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The Byre, Fortingall Steadings
Fortingall, Aberfeldy

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The charming Arts and Crafts village of Fortingall lies at the foot of Glen Lyon, Scotland’s longest, and arguably most beautiful, glen. With its mixture of deciduous and coniferous woodland, the area is a haven for a wide variety of wildlife, and the colours during autumn in particular are spectacular. The river Lyon runs nearby, merging into the famous silvery Tay, and trout and salmon fishing is available on both rivers. The local Lawers range, nearby Schiehallion and Glen Lyon offer Munros with a variety of walking ranging from the challenging to the gentle stroll.

Fortingall is home to a 5,000 year-old yew tree, along with standing stones and cup-marked stones reflecting its ancient heritage. These sit comfortably with its Victorian architecture in a location that is as tranquil as it is beautiful. The award-winning four star Fortingall Hotel next door offers an excellent complement to your self-catering holiday.

Fortingall is off the beaten track, yet lies only eight miles from Aberfeldy, a bustling small town with all necessary amenities including grocery shops, delicatessen, butcher, banks, Post Office, garage, and book, gift and art shops. There is also a leisure centre with a 25m indoor swimming pool, Aberfeldy Golf Course, plus a pitch and putt course. Kenmore is six miles at the head of Loch Tay and is home to a small post office shop, gift shop and delicatessen, hotel and restaurant as well as two golf courses.

This part of Perthshire has a wealth of outdoor activities. Loch Tay is two miles away and, along with its river, hosts numerous water activities including loch cruises, sailing, kayaking and canoeing, canyoning and white water rafting. Wildlife safaris, golfing, pony trekking, clay pigeon shooting, deer stalking, pheasant and partridge shooting, paintballing, gold panning and quad biking are just a few of the activities on offer, and the vicinity is also great for cycling.

  • Sleeps - 6 + cot
  • Bedrooms - 3 (1 king, 2 twins)
  • Bathrooms - 2 (1 bath and shower, 1 ensuite)
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Flat screen TV, Satellite, DVD player & selection of DVDs
  • Wood burning stove
  • Travel cot and booster seat
  • Private garden with patio plus shared lawn
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbeque with tools
  • Category 3 disabled accommodation, single storey, ramp to front door
  • Sorry, strictly No Smoking
  • Aberfeldy - 8 miles
  • Airports - Edinburgh 80 miles, Glasgow 76 miles
  • Station - Pitlochry, 22 miles
  • Pubs/restaurants - next door to award-winning 4 star Fortingall Hotel
  • Golf - Taymouth Castle 6 miles, Kenmore 6 miles, Aberfeldy 8 miles, Strathtay 10 miles, Killin 14 miles
  • Watersports - 7 miles (Kenmore), 8 miles (Aberfeldy), 12 miles (Grandtully)
  • Highland Safaris - 5 miles
  • Clay pigeon shooting - 4 miles
  • Paintballing - 4 miles
  • Fishing/stalking/shooting
  • Short breaks during off peak seasons
  • Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome

Other attractions include; Europe's oldest living tree – the famous 5,000 year old Fortingall Yew – less than 50 metres from the front door! Arts and Crafts village of Fortingall with thatched cottages. Iron Age Crannog – reconstructed reed house on Loch Tay - 7 miles, Dewars World of Whisky (distillery)– Aberfeldy 8 miles, Castle Menzies – 7 miles, Dunkeld – 22 miles.

Accommodation:
A former cattle byre, The Byre has been developed and furnished to an extremely high level of comfort, while retaining original features such as exposed beams. Its open-plan living area and three spacious bedrooms offer ideal Scottish holiday accommodation for up to six guests. On a single level, The Byre is ideal for guests with limited mobility or for families with small children. There is one double bedroom with king-size bed and luxury en-suite bathroom, plus two twin bedrooms and an additional bathroom with bath and shower facilities. The living area has cosy leather seating, a wood burning stove and flat screen digital TV (satellite) and DVD player.

The kitchen is fully equipped including oven, hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave oven along with all essential accessories. There is a travel cot and booster high chair for children, as well as a selection of games and toys, DVDs, books, maps and local information. French windows open out onto a patio and small private garden, furnished with seating, a table and barbeque, which in turn leads into a further shared lawn area, backing onto deciduous woodland.

Directions to The Byre:-
From the main Scottish arterial route, the A9, take the A827 heading west towards Aberfeldy (exit is located at Ballinluig, 8 miles north of Dunkeld and 5 miles south of Pitlochry). On reaching Aberfeldy, drive through the town to a cross-roads with traffic lights. Turn right onto the B846 towards Kinloch Rannoch and Tummel Bridge. After five miles you will reach a left hand turning at Coshieville, signposted towards Fortingall and Fearnan. Turn left and Fortingall is 3 miles with the hotel on your right, just past the church.

From the west take the A85 to Killin and follow Loch Tay on the north side for 10 miles on the A827 to Fearnan. In Fearnan take a left turn signposted Fortingall and follow this for approximately 2 miles to Fortingall village. Drive through the village and the hotel is on your left, just before the church.

The steadings are set to the right of the hotel, Private car parking is within the furthest slot inside the courtyard. The Byre is at the back on the right.

What's included:
Logs for the wood burning stove are included in the price. Bed linen and towels are provided. Electricity is charged on meter readings and pets (up to a maximum of 2) are charged at £20 each.

Cost and availability.
Change over day is a Friday with check in after 4pm and check out by 10.30am.
A second week has a discount of 15% and there may be some discounts for late availability.
To book this secluded holiday cottage in Glen Lyon, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.

The Byre, 1 Fortingall Steadings, Fortingall, Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2LT Scotland

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