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Balmenoch Cottage

Glen Lyon, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire

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The Roro Estate is situated in Glen Lyon, the longest of the Scottish glens and arguably one of the loveliest, some eighteen miles west of Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

A drive of about a mile on private Estate roads through moor and woodland will bring you to Balmenoch, a typical traditional Highland cottage, now beautifully refurbished internally and standing in its own large grass garden. Its nearest neighbour is the Big House over the wall and through the trees.

For families with children and pets, this is a perfect location, where both can run and play in safety. The only things to look out for are the beautiful waterfall which tumbles down close to the cottage, a small lochan some distance away at the back and the sheep which may be grazing round about (some measure of control will be necessary with dogs).

Map & Local

From the door, there are lovely walks along the glen or on the surrounding hills. If you go back to the 'main' road and continue west, you will come to the remote village of Bridge of Balgie (with shop/PO).

From there you can turn left and continue down to Loch Tay, where you will find lots of water sports. There is golf at Killin, and Kenmore, or you can climb Ben Lawers or visit the Iron Age crannog in the loch.

If you are at all interested in things historical, be sure not to miss the world-famous Fortingall yew in the churchyard at the village of that name (6m). It is reputedly the oldest living thing in Europe and was already 2,000 years old when Christ was a lad. The legend has it that Pontius Pilate was born in Fortingall, the offspring of his Roman soldier father and a local girl!

To the north, you can drive over the hill to Tummel and Loch Rannoch, where, amid more glorious scenery Schiehallion, the Fairy Mountain, also awaits enthusiastic walkers. Aberfeldy has shops, restaurants, hotels and a leisure centre.

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

Open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen with open fire, TV/DVD, washing machine, dishwasher,microwave, fridge and freezer.
Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heaters and open fire. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). 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 2 pets are welcome at an additional charge (2 large dogs, 2 medium dogs, 2 small dogs, 2 cats).If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Please note: A 4x4 vehicle is advisable during winter months.



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

Booked Available

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).

  • Save 15% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
  • Save 15% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019
  • Save £120 Christmas (EA4)* From 20/12/2018 to 28/12/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 £375.00
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £615.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £615.00
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 £395.00
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 £465.00
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 £550.00
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 £465.00
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 £550.00
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 £645.00
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 £550.00
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 £645.00
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 £550.00
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £465.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £550.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £395.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £645.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £645.00
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 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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A lovely cottage in a great location. We did lots of lovely walks straight from the door and are definitely hoping to ...

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Fantastic location and we had a really good holiday there.


This cottage was in the most tranquil and beautiful setting. Red squirrels and very friendly pheasants. The inside was v...

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Fantastic cottage both inside and out. Beautiful location.


Balmenoch Cottage itself was just perfect. An amazing location, really friendly people on the estate, fantastic walking...

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