Fortingall Schoolhouse

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Fortingall Schoolhouse is a delightful, parochial stone built house set in the stunning beauty of Glen Lyon. This former schoolhouse building dates back to the 1900s and is set in its own enclosed private garden.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

The house is just half a mile away from the lovely village of Fortingall (with pub, hotel and restaurant), with its quaint thatched cottages and old fashioned lamp posts that give the place an old world feel.

The inviting sitting room is tastefully furnished, with ample comfortable seating centred round the traditional open fire. If you can't quite bear to be away from modern appliances, there is a TV and DVD player and WiFi is included in your stay.

There is a charming open plan kitchen dining room with a well-equipped kitchen area that even has a dishwasher, so you can avoid the dreaded washing up. You are on holiday after all! The welcoming dining area comfortably seats six and retains its original wood panelling. It has a traditional stone fireplace with wood-burning stove to keep it cosy and large sash windows that let the light stream in. Downstairs there is also a useful utility/boot room and a slick, modern shower room with WC and heated towel rail.

Upstairs, a sunny landing connects the three bedrooms, one of which has a king-size bed, en suite facilities and plenty of handy built-in storage. Opposite is another spacious bedroom with a comfortable double bed and its original fireplace (no longer in use). There is also a warm and bright twin bedroom, again with large windows from which to enjoy the views.

The house has its own gated entrance to the beautiful, grassed garden (with furniture, BBQ and secure storage) that lies to the front, side and rear of the house. There is also a gravelled area that provides ample parking for two cars and it is all very separate from the adjoining house.

Map & Local

Fortingall itself is home to the famous Fortingall yew tree that you can see towering over the churchyard. This magnificent tree is estimated to be as much as 5,000 years old and is said to be the oldest tree in Europe.

You can also visit the nearby 'Carn na Marbh' or 'Mound of the Dead', a reused Bronze age tumulus that was used to bury the victims of the plague. Fishing is also available in the village.

Kenmore (6 miles) has grocery shops, a PO, riding school, golf course and a lovely sandy beach for water sports and boat hire. There is great mountain biking available at Drummond Hill (2 miles) and of course there is the famous skiing and snowboarding mecca at Glencoe (50 miles). Aberfeldy (8 miles) has a distillery, cinema and leisure centre.

Walkers and climbers will want to head for the central Highland's highest mountain Ben Lawers (10 miles). It stands majestically at nearly 4,000 feet in the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, which is known for the rare Alpine plants that thrive there. If you don't fancy tackling Ben Lawers itself, there are a variety of other walking routes for different fitness levels within the reserve.

Pitlochry (22 miles) hosts its annual Highland Games every September. The games attract visitors from all across the UK, with its pipe bands, highland dancing and traditional games including 'tossing the caber'. For those on the whiskey trail, there are distilleries at both Blair Athol and Edrarour, near Pitlochry. The bustling cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh can be reached in a couple of hours' drive each and they have all the shops, eateries and tourist attractions you could wish for.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Sitting room with TV/DVD and open fire.
Kitchen/dining room with wood burning stove, TV, electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher and microwave, etc.
Utility room with washing machine and fridge-freezer.
Shower, WC and wash basin.

Upstairs

Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite bath/shower, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom.
Twin bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free
Highchair
Free

Available Extras

Cot
£10.00
Pet
£15.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £40 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating, electric panel heaters, wood-burning stove and open fire (starter pack of fuel INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • Save 15% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016
  • Save £50 - 6 night break! (CA7) From 01/10/2016 to 06/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £395.00 £450.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £495.00 £550.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £345.00 £395.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £695.00 £695.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £695.00 £695.00
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Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

Reviews

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Excellent
30-Aug-2016

Would recommend it highly. Beautiful setting...quiet yet convenient for daytime exploring trips. Spacious and comforta...

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Excellent
03-Jun-2016

Very comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage. The owner was very helpful and friendly.

Excellent
17-Mar-2016

Great cottage, well equipped and clean. Fantastic location.

Excellent
17-Dec-2015

Lovely house with sweet little touches such as hot water bottles and tea and biscuits on arrival, we loved it, 5 out of ...

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Excellent
19-Nov-2015

An excellent cottage, equipped with everything you need to enjoy your holiday. Wendy is very approachable and ensures yo...

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