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Award winning, comfortable, cottage on farm by historic Castle.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6, 3 double (or twin) bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.

Friendly, family run, holiday cottage, on our working farm, beside historic 15th century Castle Menzies, 2 miles West of Aberfeldy, Perthshire in the Scottish Highlands. A comfortable, traditionally stone built, centrally heated cottage. Renovated to a high standard, separate and secluded but easily accessible. Log fire available if desired. In the exact geographical centre of Scotland, - Loch Ness, Aberdeen, Oban, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Inverness all within 2hr drive. Book a safari to experience Scotland at heights of nearly 3000` with the chance of seeing Eagle, Deer, Arctic Hare, Red grouse. In Aberfeldy Distillery, ‘Dewar's World of Whisky’ tells the Dewar's Story learn the secrets of fine blended whisky. Golfers can chose from 4 local courses, 5 within 20 miles, St Andrews 1 hour.

About Us

Kate McDiarmid
Castle Menzies Farm
PH15 2JD Aberfeldy
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Kate McDiarmid
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been coming up to Scotland for 25 years but never have we found such an enchanting and comfortable house as yours. North Wales.

What a lovely place to stay! It is such a comfortable house in such a lovely setting. A deer in the front garden and woodpeckers in the woods.

We’ll be back for Easter next year!’


Arranging accommodation on the internet is akin to buying a pig in a poke – but West Lodge has been a wonderful choice and more than fulfilled our expectations. It is beautifully appointed – bright, cheerful, warm (even in the snow!) and very pleasant with every comfort and convenience.

The situation is ideal for exploring this part of Scotland.

Halifax, CANADA
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Aberfeldy in Perth and Kinross

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(1 traveller review)

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Award winning, comfortable, cottage on farm by historic Castle.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Madrid, Spain

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We always rent apartments and hotels and have been traveling Europe extensively for several years with our three young children. This house is the best-equipped property we have stayed in so far! We could have lived here a year and wanted for nothing. Apart from that, the house is gorgeous, super comfortable and located next to a Shetland pony AND a castle so the kids thought they had died and gone to heaven...and when THEY have a good time, we all have a good time...

Many thanks to the house owners, who answered all of my questions in advance and gave me some helpful information on where to go and what to see. Most appreciated.

I would thoroughly recommend this house to anyone with or without family.


  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2008
  • Date of Stay: November 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Edinburgh or Glasgow
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Aileen Chraggan
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Aileen Chraggan
Car: necessary

Aberfeldy is our local small market town. It is the original old market town for Highland Perthshire serving a widely scattered rural population. It is the geographical Heart of Scotland, and an ideal centre for touring. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow are about one and a half hours drive away. The clan chieftains of Menzies, and Campbell, once ruled the area. But latterly families like the Wills of tobacco fame, Sir Donald Currie the shipping magnate, Nairns of the linoleum empire, have lived in the area, and now J K Rowlings of Harry Potter fame, has her holiday home at Killiechassie, 1 mile from Castle Menzies.

Other Activities: cycling, hill climbing, water sports

Golf: Locally, golfers can chose from the challenging 18 holes around the magnificent James Braid course at Taymouth Castle, the 18 hole layout at Aberfeldy by the Tay or the attractive 9 holes at Kenmore and Strathtay. Within a half-hour plus drive there are a further 5 splendid 18-hole golf courses; at Pitlochry, Crieff, Killin, Dunkeld and Blairgowrie (Rosemount). Gleneagles around 45 minutes and St Andrews just over one hour away via Dundee.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Aberfeldy, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid season
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

£100 Deposit to confirm bookings, with balance of rental due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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