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Bluestone Church

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Charming cottage, warm and comfortable, perfect home-from-home, scenic location
Lovely square lounge, great views out over the river to the hills beyond.
Oban Harbour on the West Coast
1 of 19Charming cottage, warm and comfortable, perfect home-from-home, scenic location
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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Converted chapel
Bluestone Church itself is as pretty as a picture; this historic charming little chapel building (circa 1856) sits in an elevated position in private gardens enjoying wonderful scenic views over the River Earn and Loch Earn and to the majestic high hills and forests surrounding. Make no mistake our beautiful loch-side village of St. Fillans is set amongst some of the country's most deeply dramatic and atmospheric Scottish scenery imaginable. Enjoying the idyllic scenic beauty of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park this is the geographical centre of Scotland, just the perfect base to enjoy Scotland's renowned food, drink and hospitality as well as its splendid outdoor activities and many fascinating visitor attractions. St. Fillans sits comfortably along the banks of beautiful ...Bluestone Church itself is as pretty as a picture; this historic charming little chapel building (circa 1856) sits in an elevated position in private gardens enjoying wonderful scenic views over the River Earn and Loch Earn and to the majestic high hills and forests surrounding. Make no mistake our beautiful loch-side village of St. Fillans is set amongst some of the country's most deeply dramatic and atmospheric Scottish scenery imaginable. Enjoying the idyllic scenic beauty of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park this is the geographical centre of Scotland, just the perfect base to enjoy Scotland's renowned food, drink and hospitality as well as its splendid outdoor activities and many fascinating visitor attractions. St. Fillans sits comfortably along the banks of beautiful Loch Earn which can be easily accessed for picnics, water-sports, fishing, bird-spotting and many wonderful walks. Wildlife sightings are plentiful: Salmon, Trout, Red Deer, Ospreys, Kites, Buzzards, Wild Goats, Red Squirrels to name a few. Perfect location for touring, situated near to Stirling, Crieff and Gleneagles as well as central between Glasgow to the west and Edinburgh in the east, both major cities can be reached in just over an hour's drive. The accommodation: cleverly converted Bluestone Church provides the perfect romantic Scottish hideaway with home-from-home comforts, cosy sitting room, open-plan kitchen/dining and sunroom, with log-burner and electric heating, all superbly equipped with everything you could possibly need to enjoy a relaxing holiday. We offer modern, comfortable 4-star quality self-catering accommodation with private gardens and parking ideally suited for 2 to 4 guests (for guest comfort the house is no-smoking and no-pets) Your comfort is extremely important to me. The beds are really very comfortable (wider and longer than most) arranged either as super king-size or separated into twins. You choose how we prepare the beds specifically to your own bedding preference. All our white linens are 100% high quality cotton and luxury bedding toppings are your choice; super-soft sumptuous goose-down, or hypo-allergenic cotton options are all available and towels and dressing gowns are provided. The front bedroom has an en-suite bath, basin & toilet. The rear bedroom has a power shower adjacent with a further toilet and basin downstairs. Hairdryers are provided. The very well equipped kitchen has possibly every appliance you might need, with plenty of crockery, cutlery, glassware, and cooking utensils including 'sharp' knives. We provide a breakfast starter pack of bacon, eggs, bread, milk, & butter (or vegetarian options), and a welcome tea tray awaits your arrival. For the convenience of our guests we have a 'ready steady cook' kitchen with most general basic grocery items available, so whatever time you arrive at the cottage you will be able to make a simple meal. Entertainment: Unlimited Wi-Fi Internet SKY Q TV (Full Package) (Sitting Room) 40-inch Plasma Screen TV and second TV with SKY Q in Kitchen Amazon Alexa / request whatever Music, Radio etc to your taste Games & Books Picnic Equipment Walking Sticks In-house Telephone Rental rates are all inclusive of changeover housekeeping, electricity, logs for the fire, starter pack and tea tray. Also available for you: picnic chairs, portable barbecue, flasks, rucksacks, picnic basket and blankets, umbrellas, walking sticks, golf clubs, binoculars, shopping bags etc. The village shop is just next door and is ideal for most basic groceries, newspapers, ice creams, alcohol and fishing licences. Best of all they have a cute little coffee shop with excellent coffees, the perfectly convenient place where owner Liam will make-to-order a lovely fresh home-cooked breakfast. St. Fillans has a nine-hole golf course which is a true delight and amazingly the green fee works out at around just £1 per hole. Just a short drive from the house it is situated in a stunning valley between the high hills with great views and also offers delicious home-made clubhouse catering. For fishermen, fishing licences can be purchased from the Village Shop and simply walk across the footbridge to find a nice beach on the other side of the Loch from where you can fish. If total relaxation is your thing, take the picnic chairs down to one of the little beaches around the Loch, enjoy a picnic at the water's edge, enjoy the lovely views, so beautiful through all the different seasons. I will do everything possible to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay at Bluestone Church so that when you return home you feel well looked after and have experienced the best of Scottish hospitality. I look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you to this lovely place soon. With all good wishes Grace More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Shower, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Grace B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
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Reviewed March 23, 2020

