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Our Pilot Panther

The Pilot Panther is a classic 1950 showman's wagon originally built by The Coventry Steel Company, once renowned as the finest wagon makers in the country. Its journey has been long and rambling, but it has settled in a fine location after Tom found it at the side of the road to Comrie. It has been lovingly restored by local artist Sarah Kenchington. The views from every window are of the spectacular loch which seems to change with the weather and provide a new sight every day - a truly magical situation. Off the main living and sleeping area, which also has the oven and grill, is the double bunk room, which makes it suitable for 4. You will be toasty warm cuddled up in front of wood burning stove enjoying piece and quiet. It doesn't get more romantic than that! Just a minute's walk away is our hotel, where you can make use of the loos and shower and join us for a wonderfully cooked breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Ferry Cabin

Grouped around two majestic Scotch Pines and looking up Balquhidder Glen towards Stob a'Choin and Stob Breac, the Ferry Cabin is a unique combination of found items that, when gathered together create a magical place to stay.

The cabin part of the group is another small student project - developed and partially built by two Strathclyde Architecture students, Mark Kitson and Michael Cockburn. It centres around a large window and hearth and was designed to sit in splendid isolation at Inverlochlarig. Unfortunately, it couldn't be finished in time and lay stranded in Glasgow - destined to be scrapped. Dick Lewis finally stepped in and offered to transport it and someday find a home for it.

The Ferry part of the group is the old Port Appin Ferry terminal. Anyone who got the ferry to Lismore in the 1990's would have stood in here looking across Loch Linnhe. Once again Dick spotted an opportunity when he saw it being taken to scrap on the back of a low-loader and brought it to Monachyle - sure that someday he'd have a use for it.


Monachyle Mhor Hotel :: Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Perthshire, FK19 8PQ :: Tel: 01877 384622 :: Email: monachyle @