous.