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Stalker's Lodge
Straloch
(2 reviews)
From £990 per week
Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms
1 double, 2 twins
PAYABLE
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 29 Apr 2017Fri 26 May 2017£1,100£330
Sat 27 May 2017Fri 02 Jun 2017£1,287£390
Sat 03 Jun 2017Fri 23 Jun 2017£1,210£365
Sat 24 Jun 2017Fri 08 Sep 2017£1,287£390
Sat 09 Sep 2017Fri 22 Sep 2017£1,210£365
Sat 23 Sep 2017Fri 06 Oct 2017£1,100£330
Sat 07 Oct 2017Fri 27 Oct 2017£1,210£365
Sat 28 Oct 2017Fri 10 Nov 2017£1,045£315
Sat 11 Nov 2017Wed 20 Dec 2017£990£300
Thu 21 Dec 2017Wed 27 Dec 2017£1,320£400
Thu 28 Dec 2017Wed 03 Jan 2018£1,540£465
Thu 04 Jan 2018Fri 05 Jan 2018£1,040£315
Sat 06 Jan 2018Fri 09 Feb 2018£1,040£315
Sat 10 Feb 2018Fri 23 Mar 2018£1,097£330
Sat 24 Mar 2018Fri 13 Apr 2018£1,270£385
Sat 14 Apr 2018Fri 25 May 2018£1,155£350
Sat 26 May 2018Fri 01 Jun 2018£1,287£390
Sat 02 Jun 2018Fri 22 Jun 2018£1,270£385
Sat 23 Jun 2018Fri 07 Sep 2018£1,287£390
Sat 08 Sep 2018Fri 21 Sep 2018£1,270£385
Sat 22 Sep 2018Fri 05 Oct 2018£1,155£350
Sat 06 Oct 2018Fri 26 Oct 2018£1,270£385
Sat 27 Oct 2018Fri 09 Nov 2018£1,097£330
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£1,040£315
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£1,351£410
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£1,617£490

Description

A brand new house situated on an exceptionally scenic 3,000 acre Perthshire estate, Stalker’s Lodge is a wonderful holiday property. It’s been built and fitted out to an excellent 5* standard with spacious, light-filled rooms and discerning décor. Modern fabrics and furniture blend perfectly with traditional Scottish themes and solid oak floors. Whether it's the best beds, crisp cotton bedlinen, fluffy towels, built-in wifi music system or the sleek kitchen and bathroom fittings, little expense has been spared to make this an extremely comfortable and luxurious Highland getaway.

The glass-fronted double height extension is a joy, with its wood burning stove, comfortable sofas and glorious views across the rolling fields and strath.  The deck outside is perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or reclining on the sun lounger and contemplating the countryside.  The sitting/ dining room has a big corner sofa and a second TV, meaning everyone can spread out and do their own thing.   The kitchen is designed for social cooking with seating round the island.

The back of the house has a charming patio with large table and chairs, BBQ and is a good sun-trap. The garden  (fenced) is laid to lawn with swings and a slide for children.  There is ample parking and a lockable bike shed. Parents of small children should be aware that there is small burn running down the garden next door so, although the garden is fenced, they do need to be watched. As a working estate, dogs will love the space and freedom but also need to be kept under control.

The property has robust environmental credentials and runs biomass heating from redundant wood felled on the estate.

The estate makes a great holiday destination with inspiring scenery all around, wonderful wildlife and no shortage of activities. The loch is a beautiful focal point and has a boat and an island, perfect for Swallows and Amazon type picnics (buoyancy aids are available but boat and aids are used at holidaymakers own risk).  Fishing for wild brown trout is available by request. Children will love biking along the quiet estate road to explore the Walled Garden or the Millennium Wood, a lovely five acre plantation with a network of winding paths, lochans and a secret den.  It’s also a great place for letting the dogs run free as it’s securely deer-fenced. There is an all-weather tennis court and a cosy games room (shared with another cottage) equipped with pool table, table tennis and darts - perfect for wet days and evening entertainment.

For wildlife lovers, Red Squirrels visit the feeder most days and you are very likely to encounter Red and Roe Deer while walking around the estate. It is also very good for birders, with a wide variety of lowland and upland species.

Guided nature walks are available on request as well as supervised activities for children such as treasure hunts and pond dipping.

This is beautiful place and a good jumping off point to explore Scotland or for fishing parties. Pitlochry is only 20 minutes away with all its facilities, Braemar 45 minutes and Edinburgh an easy day trip.

The other holiday house – Keeper's Cottage sits close to Stalker's though each house retains great privacy and views.  The two houses taken together make a very good option for parties of 10 who can get together in Stalker’s for mealtimes and socialising but also enjoy having their own separate living spaces.

PROPERTY CODE: A1053

Layout

Ground floor:
Large open plan kitchen/dining room with table and breakfast bar.  Dining/ sitting room with TV. Sun room annexe with woodburner and sliding doors to deck. WC & WHB. Utility room and hanging space.

First Floor:
Master king sized/twin bedroom with en suite shower room, wc & WHB. King sized/twin bedroom. Twin/ small double bedroom. Family bathroom with bath, shower, WC & WHB. Highland Soup Company starter pack supplied.

Kitchen starter pack supplied.

Childrens swings and slides.
BBQ
Ample parking.

Tennis (equipment can be provided)
Fishing for brown trout by arrangement; salmon fishing can be arranged locally.
Stalking by arrangement.

Facilities

  • Nearest shops and restaurants Kirkmichael 5 miles, Pitlochry 9 miles.
  • 2 Televisions with freestat
  • BBQ
  • Combi microwave oven
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric double oven
  • Electric hob
  • Fenced garden
  • Garden furniture, childrens swings and slide
  • Large fridge/freezer
  • Linen and Towels provided
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wifi
  • Wifi music system - connects to any smart phone or ipod
  • Woodburner with starter pack - Logs for purchase
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (2 reviews)
    Stalker's Lodge reviews
    If only our house was like Stalker's Lodge! The Lodge exudes quality throughout, modern and stylish inside yet looking every inch the traditional lodge on the outside. The music system is great, you can play music from your mobile phone, very popular with the younger generation! The kitchen is very well equipped but the cooker takes a little getting used to, but it works really well once you are used to it. The open plan lounge with wood burning stove, big TV and panoramic views across the valley is an absolute joy. Upstairs, the quality theme continues with quality fittings in the two bathrooms and three bedrooms. And that's just the house! The estate is in a beautiful location about 15 minutes (twisty) drive from Pitlochry, so it was easy to collect my son and his girlfriend from the station in the centre of the town. A highlight of the holiday was being guided up the hillsides by Lucy to hear the stags in season - an awesome sound resonating throughout the woods early on a cloud free, calm morning. In conclusion, one of the best houses we have stayed at in many years of self catering in the Scottish Highlands, thoroughly recommended.
    Mr Macdonald - October 2016
    Great accommodation including the extras i.e. games hut, access to rowing boat and kayaks. Nice walks on the estate. Friendly host. 'Front of the house hospitality provided by Freuchie the dog. Even if you are not keen on dogs you will love Freuchie. Definitely on the tick box for a return.
    Mr Collard - July 2016

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    A:
    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    B:
    1. Disinclination to travel.

    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

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