Welcome to Heathpark Lodge Blairgowrie Scotland

Heathpark Lodge Blairgowrie accommodation guide - everything you need to know before visiting Heathpark Lodge Blairgowrie Scotland. Room types, location, services, activities, facilities and information on Heathpark Lodge. Whether you are going for a holiday or a business trip to Blairgowrie in Scotland read all the accommodation information about Heathpark Lodge.

Email Heathpark Lodge enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com 


Other places to stay in and around Blairgowrie

Search Scotland

Click for Interactive Scotland Map

Blairgowrie HotelsHeathpark Lodge welcomes you to our luxury four star en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation in this charming Scottish home.

The beautifully decorated and furnished house provides first class facilities for our guests.

With two ensuite guest rooms and two guest lounges there is plenty space to relax and unwind.
Our gardens have won several awards over the years.

We have wireless computer access facilities.
Private car parking is available and garage space may also be available if requested in advance.

Heathpark Lodge Accommodation

For those who prefer ground floor accommodation and not to have to worry about stairs, this house is perfect, having all accommodation on the one level.

We offer two bright, tastefully furnished ensuite rooms (one twin and one double) and also two lounges for guests' use.

The twin room can accommodate an extra bed if required.

Activities include:
- Fishing
- Golf
- Hill Walking
- Glamis Castle

As a base for golfers, anglers, walkers and tourists Blairgowrie has a great deal to offer. There are four challenging golf courses within a few minutes drive (including the championship course of Rosemount).

The rivers Ericht, Tay and Isla are also a few minutes drive and walkers have a vast choice of places to roam.
Nestling at the foot of the Grampian mountains, Blairgowrie is a small picturesque town which has good amenities including a library which offers a genealogy service and internet access.

The river Ericht splits the town of Blairgowrie from Rattray and an evening stroll along the riverside is just a delight.
We provide wireless computer facilities for our guests.

Situated in Rosemount, on the edge of Blairgowrie, Heathpark Lodge is an excellent centre for tourists, walkers, golfers, anglers, cyclists, motorbikers, and bird watchers.
· The house has no stairs and this may suit the less able guest.
· Where possible local produce is used in our varied breakfast menu. Special diets are available and there is a daily vegetarian dish.

Heathpark Lodge Bed and Breakfast is set in Blairgowrie in the heart of scenic Perthshire and is less than 30 minutes drive from Dundee and Perth. The cities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow are about 90 minutes drive on excellent roads.

The History of Heathpark Lodge:
The following has been compiled from research done since 1991 when it became of interest to me.

Heathpark Lodge is situated in Rosemount, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland and in 1745 the whole area was open grazing land. Coupar Angus Road was a one lane road built for the use of coaches and horse traffic connecting the towns of Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie.

According to historic records the Duke of Cumberland's (known as the Butcher of Cumberland) cavalry camped on the actual site of the Heathpark estate for a period of around 6 weeks, before their final push to Inverness, where they won the battle of Culloden against the 'rebel' Scots. The Duke himself did not stay here but enjoyed the more sumptuous accommodation of Newton Castle set at the top of the town!

Heathpark estate is thought to have been built between 1837 and 1841. Records show that the land was bought in 1837 by John Thain, a ship owner from Dundee and the very first census taken in 1841 lists Heathpark Lodge and the occupants.
In the mid 1850s the owner of R & R Clark, a very reputable printing and publishing firm in Edinburgh, purchased the whole estate.
His family occupied the 'big house' during holidays and the estate manager, his wife and children lived here in the then three roomed Lodge. The back of the original house is evident in the present hallway.

Soon after Mr Clark arrived, others purchased land, built houses and this resulted in the village of Rosemount.

The Clark family kept the house for a number of years until Mr Clark died (he is buried under an impressive headstone in the old churchyard at the top of the town).
Early in the 1900s the whole estate was sold to a lady who was Lord Lt. of Perthshire; namely a Miss Guthrie. Records show she employed a gardener and wife who lived here in the Lodge.
(The appointment of a female as Lord Lt. was extremely unusual - it is still a male dominated post today, so she must have had something going for her!)

When Miss Guthrie died in the late 1930s the whole estate was bought by the local veterinary surgeon who ran his surgery (including large operating theatre!) from the back of the 'big house' and resided in the front part. His mother lived here in the Lodge and we have been told there were many fine musical evenings here as both the vet and his mother were talented fiddlers.

In the late 60s the vet's mother died and he sold the Lodge to a private buyer; thus the division of the estate commenced. In 1980 the then owners of the 'big house' sold off much more of the land, including a wonderful walled garden, to a property developer but fortunately this did not affect the Lodge in any way.

Since the house was first privately owned and therefore nothing whatever to do with the 'big house' there have been 3 owners. We purchased the house in 1991 and extended it to its present size in 1992, trying our very best to ensure the extension was sympathetic to and in keeping with the charming original property.

The garden has evolved in the past years since we took over - then it was just grass and stones. The beech hedge seen at the roadside was over 15 feet high when we arrived and it also ran along the back of the house. Thankfully it is now a manageable size and hopefully compliments the garden rather than buries it!

Note of interest: When we were digging to install our flagpole many years ago now, we discovered a blue bottle which was intact. It has since been inspected by both Dundee and Perth museum staff and it appears to be a hand blown medicine bottle, which would have belonged to an army officer, and dates around the mid 1700s.

Email Heathpark Lodge enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com