“A haven of peaceful tranquility”

Reviewed 5 Nov 2017

The Bluestone Church is set in the beautiful village of St Fillans. The owners have successfully strived to create a calm, peaceful, well equipped and homely accommodation to welcome guests. The Chur… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Alison for such a delightful and fulsome review, you know you are always most welcome. We very much appreciate the fact that you and your family choose to come to stay on a couple of occasions each year. It is really gratifying to know that our absolutely first focus of concern, essentially the comfort and enjoyment of all of our visitors, has so evidently been recognised by you over many years now. Thank you again for sharing your experiences, thoughts, and comments on our attention to detail, our welcome, and the comforts of Bluestone Church, and its most beautiful central Highland location of stunning St. FIllans. I'm sure any future guests will appreciate the assurances you give that our principles are all about guest satisfaction, comfort and enjoyment, and our wish that they have a great experience of Scottish hospitality. All Best Wishes Chris and Grace (and Jo (Joanne Steventon - House Manager)

“Idyllic Bluestone Church in St Fillans”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2017

A luxurious stay - 5 Star Hotel standard! - even offered a choice of 3 kinds of duvet and quilts. Very well appointed and the reconstruction inside is beautiful and restful. Lovely garden with seating… More

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it was our pleasure to have you to stay, and we are so pleased to hear you had a relaxing visit, and enjoyed all the home comforts of Bluestone Church, especially the luxuriousness of the beds and bedding. Great to know you could revel in your exhilarating morning swim in the Loch in the knowledge that you could happily scamper back immediately to the house to the joy of a lovely hot power-shower. I'm sure all your comments on the locality, the amenities, the garden, and the convenience of the location will prove very helpful to our future guests. The sunny blue skies and stunning Autumn foliage has proved spectacular for the last several weeks, and even into mid November. Today in the garden we are enjoying the company of a very handsome male pheasant and his pretty little wife. Together with two new visitors that we have not seen before, two Red-legged Partridges, who are delightfully inquisitive and friendly. They peer in the back door to encourage us to provide them frequently with seeds and nuts. We can safely say that St. FIllans and its outstanding natural beauty is stunning in all the four seasons of the year. Thank you again for coming, and for enjoying all that we have to offer. With Best Wishes Chris and Grace

“Idyllic location with fascinating historic environs.”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2017

The Bluestone Church has been converted into a two-bedroom gem of holiday accommodation. Impossibly picturesque from the outside - set back from the road by a beautiful, sloping, heather-planted gard… More

Owner's reply: Thank you again for coming to stay and for your very kind and positive review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at Bluestone Church and found the accommodation to be warm, inviting, and comfortable. It was our pleasure to have you here especially as you revelled in wild swimming in the Loch and admired the glorious scenery we are so privileged to enjoy. We thought you may like to read this eloquent excerpt, taken from an old travelogue, that we keep here at Bluestone Church.... 'We know not what Arcadia may be like, but no spot in Britain so thoroughly embodies our most cherished conceptions of it as St. FIllans. It is the quintessence of undesigned loveliness. Every feature is attractive, both in itself and in relation to others. The river ripples merrily and carelessly out of the still Loch. The foot-bridge across it looks as if it had got there by accident. The trees arrange themselves in graceful groups, and the greensward seems to require no art to keep it smooth and soft. A little row of houses constitutes the old village, and here and there along the Loch and road-side rise pleasant little villas whose sides are festooned with the exquisite red blossoming Tropaeolum, growing naturally as no art can make it grow in other districts. All around are hills beautiful in shape and colouring. There is nothing bare and nothing uncomely, and yet there is no effort and no pretence - a realisation of honest Gonzalo's ideal in the "Tempest" --- a place where ... "All things in common Nature, should produce WIthout sweat or endeavour" With Best Wishes Chris and Grace

“A great place to stay”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2017

This is a very well equipped and comfortable cottage in a pleasant, quiet location. The owner takes a particular interest in making sure that you have a great stay. We would highly recommend Bluesto… More

