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Secluded, south side Loch Tay, spectacular views, water access

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, sleeps 6 plus 2, large sitting/dining room, set in private woodland

This large comfortable home, built on a headland, on Loch Tay has wonderful views from the very large sitting room/dining area with door to terrace, dining table seats 8. Access through the front door into a large hallway giving access to al other rooms, pegs for coats. Modern kitchen, with a table seating 6, electric hob, double oven, fridge freezer, dish washer, washing machine, microwave. Bathroom with toilet and shower over bath. Additional toilet and shower. 2 double bedrooms (King-size) one with ensuite shower and basin, 3rd bedroom has adult size bunks, single and under bed. All bedrooms have large built in wardrobes and chair. Central heating, electrical heaters and a wood burning stove in the sitting room. It should be noted that there are two steps at each access to this single story house. A slipway for small boats into the bay allows children, large and small, to enjoy the water.

The house is 4 miles from Killin and has its own large parking area. Garden furniture on terrace , small mobile BBQ, with a 7 acre wooded garden along the lochside.

Fiddlers Bay is ideal as a romantic tranquil setting for 2 or suitable for families and friends where you can relax and watch the wonderful bird life, enjoy the view, watersports, golf, walk, fish, shoot.

More Details

About Us

Jean Mackay
21 campbell street
G84 8BQ Helensburgh
VAT Reg No

Jean Mackay
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2018

About Jean Mackay

We are a family with adult children, and grandchildren. This property has been in the family for over 40 years. Over the years we have added, new showers, new double glazed windows .We have became the proud owners of our own hydroscheme,which provides green electriciy using the water that comes down the hillside, you can even see , from the meter, when the system is providing electricity !

Why Jean Mackay chose Killin

We all love the peace and tranquility, with plenty to do, be it sailing, fishing walking and hiking or just reading a book. A great place for all the generations to be together or separate. Plenty of room for us all to do our own 'thing' with a 40 ft sitting room with wonderful views and a large dining table to sit with family and friends and talk about our day and future plans.

What makes this bungalow unique

A great get away from it all place with wonderful views what ever the weather.

Peace and quiet, just birds for neighbours, and occasionally the red squirrels, if you are really lucky

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderul holiday, fantastic location, great spacious accommodation and fantastic scenary will be bakc soon
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Killin in Stirling

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • New bathroom with shower over the bath. Separate toilet and shower enclosure One double bedroom has ensuite shower and handbasin 2nd double room has a vanitory unit
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , Adult bunk beds
  • Bedroom 3 has an additional under bed which can be set up in either of the two double rooms or elsewhere if required. Bunk beds are suitable for adults. There is a full length settee in the lounge. Main bedroom has ensuite shower and handbasin, dressing table, wardrobes 2nd double room has handbasin. Bedside tables for all beds, chair in each room. Wardrobe with hangers, and shelves in each room Spare blanket in each room
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Steps at both doors into property can be accessed by wheelchair with assistance- No internal steps. I small dog considered. 02 mobile phone coverage TV No Smoking allowed. Table top pool table. Fishing allowed from waterfront of property (not salmon) Internet can be accessed from Killin Library or Hotel Large mainly wooded garden Parking for several cars alongside house Swimming in the Loch


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Secluded, south side Loch Tay, spectacular views, water access
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Highly recommend .... GREAT !

  • 5 of 5

The photos dont do this fantastic secluded place to stay with breathtaking views justice.We stayed here for a long weekend and let me tell you we were not disapointed.The property was great for us with 4 adults 3 kids and a dog,the woodburner and the huge comfortable 1970s feel living room and dining area made for a very enjoyable stay in spite of the dubious weather.Clean spacious inviting property and we will be back for sure !

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you had a great weekend looking forward to welcoming you back.
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perfect for our active large family needs

  • 5 of 5

“With 4 big boys, 2 dogs and a Wayfarer and a jet Ski - it is difficult to find a suitable holiday venue.

With beach and slipway launching on site and loads of space all were very well catered for. Three cars two boats with trailers - no problem. Even when the wind was strong the landing areas are so well sheltered it felt good safe and fun.

Reay declined my challenge for table tennis.”

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the Best!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous Autumn break at Fiddler's Bay with our adult children. 7 of us stayed and there was plenty of room, although only 3 bedrooms (owners very flexible about setting up spare bed wherever suits so our eldest slept by the log fire!).

This has got to be one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in (and there have been many). It feels like a very loved home and not the usual soulless dwelling that self catering rentals can be. It is obviously used by the Mackay family and so is very well equipped and every need is catered for.

As this was November we were delighted with how well heated the bungalow is despite it's large size and were especially impressed that it has it's own hydroelectric supply so the electric meter hardly moved!

The huge sitting/dining room with it's beautiful 70's decor was a delight with view of water on 3 sides from the picture windows and surrounded by colourful deciduous trees with lots of birds to watch. Then there's the unobstructed view of Loch Tay itself right in front of the window with sight of Ben Glas and Ben Lawers (which obliged us with a picturesque dusting of snow). It was wonderful to watch the changing moods of the landscape in all weathers with frequent rainbows to top it off!

Killin is near enough to nip to by car for a pint of milk (it has a well stocked Co-op) but far enough for this to feel like a peaceful remote spot. The Sustrans cycle route along the south shore of Loch Tay passes by the garden gate and there is a slipway into the Loch if you want to travel by canoe.

There are a couple of long walks from the house (but you need to negotiate fences if you want to scramble uphill to the Rob Roy Way) and innumerable hiking opportunities a short drive away. In summer there are lots of outdoor activities organised locally (these stop at the end of October).

All in all this is the perfect getaway for people who love the great outdoors or for less mobile folk who might want somewhere beautiful to sit and watch the scenery and wildlife (also ideal for artists because of the huge north facing windows).

Jean and Reay are friendly, helpful hosts and we would love to come back one day soon.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loch Tay 456795

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of four senior Australians who stayed here for four days in September. The house has the most beautiful surroundings imaginable, on one side the Loch, on the other three sides woodlands with moss covered rocks, patches of heather and a small bay, it is absolutely wonderful. We could hear the water lapping from our bedrooms.We viewed the Loch in all its moods, like a mirror one day to rough and grey on another.

The house itself is very comfortable, large and spacious with everything supplied even special treats like a box of short breads to welcome us.

The owners were very thoughtful and readily attended to an unforeseen repair that was needed during our stay. We will remember this beautiful home, the happy times we had here either looking at the water through the large windows or sitting outside so close to the water, for the rest of our lives.

Thank-you Jean for all your information and patience in answering my questions prior to our rental, regarding the property's suitability for me as a person with mobility difficulties. The house was very suitable for a person with limited mobility.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in August at the holiday home ‘Fiddlers Bay’ we had a great time.

Views were certainly as good as they look in the photos!

My mother was particular pleased with how accessible everything was as she finds walking awkward at best and the kids enjoyed beating grandad at snooker.

We were all surprised at the amount of things available to do in the surrounding area in good or bad weather!

Highland games were a highlight at Killin, as was the Blazing Fiddles concert at the town hall.

It was nice how welcome all the locals make you feel.

No doubts we will be in touch in the future,

thanks again, Simon and family.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderful family holidays,

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks with our three kids in the age of 5, 9 and 11, at this lovely place with splendid views over Loch Tay. The kids had fun swimming in the lake. We enjoyed the area around but also used it as a base to visit Glasgow, Edinbourgh and the North. We found the owners to be very friendly and our kids already said that they would like to come back to this place.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Glasgow Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Salmon Lie, Killin
Nearest Ferry
64 Miles
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Killin Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
42 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ardeonaig Hotel
Nearest Ski
54 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Small freshwater beach on property
Car: necessary

Fiddlers Bay is set on the south side of Loch Tay, 4 miles form the village of Killin, looking north towards Ben Lawers, where there is wonderful walking, an Eco centre, drives through the hills to Glen Lyon The land around the house is a Site of Special Scientific interest with many birds, squirrels and rare plant species.

There are golf courses at Killin and Taymouth Castle.The Crannog Centre, Castle Menzies, Pitlochry theatre, and a whisky distillery at Aberfeldy are all within easy reach. Killin has the famous Falls of Dochart, shops, restaurants, play areas and churches. Boats for fishing or canoeing are available for hire. If you wish to bring your own small boat you can launch directly from our beach. Walking, gentle or more strenuous hill walking from the house. Fly fish for trout from the garden headland. Excellent dining at the Ardeonaig Hotel, pub lunches in Killin or Kenmore. Book and art shops in Aberfeldy. River rafting available at Grantully.

The garden around the house, is wooded, with a large gravelled area for parking and playing alongside the house. A patio runs from the sitting room onto a small headland above the water, ideal for an afternoon relaxing, eating or a drink with friends and family.

There is a small slipway where small boats and canoes can be launched onto Loch Tay into the small bay at the front of the house.

The very secluded and peaceful area that the house is situated in make it a delight to relax and enjoy a holiday, with the bonus of having lots of space for children , of all ages, to have something to 'do'

Stirling with its castle, Fort William, Oban are all within an easy drive should you wish to explore.

A lovely 'get away from it all ' house to holiday in, for a romantic break or a fun time with friends and family.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Killin, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Jan 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early summer
15 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £0

Security Deposit may be required as cheque or cash- cheques not cashed unless required
Start dates given - Saturdays, for 7 nights, may be negotiated if required.
Weekend rates start at £300 please phone for further information.
Mid week rates available on request
Pets welcome if requested at booking

Easter week weekend can start either thursday or friday
Christmas/New Year dates negotiable

Payment is by bank transfer or cheque details for this sent on request to confirm a reservation.
Deposit 30%
Balance due 1 month before start of booking
If booked with 1 month of start of holiday 100% due on booking
Security Deposit not cashed unless required.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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