Near Aberfeldy, PerthshireGuest Rating
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).
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
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.
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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 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.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
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 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|
|18 Jul 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£575.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£495.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£435.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£495.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£365.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£575.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£575.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£365.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£435.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£495.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£435.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£495.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£575.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£495.00|
|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.
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Beautiful traditional cottage in an excellent location. Very hospitable and helpful owners. We had a fantastic stay and...Read More
The cottage was clean down the middle, but skirtings, corners, space behind radiators, etc were not clean. Paintwork was...Read More
Cottage is always in a perfect condition when we arrive and the hosts look after us - always come and say hello and reac...Read More
This was a special and characterful cottage - the lodge to the big house. Original features had been maintained but upd...Read More
Really enjoyed our holiday and were totally relaxed when it was sadly over.