Kilbride Lodge -Tyndrum – Scotland
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Kilbride Lodge is a stunning 2 bedroom self-contained lodge in the village of Tyndrum which is at the southern edge of Rannoch moor.
It is a small village in Scotland whose Gaelic name translates as “the house on the ridge”. Tyndrum is just 5 miles north of Crianlarich, in the heart of hillwalking country around Glen Lochy – the perfect location for exploring.
Kilbride is a standalone lodge in a quiet lane and there are walking opportunities right from your door. The West Highland Way passes through the village, should you wish to join the thousands who give it a go each year. The West Highland Way is of course, the most walked long-distance trail in Scotland and attracts about 85,000 people every year, of whom more than 30,000 walk the entire route.
However, if sitting round the firepit and having a BBQ is more your thing, then you’ll certainly be able to relax and do just that here. There are some boardgames in the lodge for a night in with the kids too.
Although there is no separate sitting room, there are 2 spacious bedrooms, each with its own double sofa and a TV in each bedroom.
The Double bedroom has a luxury en-suite wet room and the Twin bedroom has an en-suite shower room. There is excellent WIFI & access to Netflix as well.
The lodge is suitable for wheelchair users, with it being on one level and there is a spacious wet room off the double bedroom also.
The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and a breakfast bar with 2 stools. Another separate breakfast table with benches adds further seating facilities.
At the rear of the lodge is an area for sitting outside, having a BBQ and relaxing by the firepit.
Tyndrum is on 2 major road links – the main A82 divides just north of the village and heads towards Fort William via Glen Coe, while the A85 heads west to Oban.
It is also the smallest town in the UK with 2 train stations – ‘Upper Tyndrum’ and ‘Tyndrum Lower’. The lodge is 200 yards from Tyndrum Lower station – this is the line that runs from Glasgow to Oban.
If you want to venture north, hop on the train at Tyndrum Upper to get to Fort William and Mallaig. It is only a short walk between the two stations.
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Internet: Free WIFI & Netflix
Kitchen: U shaped kitchen, electric oven and hob. Microwave, toaster, kettle and basic utensils for cooking.
Dining: Breakfast table and benches. 2 stools at kitchen worktop also.
Living: No separate sitting room, but each bedroom as a double seat sofa.
Bedrooms: 2 bedrooms: 1 x Double, 1 x Twin with television in each room.
Bathrooms: One wet room with shower, toilet and basin off Double bedroom.One en-suite shower room off twin room.
Wheelchair accessible: Suitable for Wheelchair users. Level access from outside and a wet room off the double bedroom.
Pets: Charge £15 for 1 dog and £25 for 2 per stay Maximum of 2 dogs are allowed.
Outside: Table and Chairs for 4, umbrella, BBQ and firepit
Bank: Cashline at Green Welly Stop in Tyndrum
Shops: Londis Convenience Store (supermarket) The Green Welly Stop for Petrol, food, gifts, clothing, accessories
Pharmacy: Dalmally – Lochview Pharmacy (10 miles) – Main Road, Dalmally, PA33 1AX Tel: 01838 200465 Killin – Davidsons Chemist (18 miles) – Myrtle Grove, Main Street, Killin, FK21 8UX Tel: 01567 829006
Hospital: Accident & Emergency (A&E) – Lorn & Islands Hospital (29.5 miles)Address: Glengallan Road, Oban, PA34 4HH Open 24/7 Tel: 01631 567 500 Services: Bone injuries, emergencies, eye injuries, paediatrics (child), tele-medicine, walk-in, x-ray.
Vets: Riverside Veterinary Clinic – Callander (34 miles) Address: Unit 1 Lagrannoch Industrial Estate Geisher Road, Callander FK17 8LX Phone: 01877 381213
Beach: No beach but River nearby. Loch Lubnaig and Lochan na Bi – open water swimming and both approximately 15 minutes from lodge.
Nearest Town: Crianlarich – 5 miles south. Killin – 18 miles north east.
Nearest Village : Tyndrum
Public Transport: There are 2 excellent train stations in Tyndrum: Tyndrum Lower and Upper Tyndrum. The lodge is 200 yards from Tyndrum Lower train station – this is the line that runs from Glasgow to Oban. As you exit the station turn right onto Lower Station Road, follow the road around until you reach the Lodge. If you want to venture north, hop on the train at Tyndrum Upper to get to Fort William and Mallaig. It is only a short walk between the two stations.
Coach : Citylink operate services from Tyndrum to various cities.
Golf: Killin Golf Club – 18 miles
Boat Trips: Loch Cruise at ‘Cruise Loch Lomond Ltd’, The Boatyard, Tarbet, G83 7DG – 20 miles
Fishing: Loch Lubnaig and Lochan na Bi
Walking: There are about 30- 40 Munros in this area alone and there are many gentle glens for walks. (‘Glen’ is the Scottish term for a valley)
Hills : Tyndrum lies within Breadalbane, ‘The High Country’. It is characterised by long glens, surrounding hills, peaks, rocky outcrops and gullies.
Key hills include Ben Lui, Ben Oss, Beinn Dubhchraig (all Munros) to the south of the village.
Cycling: A new walking and cycling route in Tyndrum is suitable for cyclists, horses, buggies and walkers and includes a brand-new bridge connecting the communities and businesses of Tyndrum and Crianlarich. It creates a circular loop from Tyndrum, allowing cyclists to bypass the A82 trunk road and takes in impressive views of Ben More, crossing the river Cononish with views of pine forest.
Waterfall : Falls of Falloch is a waterfall and beauty spot on the river Falloch off the A82. It is 7km south west of Crianlarich and is also on the West Highland Way – about 11 minutes from Tyndrum.
Restaurants: Green Welly Stop, TJ’s American Diner, Real Food Café
Gardens: Ardkinglas Woodland Garden – * Fairy Trail * Some fairies & elfs have decided to make the woodland garden their homes. Open all year round. The Gruffalo Trail is a short trail using boards showing selected extracts from the Scots version of the famous book to link the story to the setting of this special corner of the Woodland Garden.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Harry Potter fans!
The Jacobite steam train runs on the West Highland Line between Fort William and Mallaig in Scotland. Of course, in Muggle world, its known as the Hogwarts Express.
(To begin, you need to travel to Fort William, either by train from Tyndrum which will take about 1 hour 35 minutes or driving by car will take about an hour).
Travelling along the West Highland Line is a breathtaking experience with stunning scenery of kaleidoscopic-coloured moors, snow-capped mountains, shimmering lochs and rugged coast and conjures a unique kind of magic for both Harry Potter fans and railway enthusiasts.
Its no wonder this 84 miles (135 km) round trip is described as the ‘greatest railway journey in the world’!Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig and passes by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar – finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis!
It’s a great day out for all the family.