The Bothy, West Tempar


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  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
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The Bothy is an authentic, traditional Highland dwelling, carefully restored to preserve its original features and character while providing essential facilities, warmth and comfort.
A farmyard location in the midst of our highland home and in the heart of wild, romantic Perthshire, at the foot of the famous Schiehallion.
Two miles from the village of Kinloch Rannoch at the head of the loch, the Bothy is an ideal base for outdoor adventures, observing wildlife or a relaxing escape from the city.

The space
Downstairs the Bothy is a practical space to base your adventures. The room features a simple kitchen, space to enjoy a good meal, a perch to study a map or sip a coffee along with comfortable armchairs to read a good book in front of the woodburning stove.

The stairs are original, steep and narrow, they are not for everyone but the hatch opening leads to a cosy bedroom. Scandinavian style with combed ceilings with a view of over open water and the hills beyond.

The shower room is a 20 step dash around the back of the bothy. A great opportunity to take in the starry sky, the roaring of the stags or the drumming of the snipe! Clean and warm, this is exclusively for Bothy guests.

The kitchen includes a double hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle. Hot water is available in both the kitchen and the shower room.

The bedroom includes a king bed and a single fold up bed suitable for an adult or child. Children love the bothy but need to be supervised especially on the stairs.

We are delighted to welcome dogs to the Bothy, we only ask that they stay downstairs.

Following the 2020 Coronavirus, the Bothy is being thoroughly cleaned and sterilised after each guest in accordance with Government guidelines using industry recommended products. Hand sanitiser and antibacterial cleaning products are provided for guest use. We are working hard to keep ourselves and our guests happy and healthy!

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
River view
Lake access
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Tempar, Scotland, United Kingdom

From the door of the Bothy, guests can wander through the woods and up onto the hill, or across the fields and down to the river. Play in the walled garden or spot the flora or fauna. When organised in advance, we offer a guided Land Rover tour of the hill ground with red deer and other wildlife to identify and breathtaking views for photography opportunities. We are also able to organise river or loch fishing and stalking.

‘An island surrounded by heather-clad mountains’ – Rannoch stretches from the wild moor in the west, down the eleven miles of unspoilt loch to Kinloch Rannoch village and on to the slopes of Schiehallion, one of Scotland’s most iconic mountains, the 'hill of the fairies'.

We recommend not being in a hurry. The glen has so much to enjoy, whether it’s experiencing the windswept munro summits, gazing at the dark night sky, wandering through the ancient Caledonian forest, or listening to the diverse local wildlife. The peace and tranquillity of remote Rannoch is a welcome escape from urban life and the ultimate boost to health and wellbeing.

Rannoch is a naturalist’s paradise. We still get a thrill from watching the black grouse lekking, spying a pine marten, stumbling across a patch of wild orchids, or the sound of the whooper swans taking flight off the still Dunalastair Water.
For the adventurer the walks are plentiful, the quiet winding roads are popular with cyclists, and there are many opportunities for keen canoeists, climbers and swimmers. For more information visit the rannochandtummel website.

Wrap up well (good waterproofs are a must) and enjoy exploring the highlands, but on the days that the weather isn’t kind, our choice would be a drive around Loch Rannoch with a stop at Rannoch Station Tea Room for one of Jenny’s delicious cakes, a wander around the village taking in Ian Biggs’ amazing landscape photography at The Shed Gallery and a pause at the roaring Allt Mhor waterfall. Further afield visit a magnificent Castle, tour a distillery or take home some Scottish country style from the celebrated House of Bruar.

Hosted by Kate

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During your stay

We live across the yard and are happy to recommend a walk, somewhere to visit or help identify the wildlife you have observed.
The Bothy is part of our working farm, we will be out feeding the cattle, filling the log shed or cracking on with a project. If we can, we will happily introduce you to our highland life and our herd of native cattle.
We are equally happy to leave guests to their own devices to recharge batteries and make the most of the peace and tranquillity of our lovely glen.
All interactions will be respectful of social distancing protocols, and masks will be offered to guests.
We live across the yard and are happy to recommend a walk, somewhere to visit or help identify the wildlife you have observed.
The Bothy is part of our working farm, we will b…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy