East Lodge, Dunalastair
Tower | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Ideal for families or groups of friends, East Lodge is very special and romantic tower house attached to a grand stone gateway with battlements. Originally the gatelodge of a large mansion, the drive is no 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 activity.
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.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 100 km, Nearest railway: Pitlochry and Rannoch Station 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Boat available|
|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 bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private fishing lake or river|
Welcome tray for tea/coffee, and fresh flowers 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.
Bicycles can be hired locally.
The Tayside/Perthshire 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 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.
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28 Jul 2013
"Picturesque castle gatehouse with family space and centrally located for touring Scotland."
We spent one week at the East Lodge. As a family of 5 (parents and three young adult children), we found the quiet location provided the downtime we needed to rest and spend time together in a beautif… More
27 Jul 2013
"Very cosy, luxury and atmospheric estate in a fantastic environment"
When we (parents and 4 children; 20,18,16 and 10) arrived at the estate everybody was surprised about the facilities. The luxury, the typical atmosphere of all the rooms and the space was fabulous. Ev… More
26 May 2013
"As God in Scotland"
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
3 Mar 2013
"Charming old residence which has been stylishly upgraded to modern living standards with picturesque grounds."
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 ca… 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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