Tarken Lodge ref: UK5428

St Fillans, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Discover this delightful detached lodge, on the outskirts of the pretty highland village of St Fillans, in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Nestled away on a hillside with breathtaking views of Loch Earn and the hills beyond, this is the perfect location for a romantic escape. The decked area to the front of the lodge is the best spot for relaxing with a glass of fizz, whilst watching the boats or a red squirrel feeding in the garden. You may even catch a sight of ospreys feeding on the loch. Start your day with breakfast in bed and enjoy the lovely view from your bedroom. The Tarken burn runs through the natural woodland garden, which leads direct to the forest and the old railway route where you can walk or cycle to Comrie.

There is a local hotel and pub within a short walk, which provides excellent food and drink, including a selection of fine whisky. The village also has a café and a shop, where you can purchase a fishing license and get expert advice. For the more adventurous, there are some challenging hills and mountains to climb to get the most amazing views of this stunning area, which is surrounded by loch, hills and glens. Loch Earn hosts many varied watersports activities, and for golfers, there is a lovely 9-hole course in the village, as well as the world renowned course at Gleneagles, St Andrews and many more. The Victorian tourist town of Callander is just a 20-minute drive away. Here, you can explore historic castles, gardens and monuments, whisky distilleries, visitor attractions and wildlife parks. Once you arrive back at the lodge after a busy day, head for the whirlpool bath to soak away those tired muscles and then curl up on the cosy sofa in front of the wood burner and plan your next day. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Ramp to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod dock.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With shower over whirlpool bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial peat for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Telephone – for incoming and emergency calls only. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Terraced woodland garden to rear with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Decking to front with sitting-out area. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 12 except babes in arms. There are steep steps, sloping banks, drops and an unfenced stream in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Crieff
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    11 miles
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Crianlarich
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    24 miles
  • Lake
    700 yards (loch)

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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