Sleeps 16 in 7 bedrooms, with 7 bathrooms. 2 acre garden, with stunning views
Bunrannoch House is a large, grade C listed Victorian hunting lodge, built in 1860, which stands proudly in its large grounds, on the outskirts of the village of Kinloch Rannoch, in Highland Perthshire. The remote village lies at the eastern end of the 10 mile long Loch Rannoch, in an incredibly tranquil setting, surrounded by some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery, including the 3,553 feet high Schiehallion, the 'Fairy Hill of the Caledonians'. There is a wide range of wildlife in the peaceful glen, often seen in the gardens of Bunrannoch House, including deer, red squirrels and many birds of prey. Despite the remote location, the house is well positioned for a wide range of activities, from touring fairytale castles, or sampling whisky distilleries, to salmon fishing on the River Tay, or 'bagging' some of Scotland's 282 Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet).
All four floors of Bunrannoch House have been lovingly refurbished by its current owner, who lives in a flat on the ground floor, to recreate the warmth and charm of the original hunting lodge. The many character features include large sash windows, high ceilings, a grand staircase and a real fire in the living room. The character of the house is complemented by its modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms in every bedroom, wireless internet access and a large, commercial style kitchen.
Bunrannoch House sleeps a maximum of 16 people, in seven bedrooms, all of which have en-suite bathrooms. There is plentiful off-street parking and the gardens extend to more than two acres. The property is an ideal retreat for large family gatherings, celebrations or groups of friends seeking a perfect rural retreat, in an oasis of tranquillity.
The front door of Bunrannoch House opens into a large bar/games room: The following rooms are on the ground floor:
•Bar/games room: With its flagstone floor and bar area, guests can enjoy a drink whilst sitting in their outdoor gear, making this room perfect for relaxing in after a day on the hills or in a river. The room can also be used as a second living room, or a children's play room;
•Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and hand basin;
•Laundry room: Contains a washer dryer and hand basin;
•Owner's private flat: Half of the ground floor area is taken up by the owner's private flat. Whilst this flat can be accessed from the rest of the house, it is entirely self-contained and has its own separate entrance and garden area.
Wooden stairs lead up from the ground floor to the first floor hall, which contains a dresser and shelving, for drinks storage and presentation. The main reception rooms of the house are accessed from the hall:
•Living room: A large, dual aspect room, with a high ceiling, traditional coving and a real fire. Three large floor to ceiling sash windows provide stunning views across and up the glen. Contains comfy seating for 16.
•Dining room: Another large room, with a high ceiling, oak floor, decorative fireplace and two large floor to ceiling sash windows, with lovely views across the glen. Contains six oak tables, which fit together to make one large table, which comfortably seats 16.
•Kitchen: The commercial style kitchen has been designed to facilitate catering for large groups. It contains a large fridge, separate freezer, gas cooker with double oven and 10 ring hob, separate grill, microwave, two four-slice toasters, dishwasher and a double sink unit;
•Storeroom: Contains a fridge for drinks storage;
•Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and hand basin;
•Boot room: Storage space for coats, shoes and boots.
A beautiful wooden staircase curves up from the first floor hallway to the second floor landing. Four bedrooms are on the second floor, all with stunning views from their large sash windows:
•Bedroom 1: A large, dual aspect room, which contains a super king size bed or two single beds. The en-suite bathroom contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin;
•Bedroom 2: Contains a super king size bed or two single beds. The en-suite bathroom contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;
•Bedroom 3: Contains a super king size bed or two single beds. The en-suite bathroom contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;
•Bedroom 4: A large room, which contains a super king size bed or two single beds. The en-suite bathroom contains a walk-in shower, bath with shower attachment, toilet and wash basin.
A further staircase curves up from the second floor landing to the third floor landing, off which are the following eaves rooms:
•Bedroom 5: A large family room, with stunning views across the glen and towards the loch, which can be set up as either a super king size bed and two single beds, or four single beds. The en-suite bathroom contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin;
•Bedroom 6: Another room with stunning views across the glen and towards the loch, which contains a super king size bed or two single beds. The en-suite bathroom contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin;
•Bedroom 7: The bedroom has beautiful views of the gardens and hill to the rear of the house, whilst the bathroom has stunning views down the glen. Contains a super king size bed or two single beds. The en-suite bathroom contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin.
Bunrannoch's large, enclosed grounds exceed two acres in size and surround the house. The grounds are varied in terrain and appearance, including an enclosed paddock, flat lawned areas and wooded hillsides. Red squirrels, deer and a wide variety of birds are regularly seen in the grounds. There are three picnic tables, providing outdoor seating for 16.
Guests should be aware that the owner of Bunrannoch House lives in a flat, which takes up half of the ground floor of the property. The flat has a separate entrance and enclosed garden area, but shares the same driveway up to the house.
Arrival and departure days:
Standard arrival days are Fridays, with standard holiday durations being a three night weekend, departing on the Monday.
Flexible arrival and departure days may be possible, however. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
A security deposit of £250 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property. The security deposit is payable prior to arrival at the property, via a bank transfer or a valid debit or credit card.
The maximum occupancy of the property, including its grounds, is 16 guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than 16 guests at the property.
Up to four well behaved dogs are accepted, at a cost of £25 per booking per dog. Dog bowls and blankets can be provided, if required.
Bed linen and towels:
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times:
Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am.
