£115 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Barn Cottage – Home 4978898 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Delightful cottage in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Barn Cottage is to be found tucked down a secluded private farm estate road, just metres from the centre of the bustling highland village of Killin at the south end of Loch Tay. The property couldn't be better located surrounded by beautiful woodland scenery and against the dramatic backdrop of the Falls of Dochart and the mountains beyond. As the name suggests, the property was originally a 200 year old stone barn but has been converted to provide a modern, very well equipped self catering base. It's the perfect get away for those who love the great outdoors or an idyllic place to relax and enjoy the unique and wonderful riverside gorge setting. Killin is close to being at the very geographical centre of Scotland so the location gives you access to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Perth as well as fantastic countryside.

Inside, this holiday cottage has been modernised to create a relaxed homely atmosphere with everything you need for a happy self-catering holiday. The property has been sympathetically converted to provide quirky upside down accommodation with the bright and airy living quarters on the first floor thoughtfully making best use of the amazing views of the white water rapids and pools. Indeed otters have been spotted fishing in the pools from the window. The original 'hayloft' now forms a contemporary open-plan kitchen/dining/lounge with every convenience and once where the hay was pitched, there's now a little juliet balcony catching the morning sun with views onto the much admired burn.

Downstairs there are two cosy bedrooms and a shower room with WC and underfloor heating on the ground floor. All rooms have electric panel heaters. The heated porch offers a place to dry off wet coats, ski gear, wellies and dogs. Wifi, several smart tvs with dvd player, and loads of great films are provided, as well as a great range of books and information. Board games and a Wii with games are to be found in the toy boxes.

There are two private garden areas and plenty of parking with only one other holiday cottage as neighbour and a working farm at the end of the lane. To the front, the garden is gravelled and is spacious enough for kids and dog to run around. The other smaller pretty patio garden area makes a perfect place to sit and enjoy the view and the squirrels. A burn tumbles through the garden plunging down into the river beyond and the sound of the water is mesmerising (it can be noisy too after heavy rains and care should be taken with children when the river is in spate). Both areas have patio furniture for alfresco dining options or bbq.

Step out of the door and enjoy lovely walks along the adjacent wooded river bank or follow the path past the ancient standing stone circle through breathtaking scenery steeped in history and heritage. There are sheep and horses grazing and an abundance of other wildlife. You can also stroll to beautiful Loch Tay with its crannogs and picnic on the sandy banks. The pretty Victorian town of Killin itself is charming, blessed with the famed scenic Falls of Dochart at its centre, and with period stone villas and cottages lining the main street and spread out beyond. Killin's setting with the Falls rushing into the loch and people kitted out in hiking gear for a day on the hills gives the village an almost alpine flavour. In summer, visitors spill out from the local inn, beer in hand, admiring the Falls and children are thrilled at being able to clamber over the rocks. There are a range of eateries, gift shops, local Coop supermarket, hardware shop, many pubs, tennis and golf courses, moorings, riding - all great resort amenities. The lively village community host regular events, the pubs have live music and special mention should be given to the Killin Highland Games, Music Festival and Hogmanay Festivities.

The outdoor centre offers canoe and bike hire but many people come for the fine walks around the mighty mountains and glens. Ben Lawyers rises above Loch Tay and many other munros or less taxing strolls abound. Killin is also a destination on the N7 Sustrans Glasgow to Inverness route via the impressive Glen Ogle.

Scotland's original iconic Glencoe ski centre is less than 45 mins drive with all facilities there. It is also possible to visit the capital, Edinburgh, Oban and Loch Ness or even a west coast island for the day.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 3 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Rail. The only rail transport close to the Killin area is the West Highland Line at Crianlarich station (14 miles / 22 km from Killin). One can get from Killin to Crianlarich using Stirling Council's Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) service. There is also a local bus service: Kingshouse Travel C60: Callander – Strathyre – Kingshouse – Lochearnhead – Killin There are more national bus services within the region in summer than in winter. Bus services pass through Crianlarich reached by DRT service. Citylink 914: Glasgow - Dumbarton – Loch Lomond - Crianlarich – Tyndrum – Glencoe - Fort William Citylink 915: Glasgow – Glasgow Airport - Dumbarton – Loch Lomond - Crianlarich – Tyndrum – Glencoe - Fort William – Invergarry – Kyle of Loch

Interaction with guest

I'm very happy to provide you with lots of information to help with your advance research so you make the most of your stay. I look forward to meeting and greeting you on arrival.and giving you some pointers then on what there is to see and do in the area, the best places to eat, etc. Throughout your stay I will be contactable and will be only too happy to help you with anything that might crop up.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Previous guests are welcome to contact me direct.

