Kindrochit Farmhouse is situated in Ardtalnaig on the Rob Roy Way and Cycle Route 7, at roughly the mid-point between Killin and Kenmore. This makes it an ideal location for walkers, cyclists and other visitors wishing to explore this part of Highland Perthshire. The owners live in Kindrochit Farmhouse and run an events business from here. WildFox Events organises Adventure Challenges and by prior arrangement can also offer a range of activities for guests for example archery, paintballing and kayaking There are several accommodation options both at Kindrochit and within the village of Ardtalnaig.
The Garden Flat, Kindrochit, is a self contained annexe in the owner’s farmhouse looking across fields, over Loch Tay to the Ben Lawers Range beyond. The accommodation consists of a secluded outdoor seating area and own front door leading directly in to a bright twin bedroom with stunning views. There is WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities and two comfortable armchairs in which to relax after a day of exploring. The shower room has been recently fitted with a double shower, WC and washbasin. The flooring throughout the flat is stone/hardwood. The flat is non-smoking. There is ample off-road parking. As access to the flat is up steps and through the garden it is not ideal for anyone with mobility concerns. If you’d like to walk across the fields and down to the private beach on Loch Tay please ask the owners - this is usually no problem but depends on livestock. As this is a working farm the owners are sorry but are unable to welcome pets.
Within a few hundred yards of Kindrochit is Ardtalnaig Lodge which has further bedrooms to help accommodate larger groups. There is also a two bedroom holiday cottage which can be booked for self-catering stays. There are no shops in Ardtalnaig however the owners are usually able to help provide simple meals for an additional cost or they can recommend nearby places to eat. There is no public transport in the area.
Loch Tay Attractions
WildFox Events can arrange a guide to take you up the hill on foot or in a 4 x 4 vehicle. Whether you want to learn about the wildlife or the local folklore we can design a day or half-day to meet your interests. We can also arrange water sports activities and bushcraft skills. There are a choice of inspirational workshops available on request. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loch Tay is a magnificent dark stretch of water, 15 miles (24 km) long and around 508 ft deep.
It’s the largest loch in Perthshire and one of the deepest in Scotland. To the north, the loch is flanked by the impressive bulk of the Ben Lawers mountain range, much of which is designated as a National Nature Reserve. The main A827 road runs high above the loch, west from Kenmore. The contours are gentler on the southern shore and Sustrans Cycle Route Number 7 runs along a quiet unclassified road.
It's hard to believe that ancient settlers once lived on Loch Tay, inhabiting artificially created islands known as crannogs. There are eighteen crannogs on Loch Tay, most are now submerged but a large crannog near the northern shore at Kenmore can be clearly seen. This was the ancient burial place of Queen Sybilla, wife of Alexander King of Scots.
For a real insight into life on Loch Tay 2,500 years ago, visit the Scottish Crannog Centre at Kenmore - Scotland's only authentic recreation of an Iron Age loch dwelling.
Loch Tay is popular with sailing and watersports enthusiasts and the small shingle beach near Kenmore is perfect for sunbathing. At Dalerb, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Kenmore (off the A827) there is a parking area and picnic tables close to the water.
Loch Tay is at the Heart of Scotland, linking West to East. To the west is Stirlingshire, the Gateway to the Highlands, Killin is half a hour from Kindrochit, Glencoe is little more than a hour away. To the east is Kenmore where you can walk in the beautiful grounds of Taymouth Castle, enjoy a meal at a choice of places including The Kenmore Hotel famous as the oldest inn in Scotland, The Courtyard Brasserie with deli and gift shop or the Marina restaurant. Further east is the thriving town of Aberfeldy with a wide variety of shops, eating establishments, a cinema, Aberfeldy Distillery with its Visitor Centre, Highland Safaris is another popular tourist destination a short distance from Aberfeldy.
Alternatively, travel around the loch to the north shore and drive into The Ben Lawers National Park where you can explore an area famed for its botanical riches. The rare mixture of lime-rich underlying rocks, high altitude and climate mean Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve is home to a wide array of plants.
You will find lush vegetation on the lower slopes and rare arctic-alpine plants, like alpine saxifrage and gentians, resting high on the mountain.
The reserve also contains a variety of fauna of particular interest to zoologists. Among the species found on the mountain are red grouse, ptarmigan, ring ouzels and even rarer species, such as Viviparous lizard and wildcats.
The Central Highlands' highest mountain, Ben Lawers is 1,214 m (3,984 ft), providing views from the Atlantic to the North Sea. The reserve takes in nine mountains, covering the southern slopes of both Ben Lawers and Tramachan’s ranges.
When planning your visit the best time to see alpine plants is between June and August.
There are a number of ranger led walks and events taking place throughout the year.