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Am Bothan

Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, Loch Lomond & Trossachs (Ref. 1110831)



Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Al Shehhi

    “It was a lovely stay !”

    Friendly host , amazing and clean place, good privacy, can’t wait to get back in again!

    Friendly host , amazing and clean place, good privacy, can’t wait to get back in again!

    - Mr Al Shehhi, August 2023


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x child’s bunk
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Storage space
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Small electric oven, grill and hob, fridge, coffee machine, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, superfast WiFi
  • Fuel, power and logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking
  • Gardens to all sides with lawns, decking area, furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: The bunk beds are only suitable for children so please bear this in mind when booking

The property

Am Bothan is tucked away in the woods, perfect for a luxury break on a long-distance cycle or as a cosy base for an outdoor activity holiday. The 'pod' has been built to a standard expected of any luxury house, with oak finishings, rainhead shower, woodburning stove and floor-to-ceiling glass in both the living area and main bedroom that opens up this compact space and brings the outside in. In fact, it can't really be described as a pod at all as it is much more spacious and equipped with everything that you need, including a small kitchen, although nearby Mhor84 might tempt hungry stomachs after a day cycling! With spectacular views of mountains and woodland, Am Bothan gives visitors the feeling of being “away from it all”, yet it is just a mile from the A84 and several popular long-distance walking and cycling routes. Neighboured by a small residential community yet with surrounding trees and no passers-by gives guests full privacy and seclusion. Storage areas are provided for outdoor equipment, including a lockable cupboard suitable for bikes. The cabin is perfectly situated not only as a luxurious pit stop for long-distance cyclists and walkers, but also for any outdoor enthusiast wanting to explore Highland Perthshire and Stirlingshire. Five Munros are reachable within a 30-minute drive, and nearby Lochs Earn and Lubnaig are popular for watersports. The nearby picturesque village of Callander is popular with tourists, full of independent shops and boutiques and with abundant low-level walks through woodland and to waterfalls. Nearby Balquhidder is the final resting point of folk hero Rob Roy, whose grave is a popular tourist attraction. Whether you’re climbing a mountain, paddle-boarding, cycling or just sightseeing, Am Bothan gives you a cosy base to return to at the end of the day.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Callander 13 miles; Stirling 24 miles; Glasgow 54 miles; Edinburgh 68 miles

The Braes of Balquhidder is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Steeped in history and legend, the Celts believed it to be a ‘thin place’ where the boundary between the spiritual world and the earthly world is minimal. Rob Roy MacGregor, the infamous 17th century outlaw who lived in and around the area, is buried in the ruins of the first Balquhidder kirk which dates from 1631. Inside the present kirk, built in 1855, is the St. Angus gravestone, an early Christian missionary who bought Christianity to the area in the 7th century. Balquhidder is a place of songs, stories, ley lines and cup stones. As a test of strength, people throughout the ages have attempted to lift a stone (94kg) onto a neolithic plinth named the Pudraic stone. This ancient ritual continues today, and the site is only a stone’s throw from here if you want to have a go. Along one of the many walks is Creag anTuirc (Boars rock), the ancient rallying place of the Clan MacLaren where once beacons were lit. Kirkton Glen is a three-hour loop along the forest track up into the hills. If you would like to explore the area whether on land or on water, mountain bikes, e-bikes, canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards are available for hire from Roll Outdoors, at the entrance to the glen. A variety of eateries are nearby, including a 5-mile drive to The Broch Café in Strathyre, renowned for its Scottish breakfasts (closed January and February), or perhaphs visit Mhor 84 for a spot of lunch in the sun, or for something a little more special, head to the top of the geln for a fine dining experience to remember at Monachyle Mhor. Balquhidder is a magical, mystical setting in which to enjoy a relaxed holiday or use as a base to tour this beautiful area of Scotland.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.
Note: The bunk beds are only suitable for children so please bear this in mind when booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

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