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Tombuie Schoolhouse

Near Aberfeldy, Perthshire

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Aberfeldy, near the head of Loch Tay in the very heart of Highland Perthshire and indeed of Scotland, has long been a favoured tourist destination.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

Fewer visitors, however, take the quiet secondary road along the north bank of the Tay between Strathtay and Weem and it is on this road, in a wonderful position high above the river, that you will find Tombuie Schoolhouse.

In its sylvan setting, the schoolhouse really is a rather fairytale ‘cottage in the wood’ that is large but with a decidedly cottagey feel to it. Inside, you can tell at once that the house is a much-loved family home that is full of character, furnished in a traditional style which perfectly complements its ambience. The long, bright sitting room has several large windows that let the light flood in. There is plenty of comfortable seating at one end round the cosy open fire, affording lots of space for guests to spread out and enjoy different pursuits.

The very spacious kitchen diner is everything a traditional farmhouse kitchen should be, with its electric cooker, enormous pine dresser and table that is large enough to accommodate everyone. There is a separate utility/laundry room, while the adjoining porch conservatory is very handy for storing boots, outdoor clothing and sporting equipment, as well as providing sleeping accommodation for a pet.

There is also a handy downstairs bedroom (with twin beds that can be pushed together) with an en suite bathroom with small bath and an additional shower room.

Upstairs there are three further bedrooms, a twin and two singles. The bedrooms are all very comfortable and furnished with classic pieces. A family bathroom completes the accommodation. The house is not only welcoming but also very versatile and suited to different party configurations.

Outside, the house stands in its own extensive woodland garden with ample parking at the door. There is an ancient fairy knoll in the front garden, at the top of which is a seat which has a magnificent view of the river below and all the lovely countryside around - perfect for sitting and dreaming on a warm afternoon.

Map & Local

Given the peace and beauty of the immediate surroundings, tenants may not wish to stray very far. Those who do, however, will find themselves spoilt for choice of activities and destinations.

Pitlochry, with its famous Festival Theatre, is in one direction, just 15 miles away. It is on the A9, which leads swiftly to the Cairngorms, Aviemore and beyond. The house is also only just over an hour's drive from the Glenshee Ski Resort where you can try skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking. In the other direction is Loch Tay, which has plenty of opportunities for watersports.

Visitors to the pretty village of Kenmore at the head of the loch can visit the reconstructed Iron Age crannog there, where a number of hands-on activities will amuse adults and children alike. You can head over the hill to Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch, maybe taking in the ascent of Schiehallion on the way.

Aberfeldy has good shops, eating places, a golf course and a leisure centre. The stretch of the Tay at Grandtully (pronounced Grantly) is a recognised venue for white-water kayaking and rafting and riding and fishing are also available locally.

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 open fire and TV/V/DVD
Dining kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave etc.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier
Small porch/conservatory
Twin bedroom (can be pushed together) with en suite bathroom (with sit-bath)
Shower room with shower and WC


Twin bedroom
Single bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras

Travel Cot


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £30 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (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 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: Sat

Booked Available

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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% w/c 13 Oct 18 From 13/10/2018 to 19/10/2018
  • Save 15% w/c 20 Oct 18 From 20/10/2018 to 26/10/2018
  • Save 10% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
  • Save 5% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 POA
27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 POA
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 POA
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 POA
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 POA
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 POA
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 POA
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 POA
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 POA
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 POA
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 POA
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 POA
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 POA
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 POA
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 POA
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 POA
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
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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