Upper Tomnabrachd ref: UK31414

Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Only a few minutes’ drive from the charming town of Pitlochry in Perthshire and surrounded by mature woodland, Upper Tomnabrachd is a traditional Highland cottage, easily accessible from the A9. Built in the Victorian era, it was once part of the grand Blair Atholl Estate (historic home of Clan Murray and location of the spectacular Blair Castle) and was renovated in 2020 by the owners, to provide up-to-date facilities whilst retaining that period charm. It is perfect for nature-lovers, couples and small families with older children, wishing to explore rural Perthshire and enjoy day trips further afield.
Set on a quiet rural road high above the A9, Upper Tomnabrachd enjoys views over its own natural woodland garden, over woodlands and toward Dunfallandy Hill above the winding River Tummel. Guests will enjoy viewing wildlife from the cottage windows, including deer, squirrels and woodland birds. Lovingly furnished by the owners, there is a well-equipped modern kitchen and the welcoming living room is made extra cosy by its wood burner. The fully enclosed natural garden enjoys sun almost all day, with two sheltered sitting out areas where you can sit quietly and enjoy the wildlife in the surrounding woodland.
A renowned hotel and restaurant is just a mile walk from the cottage, where you can enjoy a quiet drink or a delicious meal. Here you are just 2 miles from the centre of Pitlochry with its many cafés, shops, restaurants and bars. Well worth a visit in Pitlochry is the Festival Theatre, Faskally Woods and Pitlochry Putting Green, Salmon Ladder and Dam, and the Enchanted Forest in October. There’s an 18-hole golf course on the outskirts of the town with views of the Tummel Valley and great salmon fishing to be had on the River Tummel.
Upper Tomnabrachd is a perfect base for exploring the surrounding area with lots of hiking, mountain biking, river rafting in the nearby hills and pretty glens to enjoy. You are right in the middle of the Tay Forest Park, a patchwork of forests throughout the area, often close to picturesque lochs, with viewpoints, visitor centres and walks for all abilities. The area is abundant with incredible things to do and see including the Cairngorms National Park, Killiecrankie, Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve, Dunkeld Cathedral, Blair Atholl, Castle Menzies, Scone Palace and House of Bruar. With easy access to the A9, the cities of Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh are popular for interesting days out. You can be in Glenshee, Scotland’s largest ski resort and the Cairngorm National Park within an hour and Edinburgh within 90 minutes. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview Smart TV, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric double oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and wooden floor.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Lawned front garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Rear garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a slope in the front garden. No children under 8 years old.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    2.5 miles
  • Lake
    2.5 miles

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

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.

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?!

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

This historical military regiment is a great destination for a family day out.

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.

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.

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!

Aberfoyle to Loch Katrine

This 28 mile round route is excellent for exploring Loch Katrine and the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Scone Palace

Contrary to what its name may lead you to believe, Scone Palace is actually a place rich in history.

Loch Katrine

The best place to enjoy the timeless beauty of the Trossachs is Loch Katrine.

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.

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