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Last updated: 09 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Lucy Gillmore

Highland Perthshire is a hotbed of foodie enclaves and field-to-fork ventures. This boutique hotel is the sister property to Ballintaggart Farm, a rustic restaurant with rooms and a cookery school just down the road. In 2018, the Grandtully Hotel, an old Victorian hotel in need of a revamp, joined the stable.   

It’s now a contemporary, country-chic eight-bedroom gourmet escape, the restaurant dishing up a daily changing menu of seasonal Scottish dishes, showcasing the best local artisan produce.

It’s also got a buzzing bar, the Tully, with a list of creatively-concocted, hand-crafted cocktails to work your way through. Ideal for weekending bar-flies and feasting foodies. 

Surrounding area

Both properties are in the softly rolling Perthshire hills, just an hour and a half north of both Glasgow and Edinburgh. The Grandtully is in a small village close to the River Tay. 

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Cooking classes at Ballintaggart Farm

Cooking classes at Ballintaggart Farm

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This foodie bolt-hole offers field-to-fork cookery classes in Highland Perthshire themed around ‘seasonal suppers’, ‘pickling, preserving and fermenting’ and ‘fire and foraging’. You can stay over in one of 12 luxury bedrooms, or book into the Grandtully Hotel, their sleek sister property nearby.

Best for ages: 13+ | £25 | 5 hours

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Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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The Barn

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