Our beautiful Regency mansion - once described by Country Life as the most perfect small estate in Scotland - is situated in the heart of rural Perthshire. From the moment you wind up the tree-lined drive, you will know you have arrived somewhere special.
The Room Rate at Inchyra is for two people and includes breakfast. We offer a choice of breakfasts - either a Continental breakfast (natural yoghurt, fruit compote, organic muesli, croissants with Scottish heather honey or home made jams, tea or coffee and fruit juice) or a full Scottish breakfast (porridge with milk or cream, full cooked breakfast including free range eggs from our chickens, bacon, mushroom, tomato, black pudding, Cumberland sausage, toast and home made oatcakes with heather honey and home made jam and marmalade). For your evening meal, there are many good restaurants locally, details of which can be provided. We suggest you (email hidden) for Perth which has a reliable list of the best places to eat.
Inchyra stands in 120 acres of private parkland, with views out over grazing cattle and horses. Many of the trees are now at their peak having been planted in the 1800's. Despite the grandeur of the setting, this is very much a family home and you will be warmly welcomed by Caroline and James Inchyra, their family, Flint the deerhound and Lorraine Laing, our housekeeper.
Inchyra House was built in 1795 by Edinburgh lawyer John Anderson. It has changed hands infrequently since it was built and in the 1950's was bought by Sir Frederick Hoyer Millar, who later became Lord Inchyra. The house passed on to his grandson in 1999 and is now home of James Inchyra and his family. The interiors boast some fine examples of plasterwork and Regency interior design.
The Blue Room is one of three rooms available at Inchyra. This beautiful double room has twin beds and a view over the gardens at the front of the house. The bed is made up with made up with sheets and blankets. Please let us know if you require alternative bedding. The Blue Room has it's own private bathroom across the passageway with an original roll top bath with telephone shower attachment.
Inchyra is fantastically situated for almost anything you might want to do or see in Scotland.
In 10 minutes you will be in Perth, our local town. It is worth a visit just to see the setting on the River Tay but you may also want to visit Scone Palace or spend a day at the races.
You can be in Edinburgh by car in 50mins, opening up the world of the Fringe, the Festival and Edinburgh's many top class restaurants, shops and museums.
Glasgow is about an hour and a half by car. The city has a country wide reputation for some of the best shopping and a buzzing restaurant and night life.
If you're after something a bit quieter, head north in to the Highlands. You can be in Dunkeld in 25 minutes, the gateway to the Highlands, and from there you can drive on to Pitlochry and Aberfeldy and the heart of the Highlands awaits you. Awe inspiring mountains and lochs offer endless possiblities for walks and treks. There are many companies offering entertainment for the more adventurous with kayaking, canyoning and more.
Head east from Inchyra and you can visit the vast empty beaches at Tentsmuir on your way to St Andrews and the beauty of the Kingdom of Fife. Or drive up into Angus to visit beautiful Glamis Castle, family home of the Queen Mother. And there are many other historic houses and beautiful gardens to visit too.
From your base at Inchyra House you can fish, shoot, hunt, climb, walk, fly, kayak, white water raft, mountain bike, sail and more but, of course, one of the main reasons many people come to this area of Scotland is because of the golf. There are several championship courses within easy reach of Inchyra (Gleneagles, Carnoustie and St Andrews) as well as many more world renowned courses that you can play. Let us know if you would like help organising tee times and access to courses -
This is a beautiful house and property. We felt like we were staying at Downton Abbey - only we were the only guests. Gracious hosts and housekeeper. Note that the breakfast part of the B&B is extra cost and though all facilities were in excellent condition there are tubs with hand shower - we'd prefer showering standing up.
Thank you Rodney - so glad you enjoyed your trip. Sorry about the shower situation but I don't think you'd find them at Downton either! These old houses don't come with quite all the mod cons but in some ways that's part of the charm. Hope to see you here again one day. Best wishes Caroline
This is a truly special place to visit. We had a wonderful stay in an incredibly comfortable room. The beds were amazing! Caroline and James were very welcoming and accomodating and gave us great tips for eating out in Perth. The in-house bar and use of the beautiful sitting room topped off our evening. Lorraine had a fantastic continental breakfast ready for us in the morning (so good that I am still regretting not opting for the full cooked version!). We will definitely stay again if the opportunity arises!!