In a woodland setting with an abundance of wildlife and views of the mountains.
About Sophia Melville
We have been the custodians of Pitlandie Wood since it was purchased in 2002. Amounting to a little over 100 acres of mainly woodland with a few paddocks it is a little sanctuary. We have had the first of two contemporary style lodges built in the wood and we are the nearest neighbours to the lodge and live approximately 200 metres away. My husband is a forestry consultant and maintains all the grounds around Pitlandie. Single handedly he landscaped the grounds around the lodge, our cottage, gardens and woodland area. I am a professional cook and cater and bake for private functions. By prior arrangement, I can supply freshly prepared meals using the finest seasonal produce, for our guests staying in the lodge.
Why Sophia Melville chose Perth
The Lodge is bespokely designed to offer luxury accommodation for six people. It is made of Siberean larch and situated in acres of private woodland with a pond and stunning views of the mountains beyond. The lodge is of a very high standard oozing luxury with a spacious wet room and STEAM room to relax in. Internally it is equipped with all mod cons and externally the large deck with table and chairs is perfect for dining alfresco.
What makes this Chalet unique
Our unique features at Pitlandie Wood Lodge are the total seclusion in a stunning setting with panoramic views accross to the mountains. A sanctuary with numerous private woodland walks and an abundance of wildlife. A little gem!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
No smoking allowed in the lodge.
£25 per dog per week. Maximum 2 dogs
You are responsible for your children at all times
The lodge should be left as it was upon arrival otherwise guests will be liable for any cleaning charges. All damages to be reported and paid for.
You are limited to the number of persons on your booking form. Casual overnight guests are not permitted unless agreed in advance with the owner.
We reserve the right to charge additionally for over occupancy, damage or additional cleaning. No fires in the grounds.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Idyllic, beautiful, tranquil
I booked this lodge for a relaxing family holiday and it exceeded my expectations. It was the most beautiful, relaxing place. The lodge was gorgeous and catered for all our needs. My son-in-law was using crutches at the time and the accessibility and wet room were perfect. The private wood was stunning and tranquil and we enjoyed evenings on the decking with lots of space for the dog to run around safely.
The area itself was stunning, with lots of walks and breathtaking scenery.
The owners, Sophia and Rodderick are just lovely and are there to help if needed.
I cannot recommend this place enough and would definitely go back for another holiday.
Thank you very much for your kind comments and we are delighted that you and your family had a lovely, relaxing holiday here at Pitlandie . We do hope that you will be able to make a return visit at some point in the future. Best wishes Sophia and Roddy
Amazing secluded cottage and grounds
We had the most relaxing May weekend away at this cottage. The cottage and grounds are immaculate, really well maintained and very comfortable.
We went as a party of 6 and a dog (2 children and 4 adults) and there is something for everybody. We all loved the freedom of having a huge outdoor space to explore and enjoy to ourselves.
The location itself is ideal; walkable distance to the next village and within close driving distance to lots of things to see and do.
Thanks to our host Sophia, we are already planning our return visit!!
Many thanks Julia for your kind comments. We are thrilled that you had a relaxed stay here at Pitlandie and enjoyed the woodland walks and discovered our local pub!! We look forward to seeing you all again at some point soon. Best wishes Sophia and Roddy
Most amazing location
We arrived with many a plan to visit around the area..... but once we were in the lodge, we didn’t leave again until the end of our trip when we got in the car to go home!! We found the lodge and surroundings to be absolutely perfect. The most tranquil place ever..... will definitely be returning!
Thank you for your kind comments Ben. We are so pleased you had a lovely relaxed stay here at Pitlandie and enjoyed your break.
We look forward to seeing you on a return visit.
Best wishes Sophia and Roddy
Relaxing and tranquil space
From booking to departing, Sophia was so attentive to our needs. The lodge and surrounding woodland is a perfect location for those seeking sanctuary and luxury. We were instantly at home with the amenities and comfort. With such busy work life’s we welcomed this perfect place within just 10 min from great food shopping. Fabulous restaurants which accommodate dogs, we were truly spoilt! Can’t wait to return x
Thank you Sam for your kind and encouraging comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here at Pitlandie and you had a relaxed holiday in Scotland. We do hope that you can make a return visit at some point in the future. Best wishes Sophia and Roddy.
Best holiday ever!
We spent two wonderful weeks at Pitlandie Wood Lodge. The lodge is really exceptional, very well equipped with everything we needed (and much more - even a hand blender is available). We enjoyed the calmness, the stunning view and the private woodlands (the first time every we could do our jogging rounds at "our" land - both the runners and the accompanying dog were more than happy). The steam room was a really nice extra treat – the kids loved it!
Sophia is a splendid host; discrete, but always available when asked for help or advice. Her recommendations covered everything from local shopping and restaurants (try the Indish takeaway when you do not feel like cooking!) to places worth exploring. We followed her guidance and visited St. Andrews, Glencoe and Loch Ness (our absolute favourites), Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, but also did local hikes (try Birnam Hill, a nice (although steep) climb with great views and a first impression of the great, rough Scottish landscape - just a 10 minutes’ drive away). With the exception of Glencoe and Loch Ness, all places were reachable within an hour as were Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow - the lodge is nicely located for exploring large parts of Scotland. We will certainly come back to see more of Scotland with Sophia's help (she has so many more recommendations that we will love to check-out - and we still have our first Munro to climb). Thank you very much indeed, Sophia, for two most remarkable weeks and the best holidays ever!
