This pretty, traditional, chocolate box, detached stone cottage dating back to the 1700s, has been refurbished in 2018 to a very good standard. Located in centre of the highland village of Weem in Perthshire, and surrounded by beautiful scenery, Smiddy Cottage is the ideal retreat for couples, friends and family to spend time together. Guests will find a welcoming and comfortable cottage at any time of the year.
The cottage was built in the 18th century, and legend tells that the first occupant was an Italian sword maker from the time of the Jacobite rebellion, and it was later converted to a smiddy. Bonny Prince Charlie stayed in Weem Castle on his way to the Battle of Culloden in 1746 and there are many more historical sites, castles and monuments to visit in the surrounding area.
Smiddy Cottage is great for exploring the glorious countryside with extensive walking from your doorstep, a gentle stroll along the River Tay, or explore the ancient Weem Wood which is steeped in myth and legends of demons and dragons! Highland Perthshire is well known for outdoor activities including hill walking, mountain biking and climbing opportunities, with seven munros within 20 miles, including Ben Lawers (Perthshire’s highest mountain) and Schiehallion. White water rafting, sailing and boat trips are available on Loch Tay, and golf can be enjoyed at the local golf courses in Aberfeldy and Kenmore.
For guests who enjoy eating out, then there are two hotels, both within walking distance serving quality food and ales. Aberfeldy is less than a mile away and has a great selection of places to eat as well as coffee shops, local shops, galleries, cinema, whisky distillery and an award-winning book shop. There are regular events held throughout the year including a farmers’ market, Highland Games, the Aberfeldy Festival and Etap Caledonian Annual Cycle Race, and a vibrant, live music scene in the area. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 400 yards.
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Step to entrance.
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 43’’ Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and patio doors leading to walled garden.
Kitchen: Galley style with electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Travel cot available on request.
Small enclosed walled garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car; additional public car park, 20 yards. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps to the rear garden.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
6 miles (loch)