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Balmore

Kenmore, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 952594)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely comfortable peaceful house in an excellent location."

    Well equipped and spacious. Ideally placed for walking/running in the mountains and beautiful countryside. Aberfeldy with good facilities; cinema, restaurants, swimming pool only a few miles away. We had a fabulous weeks stay. Thank You

    Reviewed by S ClaireOct 2021

  • "Such a peaceful setting in a beautiful landscape with so much of interest within easy reach."

    Balmore was just what we'd hoped for, a home from home with all we needed. We especially liked the lovely riverside walk just over the back fence!

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2021

  • "The sales info doesnt do this cottage or its location justice."

    Has everything you need and the gardens are beautiful. But sad we spent little time there really because the location is perfect - Glenlyon is so beautiful and quiet.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "Fabulous holiday exploring the area."

    Didn't need to travel far and had an amazing week. The kids climbed their first Monroe and had lots of other walks and trips out. Weather was incredible so we swam in the local river most days too. The cottage was great. Slightly undersells itself on the pics. No issues and everything we needed. One of our best family holidays

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "Lovely house, beautifully decorated."

    Served us well

    Reviewed by Jo-anneAug 2021

  • "The cottage and location were excellent."

    Everything had been thought of and the standard of housekeeping was high. I particularly enjoyed the quirky, vintage interior and loved the garden which was well looked after with incredible views. I would love to go back again sometime.

    Reviewed by PamJul 2021

  • "This area of Perth and Kinross is absolutely beautiful."

    The views from the cottage were magical and I would recommend the area to anyone who loves the outdoors.

    Reviewed by MikeJun 2021

  • "We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the cottage's location."

    Friendly neighbours. Welcome use of cottage's garage, though quite a tight fit to edge car in and out. Shower in/over bath was very tricky for one family member to negotiate. Delightful gardens and super access surprise to River Lyon! Lovely walks from doorstep; saw much wildlife, including deer and pine marten. Excellent base for Munros. Excellent base for Loch Tay and Glen Lyon. Castle Menzies a gem. Property might be improved by nets or blinds in kitchen window. Cottage lovely and warm and bright.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage in a great location, with everything we needed."

    Would definitely book again .

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2020

  • "Great location and beautiful gardens"

    Reviewed by LyndseyJul 2020

  • "Cottage location was beautiful as was the cottage itself."

    Practical for kids as well and amazing gardens and walks/dens by the river. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2019

  • "Location was truly stunning."

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2019

  • "Balmore is beautifully decorated throughout and has a really homey feel."

    We loved how close it was to the river and the local village, which had everything including a cinema and swimming pool! The cottage was lovely and warm and was well kitted out, we even baked cakes in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by LyndsayOct 2018

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The property

Kenmore 5.5 miles.

Charming semi-detached cottage just over five miles from Kenmore and surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Glen Lyon in stunning Perthshire.

This spacious property is ideally suited for a relaxing family and friends getaway.

There are many walks both in the hills and along the river, even ending up at the local pub in Fortingall.

Entering from the rear of the property, pass through the entrance hall and into the country-style kitchen, including which also boasts a table and a couple of chairs, ideal for a morning coffee.

The sitting room has an open fire woodburning stove and makes an ideal place to unwind after a day spent exploring.

There is also a dining table and chairs at one end and the décor reflects the surroundings of mountainous beautiful Perthshire.

Next door is a snug and TV room which also boasts with a woodburning stove and here you can relax with a movie while the stove crackles away in the background.

There is a handy cloakroom on the ground floor, while the main bathroom is halfway up the stairs.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor and all with views across the gardens to the hills beyond; a king-size double, a twin and a single with a pull out bed underneath.

Balmore boasts two lovely gardens and each has its own attractions.

The front garden is flat and looks out over fields to the hills beyond, while the back garden is sloping, and with stairs, still offering a charming place to relax as well as access to a riverside walk just over the rear fence and woods to explore.

A bench beside the kitchen window is the ideal place to relax with a drink and enjoy the sunset.

Fortingall hotel is a 15-minute walk along the quiet road or else via a circular walk over the hills, a beautiful village designed in the Arts and Crafts style, where the hotel has a cosy bar and a formal restaurant.

Kenmore and Aberfeldy, a short drive away, have a range of shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants as well as 9 hole golf courses.

Kenmore is as well as a renowned water sports centre and other local attractions include the Scottish Crannog Centre, Castle Menzies, Highland Safaris and the Dewars Distillery.

Aberfeldy has a public swimming pool and a cinema for rainy days.

The surrounding countryside is home to some superb walking and cycling and with Ben Lawers and Schielallion nearby, serious walkers won’t be disappointed.

Beautiful Lochk Tay is close by and Loch Rannoch is only a short drive away.

Take time to explore the lovely surrounding towns of Aberfeldy, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl and Kilin.

There is something for everyone here with stunning scenery, relaxing gardens and historic towns and castles at this delightful Perthshire cottage.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x pull-out stacker bed (can be single, twin or double)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Snug/TV room with open fire
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freesat, DVD, WiFi, mobile signal limited, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car with additional parking available 200 yards away
  • Lawned garden to front with furniture and sloping garden to rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Pub 10 mins walk, shop 5.5 miles
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be limited at this property
  • Note: Between the rear door and the garage/rear garden, there is vehicle access to the other properties and care must be taken
  • Note: The rear garden is sloping and with a couple of steep drops within the garden.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

KENMORE

Aberfeldy 6 miles, Pitlochry 20 miles, Dunkeld 24 miles.

The village of Kenmore sits at the eastern end of Loch Tay where the River Tay flows out of the loch and dates from the 16th century. Originally built on the north side of the river, the village was moved in mid-sixteenth century to accommodate a castle being built on the north shore. The relocation gave the village its current name reflecting its position on a large headland: Kenmore – ‘large head’ in Gaelic. It is Loch Tay that makes Kenmore such a popular tourist draw today with the many watersports, fishing, hillwalking and cycling activities on and around the loch. Why not visit the Scottish Crannog Centre and discover an ancient way of life in a reconstructed thatched house on stilts? Built on the loch and able to repel danger with the aid of a retractable gangway, these houses provide a fascinating insight into ancient civilisations. The village has shops, a couple of hotels and a restaurant and with the attractive towns of Aberfeldy, Pitlochry and Dunkeld nearby, the tourist is very well provided for. The area is famous for its truly spectacular scenery and whether you are on the water, in the hills or in the shops, Kenmore can provide a stunning backdrop to a very pleasant break.

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