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Tulchan Lodge

Crieff, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 953719)

4.6

Very good

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  • Sleeps 16

  • Bedrooms 8

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "My family of 16 have just had a fantastic long weekend break at Tulchan Lodge, aged between 4 years to 80 years old."

    The space is great, much larger than we expected with 3 areas down stairs to all spread out, excellent dining room and all the bedrooms more than adequate. One small improvement that we felt would be an advantage to us would of been to have a larger tv in the beautiful kitchen or possibly an additional tv in one of the other lounge areas. But it wouldn’t stop us returning, we hope to be back soon

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2022

  • "The house was absolutely fantastic and perfect for our stay."

    We had a fabulous time. Only thing we missed was a hairdryer ( we forgot ours) and perhaps a bigger toaster.

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2022

  • "Place was wonderful Very cosy and well equipped and warm"

    Reviewed by Abdool WahabApr 2022

  • "Overall a Brilliant memorable stay for everyone in our group of 16!"

    ! Heda, the caretaker was in touch right from the start and was there at the door to welcome us and give us all details. She was easy to get in touch during our stay and was very helpful. The Lodge is well stacked with all amenities for a big group and they are of a good standard. The rooms are big and sometimes need the additional heaters provided. The three public rooms downstairs are very warm and comfortable. The lodge could be better signposted from the road as there are so many accommodations with similar names and the Satnav stop in the middle of the road. Overall great value for money. Would love to come back.

    Reviewed by SanjeetOct 2021

  • "This accommodation is absolutely stunning, I highly recommend and would book again in the future."

    Top marks all round.

    Reviewed by KennyOct 2021

  • "The lodge was everything we expected and more and the people we had dealings with were friendly and helpful."

    The house was clean and reasonably comfortable. The family enjoyed their stay and would not hesitate to book the lodge again.

    Reviewed by LarryAug 2021

  • "Great place, spacious and clean Being picky - would have been good to know that garden buildings were under construction."

    Two of the three doors to the property had difficult locks to close Lots of light bulbs out However - epic place and would stay again

    Reviewed by LaurenceAug 2021

  • "Had a brilliant weekend here with friends and family."

    Met all our needs, very comfortable and extremely spacious.

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2020

  • "On arriving at Tulchan Lodge you are met with a stunning view of the house, the landscape and wow!"

    The house has all amenities needed for us as a group of 10 including 4 children aged 5-15. Plenty of crockery, beds, bathrooms etc

    Reviewed by GemmaAug 2020

  • "We hired the house for my friends hen weekend."

    We were met on arrival and although there were a few wee things that had happened that day like one shower not working and wifi issues, these were all raised straight away and really did not impact our stat at all. The house is amazing would definitely recommend for large groups, would be perfect for dogs as well as there as walks from the door. The description is spot on could not have been better. If arriving in the dark take care to read directions as there are a few Tulchan turn offs but clear during the light hours. Loads of space and very confortable! Would use again.

    Reviewed by KateFeb 2020

  • "The site offers a great variety of properties to suit all occasions."

    The last place we stayed was amazing. Already book to go away in May and are looking to book again next October.

    Reviewed by AllisonOct 2019

  • "This is perfect."

    Stepping out the door into the Perthshire countryside with views over to the mountain skyline and the farmland. I loved how rural it felt, and at night the lack of light pollution meant the stars were so visible it was possible to see the milky way, which is a first for me. That the house has a dedicated firepit surrounded by seating allowed us to stand around the open fire while we sampled some classic single malts. The house has stylings of a hunting lodge with the entrance hall splitting the rooms, to the left is the seated area leading to the main dining room. To the right is the kitchen / diner / tv room leading to the conservatory overlooking the stunning views and firepit. Bedrooms are all to a good standard, one double comes with a balcony that is on the room of the conservatory, another has the en-suite in the turret which is pretty cool. We were met by Heda, who gave us great advice on food, sights etc and made sure we knew our way around the facilities. All in all, we'd love to go back anytime

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "Tulchan Lodge was fabulous."

