Set in 4,000 acres of breathtaking Perthshire countryside, with views across the Tay Valley, 18th-century Edradynate is the sort of house to which guests return again and again to enjoy all it has to offer. And there is an abundance of choice: fishing lessons, clay pigeon shooting, walking, a terrace for drinks on balmy evenings and a billiards room to retreat to with a wee dram afterwards. Sympathetically refurbished to retain its Highland charm, it has benefitted from some modern touches: each of the nine bedrooms are ensuite and there is Sky TV in the playroom in case of rainy days. Return from a walk up the hill to a roaring log fire and much-lauded homecooked supper (you can choose to stay here on a catered basis if you wish) with the promise of comfy beds with crisp sheets to follow. It ticks all the boxes for an extremely relaxing holiday in dramatic landscapes found nowhere else.
Weekends from £2,400
+44 (0)1256 381821; edradynate-estate.com
Blair Castle, Menzies Castle, Glamis Castle, Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery or climb Farragon (2,569 feet).
At the Inn on the Tay at Grandtully or Ailean Craggan at Weem or best of all…get Jenny to come in and cook you a meal at Edradynate.
From House of Bruar, The Highland Chocolatier in Grandtully or visit Malcolm Appleby for silver jewellery in Grandtully.
CLAIM TO FAME
27th July 1689; General Hugh Mackay’s Government Army was defeated by the Jacobites at the Battle of Killiecrankie. The remnants led by Menzies of Weem retreated and rested that night in the Park below Edradynate House
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