Stunning Mid-Century Riverside Lodge


Entire cottage hosted by Catriona

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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Welcome to The River Tilt Retreat! A newly-renovated Highland haven chosen for its breathtaking location situated on the banks of the River Tilt, in the historic village of Blair Atholl. It is the perfect destination to relax in the heart of the Scottish countryside at the entrance to the Cairngorms National Park. With three bedrooms, 5 beds, a large open-plan living space, and a steeped-in-nature riverside deck, it is the perfect getaway for up to 6 people. Book your stay with us today!

The space
About the River Tilt Retreat-

A complete renovation has just been completed and the Scandi interior, which is blended with Japanese and mid-century features, was designed to create a beautiful living experience full of the 3 Rs: Relaxation, Reconnection and Recreation, while steeped in Nature. We started this project from scratch and every detail of the open living area and 3 inviting bedrooms has been created to offer you the best experience. Morning meditation and yoga on the private riverside deck. Kicking off your boots at the door after a walk along the many trails through Blair Atholl Castle estate and beyond. Eating alfresco with the mesmerising background music of the river Tilt and wildlife all around you. Taking time to soak in the bath with a glass of wine. On clear nights, staring at the brilliant night sky with constellations of stars and swathes of the Milky Way. Going to sleep at night with the sound of silence.

The accommodation comprises a wide and welcoming entrance hall, open-plan living space decorated in lovingly restored vintage Ercol pieces, three bedrooms with a master ensuite, family bathroom, and expansie riverside deck.

The spacious living area was created to reflect and focus on the fabulous view of the river and pine woods on the opposite bank. The large lounge area has 2 vintage Ercol sofas placed around the “wood burning” Gazco Stove. The dining area has a vintage Ercol table and chairs to seat 6 with matching bar trolly. There is a small desk space for those who are “working from home” and there is 67mbs wifi to make sure all your videos calls are crystal clear. Almost doubling the living space is the expansive deck which is accessed via two sets of french doors, allowing you to bring the outside in. The ample and fully fitted kitchen has a full-sized electric fan-assisted oven, a combination microwave oven and a large 5 ring gas hob with cooker hood. There is also a kettle, a toaster, a hand-held blender for smoothies and soups and a hand-held electric whisk for baking. With a tall fridge freezer, kitchen extractor fan, dishwasher, and plenty of worktop space, creating a meal is easy and exciting.

The bedrooms are comprised of a cosy bunk room with 2 single beds, a room that can either be a twin room or another double room as the two single beds can be linked to form one king-sized bed, and the spacious master bedroom that has the private facility of an ensuite with walk-in shower. As the master bedroom lies at the back of the lodge, it has a sense of retreat within a retreat! The linen and furnishings throughout the lodge have been chosen with high comfort in mind. Great mattresses, anti-allergic pillows and duvets, designer linen and Egyptian cotton towels. All bedrooms have plentiful storage i.e. a wardrobe with hanging and drawer spaces in each. The sizable main bathroom has a large soaking bath with rain head shower over, and a large towel rail providing ample heat. It also has a cupboard which houses the boiler and washing machine.

The Amenities:
**Please note, the Steadings Spa, pool, and gym are closed for refurbishment until Autumn 2022 - apologies for any disappointment this may cause!**

For your comfort:
Gas Central Heating & trace underfloor heating
Feature “wood burning“, Gazco stove - all the pleasure of a stove without the work!
Double glazing throughout
Hot water bottles for each bed

For your enjoyment:
WIFI throughout the lodge (67Mb - super fast!)
40 inch 4k Ultra HD Smart TV (with Freeview), Panasonic sound bar and DVD player
Garden dining table & 6 chairs, a parasol and a large swing seat on the deck for outside time (cushions stored under lower bunk)
Collection of books, toys, games and activities
Collection of tourist information leaflets on places to visit, restaurants/food outlets and local run activities
Full drawer of baking equipment and a Mary Berry book on cake baking
Vintage Royal Albert tea set with cake stand for that special afternoon tea
Japanese saki set and sushi making equipment for something different
Bed tray for breakfast in bed for those you want to spoil
Collection of vintage Edinburgh Crystal wine, port and liqueur glasses - so every dinner is a special occasion
Vintage Edinburgh Crystal whiskey glasses for that beautiful Highland malt
Set of hot stones for heated massage. Leave the stones on top of a radiator until they are hand hot before using.
Selection of plants to help bring the outside in…please water me if I am thirsty!

For your convenience:
Off-street private parking space for 2 cars (no motorhomes allowed)
Lockbox at reception for 24 hours access
Folder with instructions for the lodge including all appliances and contact numbers in case of emergencies
Extra front door key left in the lodge for use during your stay
Security light at the front door for easy arrival during dark
GHD hair dryer (in master bedroom closet)
Travel cot and high chair for our youngest guests (stored under the lower bunk)
First Aid kit plus a basket with medical supplies and a sewing kit, located in the kitchen above the ovens.
Washing machine (small size) housed in the bathroom cupboard with the boiler
Iron and ironing board in the hall cupboard
A collection of cleaning equipment and materials located in the hall cupboard and the cupboard under the sink
Shark vacuum cleaner
Small tool box in the hall cupboard

For your safety:
Landlord Gas Safety Certificate covering all gas appliances
EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report)
PAT tests on all portable electrical items
Hard-wired fire alarm system with both heat and smoke detectors
Hard-wired CO detector beside the boiler
Fire blanket situated in the kitchen area
Fire extinguisher situated in the inner hallway beside the bedrooms

For your consideration – the no nos:
The lodge is a no-shoe home so we would be grateful if you would remove footwear in the hall and bring some slippers!
There is a strict no smoking policy in the lodge
Sadly, there is a no pets policy, too
Lastly, there is a no candle policy, however, we have provided some battery-operated tea lights to create that romantic ambience

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Mountain view
River view
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
40" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix
Washing machine – In unit

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 73 reviews


Where you’ll be

Bridge of Tilt, Scotland, United Kingdom

The lodge is sited on the award-winning Parc Royale which offers the onsite facilities of a spa, sauna, swimming pool, gym and beauty studio to the lodge guests at a small additional charge (Please note, the Steadings Spa, pool, and gym are closed for refurbishment until Autumn 2022 - apologies for any disappointment this may cause!). The Loft Restaurant provides an excellent menu based on local produce.

The historic village of Blair Atholl is steeped in a rich history and heritage. If you go no further than the village there is much to visit with Blair Atholl castle, the estate’s trails and formal garden, the working mill and tea-room and the Wasted Degrees brewery. There are also many whiskey distilleries in the area where you can savour a variety of world-renowned Highland malts.

Hosted by Catriona

  1. Joined in February 2014
  • 73 Reviews
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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

Cancellation policy