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Waterfall Cottage
Kenmore, Perthshire

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Waterfall Cottage sits high above Loch Tay in the grounds of Rock House, a couple of breathtaking miles west of the picturesque village of Kenmore, in the very heart of Highland Perthshire. It offers 5 star luxury self-catering accommodation for couples looking for that ultra-comfy romantic getaway for two. This is short-break heaven! There's no obligatory Saturday turnaround, so come for a romantic weekend or a mid-week break, or chill out and stay a little longer.

This is a magical place - all light, changing weather, ancient trees and huge views. Below, Loch Tay cuts its long furrow through the mountains. Across the water, Ben Lawers heaves itself up from the lochside. With over fifty gloriously secluded acres of private woodland, wild meadow and loch shore to explore, this is a rare place to dream, to be in love, to leave the rest of your life behind.

Highland Perthshire is currently known as Big Tree Country. It's true: you can see Europe's oldest tree at Fortingall, birthplace of Pontius Pilate (the tree's older), and the UK's tallest at the Hermitage, Dunkeld. There are some lovely private and public gardens to visit, and an endless list of other places of interest or beauty or both - try the Pass of Killiecrankie, for example, or the Scottish Crannog Centre, just down the road. In every direction there are walks and views to remember for the rest of your life.

Stay here for a week and you'll still only scratch the surface of all the things there are to do. But if all this activity is not for you, then you can make a picnic, saunter down to the loch, open up the "bathing hut", pull out a couple of deck chairs and just relax.

The owners of this luxury holiday cottage have another 5 star high quality cottage next door - making this an excellent place for a small group of friends wanting to holiday together. View Sky Cottage >>

  • Sleeps - 2
  • Bedroom - 1 (kingsized double/twin)
  • Bathroom - 1(bath and shower)
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Neff hob and oven
  • Log burning stove
  • Flat screen TV, DVD player and hi-fi with i-pod and data port
  • Plenty of books, magazines and games, and DVD movies to borrow
  • Underfloor heating
  • Decking
  • Antique French garden furniture, deck chairs and table
  • Pay as you go mobile phone provided
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Kenmore 2 miles, Aberfeldy 8 miles
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh airports - approx 2 hours' drive
  • Pitlochry and Dunkeld stations - approx 45 mins drive
  • Wide choice of restaurants and pubs in the surrounding area
  • Golf
  • Walking
  • Climbing - 5 Munros within 10 miles
  • Canoing, kayaking
  • Fishing, shooting, stalking
  • Castles and distilleries
  • Gardens
  • Scottish Crannog Centre
  • Short breaks available

Restaurants and Food:
Nearby there�s an interesting organic food shop at the quaintly named village of Dull, a farm food shop in Aberfeldy, and Castle Menzies Farm has a magnificent selection of new world wines. At Kenmore the little post office and store keeps all the basics and is open 7 days a week. In the immediate area there are restaurants at Ardeonaig, down the loch from Achianich, and at Weem and Fortingall, both near Aberfeldy.

Waterfall Cottage sits on the edge of the Achianich burn, the deck is just above the little waterfall. Although from the outside the timber walls and corrugated iron roof may make the cottage look traditional, this is no bothy - inside you'll be struck by the modern design and attention to detail to ensure your utmost comfort.

The cottage has a high-ceilinged, open-plan kitchen-living room with lots of glass and a log-burning stove, a north-facing bedroom with big airy mountain views, and a generous bathroom with bath and shower. The decoration is simple - fresh white sofas, mixed with striped ticking and checked fabrics, and vintage linen from Hungary. The day bed, with its carefully positioned window, is a wonderful spot to relax with a glass of wine and gaze across the loch to the mountains. There is a flat screen TV, DVD player and hi-fi with i-pod and data port. Plus plenty of books, magazines and games, and DVD movies. Outside on the deck there's antique French garden furniture, deck chairs and a table to sit at on a summer evening and watch the sun go down.

In the bedroom, the fabulously comfy twin beds can be cleverly zipped together to make a king size double. The fine linen is from the White Company (who shot a Christmas catalogue here) and they also supply the white waffle dressing gowns and toiletries. There is good cupboard space, a hair drier and alarm clock.

The bathroom is well stocked with White Company soap, shampoo and conditioner, shower gel and body lotion; a heated towel rail, shaver socket, plenty of loo rolls, a sewing kit and a box of all those useful things you forgot to pack. The kitchen is white and modern with deep work surfaces and soft close drawers. There's everything you'll need from Neff hob and oven, fridge and dishwasher to mini Magimix, even lobster picks and an oyster knife.

Waterfall Cottage is just two hours' driving from Glasgow airport, fractionally less from Edinburgh. There are railway stations at Pitlochry and Dunkeld, on the main Inverness line, both within about 45 minutes' driving. The city of Perth is one hour's drive to the south, Inverness two hours to the north.

From the A9 take the A827 to Aberfeldy. Through the town and continue west on the A827 for about 6 miles until you come down hill towards Loch Tay where the road takes a very sharp bend to the right. Do not turn right, but go straight across the junction onto the narrow road that's facing you. This is the South Loch Tay road and it follows the side of the loch due west. Follow the road for 2.2 miles until you are almost at the top of the hill. Turn right into the wide gateway which has a sign saying Rock House.

What's included:
The price includes a welcome pack, sheets and towels, electricity and logs. The welcome pack is a great way to get your holiday - and appetite - started and includes milk, butter, eggs, homemade bread, bottle of nice white wine and in the store cupboard, marmalade, tea instant and fresh ground coffee, sugar, plain flour, olive and sunflower oils, white wine vinegar, mustard, tomato ketchup, assorted herbs and spices, salt and pepper, loo rolls, kitchen roll, cling film and tin foil. There are also cleaning things, washing up liquid, firelighters and matches.

Cost and availability.
The accommodation is for two people only and is rented out all year. Weekend and mid week breaks are available with a minimum booking for 2 nights between November and the end of March.
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Waterfall Cottage, Rock House, Achianich, Kenmore Perthshire, PH15 2HU Scotland

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