|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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.
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 !
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.
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
A wonderul holiday, fantastic location, great spacious accommodation and fantastic scenary will be bakc soon
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 !
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
26 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
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.
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.