Plans have also been secured for further eight suites, with another two now in development as part of a £400,000 investment.

These will be built around an orchard within a walled garden as part of the next phase with work commencing late 2020, opening in April 2021.


In addition to the Railway Cottage conversion with two rooms, a former stable block has been converted into five plush rooms with en-suite facilities, including one fully accessible suite designed for the less mobile.




Estate owner Anne Macdonald has collaborated with renowned artist and designer Iona Crawford of Glasgow-based Iona Crawford Atelier to create stylish interiors for these seven new Estate rooms taking inspiration for the bespoke designs from the history and heritage of the estate buildings and their equestrian and railway connections. An eclectic art collection is showcased across the property, featuring some of the finest Scottish Contemporary Artists from Gerard Burns to Georgina McMaster. 




The MacDonald Family purchased the estate in 2016 and took on the challenge of converting the listed building Old Manse, which was unoccupied and falling into disrepair. Since then they have lovingly restored the stone-built residential manse, which was built in 1828 having relocated from the lawn of Blair Castle by order of the then Duke of Atholl in the mid 1700’s.




The result is the first 5* luxury property within the National Park in Blair Atholl, to offer luxurious accommodation with a blend of traditional and contemporary style. The Old Manse of Blair Estate opened as a Boutique Hotel in April 2018.




The latest expansion project commenced in January and was due for completion in late March. Despite COVID-imposed closure, the build project finally completed in early July.


The Old Manse of Blair


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