Near Fortingall, Aberfeldy, PerthshireGuest Rating
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.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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. Use of the tennis court (shared with Balnald Farmhouse) can be arranged for guests.
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
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 dryer, etc
Boot room with WC and wash basin
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Hot Tub Hire (5-7 nights)
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 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. Please note the optional hot tub for hire requires 24 hours notice to reach the correct temperature.
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).
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|17 Sep 2021 - 07 Oct 2021||£495.00|
|08 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2021||£595.00|
|29 Oct 2021 - 16 Dec 2021||£450.00|
|17 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 03 Feb 2022||£495.00|
|04 Feb 2022 - 31 Mar 2022||£550.00|
|01 Apr 2022 - 21 Apr 2022||£650.00|
|22 Apr 2022 - 05 May 2022||£550.00|
|06 May 2022 - 26 May 2022||£650.00|
|27 May 2022 - 02 Jun 2022||£850.00|
|03 Jun 2022 - 23 Jun 2022||£650.00|
|24 Jun 2022 - 21 Jul 2022||£850.00|
|22 Jul 2022 - 25 Aug 2022||£895.00|
|26 Aug 2022 - 15 Sep 2022||£650.00|
|16 Sep 2022 - 06 Oct 2022||£550.00|
|07 Oct 2022 - 27 Oct 2022||£650.00|
|28 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£495.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£850.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£850.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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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Perfect holiday cottage with every possible amenity. The hot tub was a lovely bonus! The cottage is in a gorgeous settin...Read More
Very well kitted out with quality fittings, loved our stay, only one negative and that was the double bed which has sunk...
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Perfect autumn visit in lovely house
Have been coming to Grandpa’s Cottage many times over the past 10 years and this was the best visit yet. The new owners ...Read More
Great location and very clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage. Bathroom looked beautiful but we did find the fre...Read More
'Returning to this cottage at the end of the day was the icing on the cake - so peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Everything we needed in this gorgeous cottage.'
'Wonderful stay in this lovely cottage.'
Van Bezouw party
'Cottage so well stocked, beautifully decorated, cosy and welcoming.'
'Everything we needed was at hand. Wonderful stay.'
'Holidayed a number of times in Perthshire, this has been our favourite.'