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Am Bothan

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Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, Loch Lomond & Trossachs Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property and super cozy."

    We had a fantastic Christmas stay, great peaceful stay and Alisdair was a great host, left us well alone but was very helpful when needed. The hot tub was wonderful as long as you planned ahead and the stove kept us toasty in the worst of the weather. Yes the cabin is bijou but the most has been made of the space available. Wouldn’t hesitate to visit again, the surrounding area has great walks and the scenery is breathtaking.

    Reviewed by David4.7Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful property in an incredible area of Scotland."

    Private, cosy and tranquil with lots to do and see nearby. We would absolutely recommend this property and can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Bronagh4.7Nov 2023

  • "Excellent Holiday Cottage in a beautiful setting"

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was a lovely stay !"

    Friendly host , amazing and clean place, good privacy, can’t wait to get back in again!

    Reviewed by Mohammed5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Am Bothan."

    The setting is fantastic, and we made good use of the hot tub despite the inclement weather. The property itself is very modern and comfortable, and was spotlessly clean. Alasdair was a very welcoming and friendly host too. The only negative aspect would be a lack of wardrobe space, but this didn't detract from our enjoyment of our stay.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2023

  • "Property is lovely and the cleanliness upon arrival was 10/10."

    The cabin has all the mod cons you desire and is comfy in all aspects. You might want to double check the post code on the app and what 3 words as this did not match the one given to us by the owner who’s directions on the app were spot one. The setting is beautiful and the view from the hot tube was awesome

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a beautiful place, in an amazing setting."

    It was clean and had everything you would need for a peaceful holiday, with the option to try lots sporting activities locally. We saw deer and a golden Eagle from the lodge which we were made up with. The only downside was having to heat the hot tub with a log burner, which takes hours and not too toddler friendly. My husband has been struggling with mobility issues and was unable to be up and down the decking, to do so. But aside from this it is such a lovely place to stay with unbelievable views and we thoroughly enjoyed our week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2023

  • "Unglaublich schöne, ruhige Unterkunft mit toller Aussicht!"

    Sehr nette und hilfsbereite Gastgeber! Ich freue mich auf den nächsten Aufenthalt dort!

    Reviewed by Ina5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this little hideaway."

    The views are stunning, the hot-tub is a real treat and the peace and quiet is wonderful. The surrounding area is beautiful and there are plenty of places to walk or bike, depending on your preference. There are also lots of places to visit within a reasonable distance. Considering how secluded the property is, it's actually really not that far from a major road, so it feels very accessible. The owners were incredibly helpful and despite the close proximity of their house, we never felt intruded upon. The only slight negatives would be the cramped bedrooms and bathroom. Don't get me wrong, this place has been designed very carefully to make maximum use of the space, but we have quite a few bruises from knocking into furniture. It wasn't enough to dampen our enthusiasm, but if the outside space hadn't been there (the deck is sheltered so you can sit out even when it rains) I think we'd have felt pretty claustrophobic. That being said, we knew it would be compact when we booked as the listing and photos give you a good idea of what to expect.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a most relaxing and peaceful stay."

    the owners were very helpful and were there if we needed them. Hot tub is amazing and the views too. the cabin was well thought out, fluffy towels and bed comfy. maybe a second step at the front of the cable would be good and signage to Am Bothan on the main road up to the farm would be helpful, especially in the winter. great stay and would defiantly recommend and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Mrs Teresa5.0Jul 2023

  • "We stayed for a week in early June ‘23, and after much anticipation we were absolutely delighted with Am Bothan."

    Believe the pictures, as this is a truly breathtaking setting for a holiday, with a very stylish, practical and comfortable lodge forming the basis of your relaxation. Once experienced, never forgotten - a genuinely fantastic place that we felt honoured to have our holiday there. Tanya (owner) was very helpful, and very pleasant to chat with. Tanya is a mindful owner who does not interfere with your time there, and has a warmth that reassures you that, if you need some extra help and advice, she will help you instantly. Truly terrific!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cabin in a quiet surrounding with a wonderful view, mindful owner."

    Had a great week.

    Reviewed by Verena5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cabin in a simply amazing setting."

    We had an amazing time and will hopefully be back in the future. Thank You.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place in an amazing location."

    The hosts are lovely and always there if you want a chat. It's a little tight inside (no room for a wardrobe, so we lived out of suitcases for the week), but that didn't take away from the character. We'd happily go back again. Thank you for hosting us x

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic and views second to none."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful, comfortable and very clean cabin."

    Lovely couple. Stunning views over the length of Loch Earn and the mountains.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "View was amazing!"

    Host was helpful, we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Oct 2021 Many thanks for a lovely time!"

    Visitor's BookDec 2021

  • "25-10-2021 Thanks so much for a wonderful break."

    Wondeful views, beautiful cabin and a lovely relaxing few days. Just what we needed. We've been to this location few times, but we still exploring new places. Thank you.

    Visitor's BookDec 2021

  • "2-10-2021 Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cabin."

    We have loved exploring this part of Scotland. We still can't get over the view from the windows / hot tub. This is our first time in Scotland but definitely won't be our last - thank you!

    Visitor's BookDec 2021

  • "15-9-2021 A relaxing week with reasonable weather allowing for walks and cycling."

    Visitor's BookDec 2021

  • "4-9-2021 Very mixed weather but we cycled, hiked, run and ate well for a week."

    Too short but we will be back.

    Visitor's BookDec 2021

  • "28-8-2021 Fantastic cabin, great location."

    We hiked, cycled, ran for the whole week! Glorious weather too. Thank you so much for a truly memorable stay.

