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Blair Lodge

Glenisla, Perth and Kinross

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Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Large country house set in 20 acres of stunning grounds great base for large groups or family gatherings
  • Excellent on-site features include tennis court, large gardens, revolving summerhouse and private hot tub
  • Outdoor pursuits include Golfing, Pony-trekking, Skiing and nearby Adventure Centre
Property code: CA049

Accommodating up to 16 guests across eight plush bedrooms, this holiday retreat of both US Presidents Bush on the edge of the Caingorm National Park offers a truly luxurious group break in the Highlands. 

Used as a holiday home by both US Presidents Bush, this elegant rural retreat sits among 20 acres of gardens and grounds on the beautiful Brewlands Estate. Offering luxurious accommodation and sleeping up to 16 guests across eight sumptuous bedrooms, this imposing house set on the site of a tranquil 13th-century monastic settlement is a wonderful place for special celebrations. Enjoy cocktails in front of the fire in the drawing room, a lovely room filled with antique furniture and artwork or catch up on family news in the peaceful tartan library. Practise your serve on the tennis court before soaking in the private hot tub. Riverbank rambles, Munros and woodland walks are all within walking distance from the house and the Cateran Trail runs through the estate. There are seven golf courses within 15 miles of the lodge.

 

Step through the double front door of your traditional stone holiday home and into the spacious entrance hall where you can greet your guests as they arrive. Enjoy lazy evenings in the drawing room, playing parlour games in front of the open fire or sinking into one of the cosy chairs for conversation late into the night. Take a quiet moment in the tartan library, curled up with the daily papers or a good read. The kitchen has been designed with large groups in mind and comes equipped with four ovens, two dishwashers, fridges and freezers to make your stay as restful as possible. Gather together in the formal dining room, a wonderful room for celebratory meals. Catering can be arranged upon request for a special occasion, or for the whole of your stay if required. The Savoy trained housekeeper will visit for two hours each day, enabling you to relax and enjoy being looked after. Let off steam in the games room where you can enjoy a spot of friendly competition. For your convenience a utility room provides laundry facilities and there is a drying room for outdoor clothing and shoes. Climb the imposing staircase to the first floor where you can find six of the eight bedrooms. There are two well-appointed king-size bedrooms with plush beds dressed in crisp linens and en-suite bathrooms with separate power showers. Two twin zip and link bedrooms enjoy en-suite facilities and there are two generous doubles and a spacious family bathroom. Continue upstairs to the second floor where you will reach a further twin zip and link bedroom with en-suite and an additional twin room. Outside, enjoy a game of tennis and croquet, spread out your blankets for a picnic on the lawn or fire up the BBQ for a sociable evening dining alfresco.

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  • 8 bedrooms – 5 Super Kings, ( 2 of which can be zip and link on request)  1 double, 1 King size and 1 twin
  • 6 bathrooms – 5 en-suites, 1 family bathroom
  • 6-ring gas hob, 4-ring electric hob, 4 electric ovens, 2 fridges, 2 freezers, 2 dishwashers, microwave, wine cooler, ice-maker
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Buggy, high chair and cots available
  • Wood burner (free basket of logs on arrival extra logs can be provided by owners at an additional cost
  • Electric and Gas in excess of £40 charged by meter reading
  • Satellite TV, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private enclosed walled garden – terrace with garden furniture and summer house, BBQ, lawn and herbaceous gardens
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private hot tub
  • Tennis court available for use for by arrangement and games room available on request
  • Savoy-trained housekeeping for 2 hours daily for up to 6 days a week
  • The property may be taken self-catered, partially or fully catered. Extra staff can be provided as required. This service is provided by the owner by arrangement and at an additional charge
  • Additional activities can be arranged at an additional cost, including clay pigeon shooting, stalking, land rover safari, highland games and gin and whisky tasting
  • Pub and restaurant under 2 miles away
  • A separate 2-bedroom en-suite cottage can be taken with the main lodge by arrangement at an extra charge
  • Full concierge service available on request
  • Fishing on the River Isla included
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Situated 5 miles to the south of the spectacular Cairngorms National Park, this beautiful property is ideally situated for activities including walking, mountain biking, climbing, abseiling, hang gliding and skiing. The popular Glenshee Ski Centre (16 miles) is the largest in the UK, covering 2,000 acres, four mountains and three valleys. Afterwards, you may need to call in at the Persie Distillery (7.5 miles). Other attractions and landmarks include Forter Castle (2.5 miles), the Loch of Lintrathen (8 miles), the Cateran Ecomuseum – a museum without walls (11 miles) or you can try your hand at archery and a range of other pursuits at the Highland Adventure Centre (3.5 miles). Golfers have a choice of numerous courses in the area including those at Strathmore (12.5 miles), Dalmunzie (11 miles), Alyth and Glenisla (both 10 miles). The picturesque village of Bridge of Cally (10 miles) has local shops and a hotel serving excellent food and drink. The nearest main town is Blairgowrie (16 miles) which offers a choice of excellent restaurants, cafes, pubs, supermarkets, independent shops, galleries, leisure facilities and a swimming pool. Lying on the banks of the River Ericht, Blairgowrie is the starting point of the circular 60-mile Cateran Trail, and is the home of the Blairgowrie and Rattray Highland Games. The Meigle Museum (13.5 miles) hosts a display of Pictish stone carvings dating back over a thousand years.

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Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Reviewed by Clare 20th May 2022

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Lovely house in beautiful setting. Plenty of living space. Well equipped kitchen. We loved the in house cooking from Simon & landrover safari with Craig. The tennis court is not part of lodge garden and summerhouse was locked and full of toys so we found that a bit disappointing. Hot tub great fun Excellent pre travel communication from Simon. OverRead moreall we had a fabulous weekend here Hide

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