From our Visitor's Book
It was our first time in Scotland and it is a lovely! Thank you so much for looking after us so well. I can't think of a better place to stay than this fabulous, cosy house with its stunning views of Loch Leven. We hope to come back!
Eri, Jorge, Rocio, Lourdes and Virginia, from the Canary Islands. March 2017
Had a relaxing and restful few days at this deceptively large lodge house overlooking stunning Loch Leven. Views to die for, ever changing and beautiful regardless of the weather. Lovely!
Juliet Hosie, Edinburgh, Feb 2017
We had an absolutely incredible stay...perfect...would love to come back again soon!
Terri-Anne, Dunfermline, Feb 2017
Ideal cottage! Relaxing and in a very convenient location for both Edinburgh and excursions North. Highly recommend!
Richard and family, Dec 2016
Enjoyed every minute of our stay!...I have stayed in several Airbnb accommodations over the last few years and have been very happy with all of them. But this was THE best of the lot! I'll be back!”
Lorraine and family, Sept 2016
Wonderful location and we saw lots of surrounding area. It's beautiful
Lee, Cathy, jack and Charlie, Wirral, Aug 2016
We had a wonderful week here! The house is really lovely. thank you very much!
Lindt family, Germany, Aug 2016
what a wonderful week, enjoyed every minute, didn't want to leave, would love to stay again sometime. Will definitely be back to this area of Scotland, Thank you so much x
Jenny, Wesley, Trinity, Deakin, Xirus, Hartlepool, July 2016
Great place! We loved the view and the landscaping! The sunroom was our favorite! Thanks Fiona for everything you did for us!
Erik and Michelle, OR, USA, July 2016
Had a great relaxing time. Scotland is a place of beauty!
Tim, Jacky and Mum, Suffolk and Lancs, July 2016
Thank you so much! This place is fabulous, we all had a lovely time
Jim, Susan, Francis,, NE, USA, June 2016
Our 2nd visit, once again an excellent relaxing stay. Fabulous garden, our dogs enjoyed it! Thank you
Richard, Jan, Scott, Stuart and the TT's, Conwy, June 2016
Had a completely fantastic week in your beautiful and wonderfully well-equipped cottage. Thank you for making this a perfect holiday!
Hazel and Stuart, Worcester, June 2016
Our ninth visit. Idyllic weather in which to admire the views from the conservatory and garden! The Gate Lodge has been part of our year since 2009, we will miss coming here so much! Thank you for making so many happy holidays possible!
Hazel, Tony and Gary Burgess, Macclesfield, May/June 2016
Thank you once again Fiona for your lovely cottage - giving us a wonderful time for 2 weeks. Really do not want to leave
Sue and Michael, Castle Douglas, May 2016
Had the best time. The cottage is fantastic! Lovely walks for Rhu as well! Recommend the Indian 'Raj Mahal' - excellent food. Thanks Fiona! x
Helen, Karen and Rhu, Glasgow, April 2016
A wonderful stay and would love to visit again. Thank you very much
Morgan Family, Sheffield and Barnsley, April 2016
Nice break again -visiting family close by. Weather not the best but nice big fire each evening!
Neil, Wendy, Tom, Jack, Caterham, Surrey, March 2016
Yet another lovely holiday, this time blessed with good weather. We'll be back - again!
Maureen, Robin, Gillian, Alison, Newton Mearns, March 2016
Had a nice week despite the wettest winter ever!! Great walks from around the various car parks round the loch. Doggy owners - there is a park at school in Kinnesswood with walks thru farmers gate at top right of park. Thanks for everything Fiona! xx
Tracy, Garry and Daisy, East Lothian, Jan 2016
Lovely fire. Great area and friendly village. cottage a real treat. Thank you
Spike and Juliet, Essex, Jan 2016
Great hogmanay with friends despite rainy weather. Local hotels and farm shops were welcoming. Thanks again Fiona xxx
Ann, Denise, Cassie and friends, New Year 2015/16
Had a lovely Christmas:). Santa even found the purple chimney pot. Biscuits, wine & milk in fridge lovely touch.
Shona, Dundee, Xmas 2015
Thank you. We had a good short stay. Very comfortable and relaxing. Fabulous view. Thanks also for the biscuits. We hope to return. Merry Christmas, All the best!
