We were disappointed to find out "The Barn" was apart of a complex. I feel this should be advertised better in the booking process. The barn is attached to another cottage and when in the hot tub you are able to see other cottages gardens/hot tubs. I really didn't enjoy getting watched getting in and out a hot tub by other parties and couples.
The barn was a very beautiful building and the views were amazing, to say the least. The hot tub was mediocre, more like a warm bath - the jets were practically none existent. The property was immaculately furnished however could do with a good clean and dust - we probably left it cleaner than when we arrived. The beds were comfortable and robes gave it a nice touch. Unfortunately, the majority of the dishes and glasses were filthy and we had to hand wash them all before using them. If you are needing internet connection here forget it, the wifi is poor and no mobile service.
Leaving after two night's we were informed by the property owner that we would not receive our "Damage deposit" back because of the volume of noise our party (Four women) made. I felt this was extremely unfair and felt we were under false pretense. The explanation the property manager for not giving us a deposit back had many holes in the story and didn't quite make sense. I feel that our ages were taken advantage of in their decision.
Never the less, we had a fab weekend (Please note you are not allowed to go out for a cigarette past 12 am). I feel if advertised that we were going to be attached and looking on to other properties we wouldn't have booked this accommodation.
I hope the £100 deposit goes to good use for a big bottle of fairy liquid and a sponge.
Just back from an amazing weekend with my family at The Barn. Where do I start - such a fabulous spot with beautiful scenery. The Barn itself is so comfortable, extremely clean and very comfortable. Very deep snow which just made it even more magical. The hot tub was an added bonus with clear skies to watch the stars. I would highly recommend to anyone wishing to visit this area.
We have just returned from a weekend staying at the barn.
What a magnificent time we had.
We very stupidly followed Google maps and found what we we thought was the barn in killin but we couldn't be more wrong. We should have made sure to take the owners advice and follow the directions sent when we booked. These were nice and clear and easy to follow.
When we pulled up outside the property, we were not disappointed. The beautiful house is surrounded by mountains (which were snow covered )and directly overlooks loch tay. This made for some absoutley beautiful photos.
There are other properties close by, but this is done on away that makes you feel you have lots of privacy and are not disturbed at all.
The decor within the property was very nice, clean and cosy. The house is roomy but portrays comfort. The log burning fire and the hot tub made our stay.
The master bedroom overlooks the loch and makes for beautiful viewing first thing of a morning.
The beds and bedding were very comfortable and the houses heating system was perfectly timed to make the temp just right.
The kitchen at the house is well stocked with everything you would need to make most dishes (just need to bring the food).
The added touch of a washing machine was very handy. The house is well stocked with books, some games, an Xbox and even some toys in a toy chest. The internet signal was perfect for us.
Overall our stay was 1st class and we really enjoyed it. It made my 40th birthday celebrations extra special. My husband and I visited with our 4 teenage children all who did not want to come home.
The most magical time of the stay for me was witnessing the deer in the morning on the fields behind the property and running on down through the woods next to me.
I want to return soon as I can.
Thank you so much.
The only slight suggestion we could make that may make things a tad more special would be more lights on the porch for late night hot tub dips. Although there is already some lighting out there, it could possibly do with a little bit more to the opposite side of the door.
Stayed at The Barn for Christmas, had a really wonderful time and the accommodation is beautiful. Wonderful views of the lock from both the bedroom and hot tub, would defantly recommend This property for a relaxing break/holiday.
The Christmas Tree was such a lovely touch, many thanks.
Would defantly return either to The Barn or any other property's with Craggantoul.
Everything about The Barn was outstanding. Setting, amenities and attention to detail top notch. Cannot praise this getaway from it all retreat enough. Would have no hesitation in returning and already looking forward to our next stay!
Fabulous place. If you're looking for peace and tranquillity with a touch of luxury, this is definitely the place for you. Master bedroom is the epitome of peace and tranquillity. However, as a couple sharing the 2nd double, found the bed a bit small but as it's a converted barn, I suppose that is to be expected. The addition of the outdoor hot door adds to a magical stay and this is one place I would definitely recommend.