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Aodin, Strathtay - Sleeps 8

With outstanding views over the River Tay from its first floor living room, this secluded, spacious country house has been attractively furnished, and is set high in the hills (900 ft) on a 4,000-acre...

With outstanding views over the River Tay from its first floor living room, this secluded, spacious country house has been attractively furnished, and is set high in the hills (900 ft) on a 4,000-acre estate. Reached via tarmacked estate roads, visitors can enjoy wonderful walks from the doorstep whilst on holiday, and fishing can be arranged.
Good shopping, restaurants, and golf are to be found at Aberfeldy, 4 miles away, which also boasts the early 19th-century Aberfeldy Water Mill. Beautifully restored, it uses the power of the Urlar Burn to stone-grind oatmeal in the traditional way. Over Wade’s Bridge, which spans the River Tay, Castle Menzies stands as the former seat of the Clan Menzies and is a grand 16th-century tower house laid out in the form of a ‘Z’ shape. On the southern bank of Loch Tay at Kenmore, water skiing, river sledging, rafting and jet biking can all be tried at an outdoor pursuits centre, which also offers hill walking and cross country skiing.
Further to the north is Pitlochry, set amidst hills, with its two distilleries (one of which is Scotland’s smallest) and both offering tours showing how the fiery amber liquid is produced. Scotland’s famous Festival Theatre lies on the banks of the river with the huge Ben Vrackie (2733ft) as its backdrop, and here at the salmon ladder, nature’s most admired phenomenon, the salmon leap, can be witnessed as the annual migration of salmon takes place. Dunkeld, one of the area’s most delightful communities, is worth a visit to view its whitewashed houses and lovely cathedral, as well as Thomas Telford’s seven-arched bridge of 1809 which links the village to its sister community of Birnam.
Various castles dot the landscape in this area of Scotland, including the famous Balmoral Castle, which has been a royal residence for over 150 years, and boasts extensive grounds in which to enjoy country walks. Corgarff Castle is an austere tower house with an unusual star-shaped curtain wall and an eventful history, which has now been restored to resemble its days as a barracks. Shops 4 miles.

Refurbished and decorated in 2007. Spacious fitted kitchen. TV/playroom. Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Twin bedroom. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and bathroom with toilet.

 

  • Wood-burning stove – fuel inc
  • Elec, NSH, convector heaters, bed linen and towels inc
  • Two TVs (one Teletext, one digital)
  • Two videos
  • DVD
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Payphone
  • Terrace
  • Access to 4,000-acre estate
  • BBQ
  • Parking
  • Loch and river fishing at cost by arr
  • Natural water supply
  • Unsuitable for the infirm

 

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Customer Reviews of Aodin, Strathtay - Sleeps 8

1st comment: I have been taking this lovely cottage for some years - I can think of no other holiday ’nest’ I would prefer - the views are unsurpassed, the solitude and quite location is superb. The estate is beautifully maintained, and teeming with wildlife. Am coming back next year. Speaks for itself... Oct 2011. 2nd comment: You couldn’t imagine a more stunning backdrop for a family holiday. The house is massive with incredible views from all sides. The garden is big enough for the kids, with swings and picnic tables. We had a barbecue one day on the terrace, it was like feasting in Tuscany. There are walks directly from the house or access to a wealth of munros and corbetts, castles and lochs nearby. Don’t forget the family friendly waterfalls. The kids even got a ride on the sit on lawn mower from the friendly caretaker, which made their year! Thanks - we would recommend to everyone. May 2011. 3rd comment: Of the seventeen cottages we have stayed in, this was undoubtably the best. Situation idyllic. Could not find fault with anything, except the week past to quickly. Oct 2010. 4th comment: Very well presented house. Large, spacious, intersting, clean - family friendly. Aug 2010. 5th comment: A beautiful location, tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean, huge - much bigger than I had expected, comfortable - a great place for a family holiday, with all the facilities to make this very easy. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I would not hesitate to recommend this "cottage" to anyone. Minor comments for improvement - a soap holder in the shower would be useful, and a second shower in the upstairs bathroom would help families like mine who preferring showering to bathing. July 2010.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: SEC
  • HMG Ref: 1108486
  • Property Type: Detached Converted Farm/Industrial
  • Number of Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps Suit: 8
  • Features: Wood Burning Stove, Spring Fed Water
  • Facilities: TV, DVD player, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave, Telephone, Barbecue
  • Location Features: Rural
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 3 Cars
  • Pets: 0
  • Things to Do

    • Birks of Aberfeldy

      Lovely and relatively easy walk up the river starting from the middle of the village. Lots of wildlife to explore and easy on kids of any age.

    Related Activities

    Places to Eat Nearby

    Shops Nearby

    • Haggarts of Aberfeldy

      Classic old tweed weavers and shop in the centre of Aberfeldy. Browse the racks of estate tweeds and enjoy some of the old world

    Local Visitors Attractions

    • Cluny House Gardens

      Lovely wild woodland garden near Aberfeldy that features the UK's widest conifer tree with a girth of 11 metres. Usually quiet. worth visiting.

    Nearby Castle

    • Garth Castle

      Daringly located and inacessible castle built by the fearsome Wolf of Badenoch in the 14th century. Not open.

    • Castle Menzies

      Striking Z plan in fully restored condition close to Aberfeldy. definately worth a visit.

    • Whitefield Castle

      L Plan Tower, now ruined built by Malcolm Canmore in 12th century. Can be walked around. 8 miles north of Pitlochry on A93

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