Image of Errichel House: Plan your Errichel visit and find our Thyme Deli & Thyme Bistro opening times and frequently asked questions

Plan your visit

TO ERRICHEL

On this page, you’ll find all the information you need to plan your Errichel visit, including the latest Thyme Deli and Thyme Bistro opening hours. We’re delighted that you’re planning on paying us a visit here at Errichel, and look forward to welcoming you!

OPENING TIMES

Thyme Deli

Paul's award-winning james, available from Thyme Deli in Aberfeldy

Monday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays until April 1

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OPENING TIMES

Thyme Bistro

Scottish Fish Platter at Thyme Bistro at Errichel near Aberfeldy

Monday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Currently closing Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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How to get to Errichel

LOCATED NEAR ABERFELDY IN THE HEART OF HIGHLAND PERTHSHIRE

DIRECTIONS

From North or South: Join the A9 to the Ballinluig junction. Follow the A827 to Aberfeldy. Drive into Aberfeldy, through the Town Square. Continue to a junction with traffic lights, and turn left on to the Crieff Road, where you’ll ascend away from the town centre. Pass the entrance to the ‘Birks of Aberfeldy’ on the right, and Moness Resort on the left, and you will start seeing signs for ‘Errichel’ and ‘Thyme Deli & Bistro’. We are on the right hand side.

SATNAV USERS

To find us via Satnav, just search for ‘Errichel’ in Google Maps, or enter the postcode PH15 2EL. We find that most Satnav devices encourage turning off the A9 on to the Old Military Road at Dunkeld. This takes you via a hilly scenic route, which is slightly more direct, but you may find it quicker and more comfortable in the Winter months to stay on the main road and let your Satnav re-route you, turning off at Logierait instead.

HELPFUL TIP

Please be advised that if coming from the Crieff direction, some Satnav devices will ask you to turn left into an entrance at the rear of the farm. Ignore this, and stay on the road until you reach our ‘proper’ main entrance, which is well signposted, and has dry stone gateposts.

RAIL, BUS & TAXI

Unfortunately, our location is not currently well served by public transport. There is a bus service from Perth (number 23) which comes in to Aberfeldy, however, we are a 1o minute drive up the Crieff Road from the town centre. Our nearest railway station is Pitlochry. From Pitlochry, we advise pre-booking a taxi or taking the bus service (Number 24) to Ballinluig and transferring to Aberfeldy (Number 23). Aberfeldy Taxis is the only Aberfeldy-based Taxi service, and you can call them on +44 (0)1887 820370. Be advised to do this as early as possible in your planning process.

NEW BUS TO CRIEFF

There is a new minibus service that travels between Aberfeldy and Crieff (and back) once on weekdays, and this service passes our front gate. This service leaves Aberfeldy’s Chapel Street at 9am, and will pass us at around 9.15am. The driver will stop here upon request, however, do be aware that our Deli and Bistro do not open until 10am. The return bus leaves Crieff at 2.40pm, and will pass this way at around 3.15pm. You may find this service useful if already at Errichel, and you wish to visit Crieff for the day. Before travelling, please call +44 (0)1764 662218, or email Docherty’s to check the details and whether the service is being offered when you plan to visit us.

WALKING OR CYCLING TO ERRICHEL FROM ABERFELDY

ON FOOT

Walking to Errichel from Aberfeldy Town Centre is possible, but please avoid it, as the walk is along a winding and fast main road, with stretches lacking a pavement or verge. There is an alternative walking route over farmland, but we do not currently publicise it as it is not an established footpath. However, if you’re an experienced walker, email us at Enquiries@Errichel.co.uk, and we will be happy to provide you with a map and walking instructions.

CYCLING

Our area is very popular with cyclists, but we would advise you that the road from Aberfeldy is a fairly steep and bendy climb, with road traffic often passing quite fast. If you’re cycling in the area, we’d be delighted to welcome you, and we have an outside bike rack near the main building on site.

Frequently Asked Questions

A lot of our guests have similar queries in advance of their visit. By all means get in touch if you’d like to speak to someone, but do check here beforehand in case the answer is here! Tap or hover over the question to get the answer.

Do you allow dogs in the Deli/Bistro?

Yes - But before 5pm please, after which we prefer people only!

Well-behaved dogs are very welcome in the Deli & Bistro before 5pm, after which we like to create a more tranquil atmosphere, with just human diners. The exception to this is those with registered guidance dogs. If uncertain, give us a call.

Do you allow dogs in the B&B rooms?

Unfortunately not! Please explore the option of a cottage.

Sadly, we cannot allow pets in any of our B&B Rooms. You may wish to hire one of our cottages instead, where dogs are welcome. There is a supplementary cleaning fee of £40 per dog.

Are your cottages dog friendly?

YES!

Both our Cottages welcome dogs. Margmore Cottage in particular is a dog walker’s paradise! We do ask for a £40 cleaning fee per dog, as our housekeeping team must spend longer to return the cottages to pristine condition.

Are dog allowed in the grounds of Errichel?

Yes, but please keep your dog on a lead

Dogs are welcome here at Errichel, but as we have ducks and chickens wandering, and other livestock in the immediate vicinity, we ask that you keep your dog on their lead.

Do you have ground floor B&B rooms?

Unfortunately not.

Our B&B rooms are all on the first floor, accessed by a staircase with handrail. Croit Ne Greine Cottage is fully accessible, with a Master Bedroom & Wet room on the ground floor.