Richard, Jan, Morag, Dec 2015
Arrived in darkness, awoke to magnificent view from kitchen window. enjoyed every minute of stay. Hope to plan for another visit in the future. Thank you!
Jon and Sheila, Cambridge, Dec 2015
Thank you for a lovely stay. We appreciated the goodies in the fridge! Beautiful setting!
Valeree and Fred, Thomasville, GA, USA
What a fantastic cottage, everything that you needed. 2 boys kept entertained by games and books. A happy 8week old baby and happy puppy. Thank you- we will be back!!
Kerry, Talfryn, Luke, Harry, Lily, Milo, Worcester, Oct 2015
Great views, beautiful week (luckily!)for seeing family. Grandchildren excited to have sleepovers! Check out 'Courthouse', Kinross
Trevor and Jean, Guernsey
A truly delightful cottage in a simply stunning location and so well equipped and thought through. Thank you for everything Fiona from the milk in the fridge to the extra 2 nights. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone
Kane and Jane, Ramsgate, Oct 2014
A smashing location for us to catch up with friends and family
John and Maggie, Lincoln, Sept 2014
What a delight to come back to the delightful views of the loch and hills around it. Had a super stay - very relaxing. As usual, cottage well equipped. Hope to return in the future
Clive, Dorothy, Gordon, Beryl, Lancs and Yorks, Sept 2015
Another very good stay in our 'home from home' and many thanks for the goodies to welcome us. Looking forward to our next visit. Again many thanks
Donald and Betty, Cheshire, Sept 2015
Thank you Fiona, it was fantastic to come back to your wonderful cottage. The views are breathtaking. We love the sunroom. We recommend Loch Levens Larder and the Balgedie Toll Tavern. We've had an amazing holiday. Many thanks
Justin, Jo, Abi, Jason, Redcar, August 2015
We brought some sunshine with us for a wedding and exploring. Came on a recommendation which we endorse wholeheartedly
Peter, Diana, Mary, Matthew and Brittanie, Worcestershire, Aug 2015
Loved our stay. Well equipped cottage with lots of local info and up to date. Lovely and warm and like home from home. Will come again, thanks.
Ger, Louise, Binx and Missy, Sunderland, Aug 2015
Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage. Has made me quite miss home here. Hopefully we can pop up again xx
Gail, Ryan, Cormac and Rhiannon, Norfolk(formerly Perth), July 2015
Loved the views, the comfort, the peace and quiet. Absolutely amazing. Recommend to all!!
Mike and Sandy, Ireland, July 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed week at the Lodge. Golfed to death!!!
Rigby family, Wigan, July 2015
Fantastic, relaxing stay, even the weather didn't spoil it. Would definitely recommend to others - providing it wasn't a week that we wanted :)
Bell family, North Shields
Enjoyed our stay in every way! Hot sunny weather, loved the views from the cottage. Hope to visit again one day.
Carolyn, Mike, Margery and Bella, Lincolnshire, June 2015
Loved your Lodge, especially the sunroom. Really enjoyed our stay at Loch Leven x
Kirsten and Phill, Birkenhead, June 2015
Enjoyed our 8th visit! Watching the light on the loch and the changing sky is an endless fascination! Cosy house, lovely location. Great place for a relaxing stay. Like the other Gate Lodge devotees, we'll be back!
Burgess family, Macclesfield, May 2015
Our 7th visit! Not the last as we will book for next year - the reason: The cottage is wonderful and as usual we have had a relaxing time. Thank you Fiona. Can't wait for 2016!
Sue and Michael, Castle Douglas, May 2015 for 2 weeks of bliss!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and thanks Fiona for all your help
Bob, Helen and Toby,Edinburgh, May 2015
Fantastic stay. Unbelievable accommodation and views. Will come back.
Paul, Katie and the boys, Vancouver, San Diego, April 2015
It was a pleasure to stay at your house! Felt like home, love to come back in the future.
Anna, Laura, Nori, Germany, April 2015
Another lovely holiday - our 5th - in this delightful cottage. We'll be back!
