Over Blairish Cottage ref: UKC730

Keltneyburn, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

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2
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2
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Free Pets 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Christmas Themed Cottage 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Car Parking - On Site 

Description

A hillside idyll, Over Blairish Cottage lies in a spectacular elevated position and boasts far-reaching, rural views of the River Lyon and the Tay Valley from every room. This little, detached cottage provides the perfect balance between contemporary comforts and a rustic country charm, making it a welcoming escape for couples, families or a small group of friends. The secluded spot is rich in wildlife with red squirrels, deer, pheasants, hares, owls, woodpeckers and buzzards, that all make a regular appearance.
Over Blairish Cottage is situated on the hillside above the attractive hamlet of Keltneyburn at the entrance to Glen Lyon. The private track up to the cottage is steep and bumpy in places and may not be suitable for very low slung cars or timid drivers. Located in Highland Perthshire, Over Blairish Cottage enjoys all the benefits of being in the Highlands whilst remaining accessible.
The main attraction of the area is the stunning scenery, which includes some of Scotland’s best known beauty spots, including Glen Lyon, Kenmore and Loch Tay, Schiehallion and Ben Lawers. For the adventurous, canyoning, quad biking, white water rafting and further water sports are available at a purpose built centre at Loch Tay. Highland Perthshire has many stunning walks and cycle paths, with routes available right from the doorstep through SSSI countryside, which features an orchid rich wildflower meadow and gorge woodland. Salmon and trout fishing are available on the Rivers Lyon, Tummel and Tay. There are golf courses at Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Strathtay, Taymouth Castle, Dunkeld and Pitlochry, and the picturesque local towns also benefit from some excellent independent cafes, restaurants, shops, art galleries and studios. Castles, crannogs and stone circles also scatter the local area for fans of Scottish history. Foodies shouldn’t feel left out with award-winning coffee shops, chocolatiers, smoked salmon and distilleries all in the immediate vicinity as well as regular local farmers’ markets. The area is fortunate to enjoy a vibrant live music scene. As well as numerous Highland Games and the renowned Aberfeldy festival, lively music sessions are held in local hotels, bars, community centres and cinema/theatres throughout the year. Beach 3 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric range, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and wooden floor.
Utility room: With freezer.
Sun porch.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Bio-mass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and fire pit. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are sloping banks in the garden and the property has a natural water supply from a spring.
  • Nearest town
    Aberfeldy
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Pitlochry
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    22 miles
  • Lake
    3 miles

About the local area

Stirling is at the centre of the nation's national heritage, and it was here that William Wallace and Robert the Bruce won independence for Scotland. The city and its castle have had a very rich and turbulent past, being the residence of many Scottish Kings and the scene of numerous sieges and famous battles, including the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and Bannockburn in 1314.

The castle is perched on a rocky crag, elevated above the surrounding countryside and is one of Scotland's grandest. Stirling itself nestles in lowland rolling hills and has a lovely `Old Town' with striking architecture and cobbled streets which wind upwards to the castle. The Old Town Jail is now a fascinating attraction depicting the horrors of life in a 19th century jail, also of interest is the medieval Church of the Holy Rude, where James VI was crowned and John Knox preached.

Stirling is an ideal base from which to explore nearby Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The surrounding countryside is lush and fertile with peaceful slopes, rolling countryside and a scattering of town and villages such as the former spa town of Allan Water, with riverside walks and olde worlde charm and Doune with its imposing 14th century castle and award-winning nature reserve.

Perthshire is most definitely the Adventure Capital of Scotland. Here you'll find world class fishing, high level mountain trekking and lower level waymarked forest trails, great on road and off road cycling and superb golf courses. Or maybe try your hand at canyoning, microlight flights or cliff jumping!

Discover a rich diversity of landscapes and habitats that support a range of plants, animals and birds; exceptional woodlands, mighty rivers and high mountains all make this an area a haven for naturists. The River Tay runs through Perthshire to the sea and has internationally important populations of salmon and otters. Many of Perthshire lochs attract breeding pairs of osprey and Loch Leven National Nature Reserve is a magnet for wildfowl. Up in the hills red deer can be heard roaring during the autumn rut.

The small provincial city of Perth is situated on the banks of Tay and has an influential history stretching back over 8,000 years; close by Scone Palace is where many Scottish kings were crowned on the Stone of Destiny. There are many places of interest such as the pretty town of Pitlochry on the river Tummel overlooked by Ben Vrackie; here there are wonderful riverside and woodland walks, also the beautiful Loch Tay near Aberfeldy and Glen Lyon which stretches some 34 miles and has some of Perthshire's finest scenery.

Things to do nearby

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

This historical military regiment is a great destination for a family day out.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

One of the oldest museums in the U.K., Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect day trip out on one of those famous Scottish rainy days!

Highland Safaris

For those after something a little different, Highland Safaris provides some of the most exciting and unique safari days and events in central Scotland.

Aberfoyle to Loch Katrine

This 28 mile round route is excellent for exploring Loch Katrine and the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

Beatrix Potter Garden

The Beatrix Potter garden located in the Birnham institute, near Dunkeld, is said to be the childhood inspiration to the writing and artwork of Beatrix Potter.

Linlithgow Palace

Set in West Lothian and with roots as far back as the 12th century, Linlithgow Palace boasts some amazing scenery making it extremely popular with visitors throughout the year.

Blair Castle

This remarkable 13th Century private home is open to the public and allows visitors to explore its magnificent gardens and grounds.

Scone Palace

Contrary to what its name may lead you to believe, Scone Palace is actually a place rich in history.

Hopetoun House
Hopetoun House

Set in over 6,500 acres of outstanding natural landscape, Hopetoun House is steeped in family history and displays wonderful architecture with the many scenic walks and trails surrounding it.

Crieff Visitor Centre

Crieff visitor centre is home to an interesting mixture of attractions.

Scottish Crannog Centre

Who would have thought that sites such as Loch Tay would be hiding early iron-age loch dwellings (Crannogs) deep under the water?!

Loch Katrine

The best place to enjoy the timeless beauty of the Trossachs is Loch Katrine.

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