A landmark Perthshire hotel has gone on the market with a price tag of nearly £5 million.
The historic Ballathie House Hotel, south of Kinclaven, near Blairgowrie, is being offered for sale by Christie and Co.
The castle-style property, which dates back to the 1880s, is surrounded by a sprawling 235-acre estate.
The hotel, which is a highly popular wedding venue, has 53 bedrooms, a grand reception area, bar and lounge, while the grounds include mature woodlands, fields, gardens and access to fishing rights over one-and-a-half miles of River Tay. Ballathie House is particularly busy during salmon season.
Estate and hotel owner John Milligan yesterday stressed that it will be business as usual at the hotel, and future bookings will be unaffected.
Christie and Co director Stuart Drysdale is handling the sale.
He said: “Ballathie House Hotel is a superb example of a Scottish castle-style country house, set in classic Perthshire countryside on an elevated position over-looking the River Tay.
“Family owned and operated for many years, the hotel benefits from the wider Perthshire catchment area, while also proving attractive to home grown and international visitors looking for a classic Scottish break.”
He said the property is being offered at an asking price of offers over £4,950,00 on a freehold basis.
Mr Drysdale said there was “significant potential” for a new owner to increase the estate’s income through the development of extra luxury accommodation or spa facilities within the vast grounds.
Mr Milligan has owned the estate since 1998 and took over the hotel in 2005.
The Drummond family, the Earls of Perth, owned the Ballathie lands in the 17th century, before selling to the Robertson family.
The construction of the house was overseen by General Richardson Robertson of Tullybelton who died in 1883, three years before it was completed.
It changed hands in 1936 and again in 1972, when it was first converted into a luxury hotel by the Maxwell family.