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Cottage In Lochearnhead, Near Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

About the property

Cottage in Lochearnhead, Nr. Crieff, Central Scotland - Peaceful Location In Area Of Outstanding Beauty, 5 Minute Walk To Loch, Hotels And Shop

We let this property from Saturday to Saturday during the high season and in the low season we let a Saturday to Tuesday and Tuesday to Saturday.

The Smiddy is a traditional stone built cottage, tastefully refurbished around original features. It is situated in a quiet location within the village, yet only 90 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. It has a stone sitting/dining area with a wood-burning stove and farmhouse style kitchen. There are two gallery bedrooms on the first floor. It is in an excellent central location for touring Scotland and the Trossachs area is full of things to see and do. Mooring and jetty available, fishing is available free of charge from our own ground or from boats launched from our slipway, watersports, 20 golf courses within an hour's drive, National Cycle Route 7 and Rob Roy track nearby. Dogs welcome. The area is surrounded by lochs, mountains and wildlife.

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About the Owner

Ollie Cameron
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2017

About Ollie Cameron

My husband Gus is a well-kent Lochearnhead local, a fourth-generation hospitality business owner in the area. He is passionate about the history and development of the village, as well as being actively involved in the organisation of the Sheep Shearing and is President of the Lochearnhead Highland Games. His father was a champion Highland Games Athlete, and starred in the locally filmed, "Geordie"

His interests include Mountain Rescue, golf, stalking and watersports, so he is a mine of information on these subjects.

I moved here from Edinburgh, 25 years ago, so am almost a local! I enjoy skiing and cycling, especially on the stunning Route 7 cycle track, have climbed all the most local Munros and help in the organisation of the various social events in and around the village.

Ollie Cameron purchased this cottage in 1980

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for two beautiful weeks in your cosy little cottage. We spent wonderful evenings in front of the cosy stove with a cup of heather tea and a shortbread, talking about all the remarkable things we have seen all over beautiful Scotland! We're looking forward to coming back as soon as possible and seeing you in "the Smiddy" again.

Well, here we are, the night we are due to go home, sob,sob. Having spent a great week in the "Smiddy", a beautiful cosy dwelling, overlooking the amazing Lochearn, seen and experienced Scotland's beautiful sites, alas not enough time, (as usual) - WE WILL BE BACK!!

Glorious Lochearnhead, Bathed in Sunshine, Ollie and Gus - delightful, The Smiddy - "Just Perfect" Thank you so very much
Mar 2014
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for two beautiful weeks in your cosy little cottage. We spent wonderful evenings in front of the cosy stove with a cup of heather tea and a shortbread, talking about all the remarkable things we have seen all over beautiful Scotland! We're looking forward to coming back as soon as possible and seeing you in "the Smiddy" again.

Well, here we are, the night we are due to go home, sob,sob. Having spent a great week in the "Smiddy", a beautiful cosy dwelling, overlooking the amazing Lochearn, seen and experienced Scotland's beautiful sites, alas not enough time, (as usual) - WE WILL BE BACK!!

Glorious Lochearnhead, Bathed in Sunshine, Ollie and Gus - delightful, The Smiddy - "Just Perfect" Thank you so very much
Mar 2014
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2 Reviews

4/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

5

lovely cosy cottage in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

very nicely done. good comfy beds , kitchen well equipped. ideal for a quiet getaway. play park just along the road for the kids. log burner is a nice touch the kids and the dog loved it. small shop close by for papers, bread, milk and sweets. good base for touring . had a nice break in lovely surroundings. lovely helpful owner.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alison Many thanks for your kind remarks regarding the Smiddy. We are glad that you all enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for leaving it clean and tidy. Hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best wishes Gus and Ollie
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Pitoreske vakantiewoning.

  • 3 of 5

Gezellig, netjes en verzorgde vakantiewoning.

Goede bedden en linnengoed aanwezig.

Gastvrije eigenaars.

Minpuntje is de elektrameter waar pondmunten in moeten, dit is niet op de site vermeld.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : Village at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : Killin/St Fillans at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Crianlarich at 16 Miles Nearest Motorway : M9 at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Village at 300 Metres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

There are various specialised courses available locally, including Photography, Upholstery and Wildlife/Nature walks and talks by the National Park Ranger Service. Details can be provided on request.

