Ardchoille Cottage ref: UK10285

Fortingall, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
Changover day
SAT
Changeover day
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Warm and welcoming, this traditional, spacious, semi-detached cottage has been refurbished in 2018, but still maintains all of its charm and character alongside modern and tasteful design. Guests enter the cottage through large sun porch which a great place to keep outdoor clothing and equipment, and also leads directly into the shower room. The open plan living room/kitchen is bright and airy, and the kitchen area is fitted with good quality appliances and has everything you will need to prepare a special meal or full Scottish breakfast. The living area is well-presented with comfortable furnishings and has an open fire, ideal for those cooler days. A good place for a celebration meal and for everyone to sit around the table and plan the next day’s adventures, the dining room looks over the front garden and has views to the hills beyond. On the first floor is a family bathroom and three lovingly furnished bedrooms. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and offers great views over the surrounding area.

Ardchoille Cottage has a lovely, well-maintained, enclosed garden which is planted with trees and herbs and is a delight at any time of the year. There is garden furniture in both the front and back gardens so guests are able to find a sunny spot at any time of day, ideal for an impromptu barbecue or relaxing with a book and admiring the surroundings. Directly from the garden guests can follow the path to the River Lyon through the countryside.

Just a few minutes’ walk into the picturesque village of Fortingall, there is a hotel serving food, a pub and restaurant, as well as an historic church with a famous yew tree which is the oldest living thing in Europe.
For guests who enjoy exploring the area on foot or by bike there are lots of established footpaths, quiet roads and cycle paths available from the cottage. There are outdoor activities to suit all tastes with mountains to climb, white water rafting, mountain bike trails, horse riding and golf courses all nearby. Loch Tay and Kenmore are well worth a visit and offer good places to eat, boat trips on the loch (in season) and a loch beach. The Scottish Crannog Centre on the shore shows you how we lived 2500 years ago and is one of Scotland’s top heritage sites. Aberfeldy can be reached within a 15-minute drive and is a popular destination with a good selection for places to eat, local shops, galleries, community cinema, book shop and walks along the River Tay. Dewars Whisky Distillery offers tours and you can sample some of their produce. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Sun porch.
Livingroom/kitchen: With open fire, Sky TV, DVD player, CD player, breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Dining room.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Front garden with garden furniture. Large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Aberfeldy
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    7.6 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Pitlochry
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    21.6 miles
  • Lake
    3 miles (loch)

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

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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