Drumcroy Lodges, Mains of Murthly, Aberfeldy Reviewed by The Muir family from Fife
Situated on a raised aspect at the edge of Aberfeldy, overlooking the Strathspey valley and Dewar’s distillery, Drumcroy Lodges provided an ideal weekend break for us and our two young boys. Also, being a dog friendly getaway, we were able to take our 10 month old black lab Skye as well.
Our lodge, Rannoch, which was one of six, had two bedrooms, two bathrooms (one ensuite), and a large kitchen/dining living space which suited us perfectly. On arrival we were greeted with a complimentary bottle of wine, some shortbread and some chewy dog treats which after a couple of hours in the car, Skye was especially grateful for.
With its location in the Highlands, as you’d expect, there are a plethora of dog walking opportunities. With quiet farm tracks immediately on the doorstep of the lodge to established walks like the Birks of Aberfeldy within a mile. It was our intention to walk the Birks of Aberfeldy however on Saturday, we awoke to some traditional Scottish spring torrential rain. We opted to hop in the car and do the short journey to nearby Bruar and walk the slightly more sheltered Falls of Bruar. With its dedicated ‘dog owner’ parking spaces, we stopped off at House of Bruar to have a quick breakfast before braving the weather in our full waterproof gear up the Falls to give the dog and the kids a chance to burn some energy.
On our return to Drumcroy, we stopped at the bottom of the drive to sample some of the local whisky and treat ourselves to a bottle of Aberfeldy 12 year old. Luckily by the time we got back to the lodge, the rain had stopped and the skies were blue so we headed out for an evening stroll with the dog to the Spirit of Wood store which is only about 500m along a quiet road. On our return to the lodge, we lit the wood burning stove, put our feet up and cracked open our purchase from Dewar’s distillery. All in all, a very relaxing weekend.
Prices from £245 for a short break