Ardeonaig in history.
An inn has been welcoming travellers on this spot since at least the 16th century, and the oldest parts of our main building date from that time. People have lived on and around Loch Tay for 5,000 years, so there may well have been a community at Ardeonaig since the Iron Age.
Perthshire became a fashionable destination in the Victorian era, when the railways made visiting Scotland feasible from the south of England, and the wealthy developed a taste for hunting, shooting and fishing. From the early 20th century, Ardeonaig has welcomed generations of anglers who came here for some of the best salmon fishing in Britain. Many of the old leather-bound visitors' books in our library stand testament to splendid days on the loch - and magnificent fish.
We're on the quieter, southern shore of Loch Tay, on a single track road, and our neighbours are farming families who've lived here for generations. We're about half way between the villages at either end of the 14 mile long loch - Killin at the head, and Kenmore at the outflow to the River Tay.