Enjoying fine food whilst looking out over Loch Earn, followed by a single malt by the log fire is the essence of a visit to Achray House for many of our guests.
For gourmands and whisky enthusiasts, we have refined this further with our Whisky, Food & Sonse break: two days of fine food and whisky tasting with the opportunity of a local distillery visit during one of the days.
We start to get you in the mood with a four course evening meal from our menu of the month featuring local meat, game and fish in The Conservatory restaurant overlooking Loch Earn. Then relax in the Neish lounge with our malt whisky explorer: tasters of five malt whiskies from the five main whisky regions of Scotland.
On the second day you can if you wish visit the Glenturret Distillery in nearby Crieff. Glenturret, now owned by The Famous Grouse, is the oldest (legal) distillery in Scotland.
Have a light lunch, because a gourmet's delight awaits you in the evening. Stimulate your taste buds with an Achray Sparkler (our take on a Kir Royale, but made with an Australian sparkling wine and a small amount of natural Scottish raspberry juice). Then sit down to our six course taster menu featuring Scottish game, fish and shellfish.
The menu is seasonal, but a typical taster menu will include our own home smoked salmon, marinated in malt whisky and Perthshire heather honey, and then smoked over peat. Another favourite is local venison, which features all year round on our menus. Game such as hare, pheasant and wood pigeon also feature in season. The taster menu finishes with a selection of desserts followed by some of the excellent cheeses made by the new generation of Scottish cheese makers.
After dinner you can round the evening off with a unique Ghosts of the Past whisky tasting: three whiskies, a Speyside, Islay and Lowland each at least 30 years old, and all now out of production with only limited stocks available anywhere in the world. Once these are gone, they are gone forever.
Oh, and Sonse: it's an old Scots word that is difficult to translate, but roughly means happiness and a sense of well being.
The Whisky, Food & Sonse Break is available throughout the year and costs from £199 to £261 per person (£215 to £277 per person in high season) for two nights, based on two people sharing a room. This price includes breakfast on both days, both evening meals described above, and the two whisky tasters and aperitif. It does not include the cost of the optional distillery tour.
To check availability of The Whisky, Food & Sonse Break and book it please email, or call us on +44 (0)560 368 4252. These breaks cannot currently be booked on-line.
Our online booking system is simple and secure. Just choose your check in date above by clicking on the calendar, and choose the number of nights you want to stay. (You can alter both of these later before completing the booking if you wish).Then click on the Search button.
You will then be given a list of the best bed and breakfast rates available for your chosen stay. Choose the room you want, and you will then be given the option to add dinner (for all the nights of you stay). If you want to benefit from our discounted rates for dinner for stays of two or more nights you must select this option when you book the room.
Our online booking engine does not support our luxury packages (Indulge, Gourmet Night and Whisky, Food & Sonse): you will need to call us to book these.
When you book you will receive a confirmation email. We will then process your deposit and send another email to confirm this.
|Last Minute Deals
Book on the day you arrive, or the day before for one or two nights bed and breakfast and get 40% off. This deal is subject to availability, must be booked by telephone, cannot be changed or cancelled, and must be paid in full at the time of booking. For a bargain night away The Coachman's Room costs only £54 for the night (in low season), or why not splash out and have a night in The Dundurn Suite for only £99 (in low season).
Call us on 0560 368 4252 to check availability and book.
|Stay Awhile with us
Throughout the year we discount our dinner, bed and breakfast rates for stays of two nights or more. Rates per person per night based on two people sharing a room are as follows:
|3 for 2
In low season we offer three nights dinner, bed & breakfast for the price of two (based on our standard rates). Rates per person per room for the 3 nights (based on two people sharing a room) are as follows:
Chilled Champagne awaits you in The Dundurn Suite. With its super king size sleigh bed, designer bathroom and superb views it will pamper you.
Enjoy an Achray Sparkler in the Neish Lounge before a four course dinner at a window table in the Conservatory Restaurant overlooking the loch. In the morning enjoy breakfast in bed, or in your private seating area overlooking the loch.
£487 for 2 nights for 2 people(£542 in high season).
For lovers of good food what better way to spend a night than savouring our six course taster menu, highlighting the best of Scottish produce, with the emphasis on game and seafood. Rates per person per night based on two people sharing a room are as follows:
|Whisky, Food & Sonse
Two days of fine food and fabulous whisky: on the first night, a three course dinner followed by a taster of five regional whiskies; on the second, our house aperitif followed by a six course taster menu, finishing with three rare old malt whiskies no longer in production.
Rates per person for two nights based on two people sharing a room are: