Smiddy Cottage ref: UK10536

Weem, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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6
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bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

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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Accommodation details

Ground floor

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.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With 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 logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Travel cot available on request.

Miscellaneous

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 town
    Aberfeldy
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
    400 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Pitlcochry
  • Pub
    400 yards
  • Railway station distance
    14.0 miles
  • Lake
    6 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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