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, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|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.
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7 Oct 2014
"Exc cottage. Exc location!"
Exc little cottage in a delightful setting! Stayed 1 week. Exc walking and scenery. Up a steep hill and you do need a car.Could do with outside lights now it is getting dark earlier.BUT that is just b… More
23 Jun 2014
"Perfect highland getaway"
Booked for our second wedding anniversary. It's a stunning little cottage, perfect for two. Nice little touches such as a wee carton of milk and shortie for the arrival. Placed behind the 'main' road between Kenmore and Killin, it's in a great location for walking.
The cottage is up quite a steep driveway but doesn't cause any issues for driving and it's literally less than 10 minutes walk from cottage to road. It's in immaculate condition and contains all mod cons. Also a phone call from the owners just to make sure we have everything we needed.
Aberfeldy isn't far away with pubs, restaurants, chipper and supermarket. Great for walking up Glen Lyon, Ben Lawers (and associated munros) and of course the mighty Schiehallion.
Will seriously consider a return next year for our third anniversary. Maybe slight downside was lack of wifi/internet (but nice to be able to switch off!)
Thoroughly recommend the short walk to Fortinghall Hotel for a lovely tea and scones!
Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for suggestion about Wi-Fi. We have had a few guest ask about this so had it installed last week.
11 Apr 2014
I stayed in burn cottage last weekend with my partner and had the best time! The cottage is so beautiful and has everything you need, it was so comfortable and looks even better than the photos in rea… More
17 Mar 2014
We have just returned from a 3 night stay in Burn Cottage and found the experience to be peaceful and relaxing. The cottage is nicely decorated, a lot of thought has went into this as is has everyth… More
2 Nov 2013
"What a beautiful cottage"
Burn cottage is truly beautiful, so tastefully decorated to a high standard. Really comfortable, idyllic location, so easy to get out and about. Very close to Aberfeldy where there is everything you need.
If we could pick the cottage up and move it nearer to home we would love to live in it. Who is your architect?
23 Aug 2013
"Excellent cottage, modern design and great location"
The cottage is very welcoming and has a warm atmosphere with modern decor. It was well equipped and all we would have asked for extra is a cafetiere for coffee. (I'm sure the owner would sort this if he realised it was missing).
The cottage was about 6.5 miles outside Aberfeldy and set in a very quiet area. It was only a 10-15 minute drive to Loch Tay and about 5 minutes to the road up through Glen Lyon.
[We highly recommend taking this road up to Bridge of Balgie then turn left and go around Ben Lawers. Stunning views and a very enjoyable drive. There are also some opportunities to swim in River Lyon if you look for them].
Back to the cottage. The garden wasn't over looked by anyone else and felt very private. Lovely for having breakfast outside and hearing the burn running after rainfall. The cottage is situated in an area with plenty of wildlife. During our short time there we seen a red squirrel along with a deer jumping over the drive and some baby deer in a neighbours garden.
The only potential down side is the tracked lane running up to the cottage. It was a bit rough in places with annoying speed bumps despite it being on a steep hill.
Overall, this cottage was perfect for us and we really enjoyed our stay. Thanks.
11 Feb 2013
"A week of absolute tranquility"
From the moment we arrived we felt we "belonged". A red squirrel dashed past us as we got out of the car! The cottage was clean and fresh for our arrival with milk in the fridge and shortbread in a "wee plate". Everything we needed to cook and relax was there and easy to find.
There was a folder with all we needed to know about the cottage and a whole load of guides (left by previous guests I assume).
There were loads of birds and squirrels at the feeders which we were happy to fill up for them.
We walked (and cycled) every day, some days we only walked to the nearby pub and back, but we did manage to climb a fair bit of Schiehallion and see the incredible views. A cycle up to the wee shop and cafe at bridge of Balgey was probably the highlight of our trip.
It would have been nice to get Internet access to find up to date comments on local places to eat - but we managed to get some in Aberfeldy - and we met some lovely people there too!
All in all this must be the best cottage we've stayed at for a very long time.
27 Oct 2012
"Beautiful, rural, Scottish accommodation."
We had an outstanding few days at this home. I write home as it felt and appeared as a home, not a "place to stay for a few days". The home has been lovingly restored and decorated. Everything you'll need for a comfortable few days is on hand, from flat screen TV to dishwasher. Features such as the log fire complete a lovely package.
The cottage is set in lovely grounds and has quick and easy access to the beautiful Scottish towns of Pitlochry (with its famous salmon jumps) and Kenmore. Many stunning walks are within easy access and are highly recommended.
We very much enjoyed the tranquil setting and found the experience very relaxing. I can imagine it would be beautiful in the summer but we loved our winter stay. We are planning to book to go back again later this year. Overall, it was a fabulous cottage and a fabulous setting.
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