    The setting is beautiful, it was well equipped and the housekeeper was very attentive. For info, while we were there we had the piano tuned and repaired by a very accommodating and skilled piano tuner - it is not quite concert pitch but was sufficient for our musical needs. Some things to note - at 5.30 a.m. every day a very noisy farm vehicle (quad bike type) drove past - take earplugs (TL is next to a working farm, so some noise was to be expected) The kitchen is really (really!) hot because of the Aga Two of the beds needed attention, very noisy - we had to have our mattress (double bed in the balcony room) on the floor to make it bearable - someone had put some plasterboard (yes really!) under the mattress so there was clearly an awareness of this issue which should really be fixed. One of the single beds in the room next door to ours was also squeaky - it looked like someone had made these beds themselves using old iron frames which could explain why they weren't up to scratch The internal doors are presumably fire doors and very heavy. This meant they slammed a lot - some kind of slow closing mechanism would improve this Arrival time is 4pm not 3pm as it says on Sykes website - I had no reason to disbelieve the housekeeper when she told me she has told Sykes many times, yet they still publish 3pm arrival time. All in all we had a brilliant time despite the minor niggles noted above which I include to be helpful, and hope the house owner takes note and acts on this feedback, where appropriate. I would highly recommend TL, and the price was reasonable for the size of property which easily accommodated all of us.

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2019

  • "The lodge proved to be a great setting for a long awaited family get together."

    The outdoor fire pit was the centre of our event. As such it Is the one area where comfort and utility improvements could be made. The house itself was very comfortable. The bedrooms were clean and the beds comfortable. The showers were extremely strong, more en suites would be helpful but we all managed just fine. Al in all, we had a great weekend and I would highly recommend this venue to others.

    Reviewed by Robert EricJul 2019

  • "Tulchan Lodge is set around 0."

    5 miles up a farm track, and had the most beautiful views of the hills and fields. The only noise that could be heard was that of the neighbouring livestock and birds. There was a party of 13 of us (11 adults and 2 children) and at no time did we will that we were on top of each other. The dinning room was fantastic for family meals and the hub of the home, the kitchen could again accommodate all of us very comfortably. It was also really important to have the 5 bathrooms, each provided with towels etc for showering. The house had some may aspects to it that I feel I cannot put into words. If you are looking for that ultimate get away from City life/Work/Mobile Phones and Technology well Tulchan Lodge is for you.

    Reviewed by KathleenJun 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday as an extended family group in this very comfortable house in a beautiful location."

    A great deal of care had gone into preparing the house for our visit. The kitchen, lounge and dining areas were well appointed and the bedrooms were all spacious and restful. The only slight issues we had with the kitchen were that the normal oven seemed to be a little temperamental and the kitchen working surfaces were a bit limited for a large group - although, as I say, these were minor matters, and the oven was much less of a problem than it could have been because the aga was available, which made the kitchen very cosy and warmed the whole house. We took a dog and she had a wonderful time in the large, secure garden area. We also very much enjoyed using the fire pit (wood kindly provided). We would like to send a special thanks to Heda, who looks after the house, for going above and beyond the call of duty in providing a wonderful sea chest for Captain Mitchell, whose uniform is displayed in the dining room by means of a life-sized mannequin. The children in the party (and some of the adults too!) had lots of fun exploring the contents of the chest, which included games. activities and a log book for them to write about the Captain's adventures. An altogether memorable holiday - we would love to return to Tulchan Lodge at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2019

  • "The lovely lady managing this let is super friendly and extremely helpful."

    Reviewed by AmyMay 2019

  • "Just brilliant"

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2019

  • "Great location, beautiful house, we were a large family gathering, occupied all bedrooms which were all bigger than expected."

    Well furnished, sufficient towels, good bathrooms, enough seating and dining facilities to make cooking a full Christmas dinner possible. Would benefit from info on local walks. The road access to Lodge not as bad as expected though a few bags of gravel would deal with most deeper potholes. Lodge has no ground floor bedrooms so those with mobility problems have to climb stairs. The utility room has a step down which several people missed so signage required as it’s a trip hazard. We had 4 over 60 so this is a consideration when travelling together.

    Reviewed by TrudiDec 2018

  • "An improvement would be installing a hot tub it would make for more bookings ..."

