Ard Darach Cottage ref: UK33033

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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1
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No pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Ard Darach Cottage enjoys a peaceful yet central location less than a 5 minute walk to the centre of Pitlochry. Built in the 1880’s, this charming and tastefully furnished cottage was originally the stables and sits opposite the main house in an acre of mature gardens. It has been lovingly restored by the owners to offer a delightful home-from-home, perfect for a break at any time of the year. The attractive living room has comfortable seating and exposed feature stone walls, and an upright piano and wireless all in one Hi-Fi system for evening entertainment. The spacious kitchen has everything you need and is well equipped. The owners aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible and are able to give advice on how to make the most of your time here.

Wildlife is never far away despite the cottage being close to town, with red squirrels, pheasants and roe deer often frequenting the grounds. Pitlochry is known for its good range of gift shops, as well as the famous hydro-electric dam and salmon ladder. It has a very good golf course just a 5-minute walk away, 2 distillery visitor centres, excellent game fishing and of course the famous Festival Theatre nearby.

Further afield a myriad of activities and wonderful scenery await the visitor, from superb hillwalking to wildlife watching, horse riding, white water rafting and even bungee jumping and canyoning at nearby Killiecrankie. In winter, the ski resorts of Aviemore and Glenshee are just an hour’s drive, however all the shops, cafés and restaurants are within a short walk if you prefer to relax locally.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With Smart TV, DVD player and piano.
Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bathroom: With bath, double shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed, single bed and beams.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and beams.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Miscellaneous

Lawned garden with sitting-out area (shared with owner). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: Sorry, no hen or stag parties. No children.
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  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

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

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.

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?!

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

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

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.

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.

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!

Aberfoyle to Loch Katrine

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

Scone Palace

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

Loch Katrine

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

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.

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