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The Lodge

(Ref. 1107746)

Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • well (14)
  • equipped (13)
  • lovely (13)
  • welcome (12)
  • recommend (12)

31 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic lodge."

    Spotlessly clean on arrival with both the log burner (plenty logs supplied to keep us going for weekend) and heating already on for us. Welcome pack was a nice touch and provided fresh scones, jam, honey, butter, eggs, milk, bread and prossecco....other lodge providers should take note! Spacious and very well equipped. Lovely views from the decking and we were blessed with red squirrels visiting the feeders each day. Thoroughly recommend this lodge.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely property and the owners are very welcoming, but not intrusive."

    The sad thing for us was we did not realise we would be so close to a property being built, so at times could hear the noise of the builders when sitting outside. A lovely clean property in a very nice area.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Mar 2024

  • "Cosy and well equipped."

    Wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Isa5.0Dec 2023

  • "A well appointed lodge with superb views."

    The welcome pack was fantastic, with home made scones and Jam. The lodge is furnished to a high standard and the beds were super comfy. Kitchen was very well equipped and had every utensil you would ever need. We will definitely return again soon!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent in every way from the welcome made personally by the host to all the added extra hospitality touches"

    Reviewed by D5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Lodge was better than we hoped, not just the comfort and general high standards, the veranda and the views, but the wonderfully generous host who was helpful and relaxed but also respected our privacy."

    We are experienced users of holiday accommodation but have never experienced such generosity. Endless logs, Prosecco, plentiful supply of all the basics and some. The only observation I would make and it is not a criticism, is that the kitchen and dining area in an otherwise spacious layout would feel a little cramped if 6 people were staying.

    Reviewed by Jocelyn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful lodge lovely views and so peaceful."

    This is by far the best lodge we have ever stayed in. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped .Garry and Kate our hosts were very welcoming and friendly. Their treats on arrival, wine jam butter honey milk eggs strawberries and not forgetting the delicious homemade scones were very much appreciated. The resident red squirrel visited several times a day.We are planning another stay and would highly recommend to others .Its amazing !!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was everything we needed and more."

    It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped, the owner had thought of everything. The welcome pack was a very thoughtful touch too.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Lodge was a great place to holiday."

    It has beautiful views, was very clean and comfortable would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2023

  • "Exceeded our expectations in every way."

    Location and view splendid couldn't have wished for more, many thanks Gary sadly we didn't meet Kate.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Lodge had everthing we wanted and more."

    Gary and Kate were the perfect hosts, and the treats were very much appreciated. The Sykes listing was accurate and we had no problems finding the property. we would heartily recommend the Lodge to any of our contacts here in Germany. To Gary and Kate thank you for the chats and wishing you both all the best. Malcolm and Claudia from Niedersachsen Germany.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Jun 2023

  • "The Lodge is real five star luxury."

    The setting and surrounding area is really beautiful but with the convenience of having a small town with good facilities a few minutes away (by car). If you are looking peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings look no further

    Reviewed by Howard5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent Lodge could not fault it."

    Very comfortable through out...Lounge & beds included. Lovely views from the patio area with plenty of seating to catch the sun. Great welcome pack I think one of the best we have had. Lovely area to visit with plenty to see & do. Would definitely recommend a stay in this great Lodge.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Gary and Kath are lovely hosts, nothing could be done to improve the holiday let, everything was perfect from comfort to cleanliness from well equipped to location."

    The Lodge has been built to a high standard. Gary was very understandable about cooking in the Lodge what with the price of eating out, we also liked his reasoning behind the heating system, not every cottage lets you control the boiler. Thank you Gary and Kath all the best x

    Reviewed by D5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent Lodge everything was perfect."

    Comfortable beds and bedding,Log fire very cosy.Made very welcome homemade scones ,homemade jam and Scottish honey Thank you so much we had a wonderful time my grandson thought it was the best lodge he has ever been to.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "This property really is in a category of its own and 5 stars doesn't get close!"

    Superb accommodation in a quiet and beautiful location. Thank you to the owners for the kind welcome goodies and for making our stay so special. Already booked again!

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "Could not fault the Lodge , first class , outstanding property with all the comforts of home & more ."

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic, well equipped accomodation in an ideal location being only a five minute drive from the local supermarkets."

    Plenty of space. We went as a family of five during half-term and had a famtastic stay. The owners are helpful and nearby if you were to have any questions during your stay. The kids loved it and they are usually the harshest critics! Would highly recommend this accomodation and would love to stay again!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2023

  • "Just back from a fabulous Christmas break at The Lodge and hoping to go back in the summer."

    The lodge is lovely and very well equipped. Our hosts, Gary and Kate, couldn't have been more helpful and the goodies, as well as the decorated Christmas tree, were a surprise and very much appreciated. We highly recommend this property. Darren and Marilyn

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Dec 2022

  • "One of the best properties I have been in."

    Clean, comfy, and cozy.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Lodge is beautiful property, it is exceptionally well furnished to a very high standard."

    We had a warm welcome from Garry the owner who explained everything very clearly. On arrival there were a number of "treats" which was a lovely touch. It was well equipped especially in the kitchen. The walk in shower was amazing. In our many years of staying in Cottages this has to be the best we have stayed in 10 out of 10 - highly recommended

    Reviewed by Marshall5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a wonderful lodge it far exceeded our expectations, was like home from home."

    We were made so welcome and the lovely scones and the log burner lit all ready for us. They had thought of everything, the kitchen was so well equipped, usually when you go to rental property its the basics not so with the lodge. The only downside was we couldn’t stayed longer . Highly recommend you stay here.

    Reviewed by Karon5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enyoyed our stay at the Lodge, it was a lovely property an fully met our expectations."

    The level access into the property was great for my father because he has problems negotiating steps. It was a great layout with the kitchen and adjacent living area in open plan. The kitchen had all the equipment we needed and more. All very comfortable and cosy. The view was splendid - we enjoyed watching the sunsets and distant hills. Bedrooms were also comfortable - me and my other half had the bedroom with the ensuite and he really appreciated the great shower. Blairgowrie is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area - the road up to Dunkeld is very pretty. We appreciated the edible gifts left by the owner - scones, biscuits, butter, milk, honey, jam and even prosecco - very generous compared to other places we have stayed - it made the stay extra special. We usually look for a place with local shops and walks however the quality of the property and its beautiful view made up for that easily.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2022

  • "Stayed a week here and it was perfect!"

    The lodge has been equipped with everything needed for a holiday. Sat out or in the views are stunning, very peaceful. We had red squirrels visiting the garden along with numerous birds. A perfect location for a peaceful holiday but close enough to Perth, Dunkeld, Pitlochry etc for visits. We could quite easily move in and make this home! The welcome items were very much appreciated. We will definitely be returning next year. Thank you Gary and Kate for a super holiday.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2022

  • "I have never rated a facility this highly but this one very much deserves it, ticked all the boxes for us, and in the end we’ll worth the long travel to get there."

    The host ever so helpful, lovely welcome, lovely and generous welcome pack. They couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome. A very spacious, newly built lodge, very clean and comfy in every aspect. Waking up to lovely views which was a welcome surprise. There’s no shortage of places to visit and activities that Scotland has to offer. Absolutely recommend this facility and would definitely love to come back!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Amazing stay at The Lodge!"

    The accommodation is beautiful with everything you could need. We were welcomed with fresh scones, homemade jam, butter, milk, strawberries and organic prosecco. Super comfy beds with extra fluffy pillows meant we all slept like logs. The terrace is huge with fab views overlooking the hills and Loch and was perfect for watching the sun set. The perfect balance between chilling in the countryside and having easy access to shops and places to visit. Hope we can visit again in the winter and make use of the log burner.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really comfortable and modern lodge, very well designed with good quality fixtures and fittings."

    Owner very helpful and unobtrusive, welcome pack of food and flowers a lovely touch on arrival . If you have a working dog that requires off lead walks a short drive is required but amazing forest walks a 10 min drive away . Views on the balcony beautiful. A lovely relaxing week and would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2022

  • "What an absolute gem of a place!"

    Beautiful, spacious, high spec property. Everything you could need. Fabulous decked veranda leading onto a large open garden with the most spectacular views across the valley and amazing sunsets. We were so lucky with the weather and were able to access some great days out. Loch Clunie is great for paddle boarding and other water activities and only 5 mins from the lodge. Blairgowrie is a good base with easy to access amenities and we also had some great days out at Ballater Highland Games, Dunkeld and Braemar amongst others. We were welcomed by the owners with freshly made scones, butter, home made jam and a bottle of prosecco as well as milk, eggs, fresh bread and strawberries! Amazing to find these on arrival. Would highly recommend this holiday lodge to anyone thinking of holidaying in this part of Scotland!

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Aug 2022

  • "The lodge is a lovely property, equipped with everything you could need."

    We had a really relaxing time and enjoyed sitting out on the verandah at all times of the day. Our dog also had a great holiday. The owner Gary provided many goodies on arrival but left us to enjoy ourselves, although we knew he wasn't far away if needed. All in all a great wee bolthole to use as a base for exploring or just to chill. The Orr family

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge, fabulous condition with high quality furnishings and fittings."

