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The Cottage at Loch Tay

Scotland: Perthshire: Acharn, Loch Tay

Situated on the South bank of Loch Tay amid the beautiful scenery of the UK's 10th highest mountain and the 6th biggest loch. Beauty, tranquillity, activity – its all here.

Located in the quiet rural hamlet of Acharn, in beautiful Highland Perthshire, "The Cottage At Loch Tay" is just two minutes walk through a private forest, to a tranquil lochside beach. With stunning loch, mountain and forest views, this is one of Scotland's prime locations for those wishing to get away from it all, whilst still having access to an abundance of activities for all the family. The cottage is located almost in the exact centre of Scotland, making it the ideal location to explore further afield.Sleeping 4/6. The Cottage At Loch Tay is superbly equipped to make your family stay luxurious, providing a level of equipment and extras not commonly seen in self catering accommodation. Personalised visitor information for the local area is well laid out, to ensure you can take full advantage of your stay, detailing everything from boat hire to recommended local restaurants and shops. Young children and pets are welcome. Loch Tay is the sixth largest loch in Scotland and is over 150 metres deep at its deepest. It is approximately 14 miles long and over a mile wide. Ben Lawers, the UKs 10th highest mountain at 1214m, proudly emerges from the waters of the loch to provide a dramatic backdrop. Loch Tay feeds the River Tay, the longest river in Scotland, and one of the best salmon fishing rivers in Europe. Kenmore, a small unspoilt village at the head of Loch Tay, boasts the oldest inn in Scotland, The Kenmore Hotel, which dates back to 1572. Every imaginable watersport from scuba diving to parascending is available on the loch, whilst the mountains are home to hikers, gorge walkers, field sports fanatics, mountaineers and wildlife enthusiasts. Cyclists and horse riders can saddle up in the local area and there are two golf courses (one 9 and one 18 hole) within 5 minutes drive. Dewars distillery in Aberfeldy will delight the whisky connoisseur, whilst younger visitors will find the local wildlife parks more to their taste. The area is packed full of activities, so whatever the weather, there is always something new to see and do nearby.

Garden / Grounds:
Outside, the fully enclosed garden looks out onto dramatic forested hills. A patio area with garden furniture provides a peaceful retreat after a busy day. A lockable shed contains a mountain bike and inflatable boat for guest use.

Views, wildlife and local environment:
Just 2 minutes walk from the cottage is a private beach, with unobstructed views over Loch Tay, to the Ben Lawers range. The forest, which leads to the beach, is home to the red squirrel and pine marten. Ospreys can often be seen from here, diving for, and catching fish. Kenmore, a beautifully unspoiled village, is 15 minutes walk away.

Site Details

This is a Cottage.
This is a single unit.

Sleeping arrangements (this unit only)

Sleeps: 7 (6 adults and children, 1 baby)
Bedrooms: 2 (0 single, 0 double, 0 twin or bunk beds, 2 other)
'Other' bedrooms are family rooms with 3 or more bed spaces or sofa/z beds in living room.
Cots: Included
Electric blankets provided: No
Bed Linen provided: No
Cot linen provided: No


Baths: 1
Showers over baths: 1
Cubicle showers: 0
Jacuzzies: 0
Toilets: 1

Kitchen & Utility

Fridge-freezer: Yes
Freezer: No
Microwave: Yes
Aga: No
Gas hob rings: None
Electric hob rings: 4
Dishwasher: Yes
Washer/dryer: Yes
Tumble dryer: No


TVs: 1
Freeview / Satellite / Digital / Cable: No
Video (VCR): Yes
DVD player: Yes
HiFi or similar unit: Yes
Free phone in house: No
Pay phone in house: No
Phonebox: Yes, 20 metres
Central heating: Storage & Convector Units
Open fires/stoves etc.: 1
Storage heating: Yes
Other heating: No
High chairs: Yes, Included
Baby sitting available: No
Local caretaker: On site
Parking at site: Yes
Nearest parking: 3 metres
Fuel provided: Yes, Replenish existing stock
Electricity: Yes, Included
Patio: Yes
Garden furniture: Table & Chairs, Parasol, Occasional Table & Gas BBQ
BBQ: Yes

Availability and Tariff

Please view the booking terms and then book or enquire
from the availability and tariff chart


Allow dogs: By arrangement
Allow other small pets: By arrangement
Allow children: Yes
Allow babies: Yes
Allow smoking: No
Suitable for disabled: No

Special features

Boat: Yes, Included
Unique artwork & objects d'art
High quality furniture and fittings throughout
Superbly equipped modern kitchen
Wide range of maps, guides and local interest books
Wide range of extras including picnic set and powered coolbox


Distance to coast: 58 miles
Distance to golf: 1 mile
Distance to sailing: 1 mile
Distance to pub: 1 mile
Distance to restaurant: 1 mile
Distance to takeaway: 7 miles
Distance to shops: 1 mile
Nearest town / village etc.: Kenmore/Aberfeldy, 1 mile
National park: Loch Lomand & The Trossachs
Nature reserve: Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
Sports facilities:
Boat & mountain bike hire, 1 mile, visit website
Remony Estate - Shooting, Stalking, Fishing, less than a mile, visit website
Kenmore Golf Course, 1 mile, visit website
Taymouth Castle Golf Course, 2 miles, visit website
Horse Riding, Trekking, 2 miles, visit website
Tourist attractions:
The Falls of Acharn, less than a mile, visit website
The Scottish Crannog Centre, less than a mile, visit website
Castle Menzies, 4 miles, visit website
Dewars World of Whisky, 7 miles, visit website
Blair Castle, 27 miles, visit website

How to Get There

Route planner: The AA route planner
Map of location: Google map
Property postcode: PH15 2HT
Nearest railway station: Pitlochry, 22 miles
Nearest bus / coach station: Aberfeldy, 7 miles
Nearest airport: Edinburgh/Glasgow, 79 miles
Nearest ferry terminal: Rosyth, 75 miles

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Property owner: Mr Tony Sykes
Owners phone (daytime): 01302 820158
Owners phone (evening): 01302 820158
Owners phone (mobile): 07930 325340
Owners address: The Barn, 25 Almholme lane, Arksey, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Owners postcode: DN5 0TL
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Change-over day: Saturday
Short breaks: By arrangement
Season: Open all year
Arrival time: 16:00
Departure time: 12:00
We accept credit card payments

Property Reference Number: 361     Details updated: 17th September, 2009

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