Killin is just about in the centre of Scotland geographically so it is an ideal place for touring. With prices ranging from just £295 to £595 it is an affordable holiday retreat. There are 2 trout fishing permits provided too ! See website.
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The pretty village of Killin, with its shops, restaurants, hotels, Tourist Information Centre and the famous Falls of Dochart, is just a mile away.
Killin is just about in the centre of Scotland geographically so it is an ideal place for touring. As well as the amenities in the town itself there is an excellent golf course and a full range of activities on Loch Tay. The village maintains an air of charm and tranquillity. It has a delightful main street with a good selection of shops and places of interest. Details of all the various local activities can be obtained from the Scottish Tourist Board’s visitors centre
If the weather is inclement then Bridge Park Cottage has all the entertainment facilities to keep the whole family amused, warm and comfortable 'till things brighten up.
Bridge Park Cottage stands in the middle of its large, sunny garden and offers complete seclusion and tranquillity. Often the loudest noise you will hear for days on end will be the cows returning to the fields and the odd estate Land-Rover driving up the glen. Glen Lochay is wonderfully secluded, close to the River Lochay whose crystal waters, together with those of the Dochart, feeds Loch Tay half a mile away. The village of Killin is just under a mile away and is at the western edge of Stirling’ boarder with Perthshire in an area known as the Trossachs.
The road up Glen Lochay is little used and offers 6 miles of easy walking. Near the top of the glen there is a road over to the adjacent Glen Lyon with its spectacular Loch Lyon Reservoir. Loch Tay is a short walk in the other direction with a full range of water sports. There is also a charming 9-hole golf course.
The property will be available for occupation from 3pm on the first day of your holiday and must be vacated by 10am on the last day. Only one, well-behaved pet will normally be allowed (see booking form for details).
The road to Killin from Lochearnhead climbs through Glen Ogle and enters the village over a narrow multi arched stone bridge, by the famous Falls of Dochart, from which can be seen the island of Inchbuie where the clan McNab had an ancient burial ground. Kinnell House was their seat and a well preserved prehistoric standing stone circle can be seen there. Most of the clan emigrated to Canada during the Clearances.
Near the falls stand the eight healing stones of the 8th century St. Fillan. Each stone represents the part of the body it was supposed to heal and the Breadalbane Folk law Centre gives audio-visual displays of this and many other legends of the High Country of Scotland as the area was known. At the eastern end of the village are the ruins of the Campbell stronghold of Finlarig Castle that is close to the Killin Golf Club which is said to have the most scenic closing hole in Britain.
Dr McCulloch, a respected authority on Highland Scenery described Killin as “the most extraordinary collection of extraordinary scenery in the county and a perfect picture gallery in itself”.
Situated so close to Loch Tay makes Bridge Park Cottage an unrivalled haven for sports. A quiet day sailing on the calm water of the loch, a round of golf, horse riding through the forests and glens, clay shooting, scuba diving, hill walking, bicycling or fishing fishing (Permits provided) all are available. Ben Lawers, the highest mountain in Perthshire, towers above Loch Tay and is now protected by the National Trust of Scotland. Botanists come to see and study the alpine flora in these mountains. You can either go and wander by yourselves or try one of the many guided walks, such as the Strathbraan Treks, where a professional guide will provide all the experience and knowledge to help you discover some of Scotland’s many hidden natural treasures.
Just across the Glen is the Moirlanich Longhouse one of the last 19th century byres restored by the National Trust.
We hope you will enjoy your visit to Scotland and would appreciate any testimonials about Bridge Park Cottage.
Peter and Victoria Jones.
01225 837 545.