We had an amazing time staying at Balgedie House and Lodge. My husband's entire family of 17 gathered together from Scotland, Surrey, Brussels and NZ in a truely stunning location and in the comforts of an amazing house. The house and lodge are beautifully decorated. The kitchen so large it could seat us all for family meals, a playroom for the kids with a huge tv screen and Wii, a cosy, comfortable sitting room for the adults to relax in front of an open fire and all with the most amazing views of Loch Leven and the surrounding countryside. There is also so much to do!! In our 3 days we walked down to the loch from the house, visited Loch Leven Island, Falklands Palace, and did a lovely hill walk with a waterfall from Falkland. All family members enjoyed themselves immensely and there was a lot of talk about when we would stay again!!! Thank you Shona for such and enjoyable and memorable stay!
The differing requirements of our group of 5 grandparents, 4 parents, 3 boys and a baby were all catered for perfectly in this beautiful house. Immaculately clean and cared for by Mary, the friendly housekeeper, and superbly decorated and furnished by the owners,Shona and Charlie, this house and garden was everything we could have wished for, and more! Plenty of space for everyone, stunning views, easily accessible from the motorway. Kitchen (with TWO dishwashers - bliss!) had plenty dishes and every possible kitchen utensil/gadget we needed to self cater. Next to this was a dining table where we spent many hours sitting around catching up with each other and just relaxing. Bedrooms and bathrooms were similarly ideal - spacious and sumptious. 5 and 8 yr old grandsons loved the trampoline and rope swings in the garden. The continually changing stunning views of the loch were simply mesmerising. What more can I say? 5 stars for sure, would happily give more. We hope to return soon!
Absolutely loved everything about Balgedie House! Extremely spacious and beautiful house that very comfortably sleeps 12 (plenty of space to accommodate additional people round the dinner table etc if you were to take the cottage also). I particularly liked how well equipped the kitchen was with everything you could possibly need. The garden and views are spectacular and it was great to be able to take our dog! Shona that runs the bookings and Mary the housekeeper were both so helpful and the chocolates and bubbly on our arrival was a lovely touch. If you are taking a dog, the Boat House at Loch Leven is very dog friendly! Can't wait to book another trip to Balgedie.
We rented Balgedie House between Thursday 21st September and Tuesday 26th September 2017 for a family get together to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. We were met by the housekeeper, Mary, who showed around the accommodation which had been set out to suit 8 adults and 7 grandchildren aged between 2 year and 10 as we had previously requested. We found the house perfect from the well equipped kitchen to the sumptuous bedrooms and public rooms. The play/family room was a big hit and was well stocked with a variety of games to suit all ages. The expansive grounds were terrific and provided the children with a safe area in which to explore and play; so much so that we did not feel the need to visit the nearby Loch Leven Larder or the many walks around and near Loch Leven itself. We cannot praise Shona and Charlie enough for their idea in providing such a lovely self catering establishment which, in our opinion, was far better than a hotel. We are so glad that we found Balgedie House and would highly recommend it to anyone planning a group or family get together. We will certainly be considering Balgedie for future milestone family occasions.
We rented Balgedie House for my mother in laws 60th birthday celebrations and the place was a delight. Large and roomy so we didn't all feel on top of each other, and tastefully modernised to keep the character of the house but with modern styling. All in all, highly recommended if you're looking for a getaway retreat.
The house is beautifully decorated and brilliantly set out for a big family gathering. Everything newly fitted so works and very clean. Beds extremely comfortable, super king double in our room - I am very hard to please and I slept very well. Aside from this being a beautiful house to be inside, the views are truly spectacular. I grew up in Scotland so quite hard to please in this department as well and I found myself transfixed by the changing light and views over the course of the day. A very special place and we will be back!
We took a family vacation to Balgedie House at the end of May this year. We LOVED it! Everything is wonderful--the house itself is old and stately, but it has been completely modernized inside and the decorating/decor is cozy and beautiful. Mary, the housekeeper, met us and showed us around. She couldn't have been more welcoming. She had the baby cot already set up for us, along with a changing mat and a baby tub. To complete the hospitality, there was a goodie basket full of essential baby items as well as some wine and a food goodie basket for the adults. We certainly felt welcomed and cared for! The house itself is perfect for a large group or multiple families. For a few days, it was just the two of us and our baby. Then we had the grandparents and brother with his family of four arrive as well as some friends. Everyone had plenty of space and no one was on top of each other. The kitchen is fully stocked with plenty of utensils and cutlery/plates,etc. It's very spacious with a large table that fit everyone and there are two dishwashers, which is awesome for large groups. There's a slow cooker and a food blender, so I could even make my own baby food for the week. There's a TV room and another living room, as well as a small study, so there were plenty of places to hang out or escape/work in as necessary. The grounds are beautiful and the view of Loch Leven and the surrounding countryside is amazing. We highly recommend Balgedie House--you will not be disappointed! We've already been in touch to book for next year. Also--the owner, Shona, was very accessible and checked on us via e-mail throughout our stay to make sure we had everything we needed and was very helpful with suggestions on things to do/see.