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 16 years lovingly restoring it, mindful of its glorious past whilst taking into consideration the needs of the modern traveller.

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.

Cosy single ensuite room

Spacious ensuite rooms with mini kitchens (Sleep 2)

Self contained studios with own entrance (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).


Parking available outside the main house as well as more parking in the street. You can drop off and pick up if you are staying in our courtyard studios and then park in front of the main building.