Buzzard Lodge is situated on the Portnellan Estate, a family owned private estate just outside of the picturesque village of Crianlarich in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

Buzzard Lodge is located at the top of the Estate with commanding views from every window. Inside, the lodge is furnished to a high standard and sleeps 4 comfortably in one ensuite kingsize double bedroom and one ensuite twin bedroom.

Portnellan is a very popular holiday destination located in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, with many holidaymakers returning year after year. With such stunning scenery, beautiful mountain ranges, breathtaking lochs, excellent fishing and a huge abundance of wildlife it's not hard to see why!

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

King-size double bedroom with ensuite bathroom - bath with shower over, WC & wash basin.

Twin bedroom with ensuite shower room, WC & wash basin.


1 x medium or 2 x small dogs are permitted in this lodge. There is a charge of £30.00 per dog per stay. Please bring a cage or crate for the dog(s) to rest in, or at the very least the dog(s) own bed as well as plenty of towels and covers to keep them clean and dry whilst in the property. The dog(s) must be kept under control whilst on the estate.

Terms & Conditions

For holidays under 7 days, the full payment is required and is non-refundable. For 7 nights or longer the deposit is 50%, with the balance due 8 weeks beforehand.

£100 refundable security deposit to be paid on arrival by card.

No smoking allowed.

All bedding, bed linen & towels are provided.

Beds are made up for your arrival.

Arran Aromatic handwash and bath/shower gel in bathrooms.

Electric heating.

Electricity is included.

Cot & highchair available.

Check in - 4.00pm. Checkout - 10.00am

Weekly breaks: Fri - Fri or Sat - Sat or Mon - Mon
Weekend breaks 3 nights: Fri - Mon
Midweek breaks 4 nights: Mon - Fri.

Location Information

Set centrally in the Scottish Highlands, Portnellan is a stunning location and great base and location to head off exploring the delights of Scotland with easy access to Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Scottish West Coast, Oban and the Gateway to the Isles, Fort William, Loch Ness and so much more.

The Portnellan Estate has been privately owned by the same family for nearly 40 years and offers fantastic facilities including fresh run wild salmon and trout fishing on the estate lochs and river, mountain bikes with plenty of trails on and off road for all abilities, a games room with table tennis, table football, pool table and a small gym. Canadian canoes, kayaks and rowing boats are free to use on the river and loch. Clay pigeon shooting can also be arranged.

Whether you are looking for the adrenaline rush of adventure or lazy days on your doorstep, out and about on the many hills in the local area or exploring one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, Portnellan Estate offers you the warmest of welcomes upon your return.

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Optional Extras

  • 'Tempur' comfort topper mattress should you require a softer feel bed - £20 per booking.

Terms & Conditions

Holiday Price

Your accommodation booked is provisional until written confirmation is received. The price of your holiday will be confirmed to you by email or post. All prices include VAT.

Free Amenities

We provide in all our chalets and cottages Egyptian Cotton bed linen and towels, toiletries, cots and high chairs (upon request and please provide own linen for the cot), LCD TV with SKY package, DVD library, selection of board games, local maps and information. 5 miles of wild salmon and trout fishing on the estate lochs and river (within season), rowing boats, Canadian canoes and kayaks. There is a games room with table tennis table, pool table and table football.
Mountain bikes are available to use free of charge. Helmets are available however, it is recommended to bring your own helmet if you have one.

Clay pigeon shooting is available upon advance notice. Please contact the owner for further details..

5* Amenities

We provide bathrobes, slippers, face cloths and luxury Arran Aromatic toiletries. 37″ LCD TV with SKY TV package with Sports, Blu Ray DVD and Nintendo Wii. Free Weber gas BBQ with gas canister is provided in all 5 star chalets and cottages.

Electricity, Water & Recycling Fee

This is included in the price all year round.


A Weber gas BBQ can be provided free of charge. It will be brought to you upon request. Gas can be purchased from reception at £10.00 per canister.

Sky TV

SKY TV freeview is included in all chalets and cottages. Free SKY TV package with Sports is provided in all 5 star chalets and cottages. A SKY package can be hired for 4 star chalets and cottages at a cost of £25.00.


Wifi service is available throughout the estate. All chalets and coattges have complimentary WiFi.


All chalets and cottages are NON-SMOKING.

Number of Guests

All chalets and cottages accommodate the number of persons shown on the tariff. Occupation must not exceed the chalet or cottage maximum.


One pet is permitted in certain 4 star and 5 star chalets and cotages by prior arrangement at a charge of £30 per stay. We are dog-lovers at Portnellan, but in the interests of safety and enjoyment your pet must be kept under control at all times. Please be aware the surrounding lands are working farms with sheep and cattle. A cage or crate is preferred for your pet to rest in but at the very least you must bring suitable bedding and plenty of towels and covers. Pets cannot be allowed on chairs or beds and must be kept clean and dry when in the chalet or cottage. Please collect and dispose of all dog waste considerately.

Arrival and Departure Times

Arrival is any time after 4pm (April-October) The chalets and cotatges will be ready at different intervals throughout the day of your arrival. We will make every effort for an earlier check in time. Especially within Winter months (November-April). Please contact to discuss a relaxed arrival and departure.

If you plan to arrive late in the evening, please let us know in advance so we can ensure you’re well taken care of.
Departure is up to 10am so we have time to prepare for our next guests. Later departures at certain times of the year and for short stays may be arranged by prior arrangement. Please call to discuss.

Grocery Pack

Groceries, butcher meat, fish and other provisions can be provided on your arrival day. Contact details for local businesses that provide these services will be provided with your confirmation email or letter. The cost of which can be settled at Portnellan

Cleaning Surcharge

When you arrive you will see that the property is cleaned and maintained to a very high standard. You are expected to maintain these high standards of cleanliness in the property throughout your holiday. Upon departure the property must be left in the same condition as it was found. We have a team of housekeepers but they are not slaves – so please respect the property as your own and do not present us with the embarrassing situation of having to ask for a cleaning surcharge of up to £240. Glasses do get broken, but they do have to be replaced, so please note you will be asked to settle for any broken glasses. They are £4 each.

Security/Key Deposit

A security/key deposit of £100 is required on arrival. This amount is held on a credit card. Any damage, breakage or spillage in your property should be reported so we can maintain the high standards our guests expect. Repairs or damage will incur an additional charge, which must be settled in full.

Payment Terms

Full weeks: A deposit of 50% is required on booking and the balance must be paid no later than 8 weeks (56 days) before your arrival. Cancelled holidays are subject to the charges detailed below. Cancellation Indemnity insurance is available on request at a small additional cost. Short stays (less than full weeks) must be paid in full on booking and are non refundable.

Cancellation Charges

If you’re not able to enjoy the holiday you’ve booked, we recommend you tell us as soon as you can. Cancellation charges are based on the likelihood of re-selling your holiday. 8 weeks before, deposit retained. 8-6 weeks before 50% holiday cost. 6-4 weeks before 60% holiday cost. 4-2 weeks before 80% holiday cost. 2 weeks before full holiday cost.

Property Features

  • Buzzard is a single storey lodge.
  • Wrap around decking area to the front & side of the property where you can enjoy the fresh air & the views.
  • Large open plan kitchen/dining area.
  • Fully equipped kitchen - Fridge, freezer, washing machine, fan-assisted oven with ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, sandwich toaster, food processor, SENSEO coffee machine & toaster.
  • Royal Doulton crockery, wide range of glasses, cooking utensils, pots and pans, tea towels & even an oven gloves.
  • Kitchens are fully stocked with all of the equipment & utensils.
  • Large living/dining area - great views across Loch Dochart.
  • Comfortable large sofa & an arm chair.
  • LCD DIGITAL TV, SKY HD with Blu Ray DVD.
  • King-size double bedroom with ensuite bathroom - bath with shower over, WC & wash basin.
  • Twin bedroom with ensuite shower room, WC & wash basin.
  • All bedding, bed linen & towels are provided.
  • Beds are made up for your arrival.
  • Arran Aromatic handwash & bath/shower gel in bathrooms.
  • Electric heating.
  • Electricity is included.
  • Cot & highchair available.
  • WIFI available throughout at no charge.
  • Allocated parking.
  • 5 miles of wild salmon & trout estate loch and river fishing.

Local Fishing Information

Fishing at Portnellan Holiday Lodges

Important Information

  • 5 miles of loch and river game fishing.
  • The variety of fish at Loch Dochart include: salmon, brown trout, arctic charr, eels, pike and perch.
  • Portnellan guests benefit from free boat and rod use.
  • The salmon fishing season runs from the 15th January - 15th October. Please note there is strictly no Salmon fishing permitted on Sundays throughout the year.
  • The trout fishing season runs from the 15th March - 5th October.

Local Attractions

The Harbour at Loch Tay

Local Supermarkets - Londis is a 5 minute drive away in the village of Crianlarich. There is a Co-Op 15 minutes away in the village of Killin

Crianlarich Village - Only 5 minutes by car, there is a local pub, a tea room, a village store and a couple of hotels in the village.

Falls of Dochart - Situated just outside of Killin on the western end of Loch Tay.

Ben Lawers - The highest mountain in the southern part of the Scottish Highlands.

Glencoe - Short & spectacular drive away.

Cycle routes at Portnellan - There are miles of cycle routes to enjoy, both on and off road. There are trails around the Loch, Glen Lyon and Drummond Hill with various levels of difficulty.

Water Sports - Within easy reach of Portnellan activities include: canoeing & kayaking, boating, swimming, paddleboarding, sailing & windsurfing.

The Scottish Crannog Centre - Discover what life was like in Scotland 2,500 years ago.

Scottish Wool Centre - Great visitor attraction, with a daily dog and duck show, a menagerie of animals and a food and whisky hall.

Nae Limits outdoor activites - Adventure activities including white water rafting, canyoning and quad biking.

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre - A great variety of wild animals, children's play areas and pony rides.

Golf - There is an 18 hole golf course on-site, as well as an 18 hole putting green.

McQueen Gin Distillery - Located in Callander, Stirlingshire, tours of the distillery can be booked.

Loch Tay Safari - Travel on an RIB (rigid inflatable boat) across the loch and enjoy the stunning, dramatic scenery and get up close to wildlife in hidden areas of the Loch.

Castles - Ruins of Loch Dochart Castle, just a short distance from Crianlarich.

Eilean Dochart - Visit the ruins of Eilean Dochart castle situated on a tiny island in Loch Dochart.

Edinburgh & Glasgow - 1 Hour 30 Minutes from Glasgow and 2 Hours from Edinburgh.

Towns & Villages - The towns of Oban, Fort William, Perth, Pitlochry and Stirling are within a 1 hour drive.