We took a family vacation to Balgedie House at the end of May this year. We LOVED it! Everything is wonderful--the house itself is old and stately, but it has been completely modernized inside and the decorating/decor is cozy and beautiful. Mary, the housekeeper, met us and showed us around. She couldn't have been more welcoming. She had the baby cot already set up for us, along with a changing mat and a baby tub. To complete the hospitality, there was a goodie basket full of essential baby items as well as some wine and a food goodie basket for the adults. We certainly felt welcomed and cared for! The house itself is perfect for a large group or multiple families. For a few days, it was just the two of us and our baby. Then we had the grandparents and brother with his family of four arrive as well as some friends. Everyone had plenty of space and no one was on top of each other. The kitchen is fully stocked with plenty of utensils and cutlery/plates,etc. It's very spacious with a large table that fit everyone and there are two dishwashers, which is awesome for large groups. There's a slow cooker and a food blender, so I could even make my own baby food for the week. There's a TV room and another living room, as well as a small study, so there were plenty of places to hang out or escape/work in as necessary. The grounds are beautiful and the view of Loch Leven and the surrounding countryside is amazing. We highly recommend Balgedie House--you will not be disappointed! We've already been in touch to book for next year. Also--the owner, Shona, was very accessible and checked on us via e-mail throughout our stay to make sure we had everything we needed and was very helpful with suggestions on things to do/see.
Balgedie House is amazing! It is surrounded by well kept gardens and countryside, with beautiful views over the Loch. The house has been decorated and finished to a high standard and feels luxurious, comfortable and welcoming all in one! The whole house was immaculate with thoughtful touches throughout including fresh flowers, wine and biscuits.
The kitchen is SO well equipped and great for cooking for a large group/socialising. Bedrooms were peaceful, with excellent beds and there were enough bathrooms/en-suites to keep everyone happy (master bathroom is incredible!). There were 11 adults in our group and we don't have a bad word to say between us about our stay, it was perfect.
Shona was very helpful and easily contactable before and after our stay. She answered all questions and provided everything we needed to know about the house/area. She has thought about every aspect of a great place to stay.
We had a fantastic weekend at Balgedie and I would not hesitate in booking again!
We rented the house to celebrate a birthday with all the family and had a wonderful time. The house was beautiful and spacious and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Fresh flowers in all the bedroooms and public rooms and goodies hamper were a very welcoming touch.The standard of decor, furniture, fittings and equipment was excellent without giving the house an intimidating feel.
Finally the house had stunning views over the Loch and sat in lovely gardens.
We would definitely come back.
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.
We stayed with another family & had an awesome weekend. Great views, amazing & spacious house. The kids had a blast running wild around Loch Leven, playing in the gardens before in for supper in the spectacular kitchen. Then off to their TV room to chill out, while we cracked into the wine very relaxing. Recommend to anyone & very much looking forward to a return visit.