Downstairs the Bothy is a practical space to base your adventures. The room features a simple kitchen, space to enjoy a good meal, a perch to study a map or sip a coffee along with comfortable armchairs to read a good book in front of the woodburning stove.
The stairs are original, steep and narrow, they are not for everyone but the hatch opening leads to a cosy bedroom. Scandinavian style with combed ceilings with a view of over open water and the hills beyond.
The shower room is a 20 step dash around the back of the bothy. A great opportunity to take in the starry sky, the roaring of the stags or the drumming of the snipe! Clean and warm, this is exclusively for Bothy guests.
The kitchen includes a double hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle. Hot water is available in both the kitchen and the shower room.
The bedroom includes a king bed and a single fold up bed suitable for an adult or child. Children love the bothy but need to be supervised especially on the stairs.
Dogs are welcome in the Bothy, we only ask that they stay downstairs. There is also a kennel available for daytime use.
There is secure, indoor storage available for bicycles, as well as an outdoor tap and hosepipe.
We live across the yard and are happy to recommend a walk, somewhere to visit or help identify the wildlife you have observed.
The Bothy is part of our working farm, we will be out feeding the cattle, filling the log shed or cracking on with a project. If we can, we will happily introduce you to our highland life and our herd of native cattle.
We are equally happy to leave guests to their own devices to recharge batteries and make the most of the peace and tranquillity of our lovely glen.
From the door of the Bothy, guests can wander through the woods and up onto the hill, or across the fields and down to the river. Play in the walled garden or spot the flora or fauna. When organised in advance, we offer a guided Land Rover tour of the hill ground with red deer and other wildlife to identify and breathtaking views for photography opportunities. We are also able to organise river or loch fishing and stalking.
‘An island surrounded by heather-clad mountains’ – Rannoch stretches from the wild moor in the west, down the eleven miles of unspoilt loch to Kinloch Rannoch village and on to the slopes of Schiehallion, one of Scotland’s most iconic mountains, the 'hill of the fairies'.
We recommend not being in a hurry. The glen has so much to enjoy, whether it’s experiencing the windswept munro summits, gazing at the dark night sky, wandering through the ancient Caledonian forest, or listening to the diverse local wildlife. The peace and tranquillity of remote Rannoch is a welcome escape from urban life and the ultimate boost to health and wellbeing.
Rannoch is a naturalist’s paradise. We still get a thrill from watching the black grouse lekking, spying a pine marten, stumbling across a patch of wild orchids, or the sound of the whooper swans taking flight off the still Dunalastair Water.
For the adventurer the walks are plentiful, the quiet winding roads are popular with cyclists, and there are many opportunities for keen canoeists, climbers and swimmers. For more information visit the rannochandtummel website.
Wrap up well (good waterproofs are a must) and enjoy exploring the highlands, but on the days that the weather isn’t kind, our choice would be a drive around Loch Rannoch with a stop at Rannoch Station Tea Room for one of Jenny’s delicious cakes, a wander around the village taking in Ian Biggs’ amazing landscape photography at The Shed Gallery and a pause at the roaring Allt Mhor waterfall. Further afield visit a magnificent Castle, tour a distillery or take home some Scottish country style from the celebrated House of Bruar.
One of the joys of Rannoch is being so remote and far from city life, yet we are only around two hours’ drive from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness. If you are looking to explore Highland Perthshire then either two or four wheels is a must. There are three roads leading into Glen Rannoch, one from House of Bruar, one from Pitlochry and one via Aberfeldy – why not arrive one way and leave another? We are located 2 miles east of Kinloch Rannoch village, on the road to Aberfeldy.
Exhausted city slickers – your holiday starts as you board the new Caledonian Sleeper carriages on a truly romantic journey to Rannoch Station on the West Highland Line, alighting early in the morning into the wilds of Rannoch Moor. We are happy to help arrange transport from and to the station. Blair Atholl and Pitlochry stations are also within reach.
We offer guided Land Rover tours up onto the high moorland, with spectacular views over Loch Rannoch and out to Glencoe, and the chance of seeing and photographing wild Red Deer, Red Grouse and native birds of prey. Tours can be requested in advance or during your stay. Prices and timings will be tailored to suit you.
The Bothy is being thoroughly cleaned and sterilised after each guest in accordance with Government guidelines using industry recommended products. Hand sanitiser and antibacterial cleaning products are provided for guest use. We are working hard to keep ourselves and our guests happy and healthy!