Mid Balchandy - Mid Balchandy Cottage ref: SSAB

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Mid Balchandy Cottage (ref SSAB) is an immaculately presented, detached holiday home providing spacious, five star accommodation. Renovated to a high standard and thoughtfully furnished for guests’ comfort and ease, it emanates a wonderful atmosphere in which to relax in an unrivalled setting, with glorious, uninterrupted views of the Strathtay Hills and surrounding Perthshire countryside.
The spacious dining room and living room both benefit from a cosy wood burner, and stunning views can be admired from the window seats. The garden room affords panoramic views and is the perfect place in which to sit and relax - warm and snug in the winter months, or with the French doors open and giving access onto the barbecue deck during the long summer evenings. Surrounded by gently sloping fields and set back from the road up a short drive, there is an abundance of wildlife to be seen from Balchandy Cottage and in the surrounding countryside including pheasants, partridges, rabbits, hares, squirrels, red and roe deer and many species of wild birds.
By prior arrangement with the owner, your stay can be tailored to your needs, the wine cooler can be stocked with a selection of drinks and pre-ordered groceries delivered. A delicious cooked meal can also be waiting and the wood burner lit, ensuring that your holiday exceeds expectations from the start. Towels, bathrobes and slippers are also provided for your comfort.
The town of Pitlochry is 2½ miles to the north, offering everything from good restaurants, specialist wine and whisky shops, a supermarket, distilleries, monthly farmers’ market and the world-famous Festival Theatre. Some of the top visitor attractions and events in Scotland can be found nearby, including the Enchanted Forest, The Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder, Etape Caledonia and the Winter Words Festival, which attracts world-class speakers every year. A short drive along the Strathtay Glen is the small town of Aberfeldy, which is home to the Birks Cinema and a variety of good restaurants. The area is host to leisure pursuits to suit all tastes including walking, cycling, fishing in lochs and on the famous Rivers Tummel and Tay, country field sports and visiting local whisky distilleries. Glenshee, Scotland’s largest ski area, lies just an hour away, whilst a network of roads gives easy access to Perth in 25 minutes and Edinburgh in 1½ hours.
Mid Balchandy Cottage forms part of a former, small farming settlement, comprising the owner’s home and The Bothy (a one bedroom property designed specifically for a couple). This is the perfect location for friends and family to meet up and enjoy this area with all it has to offer. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.
Mid Balchandy Cottage and The Bothy (UKC1651) can be booked together to accommodate up to 6 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 40" Freesat TV, DVD player, wooden floor and French doors leading to garden room.
Garden room: With patio doors leading to decked area.
Dining room: With wood burner and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With gas/electric range, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, smoothie maker, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Garden room: With patio doors leading to decked area.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), 32" Freesat TV, sloping ceiling and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), 32" Freesat TV, sloping ceiling and en-suite with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burners included. Welcome pack. Full catering by arrangement, including picnic lunches (at an additional charge). Grocery delivery at cost by arrangement.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with decked area, garden furniture and BBQ. Pets free of charge. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 8 years old. There are 2 steps from the decked area.
  • Nearest town
    Pitlochry
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

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About the local area

Stirling is at the centre of the nation's national heritage, and it was here that William Wallace and Robert the Bruce won independence for Scotland. The city and its castle have had a very rich and turbulent past, being the residence of many Scottish Kings and the scene of numerous sieges and famous battles, including the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and Bannockburn in 1314.

The castle is perched on a rocky crag, elevated above the surrounding countryside and is one of Scotland's grandest. Stirling itself nestles in lowland rolling hills and has a lovely `Old Town' with striking architecture and cobbled streets which wind upwards to the castle. The Old Town Jail is now a fascinating attraction depicting the horrors of life in a 19th century jail, also of interest is the medieval Church of the Holy Rude, where James VI was crowned and John Knox preached.

Stirling is an ideal base from which to explore nearby Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The surrounding countryside is lush and fertile with peaceful slopes, rolling countryside and a scattering of town and villages such as the former spa town of Allan Water, with riverside walks and olde worlde charm and Doune with its imposing 14th century castle and award-winning nature reserve.

Perthshire is most definitely the Adventure Capital of Scotland. Here you'll find world class fishing, high level mountain trekking and lower level waymarked forest trails, great on road and off road cycling and superb golf courses. Or maybe try your hand at canyoning, microlight flights or cliff jumping!

Discover a rich diversity of landscapes and habitats that support a range of plants, animals and birds; exceptional woodlands, mighty rivers and high mountains all make this an area a haven for naturists. The River Tay runs through Perthshire to the sea and has internationally important populations of salmon and otters. Many of Perthshire lochs attract breeding pairs of osprey and Loch Leven National Nature Reserve is a magnet for wildfowl. Up in the hills red deer can be heard roaring during the autumn rut.

The small provincial city of Perth is situated on the banks of Tay and has an influential history stretching back over 8,000 years; close by Scone Palace is where many Scottish kings were crowned on the Stone of Destiny. There are many places of interest such as the pretty town of Pitlochry on the river Tummel overlooked by Ben Vrackie; here there are wonderful riverside and woodland walks, also the beautiful Loch Tay near Aberfeldy and Glen Lyon which stretches some 34 miles and has some of Perthshire's finest scenery.

Things to do nearby

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

This historical military regiment is a great destination for a family day out.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

One of the oldest museums in the U.K., Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect day trip out on one of those famous Scottish rainy days!

Highland Safaris

For those after something a little different, Highland Safaris provides some of the most exciting and unique safari days and events in central Scotland.

Aberfoyle to Loch Katrine

This 28 mile round route is excellent for exploring Loch Katrine and the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

Beatrix Potter Garden

The Beatrix Potter garden located in the Birnham institute, near Dunkeld, is said to be the childhood inspiration to the writing and artwork of Beatrix Potter.

Linlithgow Palace

Set in West Lothian and with roots as far back as the 12th century, Linlithgow Palace boasts some amazing scenery making it extremely popular with visitors throughout the year.

Blair Castle

This remarkable 13th Century private home is open to the public and allows visitors to explore its magnificent gardens and grounds.

Scone Palace

Contrary to what its name may lead you to believe, Scone Palace is actually a place rich in history.

Hopetoun House
Hopetoun House

Set in over 6,500 acres of outstanding natural landscape, Hopetoun House is steeped in family history and displays wonderful architecture with the many scenic walks and trails surrounding it.

Crieff Visitor Centre

Crieff visitor centre is home to an interesting mixture of attractions.

Scottish Crannog Centre

Who would have thought that sites such as Loch Tay would be hiding early iron-age loch dwellings (Crannogs) deep under the water?!

Loch Katrine

The best place to enjoy the timeless beauty of the Trossachs is Loch Katrine.

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