Balnearn House is an outstanding guest house located in Aberfeldy, in the heart of Highland Perthshire. Built in late 1900, Balnearn House is the home of Claire and Mark Dimmock. Balnearn House offers bed and breakfast where comfort and a friendly atmosphere are top priority and this comes across in the high quality service offered to all guests.
Aberfeldy is situated amid some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery. Balnearn House can be found close to ‘The Birks of Aberfeldy’ where there are wonderful walks through the Moness Glen, surrounded by cascading waterfalls. On the edge of the town, the silvery River Tay flows under General Wade’s bridge built in 1733. At one point in history it was the only bridge fording the River Tay which contributed to the town’s importance.
Aberfeldy is an excellent area for a variety of outdoor activities including touring the countryside, cycling, walking, kayaking, white water rafting, climbing, golfing, fishing, or just taking time out to relax, which makes Balnearn House an ideal base. The picturesque town of Pitlochry with its popular Festival Theatre is only a 20 minute drive away. Blair Castle, which is well worth a visit, and the House of Bruar for an ultimate shopping experience are approximately 45 minutes drive away. For whisky enthusiasts, the area is well-endowed with distilleries, starting at our own Aberfeldy Distillery.
This delightful guest house has 10 bedrooms with attractive gardens to the front and rear of the property. Ample private parking is also available. Wireless Broadband is also available throughout the house for those who need to stay in touch with the world they left behind.
Claire & Mark Dimmock would like to offer you a warm welcome to their home, Balnearn House, Aberfeldy which is set in the heart of the beautiful Tay valley in Perthshire, one of the most scenic counties in Scotland. It is an excellent area for a variety of outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, white water rafting, canoeing, golfing, fishing or just touring around the countryside.
There are many attractions within a short distance from Aberfeldy – the picturesque town of Pitlochry with its Festival Theatre, the fairytale Blair Castle (well worth a visit), the famous House of Bruar (for the shopaholics amongst you!) and, of course, the “fair city” of Perth which is only some 35 minutes drive away. Aberfeldy itself is not without its own visitor attractions with the Distillery and the intriguing Watermill Bookshop / Gallery (winner of the best UK independent bookshop), as well as other galleries and a good range of shops. The village of Kenmore, at the head of Loch Tay, is only six miles from Aberfeldy and, during the summer months, there are regular boat trips on the loch.
Enough about Aberfeldy and its environs, now a little about Balnearn itself. Situated on the edge of the town within a two minute walk of the “Birks o’ Aberfeldy” (made famous by Robert Burns), Balnearn is a Victorian- style property set within approximately three-quarters of an acre of grounds, including an off-street private car park. There are 10 comfortable rooms, offering the facilities which you would expect aswell as free WIFI access. You can relax and unwind in the spacious first floor lounge with open fire and enjoy the views to the distant hills beyond. Breakfast is served in our elegant dining-room where you will be offered a selection of both cooked and lighter options, giving you the perfect start to your day. It is to be hoped that the above information will be enough to tempt you to spend some time here at Balnearn – you can be assured of a warm welcome!