1 Lyons Cottage
This delightful cottage is situated in the heart of the village of Killin. Killin is perhaps one of the most picturesque villages in Scotland with the Falls of Dochart (the most photographed waterfall in Europe) within it and Loch Tay on its doorstep. The village is a vibrant place with hotels and various restaurants and takeaways to cater for most tastes. The area is well blessed in walks and mountain bike tracks and detailed maps can be found in the Killin Tourist Office. The old railway line is directly across the road from the cottage and can be followed down to the loch side.
Killin is well placed for the keen angler with both the Dochart and Loch Tay rivers passing through the village and Loch Tay itself near by. Permits are available in the local newsagent shop. The keen angler can also access Loch Earn just a short drive away. The hill walker or mountaineer can easily access Ben Lawyers on the north side of Loch Tay, and Ben Dorain and other well known hills and mountains a short drive away.
A full range of Outward Bound centres exist around Loch Tay and so there are great opportunities for visitors to get involved and take part in a wide variety of outdoor activities and watersports. Within Killin mountain bikes and kayaks can be hired.
- Sleeps - 5
- Bedroom - 2 (1 double, 1 small double plus single)
- Bathroom - 1 (bath and shower)
- Automatic washing machine
- TV, DVD, stereo available
- Woodburning stove
- Cot/high chair available
- Welcome pack on arrival
- Fully fenced front garden
- Patio with furniture and barbeque
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- 2 well behaved dogs allowed
- Short breaks available
- Callander - 15 miles
- Airports - Edinburgh approx 70 miles, Aberdeen 150 miles, Glasgow 80 miles
- Railway station - Crianlarich 15 miles
- Hotels/restaurants/shops in Killin
- Golf in village
- Bowling green/tennis courts in Killin
- Mountain bike/kayak hire available in village
- Hill walking, mountaineering, fishing
- Skiing - 20 miles
The area is principally geared to outdoor activities with some of Scotland's most attractive scenery literally outside the window. For the more intrepid explorer to the south is Stirling with its impressive castle and history whilst to the north is Glen Coe and Fort William both are easily reachable within the hour. Blair Drummond Safari Park, Balquidder glen and the Trossachs are all within an easy hour's drive. Skiing is available in Glen Coe with two ski resorts available within the hour, both tend to retain snow cover better than any of the others available in Scotland.
The 150 year old cottage benefits from being fully double glazed and has electric central heating. In addition a wood burning stove is available in the sitting room. The property has been modernised with a new fitted kitchen and bathroom suite installed but still retains its original charm. The property is on two floors.
The ground floor comprises a living room/diner. The living room is equipped with flatscreen TV and DVD player. A music system with radio/CD is provided. Some children's games are also available. There are two sofas to relax on as well as a nest of tables.
The dining area has a pine table and four chairs. Also on the ground floor is the kitchen which is well equipped with electric cooker, fridge, toaster, kettle, microwave oven and an automatic washing machine. A breakfast bar is incorporated in the design and there are a couple of stools.
On the first floor is the bathroom with a newly installed shower bath with electric shower. Towels are provided (2 per person/week). The master bedroom has a full sized pine double bed, a pine wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. Linen and bed sheets are supplied fresh and fitted prior to guests' arrival. The second bedroom is equipped with a 3/4 sized double bed and a further single berth. There is a bedside cabinet with lamp and a chest of drawers for storage.
Outside, a handy outbuilding provides secure storage for mountain bikes or outdoor equipment. There is a fully fenced garden to the front, a garden is available at the rear with small patio area complete with garden furniture and barbecue. There is off road parking available for 2 cars.
Travelling from Glasgow take the M90 to Stirling then take the A84 for Crainlarich, passing through Callender. Keep on the A84 past Strathyre and at Lochearnhead take the A85. After approximately 5 miles, you'll come to a sign for Killin. Head into Killin, down past the falls of Dochart and into the High Street. Turn right after the laundrette. Follow the road 100 yards to the junction. Turn left and Lyons Cottage is the fifth cottage on your left.
Travelling from Edinburgh take the M9 to Stirling then take the A84 for Crainlarich passing through Callander. Follow directions as above.
Travelling from Inverness take the A9 to Perth and follow the signs for Crainlarich and Crieff on the A85, then follow the sign posts to Killin. Follow directions as above.
By Rail: The nearest station is Crainlarich 15 miles away. The train leaves Glasgow, Queen Street taking approximately two hours on the Fort William line.
All heating and electricity are included. Bed linen towels and tea towels are provided. There is secure storage for mountain bikes and outdoor equipment.
Cost and availability.
The property is rented out all year and weeks run from a Saturday to Saturday. Check out by 12.00 midday and entry from 15.00hrs onwards.
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1 Lyons Cottage, Station Road, Killin, FK21 8TG Scotland