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Excellent 5/5 4 reviews

The Lodge Blackford

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Lodge, is a spacious property comprising the front half of an architect designed Arts and Crafts house.

One double bedroom, one twin bedroom and modern shower room are upstairs, along with a comfortable sitting room. The dining room and kitchen are downstairs.

The Lodge has the Visit Scotland Self Catering 3 Star Award and the Green Tourism Bronze Award.

The garden is screened by trees and shrubs. Guests have exclusive use of the front lawn and part of the drive with parking space for at least two cars..The garden and surrounding land attract a wide variety of birds and wildlife. There are varied local walks to hills and moorland, as well as through the quiet village to woodland.

The village, next to Gleneagles at the edge of the Scottish Highlands, is in the centre of Scotland, with very good road links to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness. The surrounding area offer a wide range of attractions. Stirling (20 minutes by road) . Perth (20 minutes by road).

Since The Lodge was made available for holiday guests over a year ago, we have been delighted to welcome guests from so many different countries:

England, Germany, Finland, USA, South Africa, France, Zimbabwe and Central America via Edinburgh, and India via West Sussex

as well as guests who have travelled much less far from other parts of Scotland.

The Lodge has played host to guests who have celebrated:

a first birthday, a birthday of someone a number of years older, a proposal of marriage, a first opportunity to see snow for real and a family celebrated their national team winning the World Cup watching on the new 40" TV!

Guests have stayed at the Lodge to go to a wedding, the Commonwealth Games,and to visit Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands, and to search for information about their ancestors.

Some guests have simply come to enjoy a quiet weekend and have spent time observing the birds that visit the garden.

We will be welcoming guests for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Hotel and in future years for we hope to welcome guests attending T in the Park at nearby Strathallan Castle.

Thanks to all our guests for choosing to stay here and for all your positive comments about The Lodge.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 72 km, Nearest railway: Gleneagles 7.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

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21 Sep 2013


"Fantastic place to stay. We all had a brilliant time!"

Fantastic location to stay at. The owner Janet was very friendly and welcoming. Travelled with my family and the children really enjoyed it. Picturesque views. Cottage was very clean and adequately furnished. Would definitely recommend the place for others.

17 Sep 2013


"A lovely house with a perfect host who caters to all you need without being in your face"

Having left Scotland 6 years ago where we lived for 3.5 years our kids were keen to see where they spent their early years, so a trip back up North was overdue. We wanted to find somewhere central to the places we wanted to visit (Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee and Blair Drummond) and The Lodge seemed to fit the bill, providing the location, space and at a cost that was reasonable. What we didn't realise was how welcoming and accommodating Janet would be and how well she has stocked the place (especially in the kitchen - can't think of anything that was missing when we cooked). Also the little things like 2 pints of milk, biscuits and teabags when we arrived, enough loo roll for the week, a proper size bar of soap, washing up liquid etc (you get the picture) just added to the welcome. The location was perfect with everywhere being between 30 and 45 mins away and this meant we had a fab week going down memory lane. The only reason this is not getting full marks is down to a couple of minor things - sound on the tv was a bit temperamental (but I think Janet was looking at replacing it pretty soon) and the wifi wasn't the strongest but not sure what Janet can do about that as the router sits in her home. Really minor quibbles and don't let them put you off. Janet was the perfect host - there when we needed her but not on top of us and The Lodge was really comfortable too. Thanks Janet we would definitely return if going back up to Scotland.

Thanks for the positive comments. New TV now installed.

31 Jul 2013


"Beautiful traditional house in gorgeous surroundings."

A beautiful house in a fabulous location for discovering all of central Scotland and large parts of the highlands. Owner very helpful and available for information and advice. We will definitely go back.

16 Jul 2013


"Full of character in a convenient location."

I have to declare an interest right away, as the owner is a friend. We were the first people apart from family to stay in the newly divided house, and we can vouch that it is ready to receive guests i… More

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