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Cairnhill Lodge: Scottish-Alpine Highland Retreat

SuperhostBlairgowrie, Scotland, United Kingdom
Entire chalet hosted by Elaine
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath

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Nestled on the southern fringes of the Cairngorms National Park lies the hamlet of Kirkton of Glenisla where you will find Cairnhill Lodge - a beautiful and tastefully designed timber lodge furnished to an exceptionally high standard. The lodge enjoys a tranquil highland setting surrounded by forest, moors and lochs, which quickly give way to high mountains to the north. It is generously proportioned for four people with decor that is Scottish-Alpine in character: being both modern and homely.

The space
Cairnhill Lodge has space to accommodate a couple, a group of friends, or a family in luxurious surroundings. On arrival you will be personally greeted and shown around the lodge to familiarise yourself with its key features. The main door leads into the spacious utility room equipped with cleaning and drying facilities. You then enter into the sizeable, well-appointed open-plan kitchen and living area where you can enjoy a sociable meal at the dining table and then a cosy night by the log burning stove. A separate small office, complete with study desk and chair, is well-stocked with books, board games and DVDs, and is somewhere you can plan your next day’s activities. Each of the two substantial bedrooms, 'Islay' with a kingsize bed and 'Jura' with twin beds, has a large wardrobe and dressing table. The bathroom is impressively sized and has both a bath and separate double shower. Novel artwork is spread throughout the lodge. Outside, there is a private eating area with access to a BBQ. In addition, the decked area at the front has a patio dining suite and in-built lighting to give a relaxing ambiance to evening alfresco dining. A large secure storage shed is also provided for your use to store outdoor equipment and private parking for several vehicles is available adjacent to the lodge.

Guest access
The entire lodge is available for use by guests. The shed opposite the lodge can be used by guests for storing outdoor equipment. It is a shared facility with the owners but is adequately separated.

Other things to note
The lodge caters for a maximum of 4 guests ensuring plenty of space to enjoy your stay. Please note that an infant is considered to be 1 guest.
Nestled on the southern fringes of the Cairngorms National Park lies the hamlet of Kirkton of Glenisla where you will find Cairnhill Lodge - a beautiful and tastefully designed timber lodge furnished to an exceptionally high standard. The lodge enjoys a tranquil highland setting surrounded by forest, moors and lochs, which quickly give way to high mountains to the north. It is generously proportioned for four people…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Washer
Hair dryer
TV
Dedicated workspace
Essentials
Hangers

Accessibility

No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

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Blairgowrie, Scotland, United Kingdom

Glenisla is an idyllic rural location offering a wide range of leisure opportunities. There are numerous forest trails in the area for biking and walking, and if you are feeling adventurous there is the Cateran Trail – a 64-mile circular long-distance walking route through Perthshire and the Angus Glens. The Glenshee to Alyth section of the route passes close to Cairnhill Lodge. Hillwalkers can access a clutch of six Munros (Scottish mountains over 3000ft) directly from the head of the glen, with others obtainable from neighbouring glens.
There is an abundance of wildlife resident in Glenisla: including many iconic species of birds, red and roe deer, pine martins and red squirrels. You may even be lucky enough to see the elusive and exceptionally rare Scottish Wildcat, which is known to roam in the area!
For golfers, there are two courses at Alyth Golf Club (10 miles), two courses at Strathmore Golf Centre (12 miles) as well as the championship Rosemount Links course in Blairgowrie (17.5 miles).
Low and high-level ground shooting, including grouse and stalking, can be organised on local estates. A wide range of field sports, including clay pigeon shooting, archery and falconry, is available at Auchterhouse Country Sports (19 miles). There is local fishing at Loch Shandra and Lintrathen and additionally on the rivers Ericht, Isla and Tay, together with the North and South Esks – fishing permits are required.
In winter, there is skiing at Glenshee Ski Centre, which is only a 30-minute drive from the lodge (19 miles).
Instead of outdoor pursuits, you may wish to spend a day or two sightseeing by enjoying and exploring the many spectacular castles and fascinating distilleries within easy reach of Glenisla. Shops, banks and associated services can be found in Alyth (10 miles) with further shopping in Kirriemuir (13 miles). More extensive services are found in Blairgowrie (16 miles) while the cities of Perth and Dundee can be easily reached in under an hour's drive. The latter is home to the new V&A Design Museum and Captain Scott’s polar expedition ship RRS Discovery.
To round off your day, you can take a walk to the local Glenisla Hotel/Pub, which is less than a mile from the lodge.
Whether it's exploring the stunning Angus Glens, relaxing in front of a roaring log fire, or experiencing a dramatic star-filled sky with a glass of wine in hand, you will find Cairnhill Lodge an ideal retreat that ensures you have a memorable stay.
Glenisla is an idyllic rural location offering a wide range of leisure opportunities. There are numerous forest trails in the area for biking and walking, and if you are feeling adventurous there is the Cateran…

Hosted by Elaine

Joined in September 2018
  • 21 Reviews
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During your stay
During your stay, should you require any assistance, help will be on hand. Advice can be given on walking or cycling routes nearby or further afield, fishing permits, ski hire/passes, likely wildlife encounters, sightseeing interests (castles, museums, distilleries), local cafés and restaurants and other pursuits (golf, shooting, horse riding). It is worth mentioning that Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys deliver groceries to this area.
During your stay, should you require any assistance, help will be on hand. Advice can be given on walking or cycling routes nearby or further afield, fishing permits, ski hire/pass…
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No smoking
No pets
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