Set in a remote glen, with wonderful
views over the valley and surrounding mountains, this beautifully
situated, period stone farmhouse enjoys 2½acres of gardens
and grounds, which include a pond and river frontage.
Attractively and very comfortably furnished, Ballinloan offers
exceptionally well-equipped, warm and welcoming accommodation.
Much loved by those who know it, Glen Lyon is one of Scotland's
longest and loveliest glens, boasting a variety of landscapes
ranging from deep river gorges and rock pools, to gentle farmland
and the dramatic peaks of Ben Lawers.
Kenmore (15 miles), on the banks of Loch Tay, offers some of
the best salmon fishing in Scotland, as well as boat hire, sandy
beaches and nature trails. The beauty of Kenmore, especially the
view from the bridge over the Tay, was immortalized by Robert
Burns in a poem that now hangs in the Kenmore Hotel.
Aberfeldy (18 miles) is a charming town on the Tay, notable for
the 400ft-long military bridge built in 1733 by General George
Wade, the Irish overlord of the Highlands.
Pitlochry (30 miles) is a popular, lively town boasting superb
riverside, forest and mountain walks, Highland Games in early
September, sheepdog trials and the famous Festival Theatre, as
well as two famous whiskey distilleries. The Pitlochry Power Station
and Dam is a massive concrete wall which harnesses the water of
the man-made Loch Faskally for hydroelectric power. The visitor
center explains the whole process, and another attraction, apart
form the views up the loch, is the salmon ladder, which the salmon
leap up on their annual migration - a sight not to be missed.
The Glengoulandie Deer Park, Castle Menzies, Rannoch Woodlands
and the National Trust Center at Killiecrankie are all easily
accessible. Riding, golf and sports center within 18miles. Hotel/restaurant
at Fortingall, 9½miles.