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Sleeps 17 adults Bedrooms 9 Bathrooms 5 Pets 2 Welcome Region Perthshire Town/village Kinloch Rannoch
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Isolated Highland Lodge, near Kinloch Rannoch (045)

There are few places in the world where our footprints have not scarred the landscape, but this is one of them. If you ache for quiet splendour in peaceful surrounds come no further.

In a spectacular setting on a 34,000 acres estate, this Victorian shooting lodge is the perfect location to explore the untouched Scottish wilderness. With breathtaking scenery overlooking Loch Ericht, with frequent reports of Golden Eagles sighted overhead, it is surrounded by a ha-ha and deer fence to keep the deer off the lawn. Fishing is available for trout on the loch in season and you are welcome to bring your own boat.

Within, you know you are in a traditional shooting lodge, with antlers on the wall, tartan throughout and a roaring fire in the drawing room. It is ideal for 12 adults and 5 children, with the dining table seating 12 only. The bedrooms are scattered throughout the top floors, each with their own unique and cosy charm. A gamekeeper’s cottage is a short distance away to the rear. Accessible by an 11 mile private road, which is not open to the public, the lodge is not available during the winter months.

As a Highland lodge should look like...Relax and unwind in front of an open fireAn elegant room for formal dining in styleThe rustic kitchen is well equippedThe TV room offers a bit of extra spaceAn additional sitting room This is a shooting lodge in the traditional styleAll the accommodation is located on the floors above

Living Space

Reception rooms

Access is normally via the kitchen to the rear, as this is where the parking is, and it is easier to use this entrance. Off the T-shaped corridor, which are bedecked with many antlers, is the sitting room, which enjoys views over the loch. There are comfortable sofas and plush armchairs to relax and unwind in the warmth of the fire. Sitting here is like sitting in a showroom of how a traditional shooting lodge should look – but this is the real thing. Furthermore there are two more rooms to enjoy, a smaller TV room and a study with board games for family members to enjoy playing a game of their choosing. Additionally there is a games room that houses a table football table which is ideal for entertaining children.

Kitchen / Dining

The dining room is a traditional shooting lodge room with fine pictures of fishing scenes and antiques throughout. The dining table seats 8/10 people, and is limited to this number due to the size of the mahogany table that fits this room. The kitchen is to be found along the corridor and is a lovely country kitchen. With table and chairs for up to 8 people, there is plenty of space for people to chat whilst a nominated cook gets about their business. A large stainless steel cooking range is ideal for catering for the whole of the lodge and there is a larder next door for storing foodstuffs, with a chest freezer at the front. 

  • BBQ
  • CD Player
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Ghillie available
  • Freezer, chest
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Garden Furniture
  • Helicopter landing pad
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Oven, hob, gas, electric
  • Playroom
  • Private jetty for boat access
  • Remote getaway
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • TV, Sky
  • Views, stunning
  • Walking, hill
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Water Views
Room 1 is a classic shooting lodge bedroom with amazing viewsRoom 2 is a spacious and elegant twin room in the first floor Room 3 is a traditional bedroom on the first floorThe view from this bathroom is quite spectacularRoom 4 is a cosy single bedroom on the first floorRoom 5 is a beautifully furnished double room with en-suite showerThe en-suite shower room for room 5 on the first floorRoom 6 is a bright twin room on the second floorRoom 7 is a double room on the second floorRoom 8 is pretty twin bedroom on the second floor Bathroom on the upper floorRoom 9 is a double room on the second floorBathroom on the ground floor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 17

Accommodation is provided for a group of 17 in 9 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms and 2 shower rooms, as follows:

Ground floor

bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin.

First floor, Main section

Bedroom 1, double room, with double bed, which is zip-and-link and can be converted to a twin bedded room if required;

Bedroom 2, twin room, with two single beds, which are zip-and-link and can be converted to a double bed if required; w.c, with w.c and wash hand basin;

Bedroom 3, twin room, with two single beds;

Bedroom 4, single room, with single bed; shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin; bathroom, with bath only and wash hand basin.

First floor, Wing section

Bedroom 5, double room, with double bed, with en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin. (Please note this does not connect to main section on this floor.)

Second floor

Bedroom 6, twin room, with two single beds;

Bedroom 7, double room, with king size double bed; w.c, with w.c and wash hand basin; bathroom, with bath only, w.c and wash hand basin;

Bedroom 8, twin room, with two single beds;

Bedroom 9, double room, with double bed.

