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By Loch Tay, Morenish is the ultimate "get away from it all" house!

Bedrooms 9
Separate WCs2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Morenish House, by Loch Tay, a large house with 9 bedrooms, set in 50 acres

A former Laird's House, Morenish is ideal for large family/ friends gatherings, as well as walkers, fishing and cycling groups. Set back from the banks of Loch Tay, within 50 acres of its own gardens/ grounds, guests can enjoy a gentle stroll down to the loch. The house is well equipped, one of the key features being the central "hub" - this includes a large space incorporating kitchen (with aga!), dining area and living room (with wood-burning stove) - the open plan layout means no-one is left out, and is a great area for get-togethers at the end of a long day! Immediately outside the house is the central courtyard, safe for young children, large lawn (croquet anyone?), as well as woods and streams - there's even a waterfall! On the doorstep are numerous activities, including - salmon fishing, hill walks, canoeing, watersports, golf, bird watching. Also within easy driving distance are various historic sites and places of interest, including the famous Falls of Dochart at Killin,

Alistair Saddler
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

What makes this farmhouse unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

"...we all had a brilliant time - great place to get all the family together for a catch up and have some belated birthday celebrations, thanks so much again for all your help! Will definitely be back to visit and recommend to friends and family." C Campbell, March 2013.

"...just wanted to say thank you for a lovely weekend at Morenish House. It is a beautiful place and it was just perfect for us with all the space for the kids inside the house and outside too. We even got to enjoy the snow today!" L Paterson, Jan 13.

"We picked Morenish because of great central location and size. People were coming from all directions! The house is the size of a small hotel, plenty of bathrooms and toilets so no one was waiting! Loads of rooms with kids(and adults!) entertained in two games rooms. Loads of books for adults and children. The young kids loved the toys, the teens loved the free WiFi! You don't really have to bring anything other than yourself as everything catered for." smid001, No

Hi Alistair,

"Just wanted to drop you a wee note to say thank you very much for allowing us to use the property.

Every bed was full and we didn’t have a single grumble the whole weekend. The weather stayed fair, the food was excellent, my own 15 hour slow cooked beef with smokey bbq rub was my favourite (I even temporarily converted two vegetarians to the dark side!!) and there was almost enough wine to get us through, just one wee trip to Killin was required.

There is already talk of taking it again same time next year, so as soon as the term times are confirmed, I’ll get back to you." A McK, Oct 14.

"This is the sixth year that we have taken over a house for a weekend in November- we being myself, four siblings, our partners and 15 “children” aged between seven and 25. We’ve been in all sorts of accommodation over the years including youth hostels and a large townhouse in Stirling.

Morenish House suited our needs to a tee. Beautiful house with so much communal space which meant that teenagers, adults and kids happily co-existed. Thank you, we'll be back!" JJ, Nov '15.

"Thank you Alistair, we all had a great trip – the house was fab – everyone really enjoyed it. The house was great and I had never cooked on an Aga before which was an experience – but now I really want one!" LC, February 2015.
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Killin in Perth and Kinross

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs shower-room/ toilet for bedroom 1. Upstairs - 3 family bathrooms, all with shower. Upstairs - separate WC.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 22 (9 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 - on ground floor, 1 x double (kingsize), 1 single 2 - bunk room (x2), plus 3 singles 3 - double bed (kingsize) 4 - twin beds 5 - twin beds 6 - double bed 7 - double bed 8 - twin beds 9 - double bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes on accommodation: In addition to the 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms have wash hand basins. Outside: Immediately outside the main door is the courtyard, the former farmyard - this is a large and safe area for children to play, and for outdoor dining on the paved patio. The Dutch barn is ideal for playing in wet weather, and for using the barbecue. Adjacent is the main lawn, very popular for ball games, cricket (honest!),badminton, even croquet! Has spectacular views over the loch below. Morenish is surrounded by lovely woodland, with streams running in between -perfect fun and exploring for children and adults alike! Many walks can be created throughout the immediate area, without getting into a car! There is even a waterfall, well worth exploring, and spectacular during periods of high rainfall. The shores of Loch Tay are a 10 minute walk over the fields (with Osprey viewing in the summer) - there are numerous picnic areas, and for the brave, shallow water for swimming. Fishing can be undertaken from the shore, or for salmon via permit (and boat) from the shop in Killin. Utility Room: Ideal for muddy boots and wet clothing! Includes separate door to leading courtyard; washing machine & tumble dryer; sink; chest freezer; large fridge; storage; drying pulley. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Prices include all linen and towels. Other: Morenish has 2 very popular playrooms - upstairs has a lovely large kids playroom, with plenty of toys/ books for all ages. Adjacent to the utility room is the grown-ups play room - includes table football, pool table, Kettler table tennis table.


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By Loch Tay, Morenish is the ultimate "get away from it all" house!
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is the third year we have used the property for a week as a base for hillwalking. This year wall to wall sunshine.

