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Sleeps 12 adults Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 6 Pets 2 Welcome Region Perthshire Town/village Blair Atholl

Lodge On The Moor, near Blair Atholl (183)

Hidden away in a moorland setting, this Highland holiday house is an escape from it all, yet well placed to explore Perthshire and beyond.

Accessed via a private woodland, yet only one mile off the main A9 road, this holiday house, set within an 18,000 acre estate, can be found in a secluded spot with open moorland views. Built in 1996 as a stylised version of a shooting lodge which has an excellent use of light and space in the main reception rooms, as well as being practical. It is approached via an uphill private road with hard surface track, which takes you to the back of the house.

The lodge offers all the facilities required for a self-catered holiday, with a large well equipped kitchen, and with the addition of a larder, utility room, TV room and a large drawing room, with picture windows. Access to the TV room and drawing room is via six steps, whilst there are two bedrooms at ground level, the rest of the bedrooms are on the floor above. The combination of comfort and elegance, with a wonderful view, makes for a great holiday house for up to 12 people. It is enclosed by a deer fence. With garden furniture to the front of the house, it is an ideal setting on a summer evening. This is an ideal base to have a family holiday to discover Perthshire and beyond.

The drawing room is spacious enough for the whole party to enjoy the warmth of the open fire.The views are stunning from this holiday homeSnuggle in, in front of a roaring fire in the comfortable traditional drawing roomRelax with a book and glass of wine to hand... The spacious entrance hall of the self catered holiday Lodge on the MoorThe TV room on the lower ground floor is a cosy room to enjoy a dvd, or read a book The fantastic dining room has a high ceiling and feature windows with amazing views There is seating for up to 12 guests, with a fantastic viewThe kitchen has plenty of work space to cook up a feast for the whole groupThe kitchen is well equipped for a self catering group, and has an impressive range cookerStairs leading to accommodation on the first floor The first floor gallery seating area with fantastic beam work above the dining room The utility room has extra storage space

Living Space

Reception rooms

The entrance hall takes you to a large reception hall, which is the central thoroughfare of the house. The large drawing room is accessed by some steps and is located to the front of the house, with views overlooking the moor on three sides. This is a fabulous room with floor to ceiling windows bringing in so much light and offering wonderful moorland scenes. With an open fire at one side of the room, surrounded by comfortable sofas and armchairs, at the other end there is further comfortable seating with a bay window. There is easy access to the outside area, where in the summer months sitting outside would be delightful. Next door is a small TV room, which is functional rather than stylish. Upstairs in the central landing space there is a small seating area above the gallery overlooking the dining room, making this is a pleasant place to socialise in comfort.

Kitchen / Dining

The kitchen is situated centrally next door to the dining room. It is a well designed and planned kitchen with distinctive work area and informal seating area. The cooking area is set within an L-shaped semi-enclosed area and houses an impressive large stainless steel cooking range, with 6-ring gas hobs and double oven. There are plenty of work surfaces and this kitchen could cater for many more than the 12 people advertised. The seating area can house 4 people. Additionally there is a substantial larder and a separate utility room. The dining room is an amazing room, with a high ceiling and a gallery above. The matching table and chairs can seat 10/12 people. With a front view, it also enjoys wonderful views across the moors.

  • Dishwasher, commercial
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer, chest
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Fridge, extra
  • Fridge, Wine Cooler
  • Garden Furniture
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Music, system in drawing room
  • Open Fire
  • Rural and private
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV, Freeview channels
  • Views, stunning
  • Walking, hill
  • Walking, woodland
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Wooded area
  • Oven, hob, double, gas, 6 ring
  • Well equipped kitchen
Room 1, the larger of the two double bedrooms on the ground floor.Room 6 is also located on the ground floor Room 2 is the spacious double bedroom with a mezanine levelThis is the en-suite bathroom for room 2 Room 3, a spacious twin room on the first floor with en-suite The en-suite bathroom for room 3, the twin bedroomRoom 4 is another well presented double room with en-suite bathroom

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 12

Ground floor  - Room 1, double bedroom, with double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; cloakroom, with w.c and wash hand basin; room 6, small double room, with double bed; shower room, with shower unit, w.c and wash hand basin.

