East Cottage, Glen Lyon
Glen Lyon, near Aberfeldy, PerthshireGuest Rating
East Cottage is a whitewashed semi-detached cottage delightfully situated on the Roro Estate in lovely Glen Lyon, Scotland's longest glen, eighteen miles west of Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire.
|Sleeps: 5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (3)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
It stands in its own grass garden at the end of a quiet estate road, with only the Lodge itself in the vicinity. To the front, there are magnificent views of the surrounding hills - put on your boots and head straight out into this wonderful wilderness - while over the bank to the back there is a picturesque lochan. A waterfall tumbling down the glen within a few hundred yards of the cottage is probably all that will disturb the peace of this beautiful spot.
Inside, the cottage is simply but comfortably furnished and appointed, bright and cosy, with an open fire in the spacious living room. It is a splendid base for exploring the many attractions of this area, or just for relaxing.
While there is a very minor road out from Bridge of Balgie to Loch Tay, the Glen is more or less a cul de sac, which makes it unspoiled and relatively unfrequented. However, that certainly does not mean that there's nothing to do there!
There are water sports to be had on Loch Tay (15 miles) and Loch Earn (20 miles) or you could go white water rafting on the Tay. For walkers and climbers there are a number of Munros in the immediate area. Fishing for trout and salmon and stalking in season can also be arranged by the Estate. Look out for the rich variety of wildlife around you - buzzards, ptarmigan, grouse, deer and the elusive capercaillie, to name but a few.
Play golf at Pitlochry or Aberfeldy, or even Gleneagles itself. For evening entertainment, there is the 'Theatre in the Hills' at Pitlochry (35 miles), where the boast is that you can 'stay six days and see six plays'. Bridge of Balgie (4 miles) has a PO/tearoom.
The nearest hostelry is in the picturesque village of Fortingall (9 miles), with its thatched cottages and famous yew tree in the churchyard, said to be the oldest tree in Europe, which was already 3,000 years old when Christ was a boy. While on the subject, Fortingall is also reputed to be the birthplace (admittedly one of several) of Pontius Pilate, the result of his Roman soldier father's liaison with a local girl!
Local Events and Attractions
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 + open-fire + TV/DVD.
Kitchen/Dining room with microwave, fridge, freezer, electric cooker, washing machine, etc.
Bathroom with bath + shower + WC and basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric night storage heaters and open fire (supply of coal INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 3 pets are welcome at an additional charge (2 large dogs, 3 medium dogs, 3 small dogs, 3 cats).If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
Please note: A 4x4 vehicle is advisable during winter months.
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).
- Valentine's Week From 10/02/2018 to 16/02/2018
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 5|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||POA|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||POA|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||POA|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||POA|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||POA|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||POA|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||POA|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||POA|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||POA|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||POA|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||POA|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||POA|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||POA|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||POA|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||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.
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