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Luxury Self Catering accommodation in the Highland Perthshire

Scottish Tourist Board

Smiddy Cottage is a delightful stone built cottage nestling in the beautiful Highland Perthshire countryside

A former working smiddy, dating back over 100 years. The four star property has recently been refurbished and offers spacious, comfortable and luxury accommodation for up to two people. A delightful place to stay to either relax or explore the countryside

The perfect rural base to explore Perthshire

Pitlochry is just 7 miles away and boasts a great number of shops, cafes and restaurants. Pitlochry is also home to the Festival Theatre, offering a number of plays and concerts throughout the season.

 

About Smiddy Cottage.

A former working Smiddy famous for the making of the Cameron plough. The plough was exhibited in Edinburgh in 1886 and won a number of gold medals. The plough can be seen in the garden of the cottage.

Smiddy Cottage is a self-contained   'home from home' wing of the main house in Tullimet near Pitlochy, a beautiful setting within the Perthshire hills. The cottage is south facing and has the benefit of views of the countryside.

Entry into the cottage has three steps and there after the accommodation is on one level. The cottage accommodates 2 people and is entirely private with glorious views of the surrounding countryside.

Ideal for guests wishing for a quiet break to relax and unwind, there are many walks around the local area, and for the more energetic guests you can venture up the hills to some of the lochs.

Just 10 minutes’ drive takes you to the tourist town of Pitlochry; Dunkeld, Blair Atholl, Aberfeldy and Perth are all within a half hours drive making Smiddy cottage a perfect base for exploring Perthshire.

I have taken over the running of the business from my parent's who have run it as a holiday let for the past ten years with great success and many returning guests.  The cottage had renovations completed in 2017 which took longer than expected but it was well worth the wait as our guests have said many times.

What does our cottage have to offer you? 

The large size of the cottage is often commented by our guests.

The entrance of  Smiddy Cottage is through the  french doors into the  large spacious living area which gives our guests a welcoming, warm and luxurious first and not last impression of the property.  After a day of exploring the countryside that Highland Perthshire can offer, relax on the  large comfortable three seater couch while watching the freesat television or watching a DVD or sit on the reclining chair while reading a book, on your tablet with the full use of WIFI or sit back and enjoy the countryside around the cottage from the comfort of the cottage.    There is also a comfortable dining area, which is perfect for romantic meals together.   There is also a  spacious fully fitted kitchen with intergraded appliances, fridge, four drawer freezer, hob/oven, microwave, dishwasher plus all crockery requirements so as you can show off your culinary expertise.   For less formal dining you can sit at the breakfast bar to have your meals.  

Heading into the hall way you will find ample space to leave those muddy boots and jackets after your day of exploring the countryside plus a washing machine.  The tiled floor leads smoothly to the new shower room with underfloor heating.  The bathroom has fitted units that house the sink, WC and ample storage space.  The shower has a double outlet shower which is an  overhead shower head and a hand held spray head.    

In the bedroom you are met with a  super  king size bed (zip and link bed) that can be a twin on request with an amazing large unique headboard. The bedroom has double aspect windows to the back and front of the property where you will be able to see sheep and lambs in the spring time.  The room has the added bonus of blinds and curtains to keep the room dark at night as many people prefer this for a good nights sleep.  An added addition to the room is it's  high vaulted ceiling which gives it a character of it's own.     Large built in mirrored wardrobe door with the Rennie McIntosh design on them to give you  ample hanging and drawer space.

We also welcome one well behaved pet to stay.  Your pet will also get a welcome pack at Smiddy Cottage.  

The price includes all electricity, heating, wi-fi, linen & towel sets. Welcome pack consists of tea, coffee, home baking and a pint of milk for guests staying a week. 

Fire safety checks are carried out on a regular basis and documented
The central heating boiler is yearly checked and has an up to date certificate.
Non smoking property

Guest access

The entire cottage is for the sole use of guests. Ample parking space outside and outdoor seating. Guests are welcome to enjoy the gardens. Which has table and chairs and outdoor dining facilities.  We operate a key safe system to ensure that guests can safely arrive and leave the property however we are only a phone call away if you require anything.  

