Monachyle Mhor Hotel, Scotland

Price point: Luxury

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Perthshire

Stylish boutique hotel in a loch-side location. 

At a glance

  • Stunning location. Set on a 2,000 acre estate state within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. The hotel overlooks Loch Voil and Doine, with five Munroes on the doorstep. 

  • Award winning restaurant. Showcasing exceptional Scottish food. The produce on the menu is home grown and home reared. The wine list is passionately curated by Tom Lewis, gregarious and talented owner/chef.

  • Also a working farm. Rearing cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens and wild venison - all of which are used in the hotel’s restaurant.

  • Design led interiors. Room interiors are stylish and spacious, classy and cosy, with all the mod cons required for a comfortable stay.

  • Things to do. Whisky, wine & gin tastings, cooking & bread-making demos, foraging & fishing, cycling & nature walks, wild swimming, paddle-boarding and more ...

  • Self catering alternatives. A funky cabin that was a ferry waiting room in a previous incarnation, and a restored 1950s Pilot Panther showman’s wagon are self catering options within the estate.

  • Number of rooms: 18  bedrooms

  • Maximum capacity: Options for 1 & 2 additional beds in selected rooms 

  • Food & Beverage: Breakfast, a la carte lunch & 7-course tasting menu for dinner, served in the restaurant. Freshly made soup, sandwiches & scones available all day.

  • Breakfast included: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Available throughout

  • Child friendly: Yes. 4 sets of interconnecting rooms that are ideal for families, & plenty of child friendly activities.

  • Pet friendly: 4 dog friendly rooms.

  • Season: Open year round. Closed Mon-Weds in January.

  • Minimum stay: No minimum stay requirements.

  • Location: 1.5 hour drive from Edinburgh & Glasgow

  • Access: By car. Or helicopter (there's a helipad!) 

  • Parking: Yes, free of charge.

  • Pick up from station/airport: No. But can recommend taxi service.

"The property feels like a luxurious home away from home. We are family run and friendly, and pride ourselves on creating a lovely mix of personal yet professional service."

Sustainability and values

'Monachyle Mhor recycles their food waste, cardboard, glass and plastics. The hotel’s heating and hot water are supplied by a biomass unit, the ashes form the burned wood pellets go to the garden, as well as used coffee granules. Water comes from a natural spring on the hill behind the hotel.

The Lewis family have lived and farmed in Balquhidder Glen for over 30 years and have employed local people in the hotel, garden and on the farm throughout this time. They prioritise buying from local suppliers as much as possible.'

Who is it aimed at?

Anyone with an appreciation for design, looking for a cool & sophisticated place to stay, with personalised service, good food and wine. And the great Scottish outdoors right on the doorstep.

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"So much Mhor than a chic place to stay!"

At a glance

Our story

Rob & Jean Lewis came to Monachyle Mhor in 1983 as farmers. Jean, who is blind, wanted to buy a bicycle for her son & decided to offer tea & scones to walkers. Being six miles along a single- track road it may not have been an obvious success... but it was.

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