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.
This property is close to Gleneagles where the 2014 Ryder Cup took place, come and play a round of golf all year round on this world-renowned course.
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 included
- Electricity, NSH, convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
- Two TVs (one digital)
- Two videos
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Access to 4,000-acre estate
- Loch and river fishing at cost by arrangement
- Natural water supply
- Unsuitable for the infirm