Four Seasons Hotel
Set against a steep, forested backdrop on the shores of Loch Earn, the Four Seasons occupies one of the most enviably picturesque locations in the whole of Scotland, accompanied by a varied history. The main house was built in the early 1800s for the manager of the local limekilns and later it served a term as a schoolmaster's house before being gradually extended into a small and comfortable hotel. The view from the Four Seasons stretches southwest down the loch and can honestly be described as magnificent. Spectacular sunsets, mist-wreathed mornings and the snow-covered bens exercise a mesmeric fascination. Perhaps one of the best places to watch the ever-changing scenery is from one of the hotel's two restaurants. Both offer the temptations you dream of: Signature dish of Hand dived Scrabster Scallops, Gateau of Scottish Limousin Beef Fillet, Perthshire Lamb, Sea Bass, Barbary Duckling. Nearby, there are all sorts of day trips to choose from, including the steam train to Mallaig on the West Coast, a visit to Scotland's smallest whisky distillery, a day's fishing and sailing or, for hill walkers, a Munro or two.