"Winner of VISITSCOTLAND'S Thistle award for "The Best Accommodation provider" in Central, Tayside and Fife. Winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from Tripadvisor for the 8th year running and rated 9.3 out of 10 by Booking.com.
Kingfisher is a beautiful 5 star, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom holiday chalet that can sleep up to 4 people. With a spacious, open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits from large double glazed sliding patio doors leading to a private decking with garden furniture and BBQ offering unrestricted views over Loch Dochart, Glen Dochart, the famous Ben More and the surrounding mountains. A truly magnificent Highland setting and a view that will be hard to beat from a self catering holiday chalet on mainland Scotland.
The chalet benefits from a galley style kitchen with Bosch and Siemen appliances. This includes a Bosch double oven, Siemens larder fridge/freezer and a built in Bosch microwave and dishwasher. There is a Bosch ceramic hob and wine cooler. A Mega flow hot water system provides plenty of piping hot water and excellent water pressure for power showers.
With all the comforts from home (and more) the Kingfisher is equipped to a high 5 star standard with a king size double bed in the master bedroom with ensuite shower room, large single beds in the twin bedroom with separate bathroom with large bath and power shower over.
5 star treats include Messentex treated goose down duvets and soft Egyptian cotton bed linen on hotel grade 2000 spring, pocket sprung mattresses with Cashmere top. We pride ourselves on the comfort of our beds. A holiday would not be a holiday without a good night's sleep.
Soft white fluffy towels, bathrobes, face cloth, slippers and Arran Aromatic toiletries. Also included is an entertainment system with 37" LCD TV subscribed to a SKY package Entertainment with Sports, Blu Ray DVD, Nintendo Wii and dedicated WiFi router for streaming.
Situated on the Portnellan Estate high on a hillside with commanding views over Glen Dochart, Kingfisher has a magnificent setting with a true Highland landscape all around. Often complimented by the abundance of bird and wild life that an be seen on the estate it is not unusual to see the deer meandering off the hill and passing nearby the chalet.
The Portnellan Estate has been privately owned by the same family for well over 30 years and offers fantastic facilities to include fresh run salmon and trout fishing on the estate lochs and river, mountain bikes with plenty of trails on and off road for all abilities. Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and rowing boats on the river and loch. Clay pigeon shooting can also be arranged. Unlimited Wifi is available as well as a Weber gas BBQ (upon request), DVD library and a large selection of board games. We can even offer eggs from the chickens on the estate and a selection of organic meat products fresh from a farm locally. perfect for the BBQ or home cooking.
The Portnellan Estate is so centrally located for exploring Central/West Scotland with known landmarks only a short distance away. Oban 45 mins, Stirling, Fort William and Glasgow just over an hour. Edinburgh 1.5 hours. Glen Coe and all it beholds is less than 40 mins drive and the bonnie shores of Loch Lomond are 20 mins by car. Other areas include the truly beautiful Glen Lyon and Loch Tay, Glen Etive, Glen Lochay and Glen Orchy all within the local area.
Whether you are looking for the adrenaline rush of adventure or lazy days on your doorstep, out and about on the many hills in the local area or exploring one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, Portnellan and the Kingfisher offers the warmest welcome for your return.
This beautiful accommodation is available for short breaks, weeks or longer.
"A really great base for exploring this beautiful part of Scotland, and lots to keep the family occupied, from canoes and bikes, to games and DVD's. Lodge very clean, well maintained and equipped, and with plenty of its own space. The loch and mountain views, the peace and restfulness of the place, even the purity of the tap water, all make you want to stay. Review posted 13th August."
"My daughter rented two cottages at Portnellan for the celebration of her 21st birthday. We had no idea what to expect before we arrived, and we had travelled from the United States to attend her birthday. The magic of Portnellan added to the magic of seeing my daughter turn 21. What a beautiful location, and the cottages were lovely vacation homes with everything we could need."
"Everyone had a terrific time, the young ones and us old-timers! Thank you to the gracious staff (namely Cameron's family.) You made us feel welcome and made her celebration a delight!"
"I highly recommend these cottages for anyone who loves a magical place to sleep and roam in one of the most magical places I've ever been! Review posted 14th August."
"Outstanding as usual. A warm welcome from Cameron and family. Spotlessly clean lodge , stunning scenery and great touring base. Would recommend this to anyone looking for luxury self catering in Scotland. Review posted 12th August"