We (a family with children aged 2&5) enjoyed our short break. The lodge is small but very well designed - not only does it look great we felt we had enough space, even with our two small maniacs charging around. The deck and barbecue area were fantastic while the sun lasted!
The park itself is extremely well maintained and tidy. The pool facilities are good (though on the expensive side).
Blair Atholl is a small place but absolutely charming. Blair Castle is worth a look and provides fun, age-targeted children's activity sheets on the tour. The castle gardens are lovely. We also visited the Highland Wildlife Park, went cycling and walked a beautiful loop along the river; we felt we could happily have spent longer than our three nights in the area.
Jo provided plenty of information and texted to make sure we had settled in. A great rental overall.
We visited Primrose Lodge for a two night stay in February. The lodge is lovely, very tastefully decorated and it has a really nice homely feel about it. It's very comfortable, including the beds, and the bunk beds were a massive hit with my twin boys! The park itself is very nice and the lodge is situated in a great wee part of the site near the river. The weather wasn't great when we visited so we didn't get a chance to explore outdoors, however, we were more than happy chilling out in the lodge with DVDs, games for the kids etc. There were some thoughtful and much appreciated wee touches such as throws to keep you cosy, a bowl with biscuits and another with toffees, magazines etc! We visited nearby House of Bruar and had a lovely lunch there and brought some nibbles back to the lodge. We also ate in The Atholl Arms Hotel around the corner where the food was fantastic. We will definitely be back at Primrose Lodge and hopefully in better weather as there are so many walks in the surrounding area that we would like to do. I can't comment on the Leisure facilities or The Loft restaurant as these were closed when we were there. I would absolutely recommend a stay here, very peaceful and a great place in a lovely part of the country.
When we got to the lodge the lights and heating were on so that it was cosy for us arriving, which we really appreciated after a long journey. The lodge is absolutely stunning and has more or less everything that you need in it, even some cookies were there for our arrival! The only thing we did miss was an iron but that wasn't the end of the world.
We panicked a little when we realised there is a train line right beside the lodge but trains aren't that frequent so it was ok. I'm a light sleeper but would definitely stay at this lodge again so it couldn't have been that bad (we stayed on a Friday & Saturday night).
I think Jo has thought of everything to equip the lodge with what you might need during the stay, little things like having rice and sauces available makes a massive difference.
It was such a lovely stay and we would definitely stay again.
Excellent lodge and facilities.....only the trains woke us up a bit. And the car had a wheel spin getting up the hill onr icy day.but we still all loved the perfectly colour co ordinated place and the peace . Great value for money
Service was excellent! Jo and Dave were quick to respond and very friendly. The lodge was beautifully decorated to a high standard, with all the essentials and then some (thanks for the goodies in the fridge, cupboards and bathroom). The linens and towels even smelled lovely! The beds were super comfy and we were very warm and cosy the whole time. As the lodge was brand new there was no wifi yet, but it's soon to be installed. DVDs, magazines and TV in the lodge kept us entertained and we had taken our laptop with us for watching DVDs. The park itself was ideal - seems to be well maintained and managed. Not an overly clear reception area, but plenty of staff wandering about to ask. The wee one loved the swimming pool on site (both days we had the pool to ourselves for as long as we wanted, for a very reasonable price) and the trains going by (although this might not be for the light sleepers - we didn't mind). The location was ideal for travelling to Pitlochry - 10 mins in one direction - and House of Bruar - 5 mins in the other direction. Blair Atholl Castle, a visitor centre, a hotel/bar, gift shop and mill and tea shop are all walking distance from the park. We could have been very comfortable indoors had the weather been unkind, but the scenery took us outdoors most days. Perfect little gem for a few nights getaway! Thanks Jo and Dave. Hope to be back soon! PS. Keep an eye out for the red squirrels visiting right outside the windows!
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