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Things to Do

Blair Castle

Blair Castle

Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. The castle enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire. Visit the castle and enjoy a tour of 30 rooms and the collections they contain.

Bruar

House of Bruar

A fabulous shopping experience for everyone. The House of Bruar has a wonderful food hall, an extensive range of clothing and a lovely restraunt.

Things to do

The Hermitage Dunkeld

The Hermitage (Officially the Hermitage pleasure ground), at Dunkeld was created by John Murray the 3rd Duke of Atholl, in the mid to late 18th century as part of his home, Dunkeld House – to heighten his guests experience thrill and shear enjoyment as they walked to view the falls.

Ossian’s Hall, Hermitage Bridge and Ossian”s Cave were all added as “part of the 3rd Duke’s scheme to heighten the visitor’s thrill and imbue the area with a mystical history.”

The Hermitage is open all year round, it is run by the National Trust for Scotland. It is located just off the A9 after the Dunkeld going north turning on the left, where there are two large car parks (a £2 per car parking fee helps maintain the grounds) and the falls, Ossian’s Hall, Hermitage Bridge are about 1km away walking through some magnificent Douglass Fir trees, some of the tallest trees in Britain.

Wheel Chair users are accommodated for along a special route and there are a number of excellent way marked trails for those who wish to walk or cycle in the area. The Hermitage at Dunkeld is highly recommended.

Geocaching

Geocaching

Have you ever tried geocaching? What a fabulous way to see the local area. Click above to find out more about the exciting activity that is so much fun for all. Enjoy

Walks

North Perthshire Walks

Pitlochry is one of the most popular resorts in the Highlands and has been for over 150 years, a handsome stone-built town known for its theatre and fish-ladder. It is the gateway to an area of fine Perthshire Highland scenery; the glens here are fertile, the mountains beckoning and the rivers magnificient. To the north is Blair Atholl at the foot of Glen Tilt, one of the most beautiful glens in all Scotland and accessible only on foot. Blair Atholl is the northern end of Perthshire; further north is the bleak Drumochter Pass. Heading west is Loch Rannoch, presided over by mighty Schiehallion, one of the most popular Munros; this region also acts as a gateway to the wilds of Rannoch Moor...

Golf

Pitlochry Golf Course

Pitlochry Golf provides the perfect blend of exhilarating golf and pure relaxation. Wonderfully set in the gateway to the Highlands it offers an exceptional course that will test every element of your game.

Try your hand on our 18 hole par 69 course with its awe-inspiring views and undulating greens. The course is open to all – members, visitors and groups and offers enjoyable play for the average player and challenges the advanced. The 5700 yard course boasts manicured greens and tree-lined fairways with a majestic mountainous backdrop whilst the Clubhouse and Pro Shop offer great service and amenity.

Established in 1909 The Pitlochry Golf Club provides members with competitive and social golf all year round, priding themselves in having the balance of competitiveness and fun just about right, Pitlochry is the perfect place to enjoy all the benefits of golf club membership.

Crannog

Crannog Centre

A crannog is a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland dating from 2,500 years ago.

Many crannogs were built out in the water as defensive homesteads and represented symbols of power and wealth. The Scottish Crannog Centre features a unique reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling, built by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (STUA), registered charity no. SCO18418.

This authentic recreation is based on the excavation evidence from the 2,500 year old site of ‘Oakbank Crannog’, one of the 18 crannogs preserved in Loch Tay, Scotland. The STUA continues to explore other underwater sites in Loch Tay and further afield, regularly adding new discoveries to its award-winning centre at Kenmore, Perthshire.

Theatre

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

The ‘Theatre in the Hills’ has an international reputation for the high quality and scale of its productions, drawing over 100,000 visitors every year to enjoy a unique repertoire which allows visitors to see a different show every night of the week – two on matinée days! Perfectly capsulated in the slogan ‘stay 6 days and see 6 plays’.

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Smiddy Cottage
Tulliemet, Ballinluig, Pitlochry 
PH9 0PA 

Call us on: 07766660349
Email: info@selfcateringfor2.co.uk
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Latitude: 56.645 | Longitude: -3.620

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