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“Perfect country retreat”
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Balgedie Lodge, the old Gate Lodge, recently refurbished, with the magnificent Lomond Hills behind.
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Balgedie Lodge, the old Gate Lodge, recently refurbished, with the magnificent Lomond Hills behind.
Many hours can be lost enjoying the view of the Loch from the garden. The view of Loch Leven from the Lodge  is simply stunning!
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Balgedie Lodge, the old Gate Lodge, recently refurbished, with the magnificent Lomond Hills behind.
Many hours can be lost enjoying the view of the Loch from the garden.
The view of Loch Leven from the Lodge  is simply stunning!
The pretty garden is idyllic all year round and fully enclosed.
The pretty sunroom with it's panoramic and uninterrupted views of Loch Leven.
The kitchen was recently refurbished and has all you need for making great meals away from home.
There is a large dinning table in the kitchen which seats 6 comfortably
There are lots of mod cons in the kitchen including a Nespresso machine and milk frother.
The lovely cosy sitting room is a perfect place to relax in after days out.
There is a piano and a guitar for guests to use and enjoy! As well as a flat screen TV & DVD.
Prices include a welcome basket, cupboard basics, fire wood, all linens, electricity and heating
The lovely open fire is a great feature and a central focus of the sitting room.
The master bedroom looks out on to the pretty enclosed garden.
The master bedroom can be set up as a twin if required.
Our twin room with pretty tartan. Can be a double & also take an additional bed if requested.
The cosy single, a sweet little hideaway!
The garden is a lovely pretty space that is enclosed so safe for pets and children
Our keep snug blankets are lovely for wrapping up in when outside star gazing or enjoying the view!
The seating area in the garden is great for Loch views by day and the stars at night!
The pretty garden path leads round the Lodge from the front door to the drive.
In the Autumn, looking from the garden over the fields to Loch Leven's Castle Island.
The fields around the Lodge catch the light in beautiful ways, thoughout the year.
A beautiful winter's day with snow pilled high on the garden hedge!
If you are lucky enough to get snow, get cosy inside & enjoy the magical views out.
One of the many spectacular sunsets you might see at the Lodge.
The sunsets are wonderful! This was taken in February from the garden.
The wild flowers all around are gorgeous, not forgetting the beautiful garden ones  too!
Floor plan
Balgedie Lodge was originally the Gate Lodge to Balgedie House.
Looking up the drive that leads to Balgedie House.
The sunset reflecting on Loch Leven, from the sunroom with a drink in hand!
There are so many great places for dogs to roam!
The beautiful city of Perth is only 25 mins away
Stirling Castle is a wonderful day out for the whole family and is only 30 mins away.
There are lots of fabulous golf courses in the area.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Kinross, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

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ebet123
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Perfect country retreat”
Reviewed 5 March 2018 for a stay in February 2018

I had the pleasure of spending 3 nights in the Balgedie Lodge, which is part of the stunning Balgedie House property. The House and Lodge are situated atop a hill, over looking Loch Leven, the view is superb, and on a clear night, excellent for stargazing.

This is the perfect place to stop for a few nights and regroup when traveling on a long itinerary. We had been traveling for 2 weeks, and thoroughly enjoyed a break in the lodge. The lodge is super clean and comfortable, we were two travelers, and had plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

I believe the lodge sleeps 5, and has all of the comforts of home. The kitchen is well equipped if you decide to cook while there, and a thoughtful basket of goodies are waiting for you upon arrival, in the kitchen.The Loch Leven Larder is a wonderful shop nearby to pick up snacks, beverages, or even meals to cook.

Shona has the house set up with plenty of entertainment in the evening, or of the weather isn't good. Books, puzzles, DVD's. radio can be enjoyed in the beautiful sunroom. The family room even has a piano supplied with lots of music. One of my favorite features of the lodge was the wood burning fireplace. It was so relaxing watching TV at the end of a long day confront of the fire.

We were in the middle of a month long trip, and the lodge has a washer/dryer which came in handy for us.

Balgedie Lodge is in the perfect location to take day trips to St. Andrews, Edinburgh, the Fife Coast and several places where the TV series Outlander has been filmed. Shona has a really great notebook put together with ideas for things to see and do in the area.

