From castles to lochs and from forests to glens, rural Perthshire might only be a couple of hours’ drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh but you might as well be in an enchanted realm.
And Loch Tay (one of the biggest in Scotland) is a particularly magical corner of it. In fact, in certain lights, the water can seem supernaturally blue.
Soak up the scenery on a two or three night stay at Kenmore Luxury Lodges, which offers 5-star accommodation with plenty of extras.
And if you are looking for a romantic gift, then you know what to do…
Luxury lodge stay
Kenmore Luxury Lodges are a collection of 5-star self-catering cottages overlooking Loch Tay and surrounded by the mountains of Highland Perthshire. The Kenmore Hotel is also on site and offers extra comforts for visitors.
With today’s Big Deal, you can enjoy a two or three night stay in either a two or three bedroom lodge, making this perfect for a cosy romantic treat, family mini-break or get-together with friends.
Children are also welcome, as are pets at selected cottages for a supplement.
Stunning Loch Tay location
Kenmore is a beautiful village at the east of Loch Tay, so you can relax amidst the scenery or, if you’re an active type, head out on a bracing hike.
You will be staying in either Ben More, Ben Lomond, Molly’s Cottage, Brae Cottage or Ben Vorlich. Your accommodation will be allocated at the time of booking.
All of the luxury lodges are unique, so amenities can vary. Expect features such as fireplaces with wood burning stoves; flat screen TVs; fully equipped kitchens with microwave, dishwasher and washing machine; roll top baths, fresh linens and luxury toiletries.
Each lodge also has its own private garden area and some have hot tubs, available for a supplement of £25.
Dining options and historic bar
Although the residences are all self-catering, if you don’t fancy cooking then you can head to the Kenmore Hotel and enjoy a meal in either the elegant Grill Room restaurant or the more casual Boar’s Head bar.
Afterwards, why not warm yourself in front of the open fire in the traditional Highland Poet’s Bar and enjoy one of the many fine Scottish malt whiskies? Robert Burns even wrote a poem on the chimney here — and you can still see it to this day.
While both Kenmore village and Loch Tay have plenty of charms, if you’d like to head further afield then there is plenty of choice in rural Perthshire.
Highlights include Blair Castle, Scone Palace and the Scottish Crannog Centre, a restored Iron Age dwelling with exhibits. Or if you fancy sampling the local tipple then you could take a tour of Blair Atholl Distillery near Pitlochry.
Local activities include white water rafting, boating and pony trekking. Aberfeldy Golf Club is around a 10-minute drive away.
Guests at Kenmore Luxury Lodges have posted plenty of praise on TripAdvisor:
‘’Fantastic first family holiday!...I would thoroughly recommend the Kenmore Luxury Lodges for any couple or family, as it gives you everything that you need for a home away from home, with the convenience of having the hotel so close if you want a night off from the cooking!...’’
‘’Stayed here recently for two nights. The accommodation surpassed our expectations. Check-in was quick and friendly. On arriving at our lodge, we we were all impressed with the layout, comfort and finish. Everything you could need, even for a more extended stay, was available. The on-site restaurant was good and again very reasonable. When we woke up the next morning and saw the view across Loch Tay, which was beautiful, we could not be more pleased. Highly recommend staying here.’’
‘’Wonderful winter weekend spent in this fabulous lodge that is very deserving of its five star status. The house had everything for a perfect break especially the hot tub and woodburner. The furnishings throughout were of a high quality including the glassware and crockery and all spotlessly clean. Location is ideal with Loch Tay, local shop and hotel all a two minute walk. Can’t wait to return.’’
Escape to Loch Tay
If you fancy a scenic summer escape, rural Perthshire is lovely in any season.
And if you are looking for gift inspiration, a cosy stay in a luxury lodge beside Loch Tay would make a very romantic choice.