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Reviews and feedback from our guests is incredibly important to us. 

We were thrilled to recently receive a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. This is awarded to self catering properties who demonstrate exceptional levels of customer service and care and consistently receive 5 star reviews. 

You can read the reviews we have received on Trip Advisor for Balgedie House by clicking on the link here and for Balgedie Lodge by clicking on the link here

The reviews below have been added by guests as well as added by ourselves using the lovely comments left in the guest books at both the House and the Lodge.  

  • From the moment we got in touch with Shona, we knew we were in great hands. She has been amazing in every way possible from the early stage planning right up to the recommendations of local places as we approached our stay. We were up with two other families - including four young toddlers - and everything was perfect.

    The setting of Balgedie House is simply stunning. The home itself is incredible with all the amenities you could ever ask for (including 2 irons!). All the bedrooms are beautiful with powerful showers and impressive baths. The layout is also ideal for families with children with the kids rooms perfectly bright and colourful. There was nothing that we could have needed and everything has been very well thought out. The facilities and set up for kids is perfect; high-chairs, potties etc. were made available, a cot was set up as requested by the helpful house-keeper, Mary, and the tv and games room is a great place for the kids to chill.

    Outside - we enjoyed the built-in ground-level trampoline and rope swing in the garden.

    We hope to return again with friends and more children as the place is really perfect.

    — Jonny Setty @Balgedie House, 31 Aug 2018
  • Balgeddie House exceeded our expectations in every possible way! The house really is stunning and the photos do not do it justice. We were a family of 14 and the house accommodated us all very comfortably. The decor is fresh and beautiful and the beds gave us the best nights sleep ever. We are lucky to have such wonderful weather and spent many hours on the front lawn playing croquet with those who chose not to finding a little corner either in the house or garden for themselves. On the Saturday, Karen came in and served us the most delicious meal in the dinning room with views out to the Loch - heaven!! There is lots to do in the area but it is tempting to stay at the house and enjoy all that Balgeddie offers. Excellent communication with Shona ensured that everything went smoothly and Mary met us on arrival and gave a full explanation of where everything was etc. Thank you Shona, Karen and Mary for helping to make it such a wonderful weekend. Would return in a heart beat! The Troup Family

    — Pauline Troup @Balgedie House, 02 Jul 2018
  • We had a fantastic and very memorable weekend in Balgedie House and Lodge for my husbands 30th birthday. I had booked here as a central meeting point for various family members coming from various parts of Scotland and England. On the day of our arrival, it happened to be the worst bout of snow Balgedie House had ever seen. On arrival the housekeeper Mary and her husband went above and beyond to help us get into the house. The owner, Shona, was also in regular contact with me doing her very best to help as some of our family members were stuck in the snow.
    Once everyone eventually arrived we had the most amazing weekend in the house and lodge. It was the perfect venue for what we needed and the large kitchen/dinning/lounge area held us all comfortably.
    The kitchen was very well equipped enabling us to cook for a large number and the 2 dishwashers were a great addition.
    We had some small children and due to the bad weather we were in the house a lot more than planned but due to there being a great supply of board games, Wii, Netflix etc the kids were well entertained.
    The house itself oozes extreme luxury and we are all still obsessing over the heavenly master bedroom’s carpet and the master bathroom.
    Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed Balgedie House and lodge and will most definetly be back again.

    — Kimberley Maclaren plus family & friends @Balgedie House and Lodge, 10 Mar 2018
  • What a wonderful place to stay - immaculate and in such a beautiful rural but accessible location. Masses of space and a lovely garden, it was absolutely ideal for our family get together. Highly recommend and we hope to be returning soon.

    — Cooper family @Balgedie House, 01 Nov 2017
  • We (8 adults and 3 children) had a wonderful 4 night stay at Balgedie House. The house is fully equipped, furnished to a high standard and very comfortable, the well maintained gardens and views over Loch Leven are amazing. Our children loved playing on the tree swing. The attention to detail of the fresh flowers in the bedrooms made the house feel homely, Shona is really attentive with her communication and Mary made us feel very much at home when we arrived. We loved it so much we are returning next year for a week.

    — Lisa and Grant Forsyth @Balgedie House, 29 Oct 2017
  • An outstanding and fabulous location for a family 70th birthday weekend! The room layout was perfect for 8 adults and 7 grandchildren. The garden and grounds were ideal for energetic youngsters and for adults to relax! Well done and thank you, Shona and Charlie, you'll get our highest recommendation!

    — George and Julie Annand and family @Balgedie House, 26 Sep 2017
  • Booked for my family and my 60th Birthday - 14 adults, 2 children and 4 dogs. Beautiful house, wonderful setting and plenty of room for us all! Everyone loved it! Thank you so much for a great stay.

    — Janet Clayton and family @Balgedie House, 18 Sep 2017
  • Our second visit and enjoyed our stay enormously. Sunsets and stormy skies just breathtaking. Thank you.

    — Juliet Hosie @Balgedie Lodge, 18 Sep 2017
  • The perfect house for spending time with our family and attending our son's wedding. Spectacular views, wonderful gardens - a superb base! Thank you!

