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West Lodge

Near Aberfeldy, Perthshire

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West Lodge stands on its own, 50 yards from the River Tay and approximately 3 miles from both Loch Tay and Aberfeldy (shops, hotels, golf, etc).

Quick Info

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

The lodge is set just inside the gates to Bolfracks House, off the A827 and at the side of the private drive leading up to Bolfracks House. It faces across the river to a lovely vista of hills and woodlands and is backed by the 4,000 beautiful acres of this privately-owned country Estate which tenants are welcome to roam in at will.

In the old days, it would have housed an estate worker and probably his family, perhaps a Ghillie or a gate keeper who would monitor the comings and goings to the Big House up the hill. It is certainly unlikely that he would have enjoyed the comforts that the cottage offers now, which have been sympathetically achieved with no sacrifice of the cottage’s traditional character.

Inside, the cosy living room with its open fire is comfortably furnished and decorated in restful colours - a delightful place to which to return to after a day in the open air. The kitchen is modern and well-equipped, as well as being light and airy.

All on one level the double bedroom is quite charming and the recently installed bathroom is, in terms of space and style, very superior to what is often the case in cottages of this size and vintage. The extra cloakroom/utility room at the back is another welcome addition.

Outside, there is a small garden (with furniture/BBQ) from which to explore the wonderful countryside round about, with its innumerable attractions.

Map & Local

Guests can enjoy free trout fishing on the estate and also have two days free use of Aberfeldy's leisure centre (swimming pool), as well as reduced green-fees at Kenmore Golf Course.

The gardens at Bolfracks House are open to the public from April to the end of October. On Loch Tay (3 miles), there are excellent facilities for water sports, or you can visit the Crannog Centre, the Iron Age stilt house in the loch. At the end of the loch is the village of Killin and the spectacular Falls of Dochart.

Aberfeldy (3 miles) is a bustling little town with interesting shops and good eating places. It also has a distillery that offers tours. The Watermill is a unique combination of a bookshop, gallery and café all in one and Spirit of Wood, up the hill from there, provides another unique shopping experience. In addition to its fame as a fishing river, the Tay just east of Aberfeldy at Grandtully is a favourite kayaking and white water rafting venue.

The little village of Fortingall is also worth a visit. It is said to be the birthplace (one of the many) of Pontius Pilate, and the yew in its churchyard is over 4,000 years old!

From there, you can go over the hill to Loch Tummel and admire the Queen's View. Pitlochry, with its fish ladder and famous theatre, not to mention its distillery, excellent shops and hotels is 16 miles away, while hill walkers and climbers will enjoy the challenges of nearby Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion.

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.



Single Storey

Sitting/dining-room with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD and CD-player.
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, etc.
Bedroom with 5ft double-bed (electric-blanket)
Bathroom with bath/shower over, basin, WC and bidet.
Cloakroom with WC, wash-hand basin and washer-drier.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras

Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (payable by meter reading at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). 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 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 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 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

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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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 POA
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 POA
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 POA
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 POA
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 POA
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 POA
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA
06 Jan 2023 - 03 Feb 2023 POA
04 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023 POA
01 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023 POA
22 Apr 2023 - 05 May 2023 POA
06 May 2023 - 26 May 2023 POA
27 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023 POA
03 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023 POA
24 Jun 2023 - 21 Jul 2023 POA
22 Jul 2023 - 25 Aug 2023 POA
26 Aug 2023 - 15 Sep 2023 POA
16 Sep 2023 - 06 Oct 2023 POA
07 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023 POA
28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 POA
18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023 POA
28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 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.


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