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The Ballathie House Hotel is a fantastic place to stay in Kinclaven, Perthshire. The hotel has 41 beautifully decorated en suite bedrooms spread over the main house, Riverside Building and Sportsman Lodge. There’s an award-winning cuisine in the restaurant with two AA Rosettes which provides luxurious dining experience as well as relaxation for guests

Situated within its own private estate, overlooking the River Tay, gateway to the Scottish Highlands, this charming country house provides luxurious accommodation in tranquil surroundings.

One of the UK’s leading country house hotels, Ballathie House aims to offer a traditional taste of the Scottish Highlands. It features 41 beautiful en suite bedrooms, each one individually decorated, and spread out over the the main house, Riverside Building and the Sportsman Lodge. There is also an award winning cuisine in the 2AA Rosette Restaurant.

Ballathie is a traditional four star Scottish country house hotel offering two AA Rosette dining, fairy-tale weddings, country sports and relaxing escapes set in the beautiful heart of Scotland.

Set in Kinclaven, Stanley, just 11.8 miles from Perth city centre, which is home to a theatre, concert hall and specialist shops, Ballathie House occupies an ideal position from which to explore the many attractions of the Scottish Highlands.

Ballathie House Hotel, set in quiet seclusion in the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, offers one of the highest standards of luxury hotel accommodation in Scotland.

Originally built in 1880, Ballathie is now a privately owned hotel which has been extensively upgraded with a comprehensive refurbishment programme carried out in a manner befitting a building of such grand style.

This has further enhanced Ballathie’s appeal. It now enjoys a deserved reputation as an outstanding country house hotel of exceptional character and rare distinction, recently winning the accolade of Country Sporting Hotel of the Year.

The Ballathie fishing beats on the River Tay are highly regarded amongst anglers, in addtion to fishing, the Estate also offers a variety of outdoor sports and activities including walking, cycling, clay pigeon shooting, all just a short stroll from the hotel.

The house over the years has held many a spectacular ‘house party’ particularly lending itself to using all the ground floor public rooms for an evening party, allowing guests to mingle and to dance the night away – none more so fond as the late Queen Mother.

In 1922, a year before she married Albert, the Duke of York, when the Queen Mother was only 22, she came to Ballathie to party. The following extract is from the official biography by William Shawcross – Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.

“… Meanwhile, her (Queen Mother) autumn continued much as before, with friends to stay at Glamis and house parties elsewhere. And she was seeing more of James Stuart. He came back to Glamis on 2nd October for a week to shoot and a few days later she drove with him unchaperoned to Ballathie House on the River Tay near Perth, where Doris Gordon-Lennox was staying in a house party with her sister Amy’s parents-in-law, Sir Stuart and Lady Coats. Doris wrote to her afterwards that the whole family adored seeing her and tried to put her mind to rest about her arrival alone with James Stuart – a rather risqué thing for a young woman to do…”

Nearly 100 years on, Ballathie still welcomes guests to party and celebrate special occasions.


The Scottish Highlands and Perthshire offer some of the finest salmon fishing and scenery in Scotland. Tay salmon fishing is renowned the world over and Ballathie’s riverside location is ideal for a fishing holiday in the Scottish Highlands.

Ballathie is situated on the banks of the glorious River Tay near the tributary rivers Isla, Ericht and Almond. Major lochs and fisheries are also close by, providing good stillwater fishing opportunities.

While the River Tay is world-famous for its Atlantic salmon, you can also fish for brown trout, rainbow trout, pike, perch and grayling in its waters. Fishing can be done from bank or boat, spin or fly.


  • Salmon – 15th January until 15th October
  • Brown Trout – 15th March until 6th October

Ballathie House Hotel lets the first twelve weeks of Salmon Fishing season on the Ballathie beat. See our Fishing Breaks page for further details. Fishing is also available on preferential day ticket rates from only £35.00+VAT per person, per day during this period.

We can book fishing days for you or provide a comprehensive list of beats and contact details for the surrounding area. For more information on other beats or, to book fishing online, visit the Fish Tay web site.

Safety is vital and the guidance of your ghillie must be followed at all times. Their knowledge of the water is invaluable. They will not only increase your chance of a catch, but also provide expert advice. Life jackets are recommended for boat fishing and deepwater wading.




Whatever the occasion, gather family, invite your friends or surprise a loved one.  Relax and indulge in the most quintessential of traditions –  Afternoon Tea at Ballathie.

Enjoy our spectacular setting, overlooking the River Tay. Savour the choice of dainty sandwiches, small savouries and a delicious selection of delicate pastries and cakes, created daily in our own kitchen by our talented Pastry Chef. 

Add a glass of chilled Champagne on arrival for the ultimate treat.

Afternoon Tea is served daily 3.00pm until 4.30pm daily

Full Afternoon Tea £25.00 per person

Champagne Afternoon Tea £33.50 per person

 Booking is essential and 24 hours notice is required

Gift vouchers are available and can be personalised with your own message – an ideal special occasion gift.

Call us direct on 01250 883268  or opt to purchase on our Website.

Why not join us for a Festive Afternoon Tea?

Available from Wednesday 1st December to Thursday 23rd December inclusive

£30.00 per person including a glass of Fizz on arrival. 

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