Black Isle Cottage

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The beautiful Braes o' Balquhidder between Loch Earn and Callander in one of central Scotland's loveliest regions, are renowned in legend, song and story.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

It was here that the great Scottish patriot, Rob Roy MacGregor lived and died and here, less than a mile from his grave in the little village of Balquhidder itself, is Black Isle Cottage.

A traditional, stone-built, simple yet quite delightful but 'n' ben, standing in its own grass garden, it is full of character and has been extended and modernized to offer cosy and comfortable accommodation.

The cottage's owner is a collector of curios and antiques and has furnished the cottage in a charmingly rustic style which perfectly suits its character. The stripped pine floors, latched pine doors and attractive fireplace in the sitting room give it a very homely feel, with no sacrifice of comfort. The stove there pumps out the heat and is usually enough to cosy the whole house, though other electric heaters are to hand.

Black Isle Cottage is particularly suited to a couple or a young family. The double bedroom is a good size and is once again furnished with great character, while children will enjoy having the small bunk bedroom as their particular retreat.

The kitchen, on the other hand, is thoroughly modern with all necessary appliances and equipment. Meals can be taken either at the table in the sitting room or at the bar in the kitchen.

The house is accessed by a quiet little dead-end road, there are fine views across the valley to the hills beyond and the only sound that is likely to disturb your peace is the sound of the waterfall just beyond the garden (care is required with young children).

Map & Local

You could hardly be more centrally placed for exploring many of Scotland's finest attractions. You can walk out onto the hills straight from the house.

If you are looking for a greater challenge, Ben Vorlich in one direction and Ben More and Stobinian in the other will test your hill-walking mettle. Loch Earn is only a five minute drive away and is renowned for its sailing and wind surfing facilities.

The beautiful Trossachs and Loch Katrine are 25 miles to the south, while a 10 mile drive over Glen Ogle will bring you to pretty Killin and Loch Tay, or branch left to reach Oban and the west coast in little over an hour.

Back in the direction of 'civilisation', the historic cities of Stirling, with its castle, Wallace Monument and the site of the famous victory at Bannockburn and Perth, with Scone Palace beside it, are also within an hour's drive.

There is a tearoom in Balquhidder (with seasonal opening hours), a hotel two miles away at Kingshouse and the nearest shops are at Lochearnhead.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.

Facilities

Accommodation

Single Storey

Sitting/dining room with TV/DVD and stove
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer etc.
Utility/drying room with washing machine
Bed room with bunk beds
Double bedroom
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Highchair
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Stair Gate
Free
Sets of towels
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00
Travel Cot
£6.00
WiFi
£10.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is payable by coin meter (£1 coins) during your stay. Background heating is by solid-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED) and electric convector heaters. WIFI is available, subject to provider, at a charge of £10 per week.  A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
  • Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £295.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £525.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £525.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 £295.00
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 £365.00
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 £295.00
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £365.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £425.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £365.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £425.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £525.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £425.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £525.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £425.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £365.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £425.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £295.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £525.00
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 £525.00
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

Reviews

Reviews
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Good
28-Oct-2016

Good if you are not bothered about easy local access to such things as pubs, shops or restaurants, which suited us. Idea...

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Good
14-Oct-2016

Nice cottage, not the easiest of parking spaces. Caretaker excellent. Area where cottage is situated is of outstanding b...

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Good
06-Sep-2016

The location is the main selling point of the cottage. The cottage itself could benefit from a little updating. Paying f...

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Good
01-Sep-2016

cosy cottage in quiet environment, the fireside was fun for the kids

Good
03-Jun-2016

Great location for us, cottage well equipped.

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