Coast/Beach:

The Smiddy has access to a slipway, jetty, mooring and garden on lochside, within 5 minute walk. The Watersports centre is on the lochside adjacent to this. Being extremely central within Scotland, both the East and West coasts,boasting some Rupert beaches, are approximately 55-60 miles drive.

Travel:

A car is recommended for this area, but there is a taxi service available in the village.

Glasgow/Edinburgh airports within approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes drive

Railway Stations - Crianlarich- 16 miles, Perth/Stirling - 40 miles

Distances:

Killin, St Fillans - 7 miles

Stirling - 30 miles

Glasgow - 56 miles

Edinburgh - 68 miles

Fort William - 67 miles

Oban - 58 miles

St Andrews - 60 miles

Loch Lomond - 28 miles

Braemar - 86 miles

Gleneagles - 28 miles

Further Details:

Village Shop - 400 metres

Killin - 7 miles away has a good Cooperative

Comrie/Callander - 16 miles - all shops, including petrol, post office and bank

Larger supermarkets in Stirling and Perth

Tesco and Asda both deliver to the village

Butcher and Fish vans do deliver on certain days, will be in information pack

There are two hotel/pubs in the village, within 5 minutes walk, The Lochearnhead Hotel and The Clachan Cottage. The Watersports Centre is available for breakfast and lunches.

St Fillans offers the Four Seasons Hotel, The Achray and coming soon, The Drummond Arms run by Arran Brewery

Mhor 84 is in Balquhidder, 3 miles away and it's sister hotel, Monachyle Mhor is situated further up the glen.

Crieff has a selection of good eating places including Delevinos and Yanns.

Loch Earn offers watersports, fishing and osprey-spotting in the Summer months.

Other activities within the region are Blair Drummond Safari Park, Go Ape, Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Ten-pin bowling, karting and swimming in Perth, Leisure centres in Callander and Crieff.

The Lochearnhead Sheep Shearing Competition is held in June and the Lochearnhead Highland Games in July.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 7
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Rate 8
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£892
for 7 nights
£892
 
 
Rate 9
29 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£986
for 7 nights
£986
 
 
Rate 10
12 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£941
for 7 nights
£941
 
 
Rate 11
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£896
for 7 nights
£896
 
 
Rate 12
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£717
for 7 nights
£717
 
 
Rate 13
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£686
for 7 nights
£686
 
 
Rate 14
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£249
for 3 nights
From
£83
£584
 
 
Rate 15
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£174
for 3 nights
From
£58
£404
 
 
Rate 16
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£672
for 7 nights
£672
 
 
Rate 17
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£352
 
 
Rate 18
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£872
for 7 nights
£872
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover days are at height of season, Saturdays, and in off-season, Saturdays and Tuesdays and Tuesday to Saturday However, in deep off-season, we can be more flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Avg/night
Updated: 12-May-2017
12
Available
12
Unavailable

Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bedroom 1 - with sink Downstairs Bathroom - WC, bath, hand shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (downstairs) - King size bed Bedroom 2 (upstairs) - Twin beds Bedroom 3 (upstairs) -Twin beds Bedroom 3 (upstairs). - Twin beds

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The Smiddy is a traditional stone cottage offering a double and two twin bedrooms with a bathroom. The farmhouse kitchen is well equipped with cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. The open plan dining/living area has a pine table and seating for 6, a 3-seater sofa and 3 armchairs, TV and DVD. There is a cosy log-burning stove, with free first supply of logs, and a £1.00 meter for all other electrics. Bedrooms : 3. Bathroom : 1. Living Room : 1. Property Type : Cottage Outside: Easy access to village amenities. Outdoor furniture includes table and seating for 6. A 5 minute walk to use of slipway, jetty and mooring. Parking for 2 cars available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen provided and hand/bath towel per guest. Kitchen - 2 tea towels, 1 hand towel and oven gloves. Bathroom - bath mat. Weekly change of bedding and towels.