Craig Var Cottage
Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire
If you are looking for the right house for a traditional family holiday or a holiday with friends, then Craig Var Cottage is for you.
|Sleeps: 8/10||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Detached, solid and unpretentious, yet cosy and comfortable, it has a truly brilliant situation in beautiful Rannoch, on the edge of the village of Kinloch Rannoch (with shop, cafe and hotel), with the hills behind and Loch Rannoch itself just a few yards away along the quiet, lochside road.
Inside, it is a solid, traditional family home with the original wood panelling in most of the rooms and a lovely relaxed atmosphere which families will love. The cosy sitting room has space for everyone to sit round the wood-burning stove in comfort, which will make for snug and very merry evenings. There is also oil central heating to add to the cosiness.
The large dining room has a lovely polished wood floor that continues in the kitchen. The kitchen is very much in farmhouse style and is well-equipped with plentiful cupboards and work surfaces. The bathroom and shower room are both downstairs, so whoever gets the downstairs bedroom will be spoilt for choice!
Upstairs are three further bedrooms, a double and two twin rooms that are laid out around the top landing. The double room has a fabulous view of the loch and the two part-panelled twin rooms are very spacious and sunny with dormer windows that overlook the front garden. Two additional beds may also be made available in the twin rooms.
Outside, the house is surrounded by its own, large, enclosed garden that is perfect for sitting out in the sun or for children to play safely. There is also ample off road parking for several cars.
Loch Rannoch is without doubt one of the loveliest of the Scottish lochs. It provides scope for fishing and water sports, while climbers can tackle Schiehallion behind the village, or Ben y Vrackie beyond neighbouring Loch Tummel, which also boasts the magnificent Queen's View.
A single track road runs right round the loch (ideal for cycling) while a little beyond its far end you come to Rannoch Station, the second most remote station in Britain, where the West Highland Line train stops on its way between Glasgow and Fort William across lonely Rannoch Moor.
At the far end of Loch Tummel is the tourist centre of Pitlochry, with its festival theatre, distillery and fish ladder, from which you can head north or south on the fast A9 to Aviemore, the Cairngorms and Inverness in one direction and Perth in the other.
If heading for the A9 north, taking the alternative route of the B847 through Glen Errochty to Struan is very worthwhile scenically. This way, you'll also manage to bypass the tempting halls of the House of Bruar, thus saving your credit card from an inevitable battering. Seriously though, it is a great place to eat and browse the delicatessen and elegant clothing halls.
The south shore of Loch Rannoch has many lovely spots for lochside picnics. Alternatively, you can take the wee road over the shoulder of Schiehallion down to Aberfeldy, Kenmore and Loch Tay. On the way, detour at Coshieville to go along to Fortingall, where in the churchyard you will find the Fortingall Yew, which at approximately 5,000 years old is the oldest living thing in Europe.
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, TV/V/DVD and CD player
Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave etc (deep freeze in outhouse)
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
Twin bedroom (with additional futon day bed)
Twin bedroom (with additional futon day bed).
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Wifi INCLUDED, subject to provider. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (basket of logs INCLUDED). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (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.
Please note: For Craig Var Cottage, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two 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 4||Sleeps 8|
|24 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£1,150.00||£1,150.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£795.00||£950.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£650.00||£850.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£795.00||£950.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£550.00||£750.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£1,045.00||£1,045.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£1,045.00||£1,045.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£550.00||£750.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£650.00||£850.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||POA||£950.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||POA||£850.00|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||POA||£950.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||POA||£1,045.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||POA||£950.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||POA||£1,045.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||POA||£1,195.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||POA||£950.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||POA||£850.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||POA||£950.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||POA||£750.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||POA||£1,045.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||£1,045.00|
|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 Craig Var Cottage, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.
'A beautiful home and surroundings, just what we needed!'
'Such a beautiful area. The house is perfect, well equipped and comfortable - great for hide and seek too! Behind the house has spectacular views, we swam most days in the loch and the local shop is well stocked and friendly. Thank you for all you did, we will hopefully be back soon.'
'What a lovely spacious home to arrive to after a long drive. Having been to Rannoch before the welcome was as expected, this is the most beautiful area of Scotland! We have visited family whilst being here and also climbed Schiehallon, which has been an ambition for a long while. We had a beautiful week of weather, have seen the most amazing wildlife, and walked the lochside path. Thank you for an amazing holiday.'
'Lovely clean and cosy cottage in a fabulous location. Fantastic walks Craig Varr, Schiehallon conquered. There is a variety of mountain, forestry and moorland walks! Very lucky to see an abundance of wildlife such as golden eagles, red squirrels and stags wandered around the village, not forgetting the rabbits just outside!'
'It's my last full day here and I enjoyed everything about the house. It was so comfortable. Thank you so much!'
'Lovely cosy cottage, great views too. The dog loved the big, safe garden. Visited the small, beached round the loch, Queens's view is lovely and the Ailean walk is pretty, a lovely relaxing holiday.'
'I loved Scotland and I don’t want to leave one bit. Its so vintage and the resources near the cottage are helpful and useful. Thank you so much! '