    — Pete and Marion Berry @Balgedie House, 11 Sep 2017
  • The accommodation at Balgedie Lodge was excellent - very spacious and comfortable with lots of attention to detail. The sun room had fantastic views over the loch and was a great room to relax in after long walks in the area; the sunsets were fantastic. Lots to do around Kinross - plenty of good walks, Loch Leven Castle is worth a visit, and the Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel are close by. We were a large family group staying at both the Lodge and the House and both properties easily accommodated all 19 of us. Both properties were immaculate. We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend both Balgedie Lodge and Balgedie House.

    — Sue O'Leary @Balgedie Lodge, 08 Sep 2017
  • We had the most fantastic family weekend for Lisa's birthday. House and garden are amazing and the children loved the games room. Could have stayed longer. Brilliant!!!

    — The Newlands, Douglas', Piries and McIntyres @Balgedie House, 21 Aug 2017
  • Great location, wonderful views. Cottage very comfortable and had everything we needed. Could not have asked for more. Friends looking to go to Scotland , try this one, you wont be disappointed.

    — Alison and family @Balgedie Lodge, 12 Aug 2017
  • We had a wonderful stay! The weather was great, almost sunny and blue skies. We did a couple of trips to explore Scotland: In Fort William we took the Jacobite Steam Train; we saw Eilean Donan Castle; and at Loch Ness we found Nessie only in the souvenir shop! The cities of Edinburgh and St Andrews were great to visit too. Every day we were happy to return to the lovely and warm designed cottage with its great view over Loch Leven. The house as well as the garden is very well maintained. We really enjoyed the time here with our three children. The contact with Shona was always good and friendly and we always got a prompt answer. We will definitely recommend this to our friends. Thanks again for the wonderful week!

    — Karin and Norbert Lorenz @Balgedie Lodge, 19 Jul 2017
  • Fantastic stay and great location! The view is amazing! We spend most of our time admiring it in the sunroom! :) Highly recommended!

    — Smith Family @Balgedie Lodge, 09 Jun 2017
  • We gathered our family, children and grandchildren,from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Berkhamsted and Walkerburn to celebrate my significant birthday. The house and surroundings were exactly as shown on the website, better even, and immaculately clean and freshly decorated. Mary, the housekeeper was lovely and most helpful, responding to a query promptly. The whole house is superbly appointed and equipped, you lack for nothing. The configuration of bedrooms and bathrooms suited our group precisely and having choices in public spaces was a bonus. We have already sung Balgedie's praises to friends and relatives and would certainly consider a return visit. We wish Shona the very best with this continuing project.

    — Bruce Macalister @Balgedie House, 25 Apr 2017
  • Wow! what a place! We enjoyed a stay in Balgedie House with another family. The house was furnished beautifully, yet felt so comfortable and homely right away. It worked brilliantly for us as we all had more than enough space, even the kids had their own playroom and bathrooms! I think a good sign of the break was that we hardly saw the gaggle of boys with us the entire weekend! It was so well equipped throughout and really practical touches like 2 dishwashers for those larger mealtimes made it all so easy. Cooking was a joy with those wonderful views. It is the type of place that you end up sitting at the kitchen table for hours on end, or by the fire in the evening putting the world to rights over a glass or two of something. We had the luxury of staying in the bedroom with the loo and a view! The bed in our room gave this mum of a newborn the best night sleep in ages - just so comfortable! Thank you! Perfect for a multi-generational holiday, or for a couple of families together. Definitely recommend.

    — Lizzie Kerr @Balgedie House, 15 Feb 2017
  • We had a lovely week staying at Balgedie Lodge; the view from the living room, kitchen & sun room is stunning & always changing, I don't think I would ever get bored of it. The cottage was warm & cosy, nicely decorated & well equipped with everything we needed. We visited Loch Leven Larder for lunch & breakfast (can recommend booking a pod) & we walked to Balgedie Toll for dinner. Although my favourite evenings were sitting with a glass of wine in the sun room watching the sun go down. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage & will hopefully return one day.

    — Susan Nanney @Balgedie Lodge, 15 Oct 2016
  • We have just finished a two week stay and enjoyed every minute! The Lodge was very well equipped with everything we needed, and more, to make our holiday perfect. There were games and books for the children and adults, maps, brochures, suggestions, and even a piano and guitar. When the weather allowed, we sat out in the garden, enjoying the fabulous views of Loch Leven and the surrounding countryside. The location was superb, with easy access to the motorway for Edinburgh or Perth, or exploring Fife, Kinross, and Clackmannanshire. I have stayed in several Airbnb accommodations over the last few years and have been very happy with all of them. This was THE best of the lot! I'll be back!

    — Lorraine and family @Balgedie Lodge, 14 Sep 2016
  • Lots of lovely places to walk the dogs and in a great position for local days out with the kids. The night we arrived there was a bottle of wine and box of chocolate biscuits waiting for us which was a really nice touch. Just a lovely place to stay, can't really say much more. Would love to go back.

    — Jenny and family @Balgedie Lodge, 05 Aug 2016
  • Lovely house - we needed for nothing. Beautiful views across Loch Leven. Nice standard of accommodation and lovely having some biscuits and bottle of wine on arrival. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us.

    — Gail and family @Balgedie Lodge, 27 Jul 2015

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