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Highland Heather Lodges

Self Catering, Scottish Highland Accommodation

Lodges with Hot Tubs Near Pitlochry

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Hot tub and a view, from Glen Lednock

Here at Highland Heather Lodges, we are unbelievably fortunate to be situated in the midst of such beautiful landscapes and wildlife as those found in the beautiful Pitlochry area. You can choose from any activity from sedate walks through ancient forests to exhausting white water rafting down the bustling river Tay.

But at the end of a tiring day, it’s a relief to know that you can heal your weary muscles – and mind – in luxury lodges near Pitlochry with hot tubs. Our 1-bedroom lodges, Ruchill and Earn, are ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway, whereas our 2-bedroom lodges, Glen Lednock and Glen Artney, are great for family holidays.

Check our availability today to start planning your Pitlochry trip.

What’s Included

Our lodges near Pitlochry come with everything you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. You’ll find all the bedroom basics, as well as designer bathrooms with underfloor heating, a fully fitted kitchen, cosy living room and decking area with BBQ and hot tub. All lodges are fitted with their own WiFi, we’ll give you the password when you arrive.

  • The lodges are located in Comrie, just an hour’s drive away from Pitlochry. The address is Muirend, South Crieff Road, Comrie, Perthshire, United Kingdom, PH6 2JA.
  • We’ll greet you upon arrival and you’re free to call us if you happen to lose your way!

What’s Nearby

47 minutes drive to Splash White Water Rafting, near Pitlochry

58 minutes drive to Explorers Garden, Pitlochry

58 minutes drive to Blair Atholl Distillery, Pitlochry

1 hour drive to Atholl Palace Museum, Pitlochry

1 hours 7 minutes drive to Killiecrankie Gorge, Pitlochry

1 hour 13 minutes drive to Queen’s View Visitor Centre, Pitlochry

FAQs

How far away are our lodges from Pitlochry?

Our lodges are just under an hour’s drive away from Pitlochry, making them an ideal basecamp for day trips in and around the area.

What are the best outdoor activities in Pitlochry?

Outdoor activities in and around Pitlochry included hiking and white water rafting in Killiecrankie Gorge, walking through Black Sprout Wood and visiting Black Caste and Hercules Gardens.

What are the most popular things to do in Pitlochry with kids?

There are plenty of fun kids activities near Pitlochry, including outdoor pursuits and impressive landmarks. The nearby Queen’s View makes for a great picnic pitstop when you’re in between activities, it really is a magnificent viewpoint!

What is Pitlochry famous for?

Pitlochry has long been famous as a popular holiday destination, since exploding in popularity during the Victorian era. In addition to the spectacular wildlife and scenery, there’s also plenty of bars, restaurants and golf courses to enjoy.

Hot Tubs, Wildlife, Adventure and Luxury Lodges; the Perfect Mix of Relaxation and Recreation near Pitlochry.

Hot tubs have actually been used for a long time to treat a variety of ailments!

Candido Jacuzzi with his son Kenneth

Candido Jacuzzi with his son Kenneth

Hot Tub Facts

The Greek physician Hippocrates prescribed long soaks in hot springs to treat a host of problems including rheumatism and jaundice [1].

The first branded hot tub was invented in the 1950s by Candido Jacuzzi for his son [2], who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, but it doesn’t just need to be for chronic conditions – virtually everyone can reap some kind of benefit from a hot tub soak.

A County Steeped in History

Perthshire has an incredible past, and even today you can follow in the footsteps of great Scottish kings and queens.

The Scone Palace was for a long time the site of Scottish coronations and is where both Robert the Bruce and Macbeth were crowned on top of the Stone of Destiny [3]. Although the Stone of Scone is longer there, the palace and its gardens are open for us all to explore, and you can also admire the beautiful painting The Lady Elizabeth Murray, which inspired the recent film Belle [4].

