Lovely cottage in a great setting *****
Knockshannoch Lodge Date of Stay 3 Jun 2017 Susan & David Crawford, Harrogate
Really enjoyed our stay, cottage had everything we needed and more. Lovely location, quiet with lots of birds to watch in the garden. Birds were great. We logged over 80 species during the trip. The feeders were busy with lots of young birds too, not to mention the bossy pheasant! We even saw a golden eagle up the road from the cottage one evening -passing over. Hope the martens don't get the voles - they're great entertainment. We're feeling suitably rested.
A lovely place to stay at ***** Mirco & Svenja Fink, Bad Salzuflen, Germany
Knockshannoch Lodge is a lovely place with many things to see: starting with the nice decorations inside and also the beautiful landscape that surrounds this place. In the morning when you are having breakfast just look outside the window and watch the birds such as finches, woodpeckers and pheasants while having a cup of coffe and a piece of toast. Also rabbits are showing up to get their share of seeds.
You can also make several trips by car to Pitlochry, Dundee or Blairgowrie when the weather is not that good as you wish. But keep in mind: weather changes quickly... :-)
We were lucky to be in time for the Highland Games at Blair Atholl and had a wonderful start for our holidays in Scotland: loads of fun and good food while watching "men in skirts".
After all we would recommend this place as a good base for a quiet and relaxing holiday with some adventures.
We enjoyed a wonderful week in the unique Knockshannoch lodge on our first family holiday with our new baby. The owners couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome, with plenty suggestions for activities tailored to our needs and interests. This is a cottage unlike anywhere else we have stayed and made us feel like we had gone to a different era with its carefully chosen decor, quirky antiques and of course the round walls! It does however also provide all the modern essentials with plenty heat, hot water and entertainment systems (loved the Wii!) We found it really well equipped with lots of handy items and attention to detail.If you are looking for some peace in a beautiful area, long walks from the front door and then back to a cosy fire or tea in one of the lovely local cafes then Knockshannoch is the perfect retreat. — Megan Bee, 08 May 2017
Scottish Field Magazine review, 5th May 2017 for June 2017 Edition
Historic Round Thatched Lodge House, Quite simply a unique cottage holiday experience ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Mar 2017
When choosing a cottage holiday, we often choose something a little different, something off the beaten track, and so were instantly drawn to this unique, thatched Scottish Roundhouse. This impressive building does not disappoint once inside. There is character and quality throughout, from the semi circular lounge to the rustic country kitchen. We were impressed with the owner's attention to detail; fresh flowers on the kitchen table, wine, fresh bread and eggs to make us feel welcome. There were logs stacked adjacent to the stoves in the lounge and kitchen, plenty of clean, white towels in the bathroom, high quality bedlinen and a feather down duvet on the main bed. The furniture and decor add to the relaxed, country cottage atmosphere making us feel comfortable and at home, ready to enjoy our stay in Glenisla.
On our arrival, the friendly owners were on hand to greet us and show us around, ensuring we knew where things were, and answering all our questions. In addition, there was a very helpful and informative folder with a brief history of the lodge and it's association with the main house; also round but on a much grander scale. We found the walking route suggestions very useful, and had two glorious excusions; the first around Folda, a short distance away and the second after driving to Glen Doll and walking up to Corrie Fee. The owners recommended the Glenisla Hotel and Lands of Loyal as two local dining experiences, and they were both exceptional and worthy of recommendation.
We would highly recommend this cottage to like minded travellers, who value a peaceful and relaxing holiday in glorious countryside with spectacular scenery on the doorstep.
Stylish and charming accommodation in stunning scenery. Hugh & Yvonne Frost, Shropshire *****Date of Stay - 25 Feb 2017
We look for unique, unusual and characterful properties when booking our cottage holidays, and Knockshannoch Lodge does not disappoint; in fact it is probably the best in all departments. The roundhouse format is typical of The Braes of Angus, we encountered several others on our excursions, but they were mainly used for agricultural purposes now. This house however, has been tastefully restored with attention to decor and accommodation detail, that Annie Sloan would be proud to replicate. The quirky nature of this roundhouse is enhanced as soon as you walk through the door; the eye follows the curving inner hallway, complete with coat rack and table, and serves all the rooms. The bedrooms and lounge reflect this internal curvature so there is no place for the Devil to hide! He wouldn't like it here anyway; too well-appointed, clean and tidy for his liking. The rustic but beautifully finished kitchen is a welcoming sight; the perfect place for a hearty breakfast of porridge and honey, tea and toast and Barley, our Vizsla, slept peacefully here, in his dog cage in front of the storage heater. The main bedroom was comfortable with the inclusion of a panel heater, to take the edge off the chill February evenings before sliding under the feather-down duvet. Every convenience is catered for; from the thoughtful inclusion of ample fresh towels, an endless supply of hot water, woodburning stoves that are easy to light and maintain, to a friendly, welcoming and informative guided tour by the owners, Pam and Mark. All this, (and the birthday present!) contributed to a memorable holiday in a remarkable cottage, with stunning scenery on the doorstep. Try it, we're sure you will feel the same.
A beautifully renovated cottage in a great place . Goode Family, Oxfordshire ★ ★ ★ ★ ★Date of arrival 11 February 2017
We had a wonderful time staying here - the cottage has been renovated fantastically well, and is full of interesting and vintage furniture (and a book collection to keep an avid reader going for weeks!). The owners were really helpful, before, during and after our stay - a delight to deal with. The facilities are fine too - although I had some trouble with mobile phone coverage, the wifi worked well. And the views and wildlife are awesome - we saw many bird varieties (including a wood pecker) from the kitchen window and a red squirrel too. I'd definitely recommend this property and the area to couples and families. We'd certainly visit again!
Raymond family, Yorkshire. Beautiful cottage in lovely secluded location. Date of Stay: 29 Dec 2016 - 02 Jan 2017.
The cottage was very cosy, warm and welcoming indeed. All the rooms were very tastefully furnished and the beds very comfortable, making our stay very relaxing. The kitchen was extremely well-equipped and a joy to prepare meals in. The woodburning stove in the living room was the easiest to manage and kept us all so warm and cosy. The internet connection was trouble free and the dvd collection extensive, along with a great variety of books and games to enjoy. The cottage was within easy reach of nearby towns ( I can highly recommend the Fish Bar and the Cafe in the Square in Alyth) and the Glenshee Ski Centre is only 25mins up the road (we borrowed the sledge and had great fun). The location of the cottage is so quiet and peaceful (our boys enjoyed spending time in the surrounding woodland) and the highlight had to be watching the red squirrrels right outside the kitchen window. The owners were very efficient, friendly and helpful, providing plenty of advice for activities and walks in the area. We were very happy with every aspect of our stay at this unique cottage and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting to get away from it all and enjoy some beautiful surroundings.