    An improvement would be installing a hot tub it would make for more bookings apart from that we had a great stay might be back

    Reviewed by BrianDec 2018

  • "Had a fantastic weekend away."

    Felt really like a home from home. Had everything we needed only slight critisism was lack of work space in the kitchen when trying to prep a meal for 15. Would love to come back in the summer.

    Reviewed by JacquelineNov 2018

  • "Tulcan Lodge was a good size and in a beautiful location."

    There was a beautiful comfortable lounge with no TV so everyone stayed in the kitchen which was heated by an Aga stove and the lounge was only used once. The dining room was huge but overhead lights did not work so it was never used The kitchen was where everyone assembled and was the only downstairs room that was operational. The tumble drier did not work and there was no outside washing line so any washing had to be dried in the over used kitchen. The bedrooms and bath/shower facilities were excellent, and staff were friendly and knew about broken tumble drier. We were out all day every day so we did not spend much time in the lodge. but would have wanted to use the lounge to relax and watch TV if we had been rained in. There was a lovely log fire in the lounge.These are minor disappointments, easily remedied that did not spoil our holiday and it only requires a few adjustments to make Tulcan Lodge a really excellent holiday cottage

    Reviewed by Lesley AnneAug 2018

  • "The service from start to finish was great!"

    Heda the property owner was super helpful and went above and beyond to make our stay amazing! The property is gorgeous, views are stunning and the location is breathtaking! High recommend this property :-)

    Reviewed by VikkiMay 2018

  • "We were advised the house was available from 3 pm and when we arrived at that time the cleaner was in attendance and we had to hang about for at least an hour before we had access."

    The access road could only be described as a mud bath and in your description of the property there were many walks - due to the condition of the road it was almost impossible to walk from the house. Some of the glassware was cracked and had obviously not been inspected so much so that the water jug broke while it was being dried. The cutlery was poor - both in condition and lack of different types. The house could have been cleaner - furniture not dusted and garbage under the beds.

    Reviewed by WilliamApr 2018

  • "Tulchan lodge was lovely."

    It had fantastic views of the mountains. The house was spacious, and well furnished. The manager of the house was excellant and took great care of us. We enjoyed our stay very much. There was plenty to do and enjoy on your doorstep, including a beautiful waterfall to visit. We would recommend this property for your holiday in Glenalmond.

    Reviewed by JasonMar 2018

  • "I thought that the advert for Tulchan Lodge was very transparent with lots of picture which was great, and the kitchen was actually larger than what it appeared and of course this is where we spend the majority of our 4 days."

    The lodge was very clean and furnished with everything you might need including extra fridges and freezers to cater for a family party. The WiFi did drop frequently however in such a remote location it was actually a good thing when it did happen. The abundance of bathrooms was great and even with a full house there was no issues with hot water, there was also a huge bath for the kids! The parking was ample and the outdoor space was brilliant to walk around in, id love to be there in the summer to use the BBQ area! The master bedroom and adjacent bedrooms are directly above the kitchen and the noise did carry which was annoying, however apart from that the place was fantastic and a real shame to have to leave. The owner/ estate manager even left us a hamper and heated the place for our arrival which was a really nice touch, cant recommend this place highly enough.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2018

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Eight bedrooms: 2 x first floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor king-size double, 2 x first floor twin, 1 x second floor king-size double, 2 x second floor twin
  • First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and seating area with TV
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Garden room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas AGA Range cooker, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and Sky Q, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchairs on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden to front with furniture, firepit and BBQ
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 9 miles
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be variable at this property
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond in the front garden, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Access is by farm track, normal vehicles should drive with care
  • Note: This property has a local private water supply which serves Glenalmond College and most properties in the glen
  • Note: Dogs to be kept in the kitchen, utility and garden room areas only.Dogs must alos be kept on a lead at all times when outside
  • Note: Check in for this property is 4.30pm
  • Please note: WiFi can be intermittent due to location
  • Note: This property is based on a working estate/farm, please do not access the fields due to livestock. Due to the government rule of 6 legislation the price at this property has been reduced to accommodate a smaller party size, due to this the access to the top floor is not permitted, this contains three bedrooms, you will have full access to the outside, this will be removed when the restrictions are lifted

The property

Crieff 9.1 miles.

