Ballinluig, near Pitlochry, PerthshireGuest Rating
Set in extensive grounds in a peaceful woodland setting near picturesque Pitlochry (8 miles) in Highland Perthshire is Old Ballechin, a substantial house in an elevated position that affords wonderful views of the Tay Valley.
|Sleeps: 6/10||Bedrooms: 5|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
This Victorian house has been extended and refurbished in order to create a warm and inviting base for exploring the surrounding countryside. Relax around the wood-burning stove in the sitting room or sit and enjoy the peace in the bright, semi-circular garden room that also has a wood-burning stove, full length windows that frame the view of the garden and seating that is positioned perfectly for admiring it.
The huge dining kitchen at the heart of the house is a great space for preparing meals in style with both an Aga and an electric cooker to choose from and a huge dining table for everyone to gather and eat together at. Off the kitchen are a snug and a utility room with laundry facilities and lots of storage space.
A twin bedroom with a dressing room and an en suite shower room is set out downstairs and upstairs the other bedrooms lie off a spacious landing where there is a little office area that is the ideal place to sit and read a book. There are two double bedrooms (one en suite and one king-size) and two further twin rooms that make use of the family bathroom.
Landscaped gardens surround the house and extend to over 1.5 acres with lots of mature plants and trees that provide shelter and seclusion. A particularly attractive feature of the garden is the south-facing sun terrace with seating and more views out across the Tay Valley.
The golf club in Grandtully (1.5 miles) welcomes visitors to enjoy a round on its charming, 18 hole course and supplies can be bought at the village shop or local supermarket.
There are also two good restaurants to choose from that both serve fresh local produce and the chocolatier’s world famous truffles are a must to sample alongside a drink in its café.
Thrill seekers will love the various outdoor activities that are available through Freespirits in Grandtully and Nae Limits in Ballinluig (4 miles) with white water rafting, cliff jumping, abseiling, canyoning, quad biking and bungee jumping to test your mettle.
Horse trekking is on offer from the stables on the Mains of Taymouth Estate (13 miles) and a good stop off on the way there is a visit to Castle Menzies (7.5 miles), the impressive 16th century seat of the Clan Menzies.
Pitlochry (8 miles) is known for its Festival Theatre that puts on a superb programme of productions and the fascinating fish ladder that helps salmon negotiate the Hydroelectric Dam on the River Tummel. There are some interesting shops to look around and whisky lovers are spoilt for choice as there are tours and tastings at the Blair Athol Distillery on the outskirts of Pitlochry or the Edradour Distillery just a couple of miles out of the town.
With the A9 under 10 minutes’ drive away, touring around the rest of Perthshire and even to the Highlands to the north is easily achievable.
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 room with wood-burning stove
Snug with TV/DVD
Dining kitchen with AGA, electric oven and induction hob, fridge, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher and freezer
Garden room with wood-burning stove
Twin bedroom (extra long 6'6) with dressing room and en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (super-king) with en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED, additional logs may be purchased at £6 per basket). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets, please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
Please note: For Old Ballechin, the tariff for 6 persons is based on 3 bedrooms only being made available.
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 6||Sleeps 10|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£795.00||£895.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£895.00||£995.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£1,095.00||£1,195.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||£1,295.00||£1,395.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||£1,095.00||£1,195.00|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£1,295.00||£1,395.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£1,295.00||£1,395.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£1,750.00||£1,750.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£1,295.00||£1,395.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£1,095.00||£1,195.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£1,295.00||£1,395.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£895.00||£995.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£1,750.00||£1,750.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.
For Old Ballechin, the tariff for 6 persons is based on 3 bedrooms only being made available.
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Dear Shuna, dear Robert. Your house is fantastic. Thank you for everything. It was a pure pleasure to be able to live in...Read More
Fantastic! Everything you could wish for and more! Beautifully kept, home from home, great surroundings and views.
This lived up to our expectations and more. A wonderful house. Loved the Aga and the good quality kitchen equipment
Well placed to explore the area, lots to do right on the doorstep. This is a real home from home, so well equipped you c...Read More
Wonderful, loved our family trip here