Glebe House has a fascinating history dating back more than 150 years, not to mention an air of country house grandeur. In 2014, it was brought firmly into the 21st century thanks to a sensitive restoration project that enhanced its unique period features, many of which were handmade by skilled, local craftsmen. Today it offers boutique bed and breakfast accommodation that has been awarded a five-star rating by Visit Scotland.
Located in the pretty conservation village of Dunning and set in verdant landscaped gardens, it was originally built as the manse for the 13th century St. Serf’s Church, which is home to the 8th century Dupplin Cross. In the village, you can see the remains of a Roman encampment; a monument to Maggie Walls, who was burnt at the stake as a witch in 1657; and the ‘Straw House’, the only property to survive the Jacobean torching of Dunning in 1716.
There’s also a nine-hole golf course, two pubs, tennis courts and a one-kilometre circular walk around the ancient Kincladie Wood. With easy access to the A9 and M90, the rest of Highland Perthshire is on your doorstep, just waiting to be explored.
As there are only two guest suites available, Glebe House offers privacy and tranquility. Owners Sara and Dave Wood go out of their way to make your visit special, serving their guests afternoon tea (with home-baked cakes!) on arrival. They can provide evening meals for those who want them, as well as packed lunches to those staying two nights or more.
When Glebe House was built in 1860, a craftsman from Perth was responsible for the pitch pine work, painted glass and other unique, handmade features inside. Dave and Sara will be happy to help you learn more about the history of the house.
The interior now boasts all the comforts and luxuries that you’d expect from a boutique B&B, but care has been taken to ensure that the subtle contemporary look complements, rather than distracts from, the house’s original features and impressive proportions.
The spacious Kincladie Suite has a king-sized bed, but can be converted to twin accommodation, if required. It has a large shower-room and a chaise longue.
The Dupplin Suite has a double bed and a handmade quilt that mirrors the jewel-coloured light streaming through the stained glass in the hallway. There’s a jacuzzi bath perfect for soaking away your aches and pains after a day out walking and a large, separate shower.
Each suite has its own private lounge with a chesterfield sofa and chairs, as well as a dining area. They both have flat screen televisions (with satellite) and DVD player.
Both bathrooms contain quality Arran Aromatics toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. The beds have sprung memory foam mattresses and pure cotton, hypo allergenic linen. There’s a turn down service, and well-stocked hospitality trays featuring homemade cakes.
Prices range from £120 to £145 per room per night, based on two people sharing.
The breakfast menu includes a variety of traditional and healthy choices, which are made using produce from the garden and local farms whenever available. The dishes on offer tend to change with the seasons, but old favourites, such as the traditional Scottish breakfast, are always available. Special dietary requirements can be catered for, but please advise Sara and Dave at the time of booking.
Glebe House has been awarded a Taste Our Best Award by Visit Scotland in recognition of the quality of the breakfast offering.
You have found a wonderful place to stay and Boutique and Breakfast is committed to giving you a personalised service so that you can find the right room at the right price. Simply fill in our enquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive a response from Glebe House tailored to your needs. This will be in the form of either a telephone call or an email.