Maureen, Robin, Gillian, Alison, Newton Mearns, March 2015
Fabulous views! Warm and toasty. Well stocked kitchen. Many thanks
Julian and Helen, March 2015
Absolutely fantastic!! What a real home from home. Wanted for nothing and will be recommending to everyone, thank you!
Janet and Tony, Sunderland, Feb 2015
A lovely cottage with a fantastic view! Thanks xx
Alina and Katy, Feb, 2015
As usual Fiona we had a lovely break with good food, roaring fires and lovely walks. Got a glimpse of a red squirrel. Back soon!
Ann and Denise, Edinburgh, Jan 2015
Lovely time in the cottage and Kingdom of Fife!
Steve, Nina and Maggie, Devon and Glasgow, Jan 2015
Great for us. Family close by. Nice and snug at night with the fire blazing!
Neil, Wendy, Tom, Jack, Caterham, Surrey and Kazakhstan, New Year 2014/15
Great cottage. We all felt at home. Great views and location. You thought of everything!
Marissa, Steve, Scarlett, Haidee & Declan, UK, Australia & Ireland, Christmas 2014
Ian, Switzerland, Dec 2014
Everything was great, thank you. We'd love to come back soon. The sunset was beautiful too.
Andrew, Mandy-May, Rosie, Benjamin, Michelle, Manchester, Dec 2014
Splendidly appointed cottage with everything thoughtfully provided. Very little achieved apart from a lot of relaxation. Superb, thank you.
Charlie and Jackie, Surrey Nov 2014
Couldn't have asked for anything more! Well equipped and located. Loved the piano and games room and the views were amazing as promised!
Rebekah and Kaz, Maidenhead Nov 2014
Excellent position for supporting All-Blacks v Scotland- Murrayfield! Very well-eqipped cottage- perfect for our visit
John, Wendy, Matt, Edward and Wynne, Cumbria and Lincolnshire Nov 2014
So well equipped, loved the sun room! And the piano x
Jane, Midlothian Nov 2014
Enjoyed our short break here. The cottage is really well equipped and lovely and warm.. didn't even light the fire! Real home from home with loads to do round about.Enjoyed our short break here. The cottage is really well equipped and lovely and warm.. didn't even light the fire! Real home from home with loads to do round about.
John, Jo, Niall and Rosie, Hartlepool, Oct 2014
Lovely time at the cottage. Beautiful views. The boys really enjoyed watching potato harvester in field across road. Thanks
Emma,Mike,George,Lynne,Craig,Laurie,Callum, Edinburgh, Oct 2014
Fantastic week, good weather allowed plenty of walks and bird watching. Perfect for getting to Ryder cup practice day. Lovely cottage, lovely views - brilliant. Thanks x NB. Had a bit of fun with the piano as well
Lou and Jan, Reading, Sept 2014
Lovely week! Enjoyed changing light over loch in evenings. Much to appreciate in a small area. Didn't hear an English accent for the week! Thanks.
Quinns, Kent, Sept 2014
Ce fut un agreable sejour. Apres des nombreuses visites dans les alentours nous etions contents de retrouver le cottage si accueillant et la magnifique vue sur le loch. Merci a nos hotes.
Roch.Rigoulet, France, Sept 2014
Really comfy bed. Had a great stay yet again - a real home from home.
Walsh's, Worcestershire August 2014
What a wonderful week! Don't want to go home...This is a real home from home. We have done loads of walking & really loved cycling round Loch Leven. Enjoyed going to the Balgedie Toll too!
Shirl, Jake, Lisa and Matt, St.Albans, August 2014
Lovely stay here as always. I always go away feeling refreshed x
Doig, August 2014
We had a perfect time. Looking forward to next time. Had another special time here. Great days out made better by coming back here at the end of the day. Thank you x
Michelle, Phil, Millie, Josh & Yvonne, Bristol , August 2014
Lovely cottage with lovely views. Great for visiting the local area. We particularly enjoyed cycling round Loch Leven, visiting the castle and the Fife Coastal walks. The food at the Balgedie Toll was yum!
David, Carolyn, Iris, David and Clare, Hastings, Hadleigh, Ardleigh July 2014
We had a perfect time. Looking forward to next time. Had another special time here. Great days out made better by coming back here at the end of the day. Thank you x
Michelle, Phil, Millie, Josh & Yvonne, Bristol August 2014
Sincere thanks Fiona for your kindness and help. We have had very varied weather in the past - this time brilliant sunshine. Looking forward to our next visit.
