If your arriving in day light the house is easy to spot, as it sits high up back from the road, at night time it can be a little harder as it's so dark and the house doesn't have a sign.
The house was very clean, I never noticed any marks on the walls, it was like no one has lived in it. We booked the lodge and it was the same standard.
The welcome hamper had a bottle of processco, 2 beers and a tub of biscuits.
There was essentials in the cupboards, cooking oil, spices, tea bags, coffee and milk. Shona was also able to arrange a 60th ballon for arriving as an additional request.
The house has a wipeable table cloth but if you're arranging a fancy dinner I would recommend taking your own table cloth, (I took 3 standard table clothes) placemats, napkins etc.
I used Loch Levens Larder for the catering and waitress service. I had contacted others before but I found Jay from Loch Levens Larder to be very helpful and they could offer anything I wanted.
We had 13 at the dinner table plus insert, I would say the dinning table and insert would sit 12 comfortably. There is also a breakfast bar with 3 stools.
I hired a singer for the evening, from Freak Music, there was plenty room for one singer and his set up in the corner of the dinning room.
I also booked Mary, the housekeeper, for cleaning up after the party. It was £30 for 2 hours and made such a difference getting up to a clean kitchen. Mary was also available to cook breakfast, but I had already booked the larder.
On Shona's recommendation I had arranged for the birthday girl to get her make up done at The Complete Look, its about a 15 mins drive from the house, they were fantastic and can also come out to do make up for parties.
Oh and if you book, don't forget to take bubble bath, there are two fantastic baths. One free standing and another with a view over the loch.
I visited Balgedie House for the first time earlier this month, we had an great gathering of family and friends for an amazing dinner party. Cooking in the such a beautiful well equipped kitchen was a delight. The sitting rooms were so cosy with the wood burning stoves and lovely ensuite bedrooms with stunning views in every direction. The kids were kept occupied by the tv and kids games room they had a ball too. It was a full house and lots of fun and great to escape from the daily grind. Thanks Mary and Shona your friendly and welcoming manner was appreciated and nothing was too much bother. This is an amazing place to stay with lots of things to do near by or great to just relax and enjoy the scenery we hope to be back soon.
This beautiful house was everything we could have dreamed off. My husband and I joined friends here for a short break and it was just amazing. With glorious views over Loch Leven, the house was warm and welcoming which was just as well as we had quite a lot of snow!
I loved the comfortable lounge with the log burning stove and the kitchen was extremely well equipped to a high standard. The bed was so comfortable and the bathroom was scrupulously clean. But my absolute favourite part was sitting by the window on Sunday morning with my tea and just loosing myself in those fantastic views.
I would recommend this property to anyone and challenge them not to lose their heart to this fabulous house and it's beautiful romantic Scottish setting.
I visited Balgedie House for the second time after visiting early last year. This visit was even better! We had another fabulous dinner party with drinks and lots of cooking in such a beautiful kitchen. I also love the sitting rooms, lovely ensuite bedrooms with views to die for in every direction. This year the snow was very heavy and I was hoping to get snowed in. We had the log burners roaring and it was extremely cosy. The children were all kept busy in the tv and kids games room. We had a full house and lots of fun. It was great to get away from it all. Thank you so much Mary and Shona for everything. This spacious, very tastefully decorated and well equipped property is simply stunning and you won’t want to leave.
Balgedie House was booked for 12 of us to celebrate a family birthday.
The house looks great on the pictures but they really do not do it justice.
When we arrived the house was beautifully clean with fresh flowers dotted about and a lovely welcome hamper. We were met by Mary who showed us round the house and made sure we were happy with everything.
The house is a great size and even with 12 of us there was plenty of space.
The gardens are lovely and the house is perfectly situated for days out and activities.
Thank you Shona for letting us stay in your beautiful home, hopefully we will visit again.