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Balnald Farmhouse

Fortingall, Perthshire

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** Please note that there are building renovation works currently being carried out at a property in the vicinity of Balnald Farmhouse. The works will be mainly internal, with external works periodically, however the work will be between Monday to Friday and during working hours only.**

Quick Info

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
Licence No: PK11424F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Balnald Farmhouse is an impressive residence set in a small cluster of houses down a private drive, near the historic village of Fortingall and just 8 miles from Aberfeldy in Perthshire.

This traditional B-listed house dates back to 1886 and was designed by the well-known architect James MacLaren. Having been converted from the original farm buildings, it has since been lovingly refurbished whilst retaining many period features and plenty of character. The inviting entrance hall leads through to the grand peaked drawing room that is double height with wooden-beams and feature stone pillars that add rustic charm. Comfy seating is centred round the wood-burning stove in its impressive fireplace at the heart of the room and it is all kept very light and bright by large picture windows in the former cart shed arches.

In what was once the milking parlour is a spacious formal dining room that is also double height with a statement exposed stone wall. It is the perfect place to enjoy meals as a group and the dining table converts into a snooker table for further fun after dinner.

The bright, modern kitchen is well-equipped with smart integrated appliances and even a handy wine fridge. There is plenty of space for cooking with a breakfasting area at one end of the room and a large central island providing further seating. Off the kitchen a useful utility room houses the laundry facilities.

Situated above the kitchen wing is a master double bedroom with en suite shower room and a double bedroom and twin bedroom that share a modern shower room. In the other wing are a cosy snug, a library and a handy boot room with two further bedrooms above.

Outside the charming, south-facing patio area (furniture) is ideal for al fresco dining whilst admiring the views out over the garden. There is plenty of parking and within the extensive grounds are a large, enclosed grassed paddock that extends to over half an acre, a tennis court (shared with Grandpa's Cottage) and even a hot tub.

Map & Local

The River Lyon runs along the boundary of the grounds and there is direct access for walking in the hills to the north at the foot of Glen Lyon. Munro baggers will enjoy tackling the Glen Lyon Horseshoe, a 10 mile route that starts in Invervar (5 miles) and manages to take in four different munros along the way.

Fortingall is easily reached on foot just along the quiet road, less than half a mile away. It has a hotel bar and restaurant that has bar meals, formal dining with lots of local produce and live music each week. The village is also home to the famous Fortingall yew tree that is reportedly over 5,000 years old!

There is brown trout and salmon fishing on the River Lyon or on beautiful Loch Tay (3 miles), where there are also various watersports and boat trips that run out for exploring the loch further. The Scottish Crannog Centre just outside the village is a reconstruction of an ancient loch dwelling that gives an interesting insight into what life was like back in the early Iron Age.

There is a lovely sandy beach on the shore of Loch Tay at Kenmore (6 miles) where there are shops, a PO, restaurants and a golf course. There is also an outdoor centre that hires out canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes. Aberfeldy (8.5 miles) is the nearest place to stock up on supermarket supplies and there are a range of small independent shops, as well as a petrol station, cinema and leisure centre.

Killin (15 miles) is best known for the Falls of Dochart that run through the village and there is a bar/restaurant alongside that is a great spot to sit and leisurely admire them from.

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.



Downstairs - Main House

Entrance Hall
Drawing room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD
Dining room with snooker table
Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and fridge/freezer, wine fridge, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
WC with wash basin.

Upstairs - Main House

Master double bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

Downstairs - East Wing

Boot room
WC with wash basin.

Upstairs - East Wing

Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £45 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage deducted from the refundable householders deposit following your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (measured automatically via telemetry, the first £30 INCLUDED with any additional usage deducted from the refundable householders deposit following your stay) and wood-burning stove (1 bag of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. 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.

Balnald Farmhouse should not be used for stag parties, hen parties, weddings or any other special event without prior discussion and written agreement, and the total number of people in the property must not exceed the max sleeps stipulated in the property description. Please note - not adhering to these conditions may result in early termination of your holiday and your housekeeping deposit being withheld.



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: Fri

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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).

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 12
31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 £2,295.00
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 £2,595.00
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £2,695.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £2,295.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £1,995.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £2,295.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £1,895.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £2,695.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £2,695.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £1,895.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £1,995.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £2,295.00
25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 POA
02 May 2025 - 22 May 2025 POA
23 May 2025 - 29 May 2025 POA
30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 POA
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA
18 Jul 2025 - 28 Aug 2025 POA
29 Aug 2025 - 11 Sep 2025 POA
12 Sep 2025 - 02 Oct 2025 POA
03 Oct 2025 - 23 Oct 2025 POA
24 Oct 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 POA
19 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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.


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