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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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.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, Velux windows and sloping ceiling.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
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 railway station
Railway station distance
1 mile (loch)