Tigh na Eglaise Tigh na Eglaise

Tigh na Eglaise
Loch Tay
Perthshire

Sleeping 10

Loch Tay, between Kenmore and Killin in Perthshire and about 47 miles north west of Stirling, is one of the most accessible, central and scenic of Scottish lochs. From its north shore rise the slopes of Ben Lawers, and here, in a magnificent setting between mountain and loch, is Tigh na Eglaise.

The Gaelic name may resonate with French speakers, Eglaise being very close to 'eglise', and the house was once the Manse for the church serving the tiny hamlet of Lawers. Solid, stonebuilt, in traditional Scottish style and beautifully maintained, it is south facing and stands in .4 acre of its own ground with fine views across the loch. Internally it has been modernised and refurbished with the utmost care, retaining many original features, to create a most comfortable and spacious holiday home which is sure delight families and larger parties of sailing enthusiasts, climbers or friends.

Downstairs, there is plenty of room for tenants to spread out. In addition to the large sitting room with open fire, there is a family room, separate dining room, study and breakfasting kitchen, utility, and bathroom while upstairs, there are five bedrooms, one en suite, and a further bathroom. In terms of situation and accommodation, it cannot be faulted.

The outlook from Tigh na Eglaise The outlook from Tigh na Eglaise

The house is reached by a steepish drive, and there is an ample parking to side and rear. The garden is part walled and part fenced and is therefore a great place for children to play. And Loch Tay offers so much for holiday makers of all ages and interests to do. It is famous for its water sports, there is riding nearby, and golf courses at Kenmore (8m) and Killin (8m) and in addition to Ben Lawers behind the house, the peaks of Schiehallion, Ben More and Stobinian offer further challenges to climbers and walkers.

Kenmore should be cherished as one of Scotland's prettiest villages (historically the Scots, it must be said, don't 'do' picture book villages in the English style!) with hotels, a café and some shops. A visit to the Iron Age crannog in the loch there and the chance to practice some ancient crafts, will fascinate adults and children alike. Aberfeldy, a further 5 miles, has a wide range of shops, eating places and a leisure centre. 9 miles more will take you back to the A9, where you can head off to the Cairngorms, Aviemore and beyond to Inverness.

Killin, at the south west end of the loch, offers the Falls of Dochart, and more shops and hotels. Beyond there, the road goes on to Crianlarich, Glencoe and the west coast, which can be reached in under 2 hours. Or, by turning south at Crianlarich, Loch Lomond may be visited.

Bed linen, towels electricity and the first £25 of oil central heating included!included. Water is from a private spring, which is regularly tested. A refundable householder's deposit will be required. Two well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement. No smoking in the house.


Accommodation (sleeps 10):


Diningroom Sitting Room Kitchen Dining Room

Downstairs:

Upstairs:

Bedroom Bedroom Bedroom Bedroom Bedroom Bathroom

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