Murrayshall Country House Hotel - 2021
OVER 400 YEARS OF HISTORY AWAITS
Originally built in 1664, Murrayshall House was initially owned by Sir Andrew Murray (son of First Lord Balvaird and brother of David Murray, the Second Lord of Balvaird and Fourth Viscount of Stormont). The direct descendants of this family, the Earls of Mansfield, still occupy Scone Palace just down the road. Sir Andrew's granddaughter, Janet Murray, was the great aunt of Lord Lynedoch by marriage - a man who lent his name to one of our golf courses, some of our luxury suites, and our largest function space. Due to the family connections, the Murrays and Graham-Murrays occupied the house for over 260 years.
The house was modernised in the 18th century and again in 1864. The property continued to change hands following various family tragedies until 1973 when it was sold to a group of businessmen who made the most of the 365 acre estate and created the basis for the luxury hotel you see today.
Perhaps the most famous member of the Graham Murray family to be connected with Murrayshall House is Thomas Graham, also known as Lord Lynedoch. A memorial to this enigmatic war hero was erected on Murrayshall Hill in 1850 and you can still see it today. As a member of an aristocratic Scottish landowning family, Graham inherited estates across Perthshire. He then married the famous beauty Anne Cathcart (immortalised in paint by Gainsborough), and enjoyed a happy life as the archetypal country gentleman.
LORD LYNEDOCH'S MILITARY HISTORY
Graham's wife died when he was just 43; he joined the army and was quick to prove himself and climb the ranks. His finest hour was during the Battle of Barossa during the Peninsular War on 5th March 1811, when he commanded British, Portuguese and Spanish forces against the French at Cadiz in Southern Spain in which he was hailed a hero after winning the battle. That same year, Graham was made second in command to the Duke of Wellington and went on to fight in the Netherlands. Lord Lynedoch served in the army until he was 70. He went on to enjoy an active and lively old age, and died in 1843 aged 93.
SIR FRANCIS NORRIE-MILLAR
When the Graham Murrays sold Murrayshall House estate in 1927, it passed into the ownership of Francis Norrie-Millar, the astute and hardworking local businessman. Despite creating a truly global business, General Accidents, before the concept of global businesses really existed, Norrie-Millar was determined to keep his headquarters in Perth. He achieved this throughout his lifetime and beyond, until the company merged with Commercial Union in 1998 and was subsequently taken over by Aviva.
Discover 40 luxuriously refurbished bedrooms and suites with traditional styling, spacious interiors and exceptionally comfy beds. From our standard Murrayshall rooms to our family and dog-friendly suites, each room has been designed to offer you a calming space where you can unwind, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our countryside estate. Light and airy, our standard Murrayshall rooms have all recently been refurbished and are perfect for those staying with us on business, for a golf break or using as a base whilst exploring the beautiful surrounding Perthshire countryside. Add to that great dining opportunities.
Open 7 days a week, the Lynedoch Brasserie serves delicious cuisine, lovingly prepared by our award-winning chef and his passionate team. Located in the main house, offering stunning views over our estate and surrounding Perthshire countryside, we serve a mixture of traditional and modern dishes using local, seasonal ingredients.
LYNEDOCH LOUNGE ,This is a warm and comfortable place to spend some quality time with family & friends whilst enjoying a light bite, afternoon tea or an evening drink. Our large sofas by the log fires or bay window seats provide the perfect space to relax, unwind and enjoy a drink or two after a day out exploring our 365 acre estate and the surrounding region. Enjoy a morning coffee or a drink before dinner. Lounge Menu: 11:00am - 6:00pmAfternoon Tea: 2.00pm - 4.30pm
STUTTS BAR RESTAURANT The large open lounge is ideal for meeting friends for coffee, a bite of lunch or a drink after golf. With comfortable sofas and dining table and chairs by the windows, our views through cast over Scone towards the Strathmore Hills providing to the perfect space to relax, unwind and enjoy a drink.Breakfast Menu: 08:00am - 12:00pmLunch Menu: 12.00pm - 4.30pm
GOLF COURSE - SELECTION
You are spoilt for choice with two fantastic golf courses at Murrayshall, each offering a thrilling golfing experience with their own set of unique challenges. Over the past year we have injected significant investment into the Murrayshall and Lynedoch courses as well as other areas of the club, including a refurbished Stutts Bar Restaurant, Golf Simulators and changing room facilities, to provide our members and visitors with a truly first-class golfing experience.
Come and experience our magnificent golf club. Discover a golfers paradise, with 27-holes of stunning parkland golf, fully-stocked Pro Shop, vast driving range, expert PGA tuition and a brand-new Spike Bar and changing rooms.
MURRAYSHALL COURSE -The Murrayshall Course is an idyllic 18-hole championship parkland course that meanders its way around our countryside estate through large pine trees, offering golfers the perfect combination of an enthralling layout, impeccable course conditions and stunning panoramic views.
The Lynedoch Course is a beautiful 9-hole parkland layout that is ideal for golfers seeking a quick game of golf or for juniors and those new to the game. Shorter, but equally as challenging as the Murrayshall Course, the layout features slightly narrower fairways, framed by tall Scots pine trees.
TRANSFERS & CAR HIRE
Transfers & Car hire are available from All Scottish Airports and major train staions..
Call us on 01604 633633 for further information