  • 1 Single Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 3 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 4 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
Enjoy your summer holiday at this wonderful locationA Golden Eagle's eye view of the propertyA dramatic setting in all weathersThe views are endless from all anglesWorth the travel at the end of an 11 mile private road The aerial view of the lodge and area

Grounds & Surrounds

Located 65 miles north west of Perth, travelling the length of Loch Rannoch, where the access point to the locked gate is found. From here, it is now an 11 mile private track, which is a mix of hard surface and tarmac, which is not suitable for low slung vehicles, which leads to the lodge on the edge of Loch Ericht. Please note that the tarmac surface was updated in 2017 and the second section of the road is particularly good.

For those wishing to bring a boat, there is access to the loch via a boat ramp close-by. Fishing for wild brown trout from the bank of the loch is included within the rental. The nearest village is Kinloch Rannoch, which is 19 miles away, where a village store and a hotel can be located, with the nearest shopping to be found at Pitlochry, 43 miles away. The nearest golf courses are to be found in Blair Atholl and Pitlochry.


Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen & towels; electricity and an initial supply of logs.

Notes & Warnings

Whilst this property can supply a cot & highchair. Please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival.

Stag and Hen bookings, may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval. Neither the Owner nor the Agent will accept any liability should a booking be confirmed as a consequence of non-disclosure of the above which may later result in a booking cancellation by the Owner. For more information on this matter please speak to a member of our staff.

Dogs are welcomed on the ground floor of this property only, the returnable GHD charge of £500 is increased to £1,000 for those bringing dogs.

This lodge has no landline telephone and mobile reception is poor apart from Vodaphone.

There is a private water supply at this property, which is checked and approved on an annual basis by the local authority.

LocationKinloch Rannoch

Kinloch Rannoch is a village located by Loch Rannoch surrounded by mountains including the impressive Schiehallion. This is a great base for water based activities on the loch and walking in the hills. Access is via Tummel Bridge and Pitlochry. The Perthshire town is easily accessible, being just off the A9 road, and is considered a gateway to the Highlands. Located on the River Tummel and with a spectacular highland hills backdrop the area is ideal for walkers and cyclists. Killiecrankie wooded gorge is a beautiful landscape to discover. The setting of a battle during the Jacobite uprisings, you can learn its history at the Visitors Centre, and for daredevils, bungee jumping is available! The nearby Atholl Palace is now a museum, and has beautiful grounds and gardens to explore, and the magnificent Blair Castle is also open to the public. For any nature lovers, the Explorers Garden would be worth a visit, the gardens represent the exploration into world flora, with specimens from all over the world.


Perthshire is a natural choice for visitors as geographically it is in the very heart of Scotland. Its popularity is no wonder; with the lush lowland pastures of the south meeting the rugged grandeur of the Highlands, this county is beautifully rich in scenery and magnificent landscapes. The old county of Kinross-shire is now generally considered to be part of this region, and the local council area is now called Perth and Kinross. Kinross sits beside the beautiful Loch Leven, with Lochleven Castle nearby. The central point is the city of Perth, the fair city bustles with life, with the river Tay running through it. The impressive Scone Palace is nearby, which was the crowning place for Scottish Kings. Perthshire is also home to the world famous Gleneagles Hotel and leisure complex. This is also Big Tree Country, with the world's highest hedge at Meikleour, Europe's oldest tree, the widest conifer in Britain, the sole survivor from Shakespeare's Birnam Wood and many more fascinating trees. Why not visit Glenshee and take part in some skiing, or try mountain biking through the many hills and glens. Blair Castle is an impressive site, and with expansive grounds and an adventure playground, will entertain the whole family. 

Highlands and Islands

This region takes in Inverness-shire, Ross-shire, Sutherland, Caithness and the islands include the Inner and Outer Hebrides as well as Orkney and the Shetland islands. For spectacular scenery the Highlands of Scotland provides some of the best, with a huge expanse of area full of mountains, lochs and glens full of romance, wildlife and scenic beauty. The heritage of this area includes Culloden, taking the ferry to the Isle of Skye or just taking in one of the many castles like Eilean Donan. There is also an immense range of wildlife to be found. 


Area Perthshire Type of location Private Estate Nearest shop 19 miles Nearest supermarket 43 miles Nearest pub 19 miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh 104 miles
Nearest Train Station
Pitlochry 43 miles
Rannoch 19 miles
Highland escape on the edge of a lochThe views of the Scottish Highlands are magnificentLynn of TummelHouse of Bruar emporium is worth a visitA view across Loch Rannoch


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26th April 2018 Excellent 

Best holiday ever. We would highly recommend Scot Castle to all.

Service rating : Wonderful to hear. We'd love to welcome you back. 
Product : Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. We'd love to welcome you back. 

12th April 2018 Great 

On the one hand a little kind of hunting lodge castle thing which was great, on the other hand it requires some more care and updating.

Further to our conversation, I've since spoken with the Estate Manager and fed back your feedback on the kitchen and other areas you felt could be improved from good to great with a little thought and additional housekeeping. It was nice to hear you felt the ambiance overall was excellent and that you'd like to return again next year on the basis some of the areas identified were addressed.  Thanks for sparing the time to talk to me about your experience and I'm delighted you had a wonderful time and loved the property. 