Pets only allowed with owner's permission. Maximum of two small dogs. Please include your requirement in your booking request. A fee of £30 per week is chargeable, £20 per weekend.

Extra guests only allowed at owner's discretion and may be chargeable.

Please arrange cot, high chair, in advance.


About the owner

Karen K.
Average reply time:
2 hours 1 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
15 Oct 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Sep 2014. Located in Loch Tay, it has 48 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £745 to £1111.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Oct 2019.


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Guest reviews

48 reviews

Very Good

“Scotland at it's Finest”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2019

Secluded and yet located within easy walking distance of all Killin services. Killin is a great small town warm with friendliness and hospitality. Wonderful stream falling along side of the cottage provides a refreshing and soothing ambiance. Upper floor has a well equipped kitchen and cozy living/family area. We will be sure and stay here again on our next visit to Scotland.

“A perfect little hideaway.”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2018

We have had a lovely time and the cottage suited our needs perfectly in every way. The dogs have had a great time too. Lots of new walks and plenty of water to dip in. Best of all, we enjoyed just familiarising ourselves with Killin and Loch Tay. A truly beautiful area.

“October break”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2017

We had a lovely stay. The barn is right beside the river and nestled amongst the woods. Superb walks and scenery all around. The cottage had all the mod cons we could need

“Relaxing Cottage”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2017

Can't fault this venue for a time of relaxation. Cottage very well stocked with everything you need and in a perfect setting

“Barn cottage killin”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2017

We had a fantastic time at the cottage. We spent the new year there with our grandchildren. The cottage was well equipped we didn't need to take anything with us. The cottage was a five minute walk into the village. Two minute walk to see the falls. We enjoyed meeting the locals celebrating the new year in on the bridge. and the fireworks were amazing, the children loved the full holiday and want to go back.. Scott Wallace

“A truely excellent cottage and very attentive owner”

Reviewed 20 Nov 2016

The cottage is in a quiet location in the village of Kiliin. It is very clean, well equipped and comfortable with a large private parking area at the front. The owner was very attentive and was keen to ensure that we enjoyed our stay. We were arriving late and in the dark and were delighted to see that the lights were left on for us. There was plenty of bedding and towels and a detailed explanation of how things worked was available for guests. There is the soothing sound of water flowing down a burn to the rear and the river is on the north side. The cottage is surrounded by majestic fur trees that are home to small birds and cheeky squirrels. For us it was a great place to stay as we are into walking or cycling, but even if you're not there are lots to see and do in and around Killin. The village has plenty places to eat out. We tried them all and the food and service were excellent. There is a well stocked CO-OP and Chemist and also an outdoor centre where you can hire bikes, canoes etc. Our overall view of Killin was that it was a great place to stay. It was made all the more enjoyable by staying in this cottage. We had a lovely, relaxing time. Thank you Karen.


Reviewed 28 Oct 2016

Had a fantastic week with 6/7 days of great weather. So much to do and see in Killin and surrounding area. All made easier by the extensive information left for you in the cottage Highlights for week were walking up various hills , boating on Loch Tay (a bargain at £20 for 2 hours from Loch Tay Lodges), quad biking( Kenmore quads) Highland Safaris, Scottish Crannog at Kenmore. Too much to write! Great meals from fish & chip van, The Bistro at Loch Tay Lodges and The Capercaillie. Great for our dogs as they had a huge porch to chill in after our long walks.Hope to come and stay again. "

“Beautifully charming homely cottage.”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2016

Perfect location for exploring, cottage is amazingly equipped with information on Scotland. Quiet location with good amenities nearby, lovely and cosy to return to at the end of a busy day. Already recommended to friends.

“Wonderful cottage, great location to explore”

Reviewed 12 Apr 2016

We loved our stay at this cottage, it has everything you need for a great base to explore. Only downside was the pub at the end of the road was shut! This is a great cottage if you have dogs....only tiny niggle for us, not having dogs, was the cottage had a faint smell of damp dog... but didn't stop us enjoying our stay...Karen was excellent in communication and very helpful. would highly recommend.

“Great place to stay and explore Scotland.”

Reviewed 11 Apr 2016

The upside down cottage is a fantastic place to stay and explore Scotland. It's within an hours drive to most beauty spots and locations. The cottage itself is very comfortable and we were very unwilling to leave. Washing machine, WiFi, shower, warm, comfy bed, beautiful views, good cooker, and microwave. Really a home from home.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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