Drummond Cottage ref: UK5860

Keltneyburn, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Tune into the outdoors and nature at Drummond Cottage. Set on the edge of Drummond Hill Wood, with views over Strathtay to the hills beyond, the cottage, which was once a cow byre and bothy, is set on its own at the top of a track down to the River Tay. It offers peace, quiet and comfort, but is actually at the hub of many outdoor activities with trout and salmon fishing, mountain biking, horse riding and road cycling (the cottage is on the National Route 7), as well as woodland and river walks all on Drummond’s doorstep. With sailing, canoeing, boat hire and clay pigeon shooting all just down the lane, at Loch Tay, and whitewater kayaking and rafting just downstream at Grandtully, there’s plenty of activities to pursue. This is the perfect place to bring a dog - the owner, who lived here for 16 years, is a fisherman, walker and skier, who owns an energetic spaniel.
An ideal and open plan living/dining room for friends and family, Drummond Cottage offers the perfect escape for anyone who enjoys the countryside. The south-facing aspect turns the cottage garden into a secluded sun-trap during the day, and you can breakfast on the patio or on the lawn whilst watching the wildlife go by. Drummond’s ⅓-acre garden, fringed by woodland on three sides, has plenty of wildlife to admire. You may spot a red squirrel, sparrow hawk or roe deer and, if you are lucky, you might see a pine marten or a goshawk. Down the track, at the river, you will often see ospreys, dippers and oystercatchers, and, with luck, a kingfisher, an otter or maybe even a beaver. Spend time in the garden and you may also find rarer (and harmless!) wildlife too.
All this fresh air means that you’ll be looking forward to a good night’s sleep, and the upstairs bedroom offers the opportunity to drop off looking up through the large Velux windows at the stars and the moon. Downstairs, there’s a large bedroom with a super kingsize bed, which zip and links into twin singles if required. Or there’s a comfortable, roomy ¾ double-bed, designated for 1.
With good restaurants in both Kenmore and Aberfeldy, including a superb Indian restaurant, you might not have call to use the well-equipped kitchen, but it is fitted with a Belfast sink, shaker glass-fronted units and a dishwasher all the same. There’s a large boot room for coats, outdoor gear and the dog, with a deep sink and a washing machine, too. Ease those tired limbs after a day out with the deep bath upstairs with its own special view up into the forest, and there’s an excellent hot shower downstairs. Enjoy the spacious living room, sink into its deep leather sofa, read in a cosy corner, or play games around the table, alternatively you can watch the Sky TV. Or, you can simply cosy up to the wood burner, and watch the flames flicker warmth and light around the darkened room.
Christmas, New Year and beyond is a very special time at Drummond, with snow often being a major part of the celebrations and excitement, turning the setting into your own, personal winter wonderland. There’s skiing in Glenshee, 1½ hours’ drive, and Aviemore, as well as good ski-mountaineering on nearby Ben Lawers. The cottage’s position makes it an ideal base for tackling many of the Munros and Corbetts of the central Highlands. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 38" Sky Smart TV, DVD player, CD player and patio doors leading to garden.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With ¾ double bed (for 1).
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, Velux windows and sloping ceiling.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.


⅓-acre garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 4 steps and sloping banks in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    27.8 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile (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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