East Lodge, Dunalastair
About the home
Ideal for families or groups of friends, East Lodge is an interesting and romantic tower house attached to a grand stone gateway with battlements. The drive is now longer in use and makes a pleasant and peaceful riverside walk.
From the lodge you can see famous Schiehallion mountain, the river Tummel a few yards away and the mature pine woods beyond the mown grass of the garden. A free permit allows you to fish for trout and pike in the river. And you can even make a bonfire from fallen branches by the riverside in front of the lodge, a popular activitity.
Walking downstream you come to delightfully dramatic falls where the water rushes through a narrow channel of huge boulders and crashes into the pool below. You can walk on the estate tracks or into the hills easily and in Rannoch glen there are other interesting places to walk such as the Black Wood of Rannoch, a remnant of the ancient Caledonian forest, or you can venture 18 miles to Rannoch Station to take the train one stop north and walk back along the Road to the Isles. See reviews on our other TA ad.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Boat available for guest use|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, Shared tennis court on site, Private fishing lake / river|
Welcome tray for tea/coffee on arrival.
Pets welcome for a small charge.
Cot and highchair available free on request.
Shared tennis court available free. Rackets and balls can be borrowed.
Bicyles can be hired locally.
50% deposit on booking and balance 6 weeks before arrival.
The per night rental as advertised on Holiday Lettings is not how we calculate the rental. and causes some confusion. This is beyond our control.
The Tayside / Perthshire / Perth and Kinross region
Perthshire has a wide variety of landscapes, from the rich agricultural straths (broad river valleys) in the east, to the high mountains of the southern Highlands. Rannoch, where East Lodge is situated, is in the mountainous southern Highlands which is mostly hill farming country.
The climate is generally mild in spring and autumn and cold in winter, around +8 to -8 Celsius but the weather is very changeable so it can be much warmer or colder. Spring, April/May/June, has an abundance of wild flowers on the estate which has many wild uncultivated areas and botanists love it. Summer is often beautiful but rarely becomes very hot and it does rain sometimes but the light in all weathers is magical. Autumn, September/October, is very beautiful when the trees become wonderful shades of gold, russet and red and a sunny autumn day in Rannoch is hard to beat for beauty.
The wildlife takes some beating too for this is a haven for all kinds of less common birds and animals, such as osprey, eagles, peregrines, otters, pinemarten, red squirrels, deer both roe and red, and many others too numerous to relate here. We have nature diaries in the cottages so you can see what others have seen.
The Pitlochry / Kinloch Rannoch area
The Pitlochry area is renowned for its outdoor sports of all descriptions from white water rafting, the kayaking, bunjee jumping, hiking, pony trekking, stalking, shooting, fishing as well as more leisurely activities such a visiting gardens, the theatre, the famous House of Bruar for shopping, as well the historic castles of Blair and Menzies, and of course the famous golf courses and distilleries that abound. Dunalastair is 30 minutes from Pitlochry to the west.
How to get there
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Nearest airports are Edinburgh and Glasgow, both about 2.25 hours drive.
Hire cars available from the well known companies at both airports.
You can also hire a car in Pitlochry if you arrive there by train.
We are 35 minutes from Pitlochry.
There is a direct train to Pitlochry from London leaving Kings Cross Station at 12 noon Mon to Sat.
There is a bus from Pitlochry to Kinloch Rannoch square which is 1 to 3 miles from the cottages.
There is a taxi service in Kinloch Rannoch - must be booked ahead.
Please enquire for further details or see our website. You are advised to have a car in order to get about and see things. Within only a days drive from the south of England and here you are in wild Highland country without having to drive further north. If you come up the M6, stop off at Tebay in Cumbria which is the only privately owned motorway service area in Britain and is much the best. There is a nice hotel there too, the Westmorland, where we stay to break the journey. If you visit Edinburgh on your way, be warned that there is a lot of disruption due to tram works. You might be best to park in a Park and Ride on the outskirts and bus in.
Activities near Pitlochry
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
26 May 2013
Scotland is synonymous with tranquility, time, nature and super friendly people. With four motor tourists we spent a week in this beautiful burgher house. For the occasion we called it 'Old East... more
03 Mar 2013
This setting offers ample opportunity for families and indeed pets, to relax, wander at will and enjoy the fabulous scenery in the grounds and surrounding area. Even in February riverside bonfires... more
It is certainly a house with character and in a lovely setting. We are pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and hope you will return soon.
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|Prices for group size 8|
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|Week 25||21 Jun 13||28 Jun 13||£ 826||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 26||28 Jun 13||5 Jul 13||£ 826||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 27||5 Jul 13||12 Jul 13||£ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 28||12 Jul 13||19 Jul 13||£ 895||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 29||19 Jul 13||26 Jul 13||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 30||26 Jul 13||2 Aug 13||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 31||2 Aug 13||9 Aug 13||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 32||9 Aug 13||16 Aug 13||£ 918||-||-||1 Week|
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|Week 34||23 Aug 13||30 Aug 13||£ 918||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 35||30 Aug 13||6 Sep 13||£ 918||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 36||6 Sep 13||13 Sep 13||£ 743||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 37||13 Sep 13||20 Sep 13||£ 743||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 38||20 Sep 13||27 Sep 13||£ 743||-||-||1 Week|
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|Week 42||18 Oct 13||25 Oct 13||£ 743||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 43||25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
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|Week 48||29 Nov 13||6 Dec 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 49||6 Dec 13||12 Dec 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 51||20 Dec 13||27 Dec 13||£ 1014||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 52||27 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 1014||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 1||3 Jan 14||10 Jan 14||£ 1014||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 2||10 Jan 14||17 Jan 14||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 3||17 Jan 14||24 Jan 14||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 4||24 Jan 14||31 Jan 14||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 5||31 Jan 14||7 Feb 14||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 6||7 Feb 14||14 Feb 14||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 7||14 Feb 14||21 Feb 14||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 8||21 Feb 14||28 Feb 14||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 9||28 Feb 14||7 Mar 14||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 10||7 Mar 14||14 Mar 14||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 11||14 Mar 14||21 Mar 14||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 12||21 Mar 14||28 Mar 14||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 13||28 Mar 14||4 Apr 14||£ 760||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 14||4 Apr 14||11 Apr 14||£ 760||-||-||1 Week|
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|Week 18||2 May 14||9 May 14||£ 760||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 19||9 May 14||16 May 14||£ 760||-||-||1 Week|
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|Week 21||23 May 14||30 May 14||£ 760||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 22||30 May 14||6 Jun 14||£ 760||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 23||6 Jun 14||13 Jun 14||£ 760||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 24||13 Jun 14||20 Jun 14||£ 928||-||-||1 Week|
|Week 25||20 Jun 14||27 Jun 14||£ 928||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Heating, linen, towels and starter pack of logs included in the rent.
Dogs, maximum 2, £16 per dog/week
Rent indicated is for East Lodge. Late Availability deals. See website for further details.
VAT included in prices, currently 20%. If VAT rates change, new rates will apply to any sums not received by the date of change. VAT No. 270 4579 50Enquire now
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