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Chesthill House & Estate, Glenlyon

Chesthill House & Estate, Glenlyon
Scotland. Perthshire, PH15 2NH.

A comfortable house and a traditional sporting estate of 7,000 acres of hill and river to explore. Sleeps 15 plus an ensuite room for a chef.

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Chesthill comprises a comfortable house to fill with up to 15 friends and there is also an en-suite bedroom on the ground floor, which can be used by the chef. A traditional sporting estate of over 7,000 acres of hill and 4.5 miles of river to explore. The house is the principal sporting lodge on the South Chesthill Estate, but there is also Gardener's Cottage, which sleeps 4. This is also bookable via this website. Cheshill House is a traditional stone built lodge, comprising 7 twin and 1 single bedroom (all with wash hand basins and most with en-suite bathrooms). We feel it important to mention that the dining table only seats 12 comfortably. The ground floor includes a main entrance hall, sitting room with a TV, a bright spacious drawing room with a CD player and radio, small study and large dining room. There's a games room with snooker, table tennis, darts and a stage for budding child actors! There is a drying room, cloakroom with wc, and gun room with secure cabinet, and laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wireless broadband internet is available on the ground floor, but the speeds can be slow. The lodge is let on a fully furnished basis including all linen and towels. Daily housekeeping is provided by Kay the housekeeper and it is recommended that a cook be employed (we can recommend a good agency). Ainster, the estate keeper, will be on standby to help you with all outdoor activities. House trained dogs are allowed, but downstairs only. Dogs that might cause any damage should be kept in the kennels in the stables in the yard, or in private cars.

Self-catering facilities are provided in the shape of the kitchen, which is equipped with a double Aga, electric cooker, fridge & freezer and two dishwashers. A small mini-bar is useful for serving drinks from in the drawing room. South Chesthill Estate, extending to over 7,000 acres, sits between Glenlyon and Loch Tay, overlooked by the house and gardens which are on the north side. Glenlyon is said to be one of the longest, most beautiful and most secluded glens in Scotland. Walking & picnicing Guests are more than welcome to explore the estate on foot, whether it be the river banks or the hill. At the top of the hill is a small loch, Creag a Mhadaidh, where trout can be caught from a small boat and it's a good place for a picnic, which can be carried up by Hamish in the argocat. A picnic site and table is also provided next to one of the prettiest pools on the river. Chesthill is an ideal base for those keen on more hill walking, with a number of Munros within easy reach. Fishing Brown trout fishing is available is on the River Lyon, one of the main River Tay tributaries with 4½ miles of exclusive single and double bank fishing. The prices shown on this site are for the accomodation only, but fishing can be booked separately. Catches over the last 10 years on the South Chesthill estate have averaged 55 salmon and many trout, with 2011 being a record at 101 salmon. The catch is well spread over the spring, summer, and autumn, from March through to October, with salmon caught weighing up to mid 20s lbs. The Lyon has a long season, from April to the end of the season on 15th October. The river has both a spring run and an autumn run of salmon, with grilse in the summer months. In addition there is excellent brown trout fishing on the river, and also on Loch Creag a Mhadaidh, which is stocked with brown trout. Stalking Stalking is available for one or two rifles depending on the time of year, over 6,500 acres of steep and varied ground. Approximately 46 stags and 50 hinds are taken each season, with argocats being used to extract deer from the hill. Grouse South Chesthill has a limited stock of grouse on the hill, which provides August tenants with one walked up day. Additional Activities There is a separate games room above the garage with table tennis, darts, piano and small billiards table. There are nine hole golf courses at Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Strathtay and Killin, and an attractive 18 hole course at Taymouth Castle. Water sports are available on Loch Tay. Pony trekking is available locally. Being in central Perthshire it is an ideal base for exploring the central Highlands, within 12 miles of Aberfeldy, 20 miles of Pitlochry and less than two hours to Edinburgh airport.


  • 19th century buildings
  • Smoking permitted
  • Parking (free)
  • Child Friendly
  • Dog/Pet friendly
  • Historic Property
  • Free broadband access (wifi)
  • Private/enclosed garden
  • Garden furniture
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Children's cots
  • Woodland walks
  • Sky Television
  • Book library
  • CD player
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Iron/ironing board
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Central heating
  • Electric heating
  • Open log fire
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Picnic area
  • AGA
  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (a short drive)
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Arrival information

Address: Chesthill House, Glenlyon, Nr Aberfeldy, Perthshire. PH15 2NH Check in: from 4.00pm. Check out: by 10.00am. Directions: 1) From Edinburgh airport and the south, aim for the Forth Road Bridge and then the M90 (easy sign-posts from the airport) then take the A9 towards Inverness. 2) Exit off the A9 north of Perth at Ballinluig and head west to Aberfeldy along the A827. 3) Before leaving Aberfeldy turn right at the cross roads onto the B846. 4) Head through Weem, past Dull, and a couple of miles later turn left at Coshieville towards Fortingall (signposted). 5) Go through Fortingall and turn right after 300 yards into Glen Lyon (signposted). 6) Chesthill is c.2 ½ miles along Glen Lyon. Pass a white cottage by the road on the right with antlers above the door, and then pass the deer fence on the right, and the gate saying ‘North Chesthill’. Pass the suspension bridge on your left (the river gets very close to the road at this point). Then there is a green box suspended on the wall on your right. The turning into our drive, where there are two stone gate posts, is 150 yards beyond the green box on the right as the road bends to the left, and there's a small black sign with white writing saying Chesthill House. Driving or flying? Allow 1 ½ hours from Edinburgh. Getting the train? Nearest station is Dunkeld (30 mins). Birnam Autocabs: 01350 728828. Order in advance.

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