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1 of 37Barn Cottage, beautifully located by the Falls of Dochart
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Delightful cottage in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Barn Cottage is to be found tucked down a secluded private farm estate road, just metres from the centre of the bustling highland village of Killin at the south end of Loch Tay. The property couldn't be better located surrounded by beautiful woodland scenery and against the dramatic backdrop of the Falls of Dochart and the mountains beyond. As the name suggests, the property was originally a 200 year old stone barn but has been converted to provide a modern, very well equipped self catering base. It's the perfect get away for those who love the great outdoors or an idyllic place to relax and enjoy the unique and wonderful riverside gorge setting. Killin is close to being at the very geographical centre of Scotland so the...Delightful cottage in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Barn Cottage is to be found tucked down a secluded private farm estate road, just metres from the centre of the bustling highland village of Killin at the south end of Loch Tay. The property couldn't be better located surrounded by beautiful woodland scenery and against the dramatic backdrop of the Falls of Dochart and the mountains beyond. As the name suggests, the property was originally a 200 year old stone barn but has been converted to provide a modern, very well equipped self catering base. It's the perfect get away for those who love the great outdoors or an idyllic place to relax and enjoy the unique and wonderful riverside gorge setting. Killin is close to being at the very geographical centre of Scotland so the location gives you access to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Perth as well as fantastic countryside.
Inside, this holiday cottage has been modernised to create a relaxed homely atmosphere with everything you need for a happy self-catering holiday. The property has been sympathetically converted to provide quirky upside down accommodation with the bright and airy living quarters on the first floor thoughtfully making best use of the amazing views of the white water rapids and pools. Indeed otters have been spotted fishing in the pools from the window. The original 'hayloft' now forms a contemporary open-plan kitchen/dining/lounge with every convenience and once where the hay was pitched, there's now a little juliet balcony catching the morning sun.
Downstairs there are two cosy bedrooms and a shower room with WC and underfloor heating on the ground floor. All rooms have electric panel heaters. The heated porch offers a place to dry off wet coats, ski gear, wellies and dogs. Wifi, a smart tv, plus two additional freeview tvs with dvd player, NOW box, Chromecast and loads of great films are provided, as well as a great range of books and information. Board games are to be found in the toy boxes.
There are two private garden areas and plenty of parking with only one other holiday cottage as neighbour and a working farm at the end of the drive. To the front, the garden is gravelled and is spacious enough for kids to run around. The other smaller pretty patio garden area makes a perfect place to sit and enjoy the view. A burn tumbles through the garden plunging down into the river beyond and the sound of the water is mesmerising (it can be noisy too after heavy rains and care should be taken with children when the river is in spate). Both areas have patio furniture for alfresco dining options or bbq.
Step out of the door and enjoy lovely walks along the adjacent wooded river bank or follow the path past the ancient standing stone circle through breathtaking scenery steeped in history and heritage. There are sheep and horses grazing and an abundance of other wildlife so dogs need to be kept under control. You can also stroll to beautiful Loch Tay with its crannogs and picnic on the sandy banks. The pretty Victorian town of Killin itself is charming, blessed with the famed scenic Falls of Dochart at its centre, and with period stone villas and cottages lining the main street and spread out beyond. Killin's setting with the Falls rushing into the loch and people kitted out in hiking gear for a day on the hills gives the village an almost alpine flavour. In summer, visitors spill out from the local inn, beer in hand, admiring the Falls and children are thrilled at being able to clamber over the rocks. There are a range of eateries, gift shops, local Coop supermarket, hardware shop, many pubs, tennis and golf courses, moorings, riding - all great resort amenities. The lively village community host regular events, the pubs have live music and special mention should be given to the Killin Highland Games, Music Festival and Hogmanay Festivities.
The outdoor centre offers canoe and bike hire but many people come for the fine walks around the mighty mountains and glens. Ben Lawyers rises above Loch Tay and many other munros or less taxing strolls abound. Killin is also a destination on the N7 Sustrans Glasgow to Inverness route via the impressive Glen Ogle.
Scotland's original iconic Glencoe ski centre is less than 45 mins drive with all facilities there. It is also possible to visit the capital, Oban and Loch Ness or even a west coast island for the day.
Pets only allowed with owner's permission. Please include your requirement in your booking request. A fee of £25 per week is chargeable, £15 per weekend.
Extra guests only allowed at owner's discretion and are chargeable.
Please arrange cot, high chair, in advance.
1 Full bath
About the Owner
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
Interaction with guests:
I'm very happy to provide you with lots of information to help with your advance research so you make the most of your stay. I look forward to meeting and greeting you on arrival.and giving you some pointers then on what there is to see and do in the area, the best places to eat, etc.
Throughout your stay I will be contactable and will be only too happy to help you with anything that might crop up.
the cottage itself was great, 2 mins walk from the falls, Killin itself is very friendly. Killing itself is well situated to be a base to head off to many other places.
Karen was very helpful with any questions/requests we had.
We had a very pleasant stay. The cottage felt comfortable and was in a lovely location. It was clean and provided all the usual amenities. Killin is very central for lots of small towns like Aberfeldy and Callander. It is central for walking in the...More
This cottage offers everything you want in a home away from home. Its comfy, has a well stocked kitchen for essentials, good DVD collection and in a great location. It was lovely coming back here after a day of walking/exploring, we really felt as if...More
A perfect place to stay in Scotland. Central to so many areas of outstanding beauty and interest.
The cottage is VERY well equipped with comfy beds (a must). The double in main room has a electric blanket to add to the super comfy bed.
The hills, glens and rivers of this gorgeous area afford vistas that will stop you in your tracks - bring your camera! However, these magnificent highland landscapes are not just for looking at, they offer terrific outdoor adventures, for example:
Cycling - explore a section of the Glasgow-Inverness cycleway. Mountain bikers are spoilt for choice. Rent a mountain bike from the outdoor centre.
Glencoe Mountain Resort for ski and snowboarding is under 45 mins away. Ski touring and climbing equipment is available to hire locally.
Kayakers can enjoy testing their paddling mettle or participate in any of the water sports offered by operators on Loch Tay.
A treasure trove of wildlife experiences to be discovered, try a Highland Safari trip where you're bound to see deer but you migh...
Rail. The only rail transport close to the Killin area is the West Highland Line at Crianlarich station (14 miles / 22 km from Killin). One can get from Killin to Crianlarich using Stirling Council's Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) service.
There is also a local bus service:
Kingshouse Travel C60: Callander – Strathyre – Kingshouse – Lochearnhead – Killin
There are more national bus services within the region in summer than in winter. Bus services pass through Crianlarich reached by DRT service.
Citylink 914: Glasgow - Dumbarton – Loch Lomond - Crianlarich – Tyndrum – Glencoe - Fort William
Citylink 915: Glasgow – Glasgow Airport - Dumbarton – Loch Lomond - Crianlarich – Tyndrum – Glencoe - Fort William – Invergarry – Kyle of Loch