Do you any rooms have a walk in shower?

Room 6 has a walk in shower in addition to a bath.

Most of our bedrooms have showers above our lovely deep baths. Room 6 is the exception, with a walk in shower and a separate bath.

Do you have disabled WC facilities?

Yes. Our disabled WC facilities are located just off reception.

Our designated disabled WC conforms to the British standard requirement, with grip rail, low basin/toilet, panic alarm etc.

Is there level access to the Deli & Bistro?

Yes, but please let us know in advance of your visit

During the day, access to our Deli/Bistro is via our pretty garden with some steps. However, we are more than happy to welcome you through the front door, which is all on one level, just let us know you’re coming if you can.

Is there disabled parking at Errichel?

Yes, the parking bays just before the front entrance.

The parking bays on the left, just before you get to our front porch, are designated disabled. They are a short distance to our front door, via a gentle slope.

Is there a kid's menu at Thyme Bistro?

Yes!

We have a yummy kid’s menu, made with all the care we take with our menu for grown ups! Check out a sample kid’s menu here, but be aware that the menu is subject to change according to the best available ingredients.

What can my kids do at Errichel?

Under adult supervision, there's lots for kids to enjoy here!

Under your supervision, they’ll be able to see the ducks and chickens wander around, and even feed them (just ask us for some duck food), as well as looking (at a safe distance please!) at other animals in adjoining fields. A visit to the shop for an ice cream (seasonal) is also a must!

Does Errichel have baby changing facilities?

Yes!

Baby changing facilies are located in the Disabled WC.

Does Thyme Bistro offer high chairs?

Yes, please mention when booking.

We are happy to provide high chairs if you are dining with a toddler. Please mention this in the notes when booking your table at Thyme Bistro, so we can have everything ready for you.

Is there a family B&B room?

Yes, our Room 3 is a family room.

Our spacious Room 3 has a king-sized bed, and an additional single bed. It’s ideal for families with one child. We can also provide a cot for a younger child, and this can be placed in any of our double rooms.

Is there a farm walk at Errichel?

Yes - we will provide a map and instructions

If you want to explore your immediate surroundings, a turn around our gardens to see the ducks is a must. However, if you desire a more challenging walk, we can provide a map and instructions. Be aware that various stiles etc. must be negotiated. If you prefer a way-marked walk, the famous Birks of Aberfeldy and a host of other scenic walks are a short car ride away.

Is Errichel near any secnic walks?

Yes!

Highland Perthshire is walkers paradise and the famous ‘Birks of Aberfeldy’ that inspired Robbie Burns’ poem is a couple of minutes down the road by car (or a few yards away if you’re lucky enough to be staying at Margmore Cottage!) A host of other scenic walks lie nearby, including the Falls of Acharn, St David’s Well, and Kenmore Hill.

What is provided in the cottages?

We provide a welcome basket with goodies from the deli including fresh bread, Thyme’s award winning preserves, cheese, oatcakes, shortbread, free range farm eggs, and milk. Also included are Linen, towels, a basket of logs for the fire, initial loo roll and bin liner in every wc & bin, tea towel, dish cloth, 7 dishwasher tablets, fairy liquid, tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper, Arran aromatics hand soap, shower gel & lotion.

Do you sell logs for the woodburning stoves in the cottages?

Yes.

We provide an initial supply of logs which will last an evening or two depending on duration and size of fire. After this (or to stock up when you check in) we sell backs of logs and kindling from the Deli during its hours of opening.

Are you a hotel or a B&B?

We are a luxury B&B

We are a luxury B&B rather than a pure hotel. This means we don’t offer some services you might expect to find in a hotel, such as room service. However, we do offer a delightfully comfortable and welcoming stay, with some amenities (like our Deli/farmshop) that you do not find in a hotel!

Do you have room service?

We do not currently offer room service

Whilst we don’t offer room service, our Bistro will be open as a dining facility during your stay unless otherwise stated. You can also purchase items from our Deli to enjoy in your room.

What time is check in and check out?

You can check in from 3pm, and check out is by 10am.

If you are going to be checking in later than 6pm, please call to let us know.

Are there tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms?

Yes.

All rooms have tea, a kettle, Nespresso machine & pods, biscuits, sugar, milk.  Please let us know if you would like non dairy milk, GF biscuits or decaf coffee.

Do the rooms have telephones?

No.

No, we do not provide landline telephones in the bedrooms at Errichel, or within the Cottages.

Can you arrange for Champagne/Hampers/Flowers to be placed in the room before arrival?

Yes!

If you’d like to make your stay extra special, we’re more than happy to add chocolates, Champagne/sparkling wine, a fabulous food hamper, or a bouquet to your room, prior to arrival. We will discuss this and take payment prior to your stay.

Do you have Sky TV?

We have 'Freesat' TV in all the rooms.

Our flatscreen televisions have ‘Freesat’, offering a range of free to watch services.

Can you provide hypoallergenic bedding?

Yes. Please let us know when booking.

With prior notice, our housekeeping team will ensure your bedding is hypoallergenic.

Is there free Wifi onsite?

Yes - just ask a team member for the Wifi passcode

We have free Wifi throughout the Errichel building, and in both our cottages. In the Rooms and Cottages, the relevant passcode will be in the room information folders. In the main building, if you can’t see any signage, just ask a team member!