Frequently Asked Questions
These are the most commonly asked questions
Do you have Wi-Fi?
We currently have Wi-Fi in Lornty, Ardle and Shee Lodges. You can also access this around the area of our reception inlcuding the car parking area. We are currently(June 2016) investigating extending coverage. The network is suitable for web browsing and checking emails and not suitable for downloading films etc.
Are the lodges in Blairgowrie?
Well yes and no, Blairgowrie is situated on the western bank of the river Ericht and the lodges are situated on the eastern bank of the river. On this side of the river you are in Rattray. Although Rattray is smaller it offers more of a residential and country setting but of course just across the bridge in Blairgowrie you have all the advantages of a larger town offering amenities such as shops, supermarkets, garages, gift shops etc. Our lodges have a secluded setting but just a short walk, by pavement and street lighting, takes you into the town letting you enjoy the best of both worlds.
What accessible are the lodges?
We have developed an Accessiblity Statement which hopefully will let you see how accessible the lodges and grounds are. If you have any further questions regarding this please get in touch by email, letter or phone 01250 874686 and we will be delighted to answer any concerns you may have.
Do we need to bring towels?
We supply a hand towel, bath mat and tea towels. You need to bring bath towels. We have a limited supply for hire at £4 per bath towel and £1 per hand towel.
Can we smoke in the lodges?
No, all our lodges are now strictly non smoking. Ashtrays are available on the balcony for our guests convenience, however we require the French windows to be kept closed at those times whilst smoking outside. Please see our booking terms for further information.
Are dogs welcome?
Yes, however, in order to continue to make our lodges dog friendly we must insist on a few rules. We hope you enjoy our many walks around Rattray and Blairgowrie, whilst in the grounds we must insist that your pet is kept on a lead at all times. Please clean up after your dogs; it is really important for the health and hygiene of our other visitors. At no point should dogs be left in the lodges on their own. Dogs are definitely NOT allowed in bedrooms on beds or on any other furniture even if a cover is applied. The current charge per pet per week is £25 or £4 per night for short stays. Read more on our Pet Charter.
How far is the nearest pub or restaurant?
Around a 5-10 minute walk. Blairgowrie and Rattray are fortunate to have a wide variety of pubs, restaurants and takeaways to make your holiday a real break from those every day chores. If you do love to cook you will be spoilt by our independent fish monger, butchers, deli and farm shops and green grocers. Set in the fertile Strathmore Valley , Blairgowrie is blessed with access to high quality beef, lamb, fish and game, fresh asparagus (May), strawberries (June-Oct), Raspberries (July-Aug).
Is bed linen included?
Yes all beds are made up as required before your arrival. Our rates do not include the hire of towels; these can be booked in advance for £5 for a set of 2. We do supply tea towels, a bath mat and hand towel per lodge.
Do you have laundry facilities?
Yes we now have a small laundry with a coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a washing line by each lodge and a clothes horse in each lodge.
If you can't find any other questions or answers that you are looking for here just give us a call or enquire by email using our contact form.