Strathtay, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire
On your arrival at Ballinreoch, high on the hillside overlooking the valley of the Tay, you may well feel that you have discovered the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
|Sleeps: 8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
At just 8 miles from Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire, the house is accessed by about half a mile of track. When you arrive you are rewarded by what must be arguably one of the most spectacular views in central Scotland, as you look across the valley of the Tay to the hills beyond.
There are makeovers and then there are makeovers, but few can have been so thorough and spectacular as the one which has taken place at Ballinreoch. The large main sitting room has picture windows to the front, an open fire and is L-shaped to the dining area and finally the superb new kitchen. There is a further sitting room with TV and wood-burning stove. A utility room and cloakroom complete the downstairs accommodation.
Stairs rise from the main sitting room to the first floor where there are four bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate shower room. One of the bedrooms is more suitable for children. The whole house, with its smoked oak flooring, has been finished and furnished to the highest of standards. The heating is electric throughout - it is underfloor downstairs with radiators upstairs.
Outside, there is plenty of parking and the house stands in an enclosed grass garden (with furniture) which forms a kind of Dress Circle for the panorama beyond.
The area is just perfect for all manner of active pursuits. In addition to walking, climbing and fishing, there is white water kayaking at the bottom of the drive at Grandtully.
Aberfeldy has a leisure centre, golf course and all facilities, while Pitlochry is famed for its Festival Theatre and fish ladder. With the A9 just a 10 minute drive from the end of the drive, you can be in the Cairngorms, the Grampians, or even Inverness in just over an hour.
The Logierait Inn does excellent evening meals and there is a coffee shop with home baking at the Allium Centre at Ballinluig. Up the road towards Pitlochry is the Edradour Distillery (Scotland’s smallest), which hosts tours and tastings. By continuing on a little further, past Blair Atholl, you come to the House of Bruar, sometimes called ‘The Harrods of the North’, which has a fabulous food hall, restaurant and cashmere and clothing outlets.
No visit to this part of the world would be complete without visiting two of Scotland’s loveliest lochs, Tummel and Rannoch, accessible either via Aberfeldy or from the A9 south of Pitlochry. At the eastern end of Loch Tummel is the incomparable Queen’s View. Loch Rannoch, to the west, is altogether wilder and more rugged, with, at its western end, Rannoch Station, the second most remote in Britain, where you can catch a train for the scenic ride to Fort William. On both of these lochs you may be lucky enough to see an osprey swooping to catch its breakfast.
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.
Large sitting room with open fire, and stairs to first floor, L-shaped to dining area.
Kitchen/dining room with electric range cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc.
Sitting room/TV room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD
Utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and WC
WC with wash basin
Double bedroom with king-size bed
Small twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric underfloor heating downstairs and electric radiators upstairs, open fire and wood-burning stove (starter pack 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 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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).
- Save 10% - w/c 23 Sep 17 From 23/09/2017 to 29/09/2017
- Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 14/10/2017 to 20/10/2017
- Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 21/10/2017 to 27/10/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4||Sleeps 8|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||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.
'Our stay has been great, from the amazing viewpoint to the excellent facilities and the roaring fire! We have loved every minute of it. We are keen walkers and this location is really good as a base.'
'Great views, lovely cottage. Very comfortable stay and the weather was a bonus.'
'As near to perfect as it is possible to be. Inside the house is elegant and comfortable, outside the views are stunning. We've loved every moment and are finding it very difficult to leave.'
'We've had a very relaxing holiday in this beautiful place. The house is fantastic. We enjoyed the log fire, watched very little TV and just counted sheep!'
'Peace, seclusion, beautiful scenery, superb house - not a lot else to wish for really. We will certainly recommend the house to our friends.'
'The house was spotless and the wonderful kitchen became the centre of our stay. The views overlooking the valley were among the star attractions of the house.'