Plenty of hot water whenever needed. Excellent layout of kitchen, lounges and eating space.

Well stocked Coop in Killin, good restaurants at the Coorie Inn and the Killin Hotel

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Roy, it was a pleasure to have your group stay again this year, thank you for your lovely comments and feedback, which are very much appreciated. All the best, Alistair
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Fantastic large homely cottage

  • 5 of 5

5 family with kids ranged from 5-13, loads to keep them occupied and fantastic location!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mailin, thanks so much for the lovely feedback, and delighted you enjoyed your stay. All the best, Alistair.
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Fantastic house, location and communication

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property situated just out of Killin. The house was a delight, we hosted a family party for my mums 60th and the social area is perfect for this, large open plan kitchen, dinning room and sitting area. Communication from the owner was brilliant and made fot a very enjoyable stress free holiday! ( apart from trying to walk to killin along the loch and being trapped by deer fencing wherever you go ha! )

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for a Family gathering.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at Morenish for a week with a big gathering of family to celebrate my wifes' 50th Birthday. Lots of room in the house for our party of 18 + 2 kids , we all had a great time and would recommend the house to any one. Great location with plenty to do .

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A delightful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Morenish House is the perfect place for a gathering of friends or family. The property is full of Scottish character and charm plus has lovely views over to Loch Tay. We were a group of 18 people and we really enjoyed how spacious and comfortable this huge house is. It was warm and has a lovely, homely feel and was kept very clean. The well equipped kitchen was much appreciated too. We would definitely love to come back again. Our holiday here was fabulous!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Hired Morenish House for my husband's 50th Birthday. There were 20 of us in total and 3 dogs. We were met at the house by John who looks after the house and he showed us around. The accommodation was as described and was lovely, well looked after and clean. The mix of doubles, twins and a kids room for 5 accommodated us perfectly. There is an area specifically for kids with books and toys and there is also a games room (for big kids too!). The surrounding area is stunning what with the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve as the background and Loch Tay to the fore, just a short walk away from the house. Highly recommend this house for family get togethers! Every single person in our party loved it! It is certainly a house we will use again. Thank you Alistair and John.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Margaret, thank you for posting such a lovely review. Delighted to read that you had an enjoyable time, and look forward to seeing you again one day. Best wishes, Alistair
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From Aberfeldy - 30 mins.

Edinburgh - 90 mins.

Glasgow - 90 mins.

Nearest train station - Crianlarich (20 min drive).


Killin/ Falls of Dochart - 2 mins.

Ben Lawers - 10 mins.

Kenmore - 20 mins.

Fortingall/ Glen Lyon - 30 mins.

Aberfeldy - 30 mins.

Callender - 45 mins.

Glen Coe - 45 mins.

Stirling - 1 hour.

Perth - 1 hour.

Further Details:

Killin is well served with amenities, and has a supermarket, newsagent, post office, general store, police station, doctors, bank, as well as several coffee shops, hotels, etc.

In general, the whole area has a variety of places to eat out, details of which are provided in the house information pack.

There are a multitude of activities in the area, with several Munros (including the Ben Lawers range, and within easy driving distance the dramatic peaks of Glencoe) and hill walks on the doorstep to interest walkers. Nearby are watersports centres, whilst guests can use the shores of Loch Tay for fishing, or by permit for salmon.

The area is rich in beautiful scenery and a great variety of wildlife can be found round every corner.

Many places of interest are within a short drive, including - Falls of Dochart and Finlarig Castle, Killin, complete with beheading pit!; Crannog Centre, watersports, Mains of Taymouth (horseriding, Courtyard food/ drink - all Kenmore; the Fortingall Yew Tree, thatched cottages, hotel and stone circles - Fortingall; Highland Safaris, Castle Menzies and House of Menzies - Weem, nr Aberfeldy; Watermill Bookshop, Breadalbane Academy swimming pool, Dewar's Whisky Distillery, The Birks (walk), new Cinema - all Aberfeldy. White water rafting - Grandtully.

In summary, there is a very long list of activities in the area to suit all ages - on the other hand, for those seeking a peaceful holiday.... well, there is plenty to do in and around Morenish House, without having to travel any distance at all...


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit - 10% payable upon booking - non refundable.
Balance - due 1 month before arrival date.
Good housekeeping deposit - £250 - payable at balance.
Prices inclusive of VAT at prevailing rate.

Changeover Day:
For full week stays, normal changeover day is Friday, though there is flexibility for full weeks commencing outwith, particularly during non-peak rental times.

Notes on prices:
Morenish House is available to rent throughout the year, with flexibility (subject to availability) in terms of length of stay. Full weeks available as well as short (weekend or midweek) breaks, with a minimum stay of 2 nights.
Standard changeover day is Friday for full week bookings, though again there will be flexibility for certain times of the year.
For any queries or a quote for specific dates, please contact the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.