Cosy and beautiful converted church - 100% enjoyed staying over half term. Spacious bedrooms with very big, comfy beds plus two lounge areas meant as a family we had lots of options to be together or enjoy time doing different things. House is so well...More

Date of stay: February 2020
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Reviewed October 29, 2019

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Date of stay: October 2019
DayTrip494308, VR Owner at Bluestone Church, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2020

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Reviewed August 14, 2019

This is our favourite holiday house we have stayed in, the converted church is beautiful and so thoughtly equipped that it makes the stay completely stress free. The surroundings are beautiful and is a perfect base for exploring Scotland with lots of places within easy...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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DayTrip494308, VR Owner at Bluestone Church, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2019

Thank you kindly for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I really appreciate hearing your positive feedback and it is especially uplifting to hear you describe Bluestone Church as being your 'favourite' and most 'stress free' holiday home that you have stayed...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2019

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Date of stay: June 2019
DayTrip494308, VR Owner at Bluestone Church, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

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Reviewed June 18, 2019

With a family of four we stayed in Blue Stone Church during our autumn break. The place is sufficiently large, but remains cosy. The real highlight are the bedrooms which are very comfortable. It also has a surprisingly well equipped kitchen. Given the time of...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank derob
DayTrip494308, VR Owner at Bluestone Church, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Thank you kindly for your lovely review of your visit to Bluestone Church last October. It was my pleasure to have you and your family to stay. I was pleased to hear you found the beds so comfortable, the house charming, and enjoyed your visit...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

My family and I visited Bluestone Chapel over Easter and were expecting it to be nice after reading reviews however we were blown away by the place. The Chapel has everything that you require and Grace is always on hand if you need anything. Every...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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DayTrip494308, VR Owner at Bluestone Church, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

Thank you very much for your fulsome and positive review. I am delighted to know you so enjoyed your stay at Bluestone Church and rate so highly all the home comforts and personal touches that made your stay so memorable. Yes please do “haste ye...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2018
DayTrip494308, VR Owner at Bluestone Church, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2018

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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited Scotland the first time and also we rent for the first time a holiday home. Naturally we were a bit excited which would expect us. Retrospektive we really have to say that we were so lucky and blessed to find Bluestone. The church...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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DayTrip494308, VR Owner at Bluestone Church, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2018

Thank you very much for your very kind and generous review. We really appreciate your gracious comments and are so pleased that our welcome and the facilities of Bluestone Church were all that you could have wished for your first experience of hiring a holiday...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018

With this unique place you cant miss. Everything was perfect from prior to arrival to the very last. There where all we could ask for (even carcoals in grill!). Good location, beatiful surroundings, short distance to day trips. They have even made a pavemented trail...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Management response:Responded August 2, 2018

I am delighted to hear that you found Bluestone Church to be unique and just perfect in its location in the most beautiful of surroundings. It is gratifying to know that we are looking after our visiting friends, and that you recognised and appreciated all...More

Reviewed June 22, 2018

Grace is a great host who cares about the well-being of her guests. The Bluestone Church is great equipped and nothing is missing. Again any time.More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Gelbesha
Management response:Responded June 27, 2018

Thank you for your very kind comments and for taking the time to share your review. It was lovely to hear that you had a happy and comfortable visit to Bluestone Church and enjoyed all the 'comforts of home' at our unique cottage in beautiful...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Private Yard
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Stove
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
The area is full of romantic castles and dramatic scenery, a great place to relax and enjoy a slower pace of life. Situated on Loch Earn there are wonderful walks, or simply take your picnic down to the banks of the beautiful loch and relax. Scotland is well known for its New Year celebrations. Hogmanay street parties are commonplace, and if you come to stay you could visit the neighbouring village of Comrie and watch the ancient ritual of 12 strong men in kilts parading around the village carrying burning cabers to ward off any ill spirits, accompanied by pipe bands in full highland dress, with revellers dancing in the streets. When the bells ring out at midnight the flaming torches are hurled off the bridge and into the River Earn to extinguish the old year, and to bring in the New Year.
Getting around
A car is pretty much essential to allow you the freedom to tour around and visit all the many delights of this area of the Central Scottish Highlands, allowing you to stop and linger a while at any city, town, village or natural sight that attracts your interest along the way. Day trips out to Visitor Attractions and further afield can be enjoyed by driving to the West and East coastal fishing ports and villages, as well as allowing you the adventure of getting off the main thoroughfares to explore so much of the beautiful Scottish country-side and hidden places. There is currently a local bus route to/from St.Fillans/Perth which stops at all the villages along the route. Please check at the local bus stance in St. Fillans for times.
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