Timber lodges can come in various standards and degrees of comfort, but we can honestly say that the Whitehills Lodge is a very superior specimen indeed!
|Sleeps: 4/6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
It is one of four, occupying a beautiful situation in lovely Glen Isla near Alyth. It faces away from the other lodges on the site, with expansive views across the valley of the Isla to the hills beyond.
These views can be enjoyed either from behind the patio doors, or from the excellent decking area (with furniture) which runs round two sides of the lodge. There are lots of picnic spots along the river, ideal for relaxing on hot summer days and splendid walking in the hills round about.
Inside the lodge is lined in polished pine throughout and has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard, with considerable style. The spacious, open plan, living area has an electric flame effect stove to keep it cosy and the many large windows and patio doors to the decking area create a very light and cheerful atmosphere. Separated from the rest of the living space by a low set of units, the kitchen area is spacious and very practically laid-out.
All on one level, to the back of the house are the three bedrooms, a double, a twin and a room with two full size bunk beds. All of the bedrooms are bright and comfortable and attractively furnished. A neat, modern shower room completes the accommodation.
This is a truly idyllic spot, where deer may come down to feed around the lodge in the morning and evening and where you are also likely to see squirrels, hares and buzzards, with sheep, cattle and sometimes gentle Clydesdale horses grazing in the adjoining fields. It is half a mile by track (suitable, with care, for ordinary cars) from the nearby country road, so is both peaceful and safe for children and pets.
The lodge is equally well suited to guests who come simply to relax and enjoy the frequent sightings of the local wildlife, as well as those who prefer to be out and about exploring the lovely surroundings.
Glen Isla is one of the beautiful Angus Glens (the others are Prosen and Clova) which have been called Scotland's best-kept secret.
At the top of the Glen you join the A93 which will take you up to Braemar and Royal Deeside, with skiing at Glenshee in season on the way.
Alyth (9 miles) has shops and two excellent golf courses, while the prestigious Rosemount course at Blairgowrie (all facilities) is just 5 miles further to the west. From there it is a pleasant drive across to the A9 at Dunkeld, where you can strike out for Aviemore, the Cairngorms and even Inverness.
On the way, be sure to visit the RSPB hide at the Loch of the Lowes, where in spring and summer you can see the magnificent ospreys on their nest or fishing for their dinner in the loch.
To the South, Dundee, Fife, St Andrews and Perth are all readily accessible by car. For somewhere so secluded and peaceful, the Whitehills location is still remarkably suitable for touring in all directions.
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.
Open plan living area with TV/DVD, CD player, electric stove, electric cooker, dishwasher, washer-drier etc.
Room with two full-size bunk beds
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and electric stove. Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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 5% - Half Term 2017 From 11/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£315.00|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£345.00|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£315.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£345.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£445.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£345.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£445.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£495.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£445.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£495.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£445.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£345.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£445.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£315.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£495.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£495.00|
|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.