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Sleeps 20 adults Bedrooms 11 Bathrooms 5 Pets 4 Welcome Region Perthshire Town/village Blair Atholl
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Traditional Sporting Lodge, near Blair Atholl (029)

This sprawling sporting lodge is hidden in a dramatic, secluded highland setting

Sleeping up to 20 people, this is a traditional sporting lodge set in a dramatic 145,000 acre Highland estate, 8 miles up a private track, from the village of Blair Atholl. This large holiday home is centrally placed within the V-shaped glen. With heather clad steep hills on either side and river rumbling past, it is the perfect base to explore the hills beyond.  

The lodge itself is functional rather than grand, but with loads of space for your group to get- together in one location. In the old days this lodge was used by the Duke of Atholl to entertain shooting guests, though these days it is more likely to be for hill walkers or other activity minded groups. The house has full central heating throughout, and whilst it may be cold outside, there is always a warm welcome inside. Please note that the lodge is closed in January and February of each year.

Comfortable, spacious and traditionally decorated sitting roomA working fire is such a nice sight after day's walkingThe dining roomHandily placed close to the kitchenThere are plenty of options when it comes to cooking for a large groupWhilst the well equipped kitchen is modest in style, it is practicalThe TV room offers a bit of extra spaceThe old servant bell system is still in place

Living Space

Reception rooms

The large drawing room with open fire, with a selection of sofas and comfortable armchairs, is located at the front of the lodge. At the feature bay window there is a superb south facing view down the glen, with the occasional sheep or deer crossing. This room is ideal to get everyone together to discuss the day ahead or the day just gone. Next door is a smaller sitting room with TV, which is ideal for younger members of the group. This is also a cosy room, though a little Spartan in nature. 

Kitchen / Dining

The dining room with its simple wood lined wall and wooden floor is a traditional functional lodge room, with an open fire, which has a table that can seat 20 people. From a fine feast to a simple supper, once the whole group is gathered, the room will be very animated. Whilst the well equipped kitchen is modest in style, it is practical as a small scale commercial kitchen and is highly suitable for cooking for a larger group size. With a duel fuel range cooker, plus a free standing gas cooker, larder fridge, additional fridge, chest freezer, two dishwashers, microwave and hostess trolley, whoever is cooking is well served to cater for the group size.

  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Additional entertainment/activities available on request
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • CD Player
  • Cooker, double oven, Commercial, Gas
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Freezer, chest
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Fridge, extra
  • Garden Furniture
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Open Fires
  • Ranger service
  • Remote getaway
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV, Freesat channels
  • VCR
  • Views, stunning
  • Walking, hill
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Oven, hob, double, gas, 6 ring
One of the bedroom on the ground floorThe bathroom on the ground floorThe Master bedroom on the first floor has twin beds and lovely viewsThe view from the master bedroomTraditional lodge bedroomsThere are eight bedrooms on the first floorAnother twin room on the first floorThere are plenty of beds to sleep up to 20 peopleOne of four shared bathrooms, this one is on the first floorThis first floor twin room has views to the frontTwin bedroom on the first floor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 20

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 20 Accommodation is provided for a group of 20 adults in 11 bedrooms, with 4 bathrooms and 1 shower room: -

Room 1| single room - bathroom, with shower over bath, w.c and wash hand basin
Room 2| twin room
Room 3| twin room, with w.c and wash hand basin.

Room 4| king size double
Room 5| twin room
Room 6| king size double
Room 7| twin room
Room 8| king size double
Room 9| twin bunk room
Room 10| single room - bathroom, w.c and wash hand basin
Room 11| twin room

Shared Facilities
Shower room, with shower cabinet
Bathroom, with bath only
WC and wash hand basin
Bathroom - with shower over bath and wash hand basin

  • 2 Single Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 5 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bunk Bedroom With Shared Bathroom
  • 3 King Size Bedroom
A welcome sight after the long driveTraditional Sporting Lodge exteriorSet high up in the glen in a dramatic settingIn the summer months why not eat outside behind the lodgeFollowing the river back down to Blair Atholl

Grounds & Surrounds

Located within an enclosed policy, where sheep are more likely to be keeping the grass down than a lawnmover but otherwise perfect for dogs and children. There are further estate cottages in the vicinity but far enough away for groups to have quiet enjoyment of the lodge itself. This is a comfortable, unfussy Scottish Highland getaway, favoured by fishing and walking groups. 

Close to the River Tilt, it's in a stunning spot, nestled into the hills with an abundance of walks from the doorstep.  The property can only be accessed via a private 8 mile track and is not suitable for sports cars or low slung vehicles.  Given the distance of the driveway, groups tend to leave trips to a minimum and tend to stay on-site for the duration of their stay.  There is plenty of parking for the group to the front and rear of the property.


There are two hill lochs for trout fishing, both located at the southern end of the Estate. There is also trout fishing in and around the village of Blair Atholl and the permits are issued by the local Spar Shop (Tilt Stores).  If you're interested in fishing please contact the office and we will put you in touch with the relevant contacts.  

The Estate Office offers as extra, a Ranger service and additional activities, like pony trekking, guided land rover tours, and salmon fishing on the river or hill lochs can also be arranged. 


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 4 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 suppy of fuel.

Notes & Warnings

Please note this property can only be accessed via a private 8 mile track and is not suitable for sports cars. No Stag Groups accepted at this property.

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.

Due to prior bad experience this proeprty will not accept bookings from all male/female groups whose sole purpose for the holiday is to celebrate a ‘stag or hen’ style get together/party. Any booking made where the purpose of the holiday is later found to fall into this category, will be cancelled without notice, or refund.

Dogs are welcomed on the ground floor of this property only.

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 8 miles Nearest supermarket 15 miles Nearest pub 8 miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh 80 miles
Dundee 49 miles
Nearest Train Station
Blair Atholl 8 miles
Blair Castle is a popular attraction and worth a visitHighland cows on the Blair Castle Estate are always popularHouse of Bruar is a large shopping emporium in the areaBlair Athol distillery can be found in Pitlochry


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.

21st June 2019 Excellent 

Fabulous place; very suitably equipped; very efficient handling!

Service rating : Really pleased you liked our group payment facility, it does make life so much easier for groups who are splitting the bill between them. We look forward to helping you again next time you organise a big get together.
Product : Great to hear, thanks for the lovely feedback.

11th April 2015 Excellent 

Forest Lodge was perfect for our family holiday - 20 of us + baby. The location was stunning , especially in the snow ! The house was warm and comfortable despite the size. The decor and fittings were stylish and functional without being too precious. The kitchen was very well fitted out and an ideal size for large group catering.
Our only reservation was the amount of dog poo on the grassed areas which , had the weather allowed ball games etc with the children , could have been a problem. It did make snowman building a bit tricky !!
We would certainly book this property again.

Service rating : Perfect to hear your comments regarding our service, we are pleased you felt we were both helpful and courteous. We hope to be of assistance again, with any future trips you may have on the cards!
Product : Thanks so much for your feedback, sounds like you all had a great time! Having been to this lodge myself I totally agree, it’s very spacious and ideal large groups and of course, in the most stunning location, so glad to hear that you all thought so too! The owners are very sorry to hear your comments regarding the garden, and send their apologies. Housekeepers are always to hand for any queries throughout your stay which may be helpful for future reference.

Can’t wait to hear from you again in the future if you ever wish to re book, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us again!

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