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Lodge / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
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Lodge / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
A real hideaway, this delightful detached property is ideal for a romantic couple looking for a secluded spot in the Scottish Highlands with plenty of local amenities and activities as well as excellent access to the whole of Scotland by road. Providing very comfortable and well-equipped accommodation, the lodge is located on the outskirts of a picturesque highland village in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. On the edge of a natural woodland forest, with the Tarken burn running by, it is ideal for those wanting immediate access to lovely country and hill walking.
Amble along the old railway route or take a more demanding walk up the hill to get the most amazing views of this beautiful area which is dotted with lochs and surrounded by hills and glens. Always keep a camera at the ready – from the windows you may well catch sight of an osprey fishing on the loch, wild deer grazing in the woodland or a red squirrel feeding in the garden. Golden eagles have even been reported locally by hill walkers.
Anyone interested in watersports will find many varied activities on the loch and golfers have a huge range of possibilities from the lovely little 9 hole course in the village to the world renowned courses at St Andrews, Gleneagles and Loch Lomond which are all within easy travelling distance, as indeed are the Trossachs, Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling and Glasgow.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 110 km, Nearest railway: Perth, Stirling or Gleneagles 50 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
All on ground floor: Living room with fully fitted kitchen area and wood-burning stove. King-size double bedded room. Bathroom with toilet and a shower over the Whirlpool bath.
Heating: Electric underfloor heating throughout and wood-burning stove. All electricity included in rental and a starter pack of peat supplied for the stove. Further fuel (peat) available locally. Double glazed throughout and well insulated.
Linen: Duvet, duvet cover, bed linen, towels and teatowels all included in rental. Hot water bottle.
auto washing machine
constant hot water
colour TV (Freesat)
telephone (calls charged for)
wood burning stove
natural woodland garden area (not fully enclosed)
loch shoreline 300yds
|Further details outdoors|
Quarter of an acre of natural woodland garden (not fully enclosed)
loch shoreline 300yds
Sorry - NO CHILDREN (burn runs nearby)
The Perth and Kinross region
World-renowned for their scenic beauty, the Scottish Highlands offer unsurpassed touring, mountains, lochs, glens and much more!
This delightful little Perthshire village offers good eating out, a local shop, cafe and great walking.
St Fillans golf course is Sandy Lyle's favourite small golf course!
St Fillans Golf Course, fishing, Watersports Centre on Loch Earn, the Deil's Cauldron in Comrie, hillwalking on Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin all locally. Gleneagles Golf Course, Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument, Dunfermline Abbey, the City of Perth with its theatres and festivals, Pitlochry Theatre, Loch Katrine and steamship 'Sir Walter Scott' cruises. Easy access to Edinburgh and Glasgow (one hour's drive).
* local shop, public telephone, pubs, restaurants, St Fillans golf club, trout fishing, boat hire, slipway for dinghies all locally *
* water skiing, water sports centre, doctor, House of Tartan shop, restaurants all within 6mls *
* main shopping, vet, dentist, restaurants, horse riding, tennis, swimming pool, bike hire, car hire, Auchingarrich Wildlife Park, The Ceramic Experience, Christmas Shop, Crieff Crystal Factory, Crieff Visitor Centre, The Famous Grouse Experience all within 12mls *
* pony trekking, Drummond Castle & Gardens, Falls of Dochart, Breadalbane Folklore Centre, Gleneagles Golf Course, falconry, The Scottish Real Ale Shop all within 20mls *
* railway station (BR), Doune Castle, The Crannog Centre, Blair Drummond Safari Park, Loch Katrine & steamship 'Sir Walter Scott' cruises all within 30mls *
* Dunblane Cathedral, Dunblane Museum, Scone Palace, Dewars World of Whisky, Perth Racecourse, Stirling Castle, The Wallace Monument, Loch Lomond, Blair Castle, Kilchurn Castle all within 40mls *
* skiing, Cruachan Visitor Centre & Hydro Electric Scheme, Falkirk Wheel, Dundee Discovery Point, Glencoe and a host of other quality attractions all within 60mls *
* Comrie 6mls * Crieff 12mls * Gleneagles 21mls * Perth 30mls * Stirling 37mls * Loch Lomond 40mls * Glasgow 63mls * Oban 64mls * St Andrews 66mls * Edinburgh 73mls * Fort William 75mls * Inverness 140mls *
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18 Jun 2013
"Can we live here?"
Tarken Lodge is just lovely nestled in the woods above Loch Earn. We enjoyed a great week exploring this part of Scotland and the scenery and wildlife in the area is amazing. The lodge itself is exactly as described and does not disappoint, it has everything needed for a comfortable stay especially the bed and the spa bath.
