Chesthill is a perfect house for people who like the great outdoors. It comprises a comfortable house for up to 16 and a traditional sporting estate of over 7,000 acres of dramatic hillside and 4.5 miles of beautiful river to explore.
Chesthill House is a traditional stone built lodge, comprising 7 twin and 1 single bedroom and 1 studio room which is on the ground floor and is suitable for the chef (all with wash hand basins) with 4 bathrooms (2 with showers). It is important to note that the dining room table only seats 12 adults comfortably.
The ground floor includes a main entrance hall, sitting room with a TV, a bright spacious drawing room with a CD player and radio, small study and large dining room. There's a games room with snooker, table tennis, darts and a stage for budding child actors! There is a drying room, cloakroom with wc, and gun room with secure cabinet, and laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wireless broadband internet is available on the ground floor.
The lodge is let on a fully furnished basis including all linen and towels. Daily housekeeping is provided by Kay the housekeeper and it is recommended that a cook be employed (we can recommend a good agency). Hamish, the estate keeper, will be on standby to help you with all outdoor activities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 9 bedrooms|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 3 en suites|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 132 km, Nearest railway: Dunkeld 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (6), Single Beds (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Self-catering facilities are provided in the shape of the kitchen, which is equipped with a double Aga, electric cooker, fridge & freezer and two dishwashers. A small mini-bar is useful for serving drinks from in the drawing room.
|Further details outdoors|
Walking & picnic
Being in central Perthshire Chesthill is an ideal base for exploring the central Highlands and the wonderful walking opportunities it contains. Chesthill is also within 12 miles of Aberfeldy, 20 miles of Pitlochry and less than two hours to Edinburgh.
Perthshire has Perth as its county town but most of its heritage and essence can be discovered in and around its other towns such as Aberfeldy, Crieff, Dunkeld, Birnam, and Pitlochry. The county is land locked but crossed by many well-known rivers such as the Tay. It spreads from rich agricultural straths in the east, to the high mountains of the southern Highlands. As such the area is very popular for the beautiful scenery and the abundant flora and fauna.
There are nine hole golf courses at Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Strathtay and Killin, and an attractive 18 hole course at Taymouth Castle. Water sports are available on Loch Tay and pony trekking is available locally.
There are many places of historic interest and gardens within easy reach, including the Fortingall Yew, reputed to be the oldest living thing in Europe! One of the most popular attractions is the area around Blair Castle and the town of Blair Atholl as there is the castle to visit, many visitor centres on the working estate and some of the great scenes of the southern Highlands. Away from Blair there are many great and distinctive Glens to visit, with Munroes to scale or small villages to explore. There are many Castles and historic country houses to visit both in the glens and down on the straths. Notable famous attractions include Scone Palace, Dunkeld Cathedral, the many four-poster stone formations that can be found near Strathtay and Strathmore, and Birnam Wood and Dunsinane Hill, famous from Shakespeare's Macbeth.