Owner's reply: Thank you again for coming to stay at Bluestone Church, and for your generous review. We are delighted to hear that you found the welcome warm, and the cottage so well-equipped and comfortable. Scotland is renowned for its hospitality, and we take pride in offering our guests that experience. We strive to provide our visitors with their own 'home from home' in the Scottish Highlands, and do all that we can to ensure a happy holiday experience. There can be little doubt that Bluestone Church is a unique cottage, in a beautiful loch-side location, and it is great to know that you enjoyed its charm. Thank you again for highly recommending Bluestone Church. It is lovely to hear you say that you would definitely think about coming to stay on another occasion. For our part you would both be most welcome. 'Haste ye Back' All the Best Grace (and Jo)

“Pure Bliss”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2017

Beautiful building in a beautiful location, everything about this accommodation is blissful. The owners are extremely friendly, interesting and warm. not a fault to be found inside or out. If you are … More

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for coming to visit and for your charming review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed a warm Scottish welcome, and had a great first experience of our homely Bluestone Church. We agree the building is very special and unique, the perfect romantic Highland hideaway. It was our pleasure to share it, and this very beautiful area of Perthshire with you. We are so pleased to know that you had a happy and comfortable stay. It is a privilege to have breath-taking and ever-changing scenery all around us, and beautiful Loch Earn so easily accessible right outside the front door. St Fillans lies within the Loch Lomand and Trossachs National Park and is recognised as the geographical centre of Scotland, and is indeed an ideal location to explore locally and further afield all that spectacular Scotland has to offer. We hope you may come again to enjoy this special place in the World. All our Best Wishes, Chris and Grace

“A wonderful fairytale holiday accommodation”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2017

We absolutely loved our stay in the Bluestone Church in St Fillans. The location is just fabulous. St. Fillans is a beautiful little town right at Loch Earn. A good spot to start exploring the surroun… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Rowena and family for coming to stay, and for your really lovely review. How great that you found the cottage to be 'a wonderful fairytale holiday accommodation' We think it is a romantic and unique little place with its own charm, so we are so pleased to hear you say that you absolutely loved your stay ar Bluestone Church. Yes, please come back again - you would be more than welcome anytime. Delighted to hear you enjoyed our warm welcome and found the house to be generously equipped with all you needed, as well as being child friendly. It remains our prime concern that our valued guest enjoy a happy and comfortable stay and a great experience of Scottish hospitality - glad you found it so. With all good wishes, Grace, and Jo. (We will let Liam at the Village Shop know that you mentioned him, and appreciated his kind help too).

“Fantastic”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2017

I knew when I booked the Blue Stone Church that it would be something special and I wasn't disappointed. After a lovely week here with my partner and two teens I am already contemplating our next… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your fulsome and generous review. How gratifying to hear you describe Bluestone Church as a very special place in a wonderful location. Indeed we are very lucky to enjoy such beautiful picture postcard surroundings on the banks of Loch Earn. Thank you for enjoying Bluestone Church as your 'perfect home from home', and for noticing the attention we pay to the smallest of details to ensure our guests enjoy a warm welcome and great Scottish holiday experience. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Each of the four seasons of the year has its own distinct charm up here in St Fillans with ever changing scenery. 'Haste ye back' as we say in Scotland. With all good wishes, Grace, and Jo

“Just as good as we remember”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2016

This was our second time in Bluestone Church and it was every bit as enjoyable as we remembered. The house is incredibly comfortable. No detail, however small, is overlooked. It is really in a diffe… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Bill for your generous review, and for choosing to come back to stay for a second time. We are so pleased that you found we are maintaining our very high standards. The comfort and enjoyment of our guests is really very important to us, so thank you for noticing the attention we give to the smallest detail to ensure that your stay was a memorable one. It is very pleasing that you rate The Bluestone Church to be in the top league of holiday homes, thank you very much, it means a lot. We very much hope to welcome you back again sometime again. Best Wishes - Grace, and Jo

“Excellent cottage”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2016

Excellent cottage in every aspect, comfortable, clean and everything you could require at your fingertips. A pure pleasure to have stayed at this wonderful gem. St Fillans itself is a quiet little location with great walks around the loch, yet near enough for driving to some beautiful and historical places of interest. I will certainly return to this excellent cottage in the future.

“Perfect quiet getaway”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2016

We were looking for a quiet town to visit in Scotland (from Los Angeles) St Fillans was perfect. It is small, but surrounded by several villages. A car is a must. We just got out daily, no plans, just… More

Owner's reply: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much in our beautiful little corner of this earth, it is truly magical isn't it! We apologise for the lack of internet in the house at the time, it really was beyond our control. It would be lovely to welcome you back again to explore further.

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