An impressive, detached hunting lodge sitting on a private estate in superb countryside, near Perth in Scotland.

Tulchan Lodge boasts eight bedrooms and can accommodate up to sixteen people in a variety of styles, from four-poster, to king-size doubles and twin bedrooms.

The ground floor has a formal sitting room, where you can wrap around the fire, and a separate dining room, where you can share your dinner among your loved ones.

The large kitchen has lovely flagstone floor, an AGA Range cooker and a seating area with a wall mounted TV.

Outside the kitchen is the garden room with open views across the garden to the Sma' Glen and hills beyond.

Enjoy a serene break at this wonderful getaway in a stunning region of Scotland.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 953721 and 953723, together they can sleep 23 people.

Tulchan Estates Ltd

The Tulchan Estate rests peacefully among gentle hills, ancient trees and rich green pastures, with walks from the door and an abundance of wildlife to greet you along the way. With stunning views towards the Sma' Glen, these Perthshire lodges are ideal for larger groups and families looking for a peaceful escape, to enjoy good company and explore stunning landscape scenery. The main hunting lodge is a large property boasting grand, spacious rooms, bursting with character, while the apartments offer more of a modern feel. You can get together to celebrate a special occasion and make the most of the beautiful grounds, or the cottages can be booked separately for a varied holiday in a wonderful region of Scotland. There is a private seating area outside the main house with a fire pit, where you can relax and enjoy the open views along the Sma' Glen and the surrounding Perthshire countryside. Enjoying similar views, the apartments next door share a wonderful garden space, which wraps around the side of the lodge. The Sma' Glen (or Small Glen) has an impressive history involving the Romans, Gaelic poet Ossian and General Wade. The popular city of Perth is 10 miles away and has a full range of shops, cafés and bars, as well as a theatre and concert hall. The local village of Methven is also nearby, which has a late night shop, post office, pub and several eateries. With excellent walking and cycling in the beautiful surrounding countryside, the lodge is ideally located for touring central Scotland with Stirling, Fife and Loch Lomond, all within easy reach. Spend a day golfing at Gleneagles or visit Carnoustie or St Andrews. Visit Aberfeldy and stunning Loch Tay or beautiful Braemar and the Cairngorms National Park. These delightful Scottish holiday homes are the ideal place to relax and unwind, with so many outdoor attractions close by.

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About the location

CRIEFF

Gleneagles 10 miles; Perth 18 miles; Stirling 22 miles.

Sitting between Perth and Crianlarich, the popular tourist town of Crieff lies on the geological fault line where the Lowlands meet the Highlands. Originally a hub for cattle drovers between the 16th and 18th centuries, Crieff expanded due to its location and as a meeting place for the cattle business to meet the demands of an increasing Lowlands population. Due to the nature of these meetings or trysts, Crieff developed into a ‘frontier town’ with its reputation for punishment by hanging spreading throughout Europe, and the remains of the gallows can be seen in Perth Museum. Most of Crieff was burned down in 1716 by Highlanders returning demoralised from the Battle of Sheriffmuir and the current town layout was conceived by James Drummond, 3rd Duke of Perth in 1731. Indeed it was Drummond who prevented a further burning since he was a supporter of the Jacobite Rebellion. Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army stayed in the town in 1746 and held meetings in the Drummond Arms Inn in the town centre. Drummond Castle is close to Crieff and its spectacular gardens are open to the public. Today, Crieff is a popular and bustling tourist town with many attractions, including the Caithness Glass Visitor Centre and Glenturret Distillery with its Famous Grouse Experience. The leisure centre provides opportunity for swimming, squash and the gym, or head to Crieff Hydro for more activities or spa facilities. Explore the stunning scenery at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, or enjoy a round of golf at Crieff Golf Club or the nine hole course at nearby Comrie. Loch Earn, home to the Lochearnhead Watersports Centre and stunning scenery, is easily reached from Crieff. An inspiring tourist destination set amidst stunning Perthshire scenery.

Please note: WiFi can be intermittent due to location.
Note: This property is based on a working estate/farm.

Note: This property is based on a working estate/farm, please do not access the fields due to livestock.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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