St Fillians is located at the foot of the central highlands based on Loch Earn and is perfect for a retreat.
It has been on my bucket list for years to travel to a loch and the central highlands and this hotel couldn’t be any more perfect of a destination.
The Four Seasons is directly on the lockside and is in one of the most sought after places. The views are to die for. The hotel takes you back to nature in the Trossachs National Park. Only 1 hour away from Perth it’s easy to access to escape the hustle and bustle and get the fresh air.
Loch Earn is one of the deepest lochs in Scotland at 87m and a keen place for watersports. Especially or Stag and hen do’s looking for something outdoor.
If your an outdoor fan there is plenty to do here. Fishing is a popular choice as the lake is filled with fish every year. For me, it’s all about the walking trails and views.
I had no idea there was so much history behind this hotel. The building is dated back to the 1800’s. With 12 rooms, lochside views and four-poster beds, the locals describe the rooms as Narnia rooms. You can access the bathroom through the wardrobe!
Outside they have 6 log cabins which also offer views but for those who prefer to be out with nature. These are perfect for larger families too and are pet-friendly so very popular!
We stayed inside the hotel itself and had the most perfect room. With a view over the loch we woke up to the best view every day. No matter what the weather it was beautiful. Our room was very big and comfortable. Although it is situations near the main road we didn’t hear much noise at all.
The highlight of the room is the Narnia bathroom! To get access to the bathroom you have to enter through the wardrobe! It was all very exciting.
The staff were impeccable. The proud owner of the hotel was visible the whole time for all her guests and really taking time to chat with everyone about their trips. We spent time in the small bar, again with views drinking gin. We sat and chatted about the local stores that supply the food and the experience behind the managers move to the Four Seasons Hotel.
What To Do
The hotel in St Fillians is a great place to stop if you want to explore the area. We ventured into Creiff, a small market town and picked up some chocolate truffles before heading up to the exquisite Drummond Castle and Gardens. Well worth a visit if you are passing or staying close by. I have never seen so many butterflies in one place before, it was truly beautiful.
On the way home we drove through some beautiful small villages and towns and I really did not want to come home. Our stay was so pleasant together with the people and nature of Scotland, it was one of my best weekends away ever.
If you are looking for a weekend away from everything, with lovely fresh air, views and wonderful people. You need to visit St Fillians!