A PERTHSHIRE hotel where The Beatles once stayed has been sold to a local hospitality professional who has spent most of her career with five-star chains.

The Four Seasons in St Fillans has been acquired by Susan Stuart for £795,000 from Andrew Low. Ms Stuart said she was “living the dream” after finalising a deal with Colliers International.

Ms Stuart has spent the last 25 years working with hotel chains such as Sheraton and InterContinental, as well as launching the award-winning London venue, Roundhouse.

She said that it was the staff that impressed on her first visit and added: “staff engaged with guests and that, combined with amazing views, is without doubt a winning combination. I feel privileged to be the guardian of what is one of the most outstanding hotels in the area”.

Having originally built in the early 1800s, in its current incarnation the hotel has twelve bedrooms, six chalets and a holiday apartment, many of which have views of Loch Earn.

And with a Beatles Break on offer, fans of the Fab Four even have the chance to stay in the chalet once shared by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.