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Two very comfortable self-catering holiday homes in one of the most beautiful parts of Central Scotland, close to lots of major attractions.

Balgedie House & Lodge

Easter Balgedie Kinross KY13 9HQ 0131 618 6441

We say

Midway between Edinburgh and Perth, on the edge of the Lomond Hills, Balgedie House and Balgedie Lodge overlook Loch Leven, Scotland's largest lowland loch. Two beautiful self catering homes that are not only very easy to reach but also sit in the midst of some of central Scotland's most stunning countryside, one –Balgedie House – is a landmark, six-bedroom historic house; the other, Balgedie Lodge, is a cosy three-bedroom cottage that was originally a gate house; and both have been have been extensively and sensitively refurbished to make two ultra-comfortable holiday homes that make the most of the spectacular views of the loch and the hills beyond. 

Balgedie House sleeps 12, the Lodge 5, and although they are usually rented separately you can rent both if you're looking for somewhere to host a large gathering (together they can, if needed, sleep up to 22 people!). Well-behaved pets are welcome as well. The surrounding landscape is very enticing, but both houses are so comfortable you may not want to go anywhere at all: Balgedie House has six bedrooms (3 double, 3 twin) and four bathrooms, a large and well-equipped kitchen-diner (with Nespresso machine and slow cooker among the usual mod cons), a comfy dual-aspect living room and a separate TV and playroom out the back; the lodge has three bedrooms, a sitting room with open fire, an equally well-equipped kitchen, a sunroom with views over the loch and a garden with patio and barbecue. Wifi is available in both properties and the owners make a point of nothing being too much trouble, and are happy to lay on extras that can include anything from a food delivery to sourcing a babysitter or dog-watcher.

Both properties are perfect places to get cosy and hunker down, though they also make excellent walking holiday cottages. There are more nearby routes and hikes than you could ever possibly do (the Michael Bruce Way, named after the local poet, starts nearby, and there's a heritage trail around the loch), as well as bike rides, fishing and lots of golf courses. You're also within driving distance of the Fife coastline and its beaches and fishing villages, and there are castles, palaces and historic sites galore  – the ruins of the island castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned are accessible on the loch, as is her favourite country seat, Falkland Palace – and Perth, St Andrews and even Edinburgh and Stirling are all easily visitable on day trips. There is a good local pub just half a mile away, a village shop and deli, and it's only 4 miles to the pleasant local market town of Kinross. All in all, it's the perfect location for enjoying one of Scotland's most beautiful regions, and an unusually accessible one too.



You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Amazing stay - perfect for two families ★★★★★

Wow! This place really is special. We stayed for the weekend in the house with another family. We didn't see our eldest 3 boys most of the weekend - they had their own well stocked play room, separate bedrooms (or spacious enough for midnight feasts en masse!) and even the children got their own bathroom. This made the stay so much more relaxing for us grown ups, even with 2 newborns thrown in! Talk about a loo with a view! Super comfy beds, gorgeous sitting room with cosy fire and amazing kitchen overlooking the loch that inspires culinary delights. We had great fun sitting at the huge dining table for hours putting the world to rights after a lovely day walking the kids out around loch Leven. Perfect for large groups where there is more than enough space for everyone and comfortable sociable places to enjoy too. Highly recommend to all.

Balgedie House & Lodge reviewed by on May 15th, 2017

Definitely worth a visit ★★★★★

We stayed here in January with friends. There was so much space for us all and the house was perfect for the children and adults. Everyone had there own space. Not only that but the decor and finishings are to a very high standard. Everything seems to have been thought of and that made for a very relaxing visit. The only down side was that we had to leave the house at the end of our visit!! With so much to do in the area and such a great holiday house find we will definitely be back.

Balgedie House & Lodge reviewed by on May 15th, 2017

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Sleeps

Balgedie House comfortably sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms (3 double, 3 twins) but they are happy to take less; Balgedie Lodge sleeps 5 in a double, a twin and a single room.

Facilities

  • Dog-Friendly
  • DVD Player
  • Family-Friendly
  • Flatscreen TVs
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Parking
  • Wifi

Looking for...

  • Activities
  • Cottages
  • Countryside
  • Getting Away from it All
  • Luxury
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking

How much?

Balgedie House costs £1400–£2200 per week; short breaks out of peak season cost from £980. Balgedie Lodge costs £410–£620 per week; short breaks from £290. To rent both houses together, and have access to the whole estate, costs £1750–£2750 per week; short breaks from £1225. A supplement applies over Christmas and New Year. Pets cost £20 per animal.

Getting There

Coming from the South, leave the M90 at junction 6, take the exit through Kinross, following signs to Loch Leven's Larder and travel about 4 miles east on the A911. Coming form the North, leave the M90 at junction 7, take the exit through Milnathort, travel about 4 miles southeast on the A911, Milnathort to Glenrothes road. Once on the A911, pass the Balgedie Toll Tavern (on your left), and the Easter Balgedie sign, and they are the first driveway on the left. Staying at Balgedie Lodge, simply park inside the gates; staying at Balgedie House, continue up the drive all the way to the top.

When?

Available all year.

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