SELF CATERING IN PITLOCHRY, PERTH AND KINROSS
Four cottages lie within the private grounds of Rannoch Lodge which has a spectacular setting at the head of Loch Rannoch. The lawns of the Lodge sweep down to our private jetty with an uninterrupted view down 11 miles of loch towards the mountain Schiehallion. This is considered locally to be one of the finest views in Perthshire.
We have half a mile of private beach along the head of the loch where our guests may fish without the need for a permit. The building of this historic Perthshire house was begun in the eighteenth century and was formerly the seat of the Menzies family. The cottages are set in 30 acres of woodland and park. They are homely and comfortable, intended for those who want to get away from the cities and discover for themselves the simple traditional atmosphere of Highland Perthshire as it was. There are in addition delightful walks by forest paths up to the Lodge's own hill land.
While retaining their original exteriors, our four cottages have been modernized inside. The Ghillie's Cottage sleeps 6, Ploughman's Cottage sleeps 5-6, The Gamekeeper's House sleeps 6, and The Coach House sleeps 4. Each cottage has full central heating and is equipped with electric cooker and extractor hood, microwave, washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, colour television and DVD. There is a shower over every bath.
A cot and high chair are available free of charge. Pets are very welcome at Rannoch Lodge. A maximum of two pets is allowed per cottage at a small additional charge. There is plenty of space for visitors' cars to be parked beside each of the cottages. Bedlinen is provided, as are all towels including tea towels. You should be warned that Vodafone mobile phones work at Rannoch but most other mobile phone networks only work intermittently in the area at the moment. The charges for electricity and oil are included in the rental for the cottages. Because terrestrial TV reception is so poor in our area we have now provided all the cottages with Sky digital TV through a satellite dish. It is a reduced Sky package but offers Sky News and CNN News in addition to providing good reception for the five terrestrial channels. A quantity of logs is supplied free of charge for each week booked.
The map points to the centre of the postcode for Rannoch Lodge and may not indicate the exact position of the property. You can zoom in or out and move the map around to get the best directions for your journey there.
ROUTE 1: Take the A9 road north from Perth. Just after Pitlochry follow the B8019 to TummelBridge where the road changes to the B846. This takes you first to Kinloch Rannoch and then, following the north shore of the loch, straight to Rannoch Lodge.
ROUTE 2: A variant on Route 1 is to continue on the A9 north of Pitlochry until the B847 turn-off at Calvine. Follow this road through Trinafour until it joins the B846 to Kinloch Rannoch. This scenic mountain route can be hazardous in snow and ice and after heavy rain at any time of the year.
ROUTE 3: For those travelling from the south, there is also the Tourist Route by Crieff and Aberfeldy. North of Stirling leave the A9 for the A822 to Crieff. From Crieff take the A85 for two miles towards Perth, turning off on the A822 at Gilmerton. After Amulree fork left on the A826 for Aberfeldy. From Aberfeldy follow the B846 to Tummel Bridge and Kinloch Rannoch.