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Pilot Panther - Wagon in Perthshire

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Suitable for children of all ages

Pets welcome

Kids are welcome at Mhor. No more than two pets at any one time, £10 per pet for the stay. Please arrange with Mhor on arrival

Dramatic loch views from the bedroom and fabulous food in the award-winning hotel restaurant

The Pilot Panther is a classic 1950 showman's wagon originally built by The Coventry Steel Company, once renowned as the finest wagon makers in the country. Its journey has been long and rambling, but it has settled in a fine location. The views from every window are of the spectacular loch which seems to change with the weather and provide a new sight every day. Off the main living and sleeping area, which also has the oven and grill, is the double bunk room. The loos and shower are a minute's walk away at the hotel.

The great walking and stunning views around the long loch will help you work up an appetite worthy of Monachlye Mhor, an award-winning pilgrimage for Scottish foodies. Or you can arrange to have breakfast at the hotel and fuel up before you go. Rather handily, the family that run the restaurant also manage the farm, which ensures that a good supply of very local produce goes onto the amazing menus. They have their own fishery, bakery and tea rooms too, all of which can provide you with take away ingredients or eat-in goodies.

Our guests say...

Spectacular views and a really enjoyable stay. Hotel about a minute's walk away, but on the other side of the hardly used single track road so no one passes by, which is nice. Great time had by me and my 2 young daughters who loved their comfy bunk beds.



Beautiful setting, amazing view, thoughtfully designed interiors and well equipped. Quirky and comfortable. Very cozy thanks to efficient wood burner. (We were blessed with very very wet weather but felt warm and dry inside!) Great to be able to use a luxurious bathroom in the hotel. Hotel very welcoming



It was amazing. Great views and very cosy.



We absolutely loved it! Even the torrential rain didn't spoil our stay. The setting is beautiful and the hotel staff are so friendly and helpful. We were made to feel very welcome and nothing we asked for was any trouble. We went for walks along the loch sides, ticked lots of things in an I-Spy nature book, and the kids loved the sheep and the lambs near the wagon. We went to that local cafe, Mhor 84, for a relaxing aftenoon of fabulous cakes and jigsaw puzzles. The log stove in the wagon kept us warm and cosy and it was just one great adventure!



Great location and breath taking views even in wild weather. Thank goodness for the Woodburner for a winter stay! Friendly staff at hotel made us feel welcome.



The wagon is in a stunning location with amazing views. It is beautifully decorated and the big bed was super comfy. We did stay on a super cold weekend in Febuary with snow and ice everywhere. The cabin was toasty with the fire lit but did get quite cold at night. The bunk beds room is harder to heat but this would only be a problem if you were hit with the freezing conditions we were in. The hotel is gorgeous though and the breakfast was exceedingly good quality. I wish we had eaten at the hotel but theres no point having a posh meal with a toddler... There was no issue using the shower in the owners house which is beautiful and and very luxurious. The owners were incredibly welcoming and laid back about us wandering in and out. I would love to go back, but might aim for slightly warmer weather next time!



A beautiful setting at the pilot panther, a very cosy couple of nights with roaring log fire and lovely views of the loch. We were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed the luxuries of the hotel as well as the glamping lifestyle of pilot panther.



Beautiful location and wonderful views of the winter landscape, with snow on the hills, ice on the loch and the warm glow of the wood-burning stove to return to in the Pilot Panther after a day out exploring.



"The pilot panther is fantastic - very cosy and warm and the views are amazing.  Loved the design and the fact you can do your own catering on go to the hotel for the food that Monachyle Mhor offer.  We were well looked after - lots of firewood, teas and coffees, Very chilled weekend, very cosy and comfortable and memorable."



"We had an incredible holiday in the Pilot Panther, stunning scenery and great weather.  I was fortunate enough to propose to my girlfriend and get engaged during a walk in the glen around the hotel, which made it even better. The staff at the Monachyle Mhor were superb and created a very relaxed environment, which was perfect for our visit.  The Pilot was brilliant, cold in the mornings - but became a box of warmth in the evenings with the fire on"



"Beautiful location, fab food, attentive and friendly staff, great bathroom facilities- this place is very romantic.  Only negative is the price. We got a special needs that included a reduced rate and breakfast. For the full price without breakfast I would expect at least an outside composting toilet even if full facilities were located in the main hotel."



"We loved it!  It was in an amazing spot at the top of the loch and we arrived to a beautiful sunset. The Pilot Panther was so cosy and welcoming, the staff very helpful and warm, and the hotel beautiful (not to mention the fantastic food and yummy drinks)  I knew we would be using shower & loos on the hotel site, but hadn't appreciated that it would be the owner's own home!  That was a wee bit awkward, but they were so lovely about it. Apparently they are planning an independent shower & loo for the Panther which will make a big difference"



"It was an awesome spot, even without the incredible Monachyle Mhor nearby. Sweeping views of the glen - arguably a much better view than any of the hotel rooms. A lovely loaf of Mhor bread on arrival and a wood burner prep'd to light were welcoming factors of the Pilot Panther. A cosy retreat that was quite upsetting to leave behind and drive back up the glen and into reality on Sunday night"



"Our stay in The Pilot Panther was absolutely fantastic. The wagon was very charming and our view was one of uninterrupted beauty! The staff at Monachyle Mhor Hotel were extremely helpful, professional and friendly- a combination that is often lacking, but not in this establishment. Nothing was a problem for them and Tom had a great evening setup for the finals of the World Cup that included a complementary bar!! We had heard that the food was excellent, and it lived up to its reputation - fine dining at a reasonable price."



"Absolutely brilliant. Best thing: the view, the bed, the cosy Pilot Panther, the outside wood fire, the bbq, the wood burning stove inside, the candles and the privacy."



"Once we got there it was fantastic - the Pilot Panther was cosy and cute, the view was stunning and Monachyle Mhor was everything we had hoped for!"



"It was fantastic, the service from the staff in the hotel was brilliant. The log burner had been lit when we arrived.  We had our two children with us, and they were made to feel very welcome. The location is idyllic, not the best weather but this did not matter. Most definitely one of the best weekends away we have had."



"I really enjoyed my stay. Arriving at night and then waking up at the bottom of a mountain was incredible!"



"We had a great time. The Pilot Panther was comfortable and warm. The owners had made the Pilot very welcoming all we had to do to light the woodburner was to strike a match. The nearby hotel allowed us a bathroom for our own use  with fab toiletries. The views were beautiful."



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