Black Isle Cottage
Near Balquhidder, Perthshire
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.
|Sleeps: 3||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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, as is the neat single bedroom.
The kitchen is thoroughly modern with all the necessary appliances and equipment you could need to whip up some culinary delights taken either at the table in the sitting room or at the breakfast 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).
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.
Local Events and Attractions
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.
Sitting/dining room with TV/DVD and solid fuel stove
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer etc
Utility/drying room with washing machine
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Stair Gate
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £10 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Background heating is by solid-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED) and electric convector heaters. WiFi is available (subject to a fair usage policy). 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.
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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 3|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£335.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£395.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£475.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£395.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£475.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£575.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£475.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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.
'Back again at Black Isle Cottage. Had a lovely peaceful and tranquil time - it soothes the soul!'
'We have had a lovely relaxing week in this cottage - the stove has kept us warm and toasty all week. It was a perfect area for winter strolls and peace and quiet.'
'First time in this cottage - will not be the last! Extremely peaceful and cottage was warm and cosy.'
'Had a fantastic holiday in this very beautiful and lovely cottage. Cottage was very cosy and comfortable and had everything you need for a quiet holiday.'
'Loved this well equipped cottage - very cosy with fire going, bed extremely comfortable and shower brilliant! We enjoyed the scenery and wildlife - saw deer, red squirrels, weasels and buzzards.'
'We had a lovely week at Black Isle Cottage. It's a charming place and we loved to be away from the crowds and enjoyed moments of silence and peace here.'
'A thoroughly fab holiday in a lovely cottage and surrondings. You won't find this anywhere again - gorgeous!'