St Fillans, Loch EarnGuest Rating
Tarken Lodge is a charming detached lodge in a pretty woodland setting, positioned on the hillside to make the very most of the wonderful views out over Loch Earn, on the outskirts of St Fillans in Perthshire.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
This inviting lodge is the perfect romantic getaway ideally placed for exploring the delights of Perthshire, or simply staying put and enjoying the picturesque surroundings.
It is kept very warm and cosy by a stove that burns logs or the more traditional peat and has the luxury of underfloor heating throughout. The main living area is open plan so everything is to hand and the lovely dining area has been cleverly positioned by the window for admiring the loch at mealtimes.
The lodge is all on one level and the beautiful views can be further admired from the bedroom without even having to get out of bed, making a lovely start to each day. After days spent out and about, the bathroom with its whirlpool bath is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing soak.
Outside the decked balcony is delightful to sit out on with a drink in the evening and is also a great vantage point for spotting the red squirrels that often visit the garden. Some guests are lucky enough to see ospreys feeding on the loch or perhaps even witness the mesmerising Northern Lights.
To the rear of the lodge is a terraced woodland garden with further seating. There are steep steps, slopes, drops and an unfenced burn in the garden, so care should be taken.
St Fillans is in easy walking distance where there is a shop for basic provisions (and fishing licenses/tackle), a café and a hotel restaurant for evening meals or afternoon tea.
The picturesque 9 hole golf course in the village welcomes visitors with day tickets and buggy hire available. It has been named as the 'Best 9 Hole Golf Course in Scotland' at the 2019 Scottish Golf Tourism Awards. Golf enthusiasts will want to pay a visit to the famous Gleneagles course in Auchterarder (23 miles).
Those looking for an adrenaline rush will love Loch Earn Watersports (3.5 miles) on the south side of the loch where water skiing, paddle boarding and wake boarding can all be tried out.
Secure bike storage is available at the lodge and it is possible to walk or cycle along the old railway route to the village of Comrie, where bikes can be hired. A path from the village leads out on a circular walk to the River Lednock and its two waterfalls – the Deil’s Cauldron and the smaller but still impressive Wee Cauldron.
The Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre in the hills south of Comrie will appeal to all ages with its exotic wildlife including meer cats, lemurs and Scottish wildcats. The outdoor activity centre there also offers archery, axe throwing, fly fishing and bushcraft activities.
Crieff (13 miles) is the place for supermarket shopping and, heading further afield, the historic city of Stirling is under an hour’s drive away where you can visit the impressive Stirling Castle for a guided tour or climb up the steps in the National Wallace Monument for a stunning view of the city. Bustling Perth (31 miles) on the beautiful River Tay is also easily reachable for a day trip.
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.
Open plan living area with wood burning stove, TV (Freesat)/DVD, CD player, iPod dock, electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer etc
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by underfloor electric heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED, subject to a fair usage policy. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (2 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£425.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£625.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£625.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£425.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£450.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£525.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£450.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£525.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£625.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£525.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£625.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£525.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£450.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£525.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£425.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£625.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£625.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||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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The lodge was nice and cosy, set in a very secluded location, with a small waterfall in the garden to the rear. There ...Read More
Really lovely lodge, warm, cosy and homely. Wonderfully quiet and peaceful location, with a great view
Lovely holiday home owners very welcoming place clean and tidying
A super place to stay the Lodge is very well equipped everything you could possibly want to enjoy your stay there. It is...Read More
Einfach genial! Als wir bei der Anreise den schmalen Weg aufwärts zur Tarken Lodge fuhren, habe ich nur gebetet, dass ic...Read More