Standing in nearly two acres of private wooded land, the Observatory is so well hidden that many locals don’t know of its existence. The land runs on one side to the loch, on another to grounds suitable for sport and games. Nevertheless, it is only a two minute walk to the pubs and restaurants in Pitlochry, as well as the main-line railway station.

The Observatory is a timber building with a huge (6 meter by 15 meters/20 feet by 50 feet) living area; sun lounge with west-facing views over the loch; kitchen; bathroom; and three twin/double bedrooms. Two of these open on to the main room, the other is beyond the kitchen. There are two sofa beds in the main living area. The house has three double bedrooms and comfortable facilities to sleep in the main room. It has a wood-burning stove, central heating, wi-fi, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, a selection of children’s’ toys, a large selection of books, a television and a telescope. It can be used in comfort all year round.

This year we have bought a new baby grand piano. I will keep it regularly tuned, although I can’t guarantee that it will have been tuned ahead of any particular let, save by special arrangement.

The Observatory is a family home and we use it for much of the year.  We rent it out at other times.  We want you to feel at home and have a relaxing time and hope that in so-doing you will respect the building, its contents and furnishings.

If you are planning to stay, or simply want to know a bit more about the house, feel free to download the Observatory user manual (February 2022). There is a printed copy of this at the house.