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Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Situated on the outskirts of Aberfeldy a highland town in Central Perthshire, Capercaillie Cottage offers spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to eight people. Recently refurbished to a high standard with new furniture and appliances, you will be well situated for all the Highlands have to offer – superb scenery, magnificent low and high level walking, extreme sports, watersports on nearby Loch Tay, fishing, golf, touring or simply relaxing in the sunny and secure gardens within a level stroll from the town centre.
The kitchen is fully equipped with gas hob and electric oven, combination microwave, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer and washing machine. The sitting room has comfortable leather sofas, a widescreen TV DVD player and Sky installed, radio and CD/tape player. The garden room has large folding doors opening out onto the sunny decking. Red squirrels and roe deer can be seen in the woods at the back of the cottage, and often make visits to the garden.
The bathroom has a deep twin-end bath and separate large shower enclosure andtwin basins. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and ensuite shower room again with walk-in shower, while two more bedrooms have twin beds.
The garden room which is fully self contained has a double leather sofa bed and two chests of drawers.
Outside there is off-road parking for 2-3 cars plus a secure garage if required. The garden is fully equipped with gazebo, extending table for 6 or more and ample chairs. There is also a portable barbecue and chimenea for guests' use.
Make this your holiday destination in the UK this year – regular flights from local airports to Edinburgh or Glasgow.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Andrews 110 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 100 km, Nearest railway: Pitlochry 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
About this location
The Perth and Kinross region
Aberfeldy is right in the geographical centre of Scotland amidst beautiful scenery and remote wilderness, yet with easy access to the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, with Perth only 40 minutes by car. Aberfeldy has plenty of hotels and restaurants plus all the amenities such as banks and shops which you expect in a small country town. There is a newly opened sports centre with gym, large indoor pool and jacuzzi, also a new Arthouse cinema 'The Birks' with bar and restaurant has just opened. There are beautiful walks from the door of the cottage including the famous 'Birks of Aberfeldy' a lovely waterfall walk. The mighty River Tay is a five minute walk away with an adventure centre nearby offering climbing, canoeing, white water rafting etc. If your taste is for quieter activities the award winning bookshop and art gallery The Watermill is five minutes walk away together with other quirky and original shops and cafes.
Ten minutes by car is the pretty village of Kenmore with excellent shops and restaurants, plus water activities on Loch Tay, or you could just swim and relax on the beach. The famous town of Pitlochry is around 20 minutes away by car, where there is the delightful Festival Theatre, the Explorers garden celebrating the famous plant collectors of Perthshire. Dunkeld and The Hermitage are close by with beautiful walks along the River Braan, the Birnam Oak and more good shops and hotels. Blair Castle is not far distant along with the famous House of Bruar the 'Harrods of the North'!
For keen walkers there are many Munros within easy distance, bike hire is easy for a relaxing cycle ride or a more strenuous mountain biking session. The famous closed road cycle race the Etape Caledonian is held in the area every May. Aberfeldy Show is in the middle of August and is a typical and charming local show with horse and pony events, Highland Games, agricultural and local events.
Fishing is popular with salmon and trout on the River Tay.
Every October a famous 'son et lumiere' event is held in Faskaly Forest at Pitlochry and is entitled The Enchanted Forest - this is an event not to be missed, as is the wonderful Perthsire Amber Folk Festival held at the beginning of November each year, hosted by that national treasure Dougie MacLean.
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14 Jul 2014
"Excellent cottage & location for exploring the region"
The first thing that struck me after having a quick inspection upon arrival,was how spotlessly clean everywhere was.The kitchen is well equipped.The quality of the fixture and fittings were very good and the rooms were spacious.We chose this cottage because of location mainly,and in that regard it acted as an excellent base for exploring the area,and being a few minutes walk from the town and its facilities.The owners were very helpful & easy to correspond with also.
14 Jul 2014
"Lovely, comfortable and convenient"
Capercaille Cottage is one of the best holiday cottages I have ever rented. It is extremely comfortable, well equipped and convenient for the shops in Aberfeldy. It's also close to some stunning scenery and wonderful places to visit. I travelled with two elderly relatives and they found the layout and big bathrooms particularly comfortable, though the steps up to the property would probably not be suitable for wheel chair users or someone with more sever disability. Overall I would describe the cottage as a lovely home from home..... only better!
26 May 2014
Fabulous scenery, great locale all made extra special by staying at Capercaillie Cottage-every need catered for at this delightful home from home. Owners obviously take pride in providing for guests' every wish and standard of cleanliness first class. Will definitely return as we had a memorable holiday.
Do not hesitate to book this cottage - you won't be disappointed . A real winner !
24 May 2014
"I recommend this property"
Claire has provided everything you could possibly require whilst on holiday. We were a very last minute booking looking for a short stay, even though the cottage is not advertised for short breaks, C… More
3 Nov 2013
"Excellent family holiday"
We stayed at Capercailie Cottage in Aberfeldy in Aug and it was absolutely lovely. The bungalow is very spacious with a welcoming atmosphere. It was extremely clean and tidy. There were six of us sta… More
8 Oct 2013
"Great central Highlands location"
There was plenty of room for four women to establish our spaces and be comfortable. It would have been nice to have had a dryer for our laundry, but there were several hanging racks for us to use. We were not left with instructions for the use of window and door keys; that would have been quite helpful.
17 Jul 2013
"High standard with great location"
We love Perthshire & chose Capercaillie cottage in Aberfeldy, as it offered a great base to visit the wider area, could accommodate 6 & we could take the dog. The cottage itself (which really should be more accurately described as a bungalo ) is in a great location in a very quiet cul-de sac at the western edge of the village. The River Tay, the village centre & the famous "Birks" all within ten minutes walk. Capercaillie was extremely well equipped, furnished to a high standard with good quality fittings (particularly bathroom / shower room) & spotless. Storage space was also good & the house large enough to accommodate 6 without any problem.
As things worked out, there were only 4 of us for the first half of the week then only my wife & I with grandson for the remainder - plus dog of course.
We were lucky enough to visit just as the Summer heat wave arrived, so it was very hot all week. When we were not out & about, we spent all of the time out on the decking at the rear of the house which also had table, chairs & sun parasol, which we used for all meals we had there. The rear garden was fully enclosed & quite a suntrap. Unlikely we will get such tremendous weather next time & be able to use the other areas of the house too.
30 Apr 2013
"Capercaillie, amazing Aberfeldy accommodation !!!"
Just back from a week in this fantastic cottage...Can honestly say it is the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Warm and welcoming with everything you could possibly need from kitchen equipment to b… More
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