    Owners (live next door) provided a lovely array of goodies for our arrival which was very much appreciated. The lodge overlooks open fields and has a decking area with plenty of outdoor furniture. Shops are less than a five minute drive away. We found out the day before travelling that there was no Wi-Fi available. We wouldn’t have chosen to book any accommodation without Wi-Fi but managed to make do as we were out and about each day. Last thing to add is that whilst a dog is allowed to stay and a towel, water bowl and treats were kindly provided, there are (understandably) restrictions due to the pristine condition of the lodge. We watched our young Labrador like a hawk but we were nervous! Overall, beautiful accommodation with just about everything you’d need (Wi-Fi to come) and the owners are lovely.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Jul 2022

  • "Cannot find fault, beautiful accommodation, very well equipped."

    In a fabulous spot, impossible not to relax. Hosts were very knowledgeable on the local area and recommendations were spot on - will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size (can be twin), 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear garden with decking, lawn and seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome at an additional cost of £25
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed so dogs must be supervised at all times

The property

Nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Kinloch near Blairgowrie in Kinross and Perthshire, is this superb three-bedroom chalet, The Lodge.

Enjoying a prime location next to the Loch of Dumellie, a designated SSSI, with fantastic far-reaching countryside views down strath and the loch, The Lodge is a fantastic pet-friendly dwelling looking to add a touch of style to their next Scottish getaway.

Leave your vehicle in one of three off-road parking spaces, before making your way into your new abode.

Step into the open-plan living space, where you can look forward to impressing your guests with hearty dishes, prepared in the well-equipped kitchen and ready to enjoy over a celebratory bottle of fizz at the dining table for six.

After dinner, snuggle up on the plush seating and gather your loved ones for a family film night on the Smart TV, as your pooch curls up by the crackling woodburning stove.

After a day of exploring, wash away the day with a soothing soak in the bath or freshen up under the overhead shower.

When sleep calls, retire to one of three well-presented bedrooms, two super-king-size with the option of being a twin, and a king-size with its own en-suite shower room.

In the morning, wake-up tired eyes with a steaming cup of coffee out on your private decking as you soak up the outstanding views.

Head straight down to the loch where you can enjoy leisurely strolls whilst spotting the local wildlife or make your way over the nearby Loch of Culnie where keen anglers can cast their rods in the hope of catching the likes of Northern Pike, European Perch and Muskellunge.

For a wider selection of amenities, make your way to Blairgowrie, where you will find everything, you need for a self-catered stay, including a butcher, bakers, convenience store, fishmongers and deli.

Within Blairgowrie you can also join the scenic Ardblair Trail or treat your loved ones to a well-deserved meal at Cargill’s Restaurant and Bistro or fresh seafood from Little’s whilst enjoying views over the River Ericht.

Those looking to test out their clubs whilst on holiday can do so at the excellent Blairgowrie Golf Club.

Next stop is Kirriemuir, where you can explore the delights of the Tayside Police Museum, J M Barrie’s Birthplace and the Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum.

You can head to Dunkeld, where you will find the charming Beatrix Potter Exhibition, a fascinating 14th-century cathedral, and a railway station for easy travel links.

Be sure to visit the Scottish Wildlife Trust site of the Loch of the Lowes, home to the renowned Ospreys.

Pitlochry is also easily accessible and home to the Blair Athol Distillery, Black Castle Ruins and the Faskally Forest.

If you’re looking to indulge in a spot of retail therapy whilst on holiday, then head to The House of Bruar, an upscale store with food hall, whilst those seeking adventure can head to the delights of Glenshee Ski Centre.

Adventure awaits at The Lodge.

EPC Rating: Band D

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Kirriemuir 12 miles; Dundee 12 miles; Perth 19 miles.

The red sandstone town of Blairgowrie is situated on the bank of the river Ericht, where it emerges from spectacular gorges in Strathmore. With good shops, great restaurants and coffee bars, it makes an excellent town to start exploring Perthshire and the beautiful Angus Glens. Surrounded by rolling fields, famed for their berries, the town is overlooked by hills and mountains, and is the main link to Scotlands largest ski centre at Glenshee. The surrounding countryside is the perfect terrain for horse riding, cycling, mountain biking and hill walking, whilst golfers are well-catered for with several excellent courses (including Rosemount) locally. Gleneagles and championship courses of Carnoustie and St Andrews are also within easy reach. Marvel at the world’s tallest beech hedge at Meikleour (600m long and 30m high), see Meigle’s collection of Pictish sculpted stones, or listen to stirring tales at Glamis Castle, the setting for Macbeth and said to be Scotlands most haunted castle! The small town of Dunkeld is also worth a visit with its historic cathedral, riverside walks, impressive trees, such as the Birnam Oak and parent Larches of Dunkeld, and the Hermitage, which offers breath-taking waterfalls. Abundant wildlife frequent the many surrounding woodlands, from red squirrels, foxes and deer to Swifts, Goldcrests and Buzzards, with breeding Ospreys seen at nearby Loch of the Lowes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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