About the property
- Cottage538 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Traditional stone build cottage in a fantastic rural location
With a secluded location in Highland Perthshire, near the entrance to Glen Lyon, one of Scotland’s most magical glens, Burn Cottage is the perfect destination to relax and unwind. Designed exclusively for couples, from the outside it is the quintessential stone built cottage while internally it has a bright, airy and contemporary feel where the accent is on luxury with high quality fixtures and fittings throughout. In the summer you can throw open the French doors and let the outside world in, while in the winter you can “snuggle up” beside the wood burning stove.
The design brief was to create something unique, flooded with natural light that brought the traditional stone built cottage bang up to date. With velux windows in every room and raised ceilings the cottage has a bright and airy feel. The open plan sitting room /dining room /kitchen provides a spacious and flexible living space.
The kitchen is fully equipped with Bosch and AEG appliances and has everything you would need to prepare a quick snack or a romantic meal for two.
The cottage is detached and has a secluded and private setting with a well maintained garden to the front and rear. It is located a few hundred meters off a quiet B road near to the mouth of Glen Lyon. Please click to see its location on a map.
To take full advantage of its setting there are two separate seating areas one to the front of the cottage and one to the rear. These can be accessed by three sets of french doors. A large set to the front from the living area and two smaller sets to the rear from the kitchen area and bedroom.
In the evening when the sun goes down you can sit outside, listen to the owls and marvel at the stars.
Glorious scenery is available in every direction. Glen Lyon, one of Scotland’s natural treasures, is right on your doorstep. Take a scenic drive into the glen and you will not be disappointed. Be sure to stop for a light lunch at the Post Office and tearoom at the Bridge Of Balgie.
Highland Perthshire’s 2 highest Munroe, Schiehallion and Ben Lawers, are just a short drive away. If this is a bit too strenuous for you then a myriad of less adventurous walks are available locally, with the Birks at Aberfeldy being a particular favourite.
This is a fantastic area for cycling. The Caledonian Etapes, the UKs only closed road mass participation cycling event passes within a few hundred yards of the cottages. What better way to take in the scenery than to cycle through it?
White water rafting is available locally on the River Tay and sailing is available on Loch Tay. Fishing on the River Lyon can easily be arranged.
Golf is available locally at Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Killin and Strathtay.
It would be a shame to visit this area and not sample some of the local produce. So why not visit Dewars World of Whisky in Aberfeldy or the Edradour Distillery in Pitlochry.
Eating and Drinking
Over the last few years the Fortingall hotel has been building an award winning reputation for its dining and hospitality. At Kenmore, the Courtyard and the Kenmore Hotel are well worth a visit. If you are just looking for a lunch or a quiet coffee then House of Menzies on the road to Weem or the Watermill in Aberfeldy will not disappoint.
There are a number of castles locally which are open to visitors. The spectacular Blair Castle at Blair Athol is home to the Duke of Athol who is the only person in the UK allowed to have his own private army!! Castle Menzies near Weem is a more humble affair but is still well worth a visit. Near Kenmore, the Crannog, while certainly not a castle provides an insight into how iron age inhabitants of the local area lived.
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- May 26, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We stayed at the cottage for three nights, not long enough. This is a great find. very comfortable and warm in a very quiet setting. Fortingall is a beautiful area with plenty of amazing walks in the area. Also close to Aberfeldy and Kenmore. A most relaxing stay and we would definitely come again we enjoyed it so much.
Heaven now the country!
Total tranquility in an old home exterior with all the comforts and conveniences of this modern home. Each morning we were greeted by a pheasant couple that we named George and Gracie Burns since cottage is named Burn Cottage. The owners have thought of everything.
We explored the area with many walks and drives. It was wonderful to come home to this warm and welcoming home. Neighbors are wonderful and respect your privacy.. If you want tranquility in the Loch Tay area, this is the place for you!
Lovely secluded cottage in rural Perthshire
We stayed at burn cottage as a last minute New Year getaway, we only reserved the property the night before our arrival! Given it was New Year and the property was still available we we’re a little apprehensive but we had absolutely no reason to be! This cottage is a little gem, very well appointed and such a romantic quiet location, not overlooked by anyone. The bed is really comfortable, lovely fluffy towels were provided and the log burner was great! The water to the cottage is provided by a stream outside and can be a bit murky, one night after strong winds the water from the tap was quite dirty so I would recommend bottled water but that was no issue to us at all. Not much within walking distance but I would recommend Fortingall Hotel about 1 mile down the road, they serve great food and there is a small pub! Overall we loved our stay! Would highly recommend and we would definitely come back.
Lovely peaceful location
Been here in the spring, summer and autumn and never been disappointed. We even had a couple of deer in the garden in October.
Tranquil and cosy
Wonderful quiet location and very well equipped cottage. Very cosy at night with the wood burning stove.Lots of wildlife around, including deer, red squirrels and birds in the garden and surrounding woods. Glen Lyon just along the road was stunning with waterfalls and Autumn colours.The cottage felt safe and secure even with the remnants of hurricane Olivia whirling around outside! Was very sad to leave this wee gem of a cottage! Hope to return soon.
When can we visit again?
We absolutely loved our stay at Burn Cottage. The space was perfect for a couple, the rooms were spotless, and the kitchen with everything we needed to cook in at night. There is no way not to be charmed by the garden and outside area, which can be enjoyed in the privacy of the yard, secluded from the close neighbors. We also kept noticing how the amount of light in the cottage made it so enjoyable even in the rainy weather.
Needless to say, we will be looking for additional occasions to be in Perthshire and use Burn cottage as our "home base" for some quality hiking in the nearby glens.
Burn Cottage is within a two hour drive of both Edinburgh and Glasgow yet its located in some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer. Its remote enough to completely unwind yet easily accessible. You can fish, golf, walk, horse ride, raft or shoot if you want to be active or watch the wildlife and read if you want to relax. Inverness, St Andrews, Oban and the Isles are all within easy reach for day trips.