3 Dec 2012
"Perfect holiday hideaway"
This is our third stay at Tarken Lodge and it never disappoints. Its location, tucked into the trees with views of the mountains (and a bit of the loch too), is ideal for getting away from it all. It's only an hour away from the central belt but it feels like a world away from busy town and city life. The owners are very nice and welcoming and only live down the hill if you need anything. The lodge is modern, cosy and well-equipped. It has been furnished to a high standard and the layout has been carefully thought through. You could easily spend a week in the lodge, sitting by the wood-burning stove and looking at the view.
My husband and I spent the days out walking, with several routes on our doorstep, offering fantastic scenery and glimpses of wildlife. On return we warmed up with a dram of whisky on the verandah, listening to the sound of the nearby burn before spending the evenings reading by the stove.
We ventured further afield on a couple of occasions as Crieff is 20 minutes away and Callander 30 mins (I would definitely recommend the Red Squirrel Cafe in Crieff!) St FIllans village shop is well-stocked and does nice coffee and breakfast rolls. We had dinnerr at both the Four Seasons and Achray House and we have to say that Achray House was our favourite.
I don't think we'll ever tire of Tarken Lodge and we hope to return!
25 Oct 2012
"lovely, peaceful lodge"
It was lovely, peaceful, not a sound was heard. The views were very pretty. The wooden furnace was appreciated. The lodge was particularly clean.
14 Aug 2012
"High quality and well equipped comfortable lodge in a beautiful location"
My husband and I had a most enjoyable week playing golf in Perthshire. Tarken Lodge is a clean, spacious, quality property which is well equipped to a high standard. The facilities are excellent with lots of thoughtful detail provided and wonderful views across the Loch. We shared the local 9 hole golf course with Sandy Lyle on our arrival day! Apparently St Fillans is his favourite Scottish inland course. There are also many excellent golf courses in close proximity - Auchterader, Gleneagles, Crieff, Murrayshall etc., we played six during the week. At the end of the day it was super to return to the cosy and comfortable lodge.
29 May 2012
"Excellent accommodation in a perfect location."
We took our chocolate labrador for a relaxing week. The lodge catered to all of our needs and was located in a perfect, beautiful spot with plenty of walks around the lodge itself. We had a fantastic week and will definitely be making a return visit.
21 May 2012
"Wonderful well appointed retreat. I very highly recommend a stay here."
The previous three reviews say it all. A very well appointed and maintained property in a wonderful location. No need to look elsewhere. We had a wonderful stay
12 May 2012
This is a very well appointed cottage, extremely well thought out and designed by the owners who run Hamster Cottages. Clearly they have thought things through very well indeed and we have stayed there a total of three times now. Beautifully situated in St Fillans, you are within easy reach of good hotels, bars and restaurants and yet you are in wonderful peaceful surroundings with a very nice view. The cottage ticked all our boxes and we were able to take our two golden retrievers, have a lovely wood burning stove for the evenings and at the same time enjoy all the home comforts we would expect from a first class holiday let. It is a perfect spot for a couple who may want to bring their dog(s), and who want the peace, quiet and tranquility and to get away from the general hubub of life. We were most appreciative of the thought of the owners in providing a memory foam mattress for the double bed, having stayed in many other cottages where the bed has let the property down. It is very difficult to fault this cottage, apart from the fact that it would be nice to have it fenced off competely for the safety of pets. Lovely walks are on the doorstep along a disused railway line within a couple of minutes of the property. You are also within easy reach of many wonderful tourist spots. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the equipment excellent. On arrival we were welcomed by the owners who had also left us some homemade scones. Booking was very easy, directions to the property excellent and ease of access very good indeed. Overall, we were most impressed by the very high standard and layout of Tarken Lodge and we would highly recommend this property to anyone seeking a quiet retreat in very comfortable surroundings.
11 May 2012
"Real hidden gem of a place"
Anyone looking for a quiet cabin to escape for a holiday won't be disappointed with Tarken Lodge which is actually built on the hillside in the grounds of the owner's house. The interior is modern, light, warm (stove was hardly used as it was too hot) and has everything you need to make a perfect holiday base. Centrally located, we were able to visit loads of places that we normally bypass when heading to the North. Only downside was that the garden is not enclosed (only a problem if you have dogs with you).
11 May 2012
"Home away from home"
A lovely cottage. All you need for a comfortable stay is there. A great view, nice garden, walkingpaths from the cottage. A nice startingpoint to explore the Highlands. We stayed for 2 weeks. No regrets at all. Friendly people.
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