Thank you so much for taking the time to do such a lovely review for us. Your feedback and comments are really important and show us how we can continually improve our service. Roddy and I are so pleased you and your family had a lovely stay here at Pitlandie and enjoyed your holiday in Scotland. We hope that you will be able to make a return visit at some point in the future. Best wishes to you all Sophia and Roddy
Amazing lodge and beautiful location
We have just returned from a wonderful week at Pitlandie Wood. 5 of us (3 kids) and a dog have has a fantastic time.
This is a beautiful lodge located in a really lovely part of Scotland. Close enough to Perth to enjoy amenity and facilities... Tesco is only 10 mins away and also deliver, but far enough away to feel remote.
Its also a great base for exploring. Edinburgh was close enough to enjoy a city day trip, the cairngormes (Bruar falls) was an equal direction in the opposite direction.
The site is so so peaceful, 6 acres of woodland sit at the side of the lodge with fields and hills in the view from the decking area. Its was a dream for the kids and dog who were continuously exploring and playing out.. a welcome change from computers.
The lodge is great. It was clean, cosy and really well equipped. The kids loved the steam room.
The hosts are also really nice. They are attentive to your needs and really helped make our holiday special weeks before we even got there.
I would totally recommend this place.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and feedback. We are so pleased that you, your family and your dog had a lovely relaxing break here at Pitlandie, enjoying the peace, views and woodland walks. We do hope that you will be able to make a return visit at some point in the future and explore more of Scotland. Best wishes Sophia and Roddy
Moneydie is a small hamlet in central Perthshire, two miles west of Luncarty and six miles northwest of Perth.
Perthshire is an excellent starting point from which to explore Scotland as this county is home to some of Scotland’s most scenic countryside. It offers excellent opportunities for active and passive recreation, from observing wildlife to partaking in outdoor sports including fishing, golf, white water rafting, hill walking, visiting historic sites and for the art enthusiasts there are numerous theatres and craft centres. We also have a number of award winning restaurants in the locality.
OUT DOOR ACTIVITIES
Perthshire is also known as the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Scotland. Here are just a few of the adventure options available to you:
GOLF: Perthshire is home to some of the finest golf courses in the world, including: St Andrews (the oldest course in the world); Gleneagles (awarded ‘Best Golf Resort in the World’); and, Dunkeld and Birnam (a local course in a glorious woodland setting).
Nae Limits: an award-winning outdoor activity centre offering a huge range of adventure activities such as tackling some of Scotland’s best WHITE WATER RAFTING, canyoning and quad-biking. There are activities for all adventure levels, even for 5 year-olds!
Highland Safari: an award-winning SAFARI company offering Land-Rover, cycling and walking safaris through the Perthshire Highlands. Enjoy the great outdoors and come face-to-face with some of Scotland’s most iconic wildlife, including the Red Deer, the Golden Eagle, The Famous Grouse and Mountain Hare.
FISHING: Whatever your ability, you have the choice of fishing on a tranquil inland loch to beautifully wild Highland rivers. Some of the best Salmon fishing beats in the world are found on our local River Tay.
For the young adventourous ones there is Active Kids which encompasses activities from babies to 11 year olds.
Going Potty in Dunkeld, a wee pottery centre where children can create their own masterpiece.
Discover why Perthshire is known as ‘Big Tree Country’ by exploring one of the many local woodland walks. Here is a list of our favourites:
A walk through the majestic Douglas fir and pine forest at The Hermitage, home to some of Britain’s tallest trees. Salmon can be seen leaping up the Black Linn waterfall during September and October as they head up stream to spawn.
Visit the Yew Tree in Fortingall, thought to be the oldest living thing in Europe at 5,000 years old.
Take in the breath-taking scenery and abundance of native wildlife on one of the many walks through the famous Cairngorm National Park, home to some of the UK’s highest mountains. There are walks to suit all abilities.
CULTURE AND CASTLES
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Known as the ‘Theatre in the Hills’ showing critically-acclaimed shows of a ‘West End’ standard.
Birnam Arts Centre: Successful multi-arts centre offering a diverse programme of high quality performances in music, theatre, dance and comedy as well as a wide range of workshops and activities for children.
Perth Theatre: One of Scotland’s oldest theatres, showing international comedy, theatre, dance and music.
CASTLES - Scotland, particularly Perthshire is bursting with castles and Palaces. Here are some local ones:
Scone Palace - Steeped in history was once the crowning place of the Scottish kings.
Blair Castle - The seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home to Europe's last remaining private army - The Atholl Highlanders.
Drummond Castle and Gardens - One of Europe's and Scotland's most impressive gardens dating back to the 17th Century. the ancient yew hedge was planted by Oueen Victoria in 1842.
The garden has featured in adverts and films, most notably the film, Rob Roy.
Huntingtower Castle - built in the 15 and 16 Century with two fine towers and a splendid painted ceiling. King James VI was held captive in the castle for 10 months.
Scotland is the home of whisky and here in Perthshire we have some of the smallest and oldest distilleries to choose from. Take a tour and enjoy a dram!!
Edradour: world renowned as the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland.
Glenturret: is the oldest distillery in Scotland and home to The Famous Grouse.
Dewar’s World of Whisky: have a go at blending your own whisky.
Strathearn Distillery: why not try their whisky-infused gin.
Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow are big retail centres offering all the major high street shops and department stores. Pitlochry, Dunkeld and Aberfeldy offer more in the way of independent, boutique shopping. For those looking for a flavour of Scotland then why not head to House of Bruar. They are the UK’s leading Scottish country clothing specialists, selling world renowned traditional tweeds and fine cashmeres.