21st August 2016 Excellent 

The An Tochailt lodge is located at a very beautiful, quiet and unique location within less than 100 metres of the shore of Loch Ericht. It is isolated, with no nearby houses and away from the village of Dalwhinnie and only accessible by a secured gravel road, meaning there is very little traffic. From within you have a superb view on the Loch and adjoining mountains.

It is luxuriously and stylishly decorated and upon our arrival we were greeted by the smell of freshly chopped wood in the fireplace - which you can use if you want, there are detailed operating instructions. The heating had already been turned on (slightly as it wasn't that cold in the summer), making us feel instantly welcome. The lodge was very clean as well, we were able to walk barefooted to enjoy the feel of the authentic wooden floor and carpets without getting dirty feet :) The rooms and especially the bathrooms were spacious (very large showers) and comfortable.

Staying here was one of our highlights of our visit to the Highlands of Scotland. Hearthily recommended!

Service rating : Many thanks for your excellent feedback, we are thrilled to hear you found the service impeccable and all questions were answered swiftly for you. Great to also hear you found our new payment page accessible via the website.

Product : Having visited this delightful lodge myself I couldn't agree with you more, it's very well appointed and beautifully furnished for group holidays. You couldn't get closer to Loch Ericht if you tried!

So pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the surroundings, it sounds like you had a welcoming arrival and found the lodge very well equipped.

We'd love to help with future holidays, don't forget to claim your loyalty discount next time!

7th March 2016 Excellent 

Stunning location, quality property which was very well equipped, lots to do within easy reach, highly recommended.

Service rating : Thank you for your review, I am chuffed to hear you found the service excellent and would definitely recommend Scotts Castles - I was delighted to of helped with your last minute plans for a week away in Scotland and by all means please don't hesitate to ever get back in touch if you require any assistance in the future.
Product : Totally agree having visited the lodge myself that it’s in a truly stunning location and very well equipped for groups of up to 8. I am delighted to hear you had an excellent time and would highly recommend the lodge, don't forget to claim your loyalty discount if you wish to re book with us again.

19th November 2014 Great 

Great property, very isolated - exactly what we looked for. The access to the property was secured and easy. However, we were a bit disappointed by the double beds - there was only 1 and it was quite small. As a couple we had only 1 choice, and it was also the only room where there was a leek during the heavy rain on Friday and it started to get inside the room.

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you found our booking process quick and easy. The only fee we charge on top of the advertised rental is a £20 booking fee for our service, so were a little unsure which extra fee’s you are referring too, but please let us know if you have any further information so we may investigate.

Great that you liked the property and the location was what you had hoped for! The lodge was booked as advertised on our website, but by all means if you require different bedroom configurations next time, just let us know and we could always help with the search for you. Sorry to hear about the leak in the bedroom, we hope the estate office being first point of contact for any issues during your stay, were able to help resolve this quickly for you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us again in the future, we would be happy to help.

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

26th August 2014 Excellent 

Amazing Lodge- comfortable, spacious and full of character, clean and well equipped

Thank you for your comments following your stay in this lovely lodge, and hope you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful part of Scotland! Please let us know if we can help with planning any future trips!

Scotts Castle Holidays

12th June 2014 Great 

We really enjoyed staying at an Tochailt it was a beautiful house in a beautiful location and yet again everyone couldn't have been nicer.

Many thanks for your feedback, great to hear that our service was helpful and that you all enjoyed your stay at An Tochailt.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again in the future if you would like to book another property again.

Scotts Castle Holidays

16th April 2014 Excellent 

A wonderful place to stay. Staff was helpful, scenery wonderful. Central Location, quite, private. Perfect!

Thank you for your comments, so pleased we could help with your holiday plans!

It's great to hear you had a fabulous time at this property, enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again in the future.

Scotts Castle Holidays

9th August 2013 Excellent 

Lovely accomodation in a wonderful location.

Thank you very much for your feedback, this lodge is in an amazing location and we hope you had a lovely holiday! Please do not hesitate to get back in touch if we can assist with any future holidays to Scotland.

Scotts Castle Holidays

4th September 2013 Excellent 

In excellent condition and well provisioned for our stay. Enjoyed meeting mr. Macgregor. Fantastic spot.

Glad you enjoyed this beautiful property and its superb location!

Dont forget to claim your loyalty discount should you wish to re book again next year!

Scotts Castle Holidays

9th November 2012 Excellent 

The lodge is in a breathtaking setting and is beautifully furnished inside. Couldn't have wished for more.

Many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful stay, and enjoyed this beautiful Lodge. If we can be of any assistance with future trips, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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