I would certainly not hesitate to recommend a stay here, and would happily return on my next visit.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Mar 2018
Dear Beth, thank you so much for such a lovely and comprehensive review. I am so pleased you were able to enjoy all the homely comforts of the lodge and use it to recharge and regroup during your Scottish tour! Thank you too for including us within it! We were thrilled and honored to have a Scottish travel expert like yourself come and stay! We very much look forward to welcoming you again when you are next over! Best, Shona
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Linda W
Boston, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very comfortable and cosy with the most stunning views over Loch Leven.”
Reviewed 27 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Balgedie Lodge is situated about 10 minutes from the M90. You can be in Edinburgh, Perth or St.Andrews in just over half an hour. The small town of Kinross is just 10 minutes from the property where there are shops and restaurants. Loch Leven Larder is less than 5 minutes away where there is a restaurant and fabulous gift shop. There are lots of lovely dog walks in the area. The property itself is comfortable and cosy and very welcoming. Mary, the housekeeper, was there to meet us and answer any questions we may have. There was also a welcoming bottle of wine and packet of lovely biscuits. There is a small garden at the front of the property and I believe next summer there will also be an enclosed area at the back of the property for safely exercising your children , and/or your dogs . We shall certainly be back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Dec 2017
Dear Linda, thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed all there was to offer in the area as well as liking the cottage so much too. We would love to welcome you back in the new year and will keep you posted on the garden extension (which will be great for the dogs to run around in happily and should be all done by the summer!) Best, Shona
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ninanana2...
Trebnje, Slovenia
1 review
“"Warm, cosy and homely :) Highly recomend it to everyone."”
Reviewed 5 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Balgedie Lodge - one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. Homely, cosy, warm. I loved the smell of the old piano in the living room. Whilst playing on it I wondered how many hearts his beautiful sound touched. We adored the tender light and warmth of the fireplace in the windy evenings. And I never enjoyed washing the dishes so much as in Balgedie Lodge (although there was a dishwasher ;)) with for me the most beautiful view in the world, the view on Loch Leven. The house welcomed us warmly in any possible way and we felt like home there. Thank you Shona for your kindness and patience you had with all of my requests and questions :) And thank you Mary for your warm welcome and your help during our stay there. We had a perfect time and I recommend it to everyone from all of my hearth. Thank you again for everything, thank you Scotland for welcoming us so open hearted and friendly, hugs and kisses from Slovenia :) Nina, Denis, Tin and Tevž

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Nov 2017
Dear Nina and family, thank you for such a lovely review of your stay at Balgedie Lodge and your first ever trip to Scotland! I am so touched by all you have said and thrilled you had such a wonderful time. I do hope you may be able to come and stay again some time! We'd absolutely love to have you back! Best, Shona
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Cheri L
Colchester, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Awesome rental, coulldn't be happier!”
Reviewed 16 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Shona and Mary were gems to work with. They were accomodating and offered information that was so helpful to us as foreign visitors. The cottage was comfortable and plenty of space for our family of 4. On the few days it rained, staying in to relax in such a cozy place was a perfect option. The grounds were nicely kept and although a bit of a drive from the airport it was nice to get away from the hussle and bussle of Edinburgh. I would gladly rent the cottage again and will pass along 5 star recommendations to everyone I know visiting Scotland.

A few pointers for those visiting from the states (absolutely nothing against the cottage or owner), be prepared to have electrical converters, I came with 3 and a power strip. It was just enought due to multiple rooms. Grocery stores ask you for number of bags you will need and charge about 5 pence each. If you have reusable totes bring them along. I bought some bags at a store and left them in my car rental in case I stopped while out and about. in the US most people use reusable totes just to back off on landfill, so not that big of a deal. Be aware if you are visiting during any festival that there are multiple streets that are blocked from traffic. The GPS we rented sent us down many of those so we needed to reroute multiple times.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Sep 2017
Dear Cheri, thanks so much for such a great review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for offering to pass on details about the Lodge to others! Much appreciated! Thanks too for the top tips which I'm sure will be of help for other overseas visitors. But it's also made me think that we should have some converter plugs available and some spare shopping bags as we do get a lot of guests like yourselves from overseas. I do hope you return to Scotland one day as we would love to welcome you back again. Best, Shona
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essoelle
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb location, stunning views”
Reviewed 8 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The accommodation at Balgedie Lodge was excellent - very spacious and comfortable with lots of attention to detail. The sun room had fantastic views over the loch and was a great room to relax in after long walks in the area; the sunsets were fantastic. Lots to do around Kinross - plenty of good walks, Loch Leven Castle is worth a visit, and the Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel are close by. We were a large family group staying at both the lodge and the house and both properties easily accommodated all 19 of us. Both properties were immaculate. We would definitely stay here again. and would highly recommend both Balgedie Lodge and Balgedie House.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Sep 2017
Dear Sue, thank you for such a lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and the views over Loch Leven! We'd love to welcome you back, either as a big group to both the House and the Lodge, or just to the Lodge again. Best, Shona
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