Bed sizes and configurations (all bedrooms are en-suite):
•Bedroom 1: Super king size bed or 2x single beds;
•Bedroom 2: Super king size bed or 2x single beds;
•Bedroom 3: Super king size bed or 2x single beds;
•Bedroom 4: Super king size bed or 2x single beds;
•Bedroom 5: Super king size bed and 2x single beds, or 4x single beds;
•Bedroom 6: Super king size bed or 2x single beds;
•Bedroom 7: Super king size bed or 2x single beds;
Heating, fuel and logs:
The property has a gas fired central heating system. Guests should be aware that the temperature at the property can fall significantly below freezing at times in the winter – additional oil filled radiators and blankets are available, if required.
Electricity and gas are included in the letting price. There is a real fire in the living room and logs are provided under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for contributions towards the cost of logs used).
The property has free wireless internet access and a TV with DVD player. A cordless telephone is also provided, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made.
Bunrannoch House is in a remote area and guests should be aware that mobile phone reception can be very poor.
The property has a private driveway, with parking space for at least six cars.
Housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities:
A travel cot (without linen), a high chair and a baby buggy are available.
The property's two acre garden is enclosed, however, please note that it is on a hillside, with some steep drops and some areas of the garden are not visible from the house.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety:
This is an old, listed property and has many character features, including some narrow and steep stairs, and multiple floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The large windows in the main reception rooms on the first floor are single glazed floor to ceiling windows and children should be supervised at all times near these windows.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
About the Manager
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Activity and Interests
The Rannoch area is a region of outstanding unspoilt natural beauty, containing a wealth of wildlife and spectacular scenery. The conical shape of 3,553 foot Schiehallion, the 'Fairy Hill of the Caledonians', stands out on the skyline and Loch Rannoch stretches for 10 miles along the glen. The glen is home to deer and red squirrels, the loch is home to brown trout and pike, and the skies are home to numerous species of birds, including Golden Eagles and Peregrine Falcons.
Formerly a tiny hamlet, Kinloch Rannoch was enlarged and settled, under the direction of James Small, formerly an Ensign in Lord Loudoun's Regiment, mainly by soldiers discharged from the army, but also by displaced crofters. Small had been appointed by the Commissioners for the Forfeited Estates to run the Rannoch estates, which had been seized from the clan chieftains who had supported the Jacobites, following the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Local roads and bridges were improved, enabling soldiers at Rannoch Barracks to move more freely around the district.
Near the village is a hill reputed to resemble the head, shoulders, and torso of a man. It has been given the name of 'The Sleeping Giant'. Local myth says that the giant will wake up only when he hears the sounds of his master's flute.
Highland Perthshire is an area famed for dramatic mountains, glens and lochs, ancient castles and unspoilt nature; for golf, fishing, walking and adventure; for distinctive cultural venues and exciting events.
Located at the geographical heart of Scotland, within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, Highland Perthshire is at the heart of Perthshire Big Tree Country and boasts some of Europe's most remarkable woodlands – all easily accessible on dozens of waymarked paths and trails.
The main towns and villages of Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld & Birnam, Blair Atholl and Kinloch Rannoch are all within short drives of each other, while you can go from the auditorium of one of Scotland's major theatres to the lower slopes of one of Scotland's highest mountains in under an hour, taking a journey that passes through some of the Highlands' most breathtaking scenery.
Food & Drink
The area around Kinloch Rannoch is very remote and dining and drinking options are limited, particularly out of season. We strongly recommend that guests phone restaurants in advance, to check opening times and availability:
•Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel
•Loch Tummel Inn
•Moor of Rannoch Hotel
There are many places to eat in the Highland Perthshire area, primarily in the main towns, such as Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Crieff and Dunkeld. These towns contain a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. We strongly recommend that guests phone restaurants in advance, particularly out of season, to check opening times and availability.
There are a number of chefs located in Perthshire who provide catering services for house parties. As details can change regularly and different guests have different requirements, we advise searching the internet, if you wish to bring in caterers.
Bunrannoch House is ideally located for numerous local activities, as well as exploring the wider Highland area. The wide range of local activities available include walking, fishing, cycling, sailing, stalking and shooting, whilst attractions that can be visited as day trips include Pitlochry (with its famous theatre and Salmon ladder), Blair Atholl, a number of whisky distilleries, Scone Palace and even Glasgow and Edinburgh are within a two hour drive.
The information provided below is only a small sample of what is available.
Nature & Wildlife:
Highland Perthshire is a wonderful haven for wildlife, flora and fauna of all sorts. From mighty Red Deer Stags to rare and delicate plants, the area abounds with a wide choice of opportunities to see the natural world at its best.
Walking & Cycling:
Highland Perthshire has dozens of waymarked walks and paths to suit everyone.
Schiehallion (3,554 feet), one of the most famous Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet), can be reached directly from the house and a further 25 Munros are within a short drive of Bunrannoch House.
Wet & Wild Adventures:
The fast flowing and often turbulent waters of the Tay river system have long made Highland Perthshire one of the UK's leading destinations for adventure sports, such as white water rafting, kayaking and river bugging. In recent years, new activities, such as canyoning, cliff jumping and gorge walking have grown in popularity.
Highland Perthshire's three 18 hole courses at Dunkeld, Aberfeldy and Pitlochry offer a great variety of terrains and challenges: dramatic ups and downs at Dunkeld, glorious views above Pitlochry and the delightful parkland setting of Aberfeldy as it straddles the River Tay.
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4 Nov 2016 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
21 Apr 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- whitewater rafting
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
- Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOMEAWAY, OWNERS DIRECT AND VRBO SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE, BY USING THE CALCULATOR WIDGET. THIS IS NOT TRUE! OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE THE NOTES TO THE RENTAL RATES FOR MORE DETAIL) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED USING NIGHTLY RATES. ANY QUOTES OBTAINED BY USING THE CALCULATOR PROVIDED ON THIS SITE ARE INACCURATE AND ARE INVALID. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR ACCURATE PRICING!