The Merryburn Story

We’d love to welcome you to our stylish rooms and courtyard studios in Birnam, Dunkeld – Gateway to the Highlands

Our Story

The Merryburn Rooms & Courtyard Studios

Birnam originates from the Victorian era with the coming of the railway in 1856.  Originally the end of the line, many well to do Victorians took their holidays in the area including Beatrix Potter.
The Merryburn was built as an emporium of significance with wonderful owners accommodation above.  The shop operated until the late 1960’s when the building was converted to a hotel.
In 2007 it was bought by its present owners, Deirdre and Hilary who have spent the last two years lovingly restoring it, mindful of its glorious past whilst taking into consideration the needs of the modern traveller.

The next chapter

The renovation of this beautiful Victorian building is a labour of love. We are mindful of its glorious past and the changes we are making take into consideration the needs of the modern traveller while securing the future of the building and the business in these uncertain times.

Improvements in 2021

  • Spring heralds repairs to the outside of the building, a fresh coat of paint and new signage
  • The carpark will also see a much needed overhaul

The journey continues

We are closing the main house ONLY for a further refurbishment. When we reopen in spring 2022 our 3 double rooms will have the addition of mini kitchens with fridge, 2 ring burners, and a microwave.

Unfortunately we have to sacrifice our single accommodate however we believe we will secure the future of the business by providing 3 stylish self catering bedrooms in the main house which can be booked on a nightly basis and our 2 self catering courtyard studios.

The Merryburn Rooms and Courtyard Studios, Birnam, Dunkeld

We offer tourists to the area a stylish and homely alternative to traditional hotels and B&B’s.

We have 2 Single bedrooms

We have 4 bedrooms that can sleep 2

We have 3 studios that can sleep 2

What our guests can expect

What We Offer


Superfast Internet, if you are stopping over you can continue your work (or let the kids watch YouTube).

Proper coffee

Yes, that’s an important one for us! We have proper ground coffee here, and for those who want it – instant coffee too!

Wee dram

We have a small number of options available for you to buy, such as beers, wine, and a wee dram in the evening.


There is ample private parking outside our accommodation in Dunkeld, as well as more parking in the street.