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Balgedie Lodge, great spot for family holidays, accessible, pet friendly.

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Balgedie Lodge is a lovely getaway for a family holiday or romantic retreat.
The pretty kitchen, great for cooking up a treat while you're away
Falkland Palace and Gardens is only 20mins away and is one of many great days out from the Lodge
1 of 44Balgedie Lodge is a lovely getaway for a family holiday or romantic retreat.
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 accessibility concerns. The kitchen has a...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 accessibility concerns. The kitchen has all you'll need to cook up some wonderful meals while away. But if you don't feel like cooking a caterer can be arranged and there are lots of great restaurants, cafes and pubs near by - several within walking distance. In the sitting room, you can light the open fire in the evening and snuggle up on the sofas, read a book or watch some tele. You can also have fun play the board games which are there for you to enjoy or have a singalong on the piano! All the rooms are lovely but the sunroom is definitely a favourite! The views of the Loch are the best in the area. Many hours can be spent in there, all enjoy the surroundings! The Lodge is dog friendly too and so if you'd like to bring your pet on holiday with you, we are sure they would love it here! There are so many walks from the front door, a large enclosed garden and even a dog friendly pub just 10 mins walk away. There is a small dog fee and a few dog rules that we ask all our dog owners to follow. There's loads to do around an about - wonderful walks, a new cycle path around Loch Leven, take a trip on the Loch ferry to visit the castle Mary Queen of Scots was famously imprisoned in, discover incredible bird life at Vane Farm, tackle the Lomond Hills which are on the doorstep, and enjoy lots of culinary treats thanks to all the great farm shops, cafes and restaurants near by. It's less than an hour to St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Stirling and Gleneagles and short drives to many wonderful day's out on the beautiful Fife beaches, adventure parks, bowling, a corn maze, deer farm, animal farm, Deep Sea World and so much more. There are so many great day trips the only problem is choosing which ones to do! But we are there to help our guests get the most out of their stay and experience all the area has to offer, so please just ask as we would be delighted to help you in any way we can. It's also a great base for golf lovers - especially with the golf on at Carnousitie in July! The Lodge is only an hour away from the Open and there are many wonderful courses locally to play on too during your stay including the championship courses in Gleneagles and St Andrews and the courses in Kinross, and all the way through Fife. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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 apply. Hen or Stag party's will be considered but the owner must be notified of them when booking. Additional Terms and Conditions will be sent at time of booking. Payment assumes agreement with them. Any damage must be reported and the House left clean and tidy at the end of each stay.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Shona B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Balgedie Lodge is a super comfortable, cosy cottage with spectacular views over Loch Leven. We were lucky enough to spend two weeks here at the end of summer and watch the farmers cultivating the fields and collecting the crops, and see the beautiful sunsets in...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank heatherw198
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely traditional cottage in a wonderfully picturesque setting. Waking up to the amazing views across Loch Leven each day were a blessing. Shona; our host was so responsive & accommodating. Mary; the housekeeper could not have been more helpful, attentive and kind. So many...More

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank kt03aty
Camper689778, VR Owner at Balgedie Lodge, great spot for family holidays, accessible, pet friendly., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review of your stay at Balgedie Lodge. I am so pleased you had a happy stay there. We'd love to welcome you back again at any time so please do keep in touch. Take care. Best, Shona

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very kind host Who is interested in your reasons for travelling and always available for questions. The service all in all was just perfectMore

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank corriep361
Camper689778, VR Owner at Balgedie Lodge, great spot for family holidays, accessible, pet friendly., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Corrie, hi! Thanks so much for your lovely review and kind comments. I am sorry that your plans were dashed by Covid but I am pleased we were able to help and very much look forward to welcoming you to stay as soon as we...More

Reviewed 19 May 2020 via mobile

Staff were very helpful when we booked - helping with local knowledge as we were planning to visit with our extended family. The house looked an ideal base for both adults and children. Unfortunately the COVID virus has scuppered our vacation plans, but the staff...More

Date of stay: May 2020
Thank Treweeks63
Camper689778, VR Owner at Balgedie Lodge, great spot for family holidays, accessible, pet friendly., responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2020

Thanks for taking the time to write this, it's very kind of you and much appreciated. Do stay in touch and let me know when you'd like to come back and stay again. Hopefully it won't be too long now. Best, Shona

Reviewed 4 February 2020

An amazing and spacious house for groups, being 22 people, the house was never too small (and even bigger than it seems the pictures!). The bath- and bedrooms were clean and tastefully decorated. The kitchen had everything we needed and the surroundings, including the garden,...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank 919felixl
Camper689778, VR Owner at Balgedie Lodge, great spot for family holidays, accessible, pet friendly., responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2020

Thanks for such a lovely review! I'm so pleased you were so happy with the place and you all had a great stay. I do hope we can welcome you all back again for another visit soon. Best, Shona

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
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
There Are Tennis Courts 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 neighbourhood
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.
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