Glen Lyon, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire
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.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
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).
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.
Open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen with open fire, TV/DVD, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer.
Double bedroom with ensuite bath, WC and wash basin
Shower room with washing machine, shower, 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 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 tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedrooms only (ie one double or one twin bedroom) 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).
From 29/10/2021 to 01/11/2021
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£595.00||£650.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£425.00||£450.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£750.00||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£750.00||£750.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£450.00||£475.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£525.00||£575.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||£625.00||£675.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||£525.00||£575.00|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£625.00||£675.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£775.00||£775.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£625.00||£675.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£775.00||£775.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£850.00||£850.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£625.00||£675.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£525.00||£575.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£625.00||£675.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£450.00||£475.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£775.00||£775.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£775.00||£775.00|
|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 Balmenoch Cottage, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only (ie one double or one twin bedroom) being made available.