First floor -Room 2, double bedroom, with double bed and seating area, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; room 3, twin bedroom, with two single beds, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; room 4, double bedroom, with double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; room 5, double bedroom, with double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • 4 Double Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 1 Double Bedroom With Private Shower Room
Large group self catering holiday lodge with long views across the HighlandsThe holiday lodge enjoys a spectacular remote Highland settingThis lodge is a ramblers dream, set within a 18,000 acre estate.Self catering holiday lodge in the Highlands near Blair Atholl, ScotlandThe views over the moors are endless... bliss.Local Grouse enjoying the estate.The lodge can be found in a secluded spot with open moorland views.

Grounds & Surrounds

Set within 18,000 acres of sporting estate, it is accessed off the main Inverness – Perth route, the A9, onto a hard surface private road that takes you through forest and after 1 mile comes to the lodge. This is located beyond the woodland with the open moor to the front. Blair Atholl is the nearest village, with a village store, pub and hotel. Pitlochry, which is 18 miles away, has a major Coop, shops and restaurants. Nearby is Blair Castle and the Atholl Estate, which offers as extra, a Ranger service and additional activities, like pony trekking, guided land rover tours, fishing on the river or hill lochs can all be arranged. For golfers the nearest golf course is at Blair Atholl. Blair Castle and the House of Bruar are nearby for outings.


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 heating, with initial supply of logs included within the rental.

Notes & Warnings

The access road to the lodge in winter months may have snow and ice and 4WD vehicles will be advised. This property does not accept Stag and Hen Groups.

Dogs are welcomed at this property only.

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.

Whilst this property can supply a 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.

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


LocationBlair Atholl

Blair Atholl is a village that gets a lot of traffic coming through it, even though the main Perth – Inverness route, the A9, by-passes this popular location. Whilst it is an attractive village in its own right, the main focus of attention is visiting the historic Blair Castle, the ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl. The Blair Estate also offers guided tours by rangers on the estate and there are a number of other activities that are great for all the family, including pony-trekking. For walkers there is access to Glen Tilt, which takes you all the way to Braemar. The House of Bruar shopping emporium is nearby and always proves a major hit for shoppers.


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 11 miles Nearest supermarket 18 miles Nearest pub 11 miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh airport 86 miles
Glasgow airport 111 miles
Nearest Train Station
Blair Atholl 11 miles
Meeting the locals in the village of Blair AthollCalvine Double bridge is a railway bridge over a road bridgeHouse of Bruar emporium is worth a visitHeading north on the A9 takes you up to the Dalwhinnie distillery


Feefo is an independent feedback service used by Scotts Castle Holidays to give you an opportunity to see how other guests feel about this property.

24th April 2017 Great 

Great house; easily accommodated our party with excellent and comfortable bedrooms. Kitchen and dining facilities were spacious, well equipped and easy to use. Only major suggestion would be to bring your own cork-screw - the one available was strictly semi-pro and not really fit for purpose! (Needed straightening with pliers!)
Great views and we were lucky with the weather and able to sit outside watching deer and eagles with a gin and tonic
The living room was a great social space with comfy couches.A piano would have been nice but not essential!

Service rating : We're so pleased you found the booking process straightforward and team helpful, by both phone and email. We'll certainly review our travel directions - any feedback is helpful, so thank you. Totally agree the housekeepers are very helpful and accommodation, glad they could answer your extra questions.

Product : Thank you for your comments, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the facilities spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Wow,  an afternoon spent watching the local wildlife at the lodge in the sunshine sounds perfect,  I'm sure it topped of what sounds like a great holiday had by all.

Any feedback is helpful so we'll certainly pass your comments on and we hope to be of assistance again in the future.

20th April 2017 Excellent 

Amazing house - huge and was so well equipped. Have been booking Easter break cottages for over 20 years and this was the best one yet.

Service rating : We're thrilled that you were impressed by our service and found the booking process straight forward and staff helpful. We can't wait to help with your plans for 2018, don't worry - we won't forget to apply your loyalty discount! :)

Product : It truly sounds like you all had an amazing time at the Moorland retreat! The owners will be delighted to hear you found this the best yet and I'm sure, would love to welcome you back soon!

9th March 2017 Excellent 

What can you say when the Lodge was quite literally perfect?? Everything was exceptional - the rooms, the kitchen, the garden, the view out of the back, the walks, and even the weather! Best treat was the living room FULL of barca-lounger chairs - enough for all of our group to have one each!

