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

Plan your visit


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!


Thyme Deli

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

Monday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday8:00 am – 4:00 pm



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Thyme Bistro

Scottish Fish Platter at Thyme Bistro at Errichel near Aberfeldy

Monday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday8:00 am – 4:00 pm



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Errichel Farm Tours

Friday10:00 am – 11:00 am
Saturday10:00 am – 11:00 am

If there are no Farm Tours coinciding with your visit, but you’re looking for something memorable to do in the area, why not book one of our delicious food tastings?


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Cheese/Charcuterie Tastings

Monday2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Friday2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Saturday2:00 pm – 3:45 pm


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How to get to Errichel



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.


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.


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.


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.


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, and we are open from 9am for coffee and/or breakfast. The return bus leaves Crieff at 2.40pm, and will pass this way at around 3.15pm. You may also 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 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, and we will be happy to provide you with a map and walking instructions.


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.

Are your cottages dog friendly?

Two are, Two are not.

Both Margmore & Croit Ne Greine 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. Our Garden Cottage & Tigh Na Faire do not allow dogs currently, as these cottages don’t have a gated outdoor space.

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 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?


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 play, and purchase a bag of duck food to feed them! If you’re here on Friday or Saturday mornings until November, our fun, family-friendly farm tour is a must, plus a visit to the shop for an ice cream!

Can you provide a cot for my infant?


We can provide a cot for an infant, in our cottage accommodation. The cots are high-sided foldable cots with a thin cushioned mat at the bottom. Please mention this when booking, and check that with us upon check in.

Does Errichel have baby changing facilities?


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 farm walk at Errichel?

Yes - we will provide a map and instructions

If you want to explore your immediate surroundings, enjoy a potter around our gardens. If you’d like a more challenging walk, we can provide a map and instructions. Be aware that various stiles etc. must be negotiated. For a way-marked walk, the famous Birks of Aberfeldy and other scenic walks are a short car ride away. If you’d like a fully-guided tour, with a chance to feed our animals, secure a space on a Farm Tour.

Is Errichel near any secnic walks?


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?

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, some milk, salt & pepper, hand soap, shower gel & lotion.

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


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.


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!