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Burn Cottage Cottage

1bedroom
2sleeps
 min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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.

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

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.

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.

Location description from owner

The Perth and Kinross 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

Fortingall

Touring

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.

Walking

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.

Cycling

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.

Water Sports

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

Golf is available locally at Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Killin and Strathtay.

Distilleries

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.

Castles

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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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Corporate bookings

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Access

  • Parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Mark G
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
28 May 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

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“Lovely cottage in a lovely location”

Reviewed 25 May 2015

We saw 5 deer in the field below the cottage. Shame about the weather as there was a lovely seating area in front of the rockery, which was well kept. We took a run to Glen Lyon and had a more than generous hot chocolate and cream scone. Would definitely like to come back.

“Lovely comfortable cottage”

Reviewed 24 May 2015

This is the place to be if you want a nice and historic cottage with a modern but classy comfortable touch. With its high ceilings and velux windows you enjoy to see stars at night or hear/see the rain falling down. Also you have a nice view into nature. Small additional bits made Mark's place even better...e.g. a local Single Malt for the guests or a small fireplace. There was a lot of information Mark provided for everything interesting in the area...like this we decided to go to "Highland Nights", a lovely performed evening of local dance and music in Pitlochry. Communication beforehand worked very well and all questions could be answered before our trip. Btw...the location. There aren't many other places in Scotland as beautiful and calm as Glen Lyon that literally starts close to the cottage. Big tourist buses can't take the small road there, so if you want some off-track beauty - that's a must. We also enjoyed the short distance to the rougher neighbour valley around Kinloch Rannoch: the cottage is just a perfect base for many amazing trips!

“Perfect highland getaway”

Reviewed 23 Jun 2014

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.

“What a beautiful cottage”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2013

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?

“Excellent cottage, modern design and great location”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2013

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.

“A week of absolute tranquility”

Reviewed 11 Feb 2013

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.

“Beautiful, rural, Scottish accommodation.”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2012

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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