A hidden rural gem!
Lovely welcome from Keith, especially kind to our overly excited and large 8mth Labrador! Maple lodge better than expected with great views of the surrounding countryside. Better equipped than most self catering places, as well as tea coffee and basic condiments, the milk and fresh eggs provided were lovely. Eggs were supplied by the chickens who roam the spring flowers and beautiful grounds ( our Dug not allowed off lead!) with one funny strutting pheasant! Great to relax on the veranda of the lodge, which is both child and puppy safe, and watch their antics!
We used the lodge as a base to go exploring during the day, around some beautiful local walks, including the bluebell woods, Ardblair trail, Drimmie woods and Den of Alyth. All our walking tired our puppy out, and allowed us to walk the short distance to the local pub for dinner.
Our puppy is crate trained and there was plenty space in the living area to accommodate his large crate, and we didn't feel hindered while we watched some TV or dined at the table. The bedroom is spacious and has luxuriously comfy bed, we could only stay two nights and didn't need much of the plentiful storage.
Lodge has a living room fire as well as heaters in all rooms, we were lucky and had good weather so didn't have the heating on much at all.
I am a picky customer but have absolutely no complaints or criticisms!
Second time we have stayed at pondfaulds and can’t fault it, lodge is so cosy and the grounds are perfect! Mel and Keith are wonderful hosts and are always on hand for anything needed
My first stay in Maple Lodge, nice private deck area, lovely grounds and view. A warm welcome from the owners Mel and Keith who could have not been more helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
Perfect little getaway with access to everything in beautiful Perthshire. Mel, Keith and Mel's mum were most welcoming and left fresh eggs and milk for our arrival. We were greeted by the resident chickens which my son loved feeding everyday we were there. The cottage was clean, nice,tidy and fully equipped for our holiday. The patio doors opened up onto the covered decking which had a child safety gate, which was perfect for that rainy morning when my son was desperate for outside play. Would highly recommend and definitely come again. Thanks for a lovely break.