The price cannot be beat for what you get, and Susan is extremely helpful and kind. Stunning walks along the track (complete with magnificent stags!). Truly one of the best lodges I have visited, and one of the best weekends I've ever had!

We are already making plans to return in the autumn/winter, and cannot wait!

Thoroughly recommend!

Service rating : Thank you for your excellent feedback and for taking the time to submit your comments. We're delighted you found the service quick, easy and clear and we'd love to help again in the future.

Product : Perfect news! It sounds like you couldn't have had a better time at the lodge and it would seem you made the most out of the house and grounds - which is perfect to hear! Totally agree Susan is a credit to the lodge and super helpful when needed! Don't forget to claim your loyalty discount with us if you wish to re book again for later in the year and experience a different season in this wonderful setting.

8th January 2017 Excellent 

Absolutely fantastic rental property. Could not fault it. We will be back next year x

Service rating : Wow, great to hear this was the best property you have visited,  in a long time and that over all you rated the service and house 5 stars. We look forward to helping with your return visit in 2018.

Product : Sounds like the best time was had by everyone! We're delighted you rated the lodge 5 stars and look forward to helping with your next holiday here.

26th August 2016 Excellent 

See above comments, nothing to much trouble.

Service rating : Many thanks for your lovely comments regarding our service, so glad to hear you found our team helpful and friendly.  We would be delighted to help with any future plans for another trip! 

Product : Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us feedback, and hope you had a lovely holiday at this fantastic lodge. 

11th June 2016 Excellent 

Eine sehr schöne, bestens ausgestattete Lodge in absolut ruhiger naturverbundener Lage.

Service rating : Thank you so much for the excellent feedback for our service. Glad to hear you found our team helpful and friendly, it was great hearing all about your travels and the places you visited during your trip to Scotland. Hope to hear from you again in the future! 

Product : We agree, this lodge is perfect for getting away from it all and enjoying the stunning moorland views. The comfy lounge and open fire are also a welcome retreat after a day touring!

9th April 2016 Excellent 

Good value. Very spacious house with everything you need for family holiday. Rural and peaceful with lovely views. Saw deer every evening. Good log supply for everyone we came across was very friendly and helpful. Only thing they could improve is by having a proper dishwasher and en fire every evening. better tumble drier. Would highly recommend house.

Service rating : Perfect to hear you found our service friendly and helpful, also our website accurate! Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again in the future.

Product : Thank you for your feedback, sounds like you all had a lovely time at this Lodge On The Moor, getting to know the surroundings and local wildlife! We will certainly pass on your comments, any feedback is helpful as we are always looking to improve facilities where possible. Overall though, it's great to hear you would recommend the house!

26th January 2016 Excellent 

The house is amazing. Plenty of space, kept nice and warm and everything you need for a nice weekend. The kitchen is very well stocked with cookware. There are games and books in the lounge area (including a couple of murder mystery games!). The views from the house are beautiful and having the moors right on the doorstop gives you an easy, relaxing walking spot.

Service rating : Many thanks for such lovely feedback, I’m sure the lodge looked amazing surrounded by the snow and it’s great to hear the estate staff were able to help with access to the property.
Product : Great to hear you found the property comfortable and well equipped. The lodge is an ideal base for walking the moors, and the lounge with open fire is perfect for relaxing after a day out exploring! We look forward to helping with your next trip!

15th November 2015 Excellent 

Fantastic house in an amazing setting. The lodge is extremely clean, warm and very well equipped. The bedrooms are huge and have very comfortable beds. The views from the main lounge are great. There are plenty of places to walk, we managed to spot a few red squirrels which was a bonus. I cannot recommend this lodge enough and will definitely return in the future.

Service rating : Fabulous to hear you would recommend us here at Scott's to family and friends, we were delighted to be of help with your second trip and hope to hear from you again should a third be on the cards!
Product : We totally agree the lodge is in an amazing rural setting and a great base for groups to get together! Glad to hear you found the lodge clean, well equipped and also enjoyed the far reaching views, home to the local red squirrels! We look forward to hearing from you again soon when you're ready to re book!

13th August 2015 Excellent 

Great Lodge in a fantastic location. We found it perfect for all ages, from grandchildren to Great Granny. Despite the weather and the midges everyone had a great time and we are planning to return next year.