    Visitor's BookDec 2021

  • "26-8-2021 We had such a fantastic week here."

    The views and the house are fantastic. A real mini luxury staycation house. Kids loved the hot tub and the chickens. a fan place, thanks!!! PS Scotland... the weather was unreal!

    Visitor's BookDec 2021

  • "16-8-2021 Thank you for letting us to stay at your wonderful cabin!"

    What a magical place. We have loved having this little cabin as a base to explore some of the woders of this part os Scotland. We will certainly return! The hot tub was so much fun and the views from the cabin were spectacular in every weather. Just whats needed. Thank you for beeing fabulous hosts!

    Visitor's BookDec 2021

  • "7-8-2021 Thanks for an amazing stay."

    It was everything we could have wished for and more. A stunning cabin to die for. A very friendly welcome eased us into peaceful and relaxing stay. All the best!!!

    Visitor's BookDec 2021

  • "31-7-21 Thank you su much for an amazing week away!"

    We couldn't of asked for more from the cabin: gorgeous views, excellent location, comfortable accommodation and fab hot tub where we enjoed many sundowns admiring the view! We have stayed in similar properties and they will struggle to beat the privacy and views of the cabin. We will definitely be recommending to friends and family who have already been asking after seeing our pictures and hope to return in the future ourselves.

    Visitor's BookDec 2021

  • "Fantastic location and house."

    We were made very welcome when we arrived and quickly settled in. The views from the house and hot tub are amazing. The house is modern and has been built to a very high standard. Additional bonus is a great restaurant within walking distance (10 minutes walk). We'll be back!

    Thomas FladNov 2021

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x child’s bunk
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Storage space
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Small electric oven, grill and hob, fridge, coffee machine, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, superfast WiFi
  • Fuel, power and logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking
  • Gardens to all sides with lawns, decking area, furniture and wood fired hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: The bunk beds are only suitable for children so please bear this in mind when booking

The property

Lochearnhead 1.2 miles.

Nestling within a secluded woodland setting, Am Bothan, Edinchip near Locheranhead in Stirling enjoys a magical location and offers the perfect escape for a family or a couple.

Whilst outside the property you can be at one with nature, inside offers a warm and inviting space (helped by the underfloor heating throughout!) which is a tranquil sanctuary and gives its guests the opportunity to enjoy a truly transformative break.

The property has been finished to a high specification and benefits from a wonderful open-plan living space with a snug corner sofa, TV, woodburning stove and feature sliding doors opening onto a decking area which offers mesmerising woodland views.

The kitchen is compact and has everything you need to rustle up a pleasant meal whether it is a romantic dinner for two or hearty family fayre using some of the fantastic local produce on offer in the area.

Those all-important views can be enjoyed whilst tucking into a meal at the dining table and this is the perfect spot to kick back with a glass of wine and make the most of spending quality time with family and loved ones.

The kids will be delighted with the cool bunk beds whilst the superbly appointed double bedroom has doors opening onto the decking area with stunning views over the adjoining forest.

Just imagine throwing open the doors in the morning and breathing in the fresh, forest air before preparing a tasty breakfast to enjoy out on the decking area.

To top it all off at the end of a busy day of activities, why not fire up the wood-fired hot tub, have a soak and really relax while taking in those simply sublime views?

It really doesn’t get much better than that.

Despite its remote setting, Am Bothan is only a mile from the A84 and a number of long-distance walking and cycling routes giving guests the opportunity to really explore the wonders of Highland Perthshire and Stirlingshire.

Nearby attractions include Five Munros and Lochs Earn and Lubnaig for watersports and picturesque Callander is a popular destination.

Look out for one of Scotland’s finest birds, the red kite at Argaty Red Kites or enjoy a steamship cruise on Loch Katrine and you can do day trips to Edinburgh and Glasgow from here.

For a trip to remember in a superb woodland setting, Am Bothan is definitely worth a visit.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND

Callander 13 miles; Stirling 24 miles; Glasgow 54 miles; Edinburgh 68 miles

The Braes of Balquhidder is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Steeped in history and legend, the Celts believed it to be a ‘thin place’ where the boundary between the spiritual world and the earthly world is minimal. Rob Roy MacGregor, the infamous 17th century outlaw who lived in and around the area, is buried in the ruins of the first Balquhidder kirk which dates from 1631. Inside the present kirk, built in 1855, is the St. Angus gravestone, an early Christian missionary who bought Christianity to the area in the 7th century. Balquhidder is a place of songs, stories, ley lines and cup stones. As a test of strength, people throughout the ages have attempted to lift a stone (94kg) onto a neolithic plinth named the Pudraic stone. This ancient ritual continues today, and the site is only a stone’s throw from here if you want to have a go. Along one of the many walks is Creag anTuirc (Boars rock), the ancient rallying place of the Clan MacLaren where once beacons were lit. Kirkton Glen is a three-hour loop along the forest track up into the hills. If you would like to explore the area whether on land or on water, mountain bikes, e-bikes, canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards are available for hire from Roll Outdoors, at the entrance to the glen. A variety of eateries are nearby, including a 5-mile drive to The Broch Café in Strathyre, renowned for its Scottish breakfasts (closed January and February), or perhaphs visit Mhor 84 for a spot of lunch in the sun, or for something a little more special, head to the top of the geln for a fine dining experience to remember at Monachyle Mhor. Balquhidder is a magical, mystical setting in which to enjoy a relaxed holiday or use as a base to tour this beautiful area of Scotland.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.
Note: The bunk beds are only suitable for children so please bear this in mind when booking.
Note: Hot Tub is wood fired not preheated for guests arrival.

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