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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights



Middle Lodge, sitting well back from the public road, midway between Garden House and West Lodge was once the Head Keeper's house. Access is bythe B846 from Aberfeldy & Weem, through the Castle Menzies entrance, past the castle front door along the old driveway to Middle Lodge. It has an ideal situation with superb views across the valley, and nestling in at the edge of the valley floor and is a real suntrap in good weather.

About the property


Friendly, family run, holiday cottage, on our working farm, beside historic 15th century Castle Menzies, 2 miles West of Aberfeldy, Perthshire in the Scottish Highlands. A comfortable, traditionally stone built, centrally heated cottage. Renovated to a high standard, separate and secluded but easily accessible. Log fire available if desired. In the exact geographical centre of Scotland, - Loch Ness, Aberdeen, Oban, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Inverness all within 2hr drive. Book a safari to experience Scotland at heights of nearly 3000` with the chance of seeing Eagle, Deer, Arctic Hare, Red grouse. In Aberfeldy Distillery, ‘Dewar's World of Whisky’ tells the Dewar's Story learn the secrets of fine blended whisky. Golfers can chose from 4 local courses, 5 within 20 miles, St Andrews 1 hour.

Kate McDiarmid
Member since: 2007
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been coming up to Scotland for 25 years but never have we found such an enchanting and comfortable house as yours. North Wales.

What a lovely place to stay! It is such a comfortable house in such a lovely setting. A deer in the front garden and woodpeckers in the woods.

We’ll be back for Easter next year!’


Arranging accommodation on the internet is akin to buying a pig in a poke – but West Lodge has been a wonderful choice and more than fulfilled our expectations. It is beautifully appointed – bright, cheerful, warm (even in the snow!) and very pleasant with every comfort and convenience.

The situation is ideal for exploring this part of Scotland.

Halifax, CANADA
Nov 2007
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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Madrid, Spain

Just Perfect

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We always rent apartments and hotels and have been traveling Europe extensively for several years with our three young children. This house is the best-equipped property we have stayed in so far! We could have lived here a year and wanted for nothing. Apart from that, the house is gorgeous, super comfortable and located next to a Shetland pony AND a castle so the kids thought they had died and gone to heaven...and when THEY have a good time, we all have a good time...

Many thanks to the house owners, who answered all of my questions in advance and gave me some helpful information on where to go and what to see. Most appreciated.

I would thoroughly recommend this house to anyone with or without family.


  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Edinburgh or Glasgow
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Aileen Chraggan
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Aileen Chraggan
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Car: necessary

Aberfeldy is our local small market town. It is the original old market town for Highland Perthshire serving a widely scattered rural population. It is the geographical Heart of Scotland, and an ideal centre for touring. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow are about one and a half hours drive away. The clan chieftains of Menzies, and Campbell, once ruled the area. But latterly families like the Wills of tobacco fame, Sir Donald Currie the shipping magnate, Nairns of the linoleum empire, have lived in the area, and now J K Rowlings of Harry Potter fame, has her holiday home at Killiechassie, 1 mile from Castle Menzies.

Other Activities: cycling, hill climbing, water sports

Golf: Locally, golfers can chose from the challenging 18 holes around the magnificent James Braid course at Taymouth Castle, the 18 hole layout at Aberfeldy by the Tay or the attractive 9 holes at Kenmore and Strathtay. Within a half-hour plus drive there are a further 5 splendid 18-hole golf courses; at Pitlochry, Crieff, Killin, Dunkeld and Blairgowrie (Rosemount). Gleneagles around 45 minutes and St Andrews just over one hour away via Dundee.



Aberfeldy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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