Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Highland Perthshire is renowned for its breathtaking scenery and the cottage’s idyllic location makes it the ideal base from which to explore. A mile to the west, the beautiful arts and crafts conservation village of Fortingall stands at the mouth of Glen Lyon, one of Scotland’s natural treasures. A few miles to the south, Kenmore, another conservation village makes the most of its waterside location at the eastern end of Loch Tay. Heading north you can find Schiehallion, Loch Tummel, with its spectacular Queen’s view, and Loch Rannoch, where the Black Forest is one of the last remaining vestiges of the ancient Caledonian forest that once covered much of northern Scotland.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kenmore 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 160 km, Nearest railway: Pitlochry 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The design brief was to create something special, flooded with natural light that brought the traditional stone built cottage bang up to date. With velux windows in every room and raised ceilings the cottage has a bright and airy feel. The open plan sitting room /dining room /kitchen provides a spacious and flexible living space.
The kitchen is fully equipped with Bosch and AEG appliances and has everything you would need to prepare a romantic meal for two or just a light snack.
The cottage has full oil fired central heating and fuel for the wood burning stove is included in your rental.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage is detached and has a secluded and private setting with a well maintained garden to the front and rear. It is located a few hundred meters off a quiet B road near to the mouth of Glen Lyon.
To take full advantage of its location it has two separate seating areas for “al fresco” dining, one to the front of the cottage and one to the rear. These can be accessed by three sets of french doors. A large set to the front from the living area and two smaller sets to the rear from the kitchen area and bedroom.
The Tayside/Perthshire region
Highland Perthshire is only an hour and a halfs drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow and yet its a world away with stunning scenery, wildlife, castles, distilleries, golf and hiking all around you
Glorious scenery is available in every direction. Glen Lyon, one of Scotland’s natural treasures, is right on your doorstep. Take a scenic drive into the glen and you will not be disappointed. Be sure to stop for a light lunch at the Post Office and tearoom at the Bridge Of Balgie.
Highland Perthshire’s 2 highest munroes, Schiehallion and Ben Lawers, are just a short drive away. If this is a bit too strenuous for you then a myriad of less adventurous walks are available locally, with the Birks at Aberfeldy being a particular favourite.
Surprisingly for such a hilly area there are a number of relatively flat cycle routes locally. So even if you are only an occasional cyclist, pack a picnic and let the pedals take the strain.
White water rafting is available locally on the River Tay and sailing is available on Loch Tay. Fishing on the River Lyon can easily be arranged.
Golf is available locally at Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Killin and Strathtay.
It would be a shame to visit this area and not sample some of the local produce. So why not visit Dewars World of Whisky in Aberfeldy or the Edradour Distillery in Pitlochry.
Eating and Drinking
Over the last few years the Fortingall hotel has been building an award winning reputation for its dining and hospitality. At Kenmore, the Courtyard and the Kenmore Hotel are well worth a visit. If you are just looking for a lunch or a quiet coffee then House of Menzies on the road to Weem or the Watermill in Aberfeldy will not disappoint.
There are a number of castles locally which are open to visitors. The spectacular Blair Castle at Blair Athol is home to the Duke of Athol who is the only person in the UK allowed to have his own private army!! Castle Menzies near Weem is a more humble affair but is still well worth a visit. Near Kenmore, the Crannog, while certainly not a castle provides an insight into how iron age inhabitants of the local area lived.