Kinnaird Estate Cottages - Balnamuir Farmhouse ref: UK5699

By Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
8
Sleeps
bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
SUN
Changeover day
  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Escape to this exquisite location surrounded by spectacular scenery of lochs and mountains, Kinnaird Estate Cottages are situated in Highland Perthshire and a perfect location for a holiday in the countryside. Spreading over more than 6000 acres it has everything to be expected on a Scottish Highland Sporting Estate with a working beef and sheep farm. Nestled away in the peaceful countryside in the heart of Kinnaird Estate, close to the river and with spectacular views Balnamuir Farmhouse (UK5699) is in a spectacular location. The five cottages are situated at various idyllic locations spread across the estate and are perfect for families, friends, couples and single guests looking for a last minute holiday or a short break. The local supermarket delivers to the estate so you can arrange your menu before leaving home.
There are some lovely walks in the local area, as well as birdwatching or just relaxing and enjoying the peace and tranquillity while surrounded by spectacular scenery. By prior arrangement with the estate, guests are able to fish for salmon in season (at cost) on one of the most highly regarded beats on the River Tay; loch fishing is also available at Two Hill Loch. The estate has a long history dating back to the early 1600s when it was owned by the Stewart family. Over the centuries many famous people have been known to have lived or stayed here including several leading Scottish literary figures including James Hogg, Sir Walter Scott’s poet friend and protégé.
For guests who enjoy being out in the great outdoors, this area of Perthshire provides walking, cycling and hill walking to suit all abilities. Various water sports can be enjoyed on Loch Tay, with kayaking and white water rafting nearby. There are several local golf courses in the area and the championship Gleneagles course is within an hour’s drive. Whilst in a rural location guests are within easy reach of the A9 with Perth, Inverness, Stirling and Edinburgh all within easy driving distance. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Living room: With open fire, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player, bluetooth speaker and beams.
2 steps to...
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
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Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite with bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 4: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bathroom: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Miscellaneous

Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and gas BBQ. Over 6000 acres of natural, unspoilt grounds with woodland (shared with owner and other properties on-site). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). Fishing on-site (at cost, licence required). Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden and steps, sloping banks, sudden drops, a pond and lochs in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
    Dunkeld
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Pitlochry
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    8.0 miles
  • Lake
    16 miles

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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

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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