About the home
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 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, 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 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
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)
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)
Smokers are welcome, but smoking outside only please.
The Tayside / Perthshire / 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!
The St Fillans area
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 *
How to get there
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Activities near St Fillans
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
03 Apr 2013
We were extremely happy with accomodation. Reading the description back and looking at the photos now I can honestly say is it 100% as described. Very clean, modern, cosy with wonderful views... more
23 Jan 2013
Had a lovely stay at Tarken Lodge, the accommodation and the location is excellent. We have stayed in many log cabins in Scotland and this has to be one of the best. The accommodation was very... more
03 Dec 2012
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!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Late Sep - Oct||22 Sep 12||3 Nov 12||£ 374||-||-||4 Nights|
|Nov - Dec||3 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 320||£ 54||£ 54||4 Nights|
|Christmas - New Year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|Jan - Feb 2013||5 Jan 13||2 Mar 13||£ 320||£ 54||£ 54||4 Nights|
|Early March 2013||2 Mar 13||23 Mar 13||£ 350||£ 59||£ 59||4 Nights|
|Easter fortnight 2013||23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|April - May 2013||6 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 370||£ 62||£ 62||4 Nights|
|Whitsun 2013||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 370||-||-||1 Week|
|July - August 2013||29 Jun 13||24 Aug 13||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer Bank Holiday 2013||24 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 380||£ 64||£ 64||4 Nights|
|October 2013||28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 350||£ 59||£ 59||4 Nights|
|Nov - Dec||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 340||£ 57||£ 57||4 Nights|
|Christmas - New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 440||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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