Near to Fish ladder at the base of Loch Faskally and a stone's throw from Pitlochry, this is a baronial castle that has had a real facelift moving from Victorian to 21st century in one go. 5 star hotel that combines contemporary with scottish traditional. Open from May 2013.
A five star, traditional castle hotel, Fonab is situated on the banks of Loch Faskally amidst breadth taking highland scenery. The hotel has 31 rooms, 13 of the rooms are located within the castle. Another 18 rooms, most of which have direct access to the lochside, are located in a contemporary timber clad extension to the castle.
At the heart of the castle accommodation is the bridal suite featuring a luxurious, oversized bed and a vaulted ceiling as well as a separate luxury bathroom and walk-in shower.
Fonab Castle Hotel will also feature 36 country-styled and luxurious lodges and have private hot tubs within its grounds beside the loch.
Originally built for the Sandeman family, the port and sherry merchants, the hotel is aiming at five star level and will feature a panoramic, glass fronted restaurant with stunning loch views, serving locally and internationally inspired dishes in a stylish, yet casual setting.
Additional facilities set for later in 2013 include heated and air-conditioned dog kennels, and a destination spa – complete with treatment rooms, gym and pool.
Some visitors will be worried by the A9 which passes behind the hotel to the west but the trees should shield the property. The location so near to Pitlochry makes this a very easy to reach destination for travellers coming up from London - just jump on the sleeper anc get picked up from Pitlochry station.