Islabank Lodge ref: UK33976

Auchterarder, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Situated in a quiet location in picturesque rural Perthshire and overlooking open countryside, Islabank Lodge is detached, single-storey and set in the grounds of the owner’s home; it has its own private garden and enjoys lovely views across fields to the hills beyond. Located just outside of Auchterarder, in rural Perthshire, but not far from the major road next work of central Scotland.The bright accommodation is beautifully presented throughout and provides an ideal base for couples or a family. A large entrance porch, with hanging space, is perfect for storing outdoor gear and has a tumble dryer, leads through to the main open plan living area, and French doors open onto the decking and to the garden - an ideal spot for al fresco dining or relaxing with a glass of wine. The main living area is very attractively presented and has a wood burning stove for cooler evenings and cosy seating. For preparing a family meal the kitchen is well equipped and there is a dining table. There are two attractive double bedrooms with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings, one with twin beds and one with king size bed and en suite shower room. A family bathroom completes the picture.
On the owner’s farm there are chickens and sheep in the fields and wild birds for nature lovers. There are numerous forest walks and mountain bike trails in the Ochil Hills for out door enthusiasts. Cyclists can also enjoy miles of wonderfully quiet roads in the most fabulous of settings in rural Perthshire. Nearby Auchterarder, with its mile long high street, has plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, interesting local shops, gallery and deli and local supermarket. Golfers are spoilt for choice, with the championship and well-known Gleneagles Golf Resort as well as Auchterarder and Stirling Golf Courses within a short drive and St Andrews just under an hour. For those who enjoy a “wee dram” there are several distilleries including Famous Grouse and Tullibardine Distillery Families will enjoy a trip to Blair Drummond Safari Park and Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre. For friends and family visiting students at Stirling University, or attending one of the graduation ceremonies the university is only 20 minutes’ drive. For days out the magnificent Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park can be reached in under an hour with breath-taking scenery, lochs, mountains and pretty village and outdoor activities for all.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview Smart TV and French doors leading to decking.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Utility room: With tumble dryer and storage for boots and coats.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

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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

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.

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?!

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

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

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.

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.

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!

Aberfoyle to Loch Katrine

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

Scone Palace

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

Loch Katrine

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

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.

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