You could also pay a visit to the Black Watch Museum to gain a unique insight into Scotland’s most famous army regiments and the Lochleven Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was held as a prisoner for over a year [5].

When you’ve spent hours walking up and down the stone steps of ancient castles and glimpsing the royalty of days gone by, your feet and joints are bound to be exhausted – I should know, I’ve tried it! Hot tubs are just as therapeutic to sore muscles as heat packs are, as they help to loosen up muscles [6].

Ancient Trees and Picturesque Natural Scenes

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The Black Wood of Rannoch

For nature lovers, there are few places in the UK with more to see, and it’s no surprise that Perth is known as “Big Tree Country” when you consider that it is home to what may well be the oldest tree in Britain. The Fortingall Yew is estimated to be anywhere between 1500 and 3000 years old although some experts think it may even be as old as 5000 years [7], and local legend has it that Pontius Pilate was born underneath its branches and played in its shade [8] – we’re dubious, but still.

Our nearby woodlands Blair Atholl, Dunkeld and Killiecrankie all have monumentally sized trees, and nearby in the Black Wood of Rannoch you can witness remnants of the ancient Caledonian rainforest, maybe even spotting some pine martens or capercailies.

For the Thrill Seekers

The Rivers Tummel & Tay are perfect for white water rafting

The Rivers Tummel & Tay are perfect for white water rafting

If you prefer to act rather than observe, don’t worry, as there’s plenty for you to do too!

Perth has an excellent mix of calm lochs, fast rapids and virtually every speed of water in between. Some of our guests enjoy trout fishing, which is at its best in the sedate lochs of Rannoch and Tay, whereas sections of the rivers Tay and Tummel are simply made for white water rafting and canoeing.

Other activities in the area including “sphering” down a hillside in an inflatable ball, or flying over the countryside in a microlight, if you’re feeling brave enough.

Nature At Its Best

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The Black Spout Wood

In terms of wildlife, the hills and mountains of our country are filled with remarkable creatures. It’s not unusual to find mountain hare, golden eagles, famous grouse or red deer – if you’re lucky you may even see them during their “rut” ritual.

Nearby, the Loche of the Lowes has an osprey breeding site, and the British School of Falconry (the first of its kind in the UK) in Gleneagles gives lessons on this fascinating sport. The Black Spout Wood in Pitlochry is also a fantastic place to spot endangered red squirrels and roe deer, provided you can stay quiet.

We’ve found that spending the whole day wildlife spotting can be rather tiring on the neck and eyes, and afterwards you’ll probably want to get back to your accommodation for a good night’s sleep. It’s thought that indulging in a twenty-minute soak around ninety minutes before bed can lower your body temperature to a point where you’ll sleep like a baby when you eventually get into bed [9], and when you’re snuggled up in one of our log cabins we’ve found that the result is a long and peaceful sleep.

So how else can hot tubs help, generally speaking? The bubbly treatment has been shown to be effective for those with type 2 diabetes, as it lowers their blood pressure, improves their sleep patterns and allows them to lose weight through incredibly low-impact exercise [10]; but they should be careful to step out slowly, as the blood pressure drop may cause light-headedness [11].

So at the end of your day, exhausted from holidaying to the best of your abilities, come and stay with us for a hot soak and the best night’s sleep of your life.

Book your stay today!

Resources

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5535692/

[2] https://www.jacuzzi.com/en-us/hot-tubs/our-brand/legacy

[3] https://archive.org/details/coronationstone00unkngoog/page/n8/mode/2up

[4] https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/may/27/dido-belle-enigmatic-painting-that-inspired-a-movie

[5] https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/mary-queen-of-scots-great-escape/

[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4049052/

[7] https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2018/06/the-oldest-tree-in-the-uk-how-long-do-trees-live/

[8] https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usbiography/p/pontiuspilate.html

[9] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1087079218301552?via%3Dihub

[10] https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199909163411216

[11] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19203842?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=4