Fortingall, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire
Ardchoille Cottage sits, bright and fresh in its charming front and back gardens just a mile from the picturesque village of Fortingall near Aberfeldy, in one of the most scenic and popular parts of Highland Perthshire.
|Sleeps: 5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Offering a high degree of seclusion, it is a light and comfortable semi-detached cottage, which is also surprisingly spacious. At the entry there is a large sun porch, ideal for shedding muddy boots or storing rods or sporting equipment. This leads through to the house, where on the ground floor there is a charming sitting room with open fire, a separate dining room, modern fitted kitchen and WC/utility room. Upstairs are three light and airy bedrooms and bathroom. They and the sitting room all face south, so the sun streams in all day.
There is parking in the back garden, which runs down to the River Lyon behind the house. With extensive lawns to the back (with furniture) and attractive herbaceous borders to the front, you have plenty of choice of where to wile away lazy sunny afternoons.
Should you wish to venture out and about, you are spoilt for choice. Fortingall, just along the road, has an excellent hotel. It is a charming little village with thatched cottages (very uncharacteristic for Scotland) and, of course, the legendary Fortingall Yew, which at 4,000 years old is believed to be the oldest living thing in Europe.
It was already middle-aged at the beginning of the Christian era and Fortingall's other claim to fame is as the birthplace (one of many) of Pontius Pilate, whose Roman soldier father was said to be stationed there. As the Romans only really arrived in Britain in 43AD the dates hardly tally, unless Pilate Senior went AWOL on their first sorties in 55 and 54 BC, but when did that ever stand in the way of a good story?
Beyond Fortingall, you have the choice of heading along Glen Lyon, Scotland's longest glen and on to Loch Tay where there are lots of watersports to enjoy, or over the shoulder of Schiehallion, the 'Fairy Mountain' to the glories of Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch.
There are lots of good picnic spots along the shores of the lochs. Energetic souls can climb either Schiehallion or Ben Lawers over on Loch Tayside but there are also many less challenging walks to be enjoyed from the house. Aberfeldy (7m) offers all facilities, a good range of shops and eating places, a golf course and even a distillery.
Another 'good day out' would be a visit to the Highland town of Pitlochry, with its Festival Theatre in the Hills, and Dunkeld, where you can also visit the spectacular Hermitage or visit the RSPB hide at the Loch of the Lowes, where you can see osprey on their nest and fishing in the loch. Or, once on the fast A9, you can head north to Aviemore and the Cairngorms.
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.
Sitting room with open fire, TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge etc. dishwasher and tumble drier in cupboard
WC/utility room with washing machine
Room with bunk beds
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £30 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). Wifi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
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).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 10% - Half Term 2017 From 11/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 5||Sleeps 6|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£365.00||£385.00||POA|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£450.00||£495.00||POA|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£365.00||£385.00||POA|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£450.00||£495.00||POA|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£495.00||£550.00||POA|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£450.00||£495.00||POA|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£495.00||£550.00||POA|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£650.00||£650.00||POA|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£495.00||£550.00||POA|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£650.00||£650.00||POA|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£495.00||£550.00||POA|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£450.00||£495.00||POA|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£495.00||£550.00||POA|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£365.00||£385.00||POA|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£650.00||£650.00||POA|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£650.00||£650.00||POA|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA||POA||POA|
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.