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Grandpa's Cottage

Near Fortingall, Aberfeldy, Perthshire

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Grandpa’s Cottage is a traditional, stone-built cottage tucked away in a tiny enclave of houses up a private drive just quarter of a mile from picturesque Fortingall in Highland Perthshire.

Quick Info

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

Grandpa would probably be hard put to recognise the cottage now as it has been so well modernised and stylishly refurbished whilst retaining a warm and welcoming feel throughout.

At the heart of the house is the charming wooden beamed sitting room with a wood-burning stove that ensures year round cosiness and just begs to be curled up in front of. The large kitchen is very chic and is very well-equipped with everything needed for cooking and a handy dining area is set out alongside.

A useful boot room and WC complete the downstairs accommodation and upstairs are the two bedrooms and a family bathroom with a modern free-standing bath with a shower over. The spacious master double bedroom has a luxurious feel with a neat little dressing table and roof windows that keep it lovely and bright.

Ample parking is right by the front door and behind the cottage is an elevated patio area (with furniture) that is the ideal place to enjoy an evening drink whilst admiring the extensive views southwards across the valley to nearby Drummond Hill.

Map & Local

In walking distance along the road in pretty Fortingall (0.25 miles) is an excellent hotel restaurant to stop at for a meal or drink in the evening. There is an a la carte menu available in the restaurant or more informal meals can be taken at the bar and on Friday nights local musicians play live music.

The spectacular Fortingall Yew that is located in the churchyard here that is dated as being between 4,000 and 5,000 years old making it the oldest living thing in Europe.

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 and there are golf courses at either end of the loch in 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 (8 miles) has a leisure centre and a cinema and from there the road runs back along the banks of the River Tay to Grandtully where there is fishing and white water rafting to try out. The busy town of Pitlochry (23 miles) has a Festival Theatre where the boast is that you can ‘stay six days and see six plays’. Or, head south to the most attractive village of Dunkeld that has links to Beatrix Potter who once stayed there, and a historic and partially ruined cathedral.

At the nearby Hermitage there are pleasant 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!

Local Events and Attractions

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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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

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

Upstairs

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

What's included

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

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00

Services

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.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Fri

Booked Available
2019
Price

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% w/c 13 Jul 19 From 13/07/2019 to 15/07/2019
  • Save 15% w/c 20 Jul 19 From 20/07/2019 to 22/07/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 27 Jul 19 From 27/07/2019 to 29/07/2019
  • Save £100 w/c 13 Jul (CK8)* From 13/07/2019 to 19/07/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 03 Aug 19 From 03/08/2019 to 05/08/2019
  • Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 27/12/2019
  • New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 03/01/2020
  • October Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 14/10/2019
  • October Half Term 2019 From 19/10/2019 to 21/10/2019
  • October Half Term 2019 From 26/10/2019 to 28/10/2019

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 £695.00
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 £595.00
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £495.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £595.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £450.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £750.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £750.00
06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 06 Feb 2020 £450.00
07 Feb 2020 - 02 Apr 2020 £495.00
08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 POA
03 Apr 2020 - 23 Apr 2020 £595.00
04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 POA
24 Apr 2020 - 07 May 2020 £495.00
25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020 POA
08 May 2020 - 21 May 2020 £595.00
09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 POA
22 May 2020 - 28 May 2020 £695.00
23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 POA
29 May 2020 - 25 Jun 2020 £595.00
30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 POA
26 Jun 2020 - 27 Aug 2020 £695.00
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 POA
28 Aug 2020 - 17 Sep 2020 £595.00
29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 POA
18 Sep 2020 - 08 Oct 2020 £495.00
19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 POA
09 Oct 2020 - 29 Oct 2020 £595.00
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 POA
30 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020 £450.00
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 POA
18 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 £750.00
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 POA
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 £750.00
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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13-Jul-2019

Great holiday in a lovely cottage, will book again.

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07-Jun-2019

Fantastic location. Cottage lovely, but could not get underfloor heating to work, no telephone as details said and no in...

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Thank you for your feedback. The caretaker can always advise on heating controls or any other equipment that guests have...

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17-May-2019

A beautiful cottage in a great position and with excellent facilities. It was ideal for us. The only issue was the bathr...

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25-Apr-2019

The house was immaculate, recently renovated, had everything we needed and suited us down to the ground. The kids (5&6 y...

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15-Nov-2018

Can't wait to come back, beautiful cottage.

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