Betty and Don, Cheshire July 2014
Great wee cottage, used as a base for T in the Park and for touring local area after. Beautiful place.
Stephen, Mairi and Simon July 2014
What a wonderful holiday home - love the spaces to sit and well equipped for small children. I could go on! Cawston & Mathieson
Bright Family, Sleagard & Leicestershire June 2014
Thank you so much Fiona, you have thought of everything with the cottage. Hope to come again! We were so lucky to get a heatwave!
Kathleen, Frank and the Hewers, Nuneaton and Alloa July 2014
We've had a great week, lovely cottage with lovely views. Enjoyed a meal at the Balgedie Toll Tavern.
Ian, Fiona and Hannah, Lancashire July 2014
Thank you for a lovely holiday. We love the location and found the lodge very comfortable and well-equipped with everything we needed. Our stay was made even better by the superb weather.
Cathy and Phil, Lancaster June 2014
Thank you Fiona for a memorable and wonderful week in your lovely cottage. We had a great family reunion and fun on the scooters by the loch.
Crickmore family, B.C., Canada June 2014
This is our 6th visit which says it all. We have booked next year as well! Thank you Fiona. As usual, comfortable holiday - garden is so pretty - wish it was mine?!
ue and Mick, Castle Douglas May 2014
7th visit! And like folks above, we'll be booking again for next year. Everything wonderful as usual - we never want to leave when suddenly it's the last day again. Great setting, such a lovely well-equipped home from home. Thanks Fiona!
Hazel, Tony and Gary, Macclesfield May 2014
Felt at home as soon as we walked in the door. We've had a lovely relaxing week. Thanks Fiona. We'll be back! PS. Beautiful garden
Donna and Brian, Falkirk May 2014
What a lovely way to spend Easter - good weather and a relaxing stay in this home from home.
Betty and Susan, Cheshire April 2014
Lovely place, great weather, totally fell in love with Scotland. We will recommend the place and hopefully will be able to come back some day. Thank you Fiona!
Kalmari family, Finland April 2014
Thanks for a great week! We had a great stay.
Tom, Maria, Alex and Vanya, Haslemere April 2014
Had a great time, drenched a few times taking the dogs for walks (which they loved). Great little cottage - it had everything we needed and more. Hope to come back again.
Kevin and Lyndsay, Ross-shire April 2014
City gals and their dog back again to celebrate D's birthday. Great as always Fiona
Ann and Denise, Edinburgh March 2014
Our 4th visit and a great pleasure to be here. We feel that this has become a 'home from home' and we will certainly be back. Thanks.
Robin, Maureen, Gillian and Alison, Glasgow March 2014
Very comfortable cottage with all you need supplied. Thank you
The Gardens, Edinburgh March 2014
A brilliant base to come 'home' to. Make sure you visit the 'Larder' and walk as much as you can. Brilliant week!
he Ratcliffes, Berkshire. February 2014
Thank you for a lovely break in your cottage. We were very comfortable and will be back. We'll also recommend.
Maclean family, Lochaber. February 2013
Great cottage, website doesn't do it justice. Easy reach of Edinburgh - Great for Hogmany! Balgedie Toll Tavern definitely worth a visit especially on New Years Day with the live music and dancing! Brilliant New Years break. Thanks Fiona!
Charlotte, Chris, Steve and James, Sheffield New Year 2013/14
Perfect place to spend Christmas. The cottage is wonderful and has everything you need. Happy New Year!
Tracy, Amy and Tim, Biggar, Christmas 2013
Great cottage with incredible views. Super base for us.
The Hewitts, Isle of Man, November 2013
All too short stay this time, just sleeping here and visiting friends and relatives. We never want to leave when we get here! Very cosy and comfy. View just as lovely this time of year - thanks for ordering the sunshine on Sunday! Back again in 2014!
