Discover Historic Perthshire

Holiday Cottages in Scotland, by Veronica.

The latest holiday let to join WhichCottage.com is the Bothy. A new conversion of a small stone and timber barn set in the grounds of The Smithy, but completely private. Tombane is only five miles from Dunkeld on the Sma’ Glen road which is one of the old Wade roads. This is an ideal area to be based for easy access to Perth, Edinburgh and further north.

Historic Perthshire

Blair Castle, the  ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl is just a short drive from this holiday let. With the earliest known part of the present castle dates from 1269  and the history extending over some 740 years.  The castle is a must see for those visiting the heart of Highland Perthshire.

Another castle to visit in Perthshire is Castle Menzies, this 16th century castle is ancestral seat of the Clan Menzies. It is located a little to the west of the small village of Weem, near Aberfeldy very close to the cottage.

Dunkeld

Just 5 miles from the holiday cottage is Dunkeld with its cathedral set on the banks of the Tay and the wonderful shops and restaurants. For those keen walkers, there are many beautiful and vaired walks including the Hermitage and Rumbling Bridge Falls.

Bird Spotters

For keen twitchers, there is an abundance of local birdlife, including buzzards, oystercatchers and curlews.

Pitlochry Theatre

A short drive from the self catering cottage is the town of Pitlochry with the well know Pitlochry theatre which has outstanding productions throughout the year.

Family activities

This area of Perthshire provides endless activities for children and adults of all ages from fishing on the Tay to quad biking up the hill. There is also the Highland Safari park which is well worth a visit.

Summer Availability

As this is a new cottage on whichcottage, there is still some summer availability for self catering with short breaks also available. You might also want to consider other Perthshire holiday homes.

   

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