Sky Cottage sits in the grounds of Rock House, up a secluded single track road only 2 miles west of the charming village of Kenmore. Right in the very heart of highland Perthshire, this 5 star self catering cottage offers exceptionally comfy accommodation for couples looking for a special treat. This is the ideal place for a romantic weekend break, a honeymoon, a mid week getaway or a longer stay and the opportunity to really chill out.
With views down Loch Tay to Kenmore, the cottage has an enviable position. It is set amidst 50 acres of private woodland and wild meadow with frontage onto the loch. The light is fantastic and the ever changing weather against the ancient trees and huge open views creates an atmosphere perfect for romance. This is a special place to get away from it all and have a chance to relax and dream a little.
Perthshire is a great foodie destination! Nearby there's an interesting organic food shop at the quaintly named village of Dull, a farm food shop in Aberfeldy, and House of Menzies 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, a few miles down the loch, and at Weem and Fortingall, both near Aberfeldy. There are Farmers' Markets in Aberfeldy (May-Oct), Perth (year round) and a Country Market at Logierait (April-Oct) all selling fabulous local produce.
Highland Perthshire is a wonderful place to visit: lochs, forests and mountains, castles, history and whisky, walking, fishing and golf. The surrounding area is rich in ancient history, natural heritage and folklore. Visit the yew in the church yard at Fortingall believed to be Europe's oldest tree or find out more about ancient settlers at the Scottish Crannog Centre. Explore some of the beautiful gardens both private and public. Perthshire has activities and attractions to suit every taste and a week is not long enough to sample them all. But if all you want is some peace and quiet and relaxation, then all you need to do is stroll down to the loch, pull out a couple of deckchairs from the 'bathing hut' and let your cares slip away. Scotland is a perfect destination for a honeymoon or a romantic break and this luxury accommodation is idyllic.
- Sleeps - 2 people
- Bedroom - 1 (king size double)
- Bathroom - spacious walk-in double shower/ steam room
- Washing machine
- Neff hob and oven
- Log burning stove
- Flat screen TV, DVD player and
hi-fi with i-pod and data port
- Study area with desk
- Plenty of books, magazines and games, and DVD movies
- Underfloor heating
- Pay as you go mobile for guest use
- Short breaks available
- 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 nearby
- Golf and walking
- Climbing - 5 Munros within 10 miles
- Canoeing, kayaking
- Fishing, shooting, stalking
- Castles, distilleries and gardens
- Scottish Crannog Centre
Sky Cottage has a Provençal feel, with painted furniture and soft colours, offset by big contemporary screen prints, abstract canvases, and a collection of black-and-white photographs from the 1960s.
Upstairs, the charming double bedroom faces south and has carefully positioned windows so you can lie in bed and watch the sun rise over Loch Tay. The fabulously comfy king size bed has fine linen sheets from The White Company (who shot a Christmas catalogue here) accompanied by their waffle dressing gowns and luxurious toiletries. The bedroom has good storage space, a hair drier and an alarm clock. There's a spacious bathroom with under-floor heating and a walk-in steam room and shower, where you can sit with a good friend and enjoy a glass of bubbly after bagging another Munro or swimming in the loch. The bathroom is supplied with The White Company soap, shampoo and conditioner, shower gel and body lotion: there are plenty of loo rolls and a heated towel rail, shaver socket and even a sewing kit.
The living room has a log burning stove, comfortable sofa and chairs, cushions and throws. 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 to borrow from Rock House. 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. The cottage is also equipped with a Hoover, a washing machine, airing cupboard and drying rack, ironing board and iron.
Sky Cottage is just two hours' driving from Glasgow airport and 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.
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.
To book this 5 star romantic holiday cottage in Perthshire, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
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Sky Cottage, Achianich, Kenmore Perthshire, PH15 2HU Scotland