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Grandpa's Cottage

Near Fortingall, Aberfeldy, Perthshire

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For such a small village, Fortingall, thirteen miles from Aberfeldy and just two and a half miles from Loch Tay in beautiful Highland Perthshire, punches well above its size in terms of charm, glorious surroundings and unusual claims to fame.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

With its thatched cottages, it is one of the prettiest of Scottish villages and is also reputed to be the birthplace of Pontius Pilate (he being the result of a liaison between his Roman soldier father and a local girl). That is only legend, but very real is the spectacular Fortingall Yew in the churchyard here. Dated as being between 4,000 and 5,000 years old, it is the oldest living thing in Europe. When you consider that it would already be middle-aged when the Pilates were around, that rather puts it in perspective!

Within walking distance of this delightful, peaceful hamlet on the way to Loch Tay and reached by a private drive is a tiny enclave of houses, behind which is Grandpa's Cottage, a traditional, stone-built cottage. Grandpa would probably be hard put to recognise it now, as it has been so well and stylishly modernised and refurbished.

With the hill right behind and extensive views southwards across the valley to the front, inside the accommodation is bright and spacious. Both the large and superbly-equipped dining/kitchen and the welcoming sitting room have beamed ceilings, while the latter also has a wood-burning stove to supplement the gas central heating and ensure year round cosiness. A useful boot room and WC complete the downstairs accommodation. Upstairs are good-size double and twin bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The cottage is furnished and finished to a very high standard and there is ample parking right by the door. Behind, there is an elevated patio area (with furniture), which is ideal for enjoying an evening drink and admiring the view across to nearby Drummond Hill.

Map & Local

Once established in this idyllic spot, you may be hard put to decide between the many local attractions. Loch Tay offers a variety of water sports, while there are golf courses at either end of the loch, in the pretty villages of Killin and Kenmore.

Ben Lawers, overlooking the loch, will be of interest to walkers, while just to the north is Schiehallion, the 'Fairy Mountain'. The famous and breathtakingly beautiful Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch are within 15 miles of the cottage, while to the north west is rugged Glen Lyon, Scotland's longest glen.

Aberfeldy (all facilities) has a leisure centre and a cinema, while Fortingall itself has an excellent hotel. From Aberfeldy, the road runs back along the banks of the River Tay (more fishing and white water rafting at Grandtully) to the A9 and from there it is a short drive up to the busy town of Pitlochry, with its Festival Theatre where the boast is that you can ‘stay six days and see six plays’. Or, by turning south you come to Dunkeld, a most attractive village, with links to Beatrix Potter who once stayed there, and a historic and partially ruined cathedral.

At the nearby Hermitage there are lovely woodland walks along the River Braan to the spectacular waterfalls, while to the north of the village, the RSPB site at the Loch of the Lowes gives visitors the chance to see the ospreys who return each year to raise their young. There really is very little left to wish for at Grandpa's Cottage!

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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 wood burning stove and TV/DVD.
Kitchen/dining room with electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier, etc.
Boot room with WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom.
Twin bedroom.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



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Changeover Day: Sat

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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% - February Half Term From 16/02/2019 to 22/02/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 23 Feb 19 From 23/02/2019 to 01/03/2019
  • Save 5% w/c 02 Mar 19 From 02/02/2019 to 08/03/2019
  • Save 5% w/c 09 Mar 19 From 09/03/2019 to 15/03/2019
  • Easter Break 2019 From 06/04/2019 to 11/04/2019
  • Easter Break 2019 From 13/04/2019 to 19/04/2019
  • May Half Term 2019 From 25/05/2019 to 31/05/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 £425.00
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 £525.00
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 £425.00
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 £525.00
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 £625.00
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 £525.00
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 £625.00
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 £525.00
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £425.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £525.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £395.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £625.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £625.00
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 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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