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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Killin, Loch Tay, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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boromir35
edinburgh
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pure luxury”
Reviewed November 2, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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I had a fantastic 3 day stay here with 3 girlfriends. The accommodation is stunning, spotless and located in such a beautiful area overlooking the river. It's quiet and peaceful with loads of wildlife to look out for (but no otters unfortunately). We were lucky with the weather even in late October and were able to sit out on the balcony. The hot tub was a luxury, we were able to see the milky way one night as there's no light pollution. The house is really well equipped but a little cold at times as the heating is pre-set and cannot be adjusted. The wifi is extremely slow as might be expected in the area but this was a little frustrating for us city girls and at one point towards the end of our stay it disappeared altogether and we were unable to get it to reset. The beds and bedding were extremely comfortable, the bathrooms spacious and scrupulously clean and the living area with wrap around windows was stunning - we moved the seating so we could stare at the view. The leather seats were a tad uncomfortable so we took turns on these. One tiny criticism about the hairdryer - its lead is not quite long enough to get a good view in the mirror in the double bedroom when drying your hair. We will be booking up again for next year and will recommend Otters Holt to family and friends for certain. Many thanks for a great weekend.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Nov 3, 2015
We are so happy you loved the property and would of course be delighted to welcome you and your friends back anytime in the future. Please remember that if you have any issues with any aspect of the house, eg heating during your stay, you can contact our staff on the number we supply you with, so that any issues can be resolved quickly. With best wishes Nina and Greg.
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rachel m
edinburgh
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic luxury accommodation”
Reviewed October 25, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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We had a fantastic 3 night stay at Otters Holt lodge. It was very peaceful, private and quite. The hot tub is lovely and was perfect over looking the river. The accommodation is very modern and comfortable with everything you could need. The temperature for the heating is set and we did find it got a bit cold at times and we couldn't turn it on so perhaps setting it a bit higher would help.
The ducks came to visit most days and there is a wee spot to fish just near the lodge.
It is set in lovely surroundings which is perfect for walking and there is a very convenient shop close by which sells everything you would need.
I am sure we will return very soon as it was a very relaxing break.

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Emma C
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect”
Reviewed October 15, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Stunning property and location. Cannot recommend enough. Absolutely loved it and would definitely return!

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pipharris...
somerset
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94 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed October 13, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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We have just spent three days in this fabulous property, it truly is in the most beautiful location with stunning views ,the ducks came to visit us daily right up to the windows & our most exciting wildlife coming to visit was the Red squirrel. The accommodation is spacious & well equipped with all the mod cons you could need, the hot tub went down a real treat with the boys who got good use out of it. Great pub just across the road with local shops just afew minutes walk, would recommend this property to anyone for a get away from it all break, just wish we had longer to enjoy.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Chairs in living area not great if you where a large person,looked good but maybe another sofa
Traveling group: Friends
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5 reviews
“Fantastic Accomodation”
Reviewed October 4, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We had a great weekend at Otters Holt. Fantastic circular accommodation with fantastic views right on the river. Hot Tub and many other luxuries it was a great base to explore the local area. Our kids loved it too - we look forward to coming back.

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Nickjg34
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing property in a beautiful location.”
Reviewed August 30, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We have just returned home after spending a week at Otters Holt with our teenaged girls, and would recommend this property to anyone.
The location is within 10 minutes walking distance to the local shops which cater for all your essentials, and is a lovely walk.
Otters Holt is everything you would want from a property, we found it very spacious, clean, well equipped and modern.
The kitchen had all the utensils you would need including a dishwasher although i forgot about this and washed up by hand, the bedrooms were spacious with comfortable beds and had beautiful en-suites and constant hot water which saved on a lot of arguments.
The living room area has all the mod cons including bluetooth connectivity on the stereo for linking your iphone, blue-ray player and large tv with working tv stations.
The hot tub was a massive life saver for the girls and plenty of room in there so they had no need to argue or trend on each others toes, also being sunk into the decking didn't make the decking area look small in anyway.
May i add that the hot tub was also cleaned every morning by a friendly member of there staff.
Otters Holt is situated in a prime location and has amazing views from both the decking and car park area, i would highly recommend this property and will be returning again next year.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet and setting of the property.
Liked least: The 8 hour drive to get there.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Recommended for:
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sleafordS...
Swindon
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Truly special in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed August 13, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Stayed here for a week as a family of four. (Two adults and two teenagers) We have stayed in many lodges over the years but this one outshines the rest. Otters Holt is truly a special lodge in a stunning setting. It was great that it was a little bit different by being round and tucked down by the river.
The lodge was clean and spacious. The view through the tall glass windows are fantastic. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds comfortable with quality linen and towels. The showers were excellent. I do agree with another reviewer that it needs more mirrors. One in the twin bathroom and another in the double bedroom ( I struggled to use my hair straightener near a mirror with a socket)
The lodge is amongst a few other lodges, and it is directly next to a bridge. People walking past can look down onto the decking area, but we hardly noticed anyone, but you can hear the traffic, luckily it didn't seem to be a very busy road so there wasn't too much noise.
The weather was kind to us the week we stayed so we managed to sit out on the decking area most nights. We even used the BBQ. A fantastic view, just watching the river flow by. We didn't use the hot tub much (it wasn't really working properly during the week we stayed). However just sitting outside taking in the view was good enough for us.
The lodge is located at the end of the village with a good pub opposite. Everything else, including a good supermarket, is about 15-20 minute level walk into the centre. Which my husband walked every morning to get a paper and a bit of shopping.
Killin is a great location to explore from. We went to Inverness and Lochness, which was a good day out. Other days at other lochs / villages and some days in, just enjoying the view.
Otters Holt is a beautiful property which I throughly recommend.

Thank you for a fantastic week.

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