Fortingall StablesGuest Rating
Fortingall, just northwest of Aberfeldy in beautiful Highland Perthshire, is one of the prettiest (think roses round the door thatched cottages) and most historic villages in Scotland.
|Sleeps: 6/7||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Tucked away on the little single track road to Glen Lyon (Scotland's longest glen), it is a haven of peace and tranquillity which yet boasts a very fine hotel offering excellent meals. In the corner of an elegant courtyard setting, between the hotel and the wooded hillside right behind is Fortingall Stables, a superb and quite spectacular conversion of an old stables complex.
As soon as you walk through the arch to the recessed front door, you know you are in for something special, as the interior of this spacious and exquisitely appointed house has wall-to-wall wow factor! It almost goes without saying that the owner is an interior designer - the furnishings throughout the house are of the highest quality and tremendous elegance.
The broad, welcoming hallway greets you on entry and leads you in to the vast, open plan galleried living area. The cosy seating area offers a clear invitation for cosy, convivial evenings beside the wood burning stove. There is a door out to the secluded rear garden (with furniture) that beckons you outside on a sunny morning, where you can walk out right on to the hill.
Downstairs, there are two double bedrooms one with doors out to the garden and a luxury porcelanosa shower room with underfloor heating and enhanced lighting. There is also another seperate bathroom.
Upstairs there is a very large twin bedroom and a further sofa bed (additional charge) on the broad landing.
Outside there is a large grassed garden to the rear and a paved patio area (with furniture). Standing in the garden, looking across the valley, all you will probably hear is birdsong and perhaps a busy woodpecker hard at work in a nearby tree.
The famous Fortingall Yew is only a few yards away in the neighbouring churchyard. This historic veteran, at around 4,000 years old, is said to be the oldest living thing in Europe.
Fortingall is also reputedly the birthplace of Pontius Pilate (one of the many, it must be said) who was said to be the offspring of his Roman legionnaire father and a local girl.
Nearby Aberfeldy is the closest place for supermarket shopping and offers a host of other attractions including a distillery. The Fortingall Hotel is within yards of the front door but there are plenty of other places to eat, including The Watermill - a very fine cafe/gallery/bookshop, leisure centre and even a small cinema. The Birks of Aberfeldy on the edge of town also offers delightful riverside walks if you don’t feel up to tackling Schiehallion or Ben Lawers which dominates Loch Tay.
Loch Tay offers various water sports, whereas Glen Lyon offers great walking and cycling, or by taking the road over to Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch (with water sports) you can climb Schiehallion.
There is golf at Kenmore, Aberfeldy and Killin about thirty minutes from the house and by the time you get there you are well on the way to Oban and the west coast, or even Loch Lomond.
If you take the road from Tummel Bridge to Pitlochry, you will come to the breathtaking Queen’s View, the Queen in question being Victoria. Pitlochry is another bustling tourist town with its ‘Theatre in the Hills’ and the dam and fish ladder, where in season you can watch the salmon making the ascent to their breeding grounds upstream. You can make the round trip and return via Grandtully, where there is not only white water rafting but also an absolutely amazing chocolate shop!
Just north of Pitlochry is Blair Atholl, where Blair Castle is open to visitors and there is another water mill. This time it is an amazing working flour mill/bakery which made it to the regional finals of ITV’s Britain’s Best Bakery competition. While your purse is out, why not continue another couple of miles up the A9 to the tempting restaurant, food and clothing halls of the House of Bruar?
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.
Open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen with wood burning stove, TV/DVD, doors to garden, electric cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave etc.
Double bedroom (kingsize) with doors to garden and en suite room with shower, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (kingsize)
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
Gallery with sofa bed
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and wood-buring stove (1 basket of logs INCLUDED). WIFI INCLUDED, subject to provider. 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).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
- Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6||Sleeps 7|
|29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016||£525.00||£575.00|
|20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£550.00||£595.00|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£595.00||£650.00|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£550.00||£595.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£595.00||£650.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£695.00||£750.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£595.00||£650.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£695.00||£750.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£895.00||£950.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£695.00||£750.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£895.00||£950.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£695.00||£750.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£595.00||£650.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£695.00||£750.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£550.00||£595.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||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.
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great cottage. we felt very comfortable!
Amazing cottage! All you could wish for.
The cottage was very nice but it was listed as having a BBQ, which we would have used, but there wasn't one there.
Thanks for the review. There is a BBQ available and all the windows can be opened - the caretaker would have been happy ...Read More
Immaculate cottage in beautiful setting.
Electricity was a bit annoying/fiddly.
'We had a great family break here. Glen Lyon is a spectacular place - you are surrounded by stunning scenery in all directions.'
'A wonderful and much-needed break in a beautiful home in a beautiful part of the country.'
Rudd and Smith party
'We had a lovely two weeks in this beautiful cottage. We really enjoyed the lovely surroundings.'
'A wonderful, well cared for home from home! We have stayed in many cottages in Scotland but this is by far the best.'
'Fabulous accommodation in one of Scotland's most beautiful villages.'
'Cottage fantastic - well situated and very peaceful. Would love to come back and would recommend to friends.'