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Balgedie Lodge, beautiful spot with easy access into Edinburgh Fringe + Festival

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Balgedie Lodge, the old Gate Lodge, recently refurbished, with the magnificent Lomond Hills behind.
1 of 36Balgedie Lodge, the old Gate Lodge, recently refurbished, with the magnificent Lomond Hills behind.
Overview
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Kinross, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Balgedie Lodge is beautiful cottage. Bright and cheery in the summer, warm and cosy in the winter and the views are simply spectacular.

There are 3 bedrooms - one's a double, the other a twin and the third is a single - so the Lodge can sleep 5 comfortably although an additional single bed or a cot is available on request.

All the bedding is wonderfully comfy, the linen is luxurious white cotton and the towels are large and fluffy! Think boutique hotel without the price tag - a good night sleep is guaranteed!

There's a pretty, enclosed garden with a sheltered patio, perfecting for sitting in and admiring the view by day or the stars by night. It is all on one level, making it easy for families with young children or the elderly or those with some accessibility concerns.

The kitchen has all you'll need to cook up some wo...
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Listing #HL653830
About the Owner
Shona B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
Interaction with guests
We will meet you at the Lodge and show you around, just to be sure you have all you need and know where everything is. Before your stay, please contact us and ask us anything you'd like to know about the area and we will be only too pleased to help you. Should you have any questions during your stay we are only a phone call or an email away. We are keen to help in anyway we can.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Perfect! The place looks exactly like on the pictures and is equipped with everything you could possibly need. Even Internet (wlan) is okay and quite stable.More

Thank Veri M
Camper689778, VR Owner at Balgedie Lodge, beautiful spot with easy access into Edinburgh Fringe + Festival, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review and coming to stay at the Lodge last summer. I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay. I should also let you know we are renovating the bathroom in November and so if you are able to come again (which I...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018

An excellent two-week stay which didn't seem long enough. Fabulous cottage in a perfect location. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and everything was explained to us and places of interest suggested. Really appreciated the welcome pack especially the popcorn and the wine. Nothing was...More

Thank Helen D
Management response:Responded August 18, 2018

Thank you so much for such a lovely review of your stay at our Lodge. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed it all and you did brilliantly in exploring so many sites around and about! Please do come back again another time! We'd...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Excellent cottage, well equipped, Shona really helpful. Boys loved the piano, look forward to our next trip

Thank Scooteringlou
Management response:Responded August 14, 2018

I'm so pleased to hear you all enjoyed your stay at Balgedie Lodge. We'd love to welcome you all back again one day. Please do keep in touch. Best, Shona

Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Strictly no smoking inside the house. We do consider pets but all must be agreed in advance with the owner when booking. There is a charge of 25 GBP per pet & additional rules...
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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    3 Twins
    1 Crib
    1 King
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: $132 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
Easter Balgedie is a small rural hamlet made up of just a few houses and a couple of farms. There are little lanes to stroll along and a farm track that leads up to the Lomond Hills at the back and another that takes you to Loch Leven at the front.

Although in a rural, tranquil setting, Balgedie House is a perfect base from which to explore the heart of Scotland. There's the Fife villages & beaches & Edinburgh, Perth, St Andrews & Stirling are all close by. Golfers have many top courses to choose from, walkers & cyclists & outdoor sports are well catered for, & there are many arts, culture & historical activities too.

Despite all the area has to offer, you may wish to simply enjoy the House, garden & its views & not go anywhere at all!
Getting around
Edinburgh Airport is only 40 mins drive away and Glasgow is about 1 and 1/2 hours away.

Having a car is a must as the property is in the countryside and is not well served by public transport. It is however very near Kinross and the M90 so access to many of parts of Scotland is very easy.

The nearest local train station is Lochgelly (8miles) and Kirkcaldy station is only about 20 mins away and is on the main line north and south. There is also a park and ride service from Kinross.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh: 26.7 mi
Railway: Lochgelly: 6.2 mi
From the South, leave the M90 at junction 6, take the exit through Kinross and travel about 4 miles east on the A911, Kinross to Glenrothes road.

From the North, leave the M90 at junction 7, take the exit through Milnathort, travel about 4 miles southeast on the A911, Milnathort to Glenrothes road.

Driving along the A911, when you've passed Loch Leven's Larder (on your right) and the Balgedie Toll Tavern (on your left), you're getting close! The Gate Lodge is the first cottage on the left after passing the Easter Balgedie sign. You'll hopefully spot the purple chimney pot! Drive in through the stone and black iron gates and park alongside the cottage in the drive.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.9 mi.
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