Balgedie Lodge is a charming Scottish holiday home, in Easter Balgedie, a small hamlet in Central Scotland, set between the dramatic Lomond Hills and stunning Loch Leven. The nearest town is Kinross with Perth and Edinburgh in easy reach along the M90, and Fife’s beaches and many wonderful golf courses all close by.
Guests come back year after year to enjoy The Lodge’s homely charm, wonderful location and stunning views.
The property sleeps five comfortably. There’s one double bedroom, a twin and a single, although the twin can be converted into a double on request, and an additional child’s bed or cot can be provided too, for an additional charge, but it must be requested at the time of booking.
There’s a well equipped kitchen which makes it very easy for you to cook up some wonderful meals while you are staying with us. There's a dining table and chairs that can seat up to 6 and if you have a baby with you we can provide a high chair too.
The sitting room has an lovely open fireplace which is very cosy in the evening - and can be very romantic too! There are some lovely comfortable sofas plus a flat screen TV and dvd player. There’s also lots of board games and books, and there’s even a piano for you to use too if you fancy a holiday singalong.
The sunroom is bright and cheerful, and a wonderful spot for relaxing in and enjoying the amazing Loch views (the sunsets with a glass of wine in hand are a must!). And the beautiful garden, complete with bbq, garden furniture and a covered patio, is fully enclosed making it safe and easy for those with small children or pets.
There is also private parking at the cottage. There's enough room for two cars and if you need any more space there is another spot on the other side of the garden you can use too.
The cottage is all on one level, which makes it very easy for elderly guests or anyone who may struggle with stairs. Whilst it isn't totally fully accessible if you have a wheel chair it is accessible for those who need some help. To find out more about this please do give us a call.
We totally understand that dogs are very much part of many people's families and so they are very welcome to come and enjoy all the Lodge too, There is a small extra charge for this of 25 GBP and we respectfully ask that owners keep them off the furniture and do not allow them into the bedrooms as we are also aware that there are guests who don't have dogs and may have allergies.
Also, whilst the garden is fully enclosed, if your dogs are very active they may try and jump it so we do recomend that you keep an eye on them. Saying that, many have stayed with smaller and older dogs and never had a worry at all.
In the summer our new garden extension at the back of the Lodge will be complete and open for all our guests to use. This will be a fully enclosed, totally safe area where dogs can run about without any worry of escaping. And children can play there too. Infact it will be somewhere for everyone to enjoy!
All prices quoted include heating and electricity, luxury bed linen, towels, a basket of logsand a welcome pack. We also provide you with coffee, tea, sugar, milk, toilet roll, washing up liquid and general household cleaning stuffs too.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside this property but is allowed in the garden.
There are loads of things to do when you come and stay and in the house is a folder full of suggestions and brochures to help you decide what would suit you best and our website has lots of info on it too. But with so much to choose from we are very happy to help you plan you stay - just let us know what your interests are and we can guide you as best we can!
The neighbouring village, Kinnesswood has frequently won the prize for the Best Small Village in The Keep Scotland Beautiful Awards and holds it this year again. A wander through its old cottages and lanes is a lovely way to spend some time, before heading back to the cottage for tea!
There are lots of other lovely walks close by too - there's a new path/cycle route that runs all round Loch Leven, RSPB Loch Leven is at the south end of the loch and there are a couple of excellent farm shops to stop at for snacks and meals.
There's also Castle Island, that you can see from our cottage. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned there and there are boat trips out to it in the summer for you to have a look around. It really is a must-go-and-see and has a great picnic spot!
The Lodge is also fantastically situated for those who want to walk to a pub or restaurant. Less than half a mile down the road is Balgedie Toll Tavern, a great local pub, and just a little bit further is Loch Leven's Larder, an award winning deli, cafe/restaurant, and gift shop. There's also The Well in Scotlandwell which is a great pub too. All are family friendly and dog friendly too!
Kinross also has lots of places to eat and there are some other special places we can recommend to go to too. Please contact us if you'd like to know more.
If you are on face book you can find more details about the cottage there too, under Balgedie House and Lodge. On the page there are lots of links to many activities in the area and its a great place if you'd looking for info and ideas of things to do when you come to stay.