Service rating : Lovely to hear you found our service excellent and friendly too, we are always happy to help try and source the most suitable property for our visitors!
Product : Thank you for your feedback. Great to hear that you found the lodge perfect for all generations within your party! It sounds like you made the most out of the Scottish weather and we look forward to hearing from you again when you would like to return - the calendar is already live for 2016 if you would like to secure an early booking :)

2nd July 2015 Excellent 

Very nice property. 12 of us and 2 dogs. Spacious and roomy. Excellent service from all concerned - helpful and obliging - many thanks. All facilities first class. Great holiday had by all and would certainly hope to return. The only problem we may have is there could be more of us next year and we would need extra beds!

Service rating : Great to hear you would be happy to book through us again, it was a pleasure helping with your stay and we hope to hear from you soon!
Product : Fabulous to hear you may wish to return, we would be delighted to help but should your numbers increase, hopefully we may have a larger property that would suit too!

Sounds like a nice time was had by all, thanks for taking the time to review your stay.

27th February 2015 Excellent 

Kev and Susan were amazing and so was the lodge we had the best fun..great for a party x

Service rating : Sounds like you had a fab time in this fantastic moorland lodge, and if we can help with your next trip please feel free to get back in touch!
Product : Sounds like you had a fab time in this fantastic moorland lodge, and if we can help with your next trip please feel free to get back in touch!

28th January 2015 Excellent 

This has been one of the best weekend myself and my whole family have enjoyed together, we go away together reguarly but this was special, and it was the sceanery and the lodge that made it.
We were warned before we went that the snow was pretty bad, and they weren't kidding, Susan, Kev and another man (sorry I can't remember his name) met us in landrovers and unloaded all our luggage and food to take up to the house. They were a massive help thoughout the weekend, coming up to take the men back to the cars for shooting and then again to take us for some food provisions - they were so helpful and we can't thank them enough.
Where the house is situated it is breathtaking, and the house itself was amazing, It has amazing features, the livingroom and dinning room especially!! There was plenty room for all 12 of us not to get on top of each other. We had 5 children and a dog with us that were running in and out from the snow all the time but the house had a relaxed feel where you didn't feel you had to be on their backs making sure they were taking their shoes off etc.
We are booking again to go up in the summer, an amazing place and amazing people who run it!
All in all fantastic weekend and great value for money!!!

Thank you for your fantastic comments, sounds like you all had a great stay and it's fantastic you have also re booked again for the Summer! Hope you are looking forward to your next stay.

31st December 2014 Great 

The lodge is undoubtedly in a fabulous spot. The design and construction is fantastic and there are acres of space. Sadly however, it is in need of much maintenance. Paint is peeling on the exterior, interior finishes are very poor, furniture is threadbare, pine furniture is all old and badly worn, the kitchen is dirty and requires a real over haul. Bathrooms are large but again in need of some investment. The showers in particular are hopeless. Weak and cold.At this price point we were expecting much more. Per previous review the ovenware/utensils are sticky and need replacing. With such acres of space in the bedrooms it is very odd that there are 4ft6in standard double beds. We had a great stay, down to location and the fact that it was Xmas. Its a great place but don't expect luxury.

Thank you for your feedback, and we have forwarded your comments on to the owners accordingly. Built in 1996 as a stylised version of a shooting lodge, the great strengths of this property are the location, drawing room and dining room. Beyond that, apart from the festive periods, it is offered as a value-for-money holiday house, which is practical rather than a luxurious venue. That said – whilst the furniture is appropriate to the house, a further inspection will be made in the coming months to improve standards further. We would love to be of assistance again in the future, so please don’t hesitate to get back in touch!

Antony Sherlock
Property Manager

30th October 2014 Excellent 

Great place.

Thank you for your feedback it's much appreciated.

Glad you enjoyed the property, we would love to be of assistance again in the future so please don’t hesitate to get back in touch!

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays

22nd October 2014 Great 

Beautiful setting and lovely house in need of some refurbishment. Fabulous views were not enhanced by the very dirty windows. Loved the fact that nearly all the bedrooms had en suites but slightly disappointed by the poor standard of cleanliness of cutlery, crockery and kitchen equipment. Having said that these are minor issues but thought you would appreciate the feedback. We all had a brilliant time and loved the house.

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