Holiday home near Killin on the south of Loch Tay

Since we stopped opening our shop on a Sunday, we suddenly find ourselves free to do the housework, catch up with the gardening, iron the laundry and, yes, even accept invitations which would otherwise be out of our reach. This is what we did last Sunday.

To be more accurate, since Sandy was full of a horrible cold, I was the one who had the away-day excursion to our friends’ holiday home on the southern shore of Loch Tay. (I apologise that I don’t have photographs of the journey but the rain was fairly heavy and I couldn’t encourage myself to get out of the car and take photographs of the scenery.) I wish I had stopped on the road between Kippen and Callander because the blossom on the trees (mostly hawthorn, I suspect) was absolutely magnificent. I’m fairly sure it will all have been washed away by now.

I arrived at Fiddler’s Bay and joined the party; Jean and Reay had invited friends and family – and most folks were there by the time that I arrived. The house is large – and I don’t think my photos do it justice. There are two double bedrooms (they currently have washbasins in lovely vanity units) and a small bedroom with bunk beds and a single bed. There is a large family bathroom and a separate toilet/shower room, a beautifully appointed kitchen and a huge lounge with a dining area at one end.

Fiddler’s Bay

Buffet in the lounge

The property is accessed along a single-track road; it is almost six miles from Killin and only two miles from the local hotel. The road itself seemed fairly quiet apart from people of cycles or off-road trail bikes. The house itself sits on the edge of the water with beautiful views over Loch Tay; it is set in it’s own land – although no-one ventured far from the house to explore the terrain.

I’d love to spend a holiday there – it’s just our kind of holiday home; remote, comfortable and yet still close to civilisation should we decide to be sociable! Find out more at Loch Tay Holiday.