Hazel and Tony, Macclesfield, November 2013
Enjoyed our stay - home from home. Relaxing. Exploring the area. Great doggy walks. Must visit places: Leven Beach, Pillars of Hercules, Balgedie Toll Tavern, Vane Farm and Loch Ore Country Park. Not to forget Loch Leven Heritage Path and Loch Leven Larder
Paul and Brenda, Keswick and Bryan and Scott, Aboyne. October 2013
Thank you for sharing your peaceful, homely cottage. So hard to leave it's atmosphere. Wonderful stay especially as part of my stay in my beloved Arbroath. Hope to be back.
Jean, Manchester. October 2013
Thank you so much for a wonderful break in your beautiful cottage. Everything we wanted was right to hand and we really appreciated the extra effort you went to before we arrived!
Laura and Summer, Arbroath. October 2013
Thanks for the lovely cottage. Enjoyed our stay!
Shirley and Gerry, Inverness. October 2013
Lovely cottage! We were really fortunate to stay here. We're sorry we left a bit late on Sunday, probably because we wanted to stay longer in this gorgeous house! It was a pleasure to stay here - the landscape is amazing even with the Scottish weather. Thank you for the piano.
Claire and Romain, Paris, France. October 2013
Our first visit to Scotland. Tipped the 18th green at St.Andrews. Treated to whisky by locals
Steve and Elaine, Colorado, US September 2013
Everything you needed - warm and cosy. Great views. Ideal for Edinburgh and other towns. Great food locally. Thank you
Ian, Jen and Anita, Jersey and Derbyshire September 2013
I liked the piano and Stanley Mills and Deep Sea World.
Ian, Katie, Kira, TJ and Inch, Ulverston. August 2013
Dear Fiona, As usual a pleasure to come here and many thanks for the wine. March we had snow, this time windy, heavy rain and a little sunshine but we were able to do most things.
Betty and Donald Walker, Cheshire. August 2013
Good views, easy for Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly and Knockhill Car Racing. Lucky we had good weather to go with the sights.
Smith Family, East Sussex August 2013
Fantastic holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Had everything we needed and amazing views. A real home from home!
JJ, Claire and Mikey
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The house is conveniently located , very comfortable and had everything we neede. The dog liked it too. Many thanks Fiona
Paynes, Lincoln. July 2013
Lovely place - thanks again!
Otis and friends, Over the Bridge. July 2013
Beautiful cottage and scenery. Our old dog loved it. Thank you. PS Weather wonderful
John, Nancy, Jonathon, Senga and Heather(our very old dog). July 2013
We have had a most enjoyable week and really appreciated this comfortable house with all its amenities, the delightful garden and surrounding area. Many thanks Fiona for the welcome and advice.
Jean and Len, Kelso and Jacqueline, Paris. July 2013
Spectacular weather on our 5th visit here. The Gate Lode still casting its spell - we will be back! Wonderful to sit outside and watch the loch. Beautiful GREEN scenery & lovely to come back to the house after a trip out. Walking up West Lomond not out of the question - 2and half miles from the car park & getting up to the top do-able - pity it was misty. We will do it again in the sunshine! Balgedie Toll Tavern great place to eat - book to be on the safe side! Gary loves cycling the back road.
Burgess Family, Macclesfield. June 2013
Very enjoyable stay at well furnished and warm cottage with fantastic views. Had good gliding too. Thank you
Andrea and David, Suffolk
Our annual visit to Portmoak for gliding. Warm, cosy cottage with lovely views. We'll be back!
Gareth and Viv, Cheshire. April 2013
As usual, very much enjoyed our stay. Lovely to come in to a warm, cosy cottage from the cold weather.
Susan and Betty, Cheshire March 2013
Third visit to the The Gate Lodge and something new this time - heavy snow! We still enjoyed our stay and it made us appreciate what a warm and comfortable cottage this is. Hope to come back!
Robin, Maureen, Gillian and Alison, Glasgow. March 2013
Lovely, thanks so much xx
McMillans, Gourock. Feb 2013
A great family New Year. Such a comfortable refuge from the cold and rain! Will try to visit again in the summer. Many thanks from us all.
Leggatt family, South Africa New Year 2012/13
Fantastic for a family Christmas. Loved the fire and piano. Will come back and enjoy the sun lounge when the weather improves a bit. PS. Thanks for the use of the Lego!
Gibsons, Rugby. Christmas 2013